Apps suffer lack of quality, say IT departments

Most IT departments are being asked to deploy applications that they feel still suffer from quality issues, according to a survey...

Most IT departments are being asked to deploy applications that they feel still suffer from quality issues, according to a survey of 100 senior IT professionals.

The survey, held at the Gartner Symposium in Cannes, found that two-thirds were being asked to deploy applications that they believed suffered from quality problems.

The main reason given for this was because other parts of the business were desperate for competitive advantage and forced through the adoption.

The research, conducted by business solutions company Compuware, also found that half of respondents said their companies had experienced application failures in the past year, resulting in a decrease in productivity. A third of these said there was also a financial loss as a consequence.

Vange Yianni, Compuware technology manager, said "greater discipline is needed in application development and quality assurance processes", so that business and technical people could reduce risks together.

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