SAN MATEO, Calif. - Nov 28, 2012 – Serena Software, the leader in Orchestrated IT solutions, today announced the results of a new survey of 200 IT professionals that focused on the current state of IT Service Management (ITSM), with a particular focus on what ITIL calls Service Transition.
In an environment where nearly every business has become application-driven, the survey reveals that IT is struggling to keep up with the resulting pace of service demand. In addition the survey shows the majority of those polled (92 percent) agreed business groups do not perceive IT as a true partner and in some cases report that IT actually impedes their success.
Further, Development and Operations blame each other. Three quarters cited operations as a roadblock to agile development, and 72 percent cite development as not supporting the goals of operations. The research shows a clear divide between Development and Operations, helping to explain the aspirational popularity of DevOps this past year.
“There is massive interest in DevOps within enterprises today, as there should be. What our survey revealed, however, is the distance that IT organizations need to evolve to realize the promise of DevOps,” said Amita Abraham, Group Product Marketing Manager at Serena Software and the author of the survey report. “This data was telling in that we were able to learn about today’s key ITSM issues, in particular the need to improve Service Transition, the ITIL set of processes that cover the juncture of Development and Operations.”
The Serena survey was conducted at itSMF’s popular FUSION 12 Conference last month, where enterprise IT professionals from around the globe joined to discuss current and best in IT service management practices. Respondents were polled from a variety of industries, including financial services, government, healthcare, online services, manufacturing and more. The sampling of participants included general attendees and speakers.
Key findings include:
To download Serena’s “IT Service Management Trends 2012: The State of the Dev-Ops Union” report, which includes Serena’s top recommendations for streamlining Development and Operations, go to: http://www.serena.com/itsmtrends2012?kf. An infographic is also available at: http://ser.so/WTG4z3
Serena orchestrates IT for enterprise organizations across the end-to-end application delivery lifecycle. IT organizations can coordinate disparate processes, multiple tools and globally distributed teams from initial business request, all the way to final production release. Serena helps IT engage more rapidly and accurately with the business, accelerate globally distributed water-scrum-fall development and deliver applications more frequently into production – all while maintaining enterprise visibility and compliance to corporate and regulatory standards.
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Headquartered in Silicon Valley, Serena serves enterprise customers from 29 offices in 14 countries. Serena is a portfolio company of Silver Lake Partners, the leader in private investments in technology-enabled industries.
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