CAST Named a Leader in IDC MarketScape: Software Quality Analysis and Measurement

IDC MarketScape names CAST one of the “primary leaders” in the Software Quality Analysis & Measurement market space

NEW YORK, Friday, December 14, 2012
– CAST today announced that it has been positioned as a leader in the IDC MarketScape: Software Quality Analysis and Measurement (SQAM) 2012-20131.

According to the IDC MarketScape, CAST is a leader in this market segment. CAST's technology is specifically tailored towards business applications and IT measurement issues. "The architectural assessment of design consequences (on software performance, stability, adaptability, maintainability, and security vulnerabilities) is an area in which CAST excels and successfully differentiates from static analyzers."

"CAST is a leader in applying software quality analysis and measurement technology in the IT space, while some other key providers have been more focused on embedded software," said Melinda Ballou, Program Director for IDC's Application Life-Cycle Management research. "Their differentiated capability to analyze the architectural constructs of distributed business systems and their application vendor management capabilities are well positioned to the needs of IT management."

About IDC MarketScape: IDC MarketScape vendor analysis model is designed to provide an overview of the competitive fitness of ICT (information and communications technology) suppliers in a given market. The research methodology utilizes a rigorous scoring methodology based on both qualitative and quantitative criteria that results in a single graphical illustration of each vendor’s position within a given market. IDC MarketScape provides a clear framework in which the product and service offerings, capabilities and strategies, and current and future market success factors of IT and telecommunications vendors can be meaningfully compared. The framework also provides technology buyers with a 360-degree assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of current and prospective vendors.

About CAST

CAST is a pioneer and world leader in Software Analysis and Measurement, with unique technology resulting from more than $100 million in R&D investment. CAST introduces fact-based transparency into application development and sourcing to transform it into a management discipline. More than 250 companies across all industry sectors and geographies rely on CAST to prevent business disruption while reducing hard IT costs. CAST is an integral part of software delivery and maintenance at the world's leading IT service providers.

Founded in 1990, CAST is listed on NYSE-Euronext (Euronext: CAS) and serves IT intensive enterprises worldwide with a network of offices in North America, Europe and India. For more information about CAST:

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1. MarketScape: Software Quality Analysis and Measurement (SQAM) 2012-2013 Vendor Analysis – Leveraging Code Analysis to Drive Quality and Innovation (doc #237075, October 2012).