No matter what industry you’re in or how old your business is, your software often determines your success in today’s application economy.
Applications are the face of your business—both the way it performs and the speed with which you can incorporate new ideas and innovations, driven by the efficiency of your software development life cycle—determines whether your company can survive in this competitive market.
Software doesn’t just support the business today, it drives the business—and your organization’s livelihood in this application economy comes down to your ability to quickly deliver world-class capabilities. As a result, more organizations than ever are turning to the practice of continuous delivery (CD) to improve their ability to plan, build, test and release applications to market.
With this increased focus on continuous delivery methodologies and practices, we’ve established a new podcast that highlights the importance of utilizing CD, along with adoption techniques and other best practices.
Dubbed “Continuous Delivery 101,” the series features some of today’s leading experts in the field discussing where they’ve seen CD success, across some of the world’s top organizations and across multiple industries.
The first episode in this series covers CD fundamentals and the software evolution that has made continuous delivery so critically important.
Beginning in the ‘60s, this first wave of this software evolution saw mainframe systems brought in to automate business tasks. A second wave saw the emergence of ERP/CRM-based processes, so we could improve how we run contact management and transaction processes. Today we’re in the third wave, which started with the widespread adoption of mobile and web technologies, with all of these paradigms intersecting in perfect convergence.
Businesses that have mainframe and distributed systems, that have CRM and ERP system, that have web fronts and mobile apps, are utilizing these continuous delivery tools to innovate faster than ever before. These organizations are being forced to reinvent how they communicate with customers and how they deliver goods and services to stay relevant in the market. This third wave, where business is now driven by IT, is the biggest disruption that we’ve seen.
To hear a lot more on this topic, check out the first episode of the Continuous Delivery 101 podcast via YouTube or the iTunes store, where you can find it on the Podcast App by searching for “Continuous Delivery 101 podcast.”
Software delivery, fueled by CD, is evolving at a furious pace. Stay tuned for more expertise and best practices.