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September 22, 2016

Data validation nuances for unifying Omnichannel data

 Author: Naju D. Mohan, Delivery Manager

Gone are the days when collecting and processing data gave CIOs sleepless nights. Now, they are kept awake by another data challenge -- an abundance of data overflowing from multiple channels that must be analyzed to derive meaningful insights. In fact, consolidating customer data from various sources to drive uniform communication across channels appears to be an uphill task, as it involves merging online and offline data to track customer interactions and understand them better to provide a seamless experience to them.

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September 13, 2016

Lift the curb on Performance Engineering with Innovation

Author: Sanjeeb Kumar Jena, Test Engineer

In my previous two blogs, I discussed about bringing pragmatism and a cultural mind-set change to performance engineering teams. In this blog, we will evaluate the outcome of these shifts during the transformation journey from performance testing (only limited to quality assessment phase of software applications) to performance engineering (covers the entire life-span of software applications to ensure higher return on investment).

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August 25, 2016

Agile and testing: What banks need to know

Author: Gaurav Singla, Technical Test Lead

Agile -- a testing framework introduced in 2001 -- is now being used across various banks in order to cater to their IT project needs. The basic principles of the agile methodology are as follows:

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August 16, 2016

Culture is everything in Performance Engineering

Author: Sanjeeb Kumar Jena, Test Engineer

We are living in a bulging knowledge economy where anyone can access information from anywhere with a device that fits into their pocket. We are living in a hyper-connected world via the World Wide Web. Today, business is not the 19th century one-way 'producer-consumer' relationship. Instead, it's a two-way communication. An effective business model is 'not about finding customers for your products' but it's about 'making products for your customers'.

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August 3, 2016

Crowd Testing: A win-win for organizations and customers

Author: Manjunatha Gurulingaiah Kukkuru, Principal Research Analyst

Software is evolving with every passing day to accommodate newer prospects of its usage in day-to-day life.

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August 2, 2016

Pragmatic Performance Engineering

Author: Sanjeeb Kumar Jena, Test Engineer

When you hear the term 'performance engineering,' what's the first thing you think of? The famed battle of 'performance testing versus performance engineering' or because we are engineers, do you immediately think of making performance testing a better quality assurance process?

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July 27, 2016

The three ingredients for a perfect test strategy

Authors: Gayathri V- Group Project Manager; Gaurav Gupta- Senior Project Manager

Last week, we won a testing proposal for a mandatory program that cuts across multiple applications. Although we, the 'pursuit team,' were celebrating the win, a voice in our head incessantly kept saying, "Winning is just one part of the game; but delivering such huge programs on time is always a tall order!"

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July 26, 2016

Performance engineering in Agile landscape and DevOps

Author: Aftab Alam, Senior Project Manager

Over the last couple of years, one of the key shifts in the software development process has been to move away from the traditional waterfall approach and instead, embrace newer models like DevOps. One of the main goals of development and operations (DevOps) is to monetize investments as soon as possible. In the traditional waterfall model, UI mockups are all business owners (investors) have access to, before agreeing to invest.

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July 18, 2016

Four approaches to big data testing for banks

Author: Surya Prakash G, Delivery Manager

Today's banks are a stark contrast to what they were a few years ago, and tomorrow's banks will operate with newer paradigms as well, due to technological innovations. With each passing day, these financial institutions experience new customer expectations and an increase in interaction through social media and mobility. As a result, banks are changing their IT landscape on priority, which entails implementing big data technologies to process customer data and provide new revenue opportunities. A few examples of such trending technology solutions include fraud and sanctions management, enhanced customer reporting, new payment gateways, customized stocks portfolio-based on searches, and so on.

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July 15, 2016

Big data and performance testing approach

Author: Shreya Banerjee, Project Manager

A big performance: Performance testing of big data
Making it big: Performance testing approach for big data
Seeing the big picture with big data
Thinking big: The right approach to big data performance testing

Big data came into the picture with a big bang. In today's information world, we are constantly bombarded with data. We like our data to be processed, that is, we want information. However, with the overload of data from several sources, we are losing sight of structured data.

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