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How to Comply With HIPAA: 6 Software Testing Strategies

In 1996, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) defined standards for safeguarding the sensitive, confidential data of all patients. The act requires health insurance providers to enforce strict privacy and security rules, each designed to protect the patient and all electronically protected health information, known as e-PHI.

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Smoothing Your Transition to Agile QA

Agile QA methodology was developed to help engineers meet deadlines, reduce documentation time, and reduce release cycle time. It enables QA engineers to deliver high business value in the shortest time possible, effectively resolving these issues. But with a new approach comes a new set of challenges. As you transition to the Agile method, your QA team will have to assimilate an entirely new work culture and adapt to a new set of tools.

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Leveraging Streaming Media for Outsourced QA

 Unlike downloaded media, which is saved to the hard drive and then played back upon completion of data transfer, streaming media can be played before the entire file has been transmitted. Live streaming, or the delivery of real-time content over the Internet, is an excellent way to stay connected with your distributed workforce.

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QASource’s Advanced Technology Group Monthly Update: July 2015

Every month our Advanced Technology group evaluates the latest tools in QA testing and passes on their findings to you. This month, we will take a look at JFreeChart and JavaMail API. We have also provided a list of the latest support updates. As always, we hope this will help increase your QA team’s efficiency and productivity, as well as get the most out of test automation.

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Strategic Workforce Planning

Strategic workforce planning is all about establishing an outline of business strategy for the success of your onshore and offsite resources. This type of strategy can help you evaluate your current team, technological landscape, communication style, staffing and overall company culture. It can also help you manage and refine management practices based on which techniques work and where you need to improve. Planning this type of strategy can help bridge the gap between projected goals and actual results.

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QASource’s Advanced Technology Group Monthly Update: June 2015

Every month our Advanced Technology group evaluates the latest tools in QA testing and passes on their findings to you. This month, we will take a look at i-net PDFC, Maven JXR Plug-in, BrowseEmAll, and PDFDoclet. We have also provided a list of the latest support updates. As always, we hope this will help increase your QA team’s efficiency and productivity, as well as get the most out of test automation.

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Starting Formal Offshore QA

Starting a formal offshore QA engagement can be a daunting experience as you are trusting people thousands of miles away to ensure the quality of your product. Although every company has different guidelines, some practices, such as effective communication, are common throughout the industry. Our recommendations on how to start your formal QA outsourcing process are below.

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Financial Domain Testing: The Breakdown

QA testing is done in a variety of different industries including but not limited to technology QA, healthcare software testing, retail software testing, and financial domain testing. While QA principles are applied across all the industries, each domain has industry specific standards and guidelines. One of the most sought after domain is financial services. The breakdown of financial domain testing is listed below.

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QASource’s Advanced Technology Group Monthly Update: May 2015

Every month our Advanced Technology group evaluates the latest tools in QA testing and passes on their findings to you. This month, we will take a look at Geb, Apache Archiva, Helium, Gradle. We have also provided a list of the latest support updates. As always, we hope this will help increase your QA team’s efficiency and productivity, as well as get the most out of test automation.

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Performance Metrics of your QA Team

Performance metrics are essential to either eliminate or remove the variations in the product or process. Using these measures, you can track the progress of your QA team over time and make executive decisions about future projects. Performance metrics allow you and your QA team to continuously learn and improve your processes.

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