Agitar Software Appoints Veteran Software Executive Jeff Pope Head of Asia-Pacific Operations; Leader in Developer Testing Expands Asia-Pacific Presence With New Partnership Agreements in Australia, India and Japan.MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Aug. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Agitar Software, the leader in developer testing for the enterprise, today announced the appointment of Jeff Pope as vice president of Asia-Pacific, and distribution agreements with leading enterprise systems integrators and ISVs in Australia, India and Japan.
"Software quality is important to competitive advantage around the world. Organizations in the Asia-Pacific region develop large amounts of software for their own use and for customers elsewhere in the world," said Jerry Rudisin, CEO (1) (Chief Executive Officer) The highest individual in command of an organization. Typically the president of the company, the CEO reports to the Chairman of the Board. of Agitar Software. "We're pleased to tap the expertise of Jeff Pope to head our Asia-Pacific operations and to partner with leading local systems integrators and ISVs. Our mix of direct sales and support complemented by top distribution partners with proven Java expertise lets us rapidly bring the strong economic benefits of our solution to customers across the region."
Pope, a software industry veteran with more than 20 years of executive experience in Asia, joined Agitar from IBM's Rational Software where he served most recently as vice president of Asia-Pacific. Pope started the Asia operations for Atria Atria
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"I'm excited to join Agitar at a time when there is enormous potential for our solutions in the Asia-Pacific market and initial interest from customers across the region has been very strong," Pope said. "I'm also pleased to announce distribution agreements with these leading local partners: EC-One in Japan, BigTec and Ostfold in India, and Ecetera in Australia
In Japan, Agitar has extended its strategic partnership with EC-One to include distribution of Agitar solutions throughout the country. EC-One, established in 1998, is the leading enterprise Java integrator in Japan.
"As Japan's leading J2EE-integrator, EC-One has an unwavering commitment to technical excellence and software quality," said Eihiro Saishu, president and CEO at EC-One. "Japan has a longstanding tradition for developing quality software. With the strength of the Java market in Japan, we think that the automation and management control provided by Agitar's solution makes it practical -- for the first time -- to implement developer testing across our organization and deliver the benefits to our customers."
India has become the number-one outsourcing destination for many firms looking to tap an immense IT talent pool while reducing overall development costs. The firms that outsource development want on-time delivery of high- quality software as well as lower cost. These firms want their outsource partners to test the deliverables more thoroughly than ever before and to prove that they have been tested. Agitar's Management Dashboard (1) See Mac Dashboard.
(2) A software-based control panel for one or more applications, network devices or industrial machines. Dashboards display simulated gauges and dials that look somewhat like an automobile dashboard. provides the transparency and visibility into the level of quality demanded by large IT organizations.
Agitar's two partners in India, BigTec and Ostfold, are based in Bangalore. BigTec provides software-engineering solutions and consulting. Ostfold Software is the largest independent software solutions provider in India.
"The first stage of software outsourcing was about low price," said Guru Dutt, director of BigTec. "Now many of the customers take the low price for granted and the challenge for Indian companies is to produce code of higher quality at the same price. We think Agitar will play an important role in helping Indian companies meet this challenge."
In Australia, Agitar is partnering with Ecetera, a leading value-added reseller A value-added reseller (VAR) is a company that adds some feature(s) to an existing product(s), then resells it (usually to end-users) as an integrated product or complete "turn-key" solution. of ebusiness enablement technologies for enterprise Java environments in the Asia-Pacific region. Ecetera provides a large team of J2EE (Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition) A platform from Sun for building distributed enterprise applications. J2EE services are performed in the middle tier between the user's machine and the enterprise's databases and legacy information systems. architects, developers and integration specialists, for implementation, education and support.
"Australia has a long tradition of innovation in software development," said Peter Brown, CEO of Ecetera. "Agitar's solution will help Australian companies improve the quality of their software as the IT industry in Australia continues its strong growth."
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