Over the past 10 years, large enterprises have become software companies, often employing more software engineers than some of the largest pure-play software vendors. Software development and delivery has become critical for business success.
As consumers spend less and less time physically interacting with chosen brands, these large enterprises are competing to deliver more value and a higher level of service through their web sites and mobile applications. In addition, producing software to operate Global 2000 companies has become a staggering annual expense. The pressure to find efficiency and reduce costs has never been greater. Ambitious IT teams are increasingly turning to DevOps as the solution to deliver applications faster with more value and at considerably less cost.
By using enterprise DevOps strategies, companies successfully drive the cultural and process changes required to control, standardize and automate software delivery. However, it’s the combination of practices and tools that allow organizations to achieve enterprise DevOps and optimize the value of their entire software pipeline at scale.
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As enterprise DevOps becomes increasingly mainstream across the Global 2000 in the year ahead, a flurry of innovations and new improvements will further its progression, fueling more ambitious software development strategies worldwide. We are fortunate to work closely with many large global organizations and their talented IT teams, watching their approaches to software development and delivery dramatically improve and mature over time.
From this unique real-world vantage point, we are confident that 2018 will be a pivotal year for enterprise DevOps. As such, here are nine key predictions for how enterprise DevOps will likely evolve in 2018 and beyond:
Some of these are more than just predictions; they are ongoing improvements that are already starting to happen, right here and right now. These improvements will serve to enhance the ease, speed, accessibility, scalability, security and measurability of enterprise DevOps initiatives. And the latest strategies will empower IT leaders and their teams to create breakthrough software applications that have the potential to transform not just their organizations but potentially their industries.
Given its increasing importance, we have every reason to celebrate the ongoing evolution of enterprise DevOps and believe that our nine predictions are already starting to come true.
Derek Langone is Chief Executive Officer for XebiaLabs and brings over 20 years of experience in IT leadership roles. As CEO, he is responsible for setting the company’s vision, executing on its strategy and driving its growth to become a recognized market leader in the Enterprise DevOps space. Before joining XebiaLabs, Derek served as EVP of Sales at Telerik through their acquisition by Progress Software, President of SmartBear Software, and VP of Sales at IMCEDA, now Quest Software.The InformationWeek community brings together IT practitioners and industry experts with IT advice, education, and opinions. We strive to highlight technology executives and subject matter experts and use their knowledge and experiences to help our audience of IT ... View Full Bio