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What is the potential of Software Delivery for companies

Companies that invest in software to improve operations enjoy a significant competitive advantage in the market. This technological maturity is becoming essential, but it is still not as common as it should be. Even in the face of increased demand, companies end up allocating few resources to IT teams and face problems finding the right tools to have an efficient DevSecOps team.

A Gartner survey points out that companies that invest in software engineering deliver a 53% improvement in employee productivity results and 37% better results in attracting and retaining customers. On the other hand, a McKinsey survey points out that even though software delivery tools allow for greater productivity and coordination, only 5% of executives recognize this link and rank them among their main software enablers.

Investing in the DevSecOps team for a faster and more efficient Software Delivery process is essential to increase the quality of the generated code and minimize errors in the operation. This depends on tools that guarantee at least a few points:

-> Standardized integration of projects;

-> Software development time;

-> Automated errors reversal in code;

-> Eliminate maintenance efforts on scripts;

-> Cloud cost control through automation;

This efficiency pattern that improves developer productivity by accelerating DevSecOps processes leverages modern CI/CD pipelines. Continuous Integration is the automated practice of turning code created by developers into ready-to-run application versions. Continuous Delivery is the automation that takes these software versions to pre-production environments, performs all performance, reliability, and security tests, and promotes “healthy” versions to the production environment without compromising end-user experience or security.

When done well, these processes allow DevSecOps teams to safely implement new features, configure, fix issues, and experiment. But this is a scenario still being discovered by executives and decision-makers of companies that depend on the software delivery directly in operation.

When we talk about the need to invest in software tools, we touch on two very important places for a company that works with products and services that demand cutting-edge technology to guarantee their efficiency. In the results, we noticed that integrated solutions lead to about 65% greater efficiency for DevSecOps teams. At the same time, the tools allow a much more efficient control and management of code delivery for these teams, which no longer need days and hours to find and solve problems and can reduce by more than 90% the number of problems that are placed in production. This reduces the workload/rework and gives back weekends and late nights to engineering and development professionals, who lose their fear of interacting with production environments, as they have all the security and visibility in a single place.

*The content of this article is the author’s responsibility and does not necessarily reflect the opinion of iMasters.

Written by
Thiago Magro

Vice President of Sales Latam at Harness. He has more than 15 years of experience with technology and sales, working at companies such as BTG, Cisco, and Zscaler.

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