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  • Will Cybersecurity Efforts Change the Game for Software Modernization?

    Will Cybersecurity Efforts Change the Game for Software Modernization?
    Cybersecurity is a hot-button issue these days. You can barely go a few weeks without hearing about a company suffering a breach that puts the business at risk. With all eyes focused on making software more secure, a happy side effect might just be a streamlining of software modernization initiatives.
  • Software Risk is Business Risk

    Software Risk is Business Risk
    Software risk is business risk, but who is ultimately responsible? This blog explores insights from the Cutter Consortium on how to de-risk business-critical software systems.
  • CI/CD DevOps: Enhancing Continuous Delivery with Software Intelligence

    CI/CD DevOps: Enhancing Continuous Delivery with Software Intelligence
    Software today is more complex than it has ever been. New technologies emerge rapidly and as applications evolve to utilize them, gaps occur. Some gaps result in “technical debt”, an industry term to describe development practices where ideal craftsmanship has not been achieved and additional work needs to be done.
  • It Takes a Craftsman to Uphold Software Quality

    It Takes a Craftsman to Uphold Software Quality
    Finding security, complexity and maintainability issues in complex business systems, improving development team throughput, and controlling global outsourcing contracts are not easy tasks; even the best analytics on the market still leave blind spots for technical teams looking to deliver better software and prevent outages. Addressing these issues takes a pragmatic approach to developing software and a passion for coding.
  • An Encore for Equifax?

    An Encore for Equifax?
    When you are a consumer credit company, victimized recently by a serious security breach where hackers exploited an application vulnerability to steal the personal information of roughly 143 million people, what do you do for an encore? For Equifax, the encore may be “get hacked a second time.”
  • Know Your Defect Density: Part Two

    Know Your Defect Density: Part Two
    Making the case for Application Mass Index (AMI) as a method for standardizing application measurement
  • The State of Cloud Adoption in Insurance – Look Out for Migration Bumps Ahead!

    The State of Cloud Adoption in Insurance – Look Out for Migration Bumps Ahead!
    Insurance companies still spend a lot of money maintaining the infrastructure for their core legacy apps, but migrating some of these apps to a cloud platform could provide significant cost savings.
  • Know Your Defect Density: Part 1

    Know Your Defect Density: Part 1
    All too often, software projects both exceed their budgetary limitations and are labeled too slow by stakeholders. What is the root of this problem? To isolate the cause of—and fix—this phenomenon, project managers need a new approach.
  • Takeaways from the 2017 Gartner Sourcing Summit

    Takeaways from the 2017 Gartner Sourcing Summit
    Last week, CAST attended the Gartner Sourcing Summit in Nashville with more than 800 senior sourcing, procurement and vendor management executives from Fortune 500 companies.
  • Lessons from Equifax: Get a Software Risk Scorecard

    Lessons from Equifax: Get a Software Risk Scorecard
    The biggest lesson learned from the Equifax breach is that executives and application owners need a software risk scorecard that clearly outlines KPIs around software structural quality and security.
  • A Good Look at Open Source Frameworks: Avoiding Another Equifax

    A Good Look at Open Source Frameworks: Avoiding Another Equifax
    Open source is the lifeblood of modern software development, but it's not without risks, especially when it comes to application security.
  • How to Manage Software Risk and Cost in Digital Transformation

    How to Manage Software Risk and Cost in Digital Transformation
    On June 9th, CAST hosted the event, How to Control Software Risk and Cost in Digital Transformation, in Madrid with CISQ and Dr. Richard Soley, CEO and Chairman of the Object Management Group.
  • Netflix Envy

    Netflix Envy
    Everyone wants to do DevOps like Netflix, but is it really right for your organization?
  • Need for Holistic IT Systems’ Risk Assessment

    Need for Holistic IT Systems’ Risk Assessment
    The recent spate of IT glitches and ‘power outages’ at British Airways which caused the UK’s national carrier to cancel all its flights worldwide at the start of May bank holiday along with the WannaCry ransomware attack which ground the National Health Service to a halt have exposed again the importance of IT systems in today’s business. The complexity of these IT systems, the number of vulnerabilities that exist in critical software used by critical infrastructure sectors such as the NHS, airlines, telecom operators has made headlines once more.
  • Recap: Software Risk & Innovation Summit 2017

    Recap: Software Risk & Innovation Summit 2017
    Harvard Business Review has reported that digital leaders succeed in large part due to their ability to recognize and scale innovation across their business – seeing beyond transformation hurdles and IT complexity. They never lose sight of the end goal.
  • CISQ Is Helping CIOs Master Digital Transformation

    CISQ Is Helping CIOs Master Digital Transformation
    At the upcoming Software Risk and Innovation Summit, CIOs address challenges around DevOps and the next big tech innovation trends.
  • Are Digital Strategies in Banking Working?

    Are Digital Strategies in Banking Working?
    CAST recently participated in a TechMarketView round table in London, discussing the effectiveness of digital strategies in banking.
  • Why Productivity Measurement Matters

    Why Productivity Measurement Matters
    This fall, CAST hosted its first Seminar on Productivity Measurement in the Context of IT Transformation featuring representatives from the retail, banking and insurance industries in the Netherlands. Featured speakers included CISQ, Allianz, BNP Paribas and METRI.