Businesses in any industry, from manufacturing and construction to financial services and retail, have become increasingly dependent on technology, not just to succeed but to survive.
As a result, businesses cannot afford the potential losses of productivity and security breaches due to ineffective software testing. No enterprises have the luxury to ignore unexpected downtime from software failures. By not prioritising quality assurance for business-critical applications, enterprises are essentially setting up their business-critical processes to fail.
But despite all that, we know better than most that achieving effective software quality assurance and testing is not easy. With more advanced technology, testing has become increasingly complex, time-consuming, expensive, and often requires specialist skills, so it’s understandable that many businesses still get this wrong.
Getting it right
Most businesses rely on consultancy services or some other external support for QA and testing. Businesses must seek a global software QA and testing partner who can provide all the expertise and support of an in-house QA team, whilst ensuring that the QA is handled strategically and integrated seamlessly in the software development lifecycle. QA is crucial in developing and launching successful best-in-class solutions.
But with the advancement in technology, much work including QA is now being done remotely via cloud-based platforms, on smartphones and through sophisticated mobile applications.