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BizReport : Internet : January 23, 2015


Study: Service virtualization can reduce risk

There is a new study out from voke, inc., that posits service virtualization can help businesses reduce software risks. Service virtualization, say the report authors, reduces the amount of wait time, getting software products to market and costs.

by Kristina Knight

"Software teams must share the common goal of shipping great software," said Theresa Lanowitz, founder of voke and author of the report. "Service virtualization is a cornerstone of testing automation throughout the lifecycle. The inability or unwillingness to automate testing is a barrier to releasing great software and impacts the ability of the business to deliver valuable outcomes through software... If organizations are truly concerned with increased collaboration across the software lifecycle, service virtualization is a technology that is proven, removes barriers, and provides a way for development and test teams to meet demanding time-to market-schedules. Our research found that on average teams need access to 52 dependent components for development or testing but have unrestricted access to only 23 of the needed 52 components. Software complexity is only increasing and service virtualization is a technology that can help tame that complexity."

According to study results participants who implemented service virtualization saw 41% defect reduction, 50% reduction in defect reproduction time and double test coverage. The results also indicate:

• Reduced test cycle time
• Reducted software release cycle time
• Service virtualization allows for earlier and more testing






Tags: service virtualization, software development tips, software development trends, voke inc








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