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Mobile testing provider of the year — Perfecto

How quickly can a bank test its app on hundreds of combinations of devices and operating systems?  Perfecto, a provider of cloud-based mobile testing environments, offers a solution for a highly fragmented market. Bank customers are unforgiving when it comes to mobile apps. Bugs mean lost market share. But every new phone release — indeed »

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 »

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 »

BoE governor highlights cloud as source of operational risk

The Bank of England’s governor, Mark Carney, identified Cloud services, as well as “common hosts of online banking”, as potential sources of operational risk in a speech he gave in Germany on Wednesday. Carney said that regulators have to be aware of new single point of failure risks. In the speech, the governor of the »

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 »

CA Technologies: Virtualization will be the key to continuous delivery

CA Technologies: Virtualization will be the key to continuous delivery

CA Technologies, the New York software firm that provides tooling for continuous delivery, counts all of the UK’s tier one banks, and many of its tier two banks among its customers, according to Robert Coleman, the firm’s chief technology officer for the UK and Ireland. In an interview with QA Financial, Coleman said that an »

The QA Financial expert interview: David Young, Metro Bank

The QA Financial expert interview: David Young, Metro Bank

When the UK’s Metro Bank moved its app development and testing to the Cloud, it hired Rackspace and dropped AWS, the global market leader in cloud services. David Young, Metro Bank’s CTO, explains why. Metro Bank, a UK commercial and retail bank founded in 2010, has achieved significant operational efficiencies, as well as enhanced its »

Video interview: Kaushik Sen, First Rate

Video interview: Kaushik Sen, First Rate

Automation is now a necessity for testing, explains Kaushik Sen, Head of QA at Forex specialist First Rate. Sen came in from the insurance industry to oversee the online platform’s transition from waterfall to agile. From the creation of the business case for automated testing, through to delivery of automated testing for First Rate’s upgraded »

Amazon Promotes New Tool to Protect Cloud Customers From Attacks

Chief Technology Officer Werner Vogels announced Amazon Shield, new layers of protection designed against service interruptions like the cyber attack that took down top websites and affected some Amazon Web Services customers in October. “This will really help you protect yourselves even against the largest and most sophisticated attacks we’ve seen,” he said on Thursday at »

At Whitman’s Slimmer HPE, Acquisitions Offer Promise of Growth

At Whitman’s Slimmer HPE, Acquisitions Offer Promise of Growth

After breaking off HPE from its PC and printer businesses last year, Chief Executive Officer Whitman has sought to make the corporate technology provider even slimmer by cutting deals to spin off other units that are dragging on growth. But the company still needs new ways to thwart competition from cloud-computing giants such as Amazon.com »

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