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A framework to increase ROI through quality data

The perception of data across organizations is changing. Data is no longer just one of the components of business. It has turned out to be ‘the business’. Today, information is viewed as a lifeline by senior management and by many other departments for decision making, customer interactions, and optimum operations.

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Leveraging Database Virtualization for Test Data Management

Database virtualization is an emerging trend in test data management (TDM) and is all set to bring about a revolution in the provisioning of non-production data. These tools offer efficient virtual cloning of production databases for software application development and testing, without having to physically replicate the entire database.

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How to ensure data quality during data migration

A well-thought-out data migration validation strategy helps to make data migration highly predictable, and paves the way for a first time right release. Regular business involvement helps to maintain the testing focus...

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Moving Fragmented Test Data Management Towards a Centralized Approach

Test Data Management (TDM) ensures managing test data requests in an automated way to ensure a high degree of test...

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End-to-end test automation - A behavior-driven and tool-agnostic approach

In today’s fast changing world, IT is under constant pressure to deliver new applications faster and cheaper. The expectation from a quality assurance (QA) organization is to make sure...

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An insight into microservices testing strategies

The ever-changing business needs of the industry necessitate that technologies must adopt and align themselves to meet demands. This process will give rise to newer techniques and fundamental methods of architecture in ...

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Assuring the digital utilities transformation

Digital transformation signifies an enhanced customer experience. Evidently, constant advancement in technology has offered faster and more reliable websites with better user ...

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Improve software quality and accelerate delivery by adopting service virtualization wisely

As business applications moved from tightly coupled solutions to service-based distributed architecture, it opened a new range of business and technical possibilities. Services-based architecture enables IT solution...

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Fighting retail shrinkage through intelligent analysis and validation

While striving to achieve greater profitability in a landscape characterized by aggressive competition, retailers keep racking up losses due to retail shrinkage. Automation, innovation, and reuse are the three pillars...

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Test data management in software testing life cycle - Business need and benefits in functional, performance, and automation testing

The testing industry today is looking for ways and means to optimize testing efforts and costs. One potential area of optimization is test data management (TDM). Testing completeness and coverage depends mainly on the quality of ...

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QA strategy to succeed in the digital age

‘Digital’ is the new buzzword for organizations. Across industries, organizations are at various stages of their digital transformation journeys. For some, this might mean reimagining ...

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Trends in performance testing and engineering – perform or perish

With newer technology, an endless list of tools is being launched to support the ever-expanding technology landscape. The rush to absorb these technologies is also increasing, leading to high vulnerability...

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Leveraging advanced validation techniques for retail size optimization

In today’s highly volatile business environment, retailers that want to remain profitable must be able to predict customer demand and ensure availability of the right products in the right store at the right time. This is a ...

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Test Factory Setup for SAP Applications

Some of the major challenges in the testing of SAP applications are ever-aggressive delivery schedules, demands for cost-reduction, and the sheer size of...

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Development approach for customized testing tools – selecting testing tools efficiently

When a testing project is carried out across several organizations, an onsite-offshore model is used. This, however, can be quite a challenge, as communicating the clients’ needs...

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Application grading for comprehensive quality assurance

Comprehensive application grading (CAG) is an evaluation framework based on product and process characteristics. Through the CAG framework, the test team’s...

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Testing the social mobile analytics cloud

Organizations today are witnessing a trend where the convergence of social media, mobile, analytics, and cloud is altering the enterprise technology landscape. It not only forces organizations to rethink strategies, but also provides opportunities to create newer products, services...

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Choosing the right automation tool and framework is critical to project success

Manual execution of test cases is not only a costly and time-consuming exercise, but is also prone to error. Automation testing addresses these challenges and helps in saving time and...

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Five commandments for successful COTS package testing

Businesses are increasingly adopting commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) products or packages like ERP, CRM, and HR management systems to fulfill crucial enterprise functions. There is huge investment...

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HP Quality Center 11 – What's New?

HP is a market leader in testing tools and the latest releases from its stable, the HP 11 suite of products – that include HP Application Lifecycle Management (ALM)...

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Implementing QA Successfully for Capital Market Firms – A Practitioner's Viewpoint

Capital market firms are continuously trying to launch innovative products by leveraging IT to keep pace with new regulations, trends, and breakthrough technologies. The firms face...

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Effective capacity management with modeling and simulation-assisted performance testing

Today, businesses realize that uninterrupted application availability can impact their outcomes significantly, and can be achieved by concentrating on the performance aspects...

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Creating Business Value with Mature QA Practices

Two Infosys quality assurance (QA) practitioners discuss some mature QA practices that are helping organizations realize enhanced business value on their...

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Tuning a Career in Performance Testing

Performance testing is a niche skill that is in high demand today. But acquiring and retaining the right set of people is proving increasingly difficult in a profession in which...

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Data Archival Testing

With exponential rise in data, organizations are considering data archival testing as extremely important for them from a data management perspective. Data archival...

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The Enterprise Quality Assurance (QA) Transformation Model

An enterprise's ability to ensure the quality of IT systems and processes makes all the difference between the success and failure of a business outcome. Hence, it is imperative for every forward-looking...

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Need for a Comprehensive Test Maturity Model

Constant change and ever growing complexity of business has necessitated that IT and Test/QA organizations make thorough and periodic introspection of their processes and delivery ...

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Data Warehouse Testing

Increase in enterprise Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A), data center migrations, compliance regulations, focus of senior management on data, and data-driven decision making have made data warehouse testing common. Our expert focuses on different components...

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IT Applications for Healthcare: Leverage Processes for High Quality

To deliver affordable and quality healthcare, companies need to utilize IT applications. In addition, they must ensure that all IT applications comply with regulations such as SOX 404, FDA 21 CFR and Part 11. An integrated process framework...

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Infosys Validation Solutions of Cash Management Applications

Cash management services are increasingly being conducted via web-based applications. Infosys Validation Solutions is critical to the successful functioning of cash management applications, given the ‘online’ nature of cash. ...

This paper has been published in HSBC's ‘Guide to Cash and Treasury Management in Asia Pacific 2007’.

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Should Performance be an Integral Part of the SDLC?

Findings reveal that poorly performing IT applications are bleeding corporations to the tune of US $60 billion per year. Diagnosing and fixing these applications is both a science and an art that can reap rich dividends for organizations. Infosys experts tell you how in this article.

This article appeared in the SETLabs Briefings on 'Enterprise IT Perspectives' (Oct - Dec, 2006).

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Capacity Planning for Testing Websites

In recent times, a growing number of web-based projects have been unable to meet deadlines. This is essentially due to an inadequate understanding of the process of capacity planning and its implications on system architecture and design. ...

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Models for Evaluating Review Effectiveness

Delivering a high-quality and reliable product is the main focus in software development. The basic quality measure is the defects in the product. Defects found in the later phases of product development are mainly because of faulty design and code...

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Parametric Test Optimization

In software, the narrowest sense of software product quality is commonly recognized as lack of 'bugs' in the product. This definition is usually expressed in terms of defect rate or reliability of the software. With changing times, many product organizations have...

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A Parametric Approach for Security Testing of Internet Applications

Security is a prime concern for all Internet applications. During testing of an application, security does not always receive due importance. Often, security testing is limited to security functionality testing as captured in the requirements document. ...

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Test Result Reporting

Result-reporting can be carried out at various stages of testing — for instance, system, integration, etc. This paper highlights the importance of result-reporting in the context of software testing. It also addresses some of the areas of result-reporting at a high level.

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The When and How of Test Automation

Test automation improves the quality of products and applications. However, deciding on the right time for automation, defining the scope of automation and selecting the right tool for automation are vital to its success. ...

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