Forbes – Aruna Ravichandran – 7/26/17
[Ed. note: Author Aruna Ravichandran is the VP of Product Marketing for CA Technologies]
If you have been in the business of technology for any amount of time, you know that whenever there is a promising technology trend, companies are eager to exploit it for their own gain. This is not as cynical as it first may sound. Of course, when a new trend arises, it only makes sense to develop products and business plans that align with the shifting market.
In recent times, cloud computing and DevOps have each benefited from being the subject of numerous market research projects. In the DevOps realm, the 2017 State of DevOps Report (published by DORA and Puppet Labs) findings included the benefits high-performing DevOps organizations see, the value of automation, and the fact that DevOps is not limited to any one industry or organizational construct.
Other research, such as that conducted by Coleman Parkes (commissioned by CA Technologies), showed the value that comes from combining agile software development methodologies with DevOps. For the record, those companies that combined the two showed a 41% increase in operational efficiency and a 63% better chance at bringing in new business.