Press Releases

Original Software Named “Visionary” by Gartner

The Original Thinker

Evaluation Based on Completeness of Vision and Ability to Execute

Original Software, the global provider of software quality technology, announced it has been positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the “Visionaries” quadrant of the Magic Quadrant for Integrated Software Quality Suites, marking the fifth consecutive time Original Software has appeared in this industry analyst report.

Colin Armitage, CEO of Original Software said: “Gartner consistently recognises Original Software as a visionary because our strategic product focus has always been to stay on top of the ever-increasing number of presentation technologies, such as Flash, Flex and Ajax across a range of browsers and windows versions.

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Taking the Agony out of UAT

How do you feel about UAT?
Annoying to perform
Time consuming
That’s all changed. Meet TestDrive-UAT

Until now, UAT has been a laborious chore, diverting subject matter experts from their primary roles and with no effective tools to help.

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First HTML5 Emulator for IBM i

Original Software launches the first pure HTML5 Emulator for IBM i
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Original Software, the global provider of software quality technology, has today announced the first low-cost, super-fast HTML5 emulator for every IBM i user. Green screen applications can be accessed from PCs, Apple Macs, tablets, smart phones and any device that supports a browser.

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DSC Logistics Drives Fast QA Response with Original Software

USA, Sept 2015: DSC Logistics is the trusted logistics and supply chain partner for a wide range of Fortune 500, mid-size and international organisations. DSC has chosen to work with Original Software to streamline its software testing and quality assurance (QA) function, to support rapid changes to its core applications, whilst maintaining software quality and improving customer satisfaction.

DSC’s expanding business relies heavily on highly configurable IT platforms to deliver a tailored, quality service to its multi-national clients who depend on the integrity and availability of these systems.

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Original Software Challenges the Market with Investment Protection

Technology Transfer Guarantee for Software Quality Solutions

UK, 28th July 2015: Original Software, the global provider of software quality technology, has today announced a lifetime protection for their customers’ investments. Through a new initiative called the Technology Transfer Guarantee, customers can be sure that throughout their relationship with Original Software they have the perpetual right to move their investment to other Original Software application quality solutions as their needs change and develop.

As the first vendor to offer a Technology Transfer Guarantee in the software quality market, Colin Armitage, CEO of Original Software explains: “For too long software has been seen as a depreciating asset, which needs to be written down over a relatively short period.

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IT Convergence Forge Partnership with Original Software

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Choosing test automation solutions as the future of testing for clients.
Original Software, the global provider of software quality technology, has today announced a strategic partnership with IT Convergence. The partnership allows IT Convergence to recommend the entire application quality management, and automated software quality suite from Original Software across its operations.

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Balancing Resources and Workloads to Hit Key Target Dates

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IT Project Visibility Finally Understood with Original Software’s Resource Management Solution

Original Software has today announced a fundamental expansion to the capabilities of Qualify, its industry leading application quality management (AQM) solution. This expansion enhances the ability of project managers to optimise all activities in real time and to efficiently allocate resources to meet the agreed target dates.

Qualify has already addressed some of the fundamental challenges faced by IT departments today – managing concurrent multiple projects using different development methodologies, embracing business users as well as IT professionals, acting as a portal into point IT applications such as Microsoft TFS and replacing restrictive, legacy test resource management tools.

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Original Software Finalist in Retail Week Tech & eComm Awards

-Shortlisted for IT Team of the Year-

Original Software, the global provider of software quality technology, is delighted to announce that it has been shortlisted for the Retail Week & eComm Awards 2015, in the ‘IT Team of the Year’ category.

The Retail Week & eComm Awards recognise technology excellence and innovation within the retail sector. Jon Rudoe, Retail Week Tech & eComm Awards 2015 Judge, says: “As any retailer knows, technology and ecommerce must now work together to create the retail experience of the future.

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Two More Added to the 2014 IT Disaster Hall of Shame

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Since posting the “The 2014 Top 10 Tech Disasters”, we have had an over-whelming flood of emails with suggestions to expose other organizations for their poor software quality.

Two of the most popular organizations you have told us to include in our IT Hall of Shame are: Amazon for their e-commerce glitch, and the UK National Air Traffic Services (NATS) for their travel trauma.

Below we expose their IT failure this year.

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The 2014 IT Disaster Hall of Shame


Original Software’s pick of the year’s ten biggest technology catastrophes

2014 hasn’t disappointed on the IT failure front. Software catastrophes, hardware meltdowns and system malfunctions have left executives red faced, customers hacked off and shareholders fuming on both sides of the Atlantic. No organization is safe from IT disasters, which can have serious effects, causing disruption, reputational damage and diminished customer and investor confidence.

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