April 14th, 2017

Devops is a secret weapon — perhaps too secret

Agile Development, Devops, Java App Dev, others, Programing, Programming Careers, by admin.

Devops is indeed working, at least for those organizations using it, according to a recent survey by development tools provider Atlassian and IT management solutions company xMatters. But many organizations have not even heard of the concept.

For the 2017 xMatters Atlassian Devops Maturity report, released this week, the companies in January and February surveyed more than 2,000 people at organizations ranging in size from 500 to more than 10,000 employees. The survey found that 41 percent of respondents were doing devops, and 65 percent said the initiatives were producing benefits.

“These devops practitioners are experiencing a faster time to market, improved customer experiences, fewer customer-facing incidents, faster resolution times, and a rapid-fire pace of innovation,” a report on the survey, released this week, said.

However, around 60 percent of respondents either did not know what devops was or were not sure if their companies were practicing it. “This tells us that in the industry there is quite a big gap between companies doing devops and companies who still consider it a buzzword,” Atlassian and xMasters said. Excluding this 60 percent narrowed the survey down to 1,004 qualified responders, most of whom were team managers or executives, as those unaware of devops were eliminated from the rest of the questions.

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