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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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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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