Jade Mitchell, Author at QA Financial's Posts

Panaya launches Cloud tool for managing software delivery

Panaya, an Israel-based developer of software quality assurance solutions hosted on the Cloud, has created a tool it is calling Release Dynamix (RDx), designed to help manage software change delivery across environments, from conception through to testing and delivery. According to Panaya, RDx will provide businesses with an environment that fosters collaboration and allows for… »

Citibank moves key apps to the Cloud

Citibank moves key apps to the Cloud

Financial firms have been slow in embracing the Cloud, a technology that makes use of remote computing delivered either through the internet (public Cloud) or via private servers (private Cloud). They were wary of exposing customer’s sensitive financial information to third parties. But guidance issued by regulators such as the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS)… »

Cyber attacks sends online-security ETF surging as FireEye gains

Cyber attacks sends online-security ETF surging as FireEye gains

After a wave of global online attacks over the weekend, companies such as FireEye Inc. that provide software security services gained Monday on speculation the exposed weaknesses may trigger a surge in security spending. The $967 million PureFunds ISE Cyber Security ETF, or HACK, jumped the most in six months. The malware unleashed late last… »

Parasoft releases new features for API testing and virtualization

Parasoft, a developer of test tools for quality assurance with headquarters in California, has expanded the functions of its SOAtest tool for API testing, as well as its Virtualize product for service virtualization. Users of Microsoft Visual Studio - a development environment that has in-built support for 36 languages including C and C++ - will… »

Video interview: Jeremy Norwood, PMO Director, Tradition

Video interview: Jeremy Norwood, PMO Director, Tradition

Tradition has partnered with ExactPro, the testing arm of the London Stock Exchange, for non-functional testing. Jeremy Norwood, project management director at the inter-dealer broker, explains why accurately simulating market conditions is key for effective non-functional testing. »

Video interview: Lee Crossley, Mobile Test Manager, J.P. Morgan

Video interview: Lee Crossley, Mobile Test Manager, J.P. Morgan

J.P.Morgan’s Lee Crossley believes that third-party testing solutions are no silver bullet for testing mobile apps. Instead, developers should create their own solutions using Android and Apple source code. »

Synechron bets large on AI in testing

Synechron bets large on AI in testing

Synechron, a New York-based IT consulting company focused on the financial services, is investing in artificial intelligence technologies in testing. The technology firm hopes to use the technology to power predictive analytics and natural language processing to achieve savings of 30% for clients of their testing services, said Ashish Nangla, senior director at Synechron. While… »

Experitest and Capgemini join forces to open mobile test lab

Paris-based consulting firm Capgemini has collaborated with US-headquartered test tool specialist Experitest to open a mobile apps testing lab for the financial services. The lab will allow financial service firms to test mobile applications over the cloud on a 24-hour basis, and is intended to facilitate continuous development. Client firms will be able to rent… »

Francisco Partners buys majority stake in SmartBear

California-based Francisco Partners has bought Insight Venture Partners out of its shares of SmartBear, a US technology firm that creates tools for software test automation, acquiring a majority stake in the company. Francisco Partners is a private equity firm that specialises in investments in technology businesses and that has raised over $10 billion, invested in… »

ANZ announces transition to Agile

ANZ bank says it is re-organising the IT function of its Australian business based on a scaled Agile management system. Scaled Agile is typically defined as an enterprise-wide implementation of the Agile methodology, an iterative approach which emphasises speedy development times for software and a shortened customer feedback cycle. The bank has appointed Kath Bray,… »

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