Quality Management

Insurance & Technology: How Insurers Can Avoid “Black Swans” in Product Launches

Insurance & Technology, a US publication that “provides insurance business and technology executives with the targeted information and analysis they need to be more profitable, productive and competitive,” recently published a contributed article by Original Software CEO Colin Armitage.

“We’ve all seen it happen: An IT project plagued with delays, changes and complications goes so far off the rails that it becomes a liability,” wrote Colin, describing projects such as new product launches that exceed budget by more than 200%–sometimes as much as 400%. Industry pundits call these projects “Black Swans.”

“Disasters are avoidable, though,” Colin reassured readers.

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Affymetrix Chooses Original Software to Support its Centre of Excellence for Software Testing

Microarray technology firm claims TestDrive as the only software testing solution to support its heterogeneous mix of business applications

Feb 2, 2012, – Original Software, a leading Application Quality Management (AQM) vendor, today announced that it has signed an agreement with Affymetrix, Inc. (NASDAQ:AFFX), to support a strategy of building an AQM Centre of Excellence for the provider of genome-wide analysis tools. Original Software’s solution suite has been selected because of its ease of use and ability to support the FLEX technology that is used within Affymetrix’s hosted HR application.

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Blasting away market frustrations

Today we are officially launching Qualify to the world. Our brand new Quality Management solution aids business agility and unifies the software delivery process.

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Business Agility Hampered by AQM

A study into the views of Application Development Managers and IT Executives, announced today by Original Software, revealed that the need for business agility is driving the growth in spend for Application Quality Management (AQM) and Automated Software Quality (ASQ) solutions. However, the same study also uncovered an incredible discontent with current solutions available in the market place, with 84% of respondents claiming that they are not meeting their needs.

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