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MeriTalk: Many Federal IT Leaders Eye DevOps Model for Cloud Implementation Projects

cloudA MeriTalk study has shown that 57 percent of more than 150 federal information technology managers surveyed believe the DevOps applications development methodology can accelerate agencies’ transition to cloud infrastructure.

Sixty-eight percent of those respondents consider DevOps as a tool to facilitate collaboration between agency IT development, operations and security teams, MeriTalk said Monday.

Accenture‘s federal services business unit was the underwriter for the survey.

Steve O’Keeffe, founder of MeriTalk, said he believes the DevOps model “can help agencies change lanes and shift from inefficient silos to a dynamic, collaborative environment.”

“It’s about people and how they work together, as well as the technology they use,” O’Keefe added.

The survey also identified complex infrastructure, fear of change, inflexible practices and a lack of clear strategy as the top barriers for agencies to adopt cloud technology.

MeriTalk cited a 2014 General Accounting Office report that indicates federal agencies have increased their spending on cloud-based systems by only 1 percent over the past two years.

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