In this week’s DevOps news, new research by VMware shows how enterprises benefit from modern applications during COVID-19. The study, conducted in March and April 2020, reveals that modern applications have multiple benefits including enabling remote workforces (54%); pushing quick updates in response to changing landscape (42%); and, maintaining reliable uptime (41%). Importantly, only 2% reported unsuccessful digital transformation efforts.
Conversely, 97% reported some level of success with their digital transformation efforts, achieving a few key priorities like increasing business efficiency (48%); improving the customer experience (42%); and, upgrading existing technology platforms (39%). Key to achieving these results according to VMware researchers at modern tools. Indeed, 80% of the app dev and ITDMs surveyed said that teams, “must modernize the technologies they use to develop and deploy apps and software for development projects to be more successful.” And, 79% noted that enterprises must successfully modernize their SDLC processes to bring best-in-class end-user experience to market.