Companies & Products

Infosys loses contract as RBS scraps Williams & Glyn plan

RBS has announced that it will not go ahead with the divestment of the Williams & Glyn (W&G) network, and as a result, it will scrap W&G’s contract with Indian technology services provider Infosys. The announcement comes after RBS reported a £2 billion half-year loss. Infosys was meant to provide W&G with consulting, application delivery, »

Technology news round-up: Financial deals and product launches

Fidor Bank Card

Groupe BCPE acquires Fidor Fidor, a German online challenger bank founded in 2009, has been acquired by French banking group BPCE, comprising the Banque Populaire and Caisse d’Epargne networks. The acquisition, industry analysts say, is yet another example of a traditional financial firm co-opting a technologically-savvy challenger to further its own digital transformation. Groupe BPCE »

IBM Blockchain supports testing feature

IBM has released a new testing functionality on IBM Blockchain; the service delivered via IBM’s Bluemix platform providing tools for Blockchain developers. IBM Blockchain was first launched on April 29th, and is based on the Linux Foundation’s open-source Hyperledger project. Rashik Parmar, lead cloud advisor for Europe at IBM, said that IBM Blockchain allows firms »

Round-up: Company News

SmartBear and Cognizant announce alliance The US testing software provider SmartBear Software and NASDAQ-listed consultancy Cognizant Technology Solutions have announced a strategic partnership. According to SmartBear, the companies hoped to combine SmartBear’s test automation and API quality tools with Cognizant’s delivery expertise to provide faster time to market for customers. Tricentis will i... »

Velocimetrics launches market data recording service for algo testing

London-based provider of trading analytics technology, Velocimetrics, has announced the launch of its mdPlay service, allowing market participants to record and store market data in real time. The data is recorded using a server that sits in the firm’s data centre. The data can then be re-used to test trading algorithms. The firm says the »

New UK bank outsources platform to Sopra Steria

A new UK bank which plans to offer financial services to military veterans and “blue light” police and emergency services professional, says it will outsource the management of its IT platform to French-based Sopra Steria. The Services Family, as the bank will be called, will initially offer mortgage loans but plans to establish full retail »

Iosif Itkin, Exactpro, on how automation is going to revolutionise testing

Iosif Itkin, Exactpro, on how automation is going to revolutionise testing

1/ How did you build your business originally and how did the acquisition of Exactpro by LSEG come about?  At the end of 2009, Alexey Zverev and I launched Exactpro by recruiting ten core specialists who we had previously worked with, and who had very strong technical and subject matter backgrounds. The team had a »

Software AG launches DevOps tool

Frankfurt-based technology firm Software AG has released a tool for the development, testing, integration and deployment of new software. The company said that the product, called webMethods DevOps Edition, was created to speed up app launches and help firms implementing a DevOps methodology Navdeep Sidhu, senior director of product marketing at Software AG, said that »

Barclays releases app sandbox to launch developer competition

Barclays Bank will give developers access to a sandbox banking mobile app, sandbox banking APIs, and mocked customer data under a competition it is calling  “Launchpad Business Challenge”. Applicants are expected to build and test their own app, with the aim of using gamification to create a more pleasant customer experience. Gamification uses elements from »

Appvance releases automation platform

Appvance, the California-based testing software developer, has released a new product, the Appvance Unified Testing Automation Platform (UTP). The platform, according to Appvance, was specifically designed to help facilitate implementation of DevOps. Appvance UTP is expected to enter the market in Q3 of 2016. Customers using the existing Appvance PerformanceCloud (APC) will be able to »

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