Devops can help organizations improve revenue through the deployment of better business applications.
Four key insights:
- Devops can help with the implementation of better business applications
- Devops can improve operational efficiency through the automatization of applications
- Devops can improve financial outcomes for the organization by decreasing the effort required to analyze financial data
- Devops can improve revenue through improved time to market of applications
Devops Can Help With Application Deployment
Application performance has a direct impact on revenue outcomes. A growing number of applications generate traffic and require an uplift in capacity. Business systems are complicated and require time-consuming effort to bring them up to speed.
Devops can help organizations with the application deployment process by automating processes for bringing applications up to speed with increased traffic. The steps can be viewed as a framework:
Develop application software – Any change that requires changes to an application is a time-consuming process. Once code is developed, the next step is to get it integrated with the rest of the organization’s software. Application development starts with the design phase and ends in the deployment stage. (In other words, development ends at design phase.) Implementation – Once applications are developed and integrated into the organization’s systems, their lifecycle begins. The steps are as follows:
Change management – Before a change is implemented, a change management process should be established. The change management process is essential to maintaining the integrity of the application and ensuring that operations have the right tools and processes to maintain the system’s health.
Pre-authorization – Once changes are made, approval must be given to the application developer, operational experts and finance for the change. Pre-authorization helps prevent malicious changes that could affect performance or security of the system.
Operations – Once operations are equipped with the right tools and processes, the deployment process can be sped up through automation and by engaging companies that offer containers as a service. Predictive analytics can be used to predict how the application will respond to changes and eliminate manual steps that can cause delays. Changes can be changed in real time based on operational efficiency.
Revenue and Price Optimization
Transaction management – If an application is meant to be a transactional system, operations would be needed to manage the process to generate data. Devops applications can be designed to integrate with the existing systems and provide better information through improved transparency. Grid Dynamic price optimization is a perfect example of this in action.
All the data can be captured at the time of the transaction. Revenue management – If an application is meant to be a revenue generator, operations can improve revenue by using predictive analytics to predict how the application will respond to changes. Data can be pulled in at the time of the transaction through analytics, for example, and financial information can be reported back to the systems at the end of the transaction.
Devops Can Improve Operational Efficiency through Automation
Organizations can increase the speed at which applications are brought up to speed by the adoption of automated processes. This eliminates, to a certain extent, the need for slow and cumbersome implementation of required changes to keep up with the dynamic market.