In this week’s DevOps news, 81% of technologists state in a new report by AppDynamics that COVID-19 has created the biggest technology pressure for their organization that they have ever experienced. Moreover, 95% report that technology priorities have changed during the pandemic, with 88% noting that digital customer experience is now the priority. A majority of technologists (64%) say they now perform tasks and activities they have never done before.
As organizations rush through digital transformation projects to ensure business continuity and stability, a new study by a Cambridge Judge Business School MBA project and Undo illustrates the negative financial and business affects of software failure. Most notably, the research found that failing tests cost the enterprise software market $61 billion annually, or 620 million developer hours a year. Contributing to this is the inability to reproduce software failures with 41% of survey respondents saying bug reproducibility is the biggest issue in finding and fixing bugs. Respondents reported an average of 13 hours to fix a single software failure in their backlog.