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Devops expert Gene Kim: How devops helps business meet challenging times

When it comes to software development, the modern practice of devops – where developers and IT operations combine to deliver software in a more streamlined way – has been sweeping its way through the enterprise, as more and more organizations see the benefits of greater automation and more frequent releases.

Now, with the pandemic highlighting the need for greater digital agility, will devops adoption accelerate even faster?

As the London edition of the Enterprise Devops Summit approaches (in its new virtual format), that was the first question we asked its host and founder, Gene Kim, the former CTO of Tripwire and the author of three popular devops books.

The conversation below has been edited for clarity and brevity.

InfoWorld: How has the pandemic broadly impacted devops?

Gene Kim: There is a meme going around on Twitter right now about which C-level executive has advanced the digital disruption agenda the most? Is it the CEO, CFO, CIO, or COVID-19? COVID-19 is the winner. I think it’s so true.

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