CloudBees: Software and Technology Trends 2022

Sachin Gadre, vice president, product management and Adam Harris, Sr. Product Marketing Manager at CloudBees have taken a look into their crystal balls and assess how the most important trends will develop over the next year. […]

Low-code approaches for DevOps will become more important – developers were mostly dependent on a variety of scripting languages for continuous integration and deployment. The advent of low-code application development and integration tools, as well as standardized API interfaces, will lead to the use of more and more low-code pipeline authoring tools. The beginnings of the low-code approach with templates and rudimentary graphical pipeline authoring tools are being replaced by uniform graphical end-to-end pipeline authoring tools.

DevSecOps-“Lone fighter” are replaced by integrated “policy-driven” security and compliance for code, data and infrastructure. The current DevSecOps implementations place a huge burden on the developers and rely on “lone warriors” to get the job done. The new DevSecOps approach differs in the following aspects:

  • Scalable through the use of standards-based security and compliance policies created by security architects and automatically implemented in DevOps pipelines, without additional configuration.
  • “Noise filtering techniques” reduce false positives and allow developers to focus on the most pressing security issues.
  • DevSecOps tools enable security architects to take a holistic view of application security, including code and data.

The interaction of cloud and DevOps – Technology has proven to be the linchpin of the company’s success during the COVID pandemic, as companies need to improve customer loyalty and service delivery in times of great uncertainty and turbulence. “Cloud transformation initiatives”, which have been pushed for years, are increasingly becoming the focus of company-wide business transformation. The real business benefits of shortening and improving development cycles will become apparent in real time as the rapid adoption of the cloud spreads to companies in all industries. A cascade effect will be noticeable in the form of competitive advantages in areas that are traditionally not directly affected by technological innovations.

Diversity and inclusion + Lack of staff. The massive social changes, including the rapid shift to work in the home office, led to a democratization of personnel recruitment regardless of location. Also, the global shortage of skilled workers is an ideal opportunity for companies to structure themselves with a view to diversifying talents from many different regions of the world, cultures, faiths and so on. The tangible benefits of a diverse workforce can be seen on several levels and will come to fruition in this next era of work culture: different perspectives will lead to the inclusion of diverse thought processes when it comes to building a corporate culture, directing corporate strategy and establishing a more effective global workforce.

*By Sachin Gadre, Vice President, Product Management and Adam Harris, Sr. Product Marketing Manager at CloudBees.

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