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Mar 2018 - IDC Survey Spotlight - Doc # AP43589418

Asia/Pacific Organizations, Particularly Those in Mature Countries, Are Advancing in Their Use of Agile Software Practices

By: Linus LaiAssociate Vice President


This IDC Survey Spotlight highlights the state of adoption of various technology and software development frameworks in Asia/Pacific excluding Japan (APEJ).

The survey results are tabulated from IDC's 2017 Asia/Pacific Software Survey, in which more than 910 CIOs and line-of-business (LOB) decision markers in APEJ have responded to provide pertinent business and IT insights into the priorities, preferences, and challenges faced by end-user organizations when considering or undertaking software-related initiatives, including big data and business analytics (e.g., business intelligence, embedded analytics, data warehouse, and advanced analytics), enterprise applications (e.g., enterprise resource planning [ERP], customer relationship management [CRM], talent management, customer experience, and enterprise mobility), and application development and deployment-related technologies and practices (e.g., open source software, DevOps, application containerization, and microservices) both on-premise and on cloud.

The survey question was "Does your organization use or have plans to deploy the following frameworks or technologies?":

  • Agile software development (e.g. Scrum, lean, Kanban, extreme programming, rapid application development) practices
  • Continuous integration, continuous delivery/deployment (CI/CD), and DevOps practices
  • Microservices
  • Application containerization (Docker, Kubernetes, and Rocket)
  • Application programming interface (API) release and life-cycle management


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