The growth in DevOps is a response to the increasing awareness that this disconnect often manifests itself as conflict and inefficiency; the requirement being the reverse when in terms of the IT function supporting the achievement of organizational goals. The IT function requires agile development leading to improvements in quality, efficiency and effectiveness.
IBM defines DevOps as an enterprise capability for continuous software delivery that can enable organizations to seize market opportunities, respond more rapidly to customer feedback, and balance speed, cost, quality and risk. By applying lean and agile principles across the software delivery lifecycle, DevOps helps organizations deliver a differentiated and engaging customer experience, achieve quicker time to value, and gain increased capacity to innovate.
Watson is IBM’s cognitive computing system, capable of reading and understanding enormous sets of unstructured data, and then generating confidence-ranked responses to questions about that data,posed in natural language. Famously, the computer system was specifically developed to answer questions on the Jeopardy! quiz show received the first prize of $1 million. Since Jeopardy! IBM Watson has announced deployments within the arena of healthcare with companies like MD Andersen, WellPoint and Memorial Sloan–Kettering Cancer Center on multiple areas such as cancer treatment.
This white paper is based on a webcast presentation to the Global Rational User Community by Carson Holmes, Executive Vice President of Software Development Experts and Carl Kraenzel, IBM Distinguished Engineer and Director of Watson Cloud Technology and Support.
View the DevOps Approach Speeds IBM Watson Solutions to Market Audience Q&A blog post: https://rational-ug.org/community-groups/find-a-virtual-or-global-group/vruc_watson/b/weblog/archive/2014/04/25/a-devops-approach-speeds-ibm-watson-solutions-to-market-audience-q-amp-a.aspx