Recently, I had the pleasure of attending the 2018 DevOps Enterprise Summit (DOES) in Las Vegas. While conferences tend to make me fearful of getting sucked into a big sales show, DOES restored my faith (in the value of conferences, not Vegas!). Notably, it was extremely well-attended, impeccably run, and there was an elite cast of speakers throughout the event. From large talks to small group sessions to book signings, the event offered seemingly endless opportunities for interactive education.
Resiliency is the through line in DORA’s 5th annual State of DevOps report. In 2018, trending data demonstrates that elite performers are better prepared for things to fail - they expect things to fail - and they have put systems in place to get back up and running within tight windows to deploy faster with greater reliability.
Just five years ago, enterprises in the cloud were in the minority. Only 27 percent of companies surveyed had tried out AWS, and an equal number didn't even know it existed. The rest of them were vaguely aware of it, but wary of transforming their business processes so dramatically. Cloud options at Google, Microsoft, Rackspace, and others were even less popular.
The Client & The Challenge
A global leader in access solutions and products was looking to create greater adoption of connected solutions by customers through mobile tools. They design and engineer residential and commercial entry systems and their innovative products empower users to control or monitor their entry points through smartphone access.
They sought an image recognition solution that made it easier to connect the access device to the customer.
Every year, companies throughout Chicago compete to be named one of “Chicago’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For®.” Only companies that distinguish themselves as having the most innovative and thoughtful human resources approach receive this accolade.