TECH BUYER Sep 2021 - Tech Buyer Presentation - Doc # US48217521

Scaling DevOps in the Future Enterprise: Future Enterprise Planning Guide

By: Meredith WhalenChief Research Officer, IDC, Jim MercerResearch Director, DevOps & DevSecOps, Serge FindlingVice President of Research, Digital Transformation, Martha RoundsResearch Director

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This IDC Tech Buyer Presentation is part of IDC's Future Enterprise Planning Guide series. Each module delivers key overviews, targeted advice, and peer insights to guide users through key parts of the digital transformation (DX) process.

Scaling and Automating DevOps Practices Is Vital to Continued Competitiveness

In the modern digital ecosystem, digital end-user expectations are propelling organizations to deliver faster software updates, using DevOps development practices. Almost all enterprise organizations are now using or planning to adopt DevOps. However, many of these efforts remain at a pilot stage. Scaling and automating DevOps practices is vital to continued competitiveness in the recovery. Teams practicing accelerated application delivery and DevOps were in a better position to use software innovation and agility to impact their organization's response to the pandemic. Digital resiliency is a central tenet of the future enterprise — IDC's vision for the end state of DX.

Aim for Culture Change and Focus on Delivering Business Value

IDC believes that DevOps is a vital piece of the digital innovation supply chain, encompassing methodology, processes, and enabling technologies. Expanding DevOps requires cultural changes, a proper foundation, and support from the top. "Executive sponsorship and leadership buy-in are critical to build mutual trust among teams and break down traditional organizational silos," explains Jim Mercer, research director, DevOps and DevSecOps at IDC. "Also key to scaling DevOps is using automation and integrated testing to overcome the manual processes acting as bottlenecks to DevOps delivery. Automation reduces errors, speeds release frequency, and increases reliability and quality."


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