Tasktop Recognized for Contribution to DevOps in SD Times 100

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We’re delighted to announce that Tasktop has been honored in the prestigious ‘2017 SD Times 100’ for the company’s ongoing work in helping the world’s largest and most impactful organizations optimize their DevOps transformations.

Judged by SD Times’s editors – all of whom are well versed in all facets of software development – we find ourselves in esteemed company, commended alongside technology partners such as Atlassian, CA Technologies and HPE. Speaking of the selection criteria, the publication explains that the awards honor companies that are ‘the best of the best’.

Elaborating on the DevOps category, SD Times says: With cycles getting shorter and shorter, developers need tools that help them with Continuous Integration and Delivery, as well as managing issues in post-production. With speed in mind, these companies keep developers on track, no matter how fast they need to go.”

Reflecting on the award, a jubilant Dr Mik Kersten, CEO and founder, comments: “The award means the world to us. DevOps is still the next big thing in quality software delivery by ensuring consistent and reliable code is deployed in production at high velocity. Any business worth its salt has attempted to adopt DevOps in some form or another, yet sadly implementation success is varied and tales of failure are common.

“One of the main reasons for a DevOps transformation failing at scale is that an organization’s best-of-breed toolchain is not integrated – including specialist tools used by developers and operations. This fragmentation solidifies the barrier between the two departments, which harms the quality and speed of software delivery and generates large volumes of waste that undermines an organization’s value stream.

“That’s why the core goal of our life work, realized with the Tasktop Integration Hub, has been to break down these barriers to collaboration – including focusing on DevOps methodologies and frameworks. With everything connected, waste is minimized (or even eradicated entirely), and practitioners are empowered in their roles as result.

“To be recognized by the industry for Tasktop’s notable contribution and ongoing commitment to DevOps and software development is truly humbling, and will spur us on to ensure all enterprises are maximizing the power of DevOps to create a dynamic work environment that drives their digital transformations.”

About the award

Each year SD Times 100 recognizes companies, non-commercial organizations and open source projects and other initiatives for their innovation and leadership. More here.

Further reading:

Why Agile and DevOps transformations are failing at scale – E-book