Executive Dinner Series: Managing Software Risk within the Insurance Industry

It is becoming more and more obvious that the software risks and complexity that face today’s legacy systems is a growing problem for many IT organizations. Are these legacy applications “Ever going to be replaced or retired?  Are they “Too Big to Fail”? Added concern around many of these applications involves their size and architectural interconnectivity whereby their failure would prove disastrous to the entire business. There are few industries where this is more evident than the insurance industry.  At our recent  IT Executive Dinner with stakeholders from the Insurance industry, conversations were centered around application modernization, legacy application rationalization, and the funding mechanisms Insurance IT organizations use to improve their application assets.

System Level Analysis Keeps Coca-Cola Smiling Webinar Recap

Michael Furniss, Director of Software Quality Assurance and Testing COE at Coca-Cola’s Bottling Investment Group lead a discussion on how system level analysis improves dialog with application service providers. He shared his experience about how software analysis and measurement has enhanced his traditional process and tool landscape; leading to better identification of legacy SAP code vulnerabilities that can lead to performance and stability issues.  Mr. Furniss outlined how Coca Cola has deployed this solution across their global organization and how it focuses development efforts to reduce risk and total ownership cost while keeping their executive sponsors and partners happy.
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Data-driven IT resource planning: Take control of ever-growing software maintenance costs

For many IT-intensive enterprises, the bloating cost of maintaining software applications may be the biggest elephant in the room. Software maintenance costs typically comprise up to 75% of the total cost of ownership of each application. With so much investment and energy dedicated to keeping the lights on, finding a way to better allocate IT resources — even just by a marginal amount — can have significant impact on the enterprise’s capacity to innovate.
 
CAST’s research into this area has uncovered some provocative findings. As we’ve discussed previously on the On Quality blog, the cost of maintaining a software application is directly proportional to its size and complexity. IT organizations can take several steps using static code quality analysis to reduce size and complexity, and thus diminish their software maintenance costs.

Software Quality Gets VIP Treatment at the AIP 7.3 Action Forum & Launch Party

Avenue of The Americas in New York was awash with software quality metrics and quotes Thursday night as we celebrated our Software Quality Action Forum and AIP 7.3 Launch Party at the Eventi Hotel. Continue reading

When It Comes To Code Quality: Agile, Waterfall, or Both?

Research shows applications built using a mixture of Agile and Waterfall will result in more robust and secure applications than those built using either Agile or Waterfall alone. Continue reading