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Industry Watch: Software Quality Counts

Tony Scott

Tony Scott
Tony Scott, chief technology officer for information systems and services at General Motors Corp., said last week that the auto industry will move to vehicles that run on hydrogen-powered fuel cells and rely on Internet-connected on-board systems. But that will require massive infrastructure changes, huge leaps in software quality, and maturation of wireless technologies. Speaking at a Silicon Valley gathering of IT execs, entrepreneurs, and investors hosted by Technologic Partners, he challenged software professionals to rise to the occasion by making the necessary improvements. "The yardsticks for quality in the software industry are almost nonexistent," he said. "I don't want to be driving down the highway and have to control-alt-delete to do something."

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