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DevOps - Giving QA a Seat at the DevOps and Digital Transformation Table

The Essential Role of QA in Digital Transformation With technology is being embraced in all aspects of our lives, its influence is expanding. Organizations want to fully take advantage of this growth, leading many to go through a total digital transformation in order to accelerate processes, develop innovations, and embrace opportunities. Quality assurance has an integral role in the journey of digital transformation. Implementing quality checkpoints along the path assures the desired business outcomes, as well as end-user satisfaction—the ultimate objective. A complete digital transformation affects business processes at every level. Quality assurance efforts strengthen the product at each transition throughout the development lifecycle and mitigate challenges posed by new technology. QA is in the best supporting role in any organization’s digital initiative to safeguard performance and security. Luckily, enterprises advancing in the direction of expanded digitalization already recog…
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Insider Threat, how do you deal with it ?

IndiGo and SpiceJet, the budget airlines, are again in the news. InterGlobe, that runs IndiGo, has accused its former employee of stealing financial and price-sensitive information to deploy and use it in their position with SpiceJet, a competitor of IndiGo. This person quit IndiGo and directly joined SpiceJet in September 2015.
After the person resigned, InterGlobe alleged that a routine internal security audit revealed that this person fraudulently accessed the company network and copied a large number of confidential files onto removable data storage devices without consent.
While IndiGo, SpiceJet take battle to cyber crime unit, the question that arises is - How could businesses avoid inside threats? Before we answer this question let’s take a look at what insider threat is all about.

What is Insider Threat?
An insider threat occurs when a current or former employee, contractor or business partner, who has or had authorized access to an organization’s network systems, data or premises…

What do Gaana, Ola and Zomato have in common?

No prizes for getting this right though.
These leading brands and start-ups were all hacked in last 3 weeks and more importantly anyone with basic knowledge of Application and Network Security could have done that.
The security breach of these web and mobile applications does pose a serious question - How secure are the web and mobile applications these days? Let's first accept the fact that in the mad rush to get products out in the market many companies do compromise on Quality Assurance and Testing. For most of these internet firms, where time-to-market plays a vital role, quality assurance has often been an afterthought.
This is not the first time that data from a mobile app or a website was compromised. A study done in 2013 looked at 230 top apps from third-party sites outside of the Apple App Store and Google Pay marketplaces, including the top 100 paid apps on Android and iOS. Among the paid apps, the study found 92% of the iOS apps had been hacked, compared with 100% on the Go…

DevOps and the Future of QA

DevOps has been the talk of the town for some time now (although it’s been in existence for a while – per Gartner, almost 30% of Global 2000 companies use DevOps) and a lot has been said and written about it. From insane articles that almost killed QA ‘DevOps will Kill QA’ to QA pundits coming out to the rescue of testers saying that ‘QA will be an integral part of DevOps’, the Internet is full of information around DevOps and how it affects QA. Here is a quick look at what really DevOps is and what it means to QA folks.
In simple terms DevOps is a methodology where Software Developers (Dev) collaborate with IT (Ops) that involves automation of software delivery and infrastructure. A decade ago the responsibility of QA was to find the bug and document it and that was it. This was a more casual approach. Over the years as CIOs and CTOs have been forced to bring down the 'Cost of Quality' and hence the focus of QA has shifted from a ‘casual’ approach to ‘a value driven’ approach.…

Breaking Myths about Human decision making: AIDAR approach

Breaking Myths about Human decision making: AIDAR approach
AIDA is a basic acronym that was formulated quite a while back as an indication of four phases of the deals process.

It is, in present day terms, a decently oversimplified model. This does not imply that it is no more of worth; it basically implies that it is not the entire story. How the money adds up is that it is helpful to utilize it as an agenda and rule, yet not as the main agenda or rule.
Consideration / Attention Initially stand out just enough to be noticed. Without consideration, you can barely convince them of anything. You can get consideration from various perspectives -a decent path is to astonish them. When you are conversing with them, the initial couple of seconds are vital as they will listen most then and quickly choose whether you are worth giving further consideration. Don't squander these valuable minutes on comforts, get the other individual's consideration quickly. It is by and large better to open…

Technology is the new Addiction.

Technology is the new Addiction.
Any sufficiently advanced technology is equivalent to magic. – Arthur C. Clarke
What is Technology? Is it a helping hand for us? Or is it a substitute meant to replace us in future?
Technology according to us is a very vast term, where even a simple tool/machine like a hand fan is known to be a part of innovation and a big tool like Artificial Intelligence is also studied with equal relevance.



Technology or should we say ease of getting things done has become a part of our DNA. Today, a new born baby within few months, learns to operate an iPad or an iPhone. There used to be a time when young children used to learn how to operate a normal kid’s toy and probably failed at it.
It seems as if today’s generation has some sort of coding embedded in their DNA which enables them to start operating any gadget at an early age.
With advancement in technology, today almost everything is possible. Maximum of the things have been automated and with AI being develop…