A company's products needed constant updates due to changing business rules and regulations, as well as new functionality. However, tasks such as regression testing took too long and consumed too many resources. Collaborative helped to dramatically speed up the process through automation and process analysis, leading to increased customer satisfaction.
System administrators and other IT practitioners spend as much as 50% of their time on routine, repetitive tasks. Does the following apply to your organization?
• You go from one server to the next, installing the same package on all of them. It works nine times out of 10, but the tenth time causes a failure ... and you can't identify what went wrong.
• You can't scale. When the business wants to move to the cloud, or asks for faster provisioning of development and test environments, you only have so many hours in the day — and you can't meet everyone's needs.
• You don't have time to get to the work that matters. You spend too much time on routine system management, and can't prepare for the projects that will bring real business value to your team — and customers.
With growing demands from all corners of your organization, you simply can't keep doing it all manually. Download this paper to learn how you can benefit from automation, and how IT infrastructure can become a strategic ass
It is not uncommon for SAP system copies, including any post-editing, to take several days to complete. Meanwhile, testing, development and training activities come to a standstill, and the large number of manual tasks in the entire process ties up highly skilled SAP BASIS staff.
Enterprises are looking to automation as a way to accelerate SAP system copies and free up staff. However, this is only one part of the problem: What further complicates the system copy process is the need to safeguard sensitive data and manage huge data volumes while also ensuring that the data used in non-production systems adequately reflects the data in production systems so the quality of development, testing and training activities is not compromised.
This white paper explains how a considerable portion of the SAP system copy process can be automated using the CA Automic Automated System Copy for SAP solution and SNP T-Bone, helping enterprises become more agile.
New researchconducted by Intapp found that, while Mid Law firms attest that data-driven strategies are highly important in all areas of the client lifecycle, a significant gap exists as to how or whether they are currently deploying enabling technologies such as intelligent automation. Read the ebook to discover the full breadth of this gap, and learn best practices for how you can use technology to drive growth in the client-empowered era.
In today’s application economy, everyone is in the software business. Auto makers are putting Wi-Fi hotspots in their cars. Watches are trading gears for motherboards. Even
soda fountains have evolved from dumb machines into instrumented devices with touch-screen user interfaces.
This digital transformation is changing the way applications are developed, tested, moved through environments and released into production—and it’s putting new demands on IT teams with which they’re struggling to keep up.
At a high level, this is because the application delivery systems and processes at many enterprises were put in place when IT only had to push out an annual or semi-annual release. But as market pressures and executive mandates have forced teams to deliver innovations faster and more frequently, a new set of development, testing, automation and customer challenges have appeared—acting as obstacles that stand between you and your digital transformation goals.
Performance testing has always been about ensuring the scalability of a software application. Until the arrival of the first performance test automation solutions in the late 90’s, performance testing was a manual process that was difficult, if not impossible, to test in a consistent and reliable fashion.
The arrival of these new tool sets suddenly allowed software testers to turn discrete user actions into scripts that could be combined and replayed as test scenarios. Solving the consistency and reliability challenge, software testers could now repeat the same test on demand while reinforcing and imposing some new requirements.
No atual cenáriode negócios, variável e ultra-competitivo, acabaram os dias em que as empresas gastavam meses, ou mesmo anos, criando, testando e implementando um aplicativo, serviço ou novas ferramentas para o mercado. Os clientes, usuários de tecnologia e o mercado como um todo, são mais ágeis do que nunca, e suas exigências de uma nova funcionalidade inovadora têm crescido em consequência disso. Em outras palavras, os clientes não se contentam em esperar pelo próximo grande lançamento e não estão dispostos a lidar com falhas e deficiências quando ele chega. Neste documento você aprenderá como uma solução de Release Automation pode ajudar sua organização a simplificar e acelerar seus processos de entrega de aplicativos.
Marketing automation is quickly becoming a competitive necessity for most organizations. According to a recent Demand Gen Report, 42% of b2b marketers identified marketing automation as the tool they plan to test or deploy in 2016—beyond predictive analysis, account-based marketing, lead nurturing, and attribution modeling.
Download this white paper to discover how to use marketing automation to attract, engage, and convert buyers across all marketing channels by streamlining workflow, monitoring social, and managing content.
At Puppet, we've been looking at the state of DevOps practices for several years and helping organizations achieve higher levels of efficiency.
We’ve learned a lot about the impact of DevOps at varying stages of IT automation maturity.
As DevOps has moved from theory to implementation for more organizations, a host of DevOps myths have blocked adoption in many organizations.
This publication debunks these myths so your organization can automate, innovate, and get ahead.
Download this publication, featuring research from Gartner, to discover:
- Why DevOps is applicable to legacy environments, traditional enterprises and hierarchical organizations.
- Practices that underpin DevOps, from version control to automated testing to infrastructure as code.
- How companies like Walmart, Staples, Ambit Energy and Infusionsoft have embraced DevOps and IT automation.
One way to shift testing practices earlier in your software lifecycle is by using multi-layered visual models to specify requirements in a way where all ambiguity is inherently removed. With unambiguous and complete requirements, developers introduce less defects into their code and manual test cases, automated test scripts and required test data can be automatically generated based on the requirement, without manual intervention.
Published By: Sauce Labs
Published Date: May 30, 2018
In an age where your users demand no-fail experience, continuous testing has become a mission critical component for engineering teams of all sizes. However, while this topic was once discussed at lower levels, the conversation has made it all the way to the C-suite. No matter your industry, if your team isn’t thinking about testing at a high level, then there is a chance that you are missing out on revenue due to flawed app functionality, delayed releases and slowed innovation. It is important to understand the business benefits of continuous testing and automation to avoid these outcomes, and make the changes necessary to set your applications up for success.
Published By: Sauce Labs
Published Date: May 30, 2018
If you work in DevOps or software QA, you likely already know why
automated software testing is essential for quality control to keep
pace with continuous delivery. Automated testing delivers faster
results and more thorough coverage, and enables shift-left testing
for earlier detection of bugs.
Yet the issue of how to approach automated testing remains difficult
for many QA teams to solve. A range of obstacles makes it challenging to begin automating software tests, or to increase the extent of test automation beyond the basics.
Traditionally, the best practice for mission-critical Oracle Database backup and recovery was to use storage-led, purpose-built backup appliances (PBBAs) such as Data Domain, integrated with RMAN, Oracle’s automated backup and recovery utility. This disk-based backup approach solved two problems:
1) It enabled faster recovery (from disk versus tape)
2) It increased recovery flexibility by storing many more backups online, enabling restoration from that data to recover production databases; and provisioning copies for test/dev.
At its core, however, this approach remains a batch process that involves many dozens of complicated steps for backups and even more steps for recovery. Oracle’s Zero Data Loss Recovery Appliance (RA) customers report that total cost of ownership (TCO) and downtime costs (e.g. lost revenue due to database or application downtime) are significantly reduced due to the simplification and, where possible, the automation of the backup and recovery process.
Enterprises invest in packaged applications, development systems, testing, services oriented architectures, middleware and analytics to align process automation with business cycles. When IT is successful in this alignment, cycles accelerate and we see improvements in business flexibility that we now take for granted.
Making sense of your data is one of the greatest challenges facing business today. Imagine a world where innovation and time-to-value are accelerated by AI and automation. Hitachi Vantara works at every point along the data value chain from analytics and insight, through intelligent governance to efficient, agile storage. Download this e-book to find out how to turn the business-enabling capital of the digital era into sustainable value.
In today’s fast-moving, ultra-competitive business landscape, the days of enterprises spending months—or even years—building, testing and releasing an application, service or new set of capabilities to the market are over. Customers, technology users and the market as a whole are more nimble than ever before, and their demands for innovative new functionality have grown in concert. In other words, customers are no longer content to wait for the next big release—nor are they willing to deal with glitches and defects when it arrives. In this brief you will learn how an enterprise release automation solution can help your organization simplify and accelerate your application delivery processes.
The functional software test automation market is a subsegment of the overall software test tools market (which also includes test planning, performance testing, test data management and other functions). Functional test automation focuses on the automation of tests in a way that simulates the way a real user would interact with an application — by driving the user interface (UI). They can also look at other functional aspects of an application such as testing APIs. In this Magic Quadrant, we focus on the UI automation facilities of tools, because according to our client interactions this appears to be the area of greatest need.
Published By: Tricentis
Published Date: Jan 22, 2019
“Agile is all about change. IT leaders adopt agile to accelerate the pace of change for their business-differentiable software. Adopting agile requires changes throughout the people, processes and technologies involved in building that software. Development teams must significantly change their structure, culture, tooling and daily activities for agile. And once agile is adopted, the applications under development change on a daily (or more frequent) basis.
However, amid all this change, one thing tends to remain the same: the software testing process. One recent study reported that 70% of organizations have adopted agile, but only 30% automate testing. A separate study found that while agile adoption is now near 88%, only 26% of agile organizations have broadly adopted test automation. In other words, testing processes remain stuck in the past even as organizations invest considerable time and effort, transforming their development processes to meet today’s and tomorrow’s business de
Published By: Tricentis
Published Date: Jan 22, 2019
Recent SAP advancements such as SAP S/4HANA and SAP Fiori 2.0 enable the agile, modular and distributed enterprise application environment necessary for successful Digital Transformation. However, as organizations upgrade, it becomes increasingly clear that conventional (manual) software testing approaches can’t satisfy the new business demands.
Read this paper to learn:
Why traditional manual testing can’t handle the increased demands on testing
How SAP test automation addresses these shortcomings
How SAP test automation helped leading enterprises accelerate testing, reduce business risk, and streamline the SAP S/4HANA migration process
Read EMA's Impact Brief to get a detailed evaluation of the new capabilities of BMC Control-M V8, and learn how the latest version of BMC Software's workload automation software fits within the current industry landscape.
Effective collaboration between marketing and IT continues to be crucially important. As we enter an era where our business agility will be defined by the flexibility of operation of our marketing tools, technology in marketing is a key focus.
Read ‘The guide to building your marketing technology stack’ to learn more about how technology can enhance every area of marketing:
• Rediscover the technology in marketing landscape
• Explore the latest in marketing automation
• See how content and social fit into your overall strategy
Published By: Keynote
Published Date: Nov 05, 2013
Mobile testing requires a di¬fferent approach. This white paper takes an exhaustive look at challenges today in testing mobile apps and websites and why testing in the cloud can improve your ROI and efficiency.
Published By: Keynote
Published Date: Nov 13, 2013
Enterprises are increasingly looking to expand their ALM capabilities to include mobile application testing. Users of HP’s Unified Functional Testing (UFT), formerly QuickTest Pro, now have an option to perform mobile functional testing (regression) with access to real mobile devices hosted in the cloud, leveraging the native test automation capabilities found in UFT.
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