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Micro Focus positioned in leaders quadrant for Integrated Software Quality Suites Magic Quadrant
NEWBURY, England, 03 February 2011 —Micro Focus® (LSE.MCRO.L), a leading provider of enterprise application modernization, testing and management solutions, today announced it has been positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the leaders quadrant of the ‘Integrated Software Quality Suites Magic Quadrant’[i] report.
Following its acquisitions of Borland and the Automated Software Quality (ASQ) business of Compuware in summer 2009, Micro Focus’ completeness of vision and ability to execute its goals have been recognised by Gartner in its positioning.
Tom Murphy, Research Director, Gartner, writes: “Testing software can be an expensive process, but poor software quality leads to user dissatisfaction, as well as increased development and maintenance. Therefore, having a well-defined set of tools and practices to drive software quality will positively affect the overall business bottom line.” He added: “The market leaders all have broad portfolios covering all aspects of software quality, and match this with a global presence and significant shares.”
Micro Focus CEO, Nigel Clifford, added: “In our opinion, to be positioned as a leader in the software quality space by Gartner is a testament to the successful integration of the Borland and Compuware products over the past eighteen months. We are delighted to be so highly regarded in this dynamic and fast-growing market.”
Micro Focus believes its placement in the leader’s quadrant reflects the company’s commitment to meeting the changing needs of its customers. Gerhard Kastl, Leader, Test Center, at the Bavarian State Tax Office, a Micro Focus customer, agrees. “Micro Focus seems to truly understand the needs of QA professionals. We have invested in a range of Silk products which have allowed us to load test our business critical applications, identifying and eliminating potential bottlenecks which could occur during periods of peak demand.”
- Gartner, Inc.’s Magic Quadrant for Integrated Software Quality Suites: http://www.gartner.com/technology/media-products/reprints/microfocus/vol4/article1/article1.html
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Notes to Editors
 Gartner “Magic Quadrant for Integrated Software Quality Suites” by Tom Murphy, January 31, 2011.
* Magic Quadrant Disclaimer
The Magic Quadrant is copyrighted 2011 by Gartner, Inc. and is reused with permission. The Magic Quadrant is a graphical representation of a marketplace at and for a specific time period. It depicts Gartner’s analysis of how certain vendors measure against criteria for that marketplace, as defined by Gartner. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in the Magic Quadrant, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors placed in the “Leaders” quadrant. The Magic Quadrant is intended solely as a research tool, and is not meant to be a specific guide to action. Gartner disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.
About Micro Focus
Micro Focus, a member of the FTSE 250, provides innovative software that allows companies to dramatically improve the business value of their enterprise applications. Micro Focus Enterprise Application Modernization, Testing and Management software enables customers’ business applications to respond rapidly to market changes and embrace modern architectures with reduced cost and risk. For additional information, please visit www.microfocus.com.