What Companies Expect from DevOps
The majority of IT professionals at organizations that have adopted DevOps are happy with the results, according to a recent survey from KMS Technology. Most of these companies, in fact, indicate that their DevOps initiatives have satisfied goals, which include the need to boost time-to-production for new software. Survey respondents also hope that DevOps will result in greater collaboration between IT and lines of business. To ensure success, they recommend clearly articulating goals and plans, while gaining management support. It's also key to overcome challenges in the form of limited skillsets and knowledge about DevOps among internal tech staff members. "DevOps offers an opportunity for IT organizations to improve communication and collaboration with lines of business, and the ability to automate various software development processes," said Josh Lieberman, president of KMS Technology. "But a smooth transition depends on the support of senior management, the experience of in-house staff, working with the right external partner as needed, thoughtful tool selection and sufficient training. DevOps deployments also should not be rushed or underfunded." More than 200 IT pros at companies that have adopted DevOps took part in the research. For more about the survey, click here.