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.
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