The DevOps movement is growing, and it's becoming more influential in organizations even as some people indicate that doing DevOps is actually making things harder. According to Skytap's Software Development Survey 2015, which was conducted at VMworld 2015, 81 percent of respondents indicated that DevOps is impacting their ability to develop software faster. Respondents were split on opinions about DevOps, though. Of the respondents, 49 percent said DevOps made things easier, while 31 percent said it made things harder. Perhaps that will change over time as DevOps becomes more mainstream and a greater number of organizations figure out how to do it. Earlier this year, IBM's DevOps core services lead, Adam Archer, indicated that nobody is currently doing DevOps correctly. It would be interesting to know if Archer believes that has changed in the last eight months.
Another major area of opportunity for women’s health wearables is in reproductive health and fertility. One of the biggest players in the space is Boulder-based Kindara, which has raised nearly $7 million from investors so far. Co-founded by husband-and-wife team Katherine Bicknell and William Sacks, it is now being led by Sacks alone, who is passionate about fertility. “It’s this beautiful, magical thing, and no one really knows a thing about it,” he says. Kindara’s flagship product is the Wink, a fertility thermometer that links to a smartphone and tracks a woman’s fertility cycle over time. The product appeals to women who want to get pregnant, of course, but also to those who use fertility awareness to avoid it, says Sacks. “We’re solving a really high-value problem. What’s more important than whether or not another human being born or not born?”