Fixing Software May Not Be Productive

May 1999
Financial Executive;May/Jun99, Vol. 15 Issue 3, p11
Academic Journal
This article reports on the frequency and costs of software repair to U.S. companies, according to a survey conducted by Howard Rubin. Rubin expresses concern that this cost is making U.S. firms less competitive globally. However, he is hopeful that better software quality will reduce repair costs in the future.


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