Businesses today need to move at high velocity in order to remain competitive. The digital transformation that has propelled many industries to make investments in their applications now requires tighter alignment between business and IT.
In order to achieve ideal velocity, companies must change their culture from a traditional waterfall software delivery system to one of continuous delivery in order to innovate more quickly. The days of having large-scale releases are now gone and businesses must drive new feature launches in small, incremental upgrades. However, this new approach also presents some challenges for the business as well as IT. Understanding the health of an application instantly after every release is important to assess its quality, and recognizing its relationship to the health of the business and the customer experience just as quickly is crucial to running a successful and agile enterprise.
Having the right monitoring platform in place becomes critical to managing a business that’s able to innovate continuously. This system must cross from IT and DevOps to the business side of things to provide an understanding of how performance affects your financial objectives. The tension that previously existed between business and IT that led to internal battles stands in the way of innovation. According to Forrester’s Report, CIOs: Use Your BT Agenda To Support eBusiness Strategy, “Achievement can be accelerated with shared goals between IT, development, and management.”
In order to maintain a competitive advantage, enterprises must embrace high velocity innovation by leveraging better collaboration with IT and business to understand the connection between application performance and the bottom line in real time.