Why Enterprises Are Embracing DevOps
The vast majority of organizations have already implemented DevOps or are planning to do so in the near future, according to a recent survey conducted by Vanson Bourne for CA Technologies. The accompanying report, "DevOps: The Worst-Kept Secret to Winning in the Application Economy," reveals that this software development method—which fuses the words development and operations—is credited with increasing collaboration among departments globally by 21 percent, while reducing the time spent fixing and maintaining applications by 18 percent. Other improvements include faster time to market, as well as greater customer adoption of a company's software and services. "The argument against DevOps is over," says Andi Mann, vice president, CA Technologies. "Global business and IT leaders understand that they need transformational strategies to meet increasing customer demand and win the competition." To take full advantage, however, IT departments will have to address concerns about security and compliance, while overcoming organizational complexities and staff resistance. A total of 1,425 global senior IT and business leaders took part in the research.