Welcome to the Software Testing Hall of Shame
Our selection of software testing 'nightmares'...
All of the companies in the stories below have suffered embarrassment and bad press that almost certainly could have been avoided with more efficient and thorough testing of their core business applications during the development and QA phases.
Bad press doesn't just mean embarrassment. It means lost confidence, loss of good will, lost opportunities and ultimately lost revenue - Something that no business needs.
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- Insurance & Technology: How Insurers Can Avoid “Black Swans” in Product Launches Insurance & Technology, a US publication that “provides insurance business and technology executives with the targeted information and analysis they need to be more profitable, productive and competitive,” recently published a contributed article by Original Software CEO Colin Armitage. “We’ve all seen it happen: An IT project plagued with delays, changes and complications goes so […]
- Unconsciously falling foul of the regulators – website mis-selling By George Wilson The mis-selling of financial services products, PPI (payment protection insurance) in particular, has blighted our insurance and banking landscape for years. The figure for consumer compensation for PPI now reaches a breathtaking £20bn, marking it out as the UK’s worst ever consumer scandal. The industry is now relatively switched on in terms […]
- As Retailers Boost IT Spending, Be Mindful of the Minefields By George Wilson Research out this week has earmarked the retail sector for soaring IT investment in 2014, with websites, mobile and IT system replacement being top of their wish lists. Law firm TLT has found that two thirds of the UK’s top 60 retailers expect their firms to grow this year and 80 per […]
- Toyota – software glitch leads to global product recall By George Wilson Toyota, the Japanese car giant, suffered a massive blow this week when it was forced to recall almost two million of its top selling Prius hybrid vehicles. A glitch in the cars’ software could set off cars’ warning lights, meaning it would enter failsafe mode and cause the vehicle to stop suddenly. […]
- Data Glitches – how Screwfix.com got it wrong By George Wilson The front page of the Telegraph this week carried a story on DIY online retailer, Screwfix.com. Shoppers couldn’t believe their luck when the retailer – selling everything from sheds to pricey power tools – cut all its prices to £34.99. Word of mouth meant people piled on to the site eager to […]