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HP Announces Intent to Acquire Network Virtualization Business and Technology of Shunra 

In a quiet blog post on the evening of March 4, 2014, HP announced that it had signed a definitive agreement to acquire the network virtualization business and technology of Shunra, a current HP partner.
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Since early 2009, Citrix and VMLogix have partnered to include the VMLogix products with Citrix Essentials for the virtual lab component. This acquisition by Citrix will apply virtualization technology throughout the IT organization in a hypervisor neutral environment.

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VMLogix and Citrix are partnering to deliver a complete virtualization solution for the application lifecycle.  Citrix Essentials customers will have the advantage of using virtualization technology at every juncture of its IT organization; from the server to production and the entire application lifecycle including development and testing.  This partnership represents a new and visionary method of applying virtualization technology throughout multiple stages of the IT organization in a hypervisor neutral environment.


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Each year we enter into uncertain territory because of existing and previously untested market conditions, however predicting the future, or at least having an understanding of what could happen, is largely predicated on understanding the past and observing the present.   

As the saying goes, history repeats itself.  In 2009, expect to see some stunning developments that are reminiscent of the past as well as out of the box thinking by vendors to continue to thrive in new and different market conditions...

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We started the year with the New England Patriots posting an undefeated regular season record of 16 – 0.  It appeared to be conclusive; the Patriots would win the Super Bowl – not so fast – the wild card New York Giants made an unpredictable and disruptive move by narrowly defeating the favored Patriots.  It was inevitable that the Patriots lose at some point in the season, it just happened to be the last and most important game.

In July, the greatest sporting event, the Tour de France departed with no defending champion for the second consecutive year!  Team Astana, with two of the three podium finishers of the 2007 race appeared to have very good odds of gaining one of the top three spots again.  Surprise! Team Astana was banned and Team CSC with Carlos Sastre and company rode to an unpredictable and disruptive victory.  It was inevitable that the Tour de France could not escape controversy.

Disruption and unpredictability seem to be the prevailing themes for 2008. In a year when radical and unexpected occurrences were commonplace, should technology be any different?  Let’s take a look at the big issues that may have shocked us, but in reality, were inevitable...


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Following the economic downturn of 2000 to 2003, the Fortune 500 companies that pursued short-term cost-cutting strategies such as outsourcing and rollbacks in quality assurance found themselves ill prepared for future opportunities.  New research suggests that those enterprise organizations that continue to invest in critical IT areas such as software development, virtualization, and core lifecycle solutions will be better positioned for the next cycle of growth and expansion.

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Major transformations of the enterprise IT organizations are underway. For competitive and successful enterprises, IT is an integral part of the business and is treated as such. Factors such as globalization, time-to-market and convergence are the driving forces to bring IT organizations back from the fringe of existence.

Here we examine the trends, emerging technology needs, and processes that are facilitating this necessary and timely transformation.


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The global lifecycle transformation is an interconnected ecosystem of people, processes and technology within an enterprise and across its partners, suppliers, providers and customers. In this paradigm, the enterprise IT organization becomes a strategic business partner focused on delivering value.

The transformation shatters barriers, facilitates collaboration and takes the risk out of software development to produce predictable reliable results for an optimized business outcome.

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The launch of ReplayDIRECTOR is an example of the power of virtualization permeating the application lifecycle in multiple phases. ReplayDIRECTOR provides an innovative solution using game changing technology.

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The publication of the VMware whitepaper “Microsoft Virtualization Licensing and Distribution Terms” is a seminal moment in the 21st century computing industry. With the publication of this whitepaper, VMware is no longer just an interesting technology player; they are a bona fide catalyst to challenge Microsoft’s entrenched franchise business of the operating system.

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Applications and their associated management are becoming more difficult yet more business critical. As enterprises watch the rise of complex distributed applications and teams, it is clear a solution to assist managing a constantly changing world must emerge. Virtualization technology is rapidly being deployed to assist these complexity demands. Virtualized environments solve a variety of problems yet introduce others.

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Outsourcing and specifically the trend to move tasks to offshore providers is evolving. At the end of the 20th century, the concept of using an offshore provider was primarily a cost issue. As the nuances, positives, and negatives of using offshore providers became visible the idea of team virtualization was the most popular reason for outsourcing. Now, as teams are truly virtualized across boundaries, both real and imaginary, outsourcing is about to enter a new phase. Offshore providers will more than likely take on more technical roles and responsibilities while their clients concentrate on the core business and deliver strategic value.  Emerging nations where populations are increasing their technical skills are a haven for entrepreneurs and venture capital investments.  In this edition of the Future Watch, we hypothesize on where technical skills will emerge and why standards will be driven to acceptance.

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Today’s IT model is flawed – the organization and management structure has not evolved to meet the demands of the 21st century.  The enterprise IT organization of the future must be more focused on the business and satisfying the customer rather than tactical projects and the most recent technology.  By 2010, enterprise IT organizations will have finally figured out what the model should look like to take advantage of a global environment where collaboration is essential.  In this vokeStream Future Watch, we identify some of the issues enterprise IT management and organizations must be aware of and address to satisfy their business customers.  Moving the model from a decidedly silo based organization to one that is customer focused for the 21st century is the ultimate goal for enterprise IT organizations to achieve.

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This report highlights the need to bring virtualization technology to the pre-production portion of the software lifecycle to provide developers and testers with production-like environments on-demand. The five technologies highlighted in the report include:

  • Virtual and cloud-based labs
  • Service virtualization
  • Defect virtualization
  • Test data virtualization
  • Network virtualization 

 Additionally this report includes analysis of the following vendors:

  • appOrbit
  • CA Technologies
  • Delphix
  • Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE)
  • IBM Microsoft
  • Neotys
  • Parasoft
  • Skytap
  • Tricentis

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Software is ubiquitous, part of the brand promise, and a competitive business differentiator. However,software teams still face classic software engineering conundrums.The constraint of environments is one of these classic software engineering problems that persist in a time of frequent release cycles and global supply chains. Each member of the software lifecycle team requires access to production-equivalent environments for development and testing activities.

Skytap delivers a purpose-built, cloud-based lab solution to accelerate and optimize the software lifecycle. Skytap provides teams with the resources necessary for the precise time needed to perform development or test work. With unconstrained access to environments as close to production as possible for as long as necessary, teams can test as early as possible, identify and remediate defects more quickly, and remove provisioning wait times.

Read this report to learn how Skytap enables software teams to deliver better software, reliably, and predictably while producing more valuable business outcomes.

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From a benefits perspective, lifecycle virtualization technologies deliver a quick and measurable economic impact, just as server virtualization provides for the datacenter. Lifecycle virtualization includes the technology of service virtualization.

Service virtualization enables development and test teams to statefully simulate and model their dependencies of unavailable or limited services and data that cannot be easily virtualized by conventional server or hardware virtualization means. Service virtualization removes the constrains and wait times frequently experienced by development and test teams needing to access components, architectures, databases, mainframes, mobile platforms, and so on.

Service virtualization technology is critical to the success of a vibrant application economy. Organizations using service virtualization experience fewer defects, reduced software cycles, and increased customer satisfaction.

This Market Snapshot report provides real-world data to help organizations justify the investment in service virtualization.

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From a benefits perspective, lifecycle virtualization technologies deliver a quick and measurable economic impact, just as server virtualization has for the datacenter. Lifecycle virtualization includes the technology of virtual and cloud-based labs.

Virtual and cloud-based labs enable development and QA to access production equivalent environments on-demand, anytime and anywhere.

Virtual and cloud-based lab technology is a must-have for enterprises of all types and sizes to help reduce overall software cycle times and create an optimized environment for development and testing activities.

This Market Snapshot report provides real-world data to help organizations justify the investment in virtual and cloud-based labs.

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Software is critical to the success of every business. The line of business and IT organization must be aligned on the enterprise software strategy.

Managing the business of software is a service offered by strategically focused professional services teams. Successfully managing the business of software is an integral part of a successful transformation of an IT organization to be aligned, collaborative, and connected across the entire software supply chain and the line of business.

This report highlights why HP Software ALM Professional Services is a powerful mix of people, process, and technology to help enable a fully optimized enterprise achieve strong business outcomes.

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Is your organization preparing to evaluate, investigate, and adopt a service virtualization solution? Download voke’s 2012 Market Snapshot Report to get the latest insights on how service virtualization is meeting its promise to deliver more predictable, effective, and efficient business outcomes.

Market Snapshot Report highlights: 

  • The need, use, benefits, challenges, and ROI of service virtualization based on voke’s interviews with participants from diverse organizations, market segments, geographies, and roles. 
  • The key justification, business case, and rationale used by other software development and testing professionals to get management approval for purchasing a service virtualization solution.
  • Primary vendors offering service virtualization solutions — CA Technologies, HP, IBM, and Parasoft.
  • The critical assessment questions you need to ask about your organization before implementing a service virtualization solution.

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This report highlights eight key factors that are driving innovation in the testing market, including mobility, the cloud, embedded software, development testing, infrastructure test optimization (ITO) and lifecycle virtualization.

Organizations can no longer dictate where, when, or how software is used. Workers are mobile, customers are global, and every individual has a preference as to how they want to consume software. Testers must be able to plan for and execute as many combinations and permutations of software and hardware as possible to predict the outcome of software usage. Testing professionals are now in the strategic role of customer advocate and help deliver higher quality software throughout the enterprise by placing a laser focus on assessing the risk associated with every piece of software.

This special report will be available to voke's premium research subscribers and will also be available for individual purchase for a limited time.

Read detailed analysis of the following market moving vendors:

  • Coverity
  • Electric Cloud
  • Experitest
  • HP
  • IBM
  • Keynote DeviceAnywhere
  • Micro Focus
  • Microsoft
  • Parasoft
  • Perfecto Mobile
  • QMetry
  • QualiSystems
  • Replay Solutions
  • SmartBear
  • SOASTA
  • Spirent
  • TRICENTIS
  • Wind River
  • ZAP technologies.com

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Infrastructure—a structured platform of networked elements required to deliver services—is proliferating at an explosive rate.

Infrastructure is a critical and strategic component of every business. To protect a company’s brand promise, the infrastructure must be adequately and thoroughly tested. Optimizing testing for infrastructure is a problem that must be addressed and solved now. Organizations must be able to communicate, collaborate, and connect to share test information to deliver quality of service and to deliver high customer satisfaction. The brand is the promise an organization makes to its customers, and the infrastructure delivering real business value must deliver on that brand promise.


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Most organizations struggle with the challenges of application and product development and delivery. Lifecycle virtualization fundamentally transforms the lifecycle and eliminates many of the common challenges faced by development and test teams. The stunning success of server virtualization technology in limiting server sprawl, reducing energy consumption, and lowering capital expenditures (CAPEX) raises the question—what can we virtualize next? The answer is almost anything and everything—especially in the lifecycle. Lifecycle virtualization and its associated technologies assist development, test, and operations teams in cutting the Gordian Knot of schedule, cost, and quality.

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Adopting a lifecycle virtualization strategy benefits organizations by rapidly lowering capital and operational expenditures. Lifecycle virtualization enables development, QA, and operations teams to be more efficient and strategic by providing access to the correct environments, components, and services when and where needed. The Parasoft Virtualize solution brings virtualization to the core of the lifecycle and delivers much needed accessibility and speed to developers, testers, and partners. Parasoft Virtualize delivers accessibility by removing constraints associated with limited access to systems, capacity, and unavailable or incomplete systems and components.

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Today we view the application lifecycle as both the business of software and a market complete with solutions and services from a variety of vendors. Understanding the business of software is critical for all organizations to ensure that the software that runs the business fulfills the brand promise.

This Market Mover Array focuses on where the ALM market is moving. Instead of looking at the past, we will focus on the future and explore vendors’ innovation and technology as well as their marketing ability.


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Software has expanded its reach to become responsible for business processes, consumer purchases, transportation, communications, and devices that are always on and, in some cases, life-critical. The stakes of making sure that proper testing occurs at all levels are greater than ever. Testing is a comprehensive and critical part of the entire lifecycle. Today’s business executive must be able to guarantee working software free of defects to avoid compromising business, safety, or security.  

This Market Mover Array™ report examines the history of the testing market and analyzes the vendors vying to move the market beyond the status quo.


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Today’s application lifecycle constituents must handle increasingly complex applications, over more target platforms, with shrinking resources. Microsoft Visual Studio Lab Management 2010 transforms the lifecycle by leveraging virtualization and the central source code repository to provide lifecycle constituents a central hub that breaks down functional barriers, aligns resources with business needs, provides unified visibility into the lab, and enables optimized, strategic relationships across operations, development, and QA.

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Virtual lab management technology delivers immediate, measurable benefits and ROI. The ability to rapidly provision and deliver an environment for testing, development, sales, marketing, training, technical publications, support and other constituents in an organization enhances business alignment as it removes barriers and lowers costs, particularly capital expenditures (CAPEX).

Read this report to learn more about virtual lab technology and to help create a business case to justify the purchase.

 


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Theresa Lanowitz's webinar slides.

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Theresa Lanowitz's slides from Cognizant's exclusive Testing Summit.


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As the application lifecycle evolves, components that drive efficiency and quality become more crucial.  Organizations building centers of excellence (CoE) around performance testing find that the CoE centralizes resources and utilizes the full capabilities of today’s robust automation products. One of the main benefits is that organizations are able to consistently produce better performing applications. 

In a survey focused on rationales for building a performance CoE, the associated ROI, and success factors, we tested the hypothesis that more mature organizations have built more effective CoEs, are contributing to overall customer satisfaction, and are meeting or exceeding the goals of organizational service level agreements (SLAs).

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The business analyst role is gaining visibility and momentum, and driving competitive differentiation in the lifecycle market. From April through July 2008, voke conducted an independent survey of unique individuals in the emerging requirements definition segment of the application lifecycle market. The Market Snapshot survey set out to identify the state of the business analyst market segment based on roles, processes, and market readiness of technology.

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How Virtualization is Enabling Self-Service to Transform the Global Lifecycle

Banks have ATMs; grocery stores have self checkout; airlines have self check-in. All of these self-service approaches provide convenience for customers and deliver ROI for the companies that offer them.  Self-service has appeared within the corporate environment as well.  Many companies are offering self-service access to computing resources to their business constituents. This increases the ability to provide infrastructure and services more efficiently and use resources in more strategic ways to benefit the business.

Cutting edge IT services are now available through a self-service model thanks to virtualization. Virtualization lets companies pool IT resources and provide them as needed throughout the entire global lifecycle.

Join analyst Theresa Lanowitz, founder of voke Inc., for this informative session where you will learn about self-service IT and:

  • Key components to the global lifecycle transformation
  • Current issues hindering the implementation of the global lifecycle and how to overcome them
  • Best practices and innovative technologies available for the enterprise

Learn how virtualization is enabling self-service to transform the global lifecycle!


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The application lifecycle is an integral part of today’s business.  Regardless of core competencies, all organizations are driven by software that is created and customized to deliver a competitive advantage. The application lifecycle is now a strategic part of business.

This document examines the evolution of the application lifecycle and the importance of the core vendors in providing a sound foundation upon which to continue to build and define the application lifecycle.

Theresa Lanowitz's slides from the webinar: Bringing Performance Validation "Into the Lifecycle" with a Virtual Service Environment (VSE).

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Webinar presentation slides from virtualization and application lifecycle expert analyst Theresa Lanowitz, of voke, inc. and John Michelsen, founder and Chief Scientist of iTKO LISA, exploring the current and future uses of Virtualization to assist development and QA processes.


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Software Production Management is a critical component in the creation and delivery of quality software and is a key ingredient in the ever evolving application lifecycle.  Highly optimized organizations are experiencing tremendous return on investment (ROI) by recognizing and treating Software Production Management as a critical component of the application lifecycle. In this Market Snapshot, we will examine the organization and how it benefits from Software Production Management, use models and the state of technology in the Software Production Management market.

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Presentation slides from the joint Borland/VMware webcast with Theresa Lanowitz from voke talking about what it takes to test and deliver applications that hit their mark using virtualization. And why getting the most out of virtualization depends on how seamlessly it can be integrated with your software testing processes.



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Webcast presentation slides about the latest research on software production management

  • Best practices in automating the build and release process
  • How to maximize developers' time while improving efficiency
  • What you should be doing now to improve software quality and timeliness

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Presentation slides from SQC Software & Systems Quality Conferences in Düsseldorf, Germany.

This keynote presentation focuses on the changes every Quality Assurance organization is experiencing and how to manage the transition in becoming a model organization for the 21st century.

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Virtualization is poised to become the defining technology of the 21st century. Virtual lab automation, a new use for virtualization in the application development and quality assurance organizations has made inroads to the pre-deployment side of the application lifecycle equation. In this Market SnapshotTM, we will examine the organization and its metamorphosis as virtual lab automation becomes more pervasive. We will also define the value and benefits of Virtual lab automation.

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Get first hand the latest industry study on the tangible benefits of adopting Virtual Lab Automation. Theresa Lanowitz, founder of Voke Inc. will elaborate on the findings from a recent field study.

Learn how your peers are:

  • Tackling infrastructure and process challenges associated with supporting the development and testing of complex applications and systems
  • Making the decision to adopt Virtual Lab Automation
  • Benefiting from the results of virtualizing and automating the test lab

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Make no mistake, the application lifecycle market is real, in turmoil, and critical to the success of every enterprise - globally.  Without the products and solutions being offered in the application lifecycle market, enterprise IT organizations are relegated to technology controlling their destiny.  The practice of allowing technology to control the destiny of business is fraught with peril.  True focus on the application lifecycle and its integrated roles, responsibilities, and technology will continue to evolve and support the business. The application lifecycle ecosystem catalogs and analyzes the software suppliers in the market.  Use this document as a way to evaluate potential partners for your own application lifecycle ecosystem.  This document is virtual and updates are triggered by market events.  Suppliers to the ecosystem will be added on a regular basis. Version 1.5 continues to build out the Application Lifecycle Continuum with Empirix placed in the “Contender” position.


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This analysis is provided as historical reference for Mercury.  The analysis was conducted prior to the announcement of HP’s intent to acquire Mercury.  Please see the voke First Impressions analysis of the acquisition announcement.  The Mercury segment of the Application Lifecycle Ecosystem will be updated once the intended HP acquisition is completed. 

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In this Enterprise Leadership podcast Theresa Lanowitz provides some down-to-earth discussion about cloud computing as a disruptive technology, moving one step closer to pervasive utility computing.

Every household doesn't need its own energy grid. If you follow this logic, then each enterprise does not need to be in the business of creating massive infrastructure. Why not take advantage of the some of the world's largest infrastructure offered to you by Amazon.com's Web Services or Google Apps Engine? That is the view of Theresa Lanowitz, the founder of voke, a research firm focused on breakthrough technologies, such as cloud computing.

She says that while Salesforce.com has revolutionized customer relations marketing by elevating it as a platform as a service, Amazon.com and Google.com have the opportunity to share their knowledge and expertise with every enterprise. She adds, "By making their massively scalable, highly available, high-performance environment, and a solid security infrastructure available, both Amazon.com and Google.com have moved one step closer to software as a service and pervasive utility computing. As a result, companies will be able to lower the cost of doing business and to remain innovative, competitive, and profitable. Enterprises of all sizes need to focus on delivering value to the marketplace of their core competency, regardless of what it is."

In this podcast, Theresa Lanowitz discusses the following:

  • What type of impact Amazon.com Web Services and Google Apps Engine will have on cloud computing;
  • What other areas of cloud computing and Web 2.0 will prevail;
  • Why CIOs are hesitant to embrace cloud computing; and
  • What three cloud computing takeaways CIOs need to think about in making decisions about this app?
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In this requirements.net exclusive podcast, Theresa discusses a rather unconventional report (titled: Fortune 500 Spending Required for IT Cost Savings”) which looks at the economy and smart moves for IT.

In this report, the voke research team makes some very interesting reminders about the fall out of the dot-com bubble bursting, and the lesson’s from IT’s reaction in 2001 and 2002.

The voke research teams make some important recommendations which tie directly to Business Analyst empowerment and investments in requirements definition as a critical element to surviving the IT downtown.

The Podcast is 40 minutes of a fact-based, fresh dialog on efficient outsourcing, IT virtualization, lifecycle management, and the importance of the BA and requirements.


 
Virtualization is, like, everywhere. Oracle got in on the act this week by announcing its own platform at its OpenWorld conference. Meanwhile, IBM said it would spend $5 billion on Cognos to anchor its information-on-demand strategy. Plus, listen as voke principal analyst Theresa Lanowitz discusses some up-and-coming companies with SD Times editor-in-chief David Rubinstein on "Week in Review."

 
This week at VMWorld 2007 it was apparent that virtualization is moving up the stack and tool vendors proliferated.  Listen to voke principal analyst Theresa Lanowitz on this edition of "Week in Review."

 
Dave Rubinstein chats with voke principal analyst Theresa Lanowitz about this week's Tech-Ed and next week's IBM Rational Conference on this edition of "Week in Review."

 
SD Times chats with voke principal analyst Theresa Lanowitz about Microsoft's Silverlight and VMware's new playback capability on this edition of "Week in Review."

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 In 2012, voke published economic models to evaluate the hidden costs of software projects.  Our key findings show that since the Global Financial Crisis (GFC) of 2009, the average cost of software projects is rising dramatically, this is in spite of smaller teams working shorter durations.  At the same time, rework costs remain high or unknown and high profile software failures continue to make headlines daily.

Organizations must understand how defects create a hidden cost of rework in every software project and how these costs manifest differently in Agile and Non-Agile projects. Given the impact of catastrophic software failures on the brand, we should be witnessing a movement toward increased quality, not a reactionary call for more testing after the software has shipped.

Software engineering professionals are familiar with the concept of Cost of Quality, or more specifically, the cost involved with removing defects, essentially the cost of “rework.” The premise of this concept is that the later in the lifecycle a defect is identified, the more expensive it is to resolve the issue.

 
With the failure of www.HealthCare.gov, US taxpayers will pay the price for the cost of rework.  Modern tools such as service virtualization enable early testing of incomplete or unavailable components and systems to help mitigate potential risks of production failures.
 
Uncovering defects earlier in the software lifecycle saves time and money. In today’s environment where businesses and governments run on software, removal of defects related to requirements is essential to eliminating the risk of exponential cost overruns and schedule delays.
 
Collaboration and availability is essential prior to beginning development. It is much less expensive and easier to meet, discuss, review, and refine to ensure that requirements are properly defined and communicated than to change the code at a later point in the project.
 
Effective collaboration and test coverage of key requirements is essential. Make sure you invest properly in architecture, requirements, design, and quality practices that prevent the release of catastrophic failures.
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Most importantly, understand the business risks of prioritizing schedule to the exclusion of quality and ultimately cost. Empower your test organization to protect your brand from catastrophic failures.

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Today, Microsoft put in an unexpected bid of $44.6B to acquire internet pioneer Yahoo!

This is indicative of Microsoft, the pioneer in PC software making a move to stay relevant. Microsoft is the quintessential software company. With its franchise business of Windows being challenged by technologies such as virtualization and Microsoft’s own insular view of how people want to work and connect Microsoft is attempting to modernize itself with this move.

The problem with the Microsoft bid for Yahoo! is that Microsoft’s DNA is bound in a bits in a box, ownership of the stack, shrink wrap mentality. This DNA is what made Microsoft successful and dominant. However, the game of the 21st century is around connection, communication, and collaboration in a mobile environment.

Will Yahoo! accept the tempting offer? Will Microsoft take over one of the internet pioneers, dramatically change their business model, and attempt to compete with Google? What happens to the famous Yahoo! brand? Stay tuned…

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The iTKO SOV (Services Oriented Virtualization) was SRO (Standing Room Only)! Since there was such an incredibly large interest in this webinar, we will be doing a live encore performance! In case you missed the event, you can catch it live again – all you have to do is register here.

I will be presenting along with iTKO Chief Scientist John Michelsen. On the analyst side, I will present some statistics around virtualization including cost savings and discuss the need for virtualization strategies in every organization. From the iTKO perspective, John will talk about the solutions in SOA environments using LISA with VSE and discuss real life scenarios where LISA with VSE helped to significantly reduce costs while delivering both higher quality and a faster time to market.

So join us on Thursday, December 13 at 11:00 AM Eastern / 8:00 AM Pacific to learn about virtualization and services. Just remember to register here.
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Check out how virtualization can really help in testing in an SOA. I will be participating in a webinar with iTKO Chief Architect, John Michelson. iTKO has just released their latest version of LISA with VSE (Virtual Service Environment). Find out how LISA with VSE increases collaboration across the entire lifecycle...
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The big news today was the Citrix acquisition of open source virtualization company XenSource. I have commented many times in the past year about the future I think virtualization has and how it will be one of the defining technologies of the 21st century.

So, here is my philosophy on the acquisition….one if you are inclined to be a geek and another if you fancy yourself more of a business person. Either way, the net / net of this is virtualization is real and coming to an enterprise near you...

Retro is in – all hail to the 80’s! But in software?

I was fortunate to be in attendance as Microsoft kicked off its 15th annual TechEd conference in Orlando, FL with a “Back to the Future” spoof complete with an authentic DeLorean , a remarkably well preserved Christopher Lloyd and Microsoft's Bob Muglia transformed to Michael J. Fox complete with an authentic 80’s wardrobe and hair.

 
I had the pleasure and honor of participating in the inaugural podcast of “SD Times The Week In Review” with SD Times Editor-in-Chief David Rubinstein...

 
David Cassidy and puka shells, Donny Osmond and purple socks, or chocolate and peanut butter. OK, I am dating myself, but there are just some things that do go together. I spent the past 2 weeks realizing there is some truth to this concept, even in technology.

On April 25, 2007 I was honored to deliver the keynote address at the SQS Software Quality Conference in Dusseldorf, Germany. This is a major event in the software quality world, with attendees coming from around the European Union to hear about quality and exchange ideas with others. While preparing the content for my keynote, I had several conversations with SQS CEO, Rudolf van Megen. Mr. van Megen has a unique outlook on the quality market and its future direction. During our conversations he told me of the big push in the German market, specifically, to using offshore providers...

 
According to the Gregorian calendar, the December 21 equinox is rapidly approaching and consequently so is the end of the year 2006.

It seems fitting that as we phase out of our last 365 and in to our next 365 we should pause to remember the good and not so good. So, here is our interpretation of 2006...

Along with 7,000 others, I am attending VMWare’s third annual conference! Let me reiterate that number – seven thousand attendees at a conference in its third year!

VMWare is the new cool! The company is so cool they are not only creating industry changing technology, they are also helping in the global movement to conserve energy! ...
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Join voke's Theresa Lanowitz for her presentation, "QA Transformation Through Lifecycle Virtualization: 5 Technologies to Protect Your Brand and Your Business."

Date/time: Wednesday, October 5, 2016, 1:45 p.m. -  2:30 p.m.

Location: Disneyland Hotel, Ahaheim, CA

Attend in-person, or reserve your online seat and watch directly from your desktop.


Information technology groups use state of the art technology, processes and people to construct enterprise applications yet news of public software failures reach us almost everyday. Why is it that the best people and tooling still cause failures?

Please join voke and CA Technologies in a discussion on why applications still fail and how to avoid the pitfalls of the unfortunate. You'll leave with ideas on taking the first steps to implementing a new "State of the Art."

Join voke's Theresa Lanowitz in Denver for the SQuAD Software Quality Conference on September 16-17, 2013.

Join voke for the Melbourne premier of voke's service virtualization research in Melbourne, Australia on April 17, 2013.

Join voke for the Australian premier of voke's service virtualization research in Sydney, Australia on April 16, 2013.

Join voke's Theresa Lanowitz at the California Science Center in Los Angeles on February 28, 2013 for a live premier of voke's service virtualization research hosted by CA (ITKO) LISA.

Join voke's Theresa Lanowitz at the Acedemy of Science Center in San Francisco on February 26, 2013 for a live premier of voke's service virtualization research hosted by CA (ITKO) LISA.

Join voke's Theresa Lanowitz at the St. Louis Art Museum in St. Louis on February 19, 2013 for a live premier of voke's service virtualization research hosted by CA (ITKO) LISA.

Join voke's Theresa Lanowitz at the High Museum in Atlanta on February 7, 2013 for a live premier of voke's service virtualization research hosted by CA (ITKO) LISA.

Join voke's Theresa Lanowitz at the City Club in Washington DC on February 5, 2013 for a live premier of voke's service virtualization research hosted by CA (ITKO) LISA.

Join voke's Theresa Lanowitz at the Rouge Ford Mueseum in Detroit on January 30, 2013 for a live premier of voke's service virtualization research hosted by CA (ITKO) LISA.

Join voke's Theresa Lanowitz in New York City on January 24, 2013 for a live premier of voke's Service Virtualization research.

Join voke's Theresa Lanowitz at the Connecticut Science Center in Hartford on January 22, 2013 for a live premier of voke's service virtualization research hosted by CA (ITKO) LISA.

Join voke's Theresa Lanowitz at the TIFF Bell Lightbox in Toronto on January 17, 2013 for a live premier of voke's service virtualization research hosted by CA (ITKO) LISA.

On December 12 servicevirtualization.com is hosting an exclusive webinar with voke analyst, Theresa Lanowitz. Theresa and her team at voke recently interviewed hundreds of service virtualization users, managers and decision makers on the types of value they are receiving by modifying their application development practices.  

The value users are receiving is driving innovation faster and at the same time increasing quality inside companies. The report summarizes why application development teams face moving targets and how they are overcoming pervasive connection points and code changes to deliver more without increasing resources.  The survey results include quantitative numbers on:

  • Market Forces Causing Moving Targets
  • Metrics on Internal Politics and Constraints
  • Common Types of Virtualized Assets
  • Implementation and User Challenges
  • Why Companies purchased
  • Measurable ROI testimonials

Date:  Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Time: 1-2PM Central US


Going to HP Discover 2012 in Las Vegas?

Join industry analyst firm voke and HP to learn more about the benefits of lab management.

voke will share its research on lifecycle virtualization.  Learn about new solutions within HP Application Lifecycle Management and Performance Center that can help you manage your lab and accelerate your testing efforts.

Wednesday 06/06/12 from 2:45 PM - 3:30 PM.

HP Discover Session information:  BB2929: DevOps: lab management automation for testing in a continuous delivery environment


Join voke principal analyst Theresa Lanowitz and Wayne Ariola, VP of Strategy at Parasoft, for a 45-minute webinar that:

  • Discusses the challenges that impede thorough and accurate testing of today's composite apps.
  • Explains the real-world impacts of such testing delays and limitations.
  • Introduces new technologies that enable testers to access the exact test environments they need—any time and anywhere.

You'll learn how service virtualization not only provides 24/7 access to the environments needed to test, but also significantly reduces the CAPEX and OPEX associated with establishing, configuring, and maintaining test environments. 

Date: Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Time: 1pm - 2pm ET


Almost daily, we see reports of software failures that harm enterprises and impact the brand, putting testing organizations and their efforts in the spotlight. Fortunately, testers are now in one of the most exciting times in the software industry’s history! Theresa Lanowitz describes how you can begin to use new technologies—cloud, virtualization, and mobility—to deliver more value to your company, enhance your career, and act as a change agent for higher quality. As organizations adopt cloud and mobile strategies, testers must be ready to deliver immediate value on these new platforms while test organizations must complement and extend their existing tools to ensure these new platforms meet the demands of the business—especially in the areas of performance and security. Theresa reports on the ways that leading organizations are using the cloud and virtualization to test over more platforms, deliver greater coverage, and find critical defects prior to production. Find out how your team can begin to use—or enhance your use of—these technologies while improving on all corners of the classic “cost, quality, schedule” triangle.

Join voke's Theresa Lanowitz at StarEast 2012 in Orlando, Florida.


Will a new generation of Lifecycle Virtualization capabilities drive the development of the next set of industry leaders?

Let's face it - today's customer has "no mercy" for a company that can't deliver the services they demand, on time and with uncompromising quality. Keeping IT costs down is no longer a competitive differentiator - it is a requirement for entering the game. Therefore the companies that win in today's economy will be the ones that can innovate and deliver new products and services to market the fastest.

Lifecycle virtualization includes the following solutions such as virtual lab management (VLM), virtualized cloud platforms, service virtualization, defect virtualization, and device virtualization. Alongside desktop and server virtualization, lifecycle virtualization serves as the third pillar in a truly virtual environment. In fact, Lanowitz believes lifecycle virtualization has the power and potential to deliver more impact to the market than both server and desktop virtualization, by finally solving age-old and classic challenges of software development and delivery.

Get visionary insights about this latest customer-based research from voke principal analyst Theresa Lanowitz in this one-hour webinar. She will be joined by ITKO "Chief Geek" and CA distinguished engineer John Michelsen who will present real world examples of how Service Virtualization allows software development teams to shave weeks or months off their time-to-market, while drastically reducing infrastructure costs and performance issues in production.


With ever-increasing adoption of cloud in the enterprise, how will IT properly take advantage of it where it can provide the most value? Join ITKO and analyst firm voke's Theresa Lanowitz, a noted expert on virtual lab infrastructure, for the latest research on where virtual lab technology is going, and how devtest clouds will impact the enterprise view of both private and public clouds.

Where:  CA World 2011, Las Vegas, NV

When: November 16, 2011 at 8:30 AM


Cloud computing is happening in a big way.  No wonder: infrastructure-as-a-service, resource elasticity, and user self-service promises huge, visible, and fast returns.

The needs of software development and testing  for scalable, flexible, compute-intensive IT infrastructure makes it an incredible candidate  for the benefits of cloud computing. Whether it is vast clusters for testing, dozens of machines to run ALM tools, or the requests for “just one more box,” development and test teams are always asking for something , it is always changing, and time is of the essence.

Join us as Theresa Lanowitz, the founder of analyst firm voke, discusses the utilization of cloud resources for test and development.  Theresa will share research showing how this approach can lead to lower costs, more productivity, and more predictability. Joining Theresa will be Anders Wallgren, CTO of Electric Cloud, who  will show how task and workflow automation, resource management, and tool integrations allow test and development  teams to effectively use a  cloud infrastructure.


See voke's Theresa Lanowitz at Cognizant's Testing Summit in Sydney, Australia on October 21, 2010.  Theresa will be discussing the latest testing trends to transform your testing organization through modern technology and participating in a panel discussion about testing.

New tools and solutions are delivering novel ways to solve age-old challenges and problems encountered throughout the application lifecycle. These testing solutions in the market enhance the communication between developers and testers while revolutionizing automated testing. Technologies, such as virtualization, enable testing organizations to reduce capital expenditures while improving time-to-market and decreasing test time.

Join voke founder and analyst Theresa Lanowitz and Microsoft's Brian Keller as they discuss how modern testing practices are undergoing a revolution because of new tools and supporting technologies. This presentation will also focus on:

  • Exploring the modern testing market and its trends
  • Investigating the benefit of virtual lab management in testing environments
  • Examining the voke Market Mover Array chart

See voke's Theresa Lanowitz live and in-person at the Star West conference in San Diego, California on 9/29/2010.

Every tester has heard “it works on my machine” from a developer, referring to a defect deemed to be non-reproducible. We all know the back-and-forth conversations and have yearned for ways to easily replicate test environment failures in the development environment. Test organizations often struggle with access to test environments that closely match production while the operations department struggles to keep up with the demand for provisioned environments. Virtual lab technology can solve these frequent, tedious, and expensive problems, delivering immediate productivity and return-on-investment. By shattering barriers between development, testing, and operations, virtual lab technology is transformational and promises to be the hub of the modern application lifecycle. Theresa Lanowitz shares the results of the “voke Market Snapshot” report on virtual lab management. This groundbreaking research is relevant, current, and something all testers and test managers need to know. Learn how to leverage virtual labs in your test organization while eliminating the age old developer-tester contention that “it works on my machine.”


voke's Theresa Lanowitz will be joining Microsoft's Dave Mendlen in the keynote at Visual Studio Live in Redmond, Washington on August 4, 2010.

Missed the event?  Watch the video of Theresa's presentation today.


voke's Theresa Lanowitz is presenting analysis and moderating a full day of panels about the latest testing trends at Cognizant's "by-invitation only" event in Boston on July 26-27, 2010.


Join VMLogix CEO Sameer Dholakia and analyst firm voke Founder Theresa Lanowitz in this live webinar as they discuss how virtual lab automation is being leveraged by IT departments to provide users a shared Cloud infrastructure, on a self-service basis, to provide an automated, streamlined and efficient management system of dynamic, scalable, elastic and graded cloud infrastructure, both on-premise and off-premise.

San Francisco, CA

Uncertain times demand surefooted testing and QA strategies that ensure your software and applications perform as desired.   Theresa Lanowitz is presenting the Business Challenges of Testing at Cognizant's exclusive event.

When solving problems with enterprise applications, the first challenge is to reproduce the error. This is the basic starting point of any problem resolution process - programmers need to reproduce problems to fix their code, testers must verify and document defect reports before sending them to development, and support teams need to understand the specific details of a problem before escalating user issues. It sounds simple enough, but for enterprise applications this can be an extraordinarily complex and costly process. Re-creating the environment, re-populating the database, and generating the required load on the servers is a tedious, manual process that involves many teams. There is a clear need for corporate IT to be able to automatically reproduce any problem, from anywhere in the world, without needing to reproduce it using brute force.

Join Theresa Lanowitz, analyst from voke, and Jonathan Lindo, CEO and Founder of Replay Solutions for a discussion of current challenges in today's application problem resolution processes and suggestions for how application development teams can dramatically shorten the process of fixing defects to speed time-to-market. This session will give practical guidance on how your application team can:

  • Save money and increase efficiency by eliminating complex processes needed to reproduce defects
  • Improve collaboration between geographically disperse teams
  • Increase application quality by fixing those hard to find or intermittent defects

Replay Solutions provides application problem resolution products that dramatically shorten the process of fixing defects to speed time-to-market. ReplayDIRECTOR functions like a DVR for enterprise applications - recording all inputs and events affecting your application while it is running, then replaying those steps to execute the code in exactly the same way and reproduce the error without needing to reproduce the environment the defect occurred in.


How Virtualization is Enabling Self-Service to Transform the Global Lifecycle
Date: Wednesday, July 23, 2008
Time: 2:00 PM Eastern; 11:00 AM Pacific

Banks have ATMs; grocery stores have self checkout; airlines have self check-in. All of these self-service approaches provide convenience for customers and deliver ROI for the companies that offer them.  Self-service has appeared within the corporate environment as well.  Many companies are offering self-service access to computing resources to their business constituents. This increases the ability to provide infrastructure and services more efficiently and use resources in more strategic ways to benefit the business.

Cutting edge IT services are now available through a self-service model thanks to virtualization. Virtualization lets companies pool IT resources and provide them as needed throughout the entire global lifecycle.

Join analyst Theresa Lanowitz, founder of voke Inc., for this informative session where you will learn about self-service IT and:

  • Key components to the global lifecycle transformation
  • Current issues hindering the implementation of the global lifecycle and how to overcome them
  • Best practices and innovative technologies available for the enterprise

Learn how virtualization is enabling self-service to transform the global lifecycle!


Today's enterprise apps are both complex and ever-changing, which makes delivering high performance difficult. By Virtualizing the behavior of application services and data in a VSE, teams can answer this challenge with Load & Performance validation best practices, and test tools like LoadRunner, to ensure solid performance throughout the development and integration lifecycle.

Join leading Application Lifecycle analyst Theresa Lanowitz, voke, and iTKO LISA founder & Chief Architect John Michelsen, for this online event May 28, 2008, 2:00 PM Eastern / 11:00 AM Pacific.

Join virtualization and application lifecycle expert analyst Theresa Lanowitz, of voke, inc. and John Michelsen, founder and Chief Scientist of iTKO LISA, to explore the current and future uses of Virtualization to assist development and QA processes. Both market perspectives and real-world examples will be discussed.

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Join virtualization and application lifecycle expert analyst Theresa Lanowitz, of voke, inc. and John Michelsen, founder and Chief Scientist of iTKO LISA, to explore the current and future uses of Virtualization to assist development and QA processes. Both market perspectives and real-world examples will be discussed.

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In this joint Borland/VMware webcast, Theresa Lanowitz from voke will talk about what it takes to test and deliver applications that hit their mark using virtualization. And why getting the most out of virtualization depends on how seamlessly it can be integrated with your software testing processes.

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SQC-UK Software & Systems Quality Conferences
London, United Kingdom

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Join this webcast to hear:

  • The latest research on software production management
  • Best practices in automating the build and release process
  • How to maximize developers' time while improving efficiency
  • What you should be doing now to improve software quality and timeliness
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SQC Software & Systems Quality Conferences
Düsseldorf, Germany

This keynote presentation will focus on the changes every Quality Assurance organization is experiencing and how to manage the transition in becoming a model organization for the 21st century.

Get first hand the latest industry study on the tangible benefits of adopting Virtual Lab Automation. Theresa Lanowitz, founder of Voke Inc. will elaborate on the findings from a recent field study.

Learn how your peers are:

  • Tackling infrastructure and process challenges associated with supporting the development and testing of complex applications and systems
  • Making the decision to adopt Virtual Lab Automation
  • Benefiting from the results of virtualizing and automating the test lab

Infoworld Webinar:  The Future is Now for Virtual Labs. 

Can Your Business Afford to Wait?

Theresa Lanowitz, Founder of Voke Inc., and Marcus MacNeill, Director of Product Strategy, Surgient

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November 7-9, 2006 Read More...

Software and Systems Quality Conference
Zurich, Switzerland

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Tag Results for Virtualization — Recognition

Parasoft is a company with powerful technology. It is committed to giving developers and testers the most realistic and complete environment possible by leveraging lifecycle virtualization solutions.

Download the 2016 Market Mover Array™ Report: Lifecycle Virtualization to read voke's analysis of Parasoft and see how the company's solutions enhance the software lifecycle by reducing defects, lowering costs, speeding time to market, and increasing customer satisfaction.


Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) delivers four of the most common lifecycle virtualization solutions through its own technology and delivers the fifth through partner integration. HPE, the go-to vendor for testers for many years, is establishing itself as a serious vendor in the lifecycle virtualization category.

Download the 2016 Market Mover Array™ Report: Lifecycle Virtualization to read voke's analysis of HPE and see how the company's solutions enhance the software lifecycle by reducing defects, lowering costs, speeding time to market, and increasing customer satisfaction.


CA is an established vendor in the service virtualization segment and an early proponent of the technology. The company continues to innovate in the lifecycle virtualization market with its service, test data, and defect virtualization offerings.

Download the 2016 Market Mover Array™ Report: Lifecycle Virtualization to read voke's analysis of CA and see how the company's solutions enhance the software lifecycle by reducing defects, lowering costs, speeding time to market, and increasing customer satisfaction.


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Software has expanded its reach to become responsible for business processes, consumer purchases, transportation, communications, and devices that are always on and, in some cases, life-critical. The stakes of making sure that proper testing occurs at all levels are greater than ever. Testing is a comprehensive and critical part of the entire lifecycle. Today’s business executive must be able to guarantee working software free of defects to avoid compromising business, safety, or security.

This Market Mover Array™ report examines the history of the testing market and analyzes the vendors vying to move the market beyond the status quo.

  • HP and IBM — market share leaders with comprehensive solutions and professional services
  • Microsoft and Replay Solutions — delivering innovative game-changing solutions  using the power of virtualization technology
  • Coverity, Electric Cloud, and Klocwork — extending essential innovation beyond the test team
  • Fanfare — offering a testing platform for embedded systems and devices
  • MKS — delivering a collaborative test management environment as part of a comprehensive platform for product engineering and software development
  • QMetry and TOMOS — delivering lightweight cloud alternatives for testing
  • Micro Focus and Original Software — challengers to the traditional testing vendors

 
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Hewlett-Packard (HP) is in the Pivotal band of the voke Market Mover Array chart. HP’s position shows it is strong in both market leadership and technology. HP has continued to show progress and commitment to the application lifecycle market through its acquisition and partnering strategies. HP’s acquisition of Mercury in November 2006 has allowed the vendor to catapult its application lifecycle status to a higher level. The Mercury acquisition with market leading quality assurance offerings gave HP a core competency to work with as the vendor navigated the application lifecycle path.

HP is working to prove itself as an enterprise-worthy partner in the application lifecycle market. Its partnerships and acquisitions have proven to be strategic over the past 24 months. Watch for HP to deliver more value through organic growth of its offerings.