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Agitar Targets Canberra for Improved Java Software Quality

  • 11 February, 2005 13:15

<p>* Agitar appoints ACT-based Software Improvements as exclusive partner.</p>
<p>Agitar Software, the leader in enterprise developer testing, today announced the appointment of Canberra-based services provider Software Improvements as its exclusive Partner for the Australian Capital Territory.</p>
<p>Software Improvements Pty Ltd was founded in 1992 and provides high quality software development and professional services to a broad range of government and private sector clients in Australia and New Zealand. The company is widely regarded for its software engineering excellence, provisioning of high integrity electronic voting and counting technologies, and for its unique project auditing tools.</p>
<p>Agitar Software’s award-winning Java tools automate enterprise developer testing to significantly improve software quality, lower development costs and deliver software projects faster.</p>
<p>Carol Boughton, Software Improvements’ Managing Director, said, “Agitar’s solutions offer very tangible and direct benefits, and will provide a very positive bottom-line impact on any Java software project.”</p>
<p>“Helping customers to produce higher quality software and reduce software development lifecycle costs is critical to the success of our business,” Boughton said. “We’re very enthusiastic about the results that we and our customers can achieve using Agitar’s tools and proof-of-concepts conducted to date have proven very successful.”</p>
<p>Jeff Pope, Agitar Software’s Sydney-based Vice President, Asia Pacific, said, “Agitar Software’s solutions can help organisations to transform the quality and economics of their software development.</p>
<p>“We’re very pleased to be working with Software Improvements. Their reputation for software excellence is well regarded and they will provide valuable assistance to Federal Government and other ACT based customers.”</p>
<p>Agitar launched the company and introduced its Agitator and Agitar Management Dashboard solutions in March 2004. Since then the company –
* Launched its Asia Pacific operations, headquartered in Sydney
* Was named by InfoWorld Magazine as the recipient of the 2005 Technology of the Year award for Best Java Development Tool
* Signed more than 40 new quality-focused enterprise customers, including Cisco, CitiStreet, Fujitsu, Honeywell, Novartis Pharmaceuticals, NEC, PeopleSoft and WebMethods
* Was the only software vendor to be honoured with the prestigious Duke's Choice Award by Sun Microsystems’ CEO Scott McNealy and Java creator James Gosling at JavaOne 2004
* Appointed Kent Beck, creator of JUnit and pioneer of eXtreme programming, as the first Agitar Software Fellow</p>
<p>About Agitar
Agitar Software redefines quality and economics for Java application development. It makes enterprise developer testing effective and economically compelling by automating test creation, enforcing coding standards compliance, and providing management visibility and control. Agitator and the Agitar Management Dashboard let software teams build quality in, instead of "testing bugs out," and enjoy the profound benefits of improved quality, faster development cycles and lower software lifecycle costs. For more information, please visit</p>
<p>Media Contacts:
Michael Henderson, Gotley Nix Evans (email)
+61 2 9957 5555 (tel) or +61 413 054 738 (mobile)</p>
<p>Jeff Pope, Agitar Software (email)
+61 402 849 954 (mobile)</p>
<p>Carol Boughton, Software Improvements
+61 2 6273 2055</p>

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