New Global Research Shows Innovators Who Embrace the Promise of
Modern Software Development Drive Greater Results with Agile
Processes, Attention to Security
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Mastering modern software development by building a ‘Modern Software
Factory' is at the heart of business success in the digital economy,
according to the results of a survey of over 1,200 IT leaders released
today by CA Technologies (NASDAQ: CA) and conducted by industry analyst
firm Freeform Dynamics.
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According to a recent study by CA Technologies and conducted by Freeform Dynamics, Masters of the Modern Software Factory yield higher revenue growth and profit. (Graphic: Business Wire)
The new research titled, "Don't
Let an Outdated Software Strategy Hold You Back," shows just
how significant the gaps are between the ‘Masters of the Modern Software
Factory' - the top 25% who embrace the key principles of agility,
automation, insights and security - and everyone else across a range of
measures from revenue and profit to executive leadership and risk-taking
to adoption of modern software tools and approaches.
The ‘Masters' are embracing and exploiting the digital world across key
aspects of their organizations and out-performing others on key business
indicators. When compared to the mainstream, the Masters delivered:
70% higher profit growth
50% higher revenue growth
Mastering the Modern Software Factory also offers a significant lead
Exploiting the Digital World
53% of Master-level organizations say their leaders are exploiting new
software-driven strategies versus 18% of mainstream companies.
50% of Masters say their executives provide the leadership needed to
survive in the application economy versus 18% of mainstream companies.
Understanding Customer Needs and Better Aligning IT with the Business
61% of the Masters reported that they understand what customers need
and strive to deliver the best customer experience, versus 22% of
mainstream company respondents.
52% of Masters are very effective at prioritizing software development
in line with business goals, versus 15% of mainstream companies.
Balancing Risk With Responsible Security Practices
Over 43% of the Masters' company culture support risk-taking, versus
17% of mainstream companies.
49% of Masters have senior management who understands the importance
of not compromising software quality or security for time-to-market,
versus 15% of mainstream companies.
Developing, Delivering, Managing and Securing Better Quality Software
53% of the Masters are very effective at delivering applications with
improved quality and consistency versus 24% of mainstream companies.
52% of the Masters reported that their development processes are well
documented and well-understood, versus 18% of mainstream companies.
"There's a clear indication that those organizations that adopt modern
software development practices such as embracing agile, increasing
automation wherever possible, using machine learning and analytics to
generate insights, and integrating security into the development process
do a better job of driving growth," said Otto Berkes, executive vice
president and chief technology officer, CA Technologies. "If you don't
have a modern approach to software, along with the factory needed to
deliver on your vision, you will be left behind in a world where the
masters are the winners," he added.
The results also show just how far organizations still need to go to
have software processes that are flexible and can keep up with business
Only 16% and 18% say they have a high rate of richness and maturity in
their software development tools for Agile and DevOps, respectively.
Only 28% strongly agree that their software team was well equipped to
deliver quality on a continuous basis.
Only 25% strongly agree that they have robust internal processes to
continuously test for security vulnerabilities.
Just 32% believe IT to be very effective at garnering greater insight
into customer needs to improve application performance and
The Bottom Line
"The reality is that the future of your business is in the hands of your
developers and depends on how well you've organized and enabled them to
seize growth opportunities for your company," Berkes concluded.
The global online survey of 1,279 senior IT and business executives was
sponsored by CA Technologies and conducted by industry analyst firm
Freeform Dynamics' Intelligence Unit in July 2017. It was augmented by
in-depth telephone interviews with key industry executives. For full
survey methodology details, see the report "Don't Let an Outdated
Software Strategy Hold You Back."
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About Freeform Dynamics
Freeform Dynamics is an IT industry analyst firm. Through our research
and insights, we aim to help busy IT and business professionals get up
to speed on the latest technology developments, and make better-informed
investment decisions. For more information, and access to our library of
free research, please visit www.freeformdynamics.com.
About CA Technologies
CA Technologies (NASDAQ:CA) creates software that fuels transformation
for companies and enables them to seize the opportunities of the
application economy. Software is at the heart of every business in every
industry. From planning, to development, to management and security, CA
is working with companies worldwide to change the way we live, transact,
and communicate - across mobile, private and public cloud, distributed
and mainframe environments. Learn more at www.ca.com.
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