Accenture, Cognizant, Brickendon and Infosys recognised for DevOps skills

25 August 2017 Consultancy.uk

Top firms offering their expertise within the IT and Technology services sector have been recognised by the 2017 DevOps awards. Accenture, Cognizant, Brickendon and Infosys all received nominations, with Cognizant being named a finalist for four prizes in total.

As today’s IT industry continues to expand thanks to innovative new technologies including cloud-based solutions and Blockchain technology, making digital transformation indispensable for companies in every industry, development and operations (DevOps) has come to be seen as indispensable in bettering communication and collaboration between product managements, software development and IT operations. The competitive environment of digital disruption has encouraged more organisations to adopt software-powered business models, with an increase from 66% to 74% between the years 2015 and 2016. DevOps is at centre stage in the software development sector with advancements in automation tools which will inevitably lead to further developments in software.

In order to reward this increased prominence, the 31 Media group will once more hold their annual DevOps Industry Awards on the 18th of October 2017 in Mariott Grosvenor Square, London. 31 Media produces numerous prominent industry publications, including the European Software Awards and TEST Magazine, and also host the National Software Testing Conference to accompany the publication of their European Software Testing Benchmark Report, Software Testing News and DevOps Online platform.

2017 DevOps Excellence Awards

This year, four consulting firms have been short-listed for top awards at the ceremony. Accenture, Cognizant, Brickendon and Infosys all picked up nods for their contribution for the DevOps industry over the past 12 months. Cognizant picked up a total of four nominations meanwhile.

Known for delivering a number of strategy, consulting, digital, technology & operations services and solutions, Accenture was nominated for the “Best Overall DevOps Project-Communication Sector” award. The award, for those companies who had displayed the best practice method suited for a specific DevOps project, will be determined according to project goals and how companies orchestrated them with the proper methodology, as well as how challenges were overcome in order to achieve the best practices and standards in the industry. Brickendon Consulting, a global management and technology consultancy specialising in innovative solutions, meanwhile, performed well in the cultural transformations and finance sector nominations. The firm landed a place on both the “DevOps project-Cultural transformation” and a “Best Overall DevOps Project – Finance Sector” shortlists.

Cognizant, whose services include information technology, information security, consulting, ITO and BPO services, gained four nominations meanwhile. The firm was announced as being in contention for the “Best DevOps Cloud Project”, “DevOps Team of the Year”, “Automic Best Use of DevOps Technology” and “Best Overall DevOps Project – Retail Sector” awards. Technology services consultancy Infosys was also named as being in line for the Retail Sector award, as well as competing for the “Best DevOps project in the Entertainment and Media Sector” prize.

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