Analyst Firms Name IBM a Leader in Software Testing Capabilities

Independent research reports position IBM as a leader in software test automation

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ARMONK, N.Y. - 20 Dec 2016: IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced it has been named as a leader in software testing capabilities in two separate reports from analyst firms Forrester Research and Gartner. The Forrester Wave™: Modern Application Functional Test Automation Tools, Q4 2016, shows IBM outpaces its competition in the number of platforms on which teams can execute test automation, and the Gartner November 2016 Magic Quadrant for Software Test Automation positioned IBM highest in execution in the Leaders quadrant. IBM is an industry leader equipped with the tools to help clients more quickly develop, test, and deploy enterprise software and applications across on premises and hybrid cloud environments.

For organizations to advance the design and deployment of software and applications in today’s marketplace, it is critical to expand and use software testing capabilities for competitive advantage and avoid suffering IT bottlenecks that result from outdated software testing systems. IBM’s automated software testing tools – including IBM Rational Test Workbench and IBM Rational Test Virtualization Server – are essential capabilities in the DevOps toolchain and help clients realize the value of both hybrid cloud and on premises environments, as well as help reduce the risk of deploying poor quality applications into production.

By integrating automated software testing into their application development at the API level, the user interface level, and the overall system level, clients and end-users can do a better job of keeping pace with the increased cycle time of new and updated applications. Automated software testing capabilities also allow application developers to quickly share feedback with colleagues on what is or is not working before applications reach the production phase, which can result in long-term cost savings and allow teams to focus on developing more innovative products, applications or services and get them to market faster.

"All the clients I talk to are looking to speed innovation and improve quality.  Improving developer productivity is a clear factor in achieving this, and a DevOps approach combined with continuous testing delivers clear ROI.  We are delivering the most comprehensive software testing tools in the industry helping address both speed and quality,” said Marie Wieck, general manager, IBM Hybrid Cloud. “We are delighted to see Gartner and Forrester's recognition of IBM's leadership in this space.  It is further proof of how our clients are seeing measurable ROI by investing in IBM capabilities, some recognizing as much as 13x over three years along with increased delivery capacity of as much as 100 percent."

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