DevOps is a combination of processes, practices, culture, tools and technologies that when combined enhance collaboration between the development and operations team and improve the quality of design and reduce time-to-market. Your product organization may be following DevOps already or perhaps it is new to DevOps. Either way, you need to get on the DevOps train if you want to remain competitive in the digital era.
DevOps has become common within many companies across a number of industries as design and development teams focus on creating products as fast as possible by leveraging automation, agile and DevOps processes. Still, even if you pioneered DevOps in your organization, if you don’t continuously refine and enhance your processes and practices, you risk falling behind your competitors. The business world is dynamic, and your DevOps has to be equally dynamic.
The world is hurtling towards a cognitive information and communication future, and the lines between physical, digital and virtual assets are blurring. There is a lot of buzz about how to connect the dots in our digital world to create successful business models. While change is evitable, carefully crafted adaptations are required to survive in the hyper-competitive digital era.
Testing ecosystems have gone through a rapid evolution over the last decade as a result of introduction of new technology and process, virtualization and the focus on digital transformation. Testing has also advanced from being a product validation during the last stage of product lifecycle to a more meaningful continuous testing process across all phases. Test solutions, frameworks and approaches will continue to evolve, respond and align with market demands.
In the last couple of years, we have heard a lot about chatbots. They are being adopted rapidly by businesses in many industries including banking, entertainment, finance, healthcare and media, to name a few. A study by Business Insider shows 80% of the businesses want chatbots by 2020.
The network is the bedrock of nearly every significant innovation that we see around us. For example, the high-speed 4G network is making self-driving cars a reality, one of the biggest innovations of this era. A Deloitte report estimates that self-driving cars, enabled by wireless connectivity, will reduce emissions by 40% to 90%, travel times by nearly 40%, and delays by 20%. A 2013 study estimated that if 90% of vehicles were autonomous, it would save 21,700 lives and $447 billion per year.