CollabNet Sponsors First 'State of Git in the Enterprise' Industry Survey, Makes Findings-Report Free

Research shows Git delivers on speed and innovation, concerns about enterprise management and integration lead to hybrid SCM adoption

BRISBANE, Calif., March 21, 2013 — CollabNet® (, the global leader for Enterprise Cloud Development, today announced that results from the first major industry survey on Git adoption in the enterprise are available for free download at Findings from the survey, available in the State of Git in the Enterprise white paper, show that Git is clearly being adopted in the enterprise due to its ability to drive agility and innovation for leading-edge mobile, social and cloud-based applications. Key shortcomings are centered on security, governance and administration at scale. The result is enterprises are increasingly adopting a hybrid approach to source code management (SCM) usage to make it a vital part of the development process.  

CollabNet partnered with UBM Tech to complete the research project of more than 245 software developers and managers. All respondents work for organizations with more than 100 employees, with 30 percent working at companies with more than 10,000 employees. To download a free copy of The State of Git in the Enterprise, please visit:

“Git was created for development speed and according to our survey results, this is exactly why organizations from a wide range of sectors have turned to it,” said Eric Bruno, author of the report. “Its speed and powerful branching and merging have led to its adoption within companies of all sizes, both in terms of employee size and annual revenue. Git’s adoption in the enterprise is clearly seen as a shining point.”

Highlights of the survey include:

  • More than 40 percent of enterprise organizations cited Git adoption.
  • On-premise (69 percent) and private cloud (44 percent) deployments of Git repositories are generally preferred over public cloud (27 percent) hosting options today.
  • 25 percent of respondents indicated Git as one of their standard SCM tools.
  • Git and the Agile Methodology go together – with 86 percent of Git users indicating they are using Agile at least partially.
  • Git users (managers and above) cited security (51 percent), tool integration (49 percent) and coexistence with other SCM tools (37 percent) as real concerns.
  • Most enterprises use two or more SCM tools, with Subversion, Microsoft TFS/VSS, and CVS the most-used SCM tools alongside Git (in that order).
  • Suggested feature improvements to make Git better suited for the enterprise included administration, security management and performance on Windows.

“The results of this first survey show that Git in the enterprise is clearly making headway. Based on our experience and feedback from industry input such as this survey, we have been adding Git features into TeamForge that meet the biggest challenges of Git adoption - security, governance, administration and hybrid SCM at scale,” said Bill Portelli, co-founder and CEO of CollabNet. “We look forward to working with our customers and partners to collectively add new value to the GIT SCM value-chain for cloud, on-premise and hybrid cloud deployments.”

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About CollabNet, SCM and Git

CollabNet is the industry leader for global SCM support and success, delivering services to millions of developers using Subversion, CVS, Perforce and Git. With the growing popularity of Git, CollabNet continues to innovate, offering the industry’s first enterprise-grade Git offering within its TeamForge and public cloud CloudForge platforms, and the only integrated offering of Subversion and Git. Through services and products, CollabNet continues to make Git a viable choice for enterprise IT organizations where the highest standards in support, security, availability and back-up are a “must” requirement.

About CollabNet

CollabNet is a leading provider of Enterprise Cloud Development. With more than 10,000 global customers, the company provides a suite of platforms and services to address three major trends disrupting the software industry: Agile, DevOps and hybrid cloud development. Its CloudForge™ development-Platform-as-a-Service (dPaaS) enables cloud development through a flexible platform that is team friendly, enterprise ready and integrated to support leading third party tools. The CollabNet TeamForge® ALM, ScrumWorks® Pro Agile project management and Subversion Edge and Enterprise Git source code management platforms can be deployed separately or together, in the cloud or on-premise. CollabNet complements its technical offerings with industry leading consulting and training services for Agile and cloud development transformations. Many CollabNet customers improve productivity by as much as 70 percent, while reducing costs by 80 percent. For more information, please visit

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March 21, 2013