dcsimg
 
 
 
 
 
 

Pressure for More Agile IT Organizations Grows

 
 
By Michael Vizard  |  Posted 01-16-2014
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  • Previous
    Top Three Initiatives Over Next Two Years
    Next

    Top Three Initiatives Over Next Two Years

    Top Three Initiatives Over Next Two Years IT organizations are under pressure to deliver applications faster than ever.
  • Previous
    Rate Execution Speed and Quality of IT Services Delivered
    Next

    Rate Execution Speed and Quality of IT Services Delivered

    Vast majority of IT organizations have a fairly good opinion of the services they provide.
  • Previous
    Organizations' Success Rate Making Changes to Systems and Services
    Next

    Organizations' Success Rate Making Changes to Systems and Services

    There's still room for a significant amount of improvement.
  • Previous
    Percentage of Incidents as a Result of Change
    Next

    Percentage of Incidents as a Result of Change

    A lot of organizations may not be conducting root cause analysis.
  • Previous
    Frequency of Ability to Make Changes to Infrastructure
    Next

    Frequency of Ability to Make Changes to Infrastructure

    Clearly, changes take a lot longer than they should.
  • Previous
    Top Three Factors Driving Automation
    Next

    Top Three Factors Driving Automation

    IT organizations can't scale without more reliance on automation.
  • Previous
    Percentage of Infrastructure Changes That Can Be Automated
    Next

    Percentage of Infrastructure Changes That Can Be Automated

    Adoption of automation between now and 2015 is increasing substantially.
  • Previous
    Main Impediments to Automation
    Next

    Main Impediments to Automation

    There are still significant doubts concerning the ROI in IT automation.
  • Previous
    Functions Automated Now
    Next

    Functions Automated Now

    IT automation appears to start with virtualization.
  • Previous
    Top Functions to Automate by 2015
    Next

    Top Functions to Automate by 2015

    The shift to application software is on.
  • Previous
    DevOps As a Movement
    Next

    DevOps As a Movement

    The majority are optimistic that the focus on DevOps will pay dividends.
  • Previous
    Top DevOps Priorities
    Next

    Top DevOps Priorities

    The emphasis is on collaboration between different teams and app management.
 

On one hand, IT organizations acknowledge that they are under pressure to deliver applications more rapidly than ever. On the other hand, a new survey of 155 senior IT professionals at Fortune 1000 companies, conducted by Forrester Consulting on behalf of Chef, finds that the majority of IT organizations feel very good about the their ability to deliver IT services. The conundrum is that there may not be enough of an impetus for IT organizations to rapidly modernize their processes by quickly embracing higher levels of IT automation. It's clear that, as part of the DevOps movement, IT organizations are heading in this general direction. However, it appears that many of them are taking their time getting there. Driving that need is a clear desire for more agility on the part of IT organizations, which are being asked to respond more rapidly to changing business conditions. Naturally conservative when it comes to production systems, the majority of IT organizations believe DevOps offers a lot of promise, but the cost of getting there, coupled with how applicable it might be in their environment, remains the top two impediments to adoption. In the meantime, the question that CIOs need to wrestle with is whether rival organizations that advance on the DevOps path faster than they do are going to build up a strategic advantage over time.

 
 
 
 
 
Mike Vizard has been covering IT issues in the enterprise for 25 years as an editor and columnist for publications such as InfoWorld, eWeek, Baseline, CRN, ComputerWorld and Digital Review.

 
 
 
 
 
 

Submit a Comment

Loading Comments...
 
eWeek eWeek

Have the latest technology news and resources emailed to you everyday.