The Agility Drive

Busi­nesses are fac­ing greater ur­gency to com­mit to their dig­i­tal trans­for­ma­tion jour­ney in a bid to stay ahead of the com­pe­ti­tion in to­day’s ap­pli­ca­tion econ­omy. Busi­nesses will need to em­brace ag­ile prac­tices to keep pace with evolv­ing mar­ket de­mands.

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CA Tech­nolo­gies pre­dicts five ma­jor trends that will fea­ture promi­nently in the way busi­ness and IT are run, apps are de­vel­oped, and data is man­aged:

2016 will be the year that or­ga­ni­za­tions take IT com­plex­ity by storm, us­ing con­tain­ers and mi­croser­vices to sim­plify the cur­rent soft­ware ar­chi­tec­ture and de­vel­op­ment process.

Con­tainer tech­nol­ogy is set to shape the fu­ture of soft­ware de­vel­op­ment stan­dards, mak­ing it eas­ier and more ef­fi­cient for de­vel­op­ers to move an ap­pli­ca­tion from one sys­tem to an­other.

Mi­croser­vices will fo­cus on en­abling smaller ser­vices to be de­ployed in­de­pen­dently, de­liv­er­ing new fea­tures con­tin­u­ously with­out the need to wait un­til a new ver­sion of an en­tire ap­pli­ca­tion is ready.

Th­ese tech­nolo­gies will com­pletely trans­form how we build, de­ploy or upgrade ap­pli­ca­tions to­day, and are a per­fect re­sponse to or­ga­ni­za­tions’ in­creased fo­cus on agility and the need to keep pace with chang­ing mar­ket de­mands.

Se­cu­rity can no longer be an af­ter­thought. It has to be baked into ev­ery as­pect of ap­pli­ca­tion de­sign, de­vel­op­ment and de­ploy­ment.

Ac­cel­er­at­ing de­vel­op­ment cy­cles means se­cu­rity must be in on the ground floor of any pro­ject or de­vel­op­ment process. To­day’s breach rates, fi­nan­cial im­pact and board-level at­ten­tion will de­mand se­cu­rity’s star­ring role.

For 2016, all roads lead to the emerg­ing idea of “ag­ile se­cu­rity”. Bring­ing se­cu­rity into the fold early, to­gether with DevOps and ag­ile prac­tices, adds the much-needed

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