Today's software development organizations face a triple challenge. They must optimize the quality of increasingly complex software applications to deliver winning solutions that yield a high ROI and drive competitive advantage. To solve this challenge, many forward-thinking companies have turned to automation, recognizing its potential to thoroughly test, rapidly develop and reduce the cost of delivering high-quality applications.
But automated testing solutions are not one-size-fits-all. In fact, 85% of organizations that attempt automation fail because they mistakenly believe that simply buying a test automation product will solve their lack-of-time and lack-of-resource problems. The companies that succeed, on the other hand, realize that an automated functional testing solution is only part a much larger strategic endeavor - one that calls for an initial investment in planning a quality-driven software development process, training quality-related personnel and developing the right test framework before they can achieve the benefits of automation.
Read this white paper to gain practical insights from these companies and learn how you can successfully deploy an automated functional testing process in your own organization.
It is imperative that the applications that your customers rely on perform as expected. That requires effective performance testing. But as the costs and complexity of managing these tests rise, you should investigate more cost-effective and powerful alternatives. Read this white paper to learn how cloud-based performance testing provides the answer to your quest, allowing you to quickly scale to even the largest peak loads - all while paying just for what you use when you use it.
Your business is built on applications. So it is imperative that your systems are efficient and perform as you demand. Conventional approaches to ensuring quality results leave you with little margin for error. Continuous quality assurance (CQA) is an efficient, business-centric alternative to traditional vendors - "last minute" methodologies and provides capabilities across three key areas: requirements, change, and quality. Read this white paper to learn how CQA provides clients with a comprehensive "front to back" approach to delivering technical and business quality.
Software development projects suffer most when changes in requirements set off a chain reaction of delays, revisions, and rework. This happens all too often, as existing processes for establishing requirements are ad-hoc and inefficient, making it difficult for business people to communicate their needs to technology teams. This leads to miscommunication and insufficiently defined requirements that drive up development costs and delay projects.
To address the root cause of the problem, you need a more effective requirements definition (RD) process that reduces rework, speeds development, and leads to dramatic time and cost savings that maximize the return on your development investments.
It is imperative that the applications that your customers rely on perform as expected. That requires effective performance testing. But as the costs and complexity of managing these tests rise, you should investigate more cost-effective and powerful alternatives. Cloud-based performance testing provides the answer. You can quickly scale to even the largest peak loads - all while paying just for what you use when you use it.
Borland has developed a pragmatic approach to software process improvement to help organizations identify and remediate sources of waste and risk. It starts with a brief, innovative, online Applications Value Profile (AVP) - an online self-assessment - to identify initial sources of improvement opportunity, highlight critical business alignment issues and provide peer comparisons.
Technology in the workplace is under attack. Consumer experience is raising expectations, forcing dramatic changes in the way we interact with technologies at work, mainly due to mobile Internet and the smartphone culture. Vendors must respond if their products are going to deliver truly "enterprise-class" solutions. Julian Dobbins, product marketing director at Borland, reports.
Whether it's in our professional or social lives, the majority of us are becoming increasingly reliant on mobile Internet and Smartphone technology. But as the number of apps, operating systems and devices proliferates, so does the risk of application error. Clinton Sprauve, product marketing director at Micro Focus reports.