Information security has become a critical priority for many businesses over
the past decade, and for good reason. It seems like a new breach is exposed
on nearly a daily basis, impacting another organization and its patrons.
However, some companies believe that they're safe because they're either too
small or too big to be affected by any of these cyberattacks. The truth is
that groups of all sizes from Target to your local dentist are being hacked
or having their data compromised, and it's causing a major upheaval in the
Businesses tend to also think that they are more protected than they were 10
years ago due to the advancement of safeguarding solutions. However, as
security testing tools have developed, so have the threats that aim to breach
the cyber walls and grab your information. Let's take a look at how
information security threats have... (more)
What Are the Testing Challenges Ahead for the Internet of Things?
The tech industry has been abuzz about the potential of the Internet of
Things for the past several years, and with good reason. As more devices
become connected to one another, society steps even closer to the ultimate
goal of an overarching, cohesive network facilitating communication between
everyday objects and tools. The possibilities of a fully realized IoT are
practically endless - so too, however, are the concerns surrounding IoT when
it comes to software test management.
Quality assurance gets complicated
Four Ways to Improve Your Agile Testing Automation Processes
Agile software development is slowly but surely becoming the norm for a
significant contingency of software developers. What used to be rigid,
step-by-step processes that were siloed between specific teams have
transformed into a collaborative, adaptive methodology that ultimately leads
to the creation of superior solutions.
As an integral component of software development, agile test management has
also been evolving to be more accommodating to agile processes. Testing
automation in particular is still coming into its ... (more)
There are few trends in enterprise IT receiving more attention in 2016 than
DevOps. A combo of the words "development" and "operations," DevOps is a term
that can mean a lot of different things depending on the context. Sometimes
it refers to specific software or hardware tools, e.g., a DevOps automation
platform for spinning up test labs or sandboxes - but more often it is used
to describe a broad new approach to culture within an organization.
Essentially, DevOps is conceived of as a way to break down the longstanding
barriers between siloed development, operations and QA teams.... (more)
In recent years, quality assurance teams have become accustomed to a variety
of new technologies. It has been a big change for the many quality assurance
analysts who came of age at a time when waterfall development methodologies
and PC-centric applications were their front and center concerns.
Now they have to adjust to the realities of cloud computing and the
ever-expanding mobile device ecosystem. A lot of infrastructures, development
platforms and applications are being shifted off-premises to public and
private clouds, while the device mix at many enterprises is becoming more... (more)