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Two key terms that you simply cannot escape in enterprise are 'digital transformation' and 'DevOps'. As soon as you hear these, you will also most likely hear echoes of 'must-have' and 'business success'. Both have truly surfaced as a means to drive your organisation forward, and senior management know they must get on board. However, to make the most of each of these concepts, it may be a better idea to explore how they complement each other. In other words, how can DevOps drive your digital transformation?
Two birds, one stone
As digital technology sweeps through enterprises, it has truly become a 'survival of the fittest' scenario. Digital transformation is the battle, and DevOps are your warriors. DevOps can help you keep up with digital transformation and, ultimately, improve customer experiences.
Firstly, DevOps bring automation to the forefront. Automation – another key term in the 'driving business' vernacular – enables the programming of simple processes. By minimising manual interactions and focusing on continuous delivery in particular, you can go much further with your digital transformation.
Another catalyst in digital transformation is breaking down silos. By integrating disparate systems and embracing end-to-end connection, you also integrate your information, tools, and processes. In doing so, you can identify what works and what doesn't. As a result, you can build the IT environment to keep you ahead of the digital transformation game today. Through these steps, you can work towards delivering a better customer experience. What's more, with such seamless integration, you can also be more responsive to events.
However, perhaps the most valuable point to note is that digital transformation is not something you complete to become a thing of the past. It is a continuous process that will constantly introduce new ways to better the customer experience. Thus, by adopting the right DevOps culture, you can keep ahead of the curve and always get to your business's core.
If there is one thing to take away, you know you've got to drive both. However, the way that digital transformation and DevOps complement each other is a trick that shouldn't be missed to help you reap the most out of your transformation journey.
Interested in learning more about DevOps? Check out this podcast with Capsule8 about securing the DevOps process.