Borland Launches Open ALM Strategy - 2

Borland Software has a new, customer-centric approach to transforming software delivery into a managed business process called Open Application Lifecycle Management.

Borland Software has a new, customer-centric approach to transforming software delivery into a managed business process called Open Application Lifecycle Management.

The Cupertino, Calif., company Jan. 29 also outlined its product strategy and unveiled Gauntlet, a new Open ALM product that provides real-time visibility and software quality metrics across the entire delivery life cycle.

Borlands Open ALM strategy is about offering its customers choice, said President and CEO Tod Nielsen.

"Customers dont want to be tied to any particular platform or process," Nielsen said. With Open ALM, users can integrate technology from Borland competitors along with Borland technology, and, regarding software development processes, "they can go agile, or waterfall, or whatever," he said.

The open approach builds on the Borland legacy of providing support for a broad variety of platforms. "This is totally building off of our legacy," Nielsen said. "The openness attribute is what Borland has stood for."

In addition, Borland has published an Open ALM Manifesto that includes principles such as: Developers have the right to manage their application life cycle like any other critical business process; they have the right to remain independent of a vendors agenda; and they have the right to freely choose their software development process.