By 2020, it is Estimated More that Three Quarters of the Top 500 US Companies Have Not Yet Been Heard Of
Consulting services and systems integration solutions company, Ammeon, this morning held a breakfast briefing aimed at giving IT executives a head-start with Agile, DevOps and Cloud Adoption, demonstrating how these components work together to accelerate delivery. The event took place at the Irish Aviation Authority Conference Centre in Dublin.
Titled "Getting Started with IT Transformation", Fred Jones, CEO of Ammeon explained that change is the natural order of business and that is both exciting and scary in equal measure.
"According to Professor Richard Foster (Yale University), the average lifespan of leading US companies dropped by more than 50 years in the last century. And by 2020, more than three quarters of the top 500 companies will be ones we have not heard of yet. So what's going on? Many traditional companies are being disrupted by faster, more agile new comers. Think Netflix / Broadcasting, WhatsApp / Telecoms, Uber / Taxis and China's Wechat / Banking."
Jones continued; "During the 1970s and the 1980s, new technology products and features required between one and five years to develop and deploy. By 2010, the introduction of DevOps practices and Cloud computing saw features (or even entire start-ups) being created in weeks. Now, new entrants can deploy hundreds or even thousands times a day which has resulted in unprecedented levels of innovation. But for those that can't or don't keep up, it poses a serious competitive threat.
Companies need a strategy to arrive at a future where they are relevant and still in business. Many believe, that in this rapidly changing landscape, IT transformation is the road to survival - and that Agile, DevOps and Cloud are the vehicles to success."
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This topic will be explored at this morning's breakfast briefing, where Ammeon shared further knowledge of how Agile, DevOps and Cloud work together to reduce inefficiencies and speed the delivery of critical services. They also provided some valuable advice on starting an IT transformation.
Speakers included Michael Murtagh (pictured), Change Manager, Ericsson (Sweden) who has a strong track-record in Lean and Agile software development. He is charged with implementing a Commercial Release Management strategy in the Ericsson Group. At the briefing he shared how Ericsson implements Agile, DevOps and Cloud transformation at scale, including the lessons learned along the way.
Michael was joined by Ammeon's Head of Strategy, Sean Finlay and Head of Consulting, Dave Anderson.
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