Companies worldwide use SAP, but SAP by itself does not resolve all of an organizations issues. As a result, a number of organizations need to customize SAP applications to suit their purposes, but this has met with mixed results.
CAST today released the results of the 2014-2015 CRASH Report for SAP, which revealed more than half of those organizations opting to customize SAP applications have encountered increased application risk, additional software risk management costs and disruption of critical business processes.
Vishal Bhatnagar joins CAST, as head of Operations for the UK and Ireland, from IGATE, a leader in IT services and consulting. During his seven years there, Vishal was able to grow his portfolio from $3M to $45M and developed the company’s first ever full managed services deal. With such a breadth of industry and SI experience, including working at MBLOX and Comverse, Vishal is a vital addition and will prove to be an asset in enhancing CAST’s position in the UK and Ireland.
For further details on Vishal Bhatnagar and his position at CAST, the original press release can be found here or follow him on twitter @bhatnagar_v.
CAST ha partecipato al 1° Evento Metrico 2015 organizzato dal GUFPI ISMA, associazione di riferimento nazionale per la misurazione del software in Italia, tenuto a Roma lo scorso 14 Maggio.
La conferenza ha visto la partecipazione di Cast sui seguenti 3 topics:
CAST has made a recent addition to its North America team with Kevin Quick, who will be responsible for North American communication providers and emerging markets, as new VP Sales, Telecommunication and Emerging Markets. With over 30 years of experience and a record of vitalizing business operations and exceeding sales expectations, Kevin is a welcome addition to CAST. His expertise in systems integration and telecommunications will be truly valuable to CAST in North America.
If you would like to connect with Kevin in person, you should attend CAST’s DC Sustainability and Productivity -Workshop & Networking Event on June 2nd, 2015.
On May 13th, a group of IT executives highlighted the importance of these software analysis and measurement in order to maintain software quality standards and to uphold a healthy and efficient relationship with business stakeholders and application service providers.
Software glitches aren’t really news but now we’re seeing software flaws that can cost an organization over $100 million due to poor code quality. This past year we’ve seen major technical and retail brands suffer extensive financial and reputational damage from software disasters – driving software issues out of the back office and into the boardroom.
Dr. Bill Curtis, senior vice president and chief scientist at CAST, and Executive Director of the Consortium for IT Software Quality (CISQ) recently spoke to SD Times about the current state of software quality, and the internationally accepted standards that are revolutionizing how the world builds quality software.
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.