Communications gap causes software failures

A communications gap between businesses and software developers is leading to too many software failures, according to research.

In a survey of 100...

A communications gap between businesses and software developers is leading to too many software failures, according to research.

In a survey of 100 software developers, carried out by software testing firm Sogeti, 93 said businesses are not communicating what they need from software.

A total of 87% agree that there are too many software failures.

When it comes to testing and development methods used in business half said they relied on the v-model, 35% used agile and 15% the waterfall method.

One in ten said they would welcome software development to be delivered on demand.

Richard Terry, deputy CEO at Sogeti UK, said businesses cannot take risks by cutting software testing budgets during the recession.

Bola Rotibi, principle analyst at Macehiter Ward Dutton, said everything is in place for successful software development but more commitment is required form the entire business.

"Businesses have it within themselves to do it. The tools and processes are also there but more commitment is required."

She said software failures can destroy businesses. "Any failures will damage trust and confidence in a company brand and will damage customer loyalty."

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