iTKO, the leading provider of testing, validation and virtualization solutions for distributed enterprise applications, has been named to the 2009 SD Times 100 list for a fifth consecutive year. The SD Times 100 Awards recognize leaders, innovators and influencers in the software development industry during the past calendar year.
iTKO is a winner in the “Test and Quality Assurance” category, which includes solutions ranging from system-wide validation suites, to component-level unit, performance and functional testing tools. Companies, projects and individuals are nominated by BZ Media’s editors, as well as an expert group of writers, conference faculty, analysts and SD Times readers. The winners are then selected by SD Times 100 editors.
“We’re honored by the continued recognition from the SD Times community,” said Derick Townsend, VP Marketing at iTKO. “Winning this award for five consecutive years acknowledges of our relentless efforts to increase customer value by optimizing the test and delivery lifecycle in ways that our competitors can’t match. We’ve delivered innovative capabilities like LISA Pathfinder and LISA Virtualize in the past, and we’re continuing to develop new innovations to raise the bar further.”
"The software development industry has always been led by innovation, and that’s true even in today’s challenging economic climate," said Alan Zeichick, Editorial Director of BZ Media’s SD Times. "When choosing the 2009 SD Times 100 winners, we carefully considered each organization's products and services, reputation with enterprise development managers, and the new ideas and thought leadership that it has brought to the industry. Thanks to companies like iTKO, the art of software development, testing and delivery continues to advance at a rapid pace."
For the first year in its history, winners were pre-announced on the SD Times Twitter page (@SDTimes) on June 11. The 2009 SD Times 100 will be published in the June 15, 2009, edition of BZ Media’s SD Times.
iTKO (itko.com) helps customers optimize their software test and delivery lifecycle for greater quality and agility in an environment of constant change. iTKO’s award winning LISA™ product suite can dramatically lower quality assurance costs, shorten release cycles, reduce risks, and eliminate critical development and testing constraints by virtualizing dependent IT resources to provide on-demand accessibility and capacity for teams across the software lifecycle.
LISA test, validation, and virtualization solutions are optimized for distributed, multi-tier applications that leverage SOA, BPM, cloud computing, integration suites, and ESBs. iTKO customers include industry leaders such as eBay, American Airlines, Time Warner, Swiss Re, Level3, Bank of America and government agencies including the FAA and U.S. Department of Defense.
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