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You’re Now ‘Cloud First.’ Are You Ready To Be ‘DevOps First’?

Now that cloud computing has turned a corner, most enterprises have implemented a ‘cloud first’ strategy. With such a strategy, the default assumption is that any IT project will leverage the public cloud. If someone feels that such an approach is not appropriate, they must present an adequate business case for not using the cloud.

We face the same question now with DevOps. Up to this point, most enterprises have had DevOps on their roadmaps, ramping up the cultural and organizational change that DevOps requires as resources permit – but still run most software projects following non-DevOps approaches.

Today, however, many organizations are reversing this strategy. Instead of requiring a business case for leveraging DevOps for particular initiatives, managers are expecting DevOps to be in place as the default choice. Instead, someone would have to present a solid business case for not using DevOps.

Read the entire article at https://www.forbes.com/sites/jasonbloomberg/2017/05/30/youre-now-cloud-first-are-you-ready-to-be-devops-first/.

Intellyx publishes the Agile Digital Transformation Roadmap poster, advises companies on their digital transformation initiatives, and helps vendors communicate their agility stories. As of the time of writing, CA Technologies is an Intellyx customer. None of the other organizations mentioned in this article are Intellyx customers. CA Technologies covered Jason Bloomberg’s expenses at its Build to Change event, a standard industry practice. Image credit: LaVladina.

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Jason Bloomberg is a leading IT industry analyst, Forbes contributor, keynote speaker, and globally recognized expert on multiple disruptive trends in enterprise technology and digital transformation. He is ranked #5 on Onalytica’s list of top Digital Transformation influencers for 2018 and #15 on Jax’s list of top DevOps influencers for 2017, the only person to appear on both lists.

As founder and president of Agile Digital Transformation analyst firm Intellyx, he advises, writes, and speaks on a diverse set of topics, including digital transformation, artificial intelligence, cloud computing, devops, big data/analytics, cybersecurity, blockchain/bitcoin/cryptocurrency, no-code/low-code platforms and tools, organizational transformation, internet of things, enterprise architecture, SD-WAN/SDX, mainframes, hybrid IT, and legacy transformation, among other topics.

Mr. Bloomberg’s articles in Forbes are often viewed by more than 100,000 readers. During his career, he has published over 1,200 articles (over 200 for Forbes alone), spoken at over 400 conferences and webinars, and he has been quoted in the press and blogosphere over 2,000 times.

Mr. Bloomberg is the author or coauthor of four books: The Agile Architecture Revolution (Wiley, 2013), Service Orient or Be Doomed! How Service Orientation Will Change Your Business (Wiley, 2006), XML and Web Services Unleashed (SAMS Publishing, 2002), and Web Page Scripting Techniques (Hayden Books, 1996). His next book, Agile Digital Transformation, is due within the next year.

At SOA-focused industry analyst firm ZapThink from 2001 to 2013, Mr. Bloomberg created and delivered the Licensed ZapThink Architect (LZA) Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) course and associated credential, certifying over 1,700 professionals worldwide. He is one of the original Managing Partners of ZapThink LLC, which was acquired by Dovel Technologies in 2011.

Prior to ZapThink, Mr. Bloomberg built a diverse background in eBusiness technology management and industry analysis, including serving as a senior analyst in IDC’s eBusiness Advisory group, as well as holding eBusiness management positions at USWeb/CKS (later marchFIRST) and WaveBend Solutions (now Hitachi Consulting), and several software and web development positions.