Tag: software development

Each year, software errors cost U.S. corporations in excess of $60 Billion for repairs and maintenance costs. The problem is pandemic, affecting companies of all sizes from those topping the Fortune list to pre-IPO start-ups.

And the cost of software failures is not only financial. The hit to a company’s reputation that results from software malfunctions can result in lost customers, lost new business and damaged reputation, compounding the costs to fix the problem. When it comes to software, quality counts!

Waylaying the 'Elephant in the Room'

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

“Once more into the breach, dear friends…” wrote William Shakespeare in his epic work, Henry V.

Once More into the Breach

On the night of his ship’s maiden and lone voyage, the skipper of the Titanic saw the top of an iceberg, swerved  to avoid it, and in doing so piloted his ship’s hull directly into the monstrous portion of the iceberg that lied unseen beneath the surface of the ocean, tearing apart the “unsinkable” ship. Had he known what lied beneath the surface, his reaction likely would have been much different and could have yielded a very different, possibly positive result.

Titanic Dilemma: The Seen Versus the Unseen

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

It's that time of year when we look back...and forward to what software development will be like. Here's a short piece from Bill Curtis, CAST SVP and Chief Scientist from the Wall Street Journal (November 16, 2009).

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