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Failure is a Four-Letter Word (The IROP presentation)

This is the presentation of the paper "Failure is a Four-Letter Word - A Parody in Empirical Research", in which Andreas Zeller (Saarland University), Thomas...
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Managing Software Risk

See how you can assess the risk and resiliency in your key applications and proactively prevent the types of high-profile failures that have appeared all too fr
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Post Office finds computer defect

Post Office finds computer defect | Software Risks | Scoop.it
The Post Office says there have been software defects in a computer system at the centre of a bitter dispute with sub-postmasters who say they have been wrongly accused over alleged shortfalls.
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Episode 1: The Software IT Quality Report: Gene Baker of Wells Fargo | CISQ

Episode 1: The Software IT Quality Report: Gene Baker of Wells Fargo | CISQ | Software Risks | Scoop.it
Gene Baker and Dr. Bill Curtis discuss the importance of measuring #softwarequality at @WellsFargo http://t.co/prgFoMchiO #it_cisq
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10 Biggest ERP Software Failures of 2011 | PCWorld

10 Biggest ERP Software Failures of 2011 | PCWorld | Software Risks | Scoop.it
With the year drawing to a close, one thing seems abundantly clear: There are still an awful lot of ERP and other software projects running off the rails out...
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An oldie but goodie - ERP risks exposed.

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Highest profile software failures of 2012

SQS compiled a list of the worst software failures over the past 12 months. This year’s annual survey is based on major software failures th...
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2012 The Best of Software Failures - It's sort of like the Oscar's for Software Risks

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TD Bank's Mobile Site, ATMs Running Again After Hour-Long Outage

TD Bank's Mobile Site, ATMs Running Again After Hour-Long Outage | Software Risks | Scoop.it
TD Bank is back up and running again after an internal glitch downed its mobile banking site and in-store ATMs Tuesday afternoon, temporarily impacting customers’ ability to withdraw cash and check their balances.
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Dear Apple: Can iCloud ‘just work’ already?

Dear Apple: Can iCloud ‘just work’ already? | Software Risks | Scoop.it
Steve Jobs promised iCloud would be the center of Apple users' digital lives. Two years later, are we any closer to a service that "just works" — and that can propel the next generation of great apps?
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A New Way to Assess Software Risk

A New Way to Assess Software Risk | Software Risks | Scoop.it
The ability to measure the structural quality of source code before it is deployed is a crucial piece of the testing puzzle that’s missing in many large IT shops, says Guest Columnist Paul Dottle.
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Software Risk Analysis

Systems continue to fail despite massive investments on testing because it can’t identify the weaknesses that result in 90% of system failures. CAST exposes the weaknesses in complex multitier systems undetected by testing.
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Technical Debt - Overcoming the Invisible Trap - Article on | CIO.in

Technical Debt - Overcoming the Invisible Trap - Article on | CIO.in | Software Risks | Scoop.it
This article on gives an in-depth analysis on the subject and includes expert views and opinions.Technical Debt describes the obligation incurred by a software company when it selects a software design approach that’s beneficial in the short...
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There are automated ways to make the invisible visible.

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Things to do to improve code quality | Agile Zone

Things to do to improve code quality | Agile Zone | Software Risks | Scoop.it

As I mentioned a couple of posts ago, I was recently out in Oslo teaching a course on Lean software development. One of the points I make is: Quality is...


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Recall Central: Almost 44,000 2012-13 Honda Fit Sport Models for Vehicle Stability Assist Issue - Automotive News

Recall Central: Almost 44,000 2012-13 Honda Fit Sport Models for Vehicle Stability Assist Issue - Automotive News | Software Risks | Scoop.it
Is your Honda Fit one of the 44,000 recalled for stability assist problems?
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More software failures impacting automobiles

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Twitter / it_cisq: Changes in the way we measure ...

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How do the economics of software quality compare to the economics of ITFAILURE?

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What is IT Risk?

What is IT Risk? | Software Risks | Scoop.it
When I speak with my customers from around the world, I often lead off with a question or two about IT Risk and IT Risk Management.  When dealing with SMB companies, the answer more often than not ...
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UBS Has Been Fined $30,000 For A Typo That Caused It To Sell Shares At 1% Of Their Worth

UBS Has Been Fined $30,000 For A Typo That Caused It To Sell Shares At 1% Of Their Worth | Software Risks | Scoop.it
Australian market regulator ASIC has fined UBS Securities $30,000 for accidentally selling Betashares Gold Bullion ETF (QAU) shares worth more than $2...
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Hackers or Bugs? Which is the Bigger Threat?

Hackers or Bugs? Which is the Bigger Threat? | Software Risks | Scoop.it
If you're in the software business - and care about quality - then chances are you've probably lost sleep over the idea of hackers taking control of your application and running amok. For many, this i (Hackers or #Bugs?
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List of software bugs - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Many software bugs are merely annoying or inconvenient but some can have extremely serious consequences – either financially or as a threat to human well-being. The following is a list of notable software bugs with significant consequences:

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List dates back to 1960's Software Failures.

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A Brief History of Airline Software Screwups | Autopia | Wired.com

A Brief History of Airline Software Screwups | Autopia | Wired.com | Software Risks | Scoop.it
Frequent fliers have grown accustomed to a certain amount of inconvenience, but with booking systems being completely computerized, one minor glitch is enough to shutter not just a single flight, but an entire airline.
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Bad Software Impact on Airline Industry

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Technical Debt Explanation for Businessmen > Scrum.org | The home of Scrum

Technical Debt Explanation for Businessmen > Scrum.org | The home of Scrum | Software Risks | Scoop.it

"Technical Debt Explanation for Businessmen" http://t.co/znRoQuOwUh


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A study in project failure | IT management | Subject areas | Features, Press and Policy | BCS - The Chartered Institute for IT

A study in project failure | IT management | Subject areas | Features, Press and Policy | BCS - The Chartered Institute for IT | Software Risks | Scoop.it
Why do projects fail? Research highlights that only one in eight information technology projects can be considered truly successful (failure being described as those projects that do not meet the original time, cost and (quality) requirements...
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A lot of reasons stated in this article but many, if not most of them, can be resolved by known supporting technologies.  I think the adage is even more true today - "An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure."  When will we learn?

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Failure is a Four-Letter Word (The IROP presentation)

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Here's everything wrong with Twitter's two-factor authentication setup | Digital Trends

Here's everything wrong with Twitter's two-factor authentication setup | Digital Trends | Software Risks | Scoop.it
After a string of attacks on Twitter, the social network launched two-factor authentication, but is it enough?
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“The last bug is the best predicator of the next bug, so we wanted to understand why something happened to ensure it would not happen again, which is where automation is useful,” said Alex Smolen Twitter product security team software engineer

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Avoid getting buried in technical debt | TechRepublic

Avoid getting buried in technical debt | TechRepublic | Software Risks | Scoop.it
Ward Cunningham wrote in 1992 that shipping first-time code is like going into technical debt. Chip Camden explains that the usefulness of the technic
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Google eases Android app development with a new IDE | PCWorld

Google has introduced an IDE (integrated developer environment) aimed at easing development of Android apps.
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Bank security weaknesses led to cyber looting of $45M from ATMs

Bank security weaknesses led to cyber looting of $45M from ATMs | Software Risks | Scoop.it
Alberto Yusi Lajud Pena, found dead in the Dominican Republic two weeks ago, was the leader of the New York cell of an international gang of cyber thieves that authorities allege stole a staggering $45 million from ATM machines around the world.
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Very organized ring of cyber theives.  

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