IBM 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, indicates 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 placed IBM highest in execution in the Leaders quadrant. IBM is equipped with the tools to help clients quickly develop, test, and deploy enterprise software and applications across on premises and hybrid cloud environments.
For organisations to develop the design and deployment of software and applications in the marketplace, it is imporant to expand and use software testing capabilities for competitive advantage and prevent agonising from IT bottlenecks that result from outdated software testing systems. IBM's automated software testing tools – including IBM Rational Test Workbench and IBM Rational Test Virtualisation Server – are vital capabilities in the DevOps toolchain and help clients understand the value of both hybrid cloud and on premises environments, as well as help lower the risk of deploying poor quality applications into production.
By merging 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 growing cycle time of new and updated applications. Automated software testing capabilities also enable application developers to instantly share feedback with colleagues on what is or is not working before applications reach the production phase. This can result in long-term cost savings and enable teams to focus on enhancing more innovative products, applications or services and get them to market faster.
According to Marie Wieck, General Manager, IBM, Hybrid Cloud, "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. 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 recognising as much as 13x over three years along with increased delivery capacity of as much as 100 percent."