In order to be competitive in today’s environment, businesses have to adapt rapidly and cost-efficiently in response to changes in the marketplace. This agility and necessity has dramatically increased the volume of change requests into the IT organization. Adopting standard methodologies and continuous integration is the first logical step that teams implement to satisfy this so-called need for speed, but that typically just pushes the bottleneck further along the production process.
One way to help move things along is by deploying various applications. By deploying an application, service, or component, you distribute it for installation on other computers, devices, servers, or in the cloud, with the hoped-for end result of making everyone’s job easier and more efficient.
By doing so, you’ll learn a better way to conduct business, seeing what your peers and competitors are up to, and learning how to improve your own operations.