JAKARTA, 10 May 2017 – Results from a new CA Technologies (NASDAQ: CA) global study on agile and DevOps practices and their business impact have revealed that 57 percent of Indonesian firms have achieved advanced DevOps maturity, compared to the Asia Pacific and Japan (APJ) average of 38 percent. Indonesia’s advanced DevOps adoption also surpasses developed markets in the region, including Australia (47 percent), Hong Kong (33 percent), Singapore (27 percent) and Japan (24 percent).
However, firms in Indonesia are falling behind in agile maturity, with only 22 percent of organizations in the country having scaled agile beyond development – one of the lowest in APJ. Furthermore, compared to other markets in the region, Indonesia had the most number of organizations who have not implemented agile methodologies at all.
Businesses in Indonesia surveyed cited tools integration, lack of skills and in-house knowledge, and budget constraints as the top obstacles preventing them from fully leveraging agile development and methodologies.
Interestingly, although advanced agile implementation rates may be low, a high number of organizations across Indonesia (91 percent) agree that agile and DevOps are critical to successful digital transformation strategies. In fact, those in Indonesia who had implemented agile, DevOps, or both, reported strong improvements of 50 percent and upwards in multiple areas including employee productivity, quality of app and process development, new business growth, IT-related costs and more.
“It’s clear that digital transformation is a stark reality that needs to be taken to task by every business for future readiness,” said Nick Lim, vice president, ASEAN and Greater China, CA Technologies. “Our research has shown that organizations are very much aware of the fact that they have to be ‘built to change’ – meaning agile enough to adapt to changing market environments if they were to win in today’s application economy.”
The study, Accelerating Velocity and Customer Value with Agile and DevOps, polled 1,770 senior business and IT executives worldwide, with 799 from across APJ, about their attitudes toward agile and DevOps practices and the impact they see it having on their business.
With the study showing a direct correlation between technology and tools to real business benefits, APJ organizations stand much to gain from broadly implementing agile and DevOps – particularly if they went a step further to combine them by adding DevOps to an agile environment.