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EuroSTAR 2011 Great Start #esconfs

The EuroSTAR 2011 software testing conference has just kicked off today and so far it looks to be a great event!

We have been following all the great conference feedback via the conference twitter handle #esconfs.

If you aren’t familiar with EuroSTAR, here is a little bit about the event:

For over a decade now, the EuroSTAR Software Testing Conference has been the most successful and widely acknowledged gathering of European Software Testing Professionals.

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Software Testing Breakfast Briefing in Chicago

During our daily interaction with the global testing community, we hear a similar theme on the challenges and issues faced by the testing and QA teams of companies, both large and small. Some of these include:

– How can we deliver quality applications within the budgetary constraints we face?
– How can we meet the growing demands of the business in a pragmatic and achievable way?

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An Original Run for Diabetes

The sun was shining for the Bupa Great South Run last weekend, as runners battled the 10 mile road to success having each raised money for the Diabetes UK charity.

Jonathan Pearson, Solutions Consultant, Original Software, set his own original pace and ran a fantastic time of 1 hour 40 minutes and came 9335th, which just shows how many people ran to support the charity that day.

So far the Bupa Great South Run has raised nearly £300,000 and smaller events in support of the cause are still doing their stuff to help increase this amazing amount!

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Internal and Outsourced IT Help Desks Game Changes

Sliding Mind, a new technology provider, who delivers inspired, innovative solutions for IT help desks, announced TrackPath, a new solution that eliminates the guess work involved in recreating the application problem when a user contacts the IT Help Desk. TrackPath continuously monitors the activity on each PC so that in the event of any issue, a fully documented audit trail is instantly available for transmission to the IT help/service desk.

According to Gartner: “There continues to be an erroneous belief that the IT service desk tool represents the greatest cost for IT service support… 86% of the cost of an IT service desk is staffing related…” *

TrackPath continuously tracks all user activity on a PC irrelevant of whether the application is deployed through the cloud, browser or desktop.

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Software Testing Club Goes Stateside

The Software Testing Club (STC), has now gone stateside with its very first software testing meetup hosted in Chicago! The “STC Meetups” have taken the software testing community by storm, and we are very pleased to be hosting the first US meetup in Illinois’ Windy City.

The Software Testing Club is a very successful and widely acknowledged community of software testing professionals, which has now grown to 10,000 active members.

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Microsoft Joins Testing Hall of Shame

Microsoft shot themselves in the foot with this embarrassing blunder that has definitely qualified for a spot in our Software Testing Hall of Shame!

A Microsoft antivirus definition file was the cause behind Google Chrome’s browser to disappear from users’ PCs!

Scores of users reported the deletion of the Google Chrome browser from their PC after running Microsoft’s Security Essentials.

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Software Test Automation at Coca-Cola Computer Services

At Original Software we believe that good customer service isn’t just providing fabulous products with a smile, but forging strong partnerships with our customers and working with them to ensure our solutions are a success within their businesses, generating an ROI that’s bound to make them internal heroes.

More than 400 organisations operating in over 30 countries use Original Software solutions. Current users range from major multi-nationals to small software development shops, encompassing a wide range of industries, sectors and sizes.

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Play The Pit Stop Challenge

Play our manual testing game – “The Pit Stop Challenge”. The player with the fastest time wins an iPad2!

Welcome to our online manual testing associated game called, “The Pit Stop Challenge” – back by popular demand.

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Reach for the EuroSTAR

The stars are out at the very first EuroSTAR Virtual Conference.

With over 1200 registrations, it’s going to be a busy day online on Tuesday 13th September 2011.

Presentations by top industry experts from the Software Testing community will be running all day, from the comfort of your own desk!

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Original Software Nominated for Innovation

Original Software is proud to announce that it has been recognised for its innovation in software testing. We are one of many nominees in the 10th annual Chicago Innovation Awards.

The Chicago Innovation Awards continues to shine a bright light on the creative spirit of Chicago.

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