Tuesday, July 15, 2014

eBook on Continuous Delivery for Managers Nets 3,000 Downloads

High interest shows CD gaining widespread attention within executive ranks

Boston, MA, July 15, 2014 – A new XebiaLabs eBook on how to develop and release enterprise software within days instead of months has achieved 3,000 downloads in 60 days, making it one of the most popular eBooks for managers on the topic of Continuous Delivery. The book, which is aimed at managers looking for a short, clear introduction to the topic, champions the concept of Continuous Delivery in enabling organizations to build automated software delivery platforms for releasing high-quality applications into the hands of users and customers faster.

“The IT Manager’s Guide to Continuous Delivery: Delivering Software in Days, Instead of Months,” has been well received by CIOs, development managers and professionals in quality assurance, testing and operations (DevOps) who view the fast conversion of good ideas into marketable software as a critical business imperative that drives success.

Continuous Delivery is a set of processes and practices that radically removes waste from the software production process and creates an effective feedback loop with end users. The end result is rapid time-to-market of enterprise applications and mobile apps.

“IT Managers Guide to Continuous Delivery” presents measurable business benefits and is written for non-technical readers, starting with concrete advice on how to get started.

“The overwhelming interest for this book demonstrates that Continuous Delivery is gaining momentum at the executive level,” says co-author Andrew Phillips. “Releasing software quickly with high quality is the first key step…. The subsequent step is to rapidly collect feedback from users to guide the next set of ideas for further improvements. Adopting Continuous Delivery is critical because more and more cases prove that it truly works.”

For a free downloadable copy, please visit http://go.xebialabs.com/IT-Managers-Guide-to-CD.html

About XebiaLabs
With customers such as General Electric, Expedia, Xerox, KLM, and Société Générale, XebiaLabs is the fastest-growing, leading global provider of automation software for DevOps and Continuous Delivery helping companies to accelerate the delivery of new software. XebiaLabs’ products provide the automation, efficiency and insight organizations need to meet the demand for faster software deployment cycles. Founded in 2008 and headquartered in Boston, XebiaLabs has a worldwide network of sales offices and partners. For more information, please visit www.xebialabs.com.

Victor Cruz
PO Box 961
Essex, MA 01929

QASymphony Names David Keil as CEO

QASymphony, a leading provider of scalable QA software testing tools for Agile developers, today announced the appointment of David Keil as the company’s new Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately.

Atlanta, GA, July 15, 2014 — QASymphony (www.qasymphony.com), a leading provider of scalable QA software testing tools for Agile developers, today announced the appointment of David Keil as the company’s new Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately.

“We’re delighted to have David Keil take over as CEO of QASymphony,” said QASymphony co-founder Vu Lam. “David is a seasoned veteran with deep executive leadership experience. We are confident David will apply his strategic vision to scale the company up to the next level of growth and customer acquisition.”

“QASymphony has invested heavily over the past several years to create a highly differentiated solution. I am excited to elevate our sales, marketing and partner efforts and significantly expand our reach,” said Keil. “Agile development is spreading rapidly and dramatically impacting how software is tested and measured for quality. QASymphony is uniquely positioned to bring real-time testing intelligence and data to software developers and testers, regardless of their legacy testing platform.”

David Keil was previously CEO of Digistrive, Inc. of Atlanta, a provider of e-commerce solutions to large membership based organizations (recently acquired by a large private company). Prior to that, Keil was CEO of Integrated Broadband Services, a software and services company. During his tenure at IBBS, the company doubled in size, completed two strategic acquisitions, and established a market leadership position in the “Tier Two” broadband space. Before joining IBBS, he served as Chief Strategy Officer and later as Senior President and General Manager at ChoicePoint, a NYSE global information services provider (acquired by Lexis Nexis in 2008).

Keil has also held senior executive roles at Novient, and Robinson Humphrey (now part of SunTrust). He holds an MBA from The Wharton School and a BS in Applied Mathematics and Economics from Brown University.

Keil succeeds Vu Lam who has been serving a dual role as both CEO and head of Product Strategy. Lam, a co-founder of QASymphony and KMS Consulting will continue in his role as Chief Product Officer.

Website: www.qasymphony.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/qasymphony
Twitter: www.twitter.com/qasymphony

About QASymphony
QASymphony’s test management and agile testing solutions help teams create better software. With QASymphony’s tools businesses can accelerate testing to keep up with the pace of today’s development to ensure that productivity gains from Agile development are matched with the oversight, visibility and control required to build quality software. Empowering quality software at companies such as Silverpop, BetterCloud, and Zappos, QASymphony enables teams to communicate and collaborate faster, bringing visibility and control back to the development and testing lifecycle. The company is headquartered in Atlanta, GA.

Victor Cruz
28 Forrester St
Salem, MA 01970