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The Battle for Software Quality

Most IT executives agree that any company that is able to rapidly deliver software applications of a consistently high quality within minimum budgets will enjoy significant competitive advantage. However, despite this, it is generally accepted that the challenges surrounding software quality remain untouched. Testing is still perceived as a huge bottleneck.

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Test Automation Day

On June 21st, CKC Seminars organised the second edition of Test Automation Day.

A very successful conference day with more than 180 enthusiastic Test Automation professionals!

The keynote presentation by Scott Barber answered the question “The Future is Cool, but Does it Add Value?”, whilst Walter Belger presented the ins and out of Security Testing.

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John Brandon 10 predictions for the CIO in 2020

I came across this very interesting article, written by John Brandon, CIO.com

It’s about what the CIO can expect in their job function over the next eight years. The writer emphasizes that certain roles will dramatically change, such as: business planning, cyber security, robot management and the cloud.

He also states that this information was collected directly from industry leaders, analysts, and CIOs themselves to discover the challenges that lay ahead.

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5 Reasons why ignoring Software Quality could be your downfall

Software failures are costing companies significant amounts of money and damage to their brand, people are losing jobs and in some cases their liberty because of avoidable software failures!

Times are tough. You know it, I know it, your competition knows it and your boss definitely knows it.

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Upgrading to Oracle EBS R12 A Mission Impossible?

What is your biggest challenge for upgrading to Oracle EBS R12?

Oracle has made the business value and imperative upgrading to the latest release of Oracle EBS pretty clear. However many companies are finding that the amount of effort required to upgrade to EBS 12.x, before the looming Nov 2013 deadline, is much more substantial, costly and disruptive than previous upgrades.

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Software Testing Resolutions for 2012

It’s always amazing how every year the month of January sparks the desire in many people to reflect on past promises, challenges and successes. Once the moment has gone, a sense of clarity and a surge of determination takes root, and a new list of promises kick-starts a change and a passion to do well for the new year ahead.

Although this helps set about many good changes, trying to stick to these promises can sometimes prove quite a challenge!  How many of you can relate to the the goal of, “I shall join the gym and get fit and healthy”?

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Top 10 Software Failures of 2011

We came across an interesting blog this week. Its content gives the folks at Original Software a multiple number of examples that make it to our “Software Testing Hall of Shame” as 2011 draws to a close.

Phil Codd, Managing Director at SQS, lists ten software failures, as voted by Consultants.

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A Testers Winter Tale How the Grinch Stole Scripting!

Every Tester in Testville liked testing a lot.
But the Grinch, who sat north of Development – did not.
The Grinch was a Tester and he hated the whole damn lot!

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Agile is Difficult and for Life, Not Just for Christmas!

Join Original Software for a quick webinar, just before the holiday season begins in earnest, where you will learn how to get the most from your software testing in an agile environment. George Wilson will give pragmatic advice to ensure that application quality isn’t compromised in agile. He will also offer ways to make sure that your manual agile testing is effective and actually assists in your ultimate move to agile test automation utopia!

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Software Testing Briefing Next Week!

Would you like to join us for breakfast and enjoy an informative look at software testing?

Keeping up with the latest trends in software testing can be time consuming, especially when you’re trying to get a new release out the door! So why not join your fellow QA professionals for breakfast, where you’ll have the opportunity to discuss the following and more:

• Is there a smarter way to test manually?

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