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?
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.
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.
As the leaders of ICT and projects within large organisations, reputation means everything to you. Your deliverables need to reflect the high standard that your company operates at to retain and attract new business. You set up systems and processes to ensure that everything going out the door is at an acceptable standard. You know that it is unacceptable to have sub-standard products going to market.
It’s the lament of many a technology expert - their brilliant innovations would work perfectly if it wasn’t for the intervention of humans. Self-drive cars have been lauded as a way to reduce accidents, minimise traffic congestion and lessen the negative environmental impacts of transport. Widespread adoption is a long way off however. According to a recent New York Times article, the main barrier to the success of Google’s self-driving cars seems not to be the technology itself, rather its people.