The Olympics are all about winning teams -- which country is first, and which country is best. Well, we thought we’d like to take some of the spotlight off the winners (just for a second) and focus a little on the guys and gals who come in last.
Nobody remembers the last place athletic team, but everyone remembers when a software team’s project or app fails spectacularly, sometimes even making headlines around the world. Despite such different outcomes, it turns out there is a huge likeness between the losing athletic team and the losing development team. To illustrate our point, we developed this infotoon below to show some of the similarities.
When you’re done, if you see any similarities in this cartoon to your development teams (or those of your friend’s), check out some resources on the CAST website that will help your friends go gold in their software development outcomes.
Click the image above to get the high-resolution infotoon.
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.