Category: CAST Events

A recap of best practices and recommendations from the 2018 O’Reilly Software Architecture Conference in NYC.
Software Architecture: Are Microservices a Divestiture of Architectural Oversight?
La sostenibilità è nella Software Intelligence strutturale
GDPR e Cybersecurity By Design
L’ approccio costante alla misurazione come reale contributo all’efficientamento del vendor management
QA Financial Forum - Vendor Risk Management: Nuovi modelli di Benchmark per la Software Quality ed il Pricing
Taking a visual approach to legacy modernization gives teams full transparency into its impact on software architecture.
Does DevOps Help or Hinder Mainframe Modernization?
With the rise of DevOps, will QA lose its identity while being merged with pluri-disciplinary cohorts, or will it survive the revolution, becoming stronger and more essential?
Takeaways from the QA Financial Forum – How QA Can Remain Relevant in an Agile World
As banks, financial services and insurance organizations increase their reliance on software-based digital capabilities, they have big decisions to make on how they will protect business operations with effective software risk management.
QA Financial Forum Reviews the Impact of New Regulations on Software Risk Management
At the upcoming Matinée CIO event in Paris, CAST, along with select partners and customers, will address challenges and best practices for digital transformation initiatives, including compliance, cloud migration, application security and establishing an Agile culture.
CAST Talks AppSec, Compliance and Digital Transformation at Matinée CIO
Cybersecurity is a hot-button issue these days. You can barely go a few weeks without hearing about a company suffering a breach that puts the business at risk. With all eyes focused on making software more secure, a happy side effect might just be a streamlining of software modernization initiatives.
Will Cybersecurity Efforts Change the Game for Software Modernization?
Finding security, complexity and maintainability issues in complex business systems, improving development team throughput, and controlling global outsourcing contracts are not easy tasks; even the best analytics on the market still leave blind spots for technical teams looking to deliver better software and prevent outages. Addressing these issues takes a pragmatic approach to developing software and a passion for coding.
It Takes a Craftsman to Uphold Software Quality
Insurance companies still spend a lot of money maintaining the infrastructure for their core legacy apps, but migrating some of these apps to a cloud platform could provide significant cost savings.
The State of Cloud Adoption in Insurance – Look Out for Migration Bumps Ahead!
Last week, CAST attended the Gartner Sourcing Summit in Nashville with more than 800 senior sourcing, procurement and vendor management executives from Fortune 500 companies.
Takeaways from the 2017 Gartner Sourcing Summit
On June 9th, CAST hosted the event, How to Control Software Risk and Cost in Digital Transformation, in Madrid with CISQ and Dr. Richard Soley, CEO and Chairman of the Object Management Group.
How to Manage Software Risk and Cost in Digital Transformation
Harvard Business Review has reported that digital leaders succeed in large part due to their ability to recognize and scale innovation across their business – seeing beyond transformation hurdles and IT complexity. They never lose sight of the end goal.
Recap: Software Risk & Innovation Summit 2017
At the upcoming Software Risk and Innovation Summit, CIOs address challenges around DevOps and the next big tech innovation trends.
CISQ Is Helping CIOs Master Digital Transformation
CAST recently participated in a TechMarketView round table in London, discussing the effectiveness of digital strategies in banking.
Are Digital Strategies in Banking Working?
This fall, CAST hosted its first Seminar on Productivity Measurement in the Context of IT Transformation featuring representatives from the retail, banking and insurance industries in the Netherlands. Featured speakers included CISQ, Allianz, BNP Paribas and METRI.
Why Productivity Measurement Matters

In software maintenance and evolution, it is important to assess both code health and application architecture in order to identify issues impeding software quality goals. One way to move the needle toward software quality is to use Technical Debt (TD) indexing as a method to evaluate development projects.

We recently presented a paper at MTD 2016, the International Workshop on Managing Technical Debt put on by the Software Engineering Institute at Carnegie Mellon, where we discussed the way five different and widely known tools used to compute Technical Debt Indexes (TDI), for example numbers synthesizing the overall quality and/or TD of an analyzed project.

Technical Debt Indexes Provided by Tools: A Preliminary Discussion

Earlier this month, CAST held its annual customer and partner conference in Munich, Germany.

IT and business executives from the Insurance, Banking, Telco and IT Consulting sectors shared how they are working with CAST and why software measurement is critical to the success of their IT projects.

CAST Celebrates 25 Years of Customer Success at Oktoberfest in Munich