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Il percorso di adeguamento al General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) è pesantemente manuale, si basa su consulenti esterni e, soprattutto, è soggetto ad un consistente rischio di errore e di incompletezza.

Una radiografia dei sistemi applicativi IT è l'unico modo per verificare il grado di sicurezza dei dati sensibili, mappare dove essi risiedono, da chi sono fruiti, come sono memorizzati e dove esistono problemi di integrità.

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Harold van Heeringen, Senior Consultant, METRI and Alexandre Charlet, Head of Field Operations - Benelux, CAST explains why the industry is struggling with the management of agile teams.
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In this 30-minute webinar Nicolas Derivery discussed how software intelligence into critical applications can address the GDPR IT requirements.
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As a leading French insurance company, AG2R La Mondiale wanted to understand software performance and its ability to modernize applications with minimal disruption. Arnaud Mejean, Directeur des Etudes et Développement, presents how the organization is now analyzing more than 300 applications on CAST.

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Andreas Golze, VP of QE&A, shares the need for improved software quality as digital transformation and automation continue to drive application development.

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In this 30-minute webinar Bill Dickenson discussed around the importance and best practices of using analytics to benchmark. While there are many lines of business that can be measured, this session explores where you should be looking, suggested methodologies to follow and the types of data that have proven to help organizations achieve their goals.
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CAST has developed a sophisticated algorithm for automatically counting function points, the result of 5 years of intensive R&D. CAST Automated Function Point Counts closely replicate the IFPUG manual standard and are objective, repeatable, and cost effective.
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With a proprietary repository of objective application quality data, CAST can benchmark your applications to identify strengths, weaknesses and areas for improvement. This analysis allows you to make critical decisions about your application portfolio to set individual and organizational goals, determine opportunities to reduce risks and control costs, and manage the performance of vendors.
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Over time, organizations can no longer effectively maintain key applications with limited knowledge of what’s in place and the dependencies across applications. CAST provides services across a portfolio for automated application assessments and profiling using multi-parameter metrics and indicators broken down by quality and quantity categories.
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Telecom providers must offer best-in-class customer experience to stand out, requiring tight integration across many systems.  To achieve this capability, a Telecom giant is using CAST to mitigate risks, lower IT costs, improve relationships with outsourcers, and achieve better visibility with information needed to ask the right questions and make quicker decisions.
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As a leading global credit risk insurer, Atradius is subject to heavy regulations. They are using CAST to help with regular audits and compliance in their application environment, along with automating and industrializing software development with objective metrics and information to improve  application quality and team efficiency.
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AREVA is a world leader in engineering, nuclear services, and heavy component manufacture. They are using CAST to manage their outsourcing relationship while retaining control of intellectual capital, providing assurance that changes are properly implemented, and accelerating knowledge transfer.
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The insurance management system at Allianz Austria is used to manage over 10 million customers and process 8 million claims a year. Allianz implemented CAST as part of a Quality Management initiative and have seen substantial savings in time devoted to bug correction and have increased user satisfaction.
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Maritz is one of the largest privately held companies in the Fortune 500, providing IT-intensive business services. Over time, multiple development platforms and standards emerged.  CAST allowed Maritz to standardize development across business units, and most importantly, ensure the high level of security needed for compliance requirements.
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Deutsche Bahn is one of the world’s largest mobility and logistics service providers.  Rapidly changing market conditions require flexible, frequent and short-term adaptations to their existing systems.  To achieve quick time-to-market, they implemented CAST to improve the overall quality of their applications and facilitate system flexibility and faster delivery.
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Wells Fargo’s WYSTAR is one of the country’s largest retirement services companies, and has grown significantly through several M&As. Their technology stack became quite complex with multiple technologies and overlapping systems, so they used CAST to consolidate core technologies and reduce maintenance costs. On an ongoing basis, they can maximize internal resources and outsourced labor, while ensuring application quality continually improves.
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Vienna Insurance Group needed to improve visibility of their SAP implementation, and CAST was selected to help manage the project.  They use the data provided by CAST to make objective decisions based on facts, mitigate risks with early defect detection, eliminate manual code reviews, and reduce maintenance costs—all leading to reduction in the long term costs of the SAP solution.
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The CTO at AXA Equitable Life Insurance was looking to swiftly navigate through changing market conditions, increasing the pace of product releases.  AXA implemented CAST to help manage coding done by offshore partners, drive Six Sigma and CMMI efforts, bring process and discipline through objective data, and drive change and reduce costs while controlling risk.
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Steria delivers IT-enabled business services and is the Trusted Transformation Partner for private and public sector organizations across Europe. The Steria Quality Management Solution powered by CAST is fully integrated in Steria Services such as RightApps Management. It has demonstrated the capability of improving client’s application reliability, maintenance and value to the business. The solution brings real value to clients in Portfolio Management and Investments. 
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T-Systems MMS is Germany’s most successful Internet and multimedia company.  Their application development encompasses projects for both internal and external customers, and they have created a Code Quality Management Center to enforce quality standards.  CAST runs regular, automated and exhaustive checks of applications so they can maintain productivity and quality while managing bigger and more complex systems.
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Systems Integrator Atos Origin's Application Management (AM) unit standardizes and industrializes Application Development with CAST, and they are able to provide de direct returns to customers both in terms of quality and cost.  They also see major benefit in knowledge acquisition during service transitions.
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Accenture manages all application development and maintenance for Edcon, South Africa’s dominant fashion retailer. They use CAST to facilitate the rapid adaptation of the company’s highly customized Retek (Oracle Retail) implementation and other software packages.
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Capgemini Group is one of the world's largest providers of consulting, technology and outsourcing services.  They are committed to helping clients get the most out of their software assets, since Application Management takes up by far the largest share of IT resources.  CAST showed demonstrated ability to run on many technologies in distributed systems, making a big impact on the bottom line for both Capgemini and their clients.
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Mr. Christian Tronchet, Head of Web Applications & Expertise, reports the benefits he gains from tightly managing his development and maintenance outsourced activities.

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Eric Desbordes, Director of Development, LaSer Cofinoga, talks about the management of his outsourcing contract with IBM.
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Col Breuille, Head of IT Management Center, explains the need for application control in the Risk Management Policy of the Ministry of Defense

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Yann Barthelemy, Global Head of Dept, discusses application quality, cost control, and the complementary nature between developers tools and CAST AIP.

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Prakash B. Hemdev, Vice President, Enterprise Transformation at Cognizant recently sat down with CAST to discuss the evolving role of the CIO, software measurement goals, increasing performance while cutting costs, managed services, customer satisfaction, and more

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A Conversation with BCG's Benjamin Rehberg on IT Risk Management

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Thierry Daumas, SVP Industrialization Capgemini Continental Europe shares insight how software analysis and measurement enhances global application development process.

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Interview with Federic Veron , SVP Head of Business Application Development & Management Services - Fannie Mae.

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Michael Furniss, Director of CoE at the Coca-Cola bottling investment group discusses how CAST helps him control the quality of SAP customization to ensure business continuity.

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Laurent Riffaud, Director of Software Maintenance, details how Safran measures projects and provides insight into how to implement a successful software analysis and measurement system.

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Dr. Andrew Mountford, Enterprise Architect, explains how software measurement helps improve the robustness and resilience of trading systems.

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Mrs. Dajon, Director of Development, explains how measurement significantly reduced maintenance cost and number of incidents.

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When working with Agile, you need to control architecture, satisfy non-functional requirements, and reduce technical debt in short iterations. In this paper find out how the CAST AIP can be incorporated into a continuous integration environment to evaluate if newly integrated components violate rules of good architectural and coding practice affecting security, robustness, changeability, performance efficiency, and maintainability;  adhere to the application’s architectural rules; and have structural problems that create technical debt.

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Project managers need to ensure an application isn’t just delivered on time, but that it is stable, flexible and secure.  CAST helps project managers ensure that development teams are following industry and internal coding best practices, architectural standards and designs, and documents development activity.

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Operationalization of CAST Application Intelligence Platform (AIP) through Continuous Improvement Model (CIM) is a proven, repeatable and successful approach to rolling out CAST AIP. CIM is a full cycle of implementation, adoption, consumption and improvement that ensures client’s success through proper use and adoption of CAST.

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Application architecture is required to ensure the structural integrity of an application portfolio, but it can seem impossible to ensure adherence to these standards. CAST changes all of that by automatically analyzing applications across all tiers and languages to provide Architects with the actionable metrics and information needed to assess the how well the architectural designs, rules and standards have been followed.

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With CAST, the process of integrating and adapting Oracle applications becomes more automated with complete and accurate knowledge of the applications’ inner structure.  IT teams no longer need to manually reverse-engineer their source code and can instead focus on quickly adapting them to company-specific needs.

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An organization can achieve transparency over application quality for outsourced Application Development and Maintenance (ADM) with assessments from CAST.  You gain objective measurement to monitor compliance with development best practices and architectural guidelines, reducing risk and increasing transferability between teams.

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Many organizations manage huge portfolios of custom applications on top of SAP. A number of them are mission-critical so it is vital to preserve or enhance the quality, robustness, maintainability and performance of these applications, whether developed in ABAP, Java or other languages, to reduce application maintenance costs and better manage outsourced development and maintenance.

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Modern mission-critical applications are multi-platform, multi-language and multi-sourced.  CAST AIP gives you the comprehensive visibility and control needed to achieve significantly more business productivity from complex applications with an objective and repeatable way to measure and improve the application software quality.

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The aim of this document is to describe CAST AIP’s current support and future roadmap for OWASP Top Ten 2013 (the document applies the very same way to OWASP Top Ten 2007).

CAST Strategy for the on-going support of OWASP Top Ten is to provide users with the means to check that valid protection is in place and whenever possible to provide development teams detect places where vulnerability is left in the code.

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CAST Application Intelligence Platform (AIP) provides repeatable, automated analysis of PeopleSoft configuration and custom development in PeopleCode, checking over 100 PeopleSoft configuration and PeopleCode development rules. Allowing for improved control of PeopleSoft application quality. 

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CAST’s U.S. Federal group helps government agencies maximize IT investments and optimize performance through the use of proven technologies and best practices.
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GISS scanned the market for available options to improve its overall structural quality, improve transparency into the development and maintenance process, and help set standardized policies throughout its architecture. CAST helped GISS reduce time consuming multiple quality control cycles to a quick single cycle for 17% of GISS projects reducing lead time by 21%

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RWE Supply & Trading, the leading European energy trading house, decided to take proactive measures to safeguard itself from IT failures caused by increasing systems complexity, which could potentially increase risk and inhibit future change. It opted for CAST’s Application Intelligence Platform (AIP) to perform structural software risk analysis on key systems.

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Renate Bister, Process and Project Management and Software Technology, describes how automated function point counting and software quality analysis from CAST has quickened the company’s digital transformation.

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Paul Cornelisse, CEO at METRI and André Nadrop, Director Benchmarking at METRI describe how METRI brings value to the market by combining structural quality data via CAST

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The Benefits Of Software Analysis At ADP By Dominique Rodier , VP R&D France & Italy Director, ADP Global Product & Technology

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Digital Transformation In The Context Of A Two Speed IT Environment By Philippe Trichet, Digital Expert Director At The Boston Consulting Group

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In this 30-minute webinar we explored how to use metrics to support vendor managers, sourcing and procurement professionals by improving governance through objective measurement of vendor output. Leverage the best value from IT vendors by taking a data driven approach and make better decisions about vendor management and improve overall business outcomes.

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Digital Transformation has accelerated the need for speed, agility and quality to improve customer engagement. In today's world, IT Programs and Projects bring complexity and evolve at a fast-pace. The lack of visibility contributes to the failure of large enterprise applications.
Partnered by Highlight & Casewise, discover insights and best practices to build an agile ecosystem and solve the pains of bridging the gap between strategy and execution/

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During this webinar IBM will explain on how "Getting to a Performance-Driven Client/Vendor Relationships". Frederic Schmitt, Director at IBM will share one client’s journey towards improved performance-based relationship with practical insights into an implementation of a measurement system that demonstrates productivity and efficient improvements during an IT transformation initiative.

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In this webinar you'll get an inside look into a new, innovative and more efficient Application Portfolio Management (APM) solution, partnered by BiZZdesign and CAST to create an integrated application portfolio model, enabling IT managers and enterprise architects to obtain a clear view of their application portfolio. CIOs and IT managers will gain a fact-based and proactive view of the business value, risk, complexity and cost of their application portfolios - aiding in better business decisions when consolidating or transforming the IT landscape.

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Technology continues to be an key asset that principally factors into the overall value and success of a merger. However, in a data driven world, many organizations still rely on basic due diligence and post-merger planning to mitigate the risk of the transaction. In this webinar Rishi Varma, Principal in Boston Consulting Group’s (BCG) technology practice and M&A expert, and Lev Lesokhin, CAST EVP of Software Analytics, shared perspectives on how to understand the structural risk of software assets. They will define how to use an analytic-based approach on an organization’s application portfolio, or on a critical software asset, to de-risk the due diligence process and post-merger strategy.

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In this webinar you'll learn how incorporating Application Portfolio Analysis into your PPM and Application Portfolio Management (APM) processes enables a new level of visibility, providing the ability to measure and monitor the quality of an application during the project lifecycle. Deliver expectations by seamlessly integrating objective metrics into your current processes, introduce code-level analysis to better manage your application portfolio and increase the overall efficiency and effectiveness of PPM and APM strategies.

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During the webinar, Mr. Kyte, detailed the several barriers to transformation due to excessive complexity within application portfolios and the challenges in improving application health to reverse the situation

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Founded in 1990, CAST is a pioneer and world leader in Software Analysis and Measurement, introducing fact-based transparency into application development and sourcing to transform it into a management discipline.
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During this webinar Philippe Guerin from CAST and Mike Harris from DCG Software Value explored best practices in software sizing and measurement. They examined how effective quality benchmarking and productivity measurement translates into successful transformation initiatives that cost less and de-risk your IT organization. Attendees benefit from broadened knowledge around successful deployment processes, including how portfolio visibility can help manage risk, complexity and architectural quality.
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Using CAST AIP, the CTTI is able to analyze its application portfolio and classify applications by risk level. In addition, CAST enabled CTTIT to implement organization-wide process for quality assurance analysis and reporting.

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