Retail

Are you prepared for Black Friday and Cyber Monday?

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  Black Friday in the UK and Ireland differs from the U.S as it takes place over a week. In 2016 ‘Black Friday’ took place from Monday 21st November to Monday 28th November. An estimate of £6.5bn was spent online within this week – £1.23bn being spent on Black Friday itself. There was a 12% […]

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Change is the only constant!

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Autumn has arrived reminding us of how change is the only constant.  This is definitely a challenge for all of us in the IT sector. The pace of change for our sector is unrelenting and the opportunity for growth is continuous. Black Friday and Cyber Monday are weeks away.  This event has seen year on year increases […]

Retail

Black Friday and the Increasing Importance of Mobile Testing

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Christmas shopping season has well and truly started. Stats from Black Friday show that more consumers are skipping bricks and mortar stores for shopping online. We’ve talked about the importance of making sure a site can handle the increase in traffic that Black Friday brings, but we also need to talk about the importance of […]

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The Cost of Defects

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QA / Testing has two purposes: Find Defects. Prove to Stakeholders that their product functions/performs as designed and meets an acceptable ‘level’ of quality. This ‘level’ is defined in the clients or projects test strategy and is dictated by the client’s appetite for ‘Risk’. In a waterfall SDLC project, functional end to end defects are […]

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7 Signs that you need to invest in your QA and Testing

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1. Defects in Production Finding critical defects, post deployment in a live environment, indicates that the testing carried out hasn’t tested the project requirements correctly.  This results in your Operations (Ops) team spending a large portion of their time and budget resolving or working around the defects. Applying hot fixes to a live environment is […]

Retail

Black Friday is Coming

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What does Black Friday mean for your company and its quality assurance? Black Friday is a critical e-commerce day which always leaves casualties in it’s wake. Huge numbers of customer visits to a website result in the website crashing. There is a relatively simple solution to this one problem; when conducting your load testing before […]

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QA First Not Last

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Today’s customer has no patience for mediocre products or services, they remain loyal to the company that delivers on promises. Companies that consistently produce quality products remain in the race. As projects become more complex companies find it more and more difficult to strike the right balance between processes and progress and lose sight of the […]