A large financial organisation was using an aged out of support IBM Middleware tool. The out of support tool increased the risk of security vulnerabilities which could lead to significant Customer and Financial impact should these vulnerabilities be exploited by cyber-attacks. The Tool – WebSphere (WAS) is an IBM middleware tool that allows applications to interface with users through the internet. Many key applications have their web components running under WebSphere and as such is a critical infrastructure component for the organisation. With the withdrawal of support from the Vendor IBM for the aged versions of WebSphere used within the infrastructure, the organisation initiated a WebSphere Migration Programme to deliver the migration of Business Applications from using out of support versions of WebSphere to using the latest supported version of the WebSphere Tool thus bringing the applications into Vendor Support
Agenor Testing Services was the preferred supplier of Testing and Test Management Services for the WebSphere Migration Programme.
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Due to the age of the old WebSphere versions the increased risks exposed the organisation to:
Testing and Test Management services involved the management and coordination of 23 applications utilised across the entire estate of the organisation. Stakeholders involved in the Migration Programme spanned across multiple divisions within the organisation adding complexity in delivering Testing Services to the programme. Testing was spread across multiple platforms and test environments which meant that the Agenor test team had to coordinate all testing activities under very tight control and governance. By working closely with all parties and building strong relationships with each application the test team delivered a highly professional testing service as part of the WebSphere Upgrade Programme.
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