No matter what kind of business you run, big or small, it’s vital that you have software test teams in place, ready to assess the tech you use to keep your company afloat – or you could find that you start losing customers left, right and centre.
One of the things about technology is that it’s constantly evolving. It’s no different when it comes to software and particularly testing.
It’s one of the reasons why it can be sensible to work with experts to develop your software test process, to ensure you not only test every element thoroughly, but also that you do so in the most efficient way possible.
Forbes recently highlighted some of the top trends in software testing that businesses should be aware of this year.
Top of the list is ever closer ties between developers and testers, with more companies adopting or planning to adopt DevOps. Because testing is carried out alongside development to ensure a fast rollout of the finished product, it’s essential that these two areas work closely together.
Big data has been on our radars for a while now, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t still issues to be resolved in this area. As the Forbes article points out, one of the most pressing is finding a quick and effective way to verify that the data has been successfully processed.
This is the “largest bottleneck in big data testing” the news provider revealed, stressing that “any emerging trends will have to address this issue”.
It’s certainly one that companies need to focus on, and as a recent article in Biz Community pointed out, having the right software is essential if you’re going to get a handle on the big data your business has access to.
Another area to watch is the rising need to test in agile, where a tester may not have complete clarity over what’s required because they need to run tests “as a result of fluctuating requests in real time”.
As a society we’re generating more data than ever before. The introduction of smart devices and the Internet of Things (IoT) means that many businesses have got more data than they can handle.
The challenge with big data is to derive insights from it – in order to do this you need to have time to analyse it on a meaningful scale and identify business insights that can help your company grow.
However, as a recent article for Biz Community pointed out, one of the biggest challenges with big data is “the sheer volume of data”.
“The scale, complexity and completely varied nature of big data makes it tricky to manage,” the article continues.
What is the answer if you’re looking for a way to derive insights from the vast amounts of data your firm holds? According to the news provider, it’s the right software.
The aim of this kind of business software is to simplify the management of data, as well as to manage the performance of the systems holding the data themselves.
When you’re selecting software for your firm, there are a number of things to consider. “It’s important to choose intelligent software which understands data structures and reacts accordingly, enabling fast data restoration when necessary,” the news provider suggested.
It’s also important to think about how the data is presented once it’s been analysed. This is where techniques such as data visualisation come in. This can be a particularly effective way for people to get to grips with data as it’s displayed in a visual format that’s easy to understand, rather than through lots of figures or lists.
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Software is important to almost every business nowadays. But with technology constantly evolving, as well as businesses growing, it can be difficult to make sure that your software keeps pace.
As a business, any business, it’s vital that you know exactly what’s going on in every part of the operation and how different sections of the company are impacting other parts of the value chain in order to ensure repeated business success, while driving improvement and transformation across the organisation as a whole.