November 09, 2011 07:45 ET

HP Helps Organizations Transform Application Portfolios, Reduce Costs

HP Application Lifecycle Management 11 Enables Clients to Accelerate Application Delivery Without Sacrificing Quality

PALO ALTO, CA--(Marketwire - Nov 9, 2011) - HP (NYSE: HPQ) today announced that organizations worldwide are creating a competitive advantage by accelerating the reliable, secure delivery of applications and services with the HP Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) 11 software platform.

HP ALM 11 allows businesses and governments to automate the workstreams associated with application modernization -- including requirements management, project planning and tracking, development management, quality assurance, defect resolution, performance validation, and release management.

HP ALM 11 is a component of the HP IT Performance Suite, an enterprise performance platform that enables IT management to improve performance with operational intelligence. The suite delivers a comprehensive view across all IT assets, automates IT management and adjusts IT performance to meet specific business goals.

"Organizations worldwide depend on applications to perform business-critical functions and drive competitive advantage, but outdated tools and complex methodologies create barriers to delivering reliable, enterprise-class applications on time," said Jonathan Rende, vice president and general manager, HP Application Transformation Products, Software, HP. "HP ALM 11 enables clients to manage for change by accelerating application delivery while lowering related costs -- all without sacrificing quality."

HP ALM drives business innovation
New Zealand-based Fonterra Co-operative Group, one of the top 10 dairy companies in the world, turned to HP ALM 11 to streamline its application delivery process, including requirements definition and management, development management, testing and release to production. Using HP ALM 11, Fonterra can track application projects in real time and deliver software changes that drive business innovation.

"The number of application releases, upgrades and updates continually increases each year, making it a challenge to quickly deliver quality software," said Sherry Ludlam, test capability team lead, Fonterra Co-operative Group. "By using consistent, repeatable and standardized processes together with HP ALM 11, we can support the increased volume of change requests and deliver higher quality applications that keep our business competitive in the market."

CIBER Inc., a global systems integrator based in Denver, uses HP ALM 11 software as the primary toolset and repository for its Testing-as-a-Service offering. CIBER's service helps its clients reduce test planning time, increase coverage and cut maintenance costs, while reducing the impact of poor quality software. Implementing the HP ALM platform, including Performance Center and Diagnostics Software, enables CIBER to offer customers a full range of testing services.

"Our clients want cloud-based applications that improve overall application quality without the investment needed to do it themselves," said Jay Castleberry, interim chief information officer, CIBER Inc. "CIBER's deep testing skills and experience coupled with HP's market-leading performance testing software create an affordable pay-as-you-go structure or managed service offering that makes quality and performance testing accessible to organizations and projects of all sizes."

HP ALM 11 is a key part of the HP Application Transformation solution, which helps enterprises gain control over aging applications and inflexible processes.

HP Application Transformation solutions help businesses and governments in their pursuit of an Instant-On Enterprise. In a world of continuous connectivity, the Instant-On Enterprise embeds technology in everything it does to serve customers, employees, partners and citizens with whatever they need, instantly.

HP's premier client event, HP DISCOVER, takes place Nov. 29 - Dec. 1 in Vienna, Austria. The event showcases how organizations can get started on their Instant-On Enterprise journeys.

Additional information about HP Application Solutions is available at

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