Testing Strategies for Ensuring the Success of Mobile Applications
The use of mobile applications to conduct day to day business is set to increase exponentially over the next few years. Jupiter Research estimates that 1 in 8 will use mobile ticketing in 2015 and up to 1 billion will access financial services. Yet many companies have yet to develop a robust testing strategy for mobile applications
Testing mobile applications is complex. Not only do test teams have to validate the functionality of the mobile application, they also have to consider their performance under load as well as across multiple devices, carriers, operating systems and geographies. This requires test teams to adapt existing test methodologies and processes to ensure consistent behaviour across many environments
-Evaluating the need for emulator-based or real device testing solutions
-Coping with varying bandwidth and user loads
-Identifying optimization opportunities for mobile application clients and infrastructure to ensure that applications remain responsive under challenging mobile network conditions and increasing load
Join HP, Shunra and Red Ant for a lively and interactive panel debate where we will be discussing the business impact of mobile functionality and performance across various sectors including finance, automotive, retail and consumer goods. In addition the experts panel will discuss best practices in implementing a mobile performance engineering framework to ensure companies are successful with their mobility projects.
Learn how data encryption and encryption key management address compliance for healthcare providers and payers. Join Derek Tumulak, VP Product Management at Vormetric, and Tricia Pattee, HOSTING Product Manager as they discuss how HIPAA/HITECH regulations impact electronic protected health information (PHI) and best practices to safeguard sensitive patient data.
• HIPAA and HITECH regulatory mandates impact data security for healthcare institutions
• Strong encryption and policy-based access controls provide a separation of duties between data security and system administrators
• Secure key management and policy management ensure consistency in applying policies and encryption keys to both structured and unstructured data
• Rapid implementation is achieved because encryption is transparent to users, applications, databases and storage systems
• The HOSTING and Vormetric cloud solution can satisfy HIPAA and HITECH compliance requirements in the cloud
Migration to 802.11ac is about using optimal design techniques and network validation that achieve maximum performance and ROI. Join Devin in this live webinar to get best practices for the migration of your enterprise Wi-Fi network as he focuses on the following:
•Details about channels widths that you didn’t know that you needed to know
•The entire process of design, deployment, validation and remediation – in context
•A detailed understanding of co-channel interference (CCI) and its effects on enterprise Wi-Fi networks
Devin Akin is the founder of Divergent Dynamics, a Wi-Fi Systems Integrator, Value-Added Reseller (VAR), and Training organization. Akin has over 20 years in IT, with 15 years in WLAN specifically, and was recently named to the TWW Top 100 Wireless Technology Experts list for 2014.
Marketing teams get creativity. Creativity is their life’s blood. The concern is that by setting up rules and processes, we might kill that creative spark that drives the art created by the marketing directive. Agile methodology is applying the art of science in order to uncomplicate and reduce unnecessary admin time -- the very thing that keeps us from spending more time making beautiful campaigns and generating innovative copy.
We’re going to talk to real life marketing teams who are using Agile methodologies to run their right-brained collaboration space – and are seeing tremendous results. We’ll talk war stories, great use cases, and ways to break down the siloes that are keeping your brilliant minds from making that next inspired leap.
Join us for a free web event sponsored by Workfront to uncover the real-life ways that creative directors are harnessing the power of agile marketing methodologies to rapidly make fantastic leaps and discoveries that fuel careers.
In this webinar, you’ll:
* Hear first-hand experiences from current creative teams using tried and true methods to build faster and respond to industry trends quickly
* Learn ways to increase the number of great ideas and proof of concepts
* Use data to analyze and capitalize on changes in projects, marketing and industry trends… before your competitors know what hit ‘em.
* Capture the lightning in a bottle that ensures amazing customer experiences.
Sponsored by Workfront
Jim Ewel, Principal, Agile Marketing
Stewart Rogers, director of marketing technology, VentureBeat
David Lesue, creative director, Workfront
"DevOps" is a term that has become mainstream enough to be hated, misunderstood, misused, and abused. But what is "DevOps"? And, more importantly, why should I care?
DevOps isn't a tool or a product. It's an approach to operations. By uniting development and operations teams to automate and standardize processes for infrastructure deployment, you get faster innovation, accelerated time to market, improved deployment quality, better operational efficiency, and more time to focus on your core business goals.
This presentation will explore the principles and forms of DevOps. I know DevOps when I see it and, soon, you will, too.
Capacity planning just may be the most crucial element that businesses are consistently struggling with. It is easy to see why, the impacts of SMAC (social, mobile, analytics, and cloud) has kept executive decision makers and IT managers on their toes. But this environment is not going to become any easier, and now is the time to make plans for the growing needs of data storage and reliable connectivity. In this live webinar we will discuss:
•Five tips to business on the right track
•The challenges that result from the common approaches utilized today in capacity planning
•A better way to optimizing the bandwidth you may already have
SaaS, VoIP, Private/Virtualized, Public, Hybrid. There are many ‘shapes” of cloud and with each comes increasing reliance on a stable, high-performing network.
Join Rick Blaidsell and NETSCOUT- Fluke Networks Enterprise Solutions, as we discuss the challenges of cloud networks and the solutions organizations around the world are sharing with us. You will learn:
•Why initial intelligence gathering about your network is critical
•How to use on-going monitoring to identify problem domains
•What is needed to keep everything “clean” for hosted VoIP
•When to stay with a physical environment
Charl Joubert from University of Pretoria in South Africa explains why HP Service Manager with Smart Analytics leverages Big Data to be a game changer for problem management at the service desk and how amazing gains have been measured on daily tasks.
When adding new 10G infrastructure to your network it is best practice to validate performance before making it operational. Yet this step is frequently skipped - increasing the likelihood of future problems such as:
•More time spent troubleshooting
•Sub-optimal application delivery
In this webinar learn how the new OneTouch AT 10G Network Assistant facilitates 10G infrastructure acceptance testing with automated, 1-button standardised testing and reporting.
Learn how to take control of your data by using advanced encryption, centralized key management and cutting edge access controls and policies. In this session, Imam Sheikh, Dir. Product Management at Vormetric, and Tricia Pattee, HOSTING Product Manager will discuss how to proactively address PCI Compliance in the cloud, protect intellectual property and comply with data privacy and system integrity regulations. Join this informative webinar to learn about HOSTING and Vormetric data encryption security solutions and best practices that have helped leading Fortune 500 businesses protect their sensitive data across their private, public and hybrid cloud environments!
What you'll learn:
• How data encryption helps prevent data breaches
• How to address PCI compliance requirements in the cloud
• How to safeguard cardholder information that is stored in a variety of different databases and versions
• The HOSTING and Vormetric approach to securing data in motion and at rest
LeanFT is a vendor agnostic, powerful, lightweight , developer oriented and cost-effective test automation solution built specifically for continuous testing.
Perfect for Developers/Testers, Test Automation engineers, Continuous testing, Agile and Dev/Ops-centric teams it:
- Builds robust and stable tests that deal well with changes in the AUT
- Develops testing scripts using modern object-oriented programing language, such as C#, Java, and their hosting frameworks’ libraries
- Enables and encourages dev-QA collaboration in agile teams by using the same tool for development and testing. LeanFT features functional testing capabilities in Visual Studio and Eclipse so you can maximize productivity with the tools you’re familiar with.
- Maintains consistency of testing models. LeanFT adapts to changes in the underlying application
- provides a lightweight HTML report that details the test execution flow and tracks failures at each step.
Join us on Friday 16 October to learn more and to see our LeanFT product demo
One very big challenge we have in IT is “what is the big picture”. We hear so much about technological advances and trends like cloud and the internet of things that many organisations become confused and seem to think that these are the big picture – but they are not! These are simply different types of ways IT can be delivered and technological advances.
So why is this “big picture” so elusive? If you think about it most IT people are quite obsessed with IT. It’s their job after all. IT advances seem to come thick and fast resulting in yet another project, yet another new thing to deliver, and yet another set of problems and issues to resolve. So it’s not really a shock to see that IT people can become easily engrossed in technology and not focused on “the big picture”.
Does a big picture actually exist? Well yes, as at last there is a Reference Architecture designed specifically for running the business of IT which utilises fundamental concepts such as viewing IT as a value chain, supported by value stream. This is called IT4IT™ and it has been produced by The OpenGroup http://www.opengroup.org/IT4IT
So how can the big picture help with Continual Service Improvement? Well, at last we have an overarching architecture which we can use to drive improvements focused on maximising value back to the business, and not just improving IT for the sake of it! This also allows organisations to identify small incremental steps that are more manageable and achievable for them to deliver whilst gradually moving closer to the “big picture”.
This session will introduce IT4IT™ and give some practical examples of how it can be used within the context of Continual Service Improvement
David Papworth, Professional Services Consulting Manager & Ian Wales, Cloud, Automation and Application Delivery Management
Running Enterprise IT is probably more complicated now than it has ever been. Many organisations are embarking on transformation projects to take advantage of the modern hybrid world. But with all that complexity how do you make sure your transformation is a success? Join HP to take a look at some of the areas you need to be considering when transforming your environment to achieve the better service levels and efficiencies you are striving for. We’ll talk about everything from discovering interdependencies through automation and changing the way you manage your new environment.
With the constant pressure on IT Budgets and DevOps taking the center stage of attention, there is a trend to automate everything. The question becomes what to do with IT Service Management, is that still needed? which parts can be automated? Is No-Ops a real target? Is this New-Style-of-IT or this ‘Fluid-IT’ is really an answer to everything?
Join Kees van den Brink to discover the possibilities of automating ITSM, what can be learned from movements like DevOps and how an enterprise organization can be organized to handle different level of automation.
No more delayed departures, revised timetables and leaves on the line. Kick these blockers into touch and clear the way to a faster journey, by testing earlier and continuously. Adopting an agile approach within your development team really isn’t as daunting as you might think. Join this webinar and hear how you can achieve an effective agile framework.
HP Software Customer Spotlight Webinar Series 2015
The Big Data service desk: HEMIT talks HP Service Manager & Smart Analytics
Join us to discover the power of Big Data at the service desk as HP customer HEMIT presents their success story. Using modern data analysis adds tremendous insight and value to the service desk by leveraging so called unstructured data, which makes about 90% of all data. HEMIT is the IT service provider for hospitals in central Norway. By using HP Service Manager Big Data Edition and Smart Analytics, HEMIT is making its service desk more intelligent and providing Smart Ticket and Hot Topic Analytics capabilities. HEMIT’s projected results are 50% time saved on completing self-service tickets and a short 12 month ROI.
• Leverage HP IDOL technology and Big Data for the cutting edge service desk
• Improve your service desk productivity and increase service quality
• Do more with less and still improve the overall business value of IT
• Simplify user experience and improve service desk agent productivity
• Get answers to your own questions during the live Q&A session
‘‘It is probably the most interesting piece of software I’ve seen in the last 10 years. The IDOL engine behind all this - it is really, really cool.’’
Cloud computing is all about improving agility and efficiency for organisations but the focus is often on the speed to provision infrastructure and services. But what about all the ongoing management and maintenance processes that go with it? If you are going to improve the deployment of services using public or private cloud it is important to look at how you improve the efficiency of the processes around it.
Learn how process automation technology can help you automate common tasks and processes to improve the speed of delivery, improve the quality of services and take out cost.
The drive to agile development, faster delivery and DevOps has resulted in a major reduction in the scope and frequency of performance testing, primarily due to the need to reduce cycle times, and the difficulty of executing large scale tests earlier in the process. This has also led to a proliferation of test technologies selected by individual projects to cover only their specific needs, causing reduced test case reuse and inconsistency in results.
Reduced delivery times, instant and ubiquitous user feedback and reduced testing is a potentially toxic combination for organizations.
Performance Engineering is the new discipline of smarter, more flexible testing executed earlier in the process, delivering actionable and repeatable results including accurate performance data enabling issues to be addressed faster and at lower cost. Performance Engineering is not about a specific technology or product, but it is about reducing rework, maximizing automation and increasing feedback.
Join this webinar to learn more about Performance Engineering and how HP’s Performance Engineering solutions can help you on the path towards continuous business feedback and improvement, built-in and automated performance, optimized applications for business and customer value, and collaborative and interactive teams focused on quality.
Join us for this webinar to learn how HP customers use automation to become more efficient, reduce errors, improve quality and become more responsive to business requirements. In this webinar we will focus on areas where our customers have gained the greatest benefit from automation such as incident resolution; server lifecycle management and user lifecycle management. We will also look at the process organisations take to implement automation technology and drive change in their businesses and where they were able to demonstrate strong return on investment.
What does Big Data mean in the context of IT Service Management and how it can increase customer satisfaction, improve IT staff productivity, and lower costs?
If you joined our last webinar you will have heard Neville Ward and Rosalie Freeman discuss what Bid Data means in the context of ITSM and the service desk and how it can help you to address these issue.
In this webinar Neville and Rosalie will discuss these points further and it will also include a live demo of HP Service Anywhere.
“There is a growing demand for application performance monitoring for mobile, cloud & web.
•The mobile internet is growing 8 times faster than the Internet with 5.3 Billion users and 30% of web traffic coming through mobile devices today.
•There is an increased dependence of business revenue on connectivity and performance from mobile devices.
User experience is everything. You can't have apps that crash or don't perform properly. AppPulse Mobile reports true user experience. It works both with iOS and Android; and it’s perfect for supporting rapid release cycles.
AppPulse Mobile will help you to:
•Measure, Focus and Improve your app to get 5-star ratings and happy users.
•Measure what matters – actual end user experience – from the time they tap/swipe until the UI response finishes.
•Focus on the problems that affect your users the most and the user actions that caused them.
•Improve – Deliver actionable information to developers to improve the most important issues affecting user experience.
Join this session to learn what Big Data means in the context of IT Service Management. We will cover the following questions:
What does Big Data mean in the context of ITSM?
How can it increase customer satisfaction, improve IT staff productivity, and lower costs?
How can Big Data put IT back in control?
How can the use of Big Data help reshaping the relationship between users and the service desk?
How can Big Data drive continual improvement?
At the end of our session, your key take-aways will include:
See how the use of Big Data can decrease ticket/request handling times and reduce cost
Learn how to win users back to your service desk
See how you can reduce the amount of time spent on commonly raised issues so you can focus more on the critical ones.
Understand and see how Big Data can drive Continual Process Improvement by providing real time insights and recommendations
Tony Price, World Wide Lead for Strategic and Transformational Consulting, Hewlett-Packard Software Professional Services
This session will focus on the skills that are required within an organisation to deliver the New Style of IT (NSOIT) and the associated Service Management design. Tony will not only define the skills but explain why these skills are required. To do that the session will go back to some of the basics from the inception of ITIL and will explore why some organisations and individuals seem to believe the outdated idea that “ITIL is ITIL is ITIL”.
Join HP Software launch HP Server Automation Virtual Appliance; Premium (SAVA)
Recent research revealed there are more than 300,000 servers still at risk from the Heartbleed OpenSSL. IT server admins are struggling to manage the process of updating OpenSSL.
Is your organisation in such a position? If so, there is good news: There is a way that you can deploy the latest version of OpenSSL to your Windows and LINUX servers, safely, reliably and quickly, with a copy of the HP Server Automation Premium (SAVA).
SAVA can also:
• Help you achieve 200:1 server/admin ratio
• Unify physical and virtual management
• Provide up-to-date compliance reporting enables remediation in minutes
• Automate patch management
• Reduce execution times for your changes by 90%
• Reduce performing audit time by 80%, allowing you to achieve compliance
• Eliminate approx. 70% of outages & security incidents caused by manual miss-configurations
Gary Voller, Strategy & Technology: Applications, HP Software
HP Software UK&I host their annual World Quality Report webinar, where Gary Voller will be reviewing the 6th HP, Sogeti and Capgemini annual report, highlighting the key areas from the application quality and testing practices from around the world.
Recent high profile consumer outages that have affected millions of people have also brought increased pressure on the Financial Services Industry to get a clearer picture on how to avoid customer-impacting issues, and how to respond if critical services are compromised. Watch this webinar to learn how you can evaluate your ability to avoid or respond to such business outages.
HP brings together an integrated portfolio of software, services, hardware and partner technologies to create IT management solutions, Information Management solutions, Business Intelligence solutions and Security Intelligence and Risk Management solutions that uniquely empower CIOs to leverage the new realities of a cloud-enabled world, manage business threats and risk, and deliver competitive differentiation.