If the Internet was an industry networking event, New Zealand businesses would be the tense introvert awkwardly standing by the plate of sandwiches, wishing they could go home. Yeah, we’re that person. Why? Because we still aren’t confident about the part social media should play in our digital strategy. We’re present, but not really participating like we should be.
The rate at which new technological trends emerge is staggering. There was a time when things could take a couple of hundred years to develop, adopt, and then progress a new technology. In the last decade this has changed to just years, even months or weeks for some trends.
There are thousands of people in the world who are incredibly skilled when it comes to all things information technology. However, this prevalence also means that cyber security has become more of an issue for companies. Not only are traditional systems more at risk, but also the move towards cloud computing puts valuable data within closer reach of those who know how to access it.
We've developed a useful infographic to show all the different aspects that should be included in a digital test strategy, no matter what type of organisation you have.
For New Zealand organisations, ‘digital’ is the latest trend, encompassing the emergence of cloud computing, big data and a move towards mobile and social platforms. But are these genuinely fundamental to organisations or just the latest buzzwords?
We talked to IT leaders amongst our customer base and dug into this concept of 'digital'. We wanted to understand whether it was hype or something significant, and what effect IT leaders think it is having on their business and ability to deliver IT systems that meet their organisation’s needs.
Quality, when not done right, can cause major repercussions to any organisation. Be they reputational, financial or political repercussions, quality must be at the forefront of any organisations mind when it comes to solution delivery.
Having spent the past decade specialising in Testing and Quality Assurance, Qual IT understands the importance of staying testing ‘relevant’. It is invaluable to keep up with the latest trends within the industry and to network with likeminded quality professionals.
Qual IT love being an active contributor to the New Zealand hi-tech community and endeavour to support associations that encourage innovation and growth in the tech sector. So it is with much excitement that we announce Qual IT as a sponsor for the New Zealand Hi-tech Awards for 2016.
In testing we work with all facets of technical capability from developers, to programmers, to those leading the project down its path. We work with these people within the organisations we engage with as well as having the capabilities within our own team as well.