How Continuous Delivery is Redefining IT

By Dennis McCafferty  |  Posted 02-05-2014 Email

If your organization isn't fully committed to the concept of continuous delivery of software, then it may only be a matter of time. The vast majority of companies have at least started transitioning to this IT model, according to a recent survey from Perforce Software. As defined in the Perforce Software report, "Continuous Delivery: The New Normal for Software Development," continuous delivery refers to the automation and improvement of software development by building capabilities to rapidly and repeatedly push out enhancements and fix bugs for customers. "Software code is being developed in smaller increments, released more often, and deployed more frequently than in the past," says Julie Craig, research director at Enterprise Management Associates. Driving motivational factors speak to the need to increase automation, to constantly adapt software according to user feedback and business changes, and to build software so it can be released to production at any moment. An estimated 600 software professionals, IT managers and executives in the U.S. and the U.K. participated in the research. For more about the survey, click here.

Dennis McCafferty is a freelance writer for Baseline Magazine.


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