Business decisions made in organizations today are moving away from a gut feeling and more towards data-driven, objective decision making. But what can IT do to prepare? For IT to have true visibility and scientific decision-making into their application development they need to have a view at the end product itself -- its stability, robustness, performance, security, and development velocity.
Developers are currently equipped with tools to help them "spell check" their pieces of the code, but the issue is they’re not looking at the larger picture -- the architectural and structural vulnerabilities that remain hidden in the complex, multi-tiered modern day frameworks. Imagine trying to understand a great novel's plot line and story structure by reading randomly ripped out pages from the book.
Our very own Konstantin Berger breaks down how an IT organization, equipped with an application portfolio analyzer like CAST’s AIP, can reduce its IT risk, produce higher quality applications, and help the business budget better based on application health, maintainability, and lifecycle. Hear what he has to say in the video below.
If you need more information in the meantime, please visit www.castsoftware.com or get a first-hand look at the next generation of our application analytics dashboard that support high-level executive IT decision making.
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.