In the midst of debt ceiling and government shutdown negotiations on Monday, the Obama Administration launched its new online health insurance marketplace -- HealthCare.gov -- where Americans can go to shop for affordable healthcare.
However, it seems even the federal government isn’t immune from technical snags.
Nearly 3 million people tried to sign onto the federal website, only to be met with frozen screens, broken pages, and glitches -- a bumpy debut that had the hallmarks of a technology project rushed through testing to make the Oct. 1 deadline.
In the midst of the chaos, the media reached out to our own Chief Scientist, Bill Curtis, to try and understand what was going wrong with the new online marketplace and what the federal government can do to avoid these problems in the future.
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.