DevOps comes with big potential — if companies can effectively implement both talent and toolchains. Consider that 60 percent of hiring managers need to fill DevOps positions, and companies that successfully navigate the merger of development and operations realize more rapid software deployments (46x), improved recovery times (9 x) and faster lead time (440x).

Digital Services: Finding Value In A Tech-First World

Consumer expectations are on the rise. Users accustomed to 4G speeds when loading web pages won’t settle for double or triple the time on PCs, and customers expect mobile applications to offer the same experience as desktop-based versions. A reskin of existing content won’t fly with tech-savvy visitors.

Big data comes with big hype — as noted by Healthcare IT News, it’s often associated with “images of sci-fi movies rather than real-world uses.” Companies are getting tired of claims that big data can magically cure cancer or suddenly turn ailing business models upside down. Beyond over-the-top claims and pragmatic naysayers, however, it’s possible to leverage key business benefits with big data. Here’s a look at the top five.