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  • Connected utilities: Five IT priorities for energy suppliers

    For energy suppliers, empowering users to manage their consumption using smartphones and tablets is fast becoming a differentiator in the largely commodity-based utilities market. Suppliers, marketers and consumers will all benefit from the data that connected devices capture.

  • Testing centre of excellence - what is it for?

    Centre of excellence. What a phrase. The NASA Space Center has truly been a centre of excellence, making its reputation not only from its successes but for the manner in which it reacts to failure. It has learned lessons from each failure and...

  • The hidden costs of upgrades

    ‘Mission critical’ is something of a buzzword, but if ever it could be applied to a business application it would be to ERP. A flaky ERP system is the corporate equivalent of a bad heart. Operational efficiency, workforce productivity...

  • What to expect of your test managers

    If you have responsibility for IT delivery in some form, whether you are an IT Director or Programme Manager - at some stage, testing is likely to have led to 'creative tension' in your teams. Perhaps defects have been discovered late or test...

  • Software quality is a C-Level responsibility

    Quality counts… more so today than ever before. As recently demonstrated by major glitches experienced in the financial sector, an IT system that goes live with a glitch can damage an organisation’s reputation, profitability, customer...

  • The importance of independence

    How important are independent test resources for projects? That was the question we tackled recently by conducting a survey at an ignite conferenceThe results were decisive. From the 69 respondents, 73% agreed with the statement that independence...

  • Risky business

    Are software errors ever acceptable? In a recent study, responsibility for live errors in rolled-out applications is attributed to poor test management. The study, from a large management consultancy, offers an underlying message: test more. But...

  • Software testing faces growing skills gap

    The accelerating pace of business change and poor information management is leading to a skills gap in software development and testing in the UK. In my 20 plus years in software testing, I’ve witnessed the challenges facing software...

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