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For many CIOs, reporting on software risk is a complex problem. The reports are usually compiled once a quarter, and can take days if not weeks to complete. But worse than that, they often fail to deliver actionable insight to answer simple business questions. Which of my critical systems are most vulnerable? Are my IT vendors delivering as promised? How can we improve customer satisfaction? Are my development teams under-performing? How can we improve time-to-market for new projects?

AIP 7.2 Gives CIOs Software Risk Assessment at a Glance

Nobody disputes the promises made by enterprise application portfolio analysis tools made over the past 20 years - visibility, risk identification, faster, better budgeting decisions.

Bite Sized Portfolio Analysis

We’re less than a month into the launch of HealthCare.gov, and as each day passes we’re finding out about more glitches, shoddy code quality, a lack of end-to-end testing, and rushed changes made days before the healthcare exchange was to go live. All of which are symptomatic of a software project being rushed to completion to meet a deadline without considering the implications of a botched launch.

Haste Makes Waste Again: Healthcare.gov Faces a Long and Expensive Recovery

Large and small enterprises have continually struggled with finding a way to manage the software risk inherent in their ever-increasing application portfolio. And now, in a year where companies such as NASDAQ, Knight Capital, American Airlines, and BATS have suffered costly and embarrassing IT failures, software risk is top of mind for every IT executive.

Highlight Update Brings Rapid Portfolio Analysis to the Masses

With a worrying uptick in the number of IT glitches, halts, and crashes that have been plaguing Wall Street and other critical industries over the past year, business leaders are beginning to realize the importance of tracking the software quality and risk metrics of their core business applications to keep them robust and reliable.

CAST AIP 7.1 update brings relevant & reliable software quality metrics to the enterprise

Good things come in three! I wouldn’t say we have saved the best for last, but the information we’re covering in this post is an exciting one! If you haven’t been following our series, I encourage you to read about what we have already announced is coming in AIP 7.1 -- the new delivery management tool and the Appmarq industry benchmarking repository. In this post, we wanted to give you an advance preview of a feature that will be made available towards the end of the year, with the next release of AIP. We’re talking about the design of our dashboard.

New CAST AIP Release: Part 3 - The Design

As you may have heard, we are launching a brand-new version of CAST Application Intelligence Platform this month, and we’re giving our readers a special preview of what’s in store for the release in a series of blog posts. In case you missed it, we previously shared details on the new Delivery Management Tool that eases the process of delivering enterprise source code.

New CAST AIP Release: Part 2 - Appmarq

There is that rare moment in a basketball game when a player has the right combination of variables and the ball sails through the net without touching the rim. Recently, David Consulting Group (DCG) assembled a great team to work on a .NET project for a branch of the United States military, and CAST was pleased to be included in a project that achieved that proverbial “swish.”

Nothing but .NET! Successful US Military implementation the result of great teamwork

Remember when you were younger and would anxiously wait to hear the latest release from your favorite band? Before iTunes and online music services, it required listening to the radio hoping to tune in just when they would play it and rushing out to the record store to buy the new album.

We feel the same way about the latest release of the CAST Application Intelligence Platform (AIP), and we think you will too! We are so excited about the newest version of the platform that we are doing something that most software companies don’t do -- give you an advance look at upcoming features and technologies in AIP 7.1.

Calling all CAST fans! New CAST AIP release: Part 1 – Delivery Management Tool

CAST has worked with David Consulting Group (DCG), the premier global provider of Application Development & Maintenance (ADM) support solutions for software optimization, for many years. Illustrating the maturing Software Analysis & Measurement market, DCG recently expanded their offerings to include the Application Code Quality Center of Excellence, providing comprehensive code quality and portfolio analysis services powered by CAST.

One + One = Three: DCG Extends Outsourced ADM Support Offerings with CAST

You’ve taken the obvious steps to cut costs in your application portfolio, so where do you go next?  With a large, dispersed IT infrastructure and systems that operate in silos, often with duplicative functionality, it’s not necessary to take on your portfolio in a single bite.

CIOs Must Take Stock!

Starting a new job is incredibly stressful as you’re thrust into a brand new environment with new people, new policies, and new systems that you’re unfamiliar with (not to mention checking out the snack situation and learning how to work the security card system -- after you get locked out at least once). Your first few weeks as the “new guy” or “new lady” buys you some slack, but you are still expected to learn as much as possible, as quickly as possible so you can start contributing. Well take that situation and multiply it by about a thousand and that’s what it’s like for a new CIO.

You’re on Day One as a New CIO – Now What?!

We have some good news for CAST Highlight users who love Objective C. Your preferred code quality as a service platform has been updated to support your preferred coding language: Objective C, the language behind iOS -- which powers the iPhone and iPad -- and the Mac OS X operating systems.

The news enterprise Objective C developers have been waiting for

  • Calling all CAST fans! New CAST AIP release: Part 1 – Delivery Management Tool

    Remember when you were younger and would anxiously wait to hear the latest release from your favorite band? Before iTunes and online music services, it required listening to the radio hoping to tune in just when they would play it and rushing out to the record store to buy the new album.

    We feel the same way about the latest release of the CAST Application Intelligence Platform (AIP), and we think you will too! We are so excited about the newest version of the platform that we are doing something that most software companies don’t do -- give you an advance look at upcoming features and technologies in AIP 7.1.

  • One + One = Three: DCG Extends Outsourced ADM Support Offerings with CAST

    CAST has worked with David Consulting Group (DCG), the premier global provider of Application Development & Maintenance (ADM) support solutions for software optimization, for many years. Illustrating the maturing Software Analysis & Measurement market, DCG recently expanded their offerings to include the Application Code Quality Center of Excellence, providing comprehensive code quality and portfolio analysis services powered by CAST.

  • The market just crashed! Get CAST on the phone!

  • CIOs Must Take Stock!

    You’ve taken the obvious steps to cut costs in your application portfolio, so where do you go next?  With a large, dispersed IT infrastructure and systems that operate in silos, often with duplicative functionality, it’s not necessary to take on your portfolio in a single bite.

  • NASDAQ Halts Trading for 3 Hours

  • You’re on Day One as a New CIO – Now What?!

    Starting a new job is incredibly stressful as you’re thrust into a brand new environment with new people, new policies, and new systems that you’re unfamiliar with (not to mention checking out the snack situation and learning how to work the security card system -- after you get locked out at least once). Your first few weeks as the “new guy” or “new lady” buys you some slack, but you are still expected to learn as much as possible, as quickly as possible so you can start contributing. Well take that situation and multiply it by about a thousand and that’s what it’s like for a new CIO.

  • The news enterprise Objective C developers have been waiting for

    We have some good news for CAST Highlight users who love Objective C. Your preferred code quality as a service platform has been updated to support your preferred coding language: Objective C, the language behind iOS -- which powers the iPhone and iPad -- and the Mac OS X operating systems.

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