DevOps and The Cloud are the Much-Needed Pillars of Digital Transformation

| April 30, 2018

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Digital transformation has become the new age mantra in this fast-paced tech equipped world. The Cloud has become synonymous with such modern age developments. One would ideally relate the development of the Cloud with digital transformation. However, the current situation could not be further from the truth.

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