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Organisations are still investing in IT processes despite the current Brexit situation

Harriet Lamplugh de Smith

The findings of Capgemini UK’s ninth edition of their ‘World Quality Report’ unsurprisingly indicated that Brexit has created a huge amount of uncertainty. Firms haven’t yet established the full implications of Brexit and as a result a large number of transformational IT projects have been put on hold for the foreseeable future.

This ‘hold’ on projects has had a significant impact on investments in testing and QA, but remarkably this hasn’t actually prevented sectors driving forward their processes in terms of automation, agile and DevOps.

The report found that 61% of UK respondents have actually experienced a surge towards their IT budgets. The reasoning behind this rise in budget is down to a few factors:

  • Business demands for higher IT quality
  • Increased need for co-location
  • Increased number of development and releases

In the report it was made apparent that the use of DevOps and Agile methodology is clearly increasing in a wide range of sector. The report also indicated that the most common DevOps practices included:

  • Virtualisation of environments
  • Continuous monitoring and predictive analysis
  • Usage of loosely coupled architectures and/or micro-services

The favourite agile methodologies are scrum, dynamic systems development method (DSDM) and hybrid models.

The experts also identified that customer-facing operations and stringent processes make it significantly harder to adopt the agile and DevOps approach to working.