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A special thanks to our sponsors for contributing to QUEST Dallas 2010!

Microsoft Corporation

Diamond Sponsor

Microsoft Corporation, incorporated in 1981, develops, manufactures, licenses and supports a range of software products for computing devices. The Company's software products include operating systems for servers, personal computers (PCs) and intelligent devices, server applications for distributed computing environments, information worker productivity applications, business solution applications, high-performance computing applications and software development tools.

*Microsoft is a trademark of the Microsoft group of companies

- Sponsoring Wednesday Attendee Appreciation Evening Event


Platinum Sponsor

Cognizant (NASDAQ: CTSH) is a leading provider of information technology, consulting and business process outsourcing services. Cognizant's single-minded passion is to dedicate our global technology and innovation knowhow, our industry expertise and worldwide resources to working together with clients to make their businesses stronger. With more than 50 global delivery centers and approximately 63,700 employees as of March 31, 2009, we combine a unique onsite/offshore delivery model infused by a distinct culture of customer satisfaction. A member of the NASDAQ-100 Index and S&P 500 Index, Cognizant is a Forbes Global 2000 company and a member of the Fortune 1000 and is ranked among the top information technology companies in BusinessWeek's Hot Growth and Top 50 Performers List.

- Sponsoring QUEST Magazine


Gold Sponsor

ThoughtWorks, Inc. is a global IT consultancy providing Agile-based systems development, consulting and transformation services to Global 1000 companies. It has pioneered many of the most advanced and successful Agile methods of software development and best practices used in the industry today. At its core, ThoughtWorks helps its clients maximize investment performance across a portfolio of complex, business-critical applications, while reducing time and risk. Its products division, ThoughtWorks Studios, offers tools to manage the entire Agile development lifecycle through its Adaptive ALM solution™, comprised of Mingle®, Cruise® and Twist®. ThoughtWorks employs 1,300 professionals to serve clients from offices in Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, India, the United Kingdom and the United States..

- Sponsoring Conference USB Drives



Gold Sponsor

uTest is the world's largest marketplace for software testing services. The company provides real-world testing services through its community of 20,000+ professional testers from 158 countries around the world. More than 500 companies - from web startups to global software leaders - have signed up for the uTest marketplace to get their web, desktop and mobile applications tested.  More information can be found at http://www.utest.com or the Software Testing Blog at http://blog.utest.com.

- Sponsoring Internet Cafe


Micro Focus

Gold Sponsor

Micro Focus provides innovative software that allows companies to dramatically improve the business value of their enterprise applications. Micro Focus Enterprise Application Modernization, Testing and Management software enables customers’ business applications to respond rapidly to market changes and embrace modern architectures with reduced cost and risk.  With the recent acquisitions of Borland Software and the Compuware ASQ business, Micro Focus enables customers to better control, measure and manage application delivery, by automating testing and quality processes across every phase of the software delivery lifecycle.

- Sponsoring Conference Padfolios


Odyssey Information Services, Inc.

Gold Sponsor

Odyssey Information Services provides consulting services for the Information Technology Market.  Quality Assurance has always been a focus for Odyssey. Through our partnership with ASCERT, Odyssey has a world class automation solution to present. We consistently provide exceptional quality contractors at highly competitive rates.  Throughout the last nine years, Odyssey has grown and nurtured relationships with C-Level Management, IT managers, our contractors and even our competitors.  We strive to provide the highest quality service to our clients nationwide. Odyssey was founded in 2000, and is headquartered in Plano, Texas.  Ascert is headquartered in Sausalito, CA.

- Sponsoring Wednesday Buffet Breakfast


Wipro Technologies

Gold Sponsor

Wipro testing services provides Testing and QA Services through Independent Verification and Validation (IV&V) approach to various segments in the Technology and Enterprise segment. With 8500+ dedicated testers, 150 clients and strong revenues of $488 Mn, the Testing Services (TeS) Division is one of the largest third party independent offshore testing service providers in the world. Wipro’s TeS division contributed to 13% of Wipro Technologies revenues in 2008-09. We have sustained such a growth due to our knowledge management process that has lead to innovation in the form of tools and frameworks that help us deliver greater value to our customers by reducing cycle times and making testing more robust.

- Sponsoring Thursday Buffet Breakfast


HP Software

Gold Sponsor

HP is a technology solutions provider to consumers, businesses and institutions globally. Our offerings span IT infrastructure, global services, business and home computing, and imaging and printing. HP software helps IT organizations make sure that every dollar delivers positive business outcomes. Our business technology optimization (BTO) products automate key processes across critical IT functions, and our OpenCall platforms enable people to communicate, access services, and share content. As the focus of IT shifts from systems management to business results, leading companies are investing in HP software to lower costs, improve delivery time and reduce risk for their strategic business initiatives.

- Sponsoring Friday Buffet Breakfast


Deloitte Consulting

Silver Sponsor

Deloitte Consulting’s technology professionals help clients identify and solve their most critical information and technological challenges.  We provide advisory through end-to-end implementation services as well as outsourcing services and are recognized in the marketplace for capabilities across the spectrum. By combining our technical capabilities with our industry experiences, we create unmatched market offerings to solve our clients’ business issues.  Additionally, we have long-term partnerships with many of the world’s leading technology companies, allowing us to understand solution alternatives and support the most appropriate solution for our clients.  By leveraging these elements, we are able to help our clients convert leading edge ideas into tangible results.

- Sponsoring Exhibitor EXPO Bags


IBM Corporation

Silver Sponsor

IBM is the world's largest information technology company, with 80 years of leadership in helping businesses innovate. Drawing on resources from across IBM and key Business Partners, IBM enables businesses to securely & incrementally integrate across and beyond their companies. Today, customers are searching for ways to more effectively govern the business process of software and systems delivery. IBM Rational software helps organizations automate, integrate, and govern the core business process of software and systems delivery via the IBM Rational Software Delivery Platform. Offering an array of products, services, and best practices, this open, modular, and proven solution spans the entire software and systems delivery lifecycle.

*IBM is a registered trademark of International Business Machines Corporation

- Sponsoring Conference Lanyards



Bronze Sponsor

Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company. Combining unparalleled experience, comprehensive capabilities across all industries and business functions, and extensive research on the world’s most successful companies, Accenture collaborates with clients to help them become high-performance businesses and governments.  With approximately 180,000 people serving clients in over 120 countries, the company generated net revenues of US$23.39 billion for the fiscal year ended Aug. 31, 2008.

- Sponsoring Wednesday Afternoon Break


Sogeti USA
Bronze Sponsor

Sogeti USA is a premier provider of information technology services to businesses and public-sector organizations. Operating in 24 U.S. locations, Sogeti's business model is built on providing customers with local accountability and vast delivery expertise.  Sogeti is a leader in helping clients develop, implement and manage practical IT solutions to help run their business better. With over 40 years of experience, Sogeti offers a comprehensive portfolio of services including Enterprise Microsoft Solutions, Enterprise Solutions Consulting, High Tech Consulting, IBM and Open Solutions and Testing/Quality Assurance.

- Sponsoring Conference Pens


Scalar USA
Bronze Sponsor

Scalar USA Inc is a global management consulting, technology services and right sourcing Women Owned Certified. Over the last 15 years Scalar has successfully partnered with Clients and built Centre of Excellence in the areas of Quality Assurance especially Test Automation, SAP, Oracle e-Business, PeopleSoft, Microsoft SharePoint, .Net Custom Development, Interactive Web Design, Business Intelligence and Staff Augmentation. Scalar is a chosen partner for many fortune 500 companies to assist in achieving their strategic goals and realize quick ROI in testing business processes and applications. Scalar’s Evaluation service offering helps clients experience how Automation can accelerate and significantly increase productivity and decrease test cycle times. Our Global Delivery Model (Onsite, Offsite and Offshore) has significantly reduced the cost.

- Sponsoring Thursday Afternoon Break



Bronze Sponsor

QualiTest - QA & Testing is all that we do!!!  A Leading global provider of Quality assurance and Software testing services, QualiTest employs over 800 testing professionals in 11 countries, serving global Fortune 500 companies and numerous other midsize to large organizations. QualiTest delivers its services Onshore, either at the customer site or through test centers local to the markets we serve. Onshore testing can not only dramatically improve testing and quality but can reduce total costs dramatically. QualiTest service delivery model is based on an internal R&D team of QA and testing specialists which continually develop and improve advanced methodologies and tools such as Exploratory Testing - ET, Automated ET,  Keyword Driven Testing - KDT, Test Process Improvement - TPI and Virtuology.

- Sponsoring Thursday Morning Break


Mindfire Solutions

Bronze Sponsor

Mindfire Solutions is amongst the leading providers of Software, IT & testing services which enhances and aids business growth of its customers by delivering cutting edge IT Solutions. Four hundred proud Mindfireans have been delivering exceptional service to clients with more than 1000 successful projects. Our expertise and experience of Quality Assurance testing services comes with our dedicated team of industry certified resources with 10+ year’s experience. Our proprietary testing techniques for enterprise, mobile, gaming and web applications on both Windows and Mac are a result of our sustained innovation which helped our clients to decrease costs up to 40%.That is precisely why 30+ clients across the globe have relied on our world class testing services.

- Sponsoring Friday Morning Break


Dallas/Fort Worth Quality Assurance Association (DFWQAA)

Certification Prep Sponsor

The Dallas/Fort Worth Quality Assurance Association (DFWQAA) was established in 2009 by leaders in the professional quality community of North Texas to address a gap in association support for quality assurance activities beyond the IT domain. The purpose of DFWQAA is to provide local leadership on quality and productivity through encouraging information exchange and the advancement of quality assurance. DFWQAA also works to promote the certification and recertification process of QAI Global Institute. The chapter is growing and is proud to host the 2010 QUEST Dallas Conference.

- Sponsoring Certification Prep Courses and Tuesday Welcome Reception


Certification Prep Hosting Location

Spherion Professional Services and Technisource have merged, becoming one of the largest IT staffing, solutions and management services companies in North America. Technisource provides staffing and recruiting services across a wide range of technology skill sets. In addition to more than 40 years of experience in software quality management, Technisource delivers both managed and project services in the areas of technology support, service desk, infrastructure operations, deployment, network integration, and embedded software engineering. Technisource's management services provide IT assessments, application management, strategic projects and comprehensive outsourcing solutions that deliver value and improved ROI to IT organizations. Focused on quality, flexibility and value, Technisource's services allow our clients to optimize their operations and maximize their return on technology investments.

- Hosting the Certification Prep Courses at Technisource Offices


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