THE KEY TO ACHIEVING AN EFFECTIVE IT DEPARTMENT

 

In today’s competitive and fast-paced environment, a high performing IT department is a strategic asset, increasing productivity and profitability. Companies utilising DevOps are 5 times more likely to be high performing. This correlation suggests the importance of implementing DevOps practices as the key to achieving an effective IT department.

On an IT level, DevOps breaks down the barriers between ‘development’ and ‘operational’ activity and enables the IT function to develop and deploy high-quality software quickly. On a business level, DevOps allows organisation to respond faster to market changes, providing them with the means to increase the services they provide to their customers.

Organisations using DevOps realise a multitude of benefits including:

  • Improved quality of software deployments
  • More frequent software releases
  • Improved visibility into IT process and requirements
  • Greater responsiveness to business needs
  • More agile development and change management processes
  • Improved quality of code

This whitepaper examines the increasing popularity of DevOps and looks at ways in which organisations can capitalise on this collaborative IT movement. It advocates that by aligning two powerful and strategic business functions – business agility and IT – DevOps enables greater IT efficiency for an organisation.

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