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ALSO CALLED: Scenario Testing, Tests
DEFINITION: In general, testing is finding out how well something works. In terms of human beings, testing tells what level of knowledge or skill has been acquired. In computer hardware and software development, testing is used at key checkpoints in the overall process to determine whether objectives are being met. For example, in software development, product objectives are sometimes tested by product user  … 
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IT Priorities 2014: UK Europe, France and Germany
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RESEARCH CONTENT: Benchmark your IT spending plans, with our in-depth study of IT spending priorities in the UK, France, Germany, and Europe in 2014.
Posted: 17 Jan 2014 | Published: 17 Jan 2014

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Governance of IT, an executive guide to ISO/IEC 38500
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BOOK: This extract from the book: Governance of IT, an executive guide to ISO/IEC 38500, tells you the key things you need to consider before you start a project implementation.
Posted: 19 Dec 2013 | Published: 19 Dec 2013

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Behavior-Driven Development and Business Rules Management System
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WHITE PAPER: View this helpful white paper to learn more about three development frameworks, that when integrated, comprise an approach to business rules management system (BRMS) development that ensures fast application delivery and the ability to keep up with market change.
Posted: 04 Dec 2013 | Published: 31 Jul 2013

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How to build an effective User Acceptance Testing (UAT) Team
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BOOK: Learn how to build an effective User Acceptance Testing (UAT) team with this extract from User Acceptance Testing, a step by step guide.
Posted: 23 Sep 2013 | Published: 23 Sep 2013

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Graduate from Load Testing to Performance Engineering
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WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, explore the role of load testing in the past and the current state of load test practices. Also, discover how a new technology brings full automation to load testing, and can help you fill the gaps in current test automation procedures.
Posted: 29 Jan 2014 | Published: 25 Oct 2013

Compuware

How to Implement Continuous Testing for Optimal Mobile Performance
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WEBCAST: This on-demand webcast discusses how to implement continuous testing in order to optimize mobile performance, and takes an inside look at the technologies and tools fueling mobile testing success.
Posted: 06 Jan 2014 | Premiered: Dec 11, 2013

SOASTA, Inc

An Essential for Better Quality and Governance: Test Data Management
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WEBCAST: This webcast explores the relationship between test data management and data quality and governance, and how a test data management strategy leads to smarter insights, faster responses to market demands, and more.
Posted: 23 Dec 2013 | Premiered: Nov 6, 2013

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Selecting a SOA testing tool
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EGUIDE: Consult this expert e-guide and learn best practices for selecting a SOA testing tool, as well as some of the new approaches to building services with SOA.
Posted: 04 Dec 2013 | Published: 04 Dec 2013

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Royal Bank of Scotland Deploys IBM Rational for Virtual Testing
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EGUIDE: In this e-guide, get an inside look at an integration testing case study with the Royal Bank of Scotland. Find out how RBS managed to consolidate four messaging hubs and improved software quality with a new virtual test strategy.
Posted: 03 Dec 2013 | Published: 03 Dec 2013

IBM

Test without writing a single line of code…really
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WEBCAST: In this webcast, you will see how a customer is increasing the speed and effectiveness of their packaged apps testing projects by using best practices and testing accelerators. Inside, learn about solutions that can enhance development and testing efforts for business-critical systems that organizations rely on.
Posted: 25 Nov 2013 | Premiered: Nov 25, 2013

Hewlett-Packard Company

EGuide: Asking the right questions for Testing-as-a-Service selection
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EGUIDE: As applications become more complex it may be cost-effective to look into a Testing-as-a-Service (TaaS) solution, an outsourcing model for testing. In this e-guide, find out the whats, whys, and whens of a TaaS solution. Read on to uncover four core factors to consider when exploring TaaS consultancies.
Posted: 11 Oct 2013 | Published: 11 Oct 2013

CSC

Can Agile testing succeed in complex application environments?
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WEBCAST: Access this webcast to explore strategies for agile testing that eliminate bottlenecks and enable teams to streamline testing in even the most complex environments.
Posted: 24 Sep 2013 | Premiered: Sep 24, 2013

IBM

Smarter quality management: The fast track to competitive advantage
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WHITE PAPER: Many factors serve to complicate software delivery, but competition lies at the heart of this complexity. This paper introduces a practical approach to quality management (QM), continuous testing, and service virtualization that helps reduce time to market without sacrificing quality in the outcome.
Posted: 23 Sep 2013 | Published: 31 Aug 2013

IBM

5 Priorities to Address in a Business Continuity Plan Exercise
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EGUIDE: This e-guide underscores the importance of BC testing and discusses five critical priorities you should address in the planning process. Read on to find out how this critical activity differs from DR testing and discover other essential components of a successful BC management system.
Posted: 20 Sep 2013 | Published: 20 Sep 2013

Axcient

Independent Testing Services
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WHITE PAPER: Application testing is a critical step in the software development lifecycle, especially as application complexity and demand for faster delivery increases. In this resource, discover how end-to-end testing services can provide you with the tools that you need to more efficiently and effectively test your applications.
Posted: 19 Sep 2013 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

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Exploring the shifting roles in test and QA management
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EGUIDE: Although every company and industry is different, most are using new software practices that are changing the roles of test managers.  In this tip guide, learn the common development trends being seen in the industry and get advice for test and QA managers.
Posted: 18 Sep 2013 | Published: 18 Sep 2013

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Strategic Planning for Enterprise-wide Test Automation
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WHITE PAPER: In this resource, discover how you can achieve large-scale test automation throughout the application lifecycle by leveraging a test automation platform. Read on to discover the features, benefits, and components of this technology.
Posted: 16 Sep 2013 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

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Improve Mobile App Testing with Service Virtualization
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WHITE PAPER: To ensure top-notch user experience on mobile apps, you need to conduct thorough testing - but mobile app testing isn't easy. How do you overcome the challenges such as unavailable testing components and unpredictable network conditions? Access this resource to find out how service virtualization for mobile app testing may be the key.
Posted: 13 Sep 2013 | Published: 13 Sep 2013

Parasoft Corporation

IBM Rational Software for SAP
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WHITE PAPER: In this resource, explore how one ALM tool complements the SAP lifecycle with test planning, execution, change control, and requirements management, so that you can ensure streamlined deployment of SAP and non-SAP solutions.
Posted: 10 Sep 2013 | Published: 30 Nov 2012

IBM

Usability: Just One More Thing You Don't Have Time For?
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VIDEO: In this brief video, hear from Steve Krug, author of Don't Make Me Think, as he discusses the importance of user experience and usability testing. Learn how you can improve the apps and sites you design and build, without breaking the bank or increasing your time spent on development.
Posted: 09 Sep 2013 | Premiered: 09 Sep 2013

OutSystems

Enterprises Take Aim at the Cloud for Application Development and Testing
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WHITE PAPER: Access this short resource to discover a converged cloud solution that provides just the type of cloud you need: flexible, reliable, and cost-effective. Built on a common architectural foundation across private, managed, and public clouds, HP delivers the cloud that enterprises rely on.
Posted: 09 Aug 2013 | Published: 31 Mar 2013

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Integrate Rational ALM applications with SAP Solution Manager
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WHITE PAPER: To support effective collaboration, IT teams need to unify and expedite the delivery of SAP and other critical business systems. In this resource, learn how to leverage an ALM platform and other tools that help your respond to the difficulty of managing change in SAP environments quickly and without breaking the bank.
Posted: 09 Aug 2013 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

IBM

A Secure Cloud for Development and Testing Environments
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VIDEO: For application development and testing projects, savvy companies look to the cloud due to benefits such as cost savings, flexibility, and scalability. In this brief video, discover a flexible, scalable, managed cloud that delivers the performance and uptime you need to develop and test critical enterprise applications.
Posted: 01 Aug 2013 | Premiered: 30 Jul 2013

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FAQ: Minimize SAP Testing Efforts
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PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: Trying to balance quality, speed and performance expectations is difficult enough, but when the pressure to deliver changes faster mounts, traditional QA and testing methods just don't cut it.Luckily, this resource is here to help - with answers to FAQs about how to minimize testing efforts in your SAP landscape.
Posted: 19 Jul 2013 | Published: 14 Jun 2013

IBM

Bonobos Improves Web Site Performance to Gear Up for Cyber Monday
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WHITE PAPER: Trying to avoid another online retail season riddled with website performance issues, Bonobos CTO Michael Hart turned to SOASTA. Read this informative case study today to learn to learn about the weeks Bonobos spent testing SOASTA CloudTest On-Demand in order to simulate customers going through the entire purchase cycle.
Posted: 09 Jul 2013 | Published: 09 Jul 2013

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TESTING DEFINITION (continued): …  representatives. When the design is complete, coding follows and the finished code is then tested at the unit or module level by each programmer; at the component level by the group of programmers involved; and at the system level when all components are combined together. At early or late stages, a product or service may also be tested for usability.At the system level, the manufacturer or independent reviewer may subject a product or service to one or more performance tests, possibly using one or more benchmarks. Whether viewed as a product or a service or both, a Web site can also be tested … 
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