CAST to Host Webinar on Application Risk and Structural Quality

Experts in Software Analysis and Software Quality Discuss How to Stop High-Profile Outages by Quantifying Application Risks

NEW YORK, March 29, 2011 – CAST, the worldwide leader in software analysis and measurement,and Capers Jones, Chief Scientist Emeritus of Software Productivity Research (SPR), will co-host a webinar on techniques to measure and manage software risks. The webinar will be held on Tuesday, March 29, 2011 at 11 a.m. EDT.

A slew of high-profile failures have hit major stock exchanges over the last two months, leaving many people questioning the operational reliability of their internal IT systems. While the exact causes of these failures remain unknown, that these systems are extremely complicated is well known. In such complex systems, simply testing mission-critical application won’t prevent failure; their structural quality must be measured.

Jones and Jitendra Subramanyam, Director of CAST Research Labs, will discuss quantifiably-proven techniques to measure and manage software risks. With data from a large number of applications and process improvement studies worldwide, they will discuss how to quantify the effectiveness of quality improvement techniques, assess the relative impact of software quality risks and explain how to rationally decide how much to invest in mitigating these risks.

Those interested in joining this informative webinar and learn how to measure and manage software risks, can register online at:

About CAST

CAST is a pioneer and world leader in Software Analysis and Measurement, with unique technology resulting from more than $90 million in R&D investment. CAST provides IT and business executives with precise analytics and automated software measurement to transform application development into a management discipline. More than 650 companies across all industry sectors and geographies rely on CAST to prevent business disruption while reducing hard IT costs. CAST is an integral part of software delivery and maintenance at the world's leading IT service providers such as IBM and Capgemini.

Founded in 1990, CAST is listed on NYSE-Euronext (Euronext: CAS) and serves IT intensive enterprises worldwide with a network of offices in North America, Europe and India. For more information, visit