Why Fortune 1000 CIOs and CEOs should make DevOps investments a priority now

As CIOs and their teams better understand DevOps practices they will discover how they can drive speed, quality and increased business outcomes from the delivery of IT services through DevOps.
  • Cloud Computing
  • Hybrid Cloud
  • Private Cloud
  • Cloud Management
  • Agile Development
  • Development Tools
  • Data Center
  • IT Strategy
  • IT Leadership
  • ITSM
  • Business IT Alignment
  • Mobile
  • Developer
  • Manufacturing Industry
  • Small and Medium Business

Stephen Elliot, Vice President of IT Infrastructure and Cloud Practice at IDC, advises enterprise IT organizations on devops, private and hybrid clouds, automation, APM, virtualization, IT operations and software-defined data centers. Prior to IDC, Stephen was Vice President of Strategy for CA Technologies' Infrastructure Management and Data Center Automation business unit, providing direct strategic and tactical support to customers accelerating their path toward the cloud, software-defined data centers and Dev/Ops. He also led product management for CA’s VCE partnership, helping customers better understand the business value of converged fabric.

Prior to his work at CA Technologies, Stephen was a noted software industry analyst at firms including IDC, Gartner and Forrester, where he advised IT executives and the financial community on IT operations, virtualization, data center automation and network and application management. He also served as a product marketing manager at Inteq, an early provider of SaaS-based network monitoring and service desk capabilities, helping customers understand the business value of the SaaS delivery model.

Stephen earned a B.A. from the University of Southern California, and has completed graduate work and executive education at American University and Harvard Business School. Stephen is married with four outstanding children. He enjoys basketball, and yearns for the days he used to have a deadly jump shot and 42-in. vertical.

The opinions expressed in this blog are those of Stephen Elliot and do not necessarily represent those of IDG Communications, Inc., its parent, subsidiary or affiliated companies.