IBM Named Market Leader in Ovum Decision Matrix: Selecting an Application Lifecycle Management Solution, 2016-17
“IBM Bluemix PaaS provides a first-class application development environment on the cloud.” - Ovum
Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) and Agile development practices are both fundamental concepts underlying a DevOps approach. However, DevOps broadens the scope of ALM and Agile, promoting sustained innovation across the enterprise with participation from stakeholders beyond just the development and operations teams, and embracing lines of business, executives, partners, suppliers and customers.
As well, a new operating model is moving to the forefront due to the digital transformation enabled by cloud and mobile. This model is often called “multi-speed IT” or “bimodal” where a front end application, typically on mobile or the web (cloud-native), needs to connect to traditional IT backend systems (cloud-enabled). Cloud-native applications are typically optimized for minimizing delivery time-to-customers, addressing customer requests, learning, and iterating quickly. Cloud-enabled applications are typically optimized for time-to-quality, to ensure high levels of stability, compliance with regulations, and confidence in data. The integration of cloud-native and cloud-enabled applications presents a new set of challenges for the IT organization that is trying to balance agility and stability.
Ovum, a leading global technology research and advisory firm, in this new report, examines in depth the role of ALM in systems of systems and engineered product manufacturing, as well as in traditional enterprise IT and regulated software development environments. Ovum invited ALM vendors to participate in the report and each vendor’s solutions are assessed on three dimensions: technology features, market execution, and market impact.
We are proud to announce that IBM was selected as a “market leader” in the new report “Ovum Decision Matrix: Selecting an Application Lifecycle Management Solution, 2016–17”. The report states “IBM has been a leading vendor in the ALM space for many years and has a strong presence in both the enterprise IT and engineering industrial sectors” and further states “IBM Bluemix PaaS provides a first-class application development environment on the cloud.” Click here to download the full Ovum
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Source: Ovum Decision Matrix: Selecting an Application Lifecycle Management Solution, 2016-17
About the author
Dibbe Edwards, VP, Watson IoT Continuous Engineering Offering Management and Delivery
Dibbe Edwards is Vice President, IBM Watson IoT Continuous Engineering and DevOps responsible for the executive leadership of business covering key aspects of IBM’s Continuous Engineering and DevOps strategies and offerings, including application lifecycle management and reporting, quality and requirements management, testing automation tooling, systems development and architecture management, SaaS-based offerings, and integration and open software development. Dibbe is additionally driving DevOps transformation within her own internal continuous software delivery activities as well as on-going transparent development through jazz