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Agile processes and methodologies have been in the mainstream for some years and have influenced the emergence of DevOps which we see entering mainstream enterprise IT in the 2016-17 timeframe.


  • Microservices architecture adoption follows agile and DevOps practices.

Features and Benefits

  • Understand that building software-rich engineered products requires ALM.
  • Understand that the Internet of Things implies business as usual is history, and business innovation will erupt.

Key questions answered

  • How is DevOps significant for my business?
  • Why are microservices useful and does this architecture have any disadvantages?

Table of contents


  • Catalyst
  • Ovum view
  • Key messages


  • Recommendations for enterprises
  • Recommendations for vendors

Business trends and technology enablers

  • DevOps, microservices, and IoT

DevOps will become mainstream in 2016-17, driven by its business advantages

  • A working definition of DevOps needs to cover culture, tools, and processes
  • DevOps adoption is a refresh for agile practices
  • DevOps is the preferred approach in greenfield projects
  • Agile and DevOps culture is a challenge for many organizations
  • DevOps can be adopted in all types of organization

Microservices architecture adoption follows agile and DevOps practices

  • Microservices architecture is a new concept and adopters must prepare for plenty of rewrites

Building software-rich engineered products requires ALM

  • The benefits of software are balanced by the need for care in quality and security issues
  • The Internet of Things is a major disruptor
  • The business case for ALM is around risk reduction
  • CISQ standards will help measure software quality

The Internet of Things means business as usual is history

  • This is the software age
  • There are risks and rewards with software
  • The role of ALM and PLM in reducing complexity
  • Better security through hardware


  • Author

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