In today’s application economy, customer engagement, workforce management and partner engagement can all be transformed by digital initiatives. A major study conducted by Freeform Dynamics and commissioned by CA Technologies reveals that 62 percent of UK organisations agree that digital initiatives are making a major contribution to opening new routes to market and being able to quickly on opportunities.
One broadly recognised means of delivering this digital transformation is the DevOps methodology. DevOps is a contraction of ‘developers’ and ‘operations’. Its goal is to help both sides work collaboratively to reduce friction and increase velocity.
However, only 34 percent of UK organisations have broadly implemented DevOps so far.
In addition, even amongst those who are embracing DevOps, many are struggling to demonstrate best practice. Their approach may weaken a digital transformation strategy and see them quickly overtaken by competitors adopting DevOps best practices.
This is precisely what the study is telling us. It highlights the essential attributes for DevOps success, grouped in three main areas in a ‘jigsaw’ of enablers: the need for a business-led approach, skilled and collaborative IT resources and the adoption of key controls. European organisations fall short in all these areas.