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Micro Focus 2020 Predictions: Organizations will start to look closely at their DevOps toolchains to uncover hidden costs

VMblog Predictions 2020 

Industry executives and experts share their predictions for 2020.  Read them in this 12th annual VMblog.com series exclusive.

By Gil Cattelain, Director of Product Marketing, Lifecycle and Portfolio Management, Micro Focus

Organizations will start to look closely at their DevOps toolchains to uncover hidden costs

Over the past several years, the rise of Agile and DevOps gave considerable autonomy to teams in how they selected and implemented their tooling of choice in software development. This autonomy subsequently resulted in a vast array of technologies from different vendors, and open source software have emerged - as opposed to a streamlined, cohesive system that many enterprises need. Now, enterprises are waking up to the fact that they face a toolchain crisis that is hampering their ability to speed up delivery, burdening them with hidden costs and opening the door to security risks.

In 2020, organizations will start to rationalize their choices in order to remove challenges and mitigate security risks that would otherwise prevent them from achieving their full DevOps potential. The first step is evaluating the amount of time and expenses that teams spend on integrating and mining data across tools, which will lead to an exploration of how hand-offs are slowing delivery. As this occurs, organizations will look at how some tools in analogous areas can be consolidated by ready-made integrations, therefore enforcing a minimal set of standards. The next step is evaluating the security risks around broad access control and open source environments and ensuring the enterprise's intellectual capital is protected from theft.

As we enter the new year, organizations will prioritize finding new ways to improve efficiency and ultimately cut costs across the enterprise. As a result, they will start to take a close look at their DevOps toolchains, covering everything from time and cost, to just how protected intellectual capital is within the organization. This increased focus will result in organizations taking a more homogenous approach that ultimately benefits teams through greater collaboration and fewer barriers throughout the delivery process.

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About the Author

Gil Cattelain 

Gil Cattelain, director of product marketing for application lifecycle and portfolio management at Micro Focus—has 20+ years of experience in software and marketing, including recent time at Genesys as director of digital marketing. His expertise also includes director of corporate marketing at Matrix42 and product marketing at Novell for the end user computing solutions. Gil holds a B.A. from Brigham Young University.

Published Wednesday, January 29, 2020 6:20 AM by David Marshall
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