5 DevOps trends that will redefine business in the future

5 DevOps trends that will redefine business in the future

The surge in demand for software-based services is growing rapidly which paved ways for the implementation of DevOps by several businesses in the IT sector. Implementation of Development and Operations within the organisation allows teams to streamline their business process and add value to their management goals.

DevOps enables teams to respond to evolving market conditions, scale, and collaborate to provide innovative and more dependable products and services. Over the past 15 years, tens of thousands of organisations have adopted DevOps as a way of their working culture, states a recent study conducted by Atlassian.

Another report states DevOps market will reach $14, 969.6 million by 2026. All these trends are a reflection that DevOps is here to rule and becoming imperative for the team’s success. Here are the 5 predictions for DevOps in 2021 and beyond that will help business to maximize their profits.
  1. Adoption of DevSecOps Methodologies
Cloud security will become the top-of-mind agenda of CIOs as they embrace cloud transformation so that businesses can deliver high-quality software, features quickly and efficiently. Thus, the DevSecOps technique will become crucial for a business that will focus on maintaining a certain degree of protection within the system to eliminate vulnerabilities.
  1. BizDevOps is the next DevOps evolution
The current push for digitalization through business verticals necessitates the removal of even more barriers. Between IT and the company, there is a major split. This is where BizDevOps tools enter the picture and enable companies to streamline their business process while reducing risks.  
  1. Rise of Smarter DevOps
Organisations will soon realise the value of “Smarter” DevOps and will gradually implement analytics. Today advanced DevOps companies are on the brink of optimizing productivity benefits across all of their workflows. Data analytics, artificial intelligence, and advanced analytics software combined with smarter event-driven triggers and sophisticated alerting would allow continuous integration workflows to unleash the next wave of productivity-driven performance.
  1. Emphasis on quality over speed
In 2021, enterprises will put more emphasis on the quality of the software rather than the speed at which software and applications are developed. Continuous distribution would no longer be a parameter for delivering below par service. The process of simply releasing software and fixing bugs at the distribution mandate will be phased down.
  1. Integration with AI & ML
The rate at which data is generated every day, it gets complicated for organisations to manage such massive volumes of data in daily operations with outdated technologies. Here, Artificial intelligence (AI) and Machine learning (ML) integrated with DevOps will enable organisations to attenuate and scan data of any volume. It will also boost the way teams are performing and transforming their way of work to deliver, deploy and manage tasks efficiently.

Conclusion

Although the Covid-19 has completely changed the business dynamics and the way business performs their operations, looks like these recent trends in DevOps will continue to stay for long.

MicroGenesis stays abreast with the latest developments in trends and worked with multiple clients to scale their operations. If you too want to scale with DevOps, we can help you by offering customizable and reliable DevOps services.

Digital health trends and inspiring solutions at DMEA 2021

Digital health trends and inspiring solutions at DMEA 2021

How often do you get the chance to meet the top minds of the leading industries and gain insights into the innovative technology and solutions you work on regularly? At the DMEA 2021 online conference, June 7 to June 11, 2021, you’ll obtain absolutely that. From understanding the latest technology adoption in the Medtech Industry to the role of digital transformation in healthcare and how it is affecting the patient experience, DMEA 2021 will offer 7 days of insightful learning from the luminaries in the digital health domain.

MicroGenesis Techsoft at the DMEA 2021

MicroGenesis Techsoft is one of the leading software solution providers for medical software. We offer a range of services from development, testing and regulatory compliance to ensure robust and reliable software. Over the years, we are uniquely positioned in the Medtech industry to deliver innovative and futuristic solutions to clients with our experience and skilled professionals. We are acclaimed by several leading medical device companies for enabling them to roll out high-quality medical products in shorter time frames while maintaining regulatory compliances such as EN ISO 13458, EU MRD and FDA.

Meet our experts attending DMEA 2021

MG Daniel

Business Head- Software Solutions & Services

Daniel has over 15 years of experience working in the Healthcare technology domain and providing software solutions that enable health professionals to connect with patients and manage them more efficiently. With experience in implementing 40 major projects, he has proven his Technical & Management Expertise in identifying, qualifying, and implementing enterprise systems that facilitate business processes and strategic objectives. He has made significant contributions in other sectors with Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) technology for transportation (railways, airports), power, process industries (manufacturing, petroleum). His experience spans engagements within India as well as countries abroad (Singapore and the Middle East).

Romit Bhattacharya

Business Head- Software Solutions & Services

Romit has around 16 years of experience in driving new business growth and managing existing key customers across India, APAC and the European market. Romit has successfully worked with several leading clients in the Automotive, Aerospace & Healthcare sector and implemented a cohesive and robust Sales and Marketing framework.

Talk to our experts at DMEA 2021

Our focus at DMEA 2021 is to meet like-minded people and address the existing barriers and challenges related to access to high-quality health care and how to make the medical devices and digital healthcare industry self-sufficient. If you too are interested in having a chat connect with us.

3 Ways Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) can support Business continuity

3 Ways Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) can support Business continuity

What does it mean to ensure continuity of business during the pandemic?

Sure, with innovations, businesses that wanted to remain in the competitive market evolved. They streamlined the structure of their organizations to ensure consistent development, distribution, and maintenance. Most companies, but, ended up introducing many isolated tools for different phases of the lifecycle. For the current challenge, this was a short-lived fix as the siloed applications did not endorse tight end-to-end traceability.

A integrated solution can allow stakeholders, project managers, and team members to understand the project’s status while also providing easy access to the various engineering artifacts scattered across the lifecycle of the project while also adapting to the new normal of Work from Home (WFH).

Businesses must adopt an impeccable strategy for software development. Well, this is where Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) solutions come into play. ALM solutions help businesses to manage software application by offering end-to-end traceability in all phases of the Applications Lifecycle even when the team works from home.

What is Application Lifecycle Management?

The journey of a product/software from the conceptual phase to its retirement is ALM. It captures all the dimensions from planning, requirement analysis, design, and implementation.

Application Lifecycle Management solutions enable the product or application development to be better controlled while maintaining coordination at many levels with stakeholders and the implementation team. ALM also helps in quicker business penetration and adherence to various processes and standards.

How does Application Lifecycle Management ensure business continuity?

Enterprises adopting the Application Lifecycle Management tool are in a better position today. A unified ALM solution designed for teams working from home ensures business continuity challenges in 5 diverse ways.

  1. Connect remote working teams to a single point of truth
    Work from home can build gaps between team members. But, an integrated ALM solution with a centralized repository can guarantee effective communication and access among various engineering artifacts such as requirements, design, code, and test artifacts at ease and avoid duplication and collaborate without any hassle.
    While ALM ensures that the users and artifacts stay connected, it also facilitates the easy generation of reports and metrics for project tracking, review, and audits.
  2. Efficient monitoring of the application quality
    When an organization puts in place a business continuity plan, unexpected incidents may likely erupt that need more time than expected. Performance metrics becomes essential and the demand to cut cost becomes high. It is important to make informed choices based on credible data. An ALM solution combines data on development, testing, and defects while providing real-time visualization of application quality.
    ALM facilitates frameworks for various industry-specific standards, processes, and methodologies. This ensures the building projects or products in adherence to the recommended standards and follow all the safety norms and best practices.
    ALM solutions also support manual and automation based testing across platforms and domains and provide inline defect tracking mechanism to capture, track, control, and fix defects.
  3. Risk Management
    Managing unprecedented risks caused by a pandemic is crucial. Application Lifecycle Management solutions support effective risk management for projects and programs to identify, capture, analyze, mitigate, track, and control risk and hazards.

Conclusion

While work from home is the new normal for the IT sector, Application Lifecycle Management is playing a key role. ALM offers a plethora of benefits for the software & product developing organization while supporting in making a better business decision and ensure an agile and efficient development process.

 

If you want to understand in detail about the benefits of Application Lifecycle Management for businesses read https://www.mgtechsoft.com/blogs/how-integrated-alm-can-help-your-business/
Know more about our ALM solutions and services here: https://www.mgtechsoft.com/solutions/alm-application-lifecycle-management/

Top 5 Robotic Process Automation (RPA) trends to embrace in 2021

Top 5 Robotic Process Automation (RPA) trends to embrace in 2021

During the past couple of years, the adoption of Robotic Process Automation (RPA) has surged. Even during the pandemic, amidst the distress of economic instability, organisations embraced automation to allow business continuity and automate their mundane tasks.
As per a recent Gartner report, “the Global Robotic Process Automation (RPA) software revenue is projected to reach $1.89 billion in 2021, an increase of 19.5% from 2020”. Also, the same study shows that RPA’s revenue will continue to rise manifold in 2024.
It is quite evident from the above reports that RPA will be one of the biggest technology trends for 2021. RPA combined with Hyperautomation will change the way businesses work. With this thought, there are few trends that businesses will adopt with automation in 2021 and beyond. Let’s discuss them below.

1. Rise of Intelligent Automation

In 2021, RPA will have the spotlight, together with Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. As deployed, this pattern would push strategic marketing activity to the next level and have an important effect than RPA alone on business competitiveness and performance. With the aid of cognitive automation tasks such as supervision of internal communication, customer queries, customized financial advice, deals, promotions will get simpler. Companies will recognize the benefits of bringing together RPA and AI to improve business performance.

2. Focus on Employee experience

Organizations are well aware of the stress that workers have experienced during the pandemic. This year, the RPA will allow organisations to improve the overall experience of employees. A significant focus will be placed on improving the productivity and efficiency of employees by liberating them from mundane tasks. They will also be encouraged by automation to explore and add new abilities to their kitty, and successfully contribute towards the growth of an organisation.

3. Extension of RPA beyond Finance and Accounting

Since the Finance, Banking sector and Insurance involve a large volume of repetitive tasks, these sectors were the early implementors of RPA. But considering the rising popularity and value add, others sectors are slowly adopting this technology in different departments such as HR and customer experience. In 2021, many businesses will adopt RPA and other digital transformation technologies to improve efficiency.

4. Goodbye paperwork

RPA deployment will help companies save millions of man-hours by the end of 2021. In the coming years, it will eventually free workers from tedious jobs and time-consuming assignments. Any rules-based activities might not require human involvement by 2025, while paperwork will be a thing of yesteryears.

5. An amalgamation of automated and digital efforts

While the monotonous task will be taken over by Robotics, certain tasks will require human intelligence. Although the implementation of RPA to completely automate business operations was a priority until last year, businesses will open their doors for a more hybrid strategy in 2021. Humans and robots will operate in sync to accomplish the assigned tasks. In the next few years, RPA will be applied to improve automation in many cutting-edge technologies, such as Blockchain, Advanced-Data Processing, Optical Character Recognition (OCR), etc.

Conclusion

These are the top 5 trends in Robotic process automation that organisations need to embrace this year. How will the Robotic process automation affect your business continuity? Do let us know in the comments.

5 signs it is time to go beyond Jira

5 signs it is time to go beyond Jira

Atlassian tools are the cornerstone of large and fast-growing organisations. Atlassian tools allow to work and collaborate across many teams placed in various geographies. It provides important time saving features that help businesses to grow in the competitive market.

Many organizations not only consider Atlassian tools as useful but a must-have for running successful businesses. Yet, enterprise size businesses still depend on single server for carrying all Atlassian needs and face issues.

Jira server is a preferred for many small and mid-sized organizations. But there are certain limitations on using Jira server which affects the team’s efficiency. When many teams depend on Jira for their role there will be projects and tickets lying around, along with day to day reporting and administration work. This becomes a huge burden on the performance of that single node that is working overtime to keep things running and in place. For large businesses, depending on a server instance of Jira can hold you back from scaling altogether.

Does that sound relatable? Here are five other signs that your business needs to go beyond Jira Server.

Jira has become judgmental for projects

There are several organisations that begin their Atlassian journey by implementing Jira for individual or teams. As organisations grow, the demand to collaborate among teams often increases. Here adoption of the Atlassian tools across teams and departments become important. Many organisations already know this and made Jira central to the way their business operations perform.

With this comes a huge demand for tool to become more consistent, secure and demand 24/7 maintenance for its daily users. Issues with any of these requirements can be malicious for the teams as well to the business operations. And in the end, implementation of Jira can be causing more trouble that solving any of them.

Adding more Jira users is disconnecting the teams

As organisations are growing, daily users keeping adding to Jira. This increase in the number of Jira users mean increase in requirements for your applications. Are they capable to function as expected? If your teams are feeling disconnected while using Jira, chances are it is not the right tool to meet your rising needs.

Though scaling on server seems to be apt, it is time consuming and complicated. Large organisations and complex businesses may consider improving the ability on demand and decide when to perform application upgrades and patches. You need to understand the priority of work and plan task without putting the burden on the system.

Another solution is to train and up-skill the existing and new Jira users on how to make use of most of the excellent features of Jira.

Low performance and outrages for Jira instance

When thousands of users work on Jira at the same time, it affects performance and everyone who are trying to work from a single server.

When you face issues like drop in performance, it’s about time to upgrade from server. Frequent performance issues are often the first warning signs of an overburdened server. This can result in continuous outrages.

A major limitation of server is that everything is working from a single source, in case of a single failure, disruption occurs to the whole server. Users will not be able to access necessary information. This interruption may cost your organisation a lot and affect the efficiency of the teams.

Service tickets are overwhelming you

The backlog will keep developing until it becomes unmanageable as the company is expanding and in-house staff are coping with any service ticket. This will create tremendous tension on the support staff and hinder the fast and comprehensive resolution of problems.

These challenges take longer to solve in the best-case situation, and the customers are left struggling to finish their important tasks. Quick solutions are often more likely to be implemented, and will see difficulties arising when the origin of the problem has not been fixed.

You could see the entire help staff getting frustrated and leaving in the worst-case scenario!

Most time consumed on maintenance and admin

Teams dealing with a poor Jira platform will spend the day repairing it and performing time-consuming admin while drowning in help tickets. This time could be better spent on improving procedures of the organisation and collaborating on more long-term projects.

Teams especially IT give more priority to regular maintenance. New development and features of Jira are parked aside. This way users do not ever make the most of this Atlassian tool. And even though you can introduce new developments and features, your single server is being overwhelmed and you are forced to schedule interruption.

This way businesses are left to deal with every day server maintenance issues and missing long-term goals. This comes at a real price for the company, in addition to operational concerns, interruption and persistent demand for help.

Conclusion

MicroGenesis is one of Atlassian’s leading solution partner providing its enterprise grade solutions and services. We help businesses by using our extensive experience in Atlassian Technologies. We conduct assessments that provide insights into the use of Atlassian tools and streamline your resources and processes. For more information about our service offerings visit here: https://mgtechsoft.com/solutions/atlassian-services

5 Reasons Why add Atlassian Confluence to your tool mix

5 Reasons Why add Atlassian Confluence to your tool mix

Atlassian Confluence is a collaboration wiki tool which allows the development, collaboration, and management of documents. It is a preferred all-inclusive tool for the preservation of records and the exchange of information. It integrates with Jira, has powerful add-ons, and helps the sharing, storage, and management of information within teams.

Confluence provides an organised workspace through which you can collaborate with your team from anywhere, anytime. Synchronise your confluence with iOS or Android device and work from anywhere across geographies. Tracking team’s activity, feedback and staying coordinated between mobile devices and desktop are some of the essential features of Atlassian Confluence.

A confluence is a flexible tool that can ease your work in many ways. When mixed with other tools it can do wonders. Here are the 5 most common reasons why add Confluence to your mix of Atlassian tools.

Confluence and Jira gel up well

Capturing product requirement is a part of the product lifecycle management. Blueprint of the product specifications of Confluence helps to find, scope and track requirements for the product or function. Within the blueprint, teams will be able to collaborate to collect user stories in a table format that specifies the required changes and any added notes. Once the table is filled out, it is possible to highlight the user stories and create issues in Jira with a click of a button. This allows Jira ‘s ideas to be converted into trackable pieces of work. When the related Jira problem is updated, teams can have a real-time detailed report in their Confluence product specifications page of each user story.

Single source for team collaboration

As organisations grow, there comes a huge requirement of cross-functional teams capable of working on many requirements. While Jira is a great alternative for helping the team to plan and track issues of all the work that goes into the software development, Atlassian Confluence provides a single source to organise the content that has been created during the process.

The need to store documentation in many places is eliminated through confluence. A Jira project linked with confluence where documents can be organised improves efficiency within teams. With all documentation stored in a single source, knowledge transfer for a new team member becomes convenient.

Add-ons improve performance

Atlassian products come power-packed with add-ons that have more features and confluence is no different. Add-ons increase added features to the existing functionality of Confluence. If the user needs any specific features, then an add-on that can help with the desired functionality. Add-ons optimize content inside of Confluence with exact reports, diagrams, data forms and lot more.

Keeps the team progressive

Confluence enables team to coordinate and have traceability of all the task performed even after many changes done in the Bitbucket or Bamboo code. Confluence provides a single source or platform to trace all technical documentation. If a new team-mate joins the project, providing insights about the work without hassle- keeping your team moving forward.

A smart tool for smart teams

Owing to the unique style of sharing knowledge by many teams, Atlassian Confluence allows the team to transfer knowledge in various formats, helping create a more flexible experience for users utilising the content. Confluence supports many formats desired by the team to share knowledge. Additionally, it also streamlines knowledge sharing by enabling you to regulate team’s documentation process which minimises the hassle of a new team member to learn about the team activity.

Conclusion

Atlassian Confluence has proved an essential tool for teams to collaborate. Confluence provides the team with the privilege to share, store and manage knowledge with a single source. It has mitigated the communication barriers and has become an effective source of knowledge sharing among teams. We work on Atlassian tools and round-the-clock help to our customers to ensure the smooth functioning of our Atlassian services. Visit our service page to know more.