Fresh news stories about high-profile hackings or customer data breaches happen every week. And while no organization wants to be the subject of the next reputation-ruining headline, many business leaders still skip over cyber security best practices when interviewing, hiring and onboarding a new outsourced QA partner. How much will it cost? How fast can you make it happen? These QA questions take center stage over many concerns about security.
The continued growth of your company depends on a quality product. In fact, ensuring product quality is the primary role of your engineering organization. It should then come as no surprise that your CEO and executive team are interested in keeping their finger on the pulse when it comes to quality and growth.
A healthy QA culture results in strong, confident teams. And with a powerful team in place, you can produce exceptional products and achieve greater success when going to the market. While the task of building great culture belongs to the QA Team Manager, it’s up to each member of your software QA team to participate and contribute towards a healthy workplace culture.
Ideally, your collaboration product delivers efficiency, productivity, and flexibility to its users. Applying a relevant third-party app integration - single sign-on capability, social media sharing features, customer relationship management, document editors - adds considerable value to your product and greatly improves the product’s user experience. And thorough 3rd party QA services ensure that each 3rd party integration works as expected and does not affect the existing functionalities of your collaboration product.
Nothing is more frustrating than funding a test automation project that results in endless time and resources to maintain , or worse, funding one that requires re-building after six months. Often a test automation strategy fails because the objectives were not identified early on or the scripting strategy excluded considerations for long-term maintenance.
Virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) have been the stuff of fantasy for a long time. Remember the bulky headsets and long, snaking connector cords of the 1980s? But it’s becoming increasingly popular and approachable in today’s market - just consider the rampant success of Pokémon GO, the mobile AR game. Companies are starting to explore how VR/AR can help create a more attractive, immersive product for their customers.
The primary goal of API testing is going beyond QA manual testing material by executing code-level testing of both the application and the API. A full, organized suite of testing can verify the individual parts of each method, class and package within the API. Strong API testing practices can ensure the security of the application’s code and confirm the expected interaction between the API layer and the application.
There’s a lot that needs to happen during API testing, so where should your team begin?
Before the benefits of automation tools were as commonly recognized as they are today, CTOs, product managers and engineering leads were slowed down by repetitive manual tasks, bottlenecks and miscommunication across teams. True efficiency and innovation was a distant goal, something they could only discuss in abstract terms without understanding the value of certain services in software testing.
Today, product companies strive to lead in four key areas: innovation, efficiency, accuracy and speed. Automation advantages in software testing are designed to place more power in the hands of developers, QA engineers and IT leadership.
Mobile apps present an incredible opportunity for healthcare providers to impact the lives of patients. Not only can patients securely access their health records but they can also directly interact with healthcare professionals remotely and by mobile device. In some instances, these mobile apps can be true lifesavers.
The user base is broad - spanning from hospitals and enterprises to healthcare professionals and patients providing ample room for modification and growth. Continuous innovation within this space can change the way people think about seeking diagnosis and treatment, accessing and managing their health records, and reporting emergency situations.
Given the new importance of these apps, it’s essential that rigorous mobile testing services are pursued. Why risk launching without thorough mobile app testing? Here are the top four reasons why extensive mobile app testing services are always a good idea for healthcare companies like yours.
Most healthcare enterprise applications are loaded with critical data related to patients and the various organizations they serve. This can include health records, payment information, account details, and identity details. Due to the incredible sensitivity of this data, thorough software security testing is a necessity for healthcare applications so that critical information doesn’t fall into the wrong hands.
By “wrong hands,” we mean criminals in the identity theft business, hackers skilled in malware and phishing schemes, and cyber-attackers aiming to hold critical files or your entire system hostage by ransomware.