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CollabNet Gathers Insights from DevOps Industry Analysts on Trends, Challenges and Changes Coming in 2017 for Software Development

Analysts weigh in on tool overload, organization cultural change and other obstacles to be tackled in the coming year

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – March 16, 2017CollabNet, a global leader in enterprise software development, release automation and DevOps solutions, published the latest insights into software delivery trends for 2017 based on a Q&A series with DevOps industry analysts.  The findings available on CollabNet’s blog provide insights for IT and business leaders working to implement DevOps in increasingly complex and distributed enterprise environments.

Prominent industry experts Stephen Hendrick of AD Research, Edwin Yuen of the Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG), Altaz Valani of InfoTech Research Group and Clive Longbottom of Quocirca answered questions about successes in software development in 2016, greatest trends emerging for 2017 and the most exciting new technologies to watch.

One of the key themes that emerged in a number of analyst responses was the importance of looking at DevOps lifecycle tools and taking steps in 2017 and beyond to ensure those tools integrate and work together. There was also an acknowledgement of the need for a platform to control or manage these tools and processes easily.

“Rather than being a ragtag collection of disparate tools chosen and used by individuals for their own ends,” said Clive Longbottom, Founder and Analyst at Quocirca, “we are finally seeing tools coming through that enable full collaboration and control along the entire lifecycle, while still enabling a degree of individual choice as to the base tools being used.”

The challenge facing organizations is not only the sheer number of tools available, but the lack of orchestration for managing all the moving parts – people, processes, teams and projects – represented by these complex tool chains.

“The area for greatest innovation is for more integration between the various functions and tools in DevOps,” said Edwin Yuen, Analyst at ESG. “We’ve seen great innovation in specific areas, such as collaboration, communication or automation, but how do we more tightly integrate those functions together and also manage them? Also, I continue to see potential for innovations on integrating and migrating traditional development models and processes into Agile and DevOps.”

These analyst insights and more can be found on CollabNet’s blog in a three-part series:

Part I: Looking Back: “What were the greatest successes made in 2016 in the software development industry, specifically for ALM and DevOps?”

Part II: Changes Ahead: “What are going to be the major organizational/environmental or social challenges for enterprises expanding Agile initiatives into DevOps in 2017?”

Part III: Emerging Technologies: What technologies/innovations will emerge in 2017 that will have the biggest impact on the DevOps industry?”

Software development has become more sophisticated than ever, and software development efforts are increasing across industries globally. On a technical and functional level, the software world is discussing the profound implications of next-generation DevOps solutions that can provide overarching visibility, traceability and tool integration. These solutions are expected to streamline the complex processes of software development to support better business outcomes.

“The shift to enterprise-level DevOps is a deep discussion in the industry, so we thank the experts for sharing their insights generously and adding to the body of thought on the subject,” said Thomas Hooker, Vice President of Marketing at CollabNet. “We use our guidance from the market, experts and customers to focus on providing DevOps solutions that deliver value to customers at an enterprise level by helping organizations align software development with their business objectives and improve the quality and speed of software delivery.”

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About CollabNet

CollabNet helps enterprises and government organizations develop and deliver high-quality software at speed. CollabNet is a winner of the 2016 Best of Interop Award, a Best in Show winner in the application lifecycle management and development tools category of the SD Times 100 for 13 consecutive years, and a gold winner of the 2016 Golden Bridge Awards. CollabNet offers innovative solutions, consulting, and Agile training services. The company proudly supports more than 10,000 customers with 6 million users in 100 countries. For more information, please visit

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