TestPlant launches new automation suite

London-based test automation vendor, TestPlant, has launched a new platform that it says will predict, verify and monitor an application before and after each release, and rate it on key criteria of user satisfaction, its success in conversion – or the change in functionality from the legacy app – adoption and retention. Research commissioned by »

Cigniti hires former Infosys veteran

Srinath Batni, formerly the head of delivery excellence at Infosys, the leading software integrator, has joined test services vendor Cigniti Technologies as an independent director. Cigniti chairman and managing director, C V Subramanyam said that Batni’s expertise will be a boost to Cigniti’s plans to become: “The world’s largest and most respected independent software testing »

Infosys Founders Are Said to Plot Board Coup to Take Control

The group aims to install co-founder Nandan Nilekani as chairman and engineer the exit of Chairman R Seshasayee along with some other directors, said the people, asking not to be identified because the talks are private. Murthy’s group is pushing for board members to begin stepping aside in the next few days, said one of »

Tricentis acquires load testing specialist Flood IO

Tricentis, the California and Austria-based software test automation provider, has acquired Flood IO. Flood, launched only four years ago in Australia, has become rapidly established as: “the industry’s most flexible and scalable on-demand load testing solution” said Tricentis. Flood’s technology frees load testing from resource-intensive performance labs and “shifts it left” with a simplified and »

Announcing the QA Financial European Software and App Awards for 2017

Announcing the QA Financial European Software and App Awards for 2017

We are delighted to announce the winners of our 2017 European Software and App Awards. In each case, they have demonstrated innovation and excellence in response to the key challenges facing financial firms: increasing competition, increasing regulation and the increasing complexity and scale of technology requirements. THE WINNERS (Click for links to articles) Overall winner: »

Quality assurance and testing provider of the year & functional testing provider of the year — Tricentis

Quality assurance and testing provider of the year & functional testing provider of the year — Tricentis

Automation is the dominant theme in software quality assurance. Every financial firm wants to make that transition, and Tricentis — the winner of QA Financial’s top award — has become established as the market-leading scriptless automation technology with its core Tosca product. We interviewed leading customer firms Julius Baer, Deutsche Börse and Vantiv, along with »

Testing transformation project of the year — UST Global

Schroders, the £400 billion investment manager, chose UST to drive its Agile programme forward. It’s a project that illustrates how improved quality assurance and faster app delivery can help major financial firms compete with market disrupters on their own terms. For Melinda Chapple, the Singapore-based head of Schroders’ global quality assurance practice, Agile software development »

Software vendor platform of the year — Calypso Technology’s CATT

The San Francisco-based trading and risk systems became the first capital markets software vendor to offer an automated testing platform for its product. Standard Bank of South Africa was the first major customer. Testing software and apps has become progressively more difficult and time-consuming for banks. Aside from the growing number of legacy systems that »

DevOps advisory provider of the year — Tata Consultancy Services

ING is recognised as a leader in Agile and DevOps delivery among European banks. The partnership of ING’s Belgian subsidiary with Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) has been an important part of its success in its move toward continuous app delivery. Netherlands-based ING started its transition to full automation of software development two years ago, driven »

Shalini Chaudhari, Accenture

Machine learning and QA: using data to super-charge testing

Artificial intelligence – the term that loosely applies to a range of technologies that mirror human cognitive functions – could be a valuable tool for quality assurance. But if AI is going to lead to a paradigm shift in the way software is tested, that shift is still some time away, according to Andreas Golze, »

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