Tag: Software

Software Quality: A Two-Way Street

In this week's IT Software Quality Report, Manuel Barbero, CTO and head of strategy and marketing at UBS, continues his discussion with CISQ Director, Dr. Bill Curtis, about software quality methods at UBS.

Helping UBS Move Faster than its Competitors

In this week's IT Software Quality Report, Manuel Barbero, CTO and head of strategy and marketing at UBS, sits down with CISQ Director, Dr. Bill Curtis, to discuss the importance of measuring software quality in ensuring an agile organization.

Software Quality Metrics Improve IT Decisions

In this week's IT Software Quality Report podcast, Bob Martin, a principal engineer at MITRE Systems, discusses with CISQ Director, Dr. Bill Curtis, how the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and other organizations are using software quality metrics to better judge the software and services offered by vendors and contractors. Martin says thanks to the increasing use of software quality assessments, organizations are becoming more aware of what to look for in software design and architecture in order to make their applications more "reliable, rugged and resilient" and avoid the failure of critical systems. What's more, organizations are finally understanding that software quality is more than a matter of normal feature bugs: it is the reliability and security of the application -- and software quality assessments must become part of the organization's due diligence process.

It’s Tuesday; Do You Know Where Your Patches Are?

It’s Patch Tuesday again. The monthly rite of passage for Microsoft as it attempts to patch some of the holes in its software that it didn’t bother to fix before they put it in the box as well as those exposed after the software had been installed in millions of devices.