HP sees 'gold rush' for quality management testing
Bangalore: HP sees a strong demand for its newly-launched Business Service Management and Test Data Management software in India, particularly from banks, telecom firms and IT services companies. Incidentally, India and China are the highest growth markets within Asia-Pacific and Japan region for HP's software and solutions business - a portfolio that encompasses IT management, information management, business intelligence and communication and media software solutions, reports The Hindu Business Line. Recently, Test Data Management (TDM) and Business Service Management (BSM 9.0) software suite were launched at "HP Software Universe' event in Washington. "There is a sense of renewed optimism in India. CIOs are already talking about how to deal with high growth and pent-up demand. In this context, both the launches are interesting TDM due to its ability to automate what has traditionally been a laborious task in terms of quality management and BSM 9.0, because as you add infrastructure and capabilities, maintaining control and visibility around the same, becomes critical," said Darryl Dickens, Head of Marketing, HP Software and Solutions. According to Nasscom, IT services notched exports of $27.3 billion in FY10, accounting for 55 per cent of the overall exports. It is estimated that share of software testing in the IT services export basket stood at 6.8 per cent in FY10. In fact, Nasscom's Strategic Review Report released earlier this year pointed out that software testing has emerged as a key growth area for IT services industry, with service providers increasingly establishing testing centres of excellence. HP's Business Service Management (BSM) is a solution that manages and integrates business services offered by the enterprises' IT department with the underlying infrastructure and applications. BSM 9.0, the latest version of this solution, offers new improvements by enabling enterprises to manage performance and availability of applications irrespective of whether the application is running in an in-house, outsourced, physical or virtual environment. It even allows access to data from hand-held mobile devices.