Companies & Products

Banks debut faster P2P payments with Zelle network

More than 30 U.S. banks and credit unions are unveiling a unified service to customers this week, called Zelle, after years of watching Silicon Valley innovators from Square Inc. to Apple Inc. build peer-to-peer payment systems. It will supplant a patchwork of products the biggest banks have offered their customers for years. This time, the »

Software AG releases GDPR compliance platform

Digital transformation firm Software AG, headquartered in Darmstadt, Germany, has created a framework for General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliance. The product will provide reports, workflows, and surveys for data categorisation in order to help comply with the regulation. The GDPR is a piece of European Union legislation that comes into force in May 2018 »

Morgan Stanley’s 16,000 human brokers get algorithmic makeover

The project, known internally as “next best action,” shows how one of the world’s biggest brokerages aims to upgrade its workforce while a growing number of firms roll out fully automated platforms called robo-advisers. The thinking is that humans with algorithmic assistants will be a better solution for wealthy families than mere software allocating assets for »

SQS launches version 2.0 of its Industrialised Managed Service

SQS launches version 2.0 of its Industrialised Managed Service

SQS, a quality assurance consultancy with headquarters in Cologne and that is listed on the London Stock Exchange, has launched the latest version of its Industrialised Managed Service (iMS 2.0). The new service now includes a ‘Quality Intelligence Platform’ (QiP), which makes use of artificial intelligence to offer analytics in real time. The solution includes »

TCS releases Cloud environment for testing and development

Indian technology consultancy giant TCS has launched what it is calling ‘Engineering Environment as a Service’, a Cloud-based environment for application development and testing on the Red Hat OpenStack Platform. Red Hat – based in North Carolina – provides open-source software to companies and offers a version of the OpenStack infrastructure as a service platform »

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 »

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