Why Software Intelligence is Integral to Digital Transformation


Recently, CAST Spain organized a round table to illustrate the benefits of Software Intelligence to aid enterprise-wide digital transformation efforts.

According to Computing, software and data have become the two most critical assets to drive effective transformation programs. This drives the need for modern development and innovation in enterprise software so IT organizations can protect their data while using it more efficiently.

“We make it our mission to analyze very complex software applications and see what's inside them,” said CAST CEO, Vincent Delaroche. “After all, software is something that you cannot see or touch, but we make that possible so IT teams can measure software risk and software performance. Because at the end of the day, what can be measured, can be improved.”


One solution discussed at the event, CAST Highlight, helps CIOs understand the status of their applications so they can help the business make smart decisions based on facts about software health.

Benefits of Application Portfolio Analysis with CAST Highlight:

As a SaaS-based application portfolio analysis solution, Highlight provides a global view of the entire application portfolio to facilitate faster fact-based decision making for digital transformation efforts that also consider software risk indicators.

Highlight also offers the additional benefit of adding transparency to cloud migration plans. By evaluating and identifying applications that are ready to migrate immediately, in addition to applications that require more time-intensive refactoring, Highlight helps development teams better estimate the effort required to realize full cloud benefits.

Do you have the Software Intelligence you need to transform at speed? For the full recap from our round table discussion, watch the video here.

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Rafael Cal
Rafael Cal Technical Director
Rafael Cal is a Technical Director at CAST and has worked in the IT industry for over two decades. With his extensive technical background, Rafael helps organizations reduce software risk and improve ADM efficiency and IT Agility.
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