Companies & Products

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… »

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… »

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,… »

Infosys to hire 10,000 American workers amid crackdown on visas

Infosys, which employs about 200,000 people around the world, will expand its local hiring in the U.S. while adding four hubs to research technologies such as artificial intelligence and machine learning. The first location will open in Indiana in August 2017 and is expected to create 2,000 jobs for American workers by 2021, the company… »

Singapore’s QAssure launches crowd-testing platform

Singapore-based testing firm QAssure Technologies has launched QA TestBox, an enterprise crowd-testing platform. The cloud-based solution allows firms to engage geographically dispersed professionals to test an application or product. All testers are trained and certified by QAssure Technologies. According to QAssure Technologies, the solution is ideal for financial firms, because it includes a sa... »

JPMorgan said to plan tripling size of New York technology hub

The firm is in discussions with Brookfield Property Partners LP to lease an additional 300,000 square feet on the upper levels of 5 Manhattan West near Hudson Yards, said the person, who asked not to be identified because the plans aren’t public. The bank currently occupies about 125,000 square feet in the building. The talks… »

R3 and ACORD create centre of excellence

R3, a consortium of more than 80 financial firms and regulators that have pooled resources to develop Blockchain technology, has partnered with the Association for Cooperative Operations Research and Development (ACORD) to create a virtual centre of excellence for distributed ledger technology in the insurance sector. The R3 consortium counts a number of insurance companies… »

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