Why software stability is the new agility mutability capability

In the changeable, portable, infinitesimally mutable world of cloud computing, technology managers need to know the operational state of their IT estate down to an exacting level of detail -- without software stability, C-suite tech gurus risk running around without really knowing where their towel is.

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Software systems need stability. It's a no-brainer statement that we can all agree to whether we happen to be mere consumer-users of enterprise software, or whether we happen to be CIOs overseeing some massive estate of cloud and on-premises based compute and storage resources upon which people's lives might depend.

But there's a problem. Software application and data services stability isn't generally tabled as a defining factor in terms of what should make any particular suite or toolset appealing to its technical users and end consumers.

"Our software is stable, it works, it doesn't go down as much as some other software and when you turn it on (figuratively perhaps, if it isn't always-on in this age of web and cloud), it fires up and works and stays on," said no technology keynote speaker ever.

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