The value of using established technology frameworks is proven. By adopting a software component for which many are skilled and experienced, it is easier for developers and IT managers to maintain a lingua franca.
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.
Like it or not you are what you code! In the aftermath of the Heartbleed bug, we’ve seen how the impacts of poor code quality can extend far beyond a single application or organization. And IT executives are now faced with the stunning realization that good code isn’t just a software development issue — it’s a reflection of your business and reputation.
We compiled a handy infographic to demonstrate the impact that poor code quality can have on an organization. Make sure to get your free copy here!