Expanding nature of products, need for faster releases to market much ahead of competition, knee jerk or ad hoc reactions to newer revenue streams with products, ever increasing role of customer experience across newer channels of interaction, are all driving the need to scale up development and testing. With the increased adoption of DevOps, the… Continue reading 4 Rs for Scaling your testing? The first steps towards a rewarding engagement
DevOps is the preferred methodology for software development and release, with collaborating teams oriented towards faster delivery cycles augmented by early feedback. QA is a critical binding thread of DevOps practice, with early inclusion at the story definition stage. Adoption of a distributed model of QA had earlier been bumpy, however, the pandemic has evened… Continue reading Outsourcing QA in the world of DevOps – Best Practices for Dispersed (Distributed) QA teams
A few weeks ago, I was trying to surreptitiously pay off a speeding violation ticket such that my wife would not know, and that’s when I encountered another problem. The Baltimore payments portal was not accepting payments, and said that they were the victims of a ransomware attack. In fact, the whole City of Baltimore… Continue reading Make Sure You Are Not a Victim of Ransomware Attack
Deloitte’s `Tech Trends 2015 The fusion of business and IT’ Report says “We have it on good authority that the only constant in life is change. Yet, given the magnitude of the change we witness daily and the staggering pace at which it now unfolds, the term “constant” seems inadequate as we attempt to define… Continue reading How SMBs can leverage strategic partnerships – Leapfrogging the technology explosion
Imagine calling your doctor and getting him immediately online. Or finding out what’s happening at your clinic through Facebook. Or your dental clinic asking you feedback on your root canal and posting satisfaction surveys online. Some of these instances may happen, but such interactions are rare. However, the National eHealth collaborative is promoting a Patient… Continue reading Did your root canal work for you?
SharePoint as a social media platform Nice article on how Microsoft SharePoint scores as a Social Media platform for internal users. SharePoint evangelist Christian Buckley compares SharePoint with platforms like Facebook, Jive Salesforce, Yammer and Ning. SharePoint’s Social Media Scorecard. It is interesting to see how SharePoint has evolved from a simple intranet application to… Continue reading SharePoint Adoption and Social Media Features That Help