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Skytap and uTest Announce Webinar on Crowdsourcing and Cloud Computing

Crowdsourcing and cloud-based technologies help launch higher quality applications

SEATTLE, WA -- (Marketwire) -- 02/03/09 -- Skytap, Inc., the leading provider of cloud-based virtual lab solutions, and uTest, the world's largest marketplace for software testing services, today announced a Webinar on how crowdsourcing and cloud-based technologies can help companies launch higher quality applications, while reducing time to market and controlling costs. The Webinar, "Better Apps with Crowdsourcing & The Cloud," will be held on Wednesday, February 11, at 11AM PT / 2PM ET.

Across the software industry, companies are trying to do more with less. For C-level execs and their tech teams, this means dealing with flat or shrinking budgets, while still trying to get new versions to market quickly and maintaining application quality. Companies are now turning to online communities and cloud-based infrastructure to get the job done while reducing capital and operational expenses.

Topics covered in this Webinar include:

 

--  How crowdsourcing and cloud computing can be used together to improve
    the application delivery process
--  Examples of how leading companies are using crowdsourcing and cloud-
    computing to achieve their goals
--  Best practices for using these solutions to launch higher quality apps
    and control costs
    

 

To register for the Webinar, please visit: http://www.skytap.com/events.

About Skytap, Inc.

Skytap is the leading provider of cloud-based virtual labs that deliver 100% self-service provisioning of complex IT environments. Skytap is based on industry standard virtualization platforms and supports open migration to and from the cloud with no application or architectural changes. Skytap's service significantly reduces lab IT costs with an on-demand, pay-as-you-go model, and fosters team collaboration through shared, cloud-based access to virtual machines. For more information about Skytap, please visit www.skytap.com.

About uTest, Inc.

uTest is the world's largest marketplace for software testing services. The company provides real-world testing services through its community of 13,000+ professional testers from 149 countries around the world. More than 300 companies -- from web start-ups to enterprise software firms -- have signed up for the uTest marketplace.

uTest enables companies to launch higher quality products; get their desktop, web and mobile applications to market faster; and control the cost of testing. Customers specify their QA requirements for tester experience, location, language, OS and browser, and uTest selects the right testers for each project. Companies pay only for those bugs that they approve. More information can be found at http://www.utest.com.

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Skytap Media Contact:
Frances Bigley
Barokas Public Relations
206-264-8220
Email Contact

uTest Media Contact:
Kevin Lewis
SHIFT Communications
415.591.8403
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