A study by Puppet reports that 80% of organisations are still in the midst of their DevOps journey, partly due to escalating DevOps backlogs. These backlogs, comprising user stories, tech tasks, and bug fixes, are often neglected as firms focus increasingly on producing innovative solutions under tight deadlines. Factors such as small DevOps teams, changing architectures, evolving business requirements, and excessive tickets all compound the issue. Prioritizing automation, lifecycle management, release strategies, observability, database management, permissions, environmental creation, security, cost optimization, and exploration of new tools may prove essential strategies in mitigating the backlog issue.
Rampant ransomware attacks have hit the healthcare industry, with incidents increasing by more than 600%, costing an average of $10 million per breach. This has