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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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HP’s acquisition of Fortify Software is not unexpected. The two companies have been working collaboratively for the past 12 months. HP is using this acquisition to differentiate its application lifecycle solution in the market and deliver integrated solutions to the developer audience.

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Extracting the wealth of data that flows through the network on a daily basis is crucial.  Breaking barriers between application and network management is critical to the understanding of data that is continually flowing through the network...


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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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Software is more complex than ever. Multi-threaded applications are being developed to take advantage of new hardware with multi-core environments. Using technology such as dynamic analysis will allow developers to predictably identify the most egregious errors such as race conditions and deadlocks.


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Oracle’s intent to acquire the e-TEST Suite assets from independent application and network equipment testing vendor Empirix is a complementary move and converts to a win / win for both companies.


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The release of Coverity Prevent with race condition defect detection capabilities is indicative of the transformation that is occurring in development environments. As market conditions drive adoption of multi-core processors, true multi-threaded applications will become the norm. Being able to detect race condition and other concurrency defects early in the development phase is tremendously productive and delivers significant cost savings.

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The HP acquisition of SPI Dynamics is a long awaited first indication that signals HP may actually understand the importance of the application testing business acquired via Mercury. This is an important acknowledgement of the testing customer base by HP, a base previously overlooked in HP’s plans for the former Mercury.

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The acquisition of Telelogic further enhances IBM’s view of the application lifecycle. The Telelogic acquisition takes IBM well beyond the traditional enterprise lifecycle and places them squarely into the emerging and strategic systems or embedded software market.

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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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Application security is an issue practitioners have chosen to defer to the operations group. The rationale is multi-faceted and includes issues such as: lack of skills, lack of time, and lack of support by upper management. In this Market Commentary, we examine the six truisms that must occur to make the practice of application security a reality.

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The acquisition of Mercury by HP is completed.  The industry has lost an independent software company to a mega-vendor.  It is unclear to the market what HP’s intentions are for the Mercury product line.  In a highly competitive enterprise software application lifecycle market, HP does not have the luxury of time to slowly reveal their plans for the Mercury product line.  

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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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Read the first industry analysis of HP’s acquisition of Mercury.  Given the purchase price is astronomically high one has to wonder what other companies were in the bidding war for Mercury and is Compuware the next independent software company to fall?

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Significant threats from hackers are a 24x7x365 reality and the costs of security breaches can be exponential. And, with the adoption of more distributed environments and cloud platforms, these risks are exacerbated. It is critical now more than ever to move from a defensive approach to security to a well-coordinated offensive plan. 

This Market Snapshot report provides real-world data to help organizations justify the investment in operationalizing security through secure operations automation practices and solutions. Operationalizing security through the use of secure operations practices and solutions will help your organization:

  • More effectively and efficiently manage the patch backlog
  • Improve audit readiness
  • Reduce security breaches with pending patches
  • Improve patch management
  • Reduce open vulnerabilities

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The goal of release management is to provide an automated release pipeline with lifecycle traceability of assets. The use of release management helps organizations to improve the quality of releases while meeting the demands of more frequent releases, in either pre-production or production, through automation. Organizations using release management experience a reduction in failed deployments, fewer production errors, and increased pre-production deployments.

This Market Snapshot report provides real-world data to help you justify the investment in release management solutions. From our interviews with participants from diverse organization, we discovered how release management solutions are used, why the technology is adopted, as well as its general perceptions, challenges, and benefits.

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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 no longer a business enabler; software is the business. Today, software teams are typically focused on delivering on an express time-to-market demand. While attempting to meet business demands of time to market, organizations rely on instinctive behaviors of good enough testing instead of obtaining empirical evidence to prove readiness of the software prior to release.

This report provides analysis of Parasoft Development Testing Platform to enable organizations to leverage the power of big data in their software lifecycle.

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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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Each and every software defect adds unplanned work—essentially rework—to the schedule. IT must tackle rework head on to determine the most appropriate areas for improvement, investment, and increased quality.

This report provides cost of rework models for Agile and non-Agile projects and recommends ways to test earlier to reduce rework and its cost. Learn how to reduce the cost of rework in development and testing to help prevent catastrophic defects from occurring in production.

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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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This report highlights benefits and provides analysis about HP Service Virtualization.

Software is at the core of our daily lives. To deliver a quality experience, software teams must deal with an intricate and often global supply chain.

Service virtualization is a powerful technology that overcomes the constraints that delay schedules and impact both cost and quality.

Enterprise IT organizations must make a concerted effort to use service virtualization to help improve time-to-market, manage costs, and improve software quality.

Read this report to learn how HP Service Virtualization solves the classic computing problem of unrestricted access to either incomplete or unavailable components for development or testing.

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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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voke surveyed over 200 participants from diverse technology and non technology companies about their use of Agile development and the results they experienced. This report presents and analyzes their responses about the use, general perceptions, challenges, and benefits of Agile. This analysis provides organizations a context for evaluating whether or not to participate in the Agile movement, and identifying how, when, or whether or not Agile practices make sense for their organizations.

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The concept of the Cost of Quality, that is, the cost of rework to remove defects, is that the later in the lifecycle a defect is identified, the more expensive it is to resolve the issue. With its shift in requirements ownership from the business to developers who will discover requirements through changes to the source code, the Agile movement is effectively pushing requirements definition to later in the lifecycle. Applying models for the cost of rework to Agile projects reveals the hidden costs of the late definition of requirements. This report provides economic models for evaluating project results and selecting the most appropriate practices.

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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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Application lifecycle management (ALM) is a term that expresses the people, processes, and solutions used in creating, managing, and delivering software during all phases that software travels through during its existence.

HP has long been at the center of ALM. With the market-defining Quality Center and Performance Center, HP changed the landscape from one in which organizations focused on the software development lifecycle (SDLC), with development being the operative word, to one that embraced ALM.

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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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Organizations that actively involve the line of business and empower business analysts realize that the investment in a requirements definition solution is more than offset by the payback that the solution delivers. Given the critical impact of software in today’s business environment, business analysts must be given the best technology possible to understand and deliver viable business outcomes through proper requirements. Justifying such technology is easy. This report identifies common sense approaches and detailed models for building a formal business case for the acquisition of requirements definition solutions.

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Organizations must address the area of software requirements in order to positively impact the economics of software development. This report highlights two key factors that increase the success rate of process improvement initiatives. First, any initiative requires a dedicated focus on software requirements definition. Second, modern requirements definition tools are a key factor in improving software requirements initiatives. Make requirements definition a strategic part of the business to improve the chances of software delivering true competitive value to the line of business.

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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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Theresa Lanowitz's webinar slides.

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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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voke Webinar slides from:  Business Analysts Empowered:  Optimize global IT project teams through a Requirements Lifecycle.

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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.

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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.  Software that is created and customized to deliver a competitive advantage. The application lifecycle is now a strategic part of business. 

This document is an overview of 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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Theresa Lanowitz's slides from the webinar:  Managing Up:  Communicating the value of testing throughout the organization.


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Multi-Core Quality webinar presentation slides presented by Theresa Lanowitz. Theresa will discuss the increasing trend toward multi-core environments and the critical need for implementing effective tools and processes early in the development lifecycle.

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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 StarWest, Anaheim, California.


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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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Service providers and network equipment manufacturers are adding automation to their pre-production testing process for a combination of reasons: improved test coverage, accelerated time-to-market for products or services, reduced capital and operational expense, optimized equipment use, reduced training time, greater test collaboration, reduced test backlog, and reuse. All of these automation drivers are intertwined and focus on delivering better quality to the customer. This Market Snapshot will focus on the need for test automation of networks and connected devices, identify a path to automation adoption and provide an overview of where the market is with respect to the right processes, technical skills and technology.

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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 the informative webinar focused on the application lifecycle 2.0: Begin With The End In Mind.


This webinar features a strategic and visionary perspective of application lifecycle 2.0 and its ongoing evolution in the enterprise. Gain insight on how to transform your enterprise application lifecycle to deliver more cohesive communication and consistent results, identify events that impact a global business and enable a customer focus.


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Presentation slides from STAREAST 2007: Theresa Lanowitz, voke, Inc. and Dan Koloski, Empirix highlight ways to move from simply being a tester of software to an advocate for your organization’s customers.


Test managers constantly lament that few outside their group understand or care much about the value they provide and consistently deliver. Unfortunately, they are often correct. The lack of visibility and understanding of the test team’s contribution can lead to restricted budgets, fewer resources, tighter timelines, and ultimately, lower group productivity. Join Theresa Lanowitz and Dan Koloski as they highlight ways to move from simply being a tester of software to an advocate for your organization’s customers. Learn how to effectively and concisely communicate with key stakeholders in your organization to ensure that they understand the value and role of the testing group. With effective and concise communication, the testing group will be perceived as more strategically important and integral to the success of every project.

• Strategies for communicating complex data
• Ensure your communications give you the visibility you need
• How to create testing evangelists within your organization


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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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Every market is an ecosystem comprised of people, processes, and technology. The network equipment testing market is growing in complexity. To effectively manage this complexity, the market is focused on reducing time-to-market and testing costs while increasing efficiency and product quality. The network equipment testing market is poised to breakthrough in terms of commercially available technology to assist the people and processes. In this Market Snapshot, we examine the people, processes, and technology of the network equipment testing market.

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Presentation slides from the Networking Equipment and QA: Breaking the Innovation Barrier keynote on October 24, 2006 in Mountain View, CA.

Fanfare's CTO, Kingston Duffie, and Theresa Lanowitz of voke for a discuss significant trends in quality assurance for networking equipment. During this presentation you will:
  • Get the facts about the current state of networking equipment development
  • Discuss current barriers to innovation and what this means to QA organizations
  • Gain pragmatic information that will help you tackle your real life QA challenges

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The message of "it's more than tools"has been prevalent for quite some time.Most enterprises and softwaresuppliers, however, remained steadfastin their focus on technology. In an erawhere expenditure, return oninvestment and customer satisfactionare paramount, a much greaterimportance is now being placed onoverall IT lifecycle management (ITLM).In this Executive Brief, we examine whyITLM should be a guiding principal forenterprise IT, and offer practical adviceon ITLM strategy and adoption.

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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.


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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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2008 was a tough year for IT, and 2009-2010 appear to be more of the same: Budget cuts, a focus on conserving cash and doing more with less. At the same time, technology has not stood still: innovative technologies that have the potential to deliver strategic value, such as application virtualization and replay debugging, are still being developed, and are entering the mainstream. What can we learn from previous economic downturns with regards to making technology investments in such a climate?

Join Theresa Lanowitz, analyst from voke, and Jonathan Lindo, CEO and Founder of Replay Solutions for a podcast 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:

  • Make incremental investments that have immediate ROI through the elimination of manual work
  • Save money and increase efficiency by eliminating complex processes needed to reproduce defects
  • Improve productivity with better collaboration between geographically disperse teams
  • Increase application quality by fixing those hard to find or elusive 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.


 
In this episode of the STARWEST 2007 Conference Podcast, Joey McAllister speaks with Theresa Lanowitz about her STARWEST 2007 keynote presentation, "Customer Advocacy: The Key to Testing Success," in which Theresa will talk about how testers should be viewed as customer advocates rather than the pessimists of the software world.

 
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."

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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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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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Early June 2007…The IBM/Rational Software Developer Conference or RSDC for those in the know kicked off with two major acquisition announcements...

 
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...

 
Technology that is. Things are getting more complex – that means there is more source code to run things and more code means less optimal integration and some big tough problems left unresolved.

Think about one of the simplest tasks in any household, turning on a TV. Well, how simple is it now? My non-scientific study, yet curious observation of cell yells between vacationers and their caretakers at home indicates one of the most common things they discuss is how to turn on the TV! ...
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The week of January 9, 2007 is shaping up to be an eventful week. At voke, we announced our Market Snapshot report for the network equipment testing market. Fanfare announced their ability to deliver much needed commercial testing products to the network equipment market. And, Apple announced its iPhone...

 
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...

Since I am in Los Angeles this week, I am in a Dragnet kind of a mood, and as Sgt. Joe Friday would say – “All we know are the facts, ma'am"

The facts are:
• The HP acquisition of Mercury is completed
• The cost to HP $4.5 billion in cash
• The acquisition was announced on July 25, 2006
• The acquisition was closed on November 7, 2006

All we know are the facts – all we know for certain...

 
The final (assuming the HP acquisition of Mercury closes) Mercury World was held in Las Vegas, Nevada the week of October 9, 2006. Captain Mercury had one last hurrah - I am sure many of you remember Captain Mercury, the superhero of load testing! ...

 
I recently had the pleasure of delivering the keynote presentation at the Software Quality Systems (SQS) conference in Zurich. SQS is always an excellent and gracious host at their conferences...

 
That is what HP (NYSE: HPQ) has ahead of themselves as they announce their bid of $52 per share or $4.5 billion to acquire Mercury Interactive Corporation (OTC: MERQ)...

 
As I mentioned earlier, Coverity is one of the vendors to watch. They really can make your code cleaner, more reliable, and more secure...

 
The 2006 Wind River Worldwide User Conference concluded today. This conference was edgy. From the ultra-hip urban graphics on everything from signage to hotel room keys to a Phil Gordon hosted poker tournament, Wind River is shaking up a staid and conservative industry...

 
Do you recall the big vision of a few years ago…the one that said because of connected appliances in your house along with a low cost, pervasive and reliable network, when an appliance begins to fail, a simple message is sent to the appropriate repair person and before you even know your appliance has a problem a fix or patch has been dispensed...

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Join voke's Theresa Lanowitz and CA Technologies to celebrate the 10th anniverary of service virtualization in this live or on-demand webinar.

Can't wait?  Read voke's book about Lifecycle Virtualization today!


Celebrate service virtualization's 10th anniversary with voke's Theresa Lanowitz at CA World in Las Vegas.


Join voke and SmartBear in this on-demand webinar about service virtualization.

Join voke's Theresa Lanowitz at the Apica APEX Summit on October 12, 2017 in New York.

Register now for this 45-minute Webinar and live Q&A featuring voke's Theresa Lanowitz and Parasoft. They'll discuss the challenges imposed by the unpredictability of the Internet and the dramatic increase of IoT application interconnectedness. We'll touch on important requirements for the IoT space, including code analysis, testing (unit, load, and performance), and service virtualization.

Date: Wednesday, April 19
Time: 11AM (PT) 


Join voke's Theresa Lanowitz and Neotys to learn the three keys to performance testing in this live webinar on Wednesday, April 27, 2016, 3:00 p.m. ET.


Join voke's Theresa Lanowitz, Cognizant, and CA Technologies at this executive dinner on April 7, 2016 in San Francisco, CA.

Join voke's Theresa Lanowitz at SQUAD 2015 in Denver, Colorado on 9/14/2015.

Join voke's Theresa Lanowitz in New York City on August 20, 2015 at CIO Exclusive!

Join voke's Theresa Lanowitz in Washington, D.C. on August 18, 2015 at CIO Exclusive!


Watch voke's Theresa Lanowitz and HP in a live webinar on August 13, 2015 to learn how to transform the lifecycle with service virtualiztion.

Join voke's Theresa Lanowitz at Cognizant's QE&A Summit in Boston, MA on June 24, 2015.

With software, time-to-market has trumped everything, but at what expense? Catastrophic software failures have made headlines day after day, yet software quality seems to be an afterthought. This mindset of quality as an afterthought must be changed. Software quality professionals must reinvigorate thinking in the software lifecycle and focus on driving competitive business results through software. Software quality professionals can no longer act in isolation; they must be an advocate for the business and be able to identify risks in addition to defects.

Software quality professionals are witnessing an inflection point where quality is an endeavor undertaken across the software lifecycle. Quality professionals must learn to leverage modern technology to automate tactical activities to be able to focus on strategic activities that will deliver valuable business outcomes. It is time to bring quality back to software.

This presentation will focus on:

  • Why software quality is more important than ever for a truly digital organization
  • Why traditional silos must effectively collaborate to satisfy the needs of the business
  • How software quality professionals can update their skill sets to prevent business failures

 


Join voke's Theresa Lanowitz at HP Discover 2015.

Session ID: PNL810 - Customer panel and HP discussion on HP Network Virtualization and Service Virtualization

Learn from the best, share with others, and implement what you learn during this panel discussion of customers and HP leaders. It will include audience participation, focusing on topics related to Network Virtualization and Service Virtualization. These two capabilities within Lifecycle Virtualization are essential for every development, testing and operations team. Find out how you can deliver amazing applications with confidence.

Tuesday,   June 02, 2015 12:30 p.m. - 01:30 p.m.   San Polo 3505


Join voke's Theresa Lanowitz for the web premier of voke's latest research on Service Virtualization.  As a bonus, you'll also hear the latest from Scott Edwards of CA Technologies.

Join voke's Theresa Lanowitz for the web premier of voke's Market Snapshot Report about Virtual and Cloud-based Labs.

Join voke's Theresa Lanowitz and Atos to learn how to test like an Olympian.

Join voke's Theresa Lanowitz at CA World 2014 in Las Vegas for a preview of voke's latest research on service virtualization.

November 12 at 11:15 AM.

Session ID: DCT32S

Location: Devcenter Theatre - Exhibit Floor


Join voke's Theresa Lanowitz to learn about the future of software quality in the age of soundbites at Cognizant's Summit in Sydney, Australia.

Join voke's Theresa Lanowitz and Coverity to learn how to reduce your cost of rework.  

Enterprise IT professionals are invited to join voke's Theresa Lanowitz, Cognizant, and CA in New York City for this exclusive, invitation only event.  (registration code: TL)

Join voke's Theresa Lanowitz, Mobile Labs,  and Tricentis in a webinar about mobile testing.

Join voke's Theresa Lanowitz and HP's Todd DeCapua in this exiting webinar about leveraging the power of virtualization in the application lifecycle.

Broadcast Date and Time: Wednesday, July 16, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. ET


Join voke's Theresa Lanowitz at Cognizant's summit in Boston to learn about transformation enablers for QA teams.

Join voke's Theresa Lanowitz at Iqnite Europe 2014 in Dusseldorf, Germany on May 20, 2014 for a keynote exploring the cost of rework in Agile and Non-Agile projects.

Join voke's Theresa Lanowitz at the SDLC Acceleration Summit in San Francisco, CA to learn about extreme automation.

Join voke's Theresa Lanowitz in Dubai on 9 April 2014 to learn how to create a roadmap to independent testing.  Theresa will share why testing is essential to prevent brand failures.  You will also gain insight about mobile testing and the benefits of service virtualization.

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 and HP's Shamim Ahmed, CTO for ALM, HP Software Professional Services in this exciting webinar to learn how to move beyond Agile and overcome the Agile Dilemma.

Join Wolfgang Platz, Founder and CPO, Tricentis, and voke's Theresa Lanowitz, as they discuss how Global 2000 companies can protect their brand using extreme automation. Extreme automation is about more than just automating regression or performance - it is a collaborative effort involving people, process, and technology to reduce risk and testing cycles while enhancing the visibility of all aspects of the software supply chain.

Join voke's Theresa Lanowitz at Tricentis Accelerate 2013 in Vienna, Austria on 7 November 2013 for a keynote address about testing trends and a panel discussion about enterprise challenges.

Join voke's Theresa Lanowitz and Frank Jennings of Comcast Corporation as they share real data and real results from service virtualization, a new approach to software test environment simulation.

voke analyst and founder Theresa Lanowitz will discuss the latest research findings on Service Virtualization business value and usage within leading IT organizations. She will present the critical assessment questions you need to know prior to implementing a service virtualization solution.

Comcast will share their first-hand experiences with service virtualization—including implementation challenges, best practices, and impact on schedules, costs, risk, and innovation.

A significant portion of this webinar will be reserved for participant questions and answers from the distinguished panel.

Join voke's Theresa Lanowitz in Sydney, Australia on October 14, 2013 for a keynote exploring the cost of rework in Agile and Non-Agile projects.

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

Join voke's Theresa Lanowitz, Douglas Sanders of Comcast, and Ganesh Panchapagesan of Cognizant on July 23 for this exciting QA transformation webinar.

Join voke's Theresa Lanowitz at Cognizant's 6th annual summit in Boston, MA and learn how to achieve extreme automation.

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Join voke's Theresa Lanowitz and HP's Kelly Emo at HP Discover 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada to learn more about application development and testing in the brave new world of mobile, cloud, and composite applications.

Session ID: BB3356


Join voke's Theresa Lanowitz and Microsoft's Chuck Sterling at STAReast.

Microsoft Visual Studio Test Professional is a comprehensive software testing solution targeted at software testing practitioners. In this session you will be introduced to the powerful tools and capabilities of the solution in addressing the demands of full lifecycle software testing workloads. Come discover the possibilities and walk away with a broad understanding of Microsoft’s commitment, priorities, and solutions in addressing the requirements and demands of software testing and software test professionals.


Join voke at CA World 2013 on Wednesday, April 24th at 10:00 AM.

voke's Theresa Lanowitz will present research results on Service Virtualization business drivers and usage at leading enterprises, analyzing the opportunities for accelerating application delivery while maintaining high performance and quality.


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

Join voke's Theresa Lanowitz at Cognizant's Testing Summit in Sydney, Australia on April 11, 2013.

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Join voke's Theresa Lanowitz at Cognizant's Testing Summit in Wellington, New Zealand on April 9, 2013.

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Join voke's Theresa Lanowitz at Cognizant's Life Sciences Testing Summit in New Jersey on March 28, 2013.

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Join voke's Theresa Lanowitz at Cognizant's Testing Summit in London on March 14, 2013.

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Join voke's Theresa Lanowitz at Cognizant's Testing Summit in Singapore on March 6, 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 Walker Art Center in Minneapolis on February 20, 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 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.

Join voke's Theresa Lanowitz in Seattle on November 14, 2012 for a live preview of voke's latest research on service virtualization.


 Zero tolerance for errors — this is the new reality for software quality. To protect your brand,
your software must work flawlessly. Join Theresa Lanowitz, founder of analyst firm voke, Inc.
and Jim McMahon of Electric Cloud as they discuss innovation and automation in the testing
market, driven by:
  • Lifecycle virtualization
  • Development testing
  • Infrastructure and test optimization
  • Integration of testing products

Theresa will present findings from voke's 2012 research on testing platforms. Jim will present Electric Cloud’s innovative solutions that build quality in every phase of the development lifecycle.


Join voke's Theresa Lanowitz at Cognizant's Testing Summit in Boston on June 27, 2012.  Theresa will be presenting voke's latest research on testing platforms.  She will discuss the empowered QA professional in the age of the cloud and mobility.  Theresa will also be moderating the knowledge cafe to wrap up the event.


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


Date and Time: April 26, 2012, 2 p.m. EDT

Software quality has a direct impact on the brand image of the company that built and uses the software. Individuals and organizations responsible for the design, development, testing, and delivery of software that is vital to the business and people or those who must effectively manage a variety of challenges pertaining to quality should not miss this event.

Traditional challenges such as time-to-market, reduced costs, and increased customer satisfaction are compounded when cloud and mobile platforms are introduced. Organizations of all types—ISVs, enterprise IT, online providers, embedded systems groups, professional service organizations, device manufacturers, and telcos—must all adopt new software testing strategies to meet the rigorous demands of this changing business environment.

Lifecycle virtualization, development testing, and infrastructure test optimization help to deliver inventive ways of solving these traditional challenges. Today’s modern solutions work and can help to alleviate tactical activities and transform organizations of all types to more strategic teams with better technology and business alignment. In particular, as mobile devices and tablets “consumerize” the business application, quality, time-to-market, and costs all need to be optimized relative to the risks of new initiatives.

In this web seminar, voke's Theresa Lanowitz and Cognizant's James Mondi share examples across industries where strategic quality initiatives have been implemented to drive business outcomes and generate incrementally more business value. This web seminar will help you contextualize the strategies and processes around end-to-end quality with real life experiences and challenges.

You’ll learn:

  • How to build strategies for testing new-age applications as well as age-old computing problems
  • Methods to enhance quality and service delivery by establishing the right structure, process streamlining, and by leveraging technology
  • Implementation approaches for an end-to-end quality initiative and some of its pitfalls and challenges

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.


voke's Theresa Lanowitz is joining Microsoft's Charles Sterling at StarEast 2012 to present the Seven Secrets of Microsoft Test Professional.  The session will be live at StarEast and available online in the virtual conference.  The Seven Secrets will be presented in the session titled:  Software Testing Using Microsoft Visual Studio Test Professional.

 


Join voke's Theresa Lanowitz at Cognizant's Testing Summit in Dubai, UAE on February 6, 2012.

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.


Join voke's Theresa Lanowitz at Cognizant's exclusive testing summit in Silicon Valley on December 6, 2011

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


The link between software defects and business risk, including delayed time-to-market and lost customer satisfaction, is undeniable. To remain agile today and avoid quality control problems late in the cycle, requires testing be expanded beyond traditional QA testing into development.

In this live eSeminar leading industry analyst Theresa Lanowitz of voke, along with Coverity experts, will demonstrate why the key to success does not lie in adapting your current process, but in integrating development testing into your existing application or software development lifecycle.

During this informative 60-minute webinar, technology experts will explain:

  • The benefits of development testing, from faster time-to-market to enhanced visibility
  • How to transform your development organization to drive quality
  • How to foster better collaboration between Development and QA

Join voke's Theresa Lanowitz at Cognizant's Testing Summit in Boston on June 21-22, 2011.

Join voke's Theresa Lanowitz at Search Software Quality's virtual tradeshow.


See voke's Theresa Lanowitz at Cognizant's Testing Summit in Dubai, UAE on February 16, 2011.  Theresa will be discussing the latest testing trends to transform your testing organization through modern technology and participating in a panel discussion about testing.

Join voke's Theresa Lanowitz live at Cognizant's exclusive testing summit in Schaumburg, Illinois on December 9, 2010.

Join voke's Theresa Lanowitz in Blueprint's Executive Webinar Series about requirements definition.

Join voke's Theresa Lanowitz in Blueprint's Executive Webinar Series about requirements definition.

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.


Application performance management requires you to pay attention to each step of the performance lifecycle - from designing the architecture, to the build, to testing, monitoring, maintenance and management. Performance experts dissect each phase of the lifecycle to reveal solutions for the most common performance problems, the right tools for the job, and tips for finding, diagnosing and fixing performance bugs.

This free, one-day virtual seminar focuses on:

  • Techniques for applying application management across the lifecycle
  • How to elicit performance goals for client, server and mobile applications
  • Applying a tools-based approach to any application performance management process
  • How to identify performance issues in cloud environments

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.

In this thought-provoking session, we will discuss the changing business climate in the carrier market and how the complexity involved in deploying LTE/4G/NGN networks is affecting the quality process.

  • What is different about today's infrastructure deployments compared to previous generation deployments?
     
  • How do those differences affect the complexity of deploying quality services on time and on budget?
     
  • What needs to change in the world of quality to keep pace with the business world that carriers operate in?

Join us to learn how BT, one of the world's leading providers of communications solutions and services operating in 170 countries, has made innovations in its testing practices to address these challenges.


If you’re interested in optimizing IT resources by transforming your application lifecyclein particular efficiency and qualitythen Join Theresa Lanowitz, founder of analyst firm voke, as she presents the findings of a recent market snapshot on performance centers of excellence (CoEs). Topics covered will include building a performance COI, achieving qualitative and quantitative ROI, gaining organizational maturity, and realizing strategic value and tangible results. You’ll come away with a new strategic approach to delivering customer satisfaction, high quality, and resource savings.

Following the economic downturn of 2000 to 2003, the enterprises that pursued short-term cost-cutting strategies such as blindly outsourcing and rollbacks in quality assurance found themselves ill prepared for future opportunities. New research suggests that those development organizations that continue to invest carefully in critical IT areas such as Software Production Management and virtualization will be better positioned for the next cycle of growth and expansion. In fact, so-called "back-end" development processes such as the build-test-deploy cycle are ripe for time- and cost-savings and productivity improvements.


Join noted industry analyst, voke's Theresa Lanowitz, and Electric Cloud VP Engineering Martin Van Ryswyk as they explore specific ways you can transform your software development infrastructure to cut costs yet boost productivity. Attendees will learn how not to just survive the economic downturn, but thrive.


Performance experts discuss ways to document performance and scalability requirements, track those requirements through development and test, and measure performance across every stage of the development lifecycle. The panel concludes with a debate on how to best determine if those requirements are met prior to moving to production. This discussion gives you insight into how to:

  • Define measurable performance requirements before a line of code is written
  • Drive development and test strategies through effective performance requirements
  • Determine if performance requirements are met before application deployment


To achieve business optimization through the application lifecycle, organizations are building centers of excellence (COE). A COE focused on performance is a strategic way to deliver customer satisfaction, high quality and resource savings.

Join Theresa Lanowitz, founder of voke Inc., as she presents the findings of a recent Market Snapshot on Performance Centers of Excellence. In this presentation, we will discuss:

  • Building a performance COE
  • Achieving performance COE ROI – qualitative and quantitative
  • Gaining organizational maturity through a performance COE
  • Realizing the benefits, results, and strategic value of a performance COE

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.


Join HP, Blueprint and voke for the RQNG Speaker Series webcast on August 21, 2008 at 2:00 PM EST. Read More...

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!


Join Theresa Lanowitz and Blueprint on Wednesday June 18, 7:00-7:30pm at the Partner Showcase Theatre at HP Software Universe, Las Vegas, NV.

All are painfully aware of the dismal statistics on software projects success rates. Recent reports show that the situation is not trending for the better, and continue to point to poor requirements as the leading cause. When you peel back the covers it’s really no wonder – the discipline of Requirements Definition is not formalized, most are trying to do this work using only word processors and spreadsheets, and the role of requirements author is anything but standardized or supported.

The good news is that there is significant movement in the industry on all these fronts of late. Professional organizations are emerging for this discipline and are growing rapidly, powerful purpose-built tools for Requirements Definition now exist, and the role of the Business Analyst is rapidly solidifying. This presentation provides a snapshot of these new developments and shares some results from a recent study on the role of the Business Analyst.

We invite Business Analysts or anyone interested in requirements to take the survey! Read More...

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.

Test managers constantly lament that few outside their group understand or care much about the value they provide and consistently deliver. Unfortunately, they are often correct. The lack of visibility and understanding of the test team’s contribution can lead to restricted budgets, fewer resources, tighter timelines, and ultimately, lower group productivity. Join Theresa Lanowitz and Dan Koloski as they highlights ways to move from simply being a tester of software to an advocate for your organization’s customers. Learn how to effectively and concisely communicate with key stakeholders in your organization to ensure that they understand the value and role of the testing group. With effective and concise communication, the testing group will be perceived as more strategically important and integral to the success of every project.


Specific points to be discussed include:
  • Strategies for communicating complex data
  • Ensuring your communications give you the visibility you need
  • How to create testing evangelists within your organization

  • In this web seminar Theresa Lanowitz, founder and CEO of voke, and Ben Chelf, CTO of Coverity will recommend effective strategies for ensuring superior code quality in multi-threaded applications. Theresa will discuss the increasing trend toward multi-core environments and the critical need for implementing effective tools and processes early in the development lifecycle. Ben will describe how recent breakthroughs in the use of code analysis are enabling developers to identify and eliminate dangerous concurrency defects early in the development lifecycle. Read More...

    FutureTest 2008
    New York, NY

    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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    StarWest
    Anaheim, California
    October 22 – 26, 2007

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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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    San Francisco, CA
    September 11-13, 2007 Read More...

    How do you define Application Lifecycle Management?

    Are you a CIO, CTO or IT manager struggling with breaking down silos within your organization?

    Are you wondering how you step forward? Are you curious as to "What's Next?"

    MKS invites you to join Theresa Lanowitz, Founder, voke, inc., for an informative webinar focused on the application lifecycle 2.0: Begin With The End In Mind.

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    Orlando, Florida
    June 10 – 14, 2007 Read More...

    STAREAST 2007
    Orlando, Florida

    Join Theresa Lanowitz, voke, Inc. and Dan Koloski, Empirix as they highlight ways to move from simply being a tester of software to an advocate for your organization’s customers.

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    Communicating the Value of Testing
    A Software Test & Performance Web Seminar
    Wednesday, May 2, 2007, 11:00AM Eastern; 8:00AM Pacific

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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

    San Francisco, CA

    Los Angeles, CA
    November 7-9, 2006 Read More...

    Seminar - October 24, 8:00 am, Mountain View, CA
    Webinar - November 1, 10:00 am PST

    Join Theresa Lanowitz for the Networking Equipment and QA: Breaking the Innovation Barrier keynote on October 24, 2006 in Mountain View, CA.

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    Las Vegas, NV
    October 8-11, 2006 

    Software and Systems Quality Conference
    Zurich, Switzerland

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    Tag Results for Quality — 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.


    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. As a result, the testing market of the future will not have one dominant vendor; rather the market will be defined by software from testing vendors that is open and integrated with a wide variety of tooling options. 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.

    The 2012 Market Mover Array recognizes the following testing platforms vendors:

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

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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 ArrayTM report 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.

    • HP — defining and expanding the application lifecycle and the necessary link to the line of business
    • IBM — providing a comprehensive lifecycle solution for enterprise IT and systems software solutions
    • Microsoft — organically creating a lifecycle solution for a heterogeneous environment
    • MKS — delivering lifecycle solutions for product engineering teams and IT organizations
    • ThoughtWorks Studios — focusing on making the application lifecycle attainable by all organizations
    • TOMOS — delivering a lightweight and modern cloud solution for the application lifecycle
    • Wind River — delivering a lifecycle solution for software engineering teams of embedded, device, and systems software

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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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