The security landscape is evolving more than ever before – not only must
chief information security officers (CISOs) deal with constant increasing
cyber-attack threats and security breaches but they must keep up with
mobility trends and concerns about access to data and protecting identities.
Mobility is growing at a fast pace, and though it may be easy to construct
more barriers to data access, there are much more effective approaches.
A new research report by Vanson Bourne sponsored by CA Technologies dives
into the security practices within large enterprises. Survey participants
include 142 CISOs and CSOS totaling to 1,425 senior IT and business
executives globally. The survey results identify a large shift in security
priorities and investments as the application economy makes its way to the
forefront while also revealing some remarkable benefits.
Consumer capab... (more)
The Five Essential Truths of the Application Economy
The Application Economy is here and there’s no turning back. Applications
have become the primary face of business, and they’re easier to use than
ever before. Your customers are far more likely to experience your brand and
interact with your enterprise through a software app than a live person. To
thrive in this new reality, developing and delivering superior user
experiences that engage your customers and staff is now the ultimate
priority. And all of it is enabled by software.
What do you have to know about this business rev... (more)
How DevOps Became the New Normal
Just last year, a CA Technologies and Vanson Bourne survey revealed that
DevOps was not a sure-fire hit— 16 percent of senior IT professionals did
not know what DevOps was, and an additional 18 percent had no plans to adopt
it. Fast forward one year and the results tell an entirely new story. 88
percent of respondents had already adopted DevOps or plan to do so, up from
66 percent last year. In addition to senior IT professionals, this year’s
respondents expanded to include senior Line-of-Business
executives—precisely the people you’d expect woul... (more)
Gone are the days when IT was seen as unimportant or unchanging. IT is no
longer only about supporting employees—it integral to businesses. CEOs have
taken note of the fact that customers are more likely to interact with your
brand through an app than a person, and companies are trying to reposition
themselves in the new application economy. That allows IT departments to be
more innovative and flex their creative muscles.
Application economy leaders and laggards
Now, IT is no longer a just a cost center, but a strategic weapon. A recent
survey of 1,425 IT and business leaders con... (more)
Four Best Practices for DevOps Success
Much of what is written about DevOps focuses on the development team and on
making things faster. And the ops team is thinking, "Whoa, slow down! We need
to ensure there's quality, so going fast with poor quality doesn't help." So
dev and ops are immediately at odds with each other, because their goals are
You want to center all teams around the common objective of having a
predictable and reliable customer experience. That's just not a coding issue.
There is a difference between quality of code and quality of experience, and