SOFTEC Asia 2013

Petaling Jaya, 3 September 2013 (Tuesday) – Today with the rapid integration of businesses in ASEAN, many Chief Information Officers (CIOs) in the region are facing challenges in making IT systems work seamlessly across borders.

At the recent SOFTEC Asia 2013 that was held from the 2nd to 5th September at Sunway Resort Hotel and Spa, CIOs were presented with an opportunity to share about these challenges through a CIO Roundtable event which discussed software quality perspectives for C-Level business executives and its ROI propositions.

SOFTEC Asia 2013, a regional-level conference on software testing was organised by the Malaysian Software Testing Board (MSTB) under the auspices of the Malaysia Software Testing Hub (MSTH) initiative, a public-private collaboration to develop a new source of economic growth for the nation.

(L-R) Puan Azizah Hamzah, Director K-Economy, Economic Planning Unit (EPU), Prime Minister’s Department;Puan Mastura Abu Samah, President of Malaysian Software Testing Board (MSTB);Yang Berbahagia Senator Dato' Seri Abdul Wahid Omar, Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department;Yang Berusaha En. K. Yogeesvaran, Deputy Director-general, Economic Planning Unit, Prime Minister’s Department;Encik Amiruddin Jaafar Sidek, Director, Malaysian Software Testing Board (MSTB)

SOFTEC Asia 2013, meanwhile, was officially opened by Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Dato' Seri Abdul Wahid Omar. SOFTEC Asia 2013 is being held at the Sunway Resort Hotel and Spa from 2nd to 5th September.

Q-Lab to Join the Top Ranks of Software Testing Facility

The Q-Laboratory, an advanced software testing facility, is set to join the ranks of globally recognised top-level testing laboratory with its impending Level 5 certification by the TMMi Foundation.

This was revealed at the official opening of inaugural SOFTEC Asia 2013 conference, held in Petaling Jaya today. The four-day regional conference on software testing is hosted and organised by the Malaysian Software Testing Board (MSTB) under the auspices of Malaysia Software Testing Hub (MSTH).

Pending the official ratification by TMMi Foundation, the Q-Laboratory (Q-Lab) will be only the third software testing facility in the world to be certified at Level 5 - the highest certification under the Test Maturity Model integration (TMMi) model

TMMi provides a framework for assessing the maturity of the test processes in an organisation, and so providing targets on improving maturity. It is developed and managed by the TMMi Foundation. The Q-Lab has been assessed to TMMi Level 5 by United Kingdom-based accredited TMMi assessor Experimentus Ltd in August 2013.

The Q-Lab was established at an initial cost of RM11 million under MSTH initiative, a Public-Private collaboration aimed at developing the software testing industry as a new source of economic growth for the nation. The Q-Lab and was officially opened in 2010 and since then, it has steadily gained recognition from the domestic and international software testing fraternities. The Malaysian Software Testing Board (MSTB) is entrusted with the task of planning and implementing MSTH programmes.

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