Speed and Stability — Redefining IT with DevOps

Marc Andreessen coined the famous phrase “Software is eating the world” in his 2011 Wall Street Journal post. To this effect, technology has become a significant differentiator for businesses to stand out and outperform. The recent pandemic taught our industry that those with digital capabilities managed to survive and continue to do business. Crises like this remind us: public agencies, service organisations, financial institutions, retail — about the need for the digital revolution and continue to transform to serve their customers. It is not just a matter of staying ahead of the curve with SMACT (Social, Mobile, Analytical, Cloud and Internet of Things). But also to positioning the organisation to serve their customers best, continue to innovate and deliver these innovations to the customer at speed, internal alignment to connect employees to the organisational purpose & goals – engage. On top of these other financial measures and drivers to remain competitive (in pricing), do more with less (reduce cost), engage the organisation and their workforce in high-value delivery. 

From Yesterday to Tomorrow: 60 Years of Tech in New Zealand

Earlier this year, I had the opportunity to pen a chapter on “Speed and Stability — Redefining IT with DevOps” for our NZITP 60th anniversary. You could read my chapter online and other authors’ contributions to this edition here: https://history.itp.nz/part-1/lakshminarayan.html

From Yesterday to Tomorrow: 60 Years of Tech in New Zealand

DevOps being my primary focus for over seven years now and mainly “Enterprise DevOps” adoption. The challenges are not just technical practices but also cultural, architectural, flow, modern engineering practices & many more.

Thank you, my friend Donna Hetherington, for motivating me to write, NZITP and our chief editor Janet Toland for all the opportunity, help, and support to bring this 60th-anniversary edition.

DevOps being my primary focus for over seven years now and mainly “Enterprise DevOps” adoption. The challenges are not just technical practices but also cultural, architectural, flow, modern engineering practices & many more.

I want to thank New Zealand DevOps community, meetups, influencers and practitioners – who have been instrumental in shifting the gears in their organisations and helping them move forward. Being a change agent in an enterprise is not easy, but we remain focused, keep ourselves motivated and continue to work towards – the better.

Please buy this book to support our NZ ICT community, read online, share it with your friends. As always, I appreciate your feedback, comments.

Finally – to share, care and learn more about DevOps, let us connect. Ping me on LinkedIn. Thank You

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