Testing & QA

Wall Street Coders Wanted, Elite College Degrees Not Necessary

So last year, Furlong, 30, enrolled in a three-month coding boot camp that uses HackerRank, a web platform that trains and grades people on writing computer code. After earning a top ranking for Java developers globally, Furlong was hired by JPMorgan Chase & Co. in December for its two-year technology training program. This is Wall »

Ex-Barclays CEO Jenkins Targets Banks With Cloud-Computing Firm

Ex-Barclays CEO Jenkins Targets Banks With Cloud-Computing Firm

Jenkins, 55, ousted from the London-based lender last year, has opened a company named 10X Future Technologies, according to a statement on Monday. He’s working with Mark Allcock, a former technology specialist at Barclays, and Brad Goodall, who previously ran a fintech consultancy that advised Australian wealth-management firms. Global lenders, facing competition from startups, are pushing »

Chain releases open source platform for distributed ledger

Ryan Smith, CTO of Chain, will be speaking at the QA Financial Forum New York.

Chain, the California-based blockchain technology provider, has released Chain Core Developer Edition, an open source version of its distributed ledger platform. Chain Core allows developers to test their blockchain prototypes on a test network (testnet) operated by Chain, Microsoft, and the Initiative for Cryptocurrencies and Contracts (IC3), a collaboration of Cornell University, Cornell Tech, U... »

Applause report ranks Chase mobile app top for payments and retail

Chase, the retail arm of JP Morgan Chase, tops the rankings published in a report on app quality in the financial services which was commissioned by the Application Resource Centre (ARC), a research group run by digital experience testing provider Applause. The report looks at the 61 largest US and Canadian banks, and 29 of »

MetricStream secures India op risk sale

Bajaj Finance, the Indian provider of financial services, the retail lending arm of Bajaj Finserv, has engaged MetricStream, a US developer of compliance apps, to implement an audit and operational risk management system. The company is using MetricStream’s Internal Audit Management and Operational Risk Management (ORM) apps, technologies designed to help financial firms to stay »

BIAN recruits Misys: bank software organisation has “critical mass”

BIAN recruits Misys: bank software organisation has “critical mass”

The Banking Industry Architecture Network (BIAN) was founded in 2008. For years, it’s maybe been one of those ‘small but worthy’ financial industry trade bodies. But its membership has grown steadily as – one by one – bank and software vendors have come round to the idea that the industry does indeed require standard definitions for a »

ING to consolidate payments platforms

ING bank card

ING will be combining its payments systems applications onto one platform. Currently, the bank is running three different versions of the BASE24 (B24) payments application on HP Nonstop servers. B24 is an application for payments that was first developed by ACI Worldwide, a provider of electronic banking solutions, in the seventies. ING will consolidate its »

Special Preview: The QA Financial Forum New York, November 29th

Capital One's Adam Auerbach

When Capital One’s co-founder and CEO Richard Fairbank launched his digital banking strategy in earnest with a $9.9 billion acquisitions of ING’s online banking business in the US back in 2009, he noted that the US had more bank branches that gas stations. While he could see the need for gas stations, he couldn’t see »

Accenture and Applause announce strategic partnership

Applause vice president of marketing.

Consulting firm Accenture has cemented its strategic partnership with the US crowdsourced testing provider Applause with an acquisition of a minority stake in the company. Though no financial details of the deal with Accenture were made public, Applause raised $35 million in its latest round of funding, a part of which came from Accenture’s investment. »

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