Whitepapers

Software Quality and Testing Survey

A CIO Perspective

Whitepaper Overview

Download PDF Software Quality and Testing Survey

Original Software conducted a qualitative opinion survey of senior IT executives and CIOs from organizations with an average annual revenue of $5.8 billion and an average IT budget of $764 million.

This survey took place at the Richmond Events 2008 CIO Forum onboard the Cruise Ship ‘Norwegian Dawn’ out of New York City.

Key Points:

Only having 6% of the survey completely satisfied with their software test automation tools is a sad indictment for those vendors involved, although not completely surprising.

  • There is strong agreement that technology is having a profound positive impact on all business processes, however the number of companies in a position to truly harness this technology for their own competitive advantage is small.
  • The three most important management challenges facing respondents are cost reduction, budget management and integration/consolidation.
  • The top three technical issues facing respondents are virtualization, application consolidation and server consolidation.
  • There is a strong divide as to whether software quality processes are deemed important to the business.
  • Undoubtedly software quality issues are gaining more executive mindshare due to boardroom focus on issues such as compliance and the significant investment in quality systems.
  • High quality applications are sighted as the main driver for purchasing automation tools but the vast majority admitted to not being happy with their purchase.
  • There is recognition of more options for resourcing testing with outsourcing of software quality processes on the agenda for over half of respondents.
Contact Us

NEW FREE OFFER

Free business process documentation tool open to 5 private sector organisations in the USA and a further five in the UK, with a minimum of 1,000 employees.

First Name
Last Name
Email
Job Title
Phone
Company Name
Postal Code
Country
Company Size
Company Type
Free Offer