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IBM is a globally integrated enterprise operating in over 170 countries. Today IBM UK has around 20,000 employees, bringing innovative solutions to a diverse client base to help solve some of their toughest business challenges. In addition to being the world's largest IT and consulting services company, IBM is a global business and technology leader, innovating in research and development to shape the future of society at large. IBM's prized research, development and technical talent around the world partner with governments, corporations, thinkers and doers on ground breaking real world problems to help make the world work better and build a smarter planet.

Founded in 1975, Microsoft (Nasdaq ""MSFT"") is the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realise their full potential.

The UK subsidiary established in 1982, currently employs over 2,400 people. The main functions are service, support, and sales and marketing for our UK customers and partners.

ALM is core to the success of development teams throughout the world. Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate is an integrated development environment that helps simplify the entire process from design to deployment. This complete Application Lifecycle Management solution includes a powerful prototyping, modeling and design tool that brings any vision to life. With Visual Studio 2010 integrated testing and debugging tools enables the delivery of high-quality solutions allowing developers and testers to work more efficiently together.

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Micro Focus International plc (Micro Focus®; LSE: MCRO.L) provides innovative software that allows companies to develop, test, deploy, assess and modernize business-critical enterprise applications. Micro Focus' software enables customers' business applications to respond rapidly to market changes and embrace modern architectures with reduced cost and risk. Micro Focus has more than 30 years of expertise, more than 18,000 customers and over two million licensed users, including 91 of the Fortune Global 100 companies.

Micro Focus helps its customers significantly reduce application development and operating costs, increase the flexibility and value of information technology resources, and better manage the risks inherent in both mainframe and open-systems development and deployment. For more information please visit our website.

A software testing solutions provider; Professional Services, UK-based Test Lab, and the proprietors of the QABook™ (Vienna) test management toolset.

Oracle provides the world's most complete, open, and integrated business software and hardware systems, with more than 370,000 customers-including 100 of the Fortune 100-representing a variety of sizes and industries in more than 145 countries around the globe. With a unique top-down approach to enterprise management, Oracle offers a complete, open and integrated perspective for managing IT applications and their underlying technologies encompassing application operations management and application quality management capabilities, helping IT Operations to deliver higher quality of service at lower operational costs and risks. Visit us at oracle.com/enterprisemanager for more on the industry's most complete, open and integrated solutions for managing your entire Oracle environment.

Sogeti is a leading provider of professional technology services, specializing in Application Management, Infrastructure Management, High-Tech Engineering and Testing. Working closely with its clients, Sogeti enables them to leverage technological innovation and achieve maximum results. Sogeti brings together more than 20,000 professionals in 15 countries and is present in over 200 locations in Europe, the US and India. Sogeti is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Cap Gemini S.A., listed on the Paris Stock Exchange.

The organization is simple, clear and stable; businesses are operated on an entrepreneurial basis, defining their own formula for business success, while line management ensures proper transfer of know-how and a solid sense of belonging. The whole approach builds on a strong emphasis on client satisfaction, enabling Sogeti to beat its competitors in many published industry rankings.

Steria's Testing Services reduce time to market of new applications and costs of application maintenance through an industrialised application testing offer.

The drive for first to market advantage puts increasing pressure on your product quality practices to achieve faster results and 'Right First Time' delivery. But when product quality practices appear to be functioning properly, how can you be sure you're Testing the Right Things, at the Right Time and in the Right Way?

Steria: RightTestingTM helps you identify the critical risks and quick-win opportunities presented by your testing operation. We'll provide a business case and roadmap and seamlessly transition you to a more optimal and industry standard environment and, for those that prefer to focus on their core business, we provide a broad range of Managed Testing services to reduce the costs and risks of bringing new and market winning products / services to clients, Right, first time, every time.

Telerik is a market-leading provider of end-to-end solutions for application development, automated testing, agile project management, reporting, and content management across all major Microsoft development platforms. Telerik's award-winning software development products enable enterprises and organizations of every size to generate tangible productivity gains, reduce time-to-market, and stay on time and under budget. With tens of thousands of users in more than 90 countries around the world, Telerik's customers include numerous Fortune 2000 companies, academic institutions, governments, and non-profit organizations.

Building on Telerik's established leadership in presentation layer technologies, Telerik Test Studio offers point-and-click functional automated testing solution for web and desktop applications. Start building tests in no time. Record and play even the most complex of your test scenarios with point-and-clicks. It's that simple! Build automated tests for HTML, AJAX, Silverlight and WPF apps by using next-generation record and playback. Then schedule, execute on multiple browsers at the same time, and analyze your test runs across the entire testing environment. Foster teamwork with the applications tailored for QAs and Developers.