1Capgemini Survey Find Enterprises Reaping Profits From IT Automation
Organizations that are leading the pack in investing in IT automation technology to improve application testing and deployment, IT configuration and infrastructure provisioning, are reaping higher profits and other tangible benefits, according to a recent survey from Capgemini. The survey report, titled “The Automation Advantage,” places companies into categories of “fast movers”—the top 20 percent of businesses conducting advanced automation deployments—and “followers,” or those at the earliest stages of automation adoption. Fast movers are seeing comparatively greater agility along with faster product and services delivery, according to the report. This slide show presents highlights from the report, with charts provided courtesy of Capgemini.
2Automation Eyed for App Testing and Release
3Configuration Management, Infrastructure Provisioning Are Top Priorities
4Automation Brings ROI Benefits
5Benefits Include Greater Speed, Agility
The survey findings reveal that 87 percent of respondents at fast mover organizations said automation has led to faster speed of product/services delivery, while 61 percent of those at follower companies said their organization were gaining this benefit. Four of five of those at fast movers said automation has increased their company’s agility, but just over one-half of those at followers said this is the case at their business.
6Investment Leads to Customer Experience Upgrade
7Self-Service Portal Usage Expected to Expand
8New Tech Deployment Requires New Engineering Roles
9Organizations Predict Cultural Shift to DevOps
10Code Deployment Remains Constant “To Do”
11Security Presents Top Barrier
Among all survey respondents, 27 percent cite security concerns as the biggest obstacle in their efforts to automate IT operations. Date privacy concerns were cited by 19 percent of respondents and internal resistance to change was noted by 16 percent. Offshore management of IT systems was cited by 16 percent of respondents.