Tag: CAST

Earlier this week, our own Jitendra Subramanyam joined industry luminary Capers Jones, Chief Scientist Emeritus of Software Productivity Research (SPR) to co-host a webinar on curbing application software outages like the ones seen in the financial sector over the past couple months. The webinar, titled “Stop High-Profile Outages by Quantifying Application Risks,” focused on the importance of static analysis of application software during the build and/or customization phases to identify potential issues than can them be fixed, preventing a future outage.

Non-Risky Business: Using Static Analysis to Ensure Software Quality

Recently, Gartner Research VP and Fellow David Cearley hosted a webinar to discuss his group’s take on the top strategic technology trends for 2011.  The webinar followed closely the trends Gartner had announced in conjunction with its Symposium/ITExpo last October in Orlando.

Gartner Tech Trends for 2011…Or Rather the One They Forgot

Recently, Gartner Analyst Andy Kyte made quite a stir when he published a report that brought to the forefront just how expensive the cost of software maintenance is becoming for the IT industry.  As reported by Patrick Thibodeau in Computerworld, Kyte cited what he called IT Debt as already standing at $500 billion and fast on its way to surpassing $1 Trillion globally.

Don’t Dawdle on Debt: Establishing a Technical Debt Action Plan

Very often when describing a concept, technique or any way of doing something, you hear people quip, “It’s not rocket science.” While normally this holds true for static analysis of business applications, the difference between the capabilities of the type of automated analysis and measurement offered by CAST versus manual structural analysis can make the former seem like rocket science.

Sometimes it is Rocket Science

Discussions in the industry about technical debt have been focused on the IT costs involved in remediation and the potential risk to the company if applications deployed with poor structural integrity fail to perform optimally, or fail completely.

The Financial Implications of Technical Debt

Join me and Tony Timbol of David Consulting Group on Thursday, May 13 for a joint DCG-CAST Webinar.

Say No to Software Politics – Webinar

I recently sat down with Fritz Nelson of InformationWeek and walked him through a demo of CAST.

A Demo of CAST

Kickoff 2010! Every year, the entire company gathers in one physical location to strengthen relationships, forge new ones, and internalize CAST's values and goals. Kickoff 2010 was super! I was delighted to meet some good friends and make many new ones.  The intelligence and creativity of CAST folks is impressive -- no wonder we are THE Application Intelligence company.

Measure IT, Manage IT, Master IT!

In a recent post I wrote about the craziness of just measuring the things you do to build something, without ever measuring the quality of the thing you build.

Be Like Usain Bolt – Measure Output

Might sound like an oxymoron, but it's not.

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