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The Impact of DevOps Model on a CIO’s Role

The transition of a company’s infrastructure from traditional IT to DevOps requires many variations, especially in the role of a CIO. Along with the changes required in terms of infrastructure and processes, a CIO must consider breaking down his functional portfolio into multiple roles covering performance, security, technology, etc. In this article at IT Business Edge, Author Cole discusses how the CIOs could potentially deal with such challenges posed by DevOps model.

The Challenge of DevOps

Successful implementation of DevOps strategy is very difficult due to limited availability of information and knowledge. Cole states that a Technology Expert at Perfecto and author of the Digital Quality Handbook, Eran Kinsbruner believes there is already a disconnect between the DevOps experts and CIOs in terms of their perspectives on business strategy, customer practice, and other growth-related factors.

A recent study by Forrester shows that while 60 percent CIOs are certain of a successful and thriving DevOps implementation in their firm, 50 percent of the DevOps employees feel the other way around.

The Critical Elements

A smooth DevOps transition is only possible through a certain extent of agreement between the CIOs and developers on the following aspects:

  1. Enabling instantaneous application and software support through rapid automated testing.
  2. Facilitating the relocation of critical IT systems from legacy to a more stable cloud server.
  3. Deploying artificial intelligence and the internet of things only if there are beneficial to the DevOps process.

An IT staffing firm, TEKsystems has further explored the evolution of a CIO’s role from technical to the strategic viewpoint, thereby contributing better value to the business. For an easy transition, it is essential to establish a strong alliance and better information exchange. This methodology should be tested through small pilot projects to check the feasibility and then implemented to high-value assignments. DevOps transition is not only limited to deployment but also depends on stakeholder preferences and changes required to achieve those outcomes.

Cole further adds that such a changeover is likely to enhance the performance of applications and services. To understand his viewpoint better, read the full article here –

Priyanka Chakraborty

Priyanka Chakraborty is a content specialist, currently a part of CAI Info India. She holds diverse experience in content writing spanning domains like Information Technology, Digital Marketing, Social Media, Content Marketing, Nutrition, Health & Fitness, Photography, Website Design, Career Advancement, etc. In the past, she has worked with the leading job portal of India,, and then moved on to a UK-based online education company, Shaw Academy, before joining CAI India. A writer by day and a reader by night, she loves to explore her creative instincts further in art and painting.

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