Cloud services have really captured the imagination. According to a Gartner
survey 71% of organizations have adopted SaaS (Software as a Service) within
the last three years. Quality Assurance teams, however, seem to have missed
the boat, barely leveraging the benefits of the cloud. While enterprises and
their so-called "QA Verified" software may be cloud-based, Test Management
itself generally isn't.
Advantages of Test Management in the Cloud
The benefits a cloud-based approach brings are plentiful and are particularly
pertinent for QA teams. Top of the list for most companies adopting SaaS is
the cost-savings. The ability to eradicate setup and ongoing maintenance
costs for your QA toolset and data storage is most welcome. Working via a
browser means no special software/hardware overhead.
Consider the nature of most test projects and you'll find that they involve ... (more)
Contrary to common misconceptions, offshore product development (OPD) of
software involves a lot more than just cutting costs and accelerating
time-to-market. Savvy companies know OPD enables them to improve the quality
of their software.
Outsourcing software development and independent software testing is a great
way for companies to reduce cost, improve quality, cut cycle times, eliminate
the need for in-house skills, and increase efficiency.
Unfortunately, far too many companies focus excessively on the benefits of
cost savings - and end up paying the price in poor quality sof... (more)