Innovation Spotlight shines on at TM Forum’s Management World 2011

Selection to Stratecast’s “Rat Pack/10 to Watch for 2011” leads to appearance at global event

Colts Neck, NJ, USA and Dublin, Ireland | 19 May 2011 – will be in the Innovation Spotlight at the TM Forum’s Management World 2011 in Dublin, Ireland, 23-26 May. was chosen to appear based on its selection by research & consulting firm Stratecast, a division of Frost & Sullivan, to its “OSS/BSS Rat Pack: 10 to Watch for 2011” report published in December 2010. Stratecast publishes this report annually, selecting 10 companies to watch in the coming year that, per Stratecast, “share characteristics with the original Rat Pack team of Hollywood actors from the mid-1950s including Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., Peter Lawford and Joey Bishop. Like its namesake, the companies included in this report are solid performers who work well, both individually and as an ensemble through partnerships, to satisfy the needs of communications service providers (CSPs) worldwide.”

In his remarks at the Innovation Spotlight, CEO George Sherwood is expected to highlight the versatility, performance and Cloud features of’s automated test design service. In a recent interview, Sherwood said: “ is meeting the growing need for test design of complex systems, with features and performance for practicing software engineers building real systems. We provide as a Cloud service for easy, up-to-date use, everywhere.”

One example Sherwood is expected to cite at the event illustrates how’s pairwise (or all-pairs) advantage translates into real-world benefit. Faced with more than 205 trillion possible test cases for a feature with 30 inputs, a company was able to cover all 3,915 pairs of test values with only 18 test cases. Pairwise test designs from use far fewer test cases than random selection for comparable coverage.

Sherwood worked 25 years at Bell Labs and AT&T Labs on a variety of hardware, software and service development projects. He is a former district manager in the IP Services Delivery Division at AT&T Labs, responsible for the development of Broadband ISP services for leading communications service providers. Sherwood is the inventor of the Constrained Array Test System (CATS), the first pairwise testing tool to use a so-called “greedy search” algorithm. He has championed innovative test case reduction, faster performance and improved usability in test design tools.

About Stratecast
As people around the globe communicate more widely, frequently and enthusiastically than ever before, the potential for fusion of devices and services is unlimited. Making it all possible—from leading-edge mobile applications to a simple wireless or landline phone call—are operations/business support systems (OSS/BSS), which work behind the scenes to deliver, manage, and monetize the people, processes, and infrastructure that provide these services. Stratecast’s OSS/BSS Global Competitive Strategies program examines business and operational strategies, monitoring and analyzing software and services for this rapidly-changing market.

About TM Forum
With more than 700 corporate members in 195 countries, TM Forum is the world’s leading industry association focused on enabling best-in-class IT for service providers in the communications, media and cloud service markets. The Forum provides business-critical industry standards and expertise to enable the creation, delivery and monetization of digital services.

About offers a pairwise test case generator that helps testers get the results they need to develop optimal products and services in a fraction of the time, saving time and money on every project. is accessible via the cloud–a software as a service (SaaS) independent test design solution–and its Web Services Description Language (WSDL) interface enables ready integration with existing test tools. Founder and CEO George Sherwood worked 25 years at Bell Labs and AT&T Labs and is on the board of the Princeton, NJ, USA Joint Professional Chapter of the ACM and IEEE Computer Society. For more information and links to the company’s social media sites visit, dial +1 732 299 4852 or email


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