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6 Top DevOps Technology Trends To Watch
DevOps.com, January 6th, 2022
Technology trends simply cannot be ignored in today's dynamic environment. As the world enters a post-digital era, organizations are exploring disruptive technology trends

Artificial intelligence, machine learning, intelligent process automation, advanced analytics, and robotic process automation (RPA) are among the top DevOps technology trends to watch. According to a survey by Accenture, 94% of IT and business experts reported that emerging technologies have accelerated firms' innovation pace in the last three years.

Winning This Decade in the Context of the Next Normal

This decade continues to witness further development in technology, as innovation transforms industries such as insurance, banking, and healthcare. It is crucial to look beyond seeking operational efficiency and decreasing cost - particularly as customer expectations, regulatory requirements and business landscapes are rapidly evolving.

Take a look at six vital technology trends that have gained momentum in today's hyper-digital world:

In 2021, Opensource.com's top DevOps articles focused on tools, best practices, and the most crucial part: transformation.

2021 has been an exciting year for DevOps as teams continue to adjust to remote and hybrid working models. The DevOps articles that made our most-read list this year show how our community focuses on tools, innovation, best practices, and transformation.

DevOps tools and innovation

Tools of the trade continue to rank as a top read for Opensource.com readers. Nimisha Mukherjee, an engineering manager with Red Hat, wrote 13 open source tools for developers. She breaks tools down by Inner loop, the most common tasks developers do, and Outer loop, where the developers' code goes through continuous integration and delivery (CI/CD) for deployment to production.

Organizations have traditionally relied on CIOs as technology experts, but most organizations have reached the point where their IT is already bulletproof and robust. Now, lingering repercussions from the pandemic are pushing CIOs to think and act through a more strategic and human-centric lens to support resilience in their organizations.

The last 18 months have demonstrated that many work assumptions are begging for reinvention. Some enterprise leaders are hesitant to evolve their work model for fear that it will put business outcomes at risk, but returning to old ways is riskier than reinventing work.

Moreover, devastating supply chain attacks like SolarWinds and Kaseya taught us all that development environments must also be secure.

Today, to practice DevOps, you require the cloud, and to avoid catastrophe you must ensure its security. The Center for Internet Security (CIS) is a research body that developed a series of 'benchmarks,' essentially guidebooks to secure the configuration of computing systems. There are CIS benchmarks for all major public clouds.

Every DevOps professional must be familiar with these benchmarks, and ensure they are applying at least their basic recommendations across dev, test and production environments.

Crafting An Agile Enterprise Architecture
DevOps.com, January 7th, 2022
Digital transformation, business agility and enterprise architecture are frequently heard terms in this era of digital technologies and rapid change.

The appropriation of digitalized applications, solutions and processes has enabled organizations to increase efficiencies. In turn, this allows them to respond to shifting customer needs and trends in a more flexible and agile manner.

Digital transformation, the rise in mobility and a remote workforce have created a shift in the business model paradigm. The adoption of a more agile approach has been gathering steam, and businesses that are building agility into their processes are seeing the payoffs. The results are greater productivity, faster time-to-market (TTM) and increased consumer satisfaction.

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