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Web API Study: The Benefits of APIs in the App Economy

Web API Study: The Benefits of APIs in the App Economy

Author: Fern Halper, Partner; Judith Hurwitz, President and CEO; Marcia Kaufman, COO and Principal Analyst

  • This report presents the results of a Hurwitz & Associates Web Application Programming Interface (API) study, “The Benefits of APIs in the App Economy.” This study examined how early adopters of Web APIs were able to gain significant business value by utilizing APIs across multiple platforms and devices.
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Demonstrated Benefits of Software Delivery Automation – an Analyst Study

Demonstrated Benefits of Software Delivery Automation – an Analyst Study

Author: Judith Hurwitz, President; Fern Halper, Ph.D, Partner; Marcia Kaufman, COO and Principal Analyst

  • Software is a strategic asset that helps companies differentiate themselves from competitors, improve service, and optimize performance results. Business applications are pivotal in determining a company’s ability to grow and change in light of competitive threats and opportunities.
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The Value of Asset Management for IT Procurement Management

The Value of Asset Management for IT Procurement Management

Author: Judith Hurwitz, President; Marcia Kaufman, COO

  • You want to pay for the just the right number of software licenses, not too few or too many. This goal is not as simple as it sounds; over procurement continues to be an on-going problem in many businesses.
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The Value of Asset Management for the IT Financial Manager

The Value of Asset Management for the IT Financial Manager

Author: Judith Hurwitz, President; Marcia Kaufman, COO

  • IT Financial managers are accountable for an organization’s contractual obligations for licensed software. The increasing prevalence of software audits places the IT Financial manager in a difficult position, unless he has immediate access to accurate information about software license usage at the organization.

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The Value of Asset Management for the CIO

The Value of Asset Management for the CIO

Author: Judith Hurwitz, President; Marcia Kaufman, COO

  • CIO’s want to ensure that all IT assets across the organization are well-managed in order to operate efficiently, control costs and comply with contract requirements and regulations. However, as IT software contracts have become more complex and varied, many organizations recognize that they need a more automated approach to effectively manage software licenses.
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Customer Perspectives on the Benefits of a Collaborative Process to Deliver Software Quality

Customer Perspectives on the Benefits of a Collaborative Process to Deliver Software Quality

Author: Marcia Kaufman, COO and Principal Analyst; Dr. Fern Halper, Partner

  • Organizations are taking a hard look at how to ensure that the software delivery process is aligned with the strategy and goals of the business. The delivery of high quality software in today’s increasingly interconnected and computerized world is more critical than ever to an organization’s success.
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Case Study - Reducing Customization Costs by 75% Through Self-Service

Case Study - Reducing Customization Costs by 75% Through Self-Service

Author: Judith Hurwitz, CEO

  • KANA wanted to give its customers a way to quickly and easily tailor the KANA applications to fit their particular business processes. KANA turned to WaveMaker to significantly reduce the time required to configure and customize typical call center applications.
Adopting a Lifecycle Approach to Software Quality Management

Adopting a Lifecycle Approach to Software Quality Management

Author: Marcia Kaufman, Partner

  • ... forward thinking IT management is mandating a new approach to managing software quality. Hurwitz & Associates sees a major transition in the way organizations are approaching software quality management.

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Segue Software Customer Benefit Study

Segue Software Customer Benefit Study

Author: Dr. Fern Halper, Partner; Judith Hurwitz, CEO and President; Marcia Kaufman, COO and Principal Analyst

  • As part of a growing trend among organizations to develop a stronger link between IT and broad corporate strategic initiatives, many companies have recognized and articulated the importance of software quality in achieving business goals such as improving customer service, increasing speed to market, and increasing overall productivity.
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