If you are not investing in your company’s future, you are allowing it to die.
When organizations commit to building dynamic infrastructure, leveraging agile and DevOps and embracing disruptive software, they integrate the past with the future faster than their competitors.
And the numbers are there to prove it.
Puppet, a software automation firm out of Portland, Oregon, has collected the largest body of DevOps research. In 2016, responses from more than 4,600 technical professionals around the globe found security issues are cut in half, deployment is 200 times faster and 25 percent less time is spent reworking infrastructure problems when organizations have high performing IT functions.
In many industries, we are seeing companies move toward becoming software-first organizations. Leaders are leveraging software for more than storing information; they are using it to deliver operational information across their entire business.
At our firm, we’ve experienced significant growth from non-traditional software companies (banking, insurance, publishing and manufacturing) that are seeking our expertise in digital transformation. Organizations are desperately looking for consultants that provide real solutions. They want to be challenged. They want to identify opportunities to automate other pieces of their business.
We continue to push our team to lead our clients through the digital landscape. We know that infrastructure needs to sense requirements and adjust automatically. We know that websites need to deliver — seamlessly — updates to every corner of our clients’ businesses.
An experienced CIO understands the costs of too many engineers managing too many systems. But, as more and more legacy companies begin to transition to software-first companies and with technical leadership in short supply, vendors become imperative to a successful transformation. Vendors need to continue to drive this shift in the market and support clients in making the necessary changes to navigate the future.