How DevOps Helps Grease the Gears of the Application Economy

By Darryl K. Taft  |  Posted 2015-01-27

CA Technologies recently released a study titled "DevOps: The Worst-Kept Secret to Winning in the Application Economy," showing that having a DevOps strategy helps drive tangible business benefits to enterprises. The survey included input from 1,425 senior IT and business leaders worldwide and found that 88 percent of them already have or plan to adopt a DevOps strategy. According to the study, DevOps adopters have experienced anywhere from a 15 to 21 percent improvement in business in the form of increased numbers of customers, faster time to market, and improved quality and performance of applications. For instance, about 27 percent increased collaboration between departments. Plus, DevOps adopters saw a 26 percent reduction in time spent fixing and maintaining applications and a 24 to 25 percent increase in the number of customers as well as software and services that would otherwise not be possible. "DevOps is a powerful revenue driver," said Andi Mann, vice president of CA Technologies. "About 34 percent of respondents working at organizations with greater than average profit growth said they had already adopted DevOps, while only 17 percent of those with less than average profit growth had done so. The argument against DevOps is over. Global business and IT leaders need DevOps to transform their enterprises into application-led businesses, drive their competitiveness and create business growth." This eWEEK slide show takes a look at the CA study.


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