Since posting the “The 2014 Top 10 Tech Disasters”, we have had an over-whelming flood of emails with suggestions to expose other organizations for their poor software quality.
Two of the most popular organizations you have told us to include in our IT Hall of Shame are: Amazon for their e-commerce glitch, and the UK National Air Traffic Services (NATS) for their travel trauma.
Below we expose their IT failure this year.
Original Software’s pick of the year’s ten biggest technology catastrophes
2014 hasn’t disappointed on the IT failure front. Software catastrophes, hardware meltdowns and system malfunctions have left executives red faced, customers hacked off and shareholders fuming on both sides of the Atlantic. No organization is safe from IT disasters, which can have serious effects, causing disruption, reputational damage and diminished customer and investor confidence.
Software Suite Compatible with Microsoft’s New Developments
Original Software, the global provider of software quality technology, has today announced that after participating in the Windows 10 Beta Program, the company’s software is entirely compatible with the new developments for Windows.
Microsoft is due to release Windows 10 in mid 2015 but the exact date is yet to be announced. Once the new operating system has been released, compatibility will be included in the next major Original Software release.
- New Research from Original Software –
Software application issues cost the insurance industry revenue and market share, according to 31 per cent of U.S. insurance executives in new research commissioned by Original Software, a leading software quality technology company.
The study of core software applications was conducted by Gatepoint Research who questioned 61 senior insurance executives, two thirds from firms with revenues of more than $1.5 billion.
Survey data suggests IT teams concerned updates will introduce issues that disrupt business
Forty percent of companies running SAP are reluctant to update the software regularly, according to new research by Original Software. Other data from the study suggest the most likely reason for this reluctance is concern the update process will introduce issues that disrupt business.
In a global survey of IT professionals at 60 firms with SAP installations about their approach to upgrading ERP applications, more than 80 percent of respondents reported that supporting the needs of the business was the critical success factor in any project.
Shortlisted for Best Test Automation Project
Original Software, the global provider of software quality technology, is delighted to announce that it has been shortlisted for TESTA 2014 – the European Software Testing Awards – in the “Best Test Automation” category.
The European Software Testing Awards is an independent awards programme designed to celebrate and promote excellence, best practice and innovation in the software testing and QA community. Sophie Marie Odum, editor of Test Magazine and chair of the judging panel of TESTA commented: “The judges had a tough choice in choosing their winner for each category, and in some categories it was so close, illustrating the high calibre within the software testing industry.
Research shows major software projects in pipeline for 71% of UK retailers
71% of large UK retailers have a major software project in the pipeline, according to new industry research commissioned by Original Software, the global software quality solutions vendor, bringing to an end the tech investment slowdown the retail industry saw between 2008 and 2013.
The research, which was conducted by Martec and quizzed 42 multiple retailers in the UK, with combined sales of £147 billion, 29,000 stories and equating to 46% of the market by turnover, found that ERP implementations and upgrades are the most common, with a third of retailers with projects in this area. Joint second came e-commerce and store systems replacements and upgrades with 26% of retailers each.
Original Software, the global provider of software quality technology, is delighted to announce that it has been shortlisted for the Retail Systems Awards 2014 in the ‘Technology Vendor of the Year’ category.
Now in its ninth year, the Retail Systems Awards recognise technology excellence and innovation within the retail sector. Scott Thompson, Editor of Retail Systems, says: “Congratulations to all the shortlisted companies.
Original Software, the global provider of software quality technology, is delighted to announce that it has been selected as a finalist in the BCS & Computing UK IT Industry Awards 2014 – the benchmark for outstanding performance throughout the UK computer industry.
Original Software, has been shortlisted in the Organisational Excellence Section in recognition of its significant business success over the past 12 months and its ability to demonstrate outstanding levels of customer satisfaction.
Colin Armitage, CEO of Original Software, comments: “To be recognised for excellence by BCS and Computing is one of the greatest accolades you can achieve as an IT company.
Chicago, 8 September 2014: Original Software, a software-testing technology company serving 400 organizations in 30 countries, announced today that Gartner, Inc., has placed the firm in the “Visionaries*” quadrant of the “Gartner Magic Quadrant for Integrated Software Quality Suites,” marking the fourth consecutive time Original Software has appeared in this industry report.
“We believe recognition from Gartner as a visionary fuels our mission to challenge the status quo in testing technology,” said Colin Armitage, CEO of Original Software. “For too long, companies have endured expensive, inflexible testing tools that can’t match the pace of change in today’s applications.