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DEFINITION: GIGO (garbage in, garbage out) is a concept common to computer science and mathematics: the quality of output is determined by the quality of the input. So, for example, if a mathematical equation is improperly stated, the answer is unlikely to be correct. Similarly, if incorrect data is input to a program, the output is unlikely to be informative. George Fuechsel, an early IBM programmer and instructor,  … 
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Software Quality Assurance White Papers (View All Report Types)
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Best Practice Guide: Quality Planning, Assurance, and Control
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: To ensure quality products, you need a strategy in place to plan and control all aspects of your project. This resource reveals key best practices for quality planning, assurance, and control. Discover how to effectively leverage tools like cause and effect diagrams, histograms, statistical sampling, interrelationship diagraphs, and much more.
Posted: 15 Apr 2016 | Published: 15 Apr 2016

Global Knowledge

Accelerate Application Delivery with Synthetic Test Data Generation
sponsored by CA Technologies.
WHITE PAPER: Without the right data for testing, you can't ensure valuable, high-quality apps, but finding or creating the right test data by hand is a time-consuming and error-prone process. This white paper explains how you can improve the quality of test data, increase testing efficiency, and cut costs with synthetic data generation.
Posted: 11 Apr 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

CA Technologies.

Internet of Things: Overcoming New Security Challenges
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: As threats targeting connected devices continue to grow, Internet of Things (IoT) systems need a way to function securely even when one or more devices have been compromised. Discover best practices for IoT security throughout the system lifecycle, from development through to operations and maintenance.
Posted: 22 Mar 2016 | Published: 30 Apr 2015

IBM

Gartner 2015 Magic Quadrant for Application Security Testing
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This Gartner resource compares 19 leading application security testing solution vendors, revealing the strengths and weaknesses of each one. View now and discover how the vendors performed in areas like product quality, sales execution and pricing, and customer experience.
Posted: 11 Mar 2016 | Published: 06 Aug 2015

IBM

Vendor Landscape: Front-End Mobile App Testing
sponsored by Perfecto Mobile
WHITE PAPER: Poor-quality mobile apps can damage your reputation and cause customers to go elsewhere, and traditional testing processes aren't effective at ensuring optimal performance for mobile apps. This comprehensive Forrester report explores the landscape of mobile app testing tools to help you pick the best fit for your enterprise.
Posted: 07 Mar 2016 | Published: 10 Dec 2015

Perfecto Mobile

Deliver Better Mobile Apps Faster with Continuous Quality
sponsored by Perfecto Mobile
WHITE PAPER: How can you optimize mobile application quality without missing your release window? Discover how you can reduce time-to-market, drive faster release cycles, and minimize defects for mobile apps with continuous quality. Learn how you can get real time alerts as soon as something goes wrong, before issues impact end-users.
Posted: 04 Mar 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Perfecto Mobile

Are you Mature? Survey Results Reveal the 5 Stages of Mobile Quality
sponsored by Perfecto Mobile
WHITE PAPER: A recent survey of 600+ DevTest pros has discovered that 40% of mobile developers are still immature in their testing processes. See the survey results and compare where you stand with your peers in terms of dev/testing environments, app release frequency, device coverage, and use of automation.
Posted: 04 Mar 2016 | Published: 04 Mar 2016

Perfecto Mobile

3 Keys to Mobile App Testing for Real User Conditions
sponsored by Perfecto Mobile
WHITE PAPER: This mobile app guide explores differences between today's functional test automation and what's required to test for conditions that reflect the real world. Uncover 3 tips for testing mobile apps for real user conditions so that you can deliver a memorable digital user experience.
Posted: 02 Mar 2016 | Published: 02 Mar 2016

Perfecto Mobile

Five Ways to Get the Most out of Your Testing Provider
sponsored by nfocus
WHITE PAPER: In this brief white paper, learn 5 ways you can make more out of your relationship with your testing supplier, including: engage in meaningful dialog, don't silo the test function, and 3 more.
Posted: 01 Mar 2016 | Published: 01 Mar 2016

nfocus

Top 5 Considerations for Choosing a Software Testing Provider
sponsored by nfocus
WHITE PAPER: How can you strategically choose a software testing provider that will suit your needs? View a concrete list of the 5 things you must consider when evaluating your options.
Posted: 29 Feb 2016 | Published: 29 Feb 2016

nfocus

How to Use Containers to Create, Test and Debug Software
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: This guide explores how using containers in your app lifecycle ensures you have an ecosystem to develop and troubleshoot apps without interference from other software. Discover how this app development strategy can help your enterprise become more agile, responsive, and leaner – while providing a competitive edge.
Posted: 11 Feb 2016 | Published: 11 Feb 2016

Global Knowledge

Automated Application Testing: Coping With Change
sponsored by CA Technologies.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses five issues around automated application testing. Learn what an automated testing framework needs in order to conquer these challenges and gain an advantage that helps you get higher-quality applications to market faster than competitors.
Posted: 20 Jan 2016 | Published: 30 Sep 2015

CA Technologies.

Using IT to Streamline Application Development Operations
sponsored by Magenic
WHITE PAPER: This resource discusses how a business architect can improve user experiences for applications. Discover key tips for quality assurance that can help you meet increasing customer demands.
Posted: 04 Jan 2016 | Published: 04 Jan 2016

Magenic

The App Delivery Chasm: How to Meet the Business Demand for Applications
sponsored by Mendix
WHITE PAPER: View results from a survey of 470 global IT and business professionals about the biggest app development challenges today. Discover the 3 key success factors that enable IT teams to deliver apps that meet business requirements and generate quantifiable value.
Posted: 22 Jul 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

Mendix

7 Keys to Deliver Better Apps Faster
sponsored by Mendix
WHITE PAPER: This white paper describes how you can bridge the gap between IT and business and deliver high-quality apps more quickly with 7 crucial steps.
Posted: 17 Jul 2015 | Published: 17 Jul 2015

Mendix

Enterprise Mobile Testing: The Most Common Devices Being Used
sponsored by Perfecto Mobile
WHITE PAPER: This featured white paper analyzes the habits of over 1,200 companies and 90,000 hours of mobile application testing, delivering concise insights into the mobile testing world. Read on to see if your company is headed down the right path to mobile quality success.
Posted: 12 Feb 2015 | Published: 12 Feb 2015

Perfecto Mobile

Comcast Implements Service Virtualization & DevOps to Improve App Testing
sponsored by Parasoft Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Access this featured resource to find out how Comcast found reliability through a DevOps strategy built around service virtualization. Find out how this massive company was able to virtualize 98% of test interfaces, and enjoys a 65% reduction in the amount of time to create and maintain test data.
Posted: 30 Dec 2014 | Published: 30 Dec 2014

Parasoft Corporation

5 Steps to Improve Product Quality Through Requirements Traceability
sponsored by TechExcel
WHITE PAPER: Access this essential whitepaper to discover the 5 steps to improve product quality through requirements traceability. Read on to discover how you can bolster you testing process, and how you can ensure happy clients and top-notch products.
Posted: 13 Nov 2014 | Published: 13 Nov 2014


Mobile testing solutions: Choosing the right path
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: View this whitepaper now to find best practices on mobile application testing to help your team cover all angles of the product. Also find out the benefits of both automated and manual testing to help you decide which is best for your company.
Posted: 16 Oct 2014 | Published: 31 May 2014

IBM

The Future of Testing: Where do Testers spend their time?
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores the results of a recent survey analyzing where testers are spending their time, what obstacles they most often encounter, and where they think their attention should be focused. View now to see if your company is experiencing the same bottlenecks as others, and how to address them.
Posted: 15 Oct 2014 | Published: 15 Oct 2014

IBM

Test Early, Test Often: Continuous Testing as Part of the DevOps Lifecycle
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: View this whitepaper now to discover top tips for overcoming agile development testing challenges, and how to achieve continuous testing in a DevOps environment.
Posted: 13 Oct 2014 | Published: 28 Feb 2014

IBM

Mobile Load Testing Challenges
sponsored by Neotys
WHITE PAPER: Developers have seen an increase in the number of mobile projects; however, their load testing tactics have not adapted to facilitate the new popularity. This whitepaper discusses seven key steps to successfully testing and analyzing your organization's mobile load capabilities.
Posted: 11 Aug 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2011

Neotys

Assure the Reliability of Complex, Mission-Critical Applications and Deliver a Flawless End-User Experience
sponsored by CA Technologies.
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, discover an application performance management (APM) technology that can help you better understand the end-user experience and the performance of application service delivery.
Posted: 11 Jun 2014 | Published: 31 May 2013

CA Technologies.

The Secret to Agile Delivery? Tap into the ALM Hub of Activity and Insight
sponsored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise
WHITE PAPER: In this infographic, discover how a new approach to ALM can prepare you for the high velocity and increased quality required of Agile development.
Posted: 05 Jun 2014 | Published: 31 Mar 2014

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

ROI: The Value of Deployment Automation
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: While automated release has obvious benefits such as increased compliance and drastically slashed lifecycle times, what is the concrete advantage to automation - in terms of dollars and cents? In this resource, explore the ROI of deployment automation and learn what you need to take into consideration in order to calculate an accurate ROI figure.
Posted: 26 Mar 2014 | Published: 31 Jan 2013

IBM
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SOFTWARE QUALITY ASSURANCE DEFINITION (continued): … GIGO (garbage in, garbage out) is a concept common to computer science and mathematics: the quality of output is determined by the quality of the input. So, for example, if a mathematical equation is improperly stated, the answer is unlikely to be correct. Similarly, if incorrect data is input to a program, the output is unlikely to be informative. George Fuechsel, an early IBM programmer and instructor, is generally given credit for coining the term. Fuechsel is said to have used "garbage in, garbage out" as a concise way of reminding his students that a computer just processes what it is given. The term is now widely used in computer science classes, IT services and elsewhere. In fact, GIGO is sometimes used to refer to situations in the analog world, such as a faulty decision made as a result of incomplete information.A variation on the term, "garbage in, gospel out," refers to a tendency to put unwarranted faith in the accuracy of computer-generated data.
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