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In-house code more likely to contain errors, finance directors say

senior IT decision makers SoftwareAlmost 70% of senior IT decision makers at financial institutions said code written in-house is more likely to contain bugs than those created by third parties, according to a study from Quest Software.

The survey also revealed that code written by outsourcersing suppliers was seen as more likely to contain bugs by 29% of respondents and the remaining 4% said original packaged software was more likely to.

Databases and CRM applications are seen as requiring the most code by 62% of respondents which makes them the most vulnerable to bugs. The recent increase in the use of instant messaging tools in the financial industry led to 13% of IT managers to view this application as the most code intensive. (more…)

December 5th, 2007

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