Press Release: April 26, 2010

HP Advances Application Transformation, Business Agility with New Application Quality Solutions

New study shows agility, innovation and cost reduction as top drivers for modernizing applications

PALO ALTO, Calif. -- HPtoday announced new application quality offerings to helporganizations realize the benefits of application modernizationthrough increased business agility and reduced time to market.


HP Service Test Management 10.5 and the enhanced HP Functional Testing 10.0 advance application modernization byallowing clients to focus their time on application quality whileimproving the line of sight between development and qualityassurance teams.


A recent study(1) conducted by Forrester Consulting onbehalf of HP shows a strong demand for application modernization atthe enterprise level. The worldwide study of more than 200 ITbusiness decision makers found that:

  • Bloated portfolios and obsolete technologies are stiflingbusiness agility and productivity.Eighty percent of IT decisionmakers cited obsolete and overly complex technology platforms ashaving significant or critical impact on application developmentproductivity. This was followed by cumbersome software developmentlife cycle processes (76 percent) and difficult to change legacyapplications (73 percent).
  • Agility, cost reduction and innovation are drivingmodernization efforts. Fifty-four percent of IT decision makersranked increased agility as one of the top drivers formodernization plans. Cost reduction (53 percent) and innovation (50percent) are additional drivers for modernization.
  • Modernizing software development life cycle tools andprocesses yields significant gains. Improving the softwaredevelopment life cycle, including software testing processes, wasamong the most popular pursuits by organizations surveyed, with 51percent currently underway with this initiative.


The full study is available at www.hp.com/go/appmod.


New HP solutions help organizations realize benefits ofmodernization efforts


HP Service Test Management 10.5 helps clients mitigate risk andimprove business agility. With increased collaboration betweendevelopment and quality assurance teams, HP STM 10.5 helps clientsimprove quality earlier in the testing life cycle, enabling quickerresponse to development changes. Built on HP Quality Center, HP STM 10.5 also increases testingefficiency as well as overall throughput of application componentsand shared services. 


HP Functional Testing 10.00 ensures application quality toaddress changing business demands. With the new Web 2.0 FeaturePack and Extensibility Accelerator, HP Functional Testing now providescomprehensive support for dynamic Web 2.0 applications and enablestesting any rich internet applications technology with a singleproduct.


The new solutions are part of the HP Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) portfolio, whichaddresses application quality, performance and security fromproposal through production. HP ALM is a key component of HP’s Application Transformation solutions, which help clients assesstheir application portfolio, select and execute the rightmodernization strategy, and ensure the effectiveness of its ongoingoperations. This ultimately enables clients to manage shiftingbusiness demands and drive growth.


HP also offers enterprise-class business services that combine HPsoftware tools and application quality expertise. They include acombination of professional services for testingcenter-of-excellence design and implementation, along with servicesdelivered through testing centers in the HP Best Shore globaldelivery network.


Application quality services from HP include managed testing,regression testing with test automation, performance testing,application security testing, Agile Accelerator andtesting services in support of SAP® solutions. Leveraging the fullpower of the HP portfolio – tools, technology, process and services– enables clients to improve agility as well as modernizeapplications and infrastructure to enable business growth whilelowering operating costs.


“To maintain a competitive edge in today’s dynamic IT environment,it is critical for business applications to rapidly support changeswithout compromising quality or performance,” said Jonathan Rende,vice president and general manager, Business TechnologyOptimization Applications, Software and Solutions, HP. “HP’ssolutions are designed to bridge development and quality assurancedemands, allowing clients to accelerate application delivery anddrive tangible business results.”


More information on the HP Application Transformation portfolio isavailable at http://www.hp.com/go/applicationtransformation.


About HP


HP creates new possibilities for technology to have a meaningfulimpact on people, businesses, governments and society. The world’slargest technology company, HP brings together a portfolio thatspans printing, personal computing, software, services and ITinfrastructure to solve customer problems. More information aboutHP (NYSE: HPQ) is available at http://www.hp.com/.


(1)
“Clearing Your Path to Modern Applications and BusinessAgility,” Forrester Consulting, March 2010.


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