Creating more BA superheroes

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By Qual IT | 12 September 2016

In this white paper we look into the role of the BA within modern businesses, expectations of their role and what this means for project success.

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Digital Readiness Study 2016: Buzzword or benefit?

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By Qual IT | 2 March 2016

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.

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Wheedling out the bugs

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By Qual IT | 18 August 2014

Last month saw the unfortunate, if not unexpected news that Wheedle, the latest start-up in a succession of challengers to the domestic dominance of internet auction giants TradeMe, is to be ‘gracefully’ wound-down.

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Glass, china and reputation in a digital age

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By Qual IT | 26 June 2014

The digital economy, D-business or simply digital, is the latest hype to hit our industry. Digital initiatives such as cloud, mobile, social and analytics are rapidly changing the way businesses interact with customers, suppliers and staff, and enable smarter decisions to be made faster.

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Sending in the Green Berets

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By Qual IT | 25 October 2013

In information technology (IT), as in war, sometimes you need a team with special skills and a different perspective to change a risky situation.

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Managing the risk and complexity of upgrading from Windows XP as Microsoft support ends in April 2014

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By Shane Macdonald | 20 September 2013

Since an operating system upgrade affects every user in your business, any change has the capacity to inflict severe delay costs, or in the case of finance or compliance applications, introduce very high levels of risk to your business.

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Performance Anxiety

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By Qual IT | 23 April 2013

Athletes were not the only ones facing performance anxiety in the 2012 London Olympics. Providers of the event’s website, these days almost as important as the television coverage of the event, had to be able to cope with up to one million unique visitors per hour.

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Paperless bathrooms, completely automated software testing and other myths

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By Edmund Barton | 12 February 2013

In the 1970s much attention was given to the concept of the coming ‘paperless office’. Experts predicted that with the emergence of the computer, people would simply use digital displays and paper would be a thing of the past.

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Can RFP stand for ‘really fair process’?

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By Qual IT | 12 February 2013

Request for proposals (RFP) remain at the heart of the modern tendering system for software products, and are often filled with stress for all parties. Many of us would prefer not to labour through these long, complicated and protracted experiences, but if anything they are becoming more important.

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