Atos chooses CA Technologies to help organisations embrace the application economy

Developers, testers and performance engineering teams can work in parallel for faster delivery, higher application quality and reliability.

Johannesburg, 12 Feb 2015
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Atos ? an international leader in digital services - has chosen CA Technologies to assist it to enable customers to fully embrace the opportunities presented by the application economy*.

This will be achieved with the launch of a new and innovative Service Virtualization and Agile Testing Centre of Excellence (COE). The new end-to-end "Agile Testing" approach allows developers, testers and performance engineering teams to work in parallel for faster delivery, higher application quality and reliability.

"Today, in the application economy, all companies face tremendous pressure to deliver higher quality applications faster at lower cost than ever before. This is why Atos has chosen the CA Service Virtualization solution to help customers reduce time-to-market, lower infrastructure costs, mitigate contention for labs and deliver better overall application quality. Our approach enables Atos and CA customers to "shift quality left" in the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC)", said Francis Meston, Executive Vice-president Global Consulting and Systems Integration at Atos.

The new CA Service Virtualization and Agile Testing Centres of Excellence (COE) are designed to nurture specialised talent and drive research, whilst facilitating best practices and solution accelerators in these areas. Service Virtualization is a critical component addressing DevOps challenges.

"Every business is becoming a software business as applications are often the face of the organisation, so quality and speed are both vital in the application economy" says Eric Grotefeld, Senior Vice-president Solution Sales, Application Delivery, CA Technologies.

Andrea Lodolo, CTO, CA Southern Africa notes that a recent survey revealed that 94% of business executives face increased pressure to release applications more quickly. "Our joint customers can benefit greatly from our global partnerships to gain new competitive advantage in a world powered by applications," says Lodolo.

"Atos and CA Technologies joint focus is to bring to market a new end-to-end 'Agile testing' approach that allows developers, testers and performance teams to work in parallel for faster delivery and higher application quality and reliability. These attributes are fundamental requirements for our customers and prospects to seize the opportunities created by the application economy," concludes Francis Meston at Atos.

*We live in an application economy. Retail, news, entertainment, banking, education, government, communications ? everything is driven by a connected, mobile, application-based world where company's customers are far more likely to experience their brand and interact with an enterprise through a software application than a live person. To thrive in this new reality, developing and delivering superior user experiences that engage customers and staff is now the ultimate priority. And all of it is enabled by software.

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CA Southern Africa

CA Southern Africa is the leading provider of IT management and security solutions in sub-Saharan Africa. Through the use of technology we assist our customers to transform and seize the opportunities of the application economy. Software is at the heart of every business in every industry in the application economy. CA Southern Africa are IT management experts working with customers across sub-Saharan Africa to change the way we live, transact, communicate, across: mobile; private and public cloud; distributed and mainframe environments.

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