With the business landscape evolving every passing day, organizations are expected to stay at the cutting
edge to pacify their customers. Today, the first aspect that a customer looks for in an organization’s
product or service offerings is the software – either the mobile applications or the official website of
the company. Businesses have realized that to hold the silver spoon against their competitors,
they need to keep reinventing their products or services and always be the first candidate to enter
the market with a new set of offerings. This has led to a faster evolution of software development
methodologies including Lean, Agile, DevOps etc.
to meet these requirements. In order to improve quality, businesses are focused on the user needs
early in the project, involve development and operations gradually, and break the project into
smaller pieces to allow for frequent testing. The abundance of infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS)
offerings has been an instrumental catalyst in this transformation.
There is also a flip side to this. As businesses start focusing on going digital, the software
applications and data are vulnerable to hackers and cybercrimes. The efforts by businesses to
move to a secure development cycle have been focused on the traditional methods of security – the
waterfall model. While DevOps comes to the fore, traditional security approaches are being discarded.