How to Accelerate Government IT with a DevOps Boost
The rapid adoption of digital business transformation processes and the
ongoing deployment of open hybrid cloud platforms are enabling the
achievement of software development bold goals. But when management
consultants and industry analysts talk about how IT innovation is changing
many organizations, government leadership of this key trend typically isn't
top of mind.
That said, a new market study by MeriTalk reveals that approximately
two-thirds of American federal government IT leaders say DevOps adoption will
help agencies shift into the cloud computing fast lane.
Agile methodologies, continuous integration and continuous delivery are
improving IT collaboration and migration speed. But according to the
findings, help is required -- with 66 percent of leaders saying that their
agency needs to move IT services to t... (more)
How agile is your IT organization? Have you kept pace with the rapid
evolution of cloud computing services? Have you applied that cloud investment
to connect with your key stakeholders in the marketplace? Are you ready to
seize the opportunities from the emerging mobile cloud trend?
If you answered NO to any of these questions, you're at a competitive
disadvantage with your more digital savvy business technology peer group. The
leading organizations worldwide will rely on cloud infrastructure to achieve
commercial benefits that extend far beyond IT cost reduction goals.
Informed ... (more)
We’re nearing the end of 2014 and most smart CEOs already know their IT
transformation game plan for 2015 – more digital differentiation woven into
the fabric of their essential operations. Every enterprise is now a digital
business, regardless of the industry. That’s why digital service innovators
are in such high demand. Meanwhile, many of the more traditional IT
process-oriented jobs will diminish in importance.
Are you evolving your IT support team’s roles and responsibilities, as a
result these key trends? Forward-thinking CIOs and IT managers have already
embraced business ... (more)
Cloud Adoption Trend is Driven by Strategic Imperatives
As this year comes to a close, let's take one last look at the most pervasive
cloud computing trends -- including increased usage across the different
cloud service models, the key business drivers and the impact of agile
Cloud computing adoption has matured, with 69 percent of survey respondents
stating that at least a portion of their computing infrastructure is in the
cloud. However, 56 percent of companies are still identifying IT operations
that could potentially move to the cloud, according to the... (more)
Worldwide spending on data center technology infrastructure and services
exceeds $350 billion annually, according to McKinsey and Company estimates,
with half of that spent on capital expenses and half on operating expenses.
Further, an estimated 70 percent or more of those costs are expended to
maintain existing infrastructures, leaving 30 percent or less for new
technology initiatives and applications that can provide breakthrough
differentiation for businesses.
It is also estimated that approximately $85 billion, or 20 percent of this
total market, can be addressed with data cen... (more)