New Research: IT Organizations Not Ready for “Deluge” of Changing Apps

Many IT departments unprepared for accelerated change in business applications

CHICAGO (June 21, 2014) – Many corporate information technology (IT) departments may be unprepared for the accelerating pace of change in business software applications, according to new research by Original Software, a global software-testing solutions provider. Original Software conducted an online survey earlier this year, canvassing IT personnel at large and small organizations around the world about the role of software-testing technology in their businesses.

When asked “How confident are you that your software applications change quickly enough to achieve your organization’s goals?” the majority of respondents showed ambivalence, with 39 percent expressing a position that is “Neither confident nor unconfident.” In addition, nearly two thirds of respondents reported the performance of their testing tools is either “Average,” “Poor” or “Very Poor” when considering the ability to “support applications that change frequently.”

Interpreting the study’s results, Colin Armitage, CEO of Original Software commented: “Analysts estimate there will be as many as 200 billion apps downloaded to smartphones, tablets and other devices by 2017.

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“Technology Supplier of the Year” at Grocer Gold Awards

Original Software wins out against big industry names to claim top accolade

UK, 13 June 2014: Original Software, the global software quality solutions vendor, is delighted to announce that it has won the coveted title of Technology Supplier of the Year at the Grocer Gold’s 2014 annual awards.

The results were announced at a glittering ceremony at London’s Guildhall on Tuesday 10th June and were hosted by comedian and actor, Stephen Mangan. Original Software beat other technology contenders such as GSK Shopper Science Lab, Hudl from Tesco, Nisa and SKUview from Atheon Analytics to pick up the top prize and named as The Grocer’s Technology Supplier of the Year.

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Original Software finalist in Grocer Gold Awards IT Supplier of the Year

UK, 23rd May 2014: Original Software, the global software quality vendor, is delighted to announce that it has been shortlisted for the 2014 Grocer Gold Awards in the Technology Supplier of the Year category.

Other finalists in the category are GSK Shopper Science Lab, Hudl from Tesco, Nisa and SKUview from Atheon Analytics.

Original Software has been shortlisted for its work in the grocery industry, including Midcounties Co-op, the best performing company within the Co-op Group and the UK’s largest independent brewer, Marston’s.

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Original Software optimizes software testing resource management

– New version of Qualify provides real-time visibility and control –

15 May 2014: Original Software, the global software quality vendor, has today announced the latest release of Qualify, its industry leading application quality management (AQM) solution. The upgrade enhances the ability of project and test managers to optimize testing activities in real-time and meet project objectives with the most efficient use of resources.

Organizations often struggle to derive high quality, insightful management information on testing related activities.

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Fujitsu New Zealand Ltd. Forges Partnership with Original Software

– Chooses new automation product to drive growth of testing services –

London, 17 April 2014: Original Software, the global software quality company, has today announced a strategic partnership with Fujitsu New Zealand Ltd.

The New Zealand arm of the leading provider of IT products and services for the global marketplace has a large testing practice that is predominantly engaged in manual testing. Fujitsu’s intention is to grow an automated testing service through the use of Original Software’s ‘TestDrive’ automation product.

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A third of UK organisations holding back on Oracle R12 upgrade

Research from Original Software and the UK Oracle User Group unveils upgrade challenges

London, 27 February 2014 – Research conducted by Original Software, a software quality company, in conjunction with UK Oracle User Group (UKOUG) reveals that a third of organisations using Oracle E-Business Suite have not yet upgraded to R12 and a minority plan to remain on 11i with third party support or sustained support. The research canvassed the opinions of 156 Oracle E-Business Suite users in 20 countries.

The survey findings provide insight into organisations that have already been through the R12 upgrade process, the elements they found challenging and what they regarded were the most important factors for success.

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Web Disasters will Decline in 2014

– Original Software’s pick of the New Year’s big software quality trends –

UK, 9th January 2014: The New Year will be the time for organizations to finesse their online presence, iron out any defects in online operational efficiency and ensure they are complying with online regulations, according to predictions for 2014 from software quality company Original Software. This follows on from a disastrous 2013 which saw a proliferation of web failures – including Obamacare – which resulted in angry customers, negative media coverage and reputational damage.

Further predictions from Original Software include:


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The 2013 IT Disaster Hall of Shame

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

London, 12 December 2013: 2013 has been a busy year for tech failures, on both sides of the Atlantic. All organizations are at risk of IT disasters, which could have an adverse effect on the operational running of the business and cause significant problems. This “hall of shame” demonstrates how easily technology disasters can happen and the fall out that follows.

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Original Software further reduces the pain of maintaining enterprise applications

New version of software quality suite resolves upgrade and patch headaches

London, 22nd November 2013: Original Software, the global software quality vendor, has today announced the release of Qualify 14, its industry leading application quality management (AQM) and test execution suite, which reduces validation testing work – required to ensure enterprise applications work correctly – by 75 per cent.

From every process a user conducts – for example, a finance team member creating an expense report in their ERP application – the new version of the software generates four key assets:

1. Business process description: pdf that describe the steps performed in every module of the application, complete with screenshots.

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Original Software further reduces length of ERP upgrade projects

Innovative technology that reduces IT’s reliance on users for system knowledge

Original Software, the software quality vendor, announces an innovation that extends to 30% the reduction it brings to the length of enterprise application upgrade projects.

The new technology, called Animation, allows users of enterprise apps to create in seconds an animated recording of how to perform a business process. The recording can be viewed by anyone with a Windows PC, enabling IT departments and their partners to understand the exact functionality the business requires.

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