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Read voke's market snapshot reports to help create a business case for new technology and gain an understanding of each market segment.

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Service Virtualization

Is your organization preparing to evaluate, investigate, and adopt a service virtualization solution? Download voke’s 2012 Market Snapshot Report to get the latest insights on how service virtualization is meeting its promise to deliver more predictable, effective, and efficient business outcomes.

Market Snapshot Report highlights: 

  • The need, use, benefits, challenges, and ROI of service virtualization based on voke’s interviews with participants from diverse organizations, market segments, geographies, and roles.   
  • The key justification, business case, and rationale used by other software development and testing professionals to get management approval for purchasing a service virtualization solution. 
  • Primary vendors offering service virtualization solutions — CA Technologies, HP, IBM, and Parasoft.
  • The critical assessment questions you need to ask about your organization before implementing a service virtualization solution.
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You may also be interested in voke's Solution Snapshot Report about HP Service Virtualization or Parasoft Virtualize and voke's first impresions of IBM's acquisition of Green Hat.

Virtual Lab Management

Virtual lab management technology delivers immediate, measurable benefits and ROI. The ability to rapidly provision and deliver an environment for testing, development, sales, marketing, training, technical publications, support and other constituents in an organization enhances business alignment as it removes barriers and lowers costs, particularly capital expenditures (CAPEX). 

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You may also be interested in voke's Solution Snapshot report about Microsoft's Visual Studio 2010 Lab Management solution.

Additional Market Snapshot Reports


Agile Research

Market Snapshot: Agile Realities

voke_market_snapshot_agile_realities-svoke surveyed over 200 participants from diverse technology and non technology companies about their use of Agile development and the results they experienced. This Market Snapshot report presents and analyzes their responses about the use, general perceptions, challenges, and benefits of Agile.
This analysis provides organizations a context for evaluating whether or not to participate in the Agile movement, and identifying how, when, or whether or not Agile practices make sense for their organizations.
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Strategic Brief: Cost of Rework Models for Agile and Non-Agile Projects

The concept of the Cost of Quality, that is, the cost of rework to remove defects, is that the later in the lifecycle a defect is identified, the more expensive it is to resolve the issue. With its shift in requirements ownership from the business to developers who will discover requirements through changes to the source code, the Agile movement is effectively pushing requirements definition to later in the lifecycle. Applying models for the cost of rework to Agile projects reveals the hidden costs of the late definition of requirements.

voke's Strategic Brief on the Cost of Rework for Agile and Non-Agile Projects provides economic models for evaluating project results and selecting the most appropriate practices.

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Category Snapshots

 

Read voke's category snapshot reports to learn about the latest trends in technology and emerging market categories.

Lifecycle Virtualization

Most organizations struggle with the challenges of application and product development and delivery. Lifecycle virtualization fundamentally transforms the lifecycle and eliminates many of the common challenges faced by development and test teams. The stunning success of server virtualization technology in limiting server sprawl, reducing energy consumption, and lowering capital expenditures (CAPEX) raises the question—what can we virtualize next? The answer is almost anything and everything—especially in the lifecycle. Lifecycle virtualization and its associated technologies assist development, test, and operations teams in cutting the Gordian Knot of schedule, cost, and quality.

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Infrastructure Test Optimization (ITO)

Infrastructure—a structured platform of networked elements required to deliver services—is proliferating at an explosive rate.

Infrastructure is a critical and strategic component of every business. To protect a company’s brand promise, the infrastructure must be adequately and thoroughly tested. Optimizing testing for infrastructure is a problem that must be addressed and solved now. Organizations must be able to communicate, collaborate, and connect to share test information to deliver quality of service and to deliver high customer satisfaction. The brand is the promise an organization makes to its customers, and the infrastructure delivering real business value must deliver on that brand promise.

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Lifecycle Transformation

The application lifecycle is evolving and transforming from a functional and silo-centric approach to one comprised of constituents across diverse groups who ultimately share the same vision–a completed, usable, available, and stable application. This movement is viewed as global lifecycle transformation. Global lifecycle transformation seeks to align the line of business and IT to deliver predictable, effective, and efficient business outcomes.

This transformation to a global lifecycle requires:  

  • Moving beyond a functional view of the application lifecycle
  • Shattering barriers and silos
  • Leveraging partners, outside consultation and advice

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