Original Software Outgrows US Head Office

Chicago, April, 14, 2009 – Original Software, the Application Quality Management (AQM) vendor, has announced that, due to expansion, it is relocating its American headquarters to larger premises in Westmont IL.

Despite a down-turn in the global economy and gloomy market predictions for the IT industry, Original Software is bucking the trend and continues to grow at a strong pace. While its competitors are making mass redundancies and enforcing pay-cuts, Original software is still continuing to hire and the recent expansion has forced the re-location of its US Headquarters.

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Original Software – Stirring Up a 5 Minute Revolution at TestExpo

What Can You Do in 5 Minutes?

March, 23, 2009 – Original Software, the Application Quality Management (AQM) vendor, is hoping to cause a stir at this year’s TestExpo show, held at the Congress Centre in London WC1 this Thursday (the 26th March).

Exhibiting on stand number three, Original Software will be proving it is possible to build and run a fully automated regression test in less than five minutes.

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Debenhams sets store by improved quality

Retailer invests for the future in TestBench

February, 3, 2009 – Debenhams, the leading department stores group, has turned to Original Software to help save its IT department time and money, enabling it to deliver system enhancements more rapidly and raise the quality of its dotcom website through more thorough testing of the back-end systems that drive it.

With online sales bucking the retail trend in the current economic slowdown, the site is of strategic importance to the group. Now more than ever before, ensuring the quality of, and IT service delivery to, the online shop front, is vital to capitalising on its success.

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Remain and Original Software provide an innovative and robust platform for Software Change Management and integrated testing

Nieuwegein, The Netherlands

January, 3, 2009 – Remain, developer of Software Change Management solutions for the IBM i (System i and iSeries) market and Original Software, the software quality solution vendor, today announced a strategic partnership to provide their best-of-breed technologies as an integrated Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) solution. Original Software’s suite of testing solutions will be incorporated with Remain’s TD/OMS Software Change Management suite to cover the whole process from development to test, to acceptance and production. Remain will become a key distributor for Original Software throughout the Benelux region.

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Original Software Delivers Record Breaking 3rd Quarter

3rd Quarter Results More Than Double That Of 2006

January, 3, 2009 – Original Software, a leading provider of automated software testing solutions today announced a record 144% year-on-year growth for its third quarter ending 30th December 2007.

“Although we are used to continued strong growth, this quarter has been our best in our ten year history” said Original Software CEO, Colin Armitage. “And we are on course to outstrip the market growth rate by a factor of 3.

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Cutting back this Christmas? Make mincemeat of your diverse testing challenges with TestDrive v6

Original Software enhances support for Mainframe, Oracle Forms and Java applications

December, 10, 2008 – Original Software, the software quality solution vendor, today announced the availability of the latest version of TestDrive, its visual-layer software test automation solution. This major product release sees TestDrive v6 providing full out-of-the-box automation support for even more complex architectures, adding enhanced support for Java, Oracle Forms and 3270 Mainframe applications to it’s already impressive list of supported technologies, which include .Net, Ajax, Web 2.0 and Lotus Notes.

Bola Rotibi, Principal Analyst at IT advisory firm Macehiter Ward-Dutton, commented on the announcement: “Heterogeneous application architectures and infrastructures that support a mix of core technologies such as Java, SOA, Web and Packaged application forms, create a complex environment that requires more sophisticated testing and QM facilities.

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40% of CIOs admit corporate indifference to their own software quality

“Surely such an attitude cannot continue to exist in delivering software that is increasingly underpinning business critical applications” *

October, 7, 2008 – A study into the views of top-level executives and CIOs on software quality, announced today by Original Software, reveals corporate apathy and the failings of a multi-billion dollar industry. When asked how the importance of their software quality is perceived within the business, over 40% of CIOs admitted ‘not at all’ or ‘as a nice to have’. Not surprising then that a recent IDC survey revealed that more than 40% of all software applications are released with between one and ten critical defects, the management being fully aware of this at the time of issue.

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Original Software teams up with Euronet to keep test data secure in the financial services industry

October, 3, 2008 – Original Software, the testing solution vendor and Euronet USA Inc. the software subsidiary of leading electronic payments provider Euronet Worldwide Inc. (NASDAQ: EEFT), have teamed up to launch the Integrated Transaction Management® (ITM) Test Compliance Kit, addressing a real need to secure test data in the financial services industry.

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Original Software – Having a Riot at TestExpo North and SQC this month

September, 22, 2008 – Original Software, the testing solutions vendor, is hoping to cause a stir this month at the TestExpo show in Manchester on Thursday the 25th and at the SQC Conference in London on the 29th and 30th of September.

Exhibiting on stand number one, in Manchester City Stadium for TestExpo, and on stand 16 at the SQC Conference at the QEII Conference Centre in London, the company will be giving out free ‘Anarchy’ T-shirts and spot prizes for delegates wearing the shirts at each show.

In the company’s own take on the Sex Pistols iconic 70’s album, the T-shirts, branded ‘Anarchy in the QA’ (also the title of its latest whitepaper) are designed to highlight the growing discontent amongst test teams for a solution to their woes.

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Data Scrambling leaves CIOs without egg on their face

Original Software addresses data security issues in TestBench for Oracle v6.3

August, 5, 2008 – Original Software, the testing solution vendor, today announced the release of the latest version of TestBench for Oracle which includes an intelligent data scrambling module, protecting companies from data exposure and satisfying audit and compliance requirements, as well as safeguarding the individuals or companies referenced in the data.

Common sense and good practice say that exposing traceable production data to test disciplines is risky. Despite legal requirements and in some cases severe penalties for breaking them, testing on live data still tends to be common practice.

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