HP's ALM Platform Transforms the Software Lifecycle
Hewlett-Packard wants to reinforce its position in the software market and is focusing on the enterprise—not just developers, but all players in the software development lifecycle. HP is serious about Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) 11, which represents more than two years of R&D, HP Chief Operating Officer Bill Veghte said. QA and testing are key parts of ALM, and last year, HP announced Unified Functional Testing (UFT) 11.5 and UFT Mobile, functional and mobile testing software that helps enterprises quickly respond to changing enterprise demands. Mobile, social and Web-based applications allow companies to expand and innovate, but they are difficult to build while also maintaining the quality standards associated with traditional enterprise solutions. Application delivery teams also are pushed to continuously provide new solutions that drive competitive differentiation. The enhanced HP Functional Testing software suite helps IT organizations update application development and testing processes to deliver applications, such as mobile and cloud, with high-quality results. This eWEEK slide show looks at HP's approach to ALM.