The age of cascade development and long drawn out software projects is in decline. Businesses have a need for continuous delivery of new functions, and this requires a far more streamlined approach from IT.
Systems of engagement and systems of record need to be abstracted; approaches need to change. Automating functional release in a secure and manageable manner enables IT to better facilitate rapidly changing business process needs. This requires robust tools to work alongside development, test and operational resources.
This report from Quocirca covers the following:
- Problem with applications
- Rise of the DevOps movement
- Two main aspects of an IT system: "system of record" and "systems of engagement
- Release automation cycle