SmartBear Recognized As A Leader In IDC MarketScapes For Enterprise Software Quality Tools

SmartBear Recognized in Multiple IDC MarketScape Reports for Worldwide Software Quality Analysis and Measurement as well as Mobile Testing and Digital Quality
SOMERVILLE, Mass. — May 24, 2018 — SmartBear, the leader in software quality tools for teams, was recognized as a Leader and Major Player in multiple IDC MarketScape reports. IDC, a world-renown market intelligence firm, recognized SmartBear in four recent reports, highlighting the company’s ability to empower software teams at every stage of the development lifecycle.

The drive toward digital transformation has resulted in increased pressure on software development teams to increase the frequency of release cycles, manage infinite combinations of end-user devices, and create standardization to achieve velocity in testing efforts. New approaches and processes such as test automationcontinuous integration, and DevOps present opportunities for teams to overcome these challenges and improve their software development efforts – but success is reliant on the right tooling.

SmartBear continues to innovate its test automation tools to support teams looking to build high quality software, faster. The Leader and Major Player status that SmartBear achieved in the latest IDC MarketScape reports shows that SmartBear is distancing itself from other providers listed as Contenders and Participants in the reports. SmartBear allows organizations to have the flexibility to avoid pricey tools and implementations that come with large toolsets with features they may or may not use. Customers can choose what they need today from SmartBear’s comprehensive product suite and expand as their software quality needs grow with the complexity of their business.

SmartBear products make automating UI and API functional tests fast and easy across IoT protocols and desktop, web, and mobile applications. With TestComplete, you can build automated UI tests faster with an industry-leading object recognition and with CrossBrowserTesting, you can instantly run tests across 1,500 real devices and browsers in the cloud. For end-to-end testing needs, you can then run automated API tests on REST and SOAP web services with SoapUI Pro. Aside from in-product benefits, working with SmartBear brings advantages such as designated customer success reps, access to an active community with responses within 60 minutes of a post, and free training classes and support.

“Our portfolio of products and customer success model positions our customers to achieve efficiencies in time and scale across all application layers and for all levels of the SmartBear experience,” said Jennifer Mahoney, Vice President of Customer Success at SmartBear. “Our company’s strength lies in our ability to keep our customer needs at the forefront of our product innovation to be continuously responsive to evolving technologies and testing approaches.”

For more information, visit: www.smartbear.com

About IDC MarketScape
IDC MarketScape vendor analysis model is designed to provide an overview of the competitive fitness of ICT (information and communications technology) suppliers in a given market. The research methodology utilizes a rigorous scoring methodology based on both qualitative and quantitative criteria that results in a single graphical illustration of each vendor’s position within a given market. IDC MarketScape provides a clear framework in which the product and service offerings, capabilities and strategies, and current and future market success factors of IT and telecommunications vendors can be meaningfully compared. The framework also provides technology buyers with a 360-degree assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of current and prospective vendors.

About SmartBear Software
Supporting more than six million software professionals and over 22,000 companies in 194 countries, SmartBear is the leader in software quality tools for teams. The company’s products help deliver the highest quality and best performing software possible while helping teams ship code at nearly impossible velocities. With products for API testing, UI testing, code review and performance monitoring across mobile, web and desktop applications, SmartBear equips every development, testing and operations team member with the tools to ensure quality at every stage of the software cycle.

For more information, visit: http://smartbear.com, or for the SmartBear community, go to: LinkedInTwitter or Facebook.

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TCS Welcomes 400+ New Employees to St. Petersburg

TCS, Grows its Presence to Nearly 1,500 Employees Statewide, Positively Impacting Local Economy 

ST. PETERSBURG | MUMBAI, May 23, 2018: Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), (BSE: 532540, NSE: TCS) a leading global IT services, consulting and business solutions organization, today welcomed more than 430 new employees to St. Petersburg, Florida, as part of its groundbreaking agreement with Transamerica to transform the administration of its U.S. insurance and annuity business lines.

TCS will occupy several floors of Transamerica’s building at 570 Carillon Parkway in St. Petersburg, as part of a multi-year agreement with Transamerica to rapidly enhance its digital capabilities, simplify the service of more than 10 million policies into an integrated modern platform, and drive growth opportunities through superior customer service. More than 430 former Transamerica employees now work for TCS at this new St. Petersburg facility, as part of TCS recruiting and investing in more than 2,200 Transamerica jobs across the U.S. in multiple locations.

“This is great news, not just for St. Petersburg, but for all of Florida. Through tax cuts and our business-friendly environment, Florida continues to attract and grow world-class businesses like TCS that create jobs for our families and have a positive impact on our communities,” said Governor Rick Scott. “The Tampa Bay area is one of the fastest growing areas of our state and is a leader in demand for STEM jobs.”

The St. Petersburg office is a new U.S. business center for TCS, adding to the 1,000+ employees already serving American businesses throughout the state. As part of TCS’ ongoing investment in the region, the company plans to expand its flagship goITeducation program, which was successfully launched last year in St. Petersburg. The program has been inspiring underserved youth to explore app development, design thinking and technology careers, since 2008.

Additionally, TCS plans to bring its Ignite My Future in School program to Florida, providing free professional development and resources for educators to integrate computational thinking – a foundational skill for 21st century careers – into core subjects. Nationally, Ignite My Future in School aims to reach 20,000 educators and one million students over a five-year period.

Over past several years, TCS has also made a tremendous community impact in Florida where our employees work and live. Since 2010, TCS has hosted 177 Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) events across the state, involving 5,550 employees who donated 14,940 hours at local food banks, schools and community gardens, among others. As a result, TCS has built meaningful relationships with local nonprofits including Hope Lodge, the American Red Cross, the American Heart Association, and March of Dimes.

“We are excited to welcome more than 430 Floridians to our workforce and new office building in St. Petersburg as we continue to invest in the best local talent and increase our presence across the great state of Florida,” said Suresh Muthuswami, President and Global Head, Banking, Financial Services and Insurance Platforms, TCS. “TCS is a leading industry employer in the U.S., striving to help American companies like Transamerica to digitally transform their business and capitalize on rapidly evolving customer demands. We look forward to partnering with St. Petersburg’s city, state and local organizations to further build upon our business and community impact.”

TCS has invested nearly $3 billion in the U.S. over the past three years and has been among the top two IT services job creators in the U.S. It is also one of America’s 50 most community-minded organizations, engaging nearly two million Americans through its extensive nationwide STEM education programs, academic partnerships and endowments to schools such as Carnegie Mellon University, Cornell Tech and Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

About Tata Consultancy Services Ltd. (TCS)

Tata Consultancy Services is an IT servicesconsulting and business solutions organization that partners with many of the world’s largest businesses in their transformation journeys. TCS offers a consulting-led, Cognitive powered, integrated portfolio of IT, Business & Technology Services, and engineering. This is delivered through its unique Location Independent Agile delivery model, recognized as a benchmark of excellence in software development. A part of the Tata group, India’s largest multinational business group, TCS has over 394,000 of the world’s best-trained consultants in 46 countries. The company generated consolidated revenues of US $ 19.09 billion for year ended March 31, 2018 and is listed on the BSE (formerly Bombay Stock Exchange) and the NSE (National Stock Exchange) in India. For more information, visit us at www.tcs.com.

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Panaya Recognized for Value Stream Management Solution

Elevate Agile-Plus-DevOps With Value Stream Management report outlines the benefits offered by the modern Application Lifecycle Management solution

Hackensack, NJ – May 23, 2018 – Panaya, the leader in SaaS-based testing and continuous delivery platforms, today announced that it has been recognized by Forrester as one of the vendors developing Value Stream Management (VSM) tools, in a new report – Elevate Agile-Plus-DevOps With Value Stream Management.

VSM allows businesses to link economic value to technical outcomes and remove waste from the delivery pipelines by managing, visualizing and measuring the business value of the demand streams from business request through ideation to production. This helps to ensure that both IT and business teams deliver to the overall strategic goals of the business.

The Forrester study shows that although there is no complete VSM solution on the market today, Panaya is one of the vendors augmenting its existing tools with VSM capabilities.

The report outlines the benefits of VSM to help organizations implementing Agile-plus-DevOps to better understand the value they deliver, the efficiencies gained and how best to optimize their delivery pipeline.

The report also outlines prospective buyers and users’ expectations of VSM tools, including:

  • The ability to integrate DevOps tools
  • Real-time reporting across multiple software delivery pipelines
  • Enable opinionated points of view
  • Provide greater visibility and analytics that focus the entire team on delivered value
  • Support strategic planning
  • The ability to connect people

“Increasingly, organizations need solutions to help manage, visualize and measure the business value of the demand streams within the pipeline. By implementing a robust VSM solution, businesses can save both time and money while benefiting from greater transparency, measurement and control of the delivery pipeline,” said Rafi Kretchmer, chief marketing officer at Panaya. “We believe Forrester has highlighted our efforts to build a solution which meets these needs, and we look forward to rolling out further enhancements to not only meet our customers’ needs but surpass their expectations.”

Panaya helps businesses gain the value from VSM with Release Dynamix (RDx) – an Enterprise Agile Delivery solution that enables enterprises to adopt modern Application Lifecycle Management and quickly and safely deliver application changes from ideation to realization. From initial business change request through to testing and production, RDx offers end-to-end visibility and connects the fragmented delivery tool chain and removes the risks associated with business-critical application delivery, aligning complex, IT organizations around key objectives.

For more information on Panaya and its products, visit www.panaya.com

About Panaya
Panaya, an Infosys company, enables organizations to accelerate application change and continuously deliver innovation with its Enterprise Agile Delivery Platform. Panaya provides cloud-based application delivery, and testing solutions that ensure collaboration between Business and IT. Enabling enterprise agility with faster release velocity and uncompromising quality, Panaya delivers an optimized user experience with end-to-end visibility of the application lifecycle. Since 2008, 2,000 companies in 62 countries, including a third of the Fortune 500, have been using Panaya to deliver quick quality change to enterprise applications.

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DETEC intelligent document composition software boosts security, efficiency and compliance with new role-based user accessDETEC intelligent document composition software boosts security, efficiency and compliance with new role-based user access

DoXite 2.4 supports collaborative document creation thanks to new granular access controls

Groß-Gerau, Germany, May 23, 2018 – DETEC, a division of UNICOM Global, which provides software solutions for document-based corporate communications, has announced the immediate availability of DoXite 2.4. This is the latest version of DETEC’s powerful document composition solution which now includes a new role-based access control (RBAC) function that helps organizations improve security, efficiency and governance by delivering more granular control of user access to content within business documents.

DoXite 2.4’s role-based authorization lets companies tightly control who can access, create and amend individual business documents and their component parts, based on user roles. Access rights can now be assigned right down to the level of configuration objects, which ensures that individual users can only edit and change the specific areas relevant to them. This is especially important in document projects that combine users from multiple locations or departments as it allows different stakeholders to work on the same document simultaneously without the risk of conflicting changes. It also ringfences sensitive document content to prevent unauthorized changes. Digital signatures and encryption can be used to protect access to XML configuration data.

The DoXite software allows user roles to be set up based on users and groups already defined in directory services such as active directory or LDAP (Lightweight Directory Access Protocol). With nine different authorization levels ranging from ‘access’, ‘read’ and ‘write’ to ‘export’ and ‘delete’, companies can control access to sensitive document areas even more precisely.

“Security and governance are major priorities among IT and business leaders. With DoXite 2.4, we’ve introduced role-based access control to boost security and regulatory compliance by improving the protection of sensitive document creation processes,” said Wolfgang Esser, Manager Client Services at DETEC.

“DoXite 2.4 provides precise control over which parts of a document individual users can access and what they are allowed to do with that content. This also increases efficiency by making it easy for colleagues in different roles and departments to collaborate on document creation. Everybody can work on their own areas of responsibility without impacting on their colleagues.”

DoXite 2.4 also introduces support for the Advanced Function Presentation (AFP) format. Documents created in DoXite can be transformed automatically into AFP for a range of uses, such as printing on AFP-compatible production printers.

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About DETEC detec.com
The DETEC Company, a Division of UNICOM Global, was founded in 1986 in Germany, and specializes in solutions for document-based corporate communications. The major products in the core output management business field are the widely used LibertySoft system (also known as LaserSoft in German-speaking territories) and its successor DoXite. They can automatically turn raw source data from diverse applications into professionally formatted, well-structured documents in any layout the customer requires. The generated documents can then be distributed to recipients within or outside the company in paper-based or electronic format via printer, fax, e-mail, as a digital archive copy, or on the Web/intranet. Owing to this breadth, we are one of the most experienced document composition and output channeling specialists on the market.

About UNICOM® Global www.unicomglobal.com
UNICOM Global consists of more than forty (40) corporate entities encompassing a wide range of businesses across all geographic regions. With its corporate headquarters in Los Angeles, California, to offices in Illinois, Kentucky, Florida, Massachusetts, Maryland, Minnesota, New Hampshire, North Carolina, New Jersey, New York, Texas and Virginia, throughout EMEA in the UK, Ireland, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Belgium, Switzerland and the UAE, and across Asia/Pacific with locations in China, India, Australia, Singapore, Korea, Thailand, Taiwan and the Philippines.

UNICOM Global offers deep in-house resources and flexible IT solutions to our partners worldwide. UNICOM Global focuses on acquiring and integrating mature and growing mid-cap NASDAQ, London Stock Exchange AIM and German publically-traded companies in technology, financing, IT, real estate, and business services. Please visit our websites for additional information about the services, products and solutions that UNICOM Global offers:

www.unicomglobal.com UNICOM Global – Assets, capital and investment management
www.unicomsi.com UNICOM Systems – IBM Mainframe software products
www.unicomgov.com UNICOM Government (formerly NASDAQ: GTSI) – Government IT solutions
www.unicomengineering.com UNICOM Engineering (formerly NASDAQ: NEI) Appliance platform
www.unicom.org UNICOM Science and Technology Parks
www.unicom-capital.com UNICOM Capital – Business and Financial Services
www.solidDB.com solidDB – In-memory relational database management system
www.usrobotics.com U.S. Robotics – Data communications products
www.memeo.com Memeo – Enterprise-grade Secure File Sharing for the Cloud
www.firetide.com Firetide – Wireless technology solutions for security and transportation
www.detec.com DETEC – Document composition products
www.softlanding.com SoftLanding Systems – IBM i software products
www.macro4.com Macro 4 (formerly LONDON: MAO) – Document Management products
www.illustro.com illustro – z/OS and z/VSE software products
www.iet-solutions.com iET Solutions – ITIL ITSM software products
www.eden.com Eden – Real Estate and Financial Services
www.cics.com CICS.com – Hardware, Software, Outsourcing and Professional Services

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New DataRobot EU Cloud Accelerates the Creation of AI-Driven Enterprises Across Europe

New Ireland-Hosted Cloud Platform Supports Unique Needs of EU Customers and Upcoming GDPR Requirements

London – May 23, 2018 – DataRobot, a pioneer in automated machine learning, announced today the release of a new version of the DataRobot Cloud platform for the European Union (EU). The DataRobot EU Cloud, available on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) EU (Ireland) Region, is able to support the unique needs of EU customers, whose data is tightly regulated, as well as help enterprises conform to the upcoming General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) requirements.

With growing sensitivities over data privacy and breaches, the need for organisations to keep and process customer data at the point of origin is vital. With the introduction of GDPR and its 25 May 2018 enforcement date, organisations are also required to develop a strategy to prove compliance or face hefty fines. The DataRobot EU Cloud ensures European organisations adhere to enhanced data sovereignty requirements without sacrificing any enterprise-grade capabilities.

“The combined power of DataRobot and AWS have transformed our ability to build and deploy models in a fraction of the time, allowing us to deliver customer-based pricing when underwriting insurance policies,” said Paul Davies, Data Science Manager, Domestic & General. “As a UK-headquartered company, we are pleased we can not only store our data locally, but also that we can easily comply with the tight data restrictions in the EU.”

DataRobot Cloud, built on AWS, provides DataRobot customers in Europe with the potential of faster response times and all of the flexibility, agility, and convenience that the cloud provides. The new cloud environment provides full transparency into the automated machine learning process and full compliance with GDPR in four key ways:

  • Prediction Explanations: DataRobot Prediction Explanations provide context to individual decisions made by the models
  • Model Documentation: DataRobot’s automated model documentation process can be fully customised for any organisation
  • Feature Effects: Based on a technique called partial dependence analysis, DataRobot Feature Effects provide a straightforward way to explain to stakeholders and regulators how a specific feature impacts the overall prediction from the model
  • Safeguards to Prevent Bias: DataRobot trains models using dozens of predictive algorithms and maintains impartiality by applying guardrails based on data science best practices, instead of relying on individual (and potentially biased) experiences

“Our goal is to make the AI-driven enterprise a reality for any organisation by enabling users of all skill levels to build and deploy machine learning models,” said Paul Auffermann, VP, EMEA at DataRobot. “We’re pleased to expand our relationship with AWS and offer EU organisations a GDPR-compliant solution for automated machine learning.”

DataRobot helps enterprises embrace artificial intelligence (AI) and accelerate the creation of the AI-Driven Enterprises by automating the critical machine learning process. Besides being available as a service on AWS in the EU and North America, DataRobot can also be installed on-premises or on private clouds to meet the specific integration needs of customers.

To learn more about DataRobot, visit https://www.datarobot.com.

About DataRobot
DataRobot offers an enterprise machine learning platform that empowers users of all skill levels to make better predictions faster. Incorporating a library of hundreds of the most powerful open source machine learning algorithms, the DataRobot platform automates, trains, and evaluates predictive models in parallel, delivering more accurate predictions at scale. DataRobot provides the fastest path to data science success for organisations of all sizes. For more information, visit datarobot.com.

Tricentis Selects Perfecto as Newest Cloud Partner

New partnership improves quality and accelerates software development for Tricentis Tosca mobile users

BOSTON, May 22, 2018 — Perfecto and Tricentis today announced the general availability of a new partner integration where Tricentis users can accelerate delivery by executing their automated mobile tests in Perfecto’s Continuous Quality Lab. This partnership provides Tricentis users on-demand access to Perfecto’s extensive mobile test environments.

Today’s mobile strategy requires a Continuous Testing process that validates software changes on a wide array of mobile devices. However, as demands for software quality and delivery speed grow, it’s not efficient to acquire, configure, and manage all the required devices in a local test environment. The new integration with Perfecto allows Tricentis tests to be executed across a diverse set of thousands of cloud-based devices in a way that’s seamlessly integrated into modern development processes and existing development pipelines. This helps Tricentis users rapidly scale their mobile testing efforts via access to the cloud.

“DevOps teams are continually looking for opportunities to accelerate testing and achieve greater value from automation tools,” said Dr. Gerd Weishaar, Chief Product Officer at Tricentis. “This partnership offers Tricentis Tosca users the ability to reduce business risk through the exceptional device support available across Perfecto’s globally-distributed Continuous Quality Lab.”

Through this partnership, Tricentis Tosca mobile users enjoy enterprise-grade cloud reliability and scalability that is secure, compliant and available 24/7. It gives users access to superior device support across the globe. Additional benefits include:

  • Easily transition automation from local device execution to zero maintenance, scalable, cloud-based real devices.
  • Complete digital platform coverage and same-day support for new platform and operating systems through Perfecto’s Platform Connectivity LayerTM architecture.
  • Easy integration into any development toolchain leveraging Perfecto’s DevOps bridge plugins and APIs that enable quality activities across the code-build-test-deploy-monitor cycle.
  • Enable higher automation coverage with Appium based on Perfecto Automation Coverage Extensions™.
  • Full visibility of results to accelerate troubleshooting with Perfecto’s DigitalZoom™ Reporting that provides teams with an interactive drill down to quickly pinpoint defects.

“It’s humbling to be chosen by yet another major technology vendor to integrate with our cloud-based lab. The market recognizes that leveraging the cloud is a clear development accelerator,” said Roi Carmel, chief strategy officer at Perfecto. “The partnership with Tricentis affirms our commitment to create an open platform that easily integrates with modern app development pipelines strategies.”

To learn more about Perfecto’s partnership with Tricentis and other vendors, visit this link.

Contact:

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Alexandra Evans, 617-502-4300
perfecto@pancomm.com

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