Reclaiming Control of Mobile Development with Devops

Mobile applications offer new revenue streams, a direct channel to customers, and an exciting new experience for developers. They can also compromise a company’s security, efficiency, and reputation.

A small team within a line of business can produce a mobile app with little – if any – involvement from IT, skirting the processes and safeguards businesses have spent years of time and millions of dollars to build. Many of these projects are using custom methodologies, and some are using none at all, hampering visibility into success and potentially leaving your brand at risk. As businesses focus more of their development on mobile apps and each business unit pursues its own agenda, this problem grows, and IT may only become aware of the situation after it becomes a problem.

In this Gigaom Research Webinar, we will examine the impact mobility has had on application development, the pain points experienced when businesses try to manage mobile development across the enterprise, and the role automation, DevOps and other rapid development tools play in moving IT from inhibitor to enabler. We will evaluate strategies IT can follow to encourage compliance and integration by providing developers and product managers with the tools and processes they need without sacrificing existing investments in control, quality, and compliance. Join Gigaom Research and CA for  “Reclaiming Control of Mobile Development with Devops,” a free analyst webinar on Wednesday, October 8, 2014, at 10 a.m. PT.

What will be discussed

  • How can organizations apply modern techniques to achieve continuous app delivery cycles informed by customer feedback and real-world usage analytics?
  • What challenges has mobility brought to application development in large organizations?
  • How are line-of-business development teams structured, and what risks and inefficiencies does this create?
  • What is the role of DevOps and other rapid, iterative methodologies in mobile development?
  • What services and tools can IT provide to decentralized development teams that they cannot provide for themselves?
  • How can IT integrate these teams with its development and testing infrastructure without sacrificing speed or creativity?

Who should attend

  • CIOs and CTOs
  • Application developers
  • Project management professionals
  • IT operations
  • Line-of-business managers