Companies & Products

HCL expands its European presence with new headquarters in Sweden

HCL Technologies, the multinational IT services company, opened a delivery centre in Gothenburg, Sweden, employing more than 150 people. The centre will become HCL’s global headquarters for global delivery network and act as a base for its mainframe and automotive services. Senior Vice President and Head of Nordics at HCL, Pankaj Tagra, said:  “The Nordics »

QA Mentor acquires Zado, Indian software testing company

Rusland Desyatnikov, CEO and founder of QA Mentor, said Zado Infotech’s Z-Automate technology can convert manual resources to automated script by individuals without any programming experience or knowledge. Desyatnikov said: “This unique script-less framework with an easy spreadsheet interface for test suite configuration and development will allow manual testers to convert manual regression ... »

HCL Technologies buys Datawave, UK-based data management platform

HCL Technologies, the multinational IT services company based in India, has acquired UK-based data management platform, Datawave, for around £7 million, it said. Datawave, formerly known as ETL Factory, enables users to execute large-scale and complex data-integration and data-migration projects by creating a data automation platform. Anand Birje, vice president and head of digital and »

Deutsche Bank Bows to Inevitable as IPhone Supplants BlackBerry

A Deutsche Bank spokesman confirmed that the lender is phasing out the devices, without commenting further. The company’s employees were increasingly giving up their BlackBerry phones in favor of ones they’d bought themselves under a Bring-Your-Own-Device policy, according to two people briefed on the matter. Some clients had made fun of the bank for still »

Applause acquired by Vista Equity Partners

Applause, the Boston-based crowd testing specialist, has been acquired by Vista Equity Partners an investment firm focused on software, data and technology-enabled businesses. With Vista’s backing, Applause will accelerate its growth in the marketplace for digital testing said Doron Reuveni, President and CEO of Applause. “Our human-centric approach to software design and quality has b... »

Infosys Founders Are Said to Plot Board Coup to Take Control

The group aims to install co-founder Nandan Nilekani as chairman and engineer the exit of Chairman R Seshasayee along with some other directors, said the people, asking not to be identified because the talks are private. Murthy’s group is pushing for board members to begin stepping aside in the next few days, said one of »

Apple, Google drop trading apps after Australian intervention

The country’s securities regulator said it made the request to Apple and Google after numerous cases of fraud involving unlicensed operators of the apps, which encourage consumers to make bets on whether instruments like shares or currencies will rise or fall. While some are legitimate operations, there has been an explosion in unlicensed products operating »

Tricentis acquires load testing specialist Flood IO

Tricentis, the California and Austria-based software test automation provider, has acquired Flood IO. Flood, launched only four years ago in Australia, has become rapidly established as: “the industry’s most flexible and scalable on-demand load testing solution” said Tricentis. Flood’s technology frees load testing from resource-intensive performance labs and “shifts it left” with a simplified and »

Announcing the QA Financial European Software and App Awards for 2017

Announcing the QA Financial European Software and App Awards for 2017

We are delighted to announce the winners of our 2017 European Software and App Awards. In each case, they have demonstrated innovation and excellence in response to the key challenges facing financial firms: increasing competition, increasing regulation and the increasing complexity and scale of technology requirements. THE WINNERS (Click for links to articles) Overall winner: »

Quality assurance and testing provider of the year & functional testing provider of the year — Tricentis

Quality assurance and testing provider of the year & functional testing provider of the year — Tricentis

Automation is the dominant theme in software quality assurance. Every financial firm wants to make that transition, and Tricentis — the winner of QA Financial’s top award — has become established as the market-leading scriptless automation technology with its core Tosca product. We interviewed leading customer firms Julius Baer, Deutsche Börse and Vantiv, along with »

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