Software Quality Matters Blog

Old Mutual Group share their experiences of Original Software at Test Expo 2015

Test Expo 2015 logo

We were delighted to have Dan Eve Business Analyst at Old Mutual Group speak at Test Expo last week.
He shared his experiences of using Qualify,Test-Drive and Test-Drive Assist and how they have helped:-

Vastly improve workflow

Enabled centralized management of projects, change, testing and defects

Deliver timely and accurate management information .

And there’s more planned going forward!

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Original Software Keeping Ahead of Solution Support

Sara Ponsford

By Sara Ponsford, Head of Product Management

At Original Software we endeavour to provide the most comprehensive support possible for your environments, often above and beyond that provided by their suppliers. As such we have continued to support Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 for more than a year beyond even the Extended Support provided by Microsoft.

However, with the introduction of Windows 10 in July and the incompatibilities between new and old Operating Systems, Windows XP and Windows 2003 can no longer be supported by us.

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By Failing to Prepare you are Preparing to Fail

Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin’s wise words may be almost 300 years old but would a 21st century project manager take issue with them?

IBM System i (AS/400, iSeries) Remains the Server of Choice


The IBM iSeries remains the server of choice for many companies but fails as the platform to support a digital presence.

The IBM System i Star is Falling, but it Still Burns Bright


The IBM System i star may have dimmed a little in recent years, but it remains a key platform for many companies. How are you managing your upgrade or patch?

Code Freeze Gives Retailers Time to Change


This time of the year is probably the best opportunity you will get to consider and make changes to the way you deliver applications to the business in the future.

Black Friday and the Big Christmas Retail Code Freeze

Thin Ice

Retailers can’t afford for their applications and websites to fall over at this most crucial revenue generating time. Learn how to avoid thin ice over the holidays.

When unconscious mis-selling can land insurers in regulatory hot water

Hot Water

Regulators do not shy away from handing out heavy fines for mis-selling, which is happening a lot in the insurance industry. Get web compliance on the agenda.

Customer Spotlight: Ensuring a High-quality, Low-risk SAP Upgrade for Marston’s

Marstons Pedigree

Marston’s reduced cost and disruption during an SAP upgrade with core applications stable and up-to-date.

The Mystery of HMRC and the Faulty Tax Statements

Tax Papers

Another HMRC IT glitch hits the headlines. The latest involves erroneous tax calculations being sent to up to five million people.


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