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HPE’s Whitman Struggles in Shift to Smaller Size, Cloud Pressure

Whitman on Thursday cut the company’s adjusted profit forecast for the current fiscal year, missing analysts’ estimates. At the same time, Hewlett Packard Enterprise reported sales that missed projections for the third consecutive quarter. Though citing some challenges beyond her control, Whitman said she pushed some executives too hard while the information technology provider frees… »

Big banks declare war on PayPal’s Venmo

Nineteen banks, including Bank of America, Citigroup, JPMorgan Chase, and Wells Fargo, are teaming up to start Zelle, a website and app that will let users send and request money much as Venmo does. Bank of America says it is the first to incorporate all of Zelle's capabilities—including the ability to split bills between users—into its own mobile app,… »

Machine learning and QA: using data to super-charge testing

Shalini Chaudhari, Accenture

Artificial intelligence - the term that loosely applies to a range of technologies that mirror human cognitive functions - could be a valuable tool for quality assurance. But if AI is going to lead to a paradigm shift in the way software is tested, that shift is still some time away, according to Andreas Golze,… »

Cyber Security Firm’s 50 Percent Drop Fuels Takeover Talk

In a statement issued late Tuesday, the company announced a review into its assurance division, which performed below expectations, and cut its full-year profit outlook by 20 percent. NCC shares were down 20 percent at 101 pence at 2:50 p.m. in London. The company’s market capitalization, which stood at just over 1 billion pounds ($1.18… »

Automation specialist TestPlant hires new CEO from Plat.One

Automation specialist TestPlant hires new CEO from Plat.One

London-based test automation specialist TestPlant has appointed John Bates as CEO, replacing George Mackintosh, who joins the company board as non-executive director. TestPlant was founded in 2008 and has positioned itself as a medium-sized test automation firm, prioritising automation for mobile apps and its key eggPlant testing tool. It numbers Citigroup, Nationwide and Banco Sabadell… »

Banks to Test London Gold-Trading Platform in Transparency Push

Banks to Test London Gold-Trading Platform in Transparency Push

Several banks will be asked to input mock trades into the platform built by Autilla Inc. which will then feed into a new trade data repository developed by Boat Services Ltd., Autilla Chief Executive Officer Mike Greenacre said. Testing may take up to four weeks and the platform may start around late March. The two… »

“Mini-Robots” lead the way to non-functional testing at Tradition

“Mini-Robots” lead the way to non-functional testing at Tradition

Tradition is one of the world’s leading inter-dealer brokers, operating in the most complex financial markets, including interest rate and equity derivatives, FX and energy markets. While Tradition has built fully automated broking systems, such as its ParFX Platform, it also employs around 2,000 voice brokers in different locations around the world. So Tradition’s software… »

Hexaware shares calculator for test automation costs

Hexaware shares calculator for test automation costs

Hexaware, the India-based IT service provider, has created an online calculator that estimates the return on investment (RoI) in test automation. The calculator is based on the costs of Hexaware’s Integrated Design2Execution (ID2E) testing framework. The calculator, which can be found on Hexaware’s website here, allows users to estimate savings that can be achieved by… »

Singapore regulator creates data analytics group

Singapore regulator creates data analytics group

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has created what it is calling its Data Analytics Group (DAG), which it will task with leveraging the power of data to enhance its supervision of financial institutions. MAS says it believes this will decrease the cost of compliance for financial firms through the use of analytics, and increase… »

Fintech Pressure Spurs Top Thai Bank to Create New Platform

The goal is faster, easier and lower-cost online banking transactions, according to Kattiya Indaravijaya, one of four presidents at the Bangkok-based company. Kasikornbank is in talks with overseas financial-technology companies to develop the payments platform, she said. The lender already has an existing, separate collaboration with Ant Financial’s Alipay, she added. “There are a lot… »

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