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Cognizant (NASDAQ: CTSH) is a leading provider of information technology, consulting, and business process outsourcing services, dedicated to helping the world’s leading companies build stronger businesses. Headquartered in Teaneck, New Jersey (U.S.), Cognizant combines a passion for client satisfaction, technology innovation, deep industry and business process expertise, and a global, collaborative workforce that embodies the future of work. With over 50 delivery centers worldwide and approximately 166,400 employees as of September 30, 2013, Cognizant is a member of the NASDAQ-100, the S&P 500, the Forbes Global 2000, and the Fortune 500 and is ranked among the top performing and fastest growing companies in the world. Visit us online at or follow us on Twitter: Cognizant.

HP, the leading provider of ALM, Software Quality, Functional, Performance, Mobile and Security testing solutions for over a decade, provides the management, automation and virtualization capabilities needed to deliver today's modern, user-centric applications with velocity and quality. HP software solutions combine visibility and analytics across the application lifecycle, fostering better collaboration between the business, development and testing to simplify and speed the adoption of automation, service virtualization and continuous integration to keep pace with agile delivery. With HP Software solutions, it becomes easier to rapidly deliver new and enhanced applications that drive innovation—without sacrificing quality. Learn more at

IBM Quality Management and Testing Solutions from Rational help organizations achieve consistency, efficiency and predictability with software quality that meets objectives and testing strategies that validate and verify applications for any platform and test type. Learn more at


QA Consultants is North America’s largest dedicated provider of software testing and quality assurance solutions.  We have over 600 IT professionals dedicated to supporting many of North America’s Fortune 500 organizations in the banking, insurance, government, retail, energy, internet services and manufacturing sectors.  Since 1994, we have successfully delivered over 5000 mission critical projects on time and on budget.  QA Consultants is headquartered in Toronto in a 33,000 square foot facility, with offices across Canada. We offer the industry’s most comprehensive suite of high-value testing solutions ranging from staff augmentation and managed services to the market’s only Canadian-based, on-demand Test Factory operation.  The scalable Test Factory offers onshore performance and ease of business at offshore prices. For information visit

Originating in 1983, Borland Software Corporation is a world-class provider of requirements, test and change management solutions. As part of Micro Focus Ltd, Borland offers tools that are open, agile and work across the entire Application Development Lifecycle to enable customers to build better software, faster. For additional information please visit

Mobile Labs provides enterprise-grade, next generation testing tools for mobile app testing, mobile device testing and mobile website testing. With a focus on security, agility and affordability, Mobile Labs delivers solutions to help enterprises deploy quality mobile apps for Android, iOS and Windows platforms while also securely managing mobile devices and test device access via private cloud. Mobile Labs helps today’s enterprise IT and QA teams to improve mobile application testing management, minimize the number of devices required for testing, and strengthen mobile devices and app security. To learn more about Mobile Labs, visit

SQE Training is one of the world's largest providers of software improvement training. We provide the industry’s best resources to help organizations meet their software testing, development, management, and requirements training needs. SQE Training provides a wide selection of specialized courses, developed and dispensed by industry experts, that deliver field-proven techniques for producing high-quality software.

AppDynamics is the next generation application performance management solution that simplifies the management of complex, business-critical apps. No one can stand slow applications—not IT, Ops, and Dev teams, not the CIO, and definitely not end users. With AppDynamics, no one has to tolerate slow performing apps ever again. AppDynamics customers include DIRECTV, AMICA Insurance,, StubHub, Staples, Insight Technologies, and Cornell University. For more information, visit

Coverity, the development testing leader, is the trusted standard for companies that need to protect their brands and bottom lines from software failures. More than 1,100 customers utilize Coverity’s deep code intelligence to improve their overall software quality and security and to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of their automated testing.

Certifying Software Testers in Canada, the Canadian Software Testing Board (CSTB) is committed to the development, maintenance, and promotion of the ISTQB Certified Tester program in Canada.  With Certifications ranging from Foundation to Advanced Levels, the CSTB helps Canadian Software Testers stand out from the crowd.  Visit for more information.

With more than 20 years of customer orientation, Kumaran Systems (NASSCOM 2009 listed) is a rapidly growing offshore services and consulting firm with global offices in Canada, the US, and India. Kumaran Systems has had more than 2,000 successful engagements across BFSI, telecom, education, and retail industries. Kumaran has provided best-of-breed quality IT functional and nonfunctional application software testing services to its clients. Its framework-based test automation methodology assures decreased time-to-market testing solutions and reduced development costs by using a global delivery business model that gives customers the choice of a mix of onshore and offshore services.

NVP Software Testing adds value to your software by increasing its Quality and Reliability while minimizing your risk. 

NVP improves Quality by assessing the state of QA and QC processes in organisations and recommending/implementing improvements.  We provide Test Consulting on current and recommended practices for client organisations within the QC and QA fields as well as Test Management to guide and lead the Software Testing and Quality Assurance process.

NVP provides Test Training and staffing to ensure successful project completion.

Perfecto Mobile  is transforming the way enterprise organizations go mobile, enabling them to develop, test, deploy and monitor their mobile applications and services, and go to market with confidence.  Perfecto Mobile’s cloud-based MobileCloud™ Platform and end-to-end mobile quality product suite enables users to remotely access a large selection of real mobile devices connected to local cellular networks around the world and leverage them throughout the mobile application delivery lifecycle – from development, functional and performance testing to monitoring and support. The MobileCloud™ is available either in an enterprise private cloud or a sharable public cloud environment.

Polarion is a leading provider of a 100% browser-based platform for Application Lifecycle Management (ALM), Requirements Management and Test Management, providing the agility and transparency needed to succeed in the development of embedded applications and complex systems. The enterprise-grade solution is built from the ground up to synchronize information exchange and reporting across disparate teams, while providing the option to stay in familiar work environments. The client base spanning more than a hundred Fortune 1000 companies and over one million users worldwide leverages the solution to accelerate collaboration, integrity, and innovation across the entire software and product development cycle. Learn more at

Protecode provides products and services for managing open source software licenses that enable accurate and fast code scanning in on-demand and in real-time, delivering policy-based reports on obligations and security vulnerabilities in code portfolios. Built for ease-of-use, integration and minimal intrusion into existing development and quality assurance processes, Protecode products have been deployed in hundreds of organizations worldwide, from smaller organizations or departments of fewer than 200 employees, to large multinational organizations with more than 100,000 employees. Protecode is headquartered in Ottawa, Canada with partners worldwide.

Ranorex offers a cost-effective and comprehensive UI test automation framework that simplifies both integration and acceptance testing for developers, and testing professionals, regardless of their programming or scripting experience. The Ranorex Automation Framework allows testing of many different application types including Web 2.0, Mobile Devices (Android, iOS), WPF, Flash/Flex, Silverlight, Qt, .NET and Java.

SOASTA is the leader in cloud testing. Its web and mobile test automation and monitoring solutions, CloudTest, TouchTest and mPulse, enable developers, QA professionals and IT operations teams to test and monitor users with unprecedented speed, scale, precision and visibility. The innovative product set streamlines test creation, automates provisioning and execution, and analyzes real user behavior in real-time to deliver actionable intelligence, faster. With SOASTA, companies have confidence that their applications will perform as designed, delivering quality user experiences every time. For more information about SOASTA, please visit

ST3PP adds value to any software project by applying principals from all 3 domains (tools, people, and process) of the software development lifecycle. To help our customers achieve greater returns, by focusing on achieving that multiplier that comes from “Dialing-in” all 3 domains to work synchronously together. To focus on what our customers need, and not just a single point solution. For more information, visit

The Toronto Association of Systems and Software Quality (TASSQ at functions primarily as a networking organization for quality assurance and testing professionals and is a Chapter of the Quality Assurance Global Institute. TASSQ focuses on relevant QA and testing training courses and monthly dinner presentations for members and non-members alike.

TechExcel, Inc. is the leader in unified Application Lifecycle Management as well as Support and Service solutions that bridge the divide between product development and service/support. This unification enables enterprises to focus on the strategic goals of product design, project planning, development and testing, while enabling transparent visibility with all customer-facing initiatives. TechExcel has over 1,500 customers in more than 42 countries.

Acmqueue provides a critical perspective on current and emerging information technologies, highlighting the technical challenges and problems that software engineers are likely to encounter when using them. In doing so, Queue helps readers sharpen their own thinking and pursue innovative solutions in their own work.

Agile TV is a leading source of the newest, most effective information and strategies for transitioning, implementing & scaling agile practices in any industry. Featuring exclusive interviews with top agile experts and thought leaders, Agile TV provides new and experienced agile practitioners with valuable tools, tips and insights for delivering projects on time, within budget and with much less risk. For more information, check out

Better Software magazine delivers relevant, timely information to tackle the challenges of building better quality software, regardless of your role in the software development lifecycle. Bringing you in-depth articles on agile methods, people and teams, CMM®, software process improvement, ROI, and coverage on emerging technologies, Better Software is the only magazine for software professionals who care about quality.

The International Function Point Users Group (IFPUG) is the recognized leader in promoting and encouraging effective management of application software development and maintenance activities through the use of Function Point Analysis and other software measurement techniques. It is the steward of the international standard of software size measurement – ISO/IEC 20926:2009 Software Engineering.

IT Today informs readers of best practices, as well as of research into current and upcoming issues in information and communication technology (ICT). Articles take a how-to approach to their topics. They help readers solve problems and are applicable to on-the-job situations faced everyday by IT management, staff and consultants in all areas.

Methods and Tools is a free e-newsletter providing practical expert knowledge for software development professionals. Methods and Tools gives software development ideas more than one page to express themselves and covers all aspects of software engineering: project management and planning, methodologies (UML, Agile), software quality & testing, configuration management, etc. is one of the first and most popular online communities for software development professionals. is dedicated to improving software quality throughout the software development lifecycle. Written by industry experts, covers topics ranging from agile testing to mobile and cloud computing and everything in between. You’ll also find blog postings, software testing jobs, Q&A and more. Membership is free and includes a complimentary digital subscription to Better Software magazine.