DevOps

Organisations increasingly need shorter time-to-market and better operating efficiency. By employing a culture of collaboration, programmatically controllable tools, best practices and de-siloing the development, operations and testing teams, the DevOps practices maximise velocity without sacrificing quality.

Research has shown that high performing organisations that effectively utilise DevOps principles achieve:

  • 46x more frequent software deployments than their competitors
  • 96x faster recovery from failures
  • 440x faster lead time for changes
  • Higher levels of customer satisfaction and operational efficiency

Traditionally, the development team, the operations team and the test team all work separately.  Organisations often implement DevOps as a title change or a skills uplift in the form of programming ability for the Operations team, to very little benefit.

To truly benefit from the DevOps practices, the teams work together to automate lengthy manual tasks by combining expertise, technology stacks and automation tools. This frees the teams up to focus on the evolution of applications and products, thus serving the customers better and compete more effectively.

If you are thinking of implementing the DevOps approach to your organisation to increase delivery velocity and improving efficiency, KCOM can help

Benefits of engaging KCOM

Expert consultants who understand the DevOps practices and the need for high velocity and enhanced feedback during the product lifecycle

As an active practitioner of DevOps working in many organisations, KCOM can tailor the approach and implementation to suit your organisation on a project-by-project basis

Government

KCOM is helping public sector organisations take advantage of the cloud and drive their digital transformation.

Many public sector bodies are experiencing the same common challenges; budgets under pressure, a call to drive the digital transformation agenda. All this, while at the same time, keeping the lights on and being agile to embrace new opportunities and threats such as Brexit, terrorism, climate change, the refugee crisis, etc. This is an overwhelming remit for any organisation.

The UK government's digital strategy is vital to the country and describes how delivering services digitally will result in savings of £1.7 to £1.8 billion each year.

KCOM is helping customers take advantage of the power of the cloud. Our consultants and architects can develop your path to the cloud, working with you to migrate business applications, develop new services or create new cloud-native applications that can scale and adapt to the needs of your organisation.

Benefits of engaging KCOM

Our expertise in AWS infrastructure and systems integration, combined with deep expertise in the public sector with our team of SC-cleared DevOps consultants and architects ensures that we deliver low-cost, proof-of-value solutions quickly, helping drive innovation and efficiencies through rapid project delivery and significant cost reductions for engagements of any scale.

Our delivery of high quality, bespoke AWS solutions, providing skills and services across the breadth of the AWS platform. Our designs are optimised for secure government workloads, built upon years of AWS expertise, best practice and a track record of delivering secure and robust cloud solutions for the public and private sector.

We always architect and design solutions to meet AWS Security Best Practices.

KCOM also holds the following audited certifications; ISO20000, ISO27001 and ISO9001 which means that our systems, processes and procedures comply with internationally recognised standards

Data and analytics

Organisations that can leverage their data and create actionable information can expect to significantly improve their business outcomes. When combined with new owned data sources and the enrichment of data, the opportunities for disruption are considerable.

The ability to analyse large datasets, generate models and then apply predictive analytics in real time has allowed our customers to rapidly respond and adjust their operations in line with fluctuations in demand or changes in the business environment, leading to improvements in business agility.

Data analytics is often ad-hoc or infrequent. Real value is produced by the generation and maintenance of data models, allowing for the active use of data and continuous application of models in pursuit of business advantage.

Big data can also hold the key to rapid innovation. Once you have a better understanding of your data, new insights into customer requirements and behaviours can be identified that can help shape new products and services and improve existing ones or streamline business processes.

If you’re grappling with the challenge of understanding the potential of the data within your organisation, we can help. We will work with you to design, deliver and manage a flexible and cost-effective data analytics capability so you can unlock the full potential of your business data.

Benefits of engaging KCOM

Expert consultancy to help you understand where the value lies in your data

Bespoke solutions built on public cloud technology, ensuring targeted results at large scale and high availability

Breadth of capability across cloud, data analytics and development, ensuring the entire solution can be produced