Selling Improved Testing

Software testing, regardless of project, is impacted by the lack of available test data. Production data is normally copied into non-Production with Personally Identifiable Information (PII) intact, leading to security exposures. Data proliferates across non-production, increasing the overall risk.< The lack of available test environments exacerbates the problem as does fitness of data matching new business rules and/or modified data schemas. New software products are now available to help bridge the test data gaps. In the following webcast, Ken Berridge of IBM and Technology Advance Partners Solution Architect Principal Anthony Minstein discuss the automation of acquiring and de-identifying test data alleviating many of these problems. Watch the Selling Improved Testing Webcast

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White Papers

Rethinking Testing

The Agile and DevOps methodologies help companies deliver solutions, faster. Testing is a key component of IT projects, regardless of methodology, and using traditional testing methods may prevent companies from fully realizing velocity schedule gains and from achieving quality delivery.

This presentation discusses new approaches to testing, enabling the promise of Agile and DevOps efficiency.

Test Data Fabrication

All IT projects, regardless of type, have one characteristic in common: the need to test. Thorough and accurate testing is dependent on the availability of data: data reflecting both static and altered data structures, as well as new business rules.

This white paper discusses approaches for supplying test data using two complementary methods: Test Data Management (sourcing from Production) and Test Data Fabrication, where data is created for new data fields/columns, tables and new brand new schema or, creating data to match brand new business cases.

Electronic Medical Record Retirement

Data is a foundational component of systems, applications and business operations. Hospitals and providers are required to retain patient care information for anywhere from eight to thirty two years depending on patient age, medical services performed and insurance coverage. Due to the potential need for varied data queries, there may be gigabytes (if not petabytes) of data retained for infrequent or what could be no access, seemingly, forever. This approach creates a major administrative cost burden as hospitals merge and acquire both ambulatory and acute treatment facilities.

Read more about the challenge of migrating old data to new platforms and identifying what to retain.

Data Breach

Corporate intrusions are increasing, in spite of the best efforts of companies to safeguard one of their most important assets, customer data. See how one Fortune 10 company attempted to prevent unauthorized intrusions, only to fall victim losing millions of customer credit card numbers to an exploited vulnerability. A vulnerability leading to mass exfiltration of sensitive data.

Read an analysis of how intruders combat security safeguards and how you can prevent the exposure.

Earned Value Management (EVM)

Read more about this project management technique for calculating project status.

Leadership and Management

Learn about the differences between leadership and management.

Healthcare EMR Shutdown

See how process and tools reduce hospital operating cost and maintain legal compliance