CA Study Shows Lag in Enterprise DevOps Maturity
A new CA Technologies study shows that only 55 percent of respondents have a well-defined DevOps strategy and objectives.Only 20 percent of organizations that have attempted to implement DevOps have fully deployed it, according to the results of a new global study, commissioned by CA Technologies. The research also found that these "advanced" DevOps adopters were more likely to report that their digital initiatives contributed to competitiveness, customer retention, and top- and bottom-line results. DevOps, the name of which comes from a compound of "development" and "operations," is an Agile practice that emphasizes the collaboration and communication of both software developers and other IT professionals while automating the process of software delivery and infrastructure changes. "CA's DevOps solutions, developed using an agile methodology, play a crucial role in helping customers use their digital initiatives to drive a competitive advantage in an increasingly fast-paced, ever-changing business environment," said Michael Madden, general manager, DevOps, at CA Technologies, in a statement. In the study titled "Assembling the DevOps Jigsaw," more than 80 percent of senior IT and business executives confirm nine components that are key to maximizing DevOps effectiveness. Key areas of focus include business stakeholder education; security and compliance measures; and cross-functional IT processes.
Assembling all of the pieces of the DevOps jigsaw puzzle may require time, effort and substantial planning, but the results are worth it. Compared with those without DevOps, advanced DevOps adopters, according to the study, are:
- 2.5 times more likely to have seen improvements in customer retention
- 2 times more likely to have seen improvements in customer acquisition
- 3.4 times more likely to have seen progress on market share
- 2 times more likely to have seen a positive impact on revenue growth
- 2.4 times more likely to have experienced higher profit growth