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From The Desk of The CEO – March 2012

Dear Readers:

After a few months of not publishing the newsletters, Kovair is back at it again to update you on some of the important developments in our product offerings that would be of interest to you. However, instead of trying to publish it every month, we will publish it on a quarterly basis.

The most important announcement in this newsletter is on the subject of IBM Rational supported OSLC ALM tools to multiple third party popular tools through the Kovair Omnibus Integration Platform. A URL of the Press Release from Kovair on this topic is included here.

Since our last newsletter, we have made considerable progress on releasing several integration adapters/connectors for several third party vendor tools and please visit www.Kovair.com for further updates on this.

Please enjoy this newsletter and as always we very much appreciate your comments and criticism. Keep them coming!

Sincerely,
Bipin A. Shah
Chairman & CEO

Kovair brings ALM Tools connectivity through OSLC

 

Atanu Majumdar VP, Products & Technology Kovair Software Kovair brings ALM Tools connectivity through OSLC Open Services for Lifecycle Collaboration (OSLC) http://open-services.net/ is a community effort initiated by IBM Rational. The OSLC community develops open specifications for services that enable tools from different domains (i.e. requirements management, change management, test management) to provide common integration scenarios. These specifications allow conforming tools to integrate their data through simple and live linking of artifacts contained in these tools. IBM Jazz tools like Rational Team Concert (RTC), Rational Requirements Composer (RRC) and Rational Quality Manager (RQM) have built-in support for OSLC. But it will take time before OSLC is widely supported by other leading ALM solution vendors. How do you connect popular ALM tools that have not followed the OSLC standards yet to these IBM offerings on the JAZZ Platform now? Kovair has come up with a solution for this need. Kovair has built an OSLC wrapper around its Omnibus that enables all the tools already connected to the Omnibus to be exposed as “OSLC Service Providers”. Any OSLC enabled Consumer tool like IBM RTC and RRC can now connect to a variety of ALM tools including HP Quality Center, Microsoft TFS, SharePoint and Atlassian Jira through OSLC linking. Any ALM artifact in IBM RTC can have a live link to any artifact in Microsoft TFS. Kovair is currently supporting OSLC specifications for Requirements Management, Quality Management and Change Management. Click here for more details.

Kovair’s Participation in INDIASOFT 2012

 

Kovair is an exhibiting participant to INDIASOFT 2012, the IT Exhibition and Conference, which will be held at the Hyderabad International Convention Center in Hyderabad, India, on March 21-23, 2012. Please visit the Kovair booth, no. 124, to learn about Kovair’s Integrated ALM and ITSM solutions. For more information, please contact us at sales@kovair.com or call +91-33-4065 7016/17 / 18 / 19.

Kovair as a STeP-IN Summit Sponsor, February 2012

 

Kovair participated as a Sponsor in the STeP-IN Summit 2012, the ninth International Conference on Software Testing, which was held in Bangalore, India, on February 16 and 17, 2012. The summit theme was “GenNext Testing Professionals –Building Leaders in Business, Technology and Management.”

Kovair at STeP-IN Bangalore Summit 2012

Kovair at STeP-IN Bangalore Summit 2012

Most of the attendees at Kovair showed a keen interest in Integrations with multiple tools and the Kovair Omnibus Integration Platform technology. The common queries were associated with integration of Rational and HP tools as well as the tools offered by several different vendors.

Learn more about this event by clicking here.

Kovair Software is a software product company specializing in the domain of Application Lifecycle Management - ALM solutions and supports global software development and management. Kovair's focus on integrating third-party best-of-breed ALM tools enables creation of applications in a synchronized tools environment.