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CISQ announces standard for technical debt measurement

The Consortium for IT Software Quality (CISQ), the Massachusetts-based body chartered to create specifications for automating the measurement of software size and structural quality, has announced that its Automated Technical Debt Measure has been approved as a software measurement standard. The standard, which has been approved by the Object Management Group (OMG), a not-for-profit technology »

As MiFID II nears, this Risk Officer is already looking forward to February

After dealing with the biggest regulatory upheaval for his industry in more than a decade, the next few weeks can’t pass quickly enough for Mark Burke, Chief Risk and Compliance Officer at Mediolanum Asset Management, a Dublin-based business managing around $45 billion for clients. Compliance officers have been pushed into the limelight as firms rush »

Buy-side vs. sell-side, the battle to embrace new technologies

The results of a survey commissioned by Excelian, Luxoft Financial Services – the financial services IT consultancy division of Luxoft, a global IT service provider – have shown that wealth and asset managers are closer to embracing new technologies than their sell-side counterparts. 87% of IT executives working for wealth and asset management firms believe »

Worst MiFID scenario? Tech glitches, “fat fingers” and lock outs

Banks and asset managers have spent years preparing for the revised Markets in Financial Instruments Directive as regulators try to prevent another financial crisis by boosting transparency. Some still are not ready and, with less than two weeks to go, technology and compliance staff at financial companies face working over the holiday period as they »

ING Bank Italy to add crowd-testing for launch of new loan platform

ING Bank Italy to add crowd-testing for launch of new loan platform

Bank customers are more demanding in the digital world. They want to transact business at increasing speeds, but with zero compromises on quality – and there are regulators to satisfy as well. The launch of ING Bank Italy’s new online personal loan platform is a good example of how software quality assurance teams can help »

Leadership Insight: Justin Teague, CEO, SmartBear Software

Leadership Insight: Justin Teague, CEO, SmartBear Software

At the end 2017, SmartBear Software, the Boston-based provider of software quality tools, will be wrapping up a busy year. As well as opening new APAC headquarters in Melbourne in July, the company welcomed Francisco Partners as its majority shareholders in May, who acquired its stake for a reported $410 million. The 2017 acquisition was »

Perfecto confirms TCS as its Global Partner of the Year

Perfecto, the Burlington-based continuous testing and monitoring platform, has selected Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), a global IT services, consulting and business solutions organisation, as its 2017 Global System Integrator Partner of the Year. “We are happy to be selected by Perfecto as the Global Partner of the Year,” said Raman Venkatraman, Vice President & Global »

Godel invests £500,000 to revive its cloud and DevOps division

UK-based software development company Godel has invested £500k in enhancing its dedicated Cloud and DevOps division. The organisation has also announced that it has been awarded Microsoft Gold Partner status for ‘Cloud Platform’. The £500K investment is being channelled into a new Head of DevOps role and a team, an R&D team and the professional »

Micro Focus acquires COBOL-IT

Micro Focus, the global enterprise software company, has announced the acquisition of COBOL-IT, a strategic vendor of open source COBOL solutions based in Paris. It is Micro Focus’s first technology acquisition following the completion of the $8.8 billion merger with Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s former software business unit in September 2017. Applications written in COBOL programming »

INTER insurance group completes testing of new inventory control system developed by adesso

Manheim-based INTER Versicherungsgruppe has announced that it has successfully launched a new accident insurance inventory control system thanks to its partnership with adesso Group, the IT service management company based in Dortmund. The insurance group has completed the fourth phase of a project which began in 2016 and aims to introduce a brand new IT »

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