Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Cambridge Consultants Chooses Coverity for Software Integrity

Coverity, Inc., the software integrity leader, today announced that Cambridge Consultants, a leading innovative technology product development firm, has selected Coverity(R) Static Analysis to further strengthen its capability to deliver high quality software under rapid time to market requirements.

A global company with offices in the United Kingdom and United States, Cambridge Consultants is renowned for developing breakthrough products and providing business consultancy in technology critical issues for clients worldwide. They are the development partner of choice to many leading blue chip companies as well as the virtual development team for ambitious start up companies. Cambridge Consultants has selected Coverity's solution to automate code testing in order to identify and eliminate critical defects in software code during the development process. By surfacing and resolving software issues early in the development process, Coverity will play a critical role in enabling Cambridge Consultants' to deliver innovative, competitive, high quality products to market quickly.

"The decision to use Coverity's solution is driven by our need to achieve the highest levels of software quality in the rapid development timescales that our clients require," states Mark Wilson from Cambridge Consultants. "Automated code testing via static analysis allows us to reduce timescales by identifying issues early in the development cycle. Our decision to deploy Coverity Static Analysis demonstrates our commitment to delivering the highest quality products to our customers and Coverity's leading position in the market. Using Coverity is also key to our successful business growth; we obtain return customers when we deliver successful product developments."

Cambridge Consultants underwent an extensive evaluation period to find the best static analysis solution for its business needs. The top functional requirements were a technology that could generate a high hit-rate in detecting the most critical software bugs and low false-positive rates. Coverity's solution was best able to meet these requirements over other tools in the market and was selected as the solution of choice.

Other reasons for choosing Coverity's technology were the solution's ease of use and flexibility. "Coverity augments our existing software quality systems and is easily integrated with them. We get as close to continuous integration and test as possible based on a virtual machine environment," explains Mark. "Further, we adapt our processes to fit our client's needs. The development process that we follow is based on the V-model process, augmented with aspects of agile development where appropriate. It's not difficult to change our process to address customer requirements when we have a reliable continuous integration system, with Coverity Static Analysis to help deliver software integrity."

"Today's development teams are under tremendous pressure to deliver innovative products to market faster, and free of critical software defects that could impact customer satisfaction and brand." said Dave Peterson, Chief Marketing Officer at Coverity. "We are honored that Cambridge Consultants has selected Coverity as a partner to help its customers ensure software integrity is a contributor to competitive advantage, brand equity and bottom line."

Coverity Static Analysis is an industry leading static analysis solution. It leverages sophisticated analysis techniques for finding and eliminating hard-to-spot defects in software code during the development lifecycle. Coverity Static Analysis helps development teams efficiently identify and remediate defects in the development process.

About Coverity

Coverity, Inc., the software integrity leader, is the trusted standard for companies that have a zero-tolerance policy for software failures. Coverity's award-winning portfolio of software integrity products discovers software defects in development. More than 1,000 customers rely on Coverity to help them deliver high-integrity software. Coverity is a privately held company headquartered in San Francisco. Follow us on Twitter.

About Cambridge Consultants

Cambridge Consultants develops breakthrough products, creates and licenses intellectual property, and provides business consultancy in technology critical issues for clients worldwide. For over 50 years, the company has been helping its clients turn business opportunities into commercial successes, whether they are launching first-to-market products, entering new markets or expanding existing markets through the introduction of new technologies. With a team of over 300 engineers, designers, scientists and consultants, in offices in Cambridge (UK) and Boston (USA), Cambridge Consultants offers solutions across a diverse range of industries including medical technology, industrial and consumer products, transport, energy, cleantech and wireless communications.

Created by three Cambridge graduates in 1960, the company has grown into a leading technology business, renowned worldwide for its ability to solve technical problems and provide innovative, practical solutions to commercial issues. In 2009, the company was awarded the prestigious Queen's Award for Enterprise in International Trade. For more information visit:

Cambridge Consultants is part of Altran, the European leader in innovation and high technology consulting. The Group's 17,500 consultants, operating worldwide, cover the entire range of engineering specialties, including electronics, information technology, quality and organisation. Altran offers its clients ongoing support throughout the innovation cycle, from technology watch, applied basic research and management consulting to industrial systems engineering and information systems. The Group provides services to most industries, including the automotive, aeronautics, space, life sciences and telecommunications sectors. Founded in 1982, Altran operates in 20 priority countries. In 2008, it generated a turnover of euro 1,650 million. For more information visit:

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