Last year’s findings were groundbreaking. We validated that high-performing IT organizations deploy code 30 times more frequently than their peers with 50% fewer failures. And for the first time, we showed that IT really does matter to the business: Companies with high IT performance are twice as likely to exceed their profitability, market share and productivity goals.
Because of these findings, we wanted to see if we could find a link between IT performance and stock performance. In a follow-up survey to the original respondents, we collected 355 unique stock tickers (thanks to the 1,000 folks who responded!) and found that these companies all outperformed the S&P 500 over a three-year period, perhaps influenced by their DevOps practices. The publicly traded companies that had high-performing IT teams had 50 percent higher market capitalization growth over three years than those with low-performing IT organizations. To call this a trend, we need more data; our goal this year is to collect 1,000 unique stock tickers.
This year, we’re also adding questions to better understand impacts of team structure, practices, and other aspects of DevOps culture on IT performance and the bottom line.
Our goals are ambitious and we need your help. Please complete the survey and share with your company, team, friends, or anyone who cares about making IT better. It should take about 20 minutes and you'll be entered to win some awesome prizes:
- 1 $200 Amazon gift card
- 5 Raspberry Pi and Arduino Starter Kits
- 10 prize packs that include gift cards to purchase swag from the Puppet Labs Shop!
We'll announce winners in mid-April, and everyone who completes the survey will receive a copy of the 2015 State of DevOps Report when it’s available. We're looking forward to another great year of DevOps insights!