Testing & QA

Cigniti releases test platform with predictive analytics

Cigniti, a test service provider publically listed on the Mumbai and National Stock exchanges with headquarters in Hyderabad, has released BlueSwan, which it describes as “a next-generation testing platform". BlueSwan is not sold independently, but is offered as part of Cigniti’s testing service offering. It is the next step in the development of the Cigniti's… »

Swedbank appoints head of digital banking unit

Swedbank has put Lotta Loven in charge of digital banking. Loven previously co-headed the  unit, which was created in May, and has been now promoted to full head. The other co-head, Girts Bērziņš, who runs channel development and customer service in Baltic Banking, has now been appointed head of strategy within digital banking. Birgitte Bonnesen,… »

U.K. Software Company Misys Plans $635 Million London IPO


The shares will begin trading on the London Stock Exchange in early November, the company said in a statement Thursday. Proceeds from the sale, along with money from new borrowings, will be used to repay existing debt, Misys said. Vista and Misys board members and management also may sell stock in the offering, according to… »

Cognizant Tumbles as President Leaves Amid Investigation

Gordon Coburn, who had been at Cognizant for two decades and most recently served as its president, resigned earlier this week, the Teaneck, New Jersey-based company said in a filing Friday.The probe is focused on a small number of company-owned facilities, the company said without elaborating. The stock fell 15 percent to $46.73 at 11:04 a.m.… »

News round-up: RBS and Bank of America launch Blockchain projects

The RBS innovation engineering team has built an ethereum-based platform as a prototype for a national payments system. The project is called Emerald, and it is set up as a Deferred Net Settlement (DNS) system in order to explore the limitations of the technology. RBS said that it had modified the underlying Ethereum platform in… »

Maxing out on mobile performance

Maxing out on mobile performance

Which of these two tasks is more likely to exceed the limits of your smartphone: checking your account balance on the HSBC app, or playing Angry Birds 2? GameBench makes it easy to discover the answer with just five minutes of testing on each application, and the results are surprising. App vs. Game Comparing a… »

CA Technologies acquires cloud testing company

In a deal that demonstrates the  growing importance of cloud technology in software development and testing, CA Technologies has announced that it will acquire BlazeMeter, the Israeli testing-as-a-service provider. The terms of the deal are not public but it is scheduled to close by the end of the year. Reports say that the deal could… »

Testing case study – Ferratum

Testing case study – Ferratum

According to Caj Sjöman, head of mobile banking at Ferratum, a digital bank that specialises in short-term loans to retail customers, testing mobile apps represents the single most significant challenge for the financial services industry. Sjöman is responsible for developing the bank’s mobile app, compatible for both iOS and Android, and which lets customers open… »

How the $8.8 billion HPE — Micro Focus merger will shake up testing

SmarBear is a competitor to HPE

The September 7th announcement of Micro Focus’s $8.8bn deal to merge with the software business of HPE continues its history of bold acquisitions. It was only in May that Micro Focus completed the purchase of Serena software for $540 million. But the HPE deal is on another scale, and the combined company will be the… »

Google Cloud Joins Amazon, IBM in Serving Blockchain Clients

Google’s cloud services will be used to test blockchain technologies for banks, an area where IBM, Microsoft and Amazon have been courting clients for the past year. Royal Bank of Scotland Group has employed Google servers in a trial of a new blockchain application for clearing and settlement, the consulting firm GFT said Friday in… »

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