New Research: IT Organizations Not Ready for “Deluge” of Changing Apps
Many IT departments unprepared for accelerated change in business applications
When asked “How confident are you that your software applications change quickly enough to achieve your organization’
Interpreting the study’s results, Colin Armitage (http://www.origsoft.com/
Companies whose IT departments struggle to deliver the frequent change required by internal or customer-facing applications risk higher operating costs, lower productivity and competitive disadvantage, Armitage explained.
“Leveraging new technologies, such as mobile apps for retailers and financial services firms, is a smart move,” he elaborated. “But cutting corners in quality assurance processes to keep up with changes in software is a risky proposition.”
To ensure the quality of new and upgraded applications, Armitage offered IT teams three tips:
“Test quickly and often,”
“Test in coordination and collaboration with your business users”
“And then re-test before going live with any application.”
Last month, Original Software announced the latest release of Qualify (http://www.origsoft.com/
“The management information and planning capability help organizations respond quickly to changes across their software projects and make the most efficient use of resources,” Armitage said.
About the Study
Original Software conducted a 60-day online survey during the first quarter of 2014 among personnel involved in software testing and quality assurance at large and small companies around the world. More than 100 technical and business managers responded representing nearly two dozen industries, most notably the fields of business technology, financial services and retail. Respondents from 15 countries participated with roughly a third coming from the US and about a quarter coming from the UK.
About Original Software
Original Software (http://www.origsoft.com) enables organizations to meet their objectives more rapidly by delivering enterprise application functionality frequently and efficiently. Knowledge workers and IT professionals use our technology to streamline user acceptance testing, conference room pilots, manual and automated testing, project management, and regulatory audit of applications. The software provides the fastest way to capture and share business processes, validate application functionality, and manage projects in real time. Customers report massive increases in productivity, enabling them to keep up with changing business needs while reducing cost. More than 400 organizations, of all sizes and industries and operating in over 30 countries count on Original Software every day.
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