DBmaestro Honored as Bronze Stevie® Award Winner for New Product and Service of the Year

BOSTON, MA, May 2, 2018 – DBmaestro, the pioneer and leading DevOps for database solution provider, was the winner of the Bronze Stevie® Award for new product and services in the Software – DevOps Solution category for the 16th Annual American Business Awards.

Nicknamed the Stevies for the Greek word meaning “crowned,” The American Business Awards are the nation’s premier business awards program honoring organizations operating in the U.S.A.

DBmaestro was recognized for its Database DevOps Platform which enables continuous integration and automated deployment for databases to speed up release delivery, improve productivity, minimize errors, and increase security.

Comments from the judges include:

“Impressive operation that is offered by DBmaestro’s Database DevOps Platform is teams can work safely and simultaneously within the same database environments, eliminating the possibility of overriding critical changes which bring out more efficient work.”

“The best part of this platform is a robust check-in/check-out policy mechanism at the database level which increases the security and prevents accidental overrides of changes or hotfixes with drift alerts so flaws can be prevented.”

“We are honored for the recognition that we have received from the Stevie Award judges”, said Yariv Tabac, CEO at DBmaestro.  “Our solutions enable teams to work together to deploy quick, secure, reliable database changes. This is essential for IT agility to delivery on the promise of continuous development for accelerated innovation.

Nineteen professionals worldwide participated in the judging process to select this year’s Stevie Award winners for the Product and Service Awards categories.

“Each year the judges find the quality and variety of the nominations to be greater than the year before. The 2018 competition was intense and every organization that has won should be proud,” said Michael Gallagher, president and founder of the Stevie Awards.

About the Stevie Awards
Stevie Awards are conferred in seven programs: the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, the German Stevie Awards, The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, the Stevie Awards for Great Employers, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Stevie Awards competitions receive more than 10,000 entries each year from organizations in more than 60 nations. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the

Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about the Stevie Awards at http://www.StevieAwards.com.

About DB Maestro
DBmaestro brings DevOps best practices to the database, delivering a new level of efficiency, speed, security and process integration for databases. DBmaestro’s platform enables organizations to run database deployments securely and methodically, increase development team productivity and significantly decrease time-to-market. The solution enables organizations to implement CI/CD practices for database activities, with repeatable pipeline release automation and automatic drift prevention mechanisms. The platform combines several key features for the database, including: pipeline release automation, database version control, governance and security modules and a business activity monitor. For more information, visit www.dbmaestro.com.

Contacts:

DBmaestro
Minnie Katzen Mayer
t: +1-978-405-3368
e. minniek@DBmaestro.com

Spicetree Communications
Wes Rogers
t: +1-912-506-0869
e. wes.rogers@spicetreecom.com

2018 European IT & Software Excellence Awards 2018 winners are announced

[London, 20 April 2018] The winners in the European IT & Software Excellence Awards 2018 (www.iteawards.com) – the leading pan-European awards for resellers, ISVs, Solution Providers and Systems Integrators and their vendor and distributor partners – have been revealed at a gala dinner in London on 19 April.

Now in their tenth year, the European IT & Software Excellence Awards 2018 attracted several hundred entries from all over Europe, with 29 countries represented amongst the finalists. The awards were given for IT solutions that get to the heart of customer issues, delivering better business, a clearer understanding of data, and more efficient and profitable outcomes.

“We thought that this year was a year of innovation in the awards, when the entries showed some real strategic positioning of IT as a game-changer and a problem-solver for customers,” says John Garratt, Editor of IT Europa and head of the judges’ panel. “The projects showed a wealth of ideas which can make a fundamental difference to users, customers, and indeed, whole industries. The industry is continuing to change in response to customer’s need. I can highlight the strong SaaS and managed services’ entries, reflected in the winners list in a number of categories.”

The judges, with many decades of experience of IT industry involvement between them, have arrived at a list of winners that they believe truly reflects both the strength of Europe’s IT industry and many of the changes in direction occurring within it.

The categories and winners:

Solution Provider section:
Big Data, IoT or Analytics Solution of the Year: PureClarity
Connected/Mobility Solution of the Year: Cisilion
Data/Storage/Document-management based Solution of the Year: Northdoor plc
Datacentre Solution of the Year: TechMahindra Limited
Enterprise Solution of the Year: Infinity IT Solutions
Managed Service Solution of the Year: Managed 24/7
Vertical Solution of the Year: Content Guru
Public Sector and Utilities Solution of the Year: Unit4 
Security Solution of the Year: Parker Software
SME Solution of the year: SAS Global Communications

ISV section
Big Data, IoT or Analytics Solution of the year: LIFE IS HARD SA
Connected/Mobility Application Solution of the Year: Zetadocs Expenses
Government/Utilities Solution of the Year: Intersys Ltd
Information & Document Management Solution of the Year: Celaton
New Tech Solution of the Year: Mendix Technology
SaaS SMB Solution of the Year: ConnectWise
SaaS Enterprise Solution of the Year: Azeus Convene
Software Innovation Solution of the Year: IBA Group
Vertical Market Solution of the Year: ASPEKT

Supplier Section
Software Vendor of the Year: Red Hat
Channel Innovator of the Year: Datto EMEA
Technology Vendor of the Year: Dell EMC
Service Provider of the Year: SolarWinds MSP
Connected Technologies Vendor of the Year: Avaya
Security Vendor of the Year category: Kaspersky Labs
Channel Programme of the Year: Microsoft
Finance/ Support Services Provider of the Year: BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions
Distributor of the Year (Services): Arrow ECS
Distributor of the Year (Specialist): Nuvias

The European IT & Software Excellence Awards are the only pan-European awards which recognise the crucial role that Channel Partners, distributors, ISVs, Solution Providers and Systems Integrators play in the delivery of real world solutions. Entries were submitted by the channel, ISVs, Solution Providers and Integrators themselves describing the solution provided. Each entry had to be supported by an endorsement by the client. For further information about the awards please visit www.iteawards.com

About IT Europa
IT Europa is the leading provider of strategic business intelligence, news and analysis on the European IT marketplace and the primary channels that serve it. In addition to its news services, the company markets a range of database reports and organises European conferences and events for the IT and Telecoms sectors. For further details visit: www.iteuropa.com

For further information contact:
Alan Norman Tel: +44 (0) 1895 454 604
Email: alan.norman@iteuropa.com

QASymphony Announces Quality Excellence Award Winners at Quality Jam 2018

ATLANTA, April 11, 2018 – QASymphony, a leader in enterprise software testing, announces the winners of the QASymphony Quality Excellence Awards. The awards were presented at Quality Jam, QASymphony’s annual customer conference, to QA teams that have demonstrated excellence, efficiency, innovation and advocacy in software quality.

“I would like to congratulate the winners of the 2018 QASymphony Quality Excellence Awards –  they were selected from hundreds of candidates and represent the best of the best. Each of the winning enterprises were cross-functionally aligned around prioritizing software quality and they set a standard of excellence for other teams to emulate,” said QASymphony CEO Dave Keil.

Winners were designated in the following three categories:

The QA Champion Award recognizes a team who has excelled in championing the importance of QA and software quality across teams, throughout their organization or to the C-suite. This year’s QA Champion Award goes to two outstanding teams: The QA team at Office Depot and the QA team at Global Payments.

The QA team at Office Depot has been a critical component of the retailer’s initiative to create an omni-channel shopping experience in stores and across devices. The QA team at Office Depot does a fantastic job promoting the importance of software quality to executive leadership. In turn, leadership has prioritized software quality and enabled QA to play a key role in the company’s digital transformation. To maintain a seamless customer experience, Office Depot needs to consistently push up-to-date product information across multiple digital platforms, from websites to web apps to point-of-sale systems, and ensure each one is bug-free and performing as expected. The company’s QA team developed a strategy to streamline testing across technologies, leveraging qTest as a unified platform for collaborating with developers, centrally managing test data, and analyzing application quality. The team leverages executive-level dashboards in qTest Insights to share key metrics with executives, which helps them continually optimize application quality and better engage with customers across digital channels.

The QA team at Global Payments sets key goals that align with the business strategy in annual planning sessions. The team reports progress regularly to executive leadership across business organizations, up to the board level. Key metrics, including zero production defects, are tracked in qTest Insights. The Test Engineering and Quality Assurance teams are engaged at every step in the software delivery pipeline, from inception to design to delivery. The team continuously engages partners in the business to champion quality assurance principles and test engineering practices, and code isn’t deployed into production without QA acceptance and business signoff. To ensure that application delivery is a partnership, Global Payments has established a cross-functional QA Center of Excellence, which helps build trust and reinforce partnerships with development to continuously communicate, collaborate, coordinate and deliver great software that successfully processes and settles millions of payment transactions daily.

The Collaboration Award recognizes a team who has excelled in ensuring developer-tester alignment, via workflow optimization, process and tool alignment, and a collaborative spirit. This year’s Collaboration Award goes to Sterling Talent Solutions.

The QA team at Sterling Talent Solutions realized recently that their test management solution did not provide the necessary integration and visibility that was needed to support agile teams. They were hacking their existing QA toolset to make it fit within the new process and spending too much time communicating QA progress to other stakeholders. Recognizing an opportunity to streamline development and testing, QA leaders requested feedback from various stakeholders across the software development lifecycle to learn what they needed most. The answer was a tool with a robust integration with Jira and Confluence, so that developers and product owners could easily keep track of QA progress and receive notifications when it was time for them to step in. After implementing qTest, the team is more closely aligned – product owners have a clear view of what tests are being run, scrum masters are able to manage and report on defects, and leadership is able to see the quality of the application at a requirement level. In support of their continuous test integration, the team has developed a new test framework that leverages qTest APIs to integrate test management directly with their test automation. The team plans to incorporate qTest Pulse and qTest Launch into their strategy in the near future.

The Innovation Award recognizes a team who has innovated the testing process at their organization by leveraging some of the latest techniques and tools. This year’s Innovation Award goes to the QA Research, Development and Support (RDS) team at Life Time, Inc.

The QA RDS team at Life Time Inc. realized they needed an innovative solution for managing all types of tests after moving in a new direction with test automation. The Jira test management add-on they were using was no longer sufficient for keeping track of all types of tests (automated, manual, unit, etc.) each week, which the Life Time QA team was using. The team participated in QASymphony’s qTest Launch beta program and will now roll out the product to centrally manage automation across all of the team’s test machines.

About QASymphony

QASymphony accelerates digital transformation with software testing solutions that help enterprises prioritize quality, develop reliable software and increase speed to market. The qTest Platform streamlines software testing in agile and DevOps environments and centralizes testing efforts across the enterprise. By taking a strategic approach to quality, QASymphony enables enterprises to develop higher-quality software, faster, to better support new business models and customer experiences.

The qTest platform streamlines development workflows by seamlessly integrating testing with leading automation, development and delivery tools including Atlassian’s Jira, VersionOne, CA Agile Central, Selenium, Jenkins and many more. QASymphony is trusted by leading enterprises including Cisco, Samsung, Verizon and Office Depot. In 2017, QASymphony grew revenue 113%, was named the 8th fastest-growing private software company in America on the Inc. 5000 list, and was listed as the No. 44 fastest-growing technology company on Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500 list.

 

Media Contact

 

Kira Mondrus, CMO
QASymphony
(844) 798-4386
kiramondrus@qasymphony.com

TCS recognized at TESTA 2017, reinforcing leadership position in Quality Engineering

Latest award win commends TCS’ work with Standard Life, assuring their Agile and DevOps Transformation journey

Mumbai | London, December 19, 2017: Tata Consultancy Services (BSE: 532540, NSE: TCS) a leading global IT services, consulting and business solutions organization, has been recognised for the fourth consecutive year at The European Software Testing Awards (TESTA) 2017.

The awards organised by TEST Magazine, the UK’s leading software testing magazine, celebrate excellence, best practice and innovation across the UK & European software testing and QA community. This year, TCS has been recognised for its work with Standard Life in the ‘Best Agile Project’ category.

TCS helped drive Standard Life’s journey to become Agile and built the foundation for DevOps transformation. The partnership, which uses a ‘one team’ approach, helped Standard Life make significant cost efficiencies, and also enabled the on-boarding of new customers at an accelerated pace, while assuring superior customer experience.

Prabhakar Karamsetty, Head, Quality Engineering & Transformation, TCS Europe, said: “The European Software Testing Awards is a prestigious acknowledgement of the successful work TCS has carried out for customers in the quality engineering space. It further validates our strengths in Agile and DevOps and is testament to our continued work to enable our customers’ business and digital transformation journey and help them gain a competitive edge in the digital economy.”

Grant Farrell, Managing Director, 31 Media Limited, said: “TCS’ Quality Engineering & Transformation (QET) group is a leader in the quality engineering space and this award win further cements its position. Customers commended TCS for its partnership approach and innovation in the next-gen QE technologies and platforms. As the shift towards QE gains prominence, TCS continues to be at the forefront, providing businesses across the UK and Europe with innovative IT services, consulting and business solutions.”

About TCS Insurance:

TCS’ Insurance Practice provides technology-led IT services to Property & Casualty, Life & Retirement, and Commercial, Reinsurance, and Brokerage insurance operations across the globe. TCS has built an unmatched track record in enabling insurers to transform, improve operational efficiencies and increase customer engagement, while ensuring regulatory compliance. With a commitment to innovation and transformation, TCS is helping insurers to gain agility and improve their ability to compete in a customer-driven, digital world.  TCS’ contribution to our clients’ success is reflected in our long-standing relationships with more than 100 insurers globally, including seven of the top 10 leading insurers. TCS has been recognised as the absolute leader in Insurance IT Services by the Everest Group seven years in a row.

For more information about TCS’ Insurance Business Unit, visit us at www.tcs.com/insurance.

About TCS Quality Engineering and Transformation (QET) Services Group:

With one of the most comprehensive testing portfolios on offer, TCS addresses business, quality and risk management challenges for its clients across the world. We empower organizations across industries to ensure first-time-right solution releases, reduce cost of quality and accelerate superior customer experience.

TCS offers Quality Engineering services across the testing value cycle, including consulting and advisory, test services implementation, and managed services for test environment and test data management. Our QET services serves as a strategic lever for our customers to compete and win in the digital economy.

We have developed leading-edge expertise in digital assurance through extensive investments in methodologies, people capital, innovation labs, a world-class Customer Experience Center, and partnerships with key product vendors. TCS has the unique distinction of being recognized consistently as a ‘Leader’ in the Quality Assurance service line by leading analyst firms – IDC, NelsonHall, Everest Group, HfS Research and Ovum to name a few. TCS delivers QE in a non-disruptive, agile, and automated manner, making the entire development lifecycle more efficient to ensure that quality is built in and not just tested out.

About Tata Consultancy Services Ltd (TCS):

Tata Consultancy Services is an IT servicesconsulting and business solutions organization that delivers real results to global business, ensuring a level of certainty no other firm can match. TCS offers a consulting-led, integrated portfolio of ITBPS,infrastructureengineering and assurance services. This is delivered through its unique Global Network Delivery Model™, recognized as the benchmark of excellence in software development. A part of the Tata group, India’s largest industrial conglomerate, TCS has over 389,000 of the world’s best-trained consultants in 46 countries. The company generated consolidated revenues of US $17.6 billion for year ended March 31, 2017 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

To stay up-to-date on TCS news in North America, follow @TCS_NA. For TCS global news, follow @TCS_News.

TCS Media Contacts
Asia Pacific

Email: neerja.jetley@tcs.com

Phone: +65 90295944

Australia and New Zealand

Email: Darren.rudd@tcs.com

Phone: +61 488 403 013

Benelux

Email: Joost.galema@tcs.com

Phone: +31 615 903387

Central Europe

Email: anke.maibach@tcs.com

Phone: +49 172 6615789

Europe

Email: ashish.babu@tcs.com

Phone: +31 611 531246

India

Email: arushie.sinha@tcs.com shamala.p@tcs.com

Phone: +91 22 6778 9960 | +91 22 6778 9081

 

SOURCE: Tata Consultancy Services Ltd.

European IT & Software Excellence Awards 2018 announced

  • Pan-European Awards for ISVs, Solution Providers, VARs, Systems Integrators, Software Vendors, Service Providers and Distributors
  • Recognising Excellence in IT and Telecoms Channels, Software and Solutions

[London, 30 October 2017] IT Europa announced today that it will stage the European IT & Software Excellence Awards 2018 in London on 19 April 2018. Now in their tenth year, the European IT & Software Excellence Awards have been designed to recognise and reward excellence in European software development and IT and Telecoms solutions provision. Firmly established as Europe’s most prestigious IT Channel Awards, the European IT & Software Excellence Awards will bring together leading ISVs, Solution Providers and Systems Integrators from across Europe to demonstrate their ability to provide industry-leading IT solutions for their customers.

The awards are split into three sections. The first set of awards is for Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) and software developers and highlights the applications that they have developed and delivered for their customers. The second set of awards, for Systems Integrators, Solution VARs and MSPs acknowledges their skill and endeavour in delivering world class IT solutions for their customers. The final set of awards, for Suppliers, highlights those vendors, distributors and service providers who best support their channel partners to deliver excellence.

2018 Award Categories:

ISV Categories 2018
SaaS SMB Solution of the Year
SaaS Enterprise Solution of the Year
Government/Utilities Solution of the Year
Vertical Market Solution of the Year
Connected/Mobility Application Solution of the Year
New Tech Solution of the Year
Information & Document Management Solution of the Year
Software Innovation Solution of the Year

Solution Provider Categories 2018
Security Solution of the Year
AI, Big Data, IoT or Analytics Solution of the Year
Data/Storage/Document-management Solution of the Year
Datacentre Solution of the Year
Connected/Mobility Solution of the Year
Managed Service Solution of the Year
Public Sector or Utilities Solution of the Year
Vertical Solution of the Year
Enterprise Solution of the Year
SME Solution of the Year

Supplier Categories 2018
Finance/ Support Services Provider of the Year
Services Distributor of the Year
Specialist Distributor of the Year
Security Vendor of the Year
Software Vendor of the Year
Connected Technologies Vendor of the Year
Service Provider of the Year
Technology Vendor of the Year
Channel Programme of the Year
Channel Innovator of the Year

“With the complexity of technology continuing to increase and new cloud-based and hybrid delivery models emerging, the role played by ISVs, solution and service providers and integrators in delivering real solutions to end-customers is becoming increasingly important,” says Alan Norman, Managing Director of IT Europa. “The European IT & Software Excellence Awards are the only pan-European awards to recognise excellence in the creation and delivery of real solutions and are intended to encourage the development of partnerships between vendors and solution providers across the IT and Telecoms industries.”

Winners will be presented with their awards at the European IT & Software Excellence Awards Dinner on 19 April 2018 at The Royal Garden Hotel, London.

Organisations wishing to enter the European IT & Software Excellence Awards or interested in sponsorship opportunities can find further information at: www.iteawards.com. The closing date for entries is midnight on 23 February 2018. The Awards dinner is co-located with the European Software, Solutions & Services Summit 2018 (www.eusss.com) which incorporates the European ISV Convention 2018 which will be staged during the day on 19 April 2018.

About IT Europa
IT Europa is the leading provider of strategic business intelligence, news and analysis on the European IT marketplace and the primary channels that serve it. In addition to its news services, the company markets a range of database reports and organises European conferences and events for the IT and Telecoms sectors. For further details visit: www.iteuropa.com

For further information contact:
Alan Norman
Tel: +44 (0) 1895 454 604
Email: alan.norman@iteuropa.com

Latest Software Testing News Shortlisted in Top 60 Software Testing Blogs

Latest Software Testing News has been selected as one of the Top 60 Software Testing Blogs by the website Feedspot, online content reader.

Our blog has earned a spot in the list that includes such QA pages as Reddit – Quality Assurance blog, Google Testing Blog, SOASTA blog, Search Software Quality and TestingWhiz.

The place in the top chart is a clear recognition of the hard work and professionalism of the whole Latest Software Testing News team.

We would like to thank LSTNews for their contribution and special thanks to Tracy Wemett, BroadPR. This recognition means a lot to us and wouldn’t happen without you.

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