Firm Improves Collaboration, Delivers Products Faster With Software Development System
International Game Technology (IGT) is a global designer and manufacturer of computerized gaming machines and systems for casinos. The company's software developers work from three office sites, which made project collaboration a challenge. The company also lacked a unified system for source-code control, which meant that IGT had challenges delivering high-quality products on schedule. With the assistance of Microsoft Services, IGT implemented a solution that combines Microsoft Visual Studio Team System 2008 Team Suite with new engineering processes and management practices. Now, IGT has a more streamlined development approach and developers can collaborate much easier. The development process is more visible for developers, and the company can produce and deliver new products faster. IGT also expects to gain efficiencies with development resources, including reduced licensing costs.