October 13, 2008 07:45 ET

CAST Chosen as Finalist for NOA Awards 2008

Fifth Annual NOA Awards Recognizes Achievement in Outsourcing Industry

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - October 13, 2008) - CAST, the worldwide leader in Automated Application Intelligence, today announced its selection as a finalist of the National Outsourcing Association (NOA) 2008 Awards in the 'Innovation in Outsourcing' category.

CAST is one of four finalists in its category. The awards recognize organizations that made outstanding contribution to the outsourcing industry through unique and innovative approaches to address outsourcing challenges, while providing specific measures and demonstrable Return on Investment.

'We understand the importance of quality in outsourcing relationships. Current breeds of KPIs(1) and SLAs(2) do not give end-users the full picture of their IT Outsourcing project, as they do not include metrics around intrinsic quality of the product itself,' says Vincent Delaroche, CAST Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.

Under the microscope was CAST's Application Intelligence Platform (AIP), helping clients incorporate quality metrics into new and existing SLAs. Completely automated, the CAST software analyzes the source code against best-in-class practices and a subroutine-level mapping of the systems landscape and translates them into objective and measurable metrics.

'Innovation is central to the CAST platform, which is the only enterprise-grade software quality assessment and performance measurement solution on the market today that can read, analyze and semantically understand more than 25 different coding languages,' continues Mr. Delaroche. 'We are honored to have been nominated as a finalist of the NOA Awards as we believe that they are unique in that they are completely independent, and as such they are highly respected and coveted within the industry.'

Winners will be announced at a glittering event on October 23rd 2008.

About CAST

CAST is the world leader and pioneer in Application Intelligence software, providing the metrics and information IT executives must have to measure, monitor and improve the internal quality of business applications and the performance of development teams around the globe. Founded in 1990, CAST has helped more than 650 organizations worldwide speed delivery to the business, mitigate risks in production, improve customer experience, and reduce the total cost of application ownership. CAST is listed on NYSE-Euronext (Euronext: CAS) and serves Global 2000 organizations worldwide with a global network of offices in the US and Europe. For more information visit

(1) KPI: Key Performance Indicator

(2) SLA: Service Level Agreement

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