Enterprise Management Associates (EMA) has recently published fascinating new research into release automation and its impact on Continuous Delivery. The study reveals that over 80% of organizations are already engaged in digital transformation initiatives, with the top focus being on improved speed of delivery, improved quality of services and tighter business/IT alignment.
The top technology-related digital transformation initiative is Continuous Delivery automation: accelerating the roll-out of new services so the organization is more lean, agile and innovative.
However, IT organizations report challenges in delivering this digital transformation. According to EMA, the primary barrier is organizational silos that make it difficult to cross-functionally execute transformation initiatives. This helps explains why DevOps has become such a popular methodology: working across silos, IT teams can support the technology and the application more efficiently. That support leads to faster, lower risk digital transformation.