Features & Interviews

India tech giant warns Trump’s `radical shift’ to hurt industry

India tech giant warns Trump’s `radical shift’ to hurt industry

Tech Mahindra Ltd. said net income was 5.9 billion rupees ($91 million) in the fourth quarter, compared with the average analyst estimate of 7.8 billion, according to estimates compiled by Bloomberg. Shares fell as much as 17 percent and traded 12 percent lower at 1:18 p.m. local time, the largest intraday decline since May 2015.… »

Nationwide prepares for GDPR rules with centralised data management

Nationwide prepares for GDPR rules with centralised data management

In May 2018, the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will come into force, mandating that all data used within firms, including data used in testing, is anonymised and secure. The Nationwide Building Society has centralised its data management capabilities to meet the regulatory challenge, said Richard Jordan, testing services practice manager. As long… »

Bank code quality is below par, according to CAST app data

Bank code quality is below par, according to CAST app data

 Software coding in the financial services industry is less secure than in other industries, and also ranks lower on other benchmarks for structural quality, according to a database gathered by CAST Software, the New York-based software vendor, from its client firms. In total, the results from 1.3 billion lines of code are in the CAST… »

Interview: RegTech drives growth at QualiTest

Interview: RegTech drives growth at QualiTest

Ayal Zylberman started testing 25 years ago and has worked on every rung of the test ladder: from test analyst to test manager and head of quality assurance. His experience spans a number of industry verticals, including finance and the military. He founded QualiTest in 1998. At that time, most testing firms were focusing their… »

Sandhata Technologies becomes a DevOps consultancy

Sandhata Technologies becomes a DevOps consultancy

Sandhata Technologies, a London-based technology consultancy that previously specialised in service virtualization implementations, has expanded its focus to include DevOps transformations. As part of this shift, the firm has partnered with XebiaLabs, a DevOps tooling specialist. The company has a focus on clients in the financial sector, which include RBS, Deutsche Bank, and Bank of… »

Lloyds makes the jump from service virtualization to full DevOps

Lloyds makes the jump from service virtualization to full DevOps

Lloyds Bank is closing a pioneering test service virtualization centre of excellence so it can focus on a full shift to DevOps and continuous delivery, according to Paul Downing, senior manager of QA environments for the Lloyds Banking Group. The bank established the centre three years ago to accelerate the use of virtualization across the… »

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,… »

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… »

“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… »

AWS fights to keep its lead in Cloud with serverless architecture, new tools

AWS fights to keep its lead in Cloud with serverless architecture, new tools

More financial firms are running their software from the Cloud, lowering their overhead costs by cutting their internal server, network and other hardware requirements. The Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) revolution has been supported by key financial regulators - including the Monetary Authority of Singapore, the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority and DNB, the Netherlands central… »

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