Survey results released today by Borland Software Corporation (, a global leader in open application lifecycle management (ALM), show that the majority of organizations are delivering software in extremely heterogeneous environments, with nearly 90 percent relying on multiple ALM tools from several different vendors to get the job done. The survey also explored organizations' top software delivery priorities and challenges and looked at the top ALM-related initiatives Borland customers plan to tackle in the coming year.

According to the survey, which polled more than 300 Borland customers in May and June 2007, 69 percent of respondents support two or more development platforms, with 42 percent deploying to both Java and .NET environments. The survey also revealed that half of respondents are using four or more ALM tools, and that 33 percent of them have tools from more than three different vendors. In addition, 44 percent of respondents reported that they use two or more software development processes, with agile methodologies and custom processes receiving the highest percentages of votes.

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