With a worrying uptick in the number of IT glitches, halts, and crashes that have been plaguing Wall Street and other critical industries over the past year, business leaders are beginning to realize the importance of tracking the software quality and risk metrics of their core business applications to keep them robust and reliable.
That’s why we’re announcing an update to our flagship platform -- CAST Application Intelligence Platform (AIP) 7.1 -- that makes it even easier for business leaders to analyze and measure the software structure of enterprise-sized applications, and benchmark their applications against competitors in their industry.
Click over to the release to get the full story, or you can get a sneak peek of the most exciting new features in CAST AIP 7.1 -- the Delivery Management Tool, integrated Appmarq database, and a refreshed UI -- that we featured here on our blog.
Erik Oltmans, an Associate Partner from EY, Netherlands, spoke at the Software Intelligence Forum on how the consulting behemoth uses Software Intelligence in its Transaction Advisory services.
Erik describes the changing landscape of M & A. Besides the financial and commercial aspects, PE firms now equally value technical assessments, especially for targets with significant software assets. He goes on to detail how CAST Highlight makes these assessments possible with limited access to the targetâ€™s systems, customized quality metrics, and liability implications of open source components - all three that are critical for an M&A due diligence.