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Lionbridge (NASDAQ:LIOX) is a $160 million, US-based global outsourcing company that combines onshore, nearshore, and offshore resources program management methodologies to provide expertise throughout a client's software and information life cycles—from development through globalization, testing, and maintenance. It has over 2,000 people working in 19 solution centers in 9 countries.
A Mobile Software Quality Framework: How Quality Can Accelerate “Speed-to-market”
Today’s mobile software companies face a daunting challenge: How can they achieve quality while getting to market swiftly? After all, speed is king in the mobile market. The trade-off between speed and quality in mobile software development is an illusion—or should be. Get a closer look at the situation with a framework that presents a way to use quality assurance (QA) processes to accelerate development.
Future-forward to 802.11n: The Testing Challenge in Wireless Networking
The crucial interoperability of wireless network devices built around the 802.11 standard is threatened by the advent of faster technologies. The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) is trying to cope by developing the 802.11n standard—but it’s still in draft form. Meanwhile, how can manufacturers cope with the confusion surrounding the future of 802.11? Get an outline of the situation.
Test Process Assessments Move into the Real World
Efforts to improve the efficiency and maturity of a quality assurance (QA) or test organization have largely been academic exercises, and difficult to apply to real-world software development environments. Today, with newer methods such as the Testing Maturity Model (TMM), it’s easier to assess, implement, and improve test processes. Learn about fresh techniques for assessing the effectiveness of QA organizations.
Learning Management Systems: Development Strategies for the Next Generation
Stand-alone learning management systems (LMS) often lack scalability, reliability, and secure access—and the interfaces to offer these features. But new development strategies, standards, and tools can move LMS into the “next generation.” If you’re an independent software vendor (ISV), an engineer of educational software products, or the chief learning officer of a corporate university, this info will interest you.
Application Lifecycle Maintenance
Lionbridge offers scalable application development and maintenance solutions that include custom software development, code enhancements, and legacy systems maintenance. Through multiple, low-cost development center options in India, Ireland, and China, Lionbridge uses a five-stage process to move critical IT activities offshore. In India, its mature, yet flexibel process frameworks have achieved a Software Capability Maturity Model level® 5 rating.
Configurability in SaaS
As software-as-a-service (SaaS) spreads rapidly as a business model among independent software vendors (ISVs), the importance of SaaS configurability has come to the fore. With increasingly competitive deployments, the ability of individual tenants to configure their own options, business processes, and data structures will become the key differentiator among otherwise similar offerings—and will often prove critical to the success or failure of a SaaS deployment. Discover the variety of configurable options, typical technical challenges, and common approaches for optimizing SaaS configurability.
Application Portfolio Management: Delivering Improved Functionality
Today’s technology and application leaders are pressured to deliver functionality that drives efficiency, innovation, and growth—while reducing costs. As a result, technology and application portfolio management (APM) are top business priorities. Learn about a framework for implementing an APM program that can enable your company to monitor and analyze the impact of application changes and reduce portfolio complexity.
Looking Beyond Cost Savings in PEO
Today’s outsourcing industry is expected to grow by 37 percent annually between 2007 and 2010. One growing specialization under IT outsourcing is product engineering outsourcing (PEO). While many IT companies have used PEO to realize significant cost savings along with increased quality and reliability, some companies have experienced negative results. Lean about common PEO pitfalls and how you can avoid them.
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