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Read about a wide range of topics related to the software testing industry and download the whitepapers (PDF).


The Battle for Software Quality

The Battle for Software Quality

At the CIO level, a potent mixture of restricted budgets, aggressive timelines, and businesses seeking a competitive advantage through new technologies, increase the pressure and risk associated with managing high profile initiatives. In this whitepaper, we shall look at the issues related to the improvement of software quality and show that not only can these challenges be surmounted, but that a significant, tangible financial benefit can be won in the process. read more


What Yoda Can Teach us About Application Quality Management

What Yoda Can Teach us About Application Quality Management

The quality of application delivery is at the heart of many of the challenges faced in IT projects, and this paper reviews some of the most common pitfalls and pain points that often beset development projects. With the help of Yoda, Obi Wan and others from the Star Wars cast, we will learn how best to avoid these challenges and deliver your projects on time, on budget and most importantly with quality. read more


A Testers Winter Tale - How the Grinch Stole Scripting

A Tester's Winter Tale - "How the Grinch Stole Scripting!"

With a focus on test automation software, this seasonal 'Original Insight', aimed primarily at QA Management, borrows the story of the Grinch and highlights the challenges of software testing and the damage that can be done if the business gambles with software quality. read more


Navigating the SAP Software Testing Jungle

Navigating Your Way Through the SAP® Software Testing Jungle

This ‘Original Insight’ has been put together to help you figure out how to survive, adapt, and thrive in the testing of your complex SAP eco-system. Join Original Software, as we take you on a quick safari expedition on how to survive in the SAP testing jungle and avoid the common dangers of dehydration, crocodile attacks and threat of malaria! read more


Throw Away Test Automation Whitepaper

Throw Away Test Automation

Software test automation has been available for over a quarter of a century, but the practice still has many sceptics and the biggest barrier to adoption remains the level of maintenance required to sustain it. This Original Insight explores the adoption of automation and the challenges of implementing automation in an Agile environment. read more


Data Massacre Whitepaper

The St. Valentine’s Day Data Massacre

Discover more about the data massacre and learn how to ensure data security, integrity & validity during software development. read more


Agile Whitepaper

The Reality of Software Testing in an Agile Environment

QA teams need to know what the real impact is of an agile methodology and there are boundless myths circulating within the industry. This white paper contains our reply to ten of our favorite myths. read more


Data Strategies For Application Testing Whitepaper

Data Strategies For Application Testing - Best Practice Guide

A guide that explores strategies and techniques which have been used to improve both test efficiency and software quality for applications based on iSeries, Oracle and SQL Databases, utilizing methods to create, manage and validate test databases. read more


Testers Do Not Grow On Trees Whitepaper

Software Testers Do Not Grow on Trees!

Exploring the continued reliance on manual testing in software quality and asks if there's a way to make it less manual? read more


Anarchy in the QA Whitepaper

Anarchy in the QA - The ongoing battle to improve software quality

This white paper looks at the issues surrounding software quality, understanding corporate attitudes and pinpoints the distinct advantages to getting software quality right (and the problems that can arise if things go wrong). read more


Business Benefits of Software Automation Whitepaper

The Business Benefits of Software Test Automation

This white paper looks at how to get the most out of your test automation investment. Aimed primarily at IS and QA Management, it attempts to outline the main benefits of test automation as well as looking at the costs of poor quality software. read more


Software Quality and Testing Survey

Software Quality and Testing Survey - A CIO perspective

Original Software conducted a qualitative opinion survey of senior IT executives and CIOs from organisations with an average annual revenue of $5.8 billion and an average IT budget of $764 million. This survey took place at the Richmond Events 2008 CIO Forum. read more


Eliminating the testing 'bottleneck' Whitepaper

The Great Software Testing Swindle

Eliminating the testing 'bottleneck' - This white paper questions the process of why software testing continues to be the major bottleneck of application development and looks at the antidote of next generation software testing solutions. read more


Meeting Strategic IT Challenges Through Improved Software Quality Whitepaper

Meeting Strategic IT Challenges Through Improved Software Quality

A CIO White Paper: Looks at key issues related to the improvement of software quality showing that, not only can these challenges be surmounted, but also that a significant, tangible financial benefit can be realized in the process. read more


Seven Deadly Sins of Software Test Automation Whitepaper

The Seven Deadly Sins of Software Test Automation

Explores each of the seven deadly sins as they relate to software test automation. Instances that Original Software comes across time and time again; traps clients have often fallen into because of their earthly vices. read more


Software Testing Best Practice Poster

Software Testing Best Practice Poster

The Software Testing Poster can help guide you through the entire software testing lifecycle with tips to ensure your projects are a success.. Get yours today


Glossary of Software Testing Terms

Glossary Of Testing Terms

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