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DevOps and continuous delivery: How much is hype versus reality?

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The topics of DevOps and continuous app delivery have made it onto the agenda at SIBOS, organised by Swift, the bank payments consortium and by some measures the leading financial technology conference in the world. Reflecting the wariness banks hold for new technologies, the panel QA Financial was asked to chair at SIBOS was titled: »

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 »

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

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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 »

Aujas Networks receives CREST accreditation for pen testing

Mumbai-based information security provider, Aujas Networks, has been accredited by the UK’s Council of Registered Ethical Security Testers (CREST) to provide penetration testing. CREST provides accreditation for vendors of digital security services, guaranteeing that they have passed the council’s examination. Aujas Networks is the first Indian company to join CREST’s list of approved vendors. Sri... »

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 »

FCA declares its fintech testing sandbox a success

Speaking at the BBA FinTech Banking Conference, Christopher Woolard, the FCA’s executive director of strategy and competition, said that the regulator had received 69 applications to its regulatory sandbox since its launch. Seven of the successful applications are payments technologies. The FCA launched the regulatory sandbox as part of its Project Innovate last May. The »

Survey confirms banks’ growing confidence in the public cloud

Survey confirms banks’ growing confidence in the public cloud

Financial firms are ahead of other industry verticals in their adoption of the public cloud, according to Capgemini’s annual World Quality Report. The consulting firm found the 18% of financial firms cloud-based applications are now in the public cloud, ahead of the 17.5% average across industries. However, the  survey also found firms are being increasingly »

CFTC adopts new rules for cyber security testing

The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has voted to adopt new rules to govern security testing for contract markets, swap execution facilities, and swap data repositories as well as derivatives clearing organisations. These amendments are in line with the recently released ‘Guidance on Cyber Resilience for Financial Markets’ published by the Bank of International »

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