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Introduction to CAST HIGHLIGHT - Rapid Application Portfolio Analysis

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CAST HIGHLIGHT is a lightning fast cloud service that identifies hidden vulnerabilities in your application portfolio. By combining code quality metrics and indicators with information gathered from …

CAST HIGHLIGHT is a lightning fast cloud service that identifies hidden vulnerabilities in your application portfolio. By combining code quality metrics and indicators with information gathered from your development experts, CAST HIGHLIGHT identifies the critical systems that have high probability of failure or maintenance risk. This rapid discovery and classification of your systems and potential vulnerabilities allows you to divert resources for further investigation, root cause analysis, or reallocation to prevent failures.

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    • 1. RAPID PORTFOLIO ANALYSIS 1. To center attention on. 2. Something that is of major significance or special interest. 3. Fast application portfolio analysis in the cloud. high·light (ˈhīˌlīt)
    • 2. CAST – Leadership in IT Software Analytics CAST is driving CAST is the LEADER in the business IT space. CAST is the DE FACTO standard for measuring quality and productivity. CAST should be the SLA BASIS for software quality in ADM vendor contracts. CAST is the leading TECHNOLOGY of its kind. STANDARDS adoption for robustness, security, efficiency, maintainability and automated function points.
    • 3. What is CAST HIGHLIGHT? Lightning fast, low cost and highly secure application portfolio analysis. Reduce application portfolio complexity and cost Identify technical risks and minimize production outages Facilitate a data-driven dialogue between business and IT “A must-have for CIOs.” Mike Harris, CEO, David Consulting Group Analyze 100+ custom apps in a week without moving your source code. “CAST HIGHLIGHT is easy to use.” Chris Carlson, Director, SITA
    • 4. How does CAST HIGHLIGHT work? 1010101010101101010101 0101010101011010101010 1010101010010101111010 1010101010101010101010 1010101010101011010101 0101011010101010101010 1010110101010101010101 0100101011110101010101 0101010101010101010101 0101010110101010101011 CAST HIGHLIGHT analyzes your source code against a vast set of patterns (also known as code smells) that indicate potential deeper problems. CAST HIGHLIGHT detects the frequency of bad code patterns in your applications. The presence of one instance of a pattern doesn’t mean the code is bad. But many occurrences may indicate the application has weaknesses. CAST HIGHLIGHT aggregates the pattern detection results and generates metrics at the portfolio, business unit, application and technology levels. CAST HIGHLIGHT visualizes the results to illustrate how much and what type of risky behaviors have been detected in your code. CAST HIGHLIGHT compares the results against industry standards to provide you with the context you need to make informed portfolio management decisions.
    • 5. What is the implementation process? Executive sends email generated by CAST HIGHLIGHT to application owners with simple instructions. ANALYZE INITIATE INSIGHT • App owners log into secure portal • Download CAST HIGHLIGHT agent • Analyze source code in minutes • Complete project survey • Upload results to portal Explore your portfolio dashboard hosted on a secure, private cloud. STEP 1 STEP 2 STEP 3 Combining fact-based indicators with survey information, CAST HIGHLIGHT identifies the critical systems that have a probability of failure or maintenance risk, or abnormal work effort. Have app leads across the world? No problem. CAST HIGHLIGHT supports distributed teams and requires no ongoing infrastructure, support, or configuration.
    • 6. Technology coverage • ABAP • C • C++ • C# • Cobol • Java • JavaScript • Ksh • Nsdk • Objective C • PHP • PL/SQL • PL1 • TSQL • VB • VB6
    • 7. Value of CAST HIGHLIGHT Enable Management Visibility Visibility across the portfolio enables a fact-based dialogue with teams, suppliers and clients – move beyond decisions based on intuition. Mitigate Risks In the short-term, improve critical systems’ production stability by identifying systems or business processes at risk of failure or outages. In the long-term, attack technical debt and drive down total cost of ownership. Save Application Development and Maintenance Cost Develop ADM strategies based on facts that attack high value targets such as systems draining maintenance resources and identify projects operating at potentially abnormally low productivity levels. "A long awaited dream of CIOs."   "Ideal to estimate priority, complexity and risks!" "Easy to implement across several of our clients."
    • 8. Why CAST HIGHLIGHT vs. traditional APM? Traditional Application Portfolio Management (APM) often fails because the need to collect the data and source code of all systems is far too complex and costly. CAST HIGHLIGHT is different.     Low Cost Compared to the cost of enterprise APM, CAST HIGHLIGHT is 20 times more affordable with annual subscriptions from $21k for 15 apps to $90k for 150 apps. Reliable and Secure CAST provides the highest level of security for our clients. No source code or sensitive information is transferred to the cloud. Non-Disruptive Unlike the disruption caused by traditional APM tools, CAST HIGHLIGHT simply requires a few minutes from members of the organization. Lightning Fast Rather than taking years like traditional APM vendors, CAST HIGHLIGHT analyzes very large, highly distributed portfolios in weeks.
    • 9. A QUICK TOUR OF 1. the ability to perceive clearly or deeply 2. a penetrating and often sudden understanding, as of a complex situation or problem in·sight in-sahyt
    • 10. Top down visibility EVALUATE YOUR PORTFOLIO’S HEALTH AT A GLANCE GET KEY PERFORMANCE INDICATORS IN A SINGLE DASHBOARD
    • 11. Insight into technical risks QUICKLY SPOT SHORT TERM RISK OF SYSTEMS LIKELY TO FAIL GET ACCESS TO STANDARD SIZING METRICS AND OBJECTIVE SCORING
    • 12. Drill down into type and severity of risks KEY RISK DETAILS BY APPLICATION AND TECHNOLOGY AT YOUR FINGERTIPS ASSESS APPLICATION HEALTH COMPARED TO INDUSTRY AVERAGES
    • 13. Align business and IT IDENTIFY BUSINESS-CRITICAL APPLICATIONS WITH TECHNICAL VULNERABILITIES CAST HIGHLIGHT COMBINES CODE ANALYSIS WITH A CUSTOMIZABLE SURVEY
    • 14. Technology & inventory profile VIEW YOUR PORTFOLIO’S TECHNOLOGY PROFILE, AGE, AND SIZE OF SYSTEMS DRILL DOWN TO THE APPLICATIONS THAT ARE BASED ON EACH LANGUAGE
    • 15. Software maintenance effort COMPARE THE CURRENT MAINTENANCE FOR AN APP AGAINST THE ESTIMATE IDENTIFY WHICH APPLICATIONS ARE UNDER- OR OVER-RESOURCED
    • 16. Financial impact of risk EVALUATE YOUR TECHNICAL DEBT PROFILE ACROSS THE PORTFOLIO DRILL DOWN TO ASSESS TECHNICAL DEBT PER APPLICATION
    • 17. All your systems in one view GET A SUMMARY OF EVERY SYSTEM IN YOUR PORTFOLIO RANKED BY RISK INDICATORS FILTER RESULTS BY TECHNOLOGY, BUSINESS UNIT AND ASSESSMENTS
    • 18. Try the CAST HIGHLIGHT demo – get instant access! Visit www.casthighlight.com Contact us for more information Email: sales@casthighlight.com Tel: +1 212-871-8349   

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