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Download a complimentary copy of the 2017 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Software Test Automation.

The past few years have brought a sea change in the way that applications are architected, developed, and consumed — increasing both the complexity of testing and the business impact of software failures. Read this paper to learn:
- What is Continuous Testing
- Where traditional test automation falls short in modern development and delivery processes
- The 3 main differences between Continuous Testing and test automation
- How testers can address each of the 3 key elements of Continuous Testing

This eBook explains how to leverage DevOps tools and practices in a customer-centric way in order to build business value. It discusses the current challenges that most organizations face in extending DevOps innovations beyond the technical realm, identifies the gaps that companies must plug within continuous delivery chains in order to address those challenges, and explains how to make user engagement and the customer experience a prime consideration at all stages of the delivery pipeline.

Download a complimentary copy of 2018 Gartner MQ for Application Security Testing from Micro Focus.

Download a complimentary copy of the Gartner MQ for APM 2018 from CA Technologies.

The trend speaks volumes. By 2020, more than 50% of global enterprises will be running containerized applications in production, up from less than 20% today, according to Gartner1. And IDC says that by 2021, more than 95% of new microservices will be deployed in containers. At the same time, containerized application environments have created exponential complexity in cloud-based application management and monitoring. Among the challenges:
- Increases in components, dependencies and communication flows that necessitate the need for automatic mapping and maintaining telemetry data when containers move.
- Microservice and container proliferation that mean intelligent visualization and analytics are needed to surface KPIs as well as avert alert storms.
- Microservice performance impacted by application metrics and individual container attributes that must be tracked by correlating across hosts, containers and applications.
- Dynamic changes to containers that require DevOps teams to have more reliable ways to determine what, when and how application performance is impacted.
Not easy tasks on their own – and why container monitoring has become an essential APM tool for DevOps to rapidly develop and deploy innovative, cloud-based applications by incorporating new approaches in metric capture, correlation, analytics, transaction tracing, and visualization. Yes, it’s complex. And yes, there is much to consider. Start here for a quick overview of the essentials of container monitoring.

Download an excerpt of the "IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Enterprise Automated Software Quality 2017–2018 Vendor Assessment" to understand the IDC MarketScape’s opinion on the ASQ market and a vendor review of Micro Focus’ capabilities that help drive business optimization via DevOps with continuous testing and integration.

Micro Focus has been named a Leader in the IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Enterprise Automated Software Quality 2017–2018 Vendor Assessment. The report examines Automated Software Quality (ASQ) adoption patterns and trends and how they are impacting business success through the development of high-quality, well-performing, and secure software. As enterprises deploy applications across mixed environments — from web to mobile to cloud to IoT at agile speeds, organizations need a diverse approach to quality and to software deployment. Download an excerpt of this report to understand the IDC MarketScape’s opinion on the ASQ market and a vendor review of Micro Focus’ capabilities that help drive business optimization via DevOps with continuous testing and integration.

CA Technologies commissioned Freeform Dynamics to survey nearly 1,300 senior business and IT leaders to uncover the organizations that are best able to leverage agile and DevOps practices broadly, deeply and consistently—the “agility masters”. What do these agility masters have in common? Compared to their mainstream peers they are:
- 2.3x more likely to have a culture to support risk-taking
- 2.9x more likely to have software teams skilled in the latest tools and trends
- 2.5x more likely to have IT and business executives aligned on key goals
As a result, the agility masters have a 60% higher rate of both revenue and profit growth than their mainstream peers. Download the research paper to learn more!

There's evidence in the 9th edition of the World Quality Report that your peers are learning to deal with an unforgiving marketplace that needs to move at the speed of light. How are your peers dealing with it?

This eBook lays out the monitoring challenges confronting todays DevOps engineers, describing approaches to metric collection and visualization, the classes of modern monitoring, and importantly - how what methods work to tame complexity and ensure these dynamic application environments deliver on their promise.

In today’s competitive application economy, it’s more difficult than ever to deliver a five-star experience. To truly capture customer interest and loyalty, your applications and services have to deliver reliable experiences that delight users, scale to support their changing needs and regularly refresh with new innovations. To do so, you need to have insights into operational performance — from mobile to mainframe — and user behavior, such as drop-off rates, most popular viewed pages, application flows and usage. In other words, you need both the “inside out” operational data and the “outside in” user behavior information. And to create alignment amongst marketing, development and operations teams, you need analytics that translate all of this data into a common language and metrics all parties can understand and share accountability for. Download this eBook for more information on how CA is uniquely positioned to address these challenges and help you to deliver five-star customer experiences.

In today’s application economy, customers expect a seamless digital experience and nothing less. Now more than ever it is imperative that organizations differentiate themselves to stand out from countless competitors. As a result, investments in Digital Transformation initiatives are growing and although the benefits are clear, the road to success may not be. This study conducted by Vason Bourne on behalf of CA Technologies, highlights the importance of improving digital experience along with the challenges and benefits of Digital Transformation.

Digitally Remastered, written by CA EVP and CTTO Otto Berkes, will give you proven strategies and actionable insights to help you successfully transform your existing models and mindsets — and quickly become a digitally-driven organization ready to profit from the new reality.

Research also shows the correlation between better business performance and advanced use of technologies and practices such as agile methodologies, DevOps, API management, and identity-centric security. This paper provides an actionable checklist of seven critical steps you should be taking now to increase the business impact of your digital transformation initiatives.

It’s indicative of the maturity of any movement that there comes a tipping point when it’s time to think about the myths and misconceptions that have arisen during its development. DevOps has arrived at that moment. While debate continues about DevOps best practices and processes, the conversation has moved beyond “what is DevOps?” and “why do I need DevOps?”, to “how do I best implement DevOps?” There is now a transformative role for DevOps to play in organizations, but there is also a need to understand its full potential and its limitations if businesses are to be successful and avoid the overhype that often comes with tipping points. Tipping point moments can be scary points in time. But they’re also indicative of growing maturity. With pragmatic guidance to help maneuver through the hype, this eBook provides the insight needed to help leaders seize the day and step up to the opportunities that DevOps presents.