Gartner Research

Market Trends: ARA, DevOps and Mobile Device Management Ignite Configuration Management

Published: 27 November 2013

ID: G00251898

Analyst(s): Laurie Wurster , Ronni Rosenstein

Summary

Agility, automation and mobility stimulate robust expansion in the implementation of configuration management tools. Providers of ITOM configuration management software should look beyond configuring PCs and servers to MDM, ARA, configuration automation and tools to support cross-team collaboration.

Table Of Contents

Introduction

Market Trend

  • Business Demands Compel Adoption of Key Configuration Management Tools
    • ARA Improves Speed and Agility
    • DevOps Philosophy Shapes a Culture
    • MDM Promotes Enterprise Security and Mobile Optimization — And Adjacently New Mobile Applications Add to DevOps and ARA Growth

Contrarian View

  • Will Automating Release Management Cost Me My Job?
  • Will DevOps Become NoOps?
  • IT Organizations Lack the Resources to Manage Consumer-Based Devices at Work

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