Lack of communication between IT teams stands in DevOps’ way.

Lack of communication between IT teams stands in DevOps’ way.

DevOps, everyone talks about it these days, but the implementation often leaves much to be desired. In particular, it should improve communication between security and developer teams in many organizations, according to research by Trend Micro.

The security provider surveyed 1,310 IT managers of both enterprise and SME organizations worldwide about their views on DevOps. Most IT leaders believe that communication between IT security and software development needs to improve significantly to reap the benefits of a DevOps culture.

The idea behind DevOps is to integrate developers and the operational team, and increasingly also security (DevSecOps), more closely in order to shorten the development cycle and make it safer. Three-quarters (74%) of respondents said that DevOps initiatives have recently become more important, but an even larger percentage believe that the various teams within the IT department should have more intensive contact.

Better communication

Nine out of 10 (89%) IT managers say that the communication between the security and development teams in the organisation needs to improve. Almost 77 percent say the same about communication between developers, security and operations. A third (34%) believes that these silos make it more difficult to create a DevOps culture in the organization.

The best ways to stimulate cultural change, according to IT leaders, are to promote integration between teams (61%), set common goals (58%), and share learning moments between teams (50%). No less than 78 percent of the respondents indicate that improvements are needed in all these areas.

An important part of the challenge is that despite the enthusiasm for DevOps, 81 percent of the organizations are already working on DevOps projects, only half (46%) have a partially developed DevOps strategy.

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