Emerging technologies force enterprise IT shops to rethink not just which new products and services to adopt, but even more importantly, the very nature of how they do their jobs. For this reason, TechTarget’s expanding our coverage of IT operations with the launch of SearchITOperations.com.
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A cultural and technological transformation will happen as IT operations and application development more closely collaborate to heighten their enterprise’s ability to respond to market changes. It’s a multi-year cycle that involves planning and strategy — not unlike the changes wrought in the past by distributed computing, Internet or mobile. IT execs need to ask new questions: What applications are the right ones to change or replace, or launch entirely new? And how will we do it?
Looking out over the next three to five years, strategic IT shops will need to move beyond cost savings or avoidance, marked by silos and limited collaboration, to thrive. All aim for stable, flexible operations that are custom fitted to the internal landscape, corporate goals and business outcomes of that enterprise.
For many IT shops, the desire to facilitate shorter application release cycles without outages and mistakes means reordering staff, acquiring new skills and choosing from a plethora of new tools to automate tasks.
The new site is dedicated to the news, features, how-to tips and other expert content that enables IT operations pros to explore emerging technologies, such as containers and microservices, to develop new infrastructure models, to manage new application architectures and faster release cycles, and to embrace the feedback loop concept promoted by DevOps. But this is enterprise IT, and most applications or processes may not be right for the rapid, Agile, fail-fast techniques that are popular with webscale companies. SearchITOperations also harbors coverage of IT systems management best practices with full recognition of the challenges of fortifying existing platforms. Our reader can expect unbiased technical information as they evaluate new tools, learn new skills and plan tomorrow’s IT operations.