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Displaying articles for: April 2014

You’re Invited! HP #Apps12 Live Tweet-up Chat!

ALM tweet up.pngALM is changing the equation on ways that organizations integrate, automate and collaborate across cross-functional and spatial teams.  It’s a tool that brings together a diversity of minds, from testers, to developers to executive leaders.  Our recent release of HP Apps 12.0 plays a small yet significant role as a part of this shifting technological development and space. 

Mobile design…it’s an art

designing-your-app.jpgHaving a great user experience has become an essential factor for success in modern applications. This is especially true for enterprises.  The mobile mindset of working anywhere, anytime, and with just the right information, is changing the way we consume applications.

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Mobility Leadership – keys to success from mobility experts

What does it take to be a leader in enterprise mobility? True leaders understand that users are at the center of an application. If you don’t wrap your product around users, they will find one that will.



Keep reading to find out how you can make sure your application is user-focused and how this can make the difference for your organization. 

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Testing around the world – Real world observations from 6 continents

cooper with cheetah.jpgWhat are the unique quality challenges faced around the world? I have recently been on a journey to uncover the answer to this question. I have spent the last year and half traveling the globe, learning and sharing how HP can help improve your software quality now and in the future. 


Keep reading to find out some of the similaries and differences of software testing in different regions around the globe.

5 things I learned at STARCanada 2014

p1.png.jpgI’ve just returned from the STARCanada conference at the Toronto Hilton.  I was there to attend the keynote and track presentations, and also to present a track session on cross-browser testing.  And although Agile is all the rage, I couldn’t come to Toronto and not visit one of the world’s most famous waterfalls!  Continue reading to find out what I learned while I was there.

Get a head start on mobile performance testing!

mobile test.pngPerformance Testing for mobile apps cannot be addressed as a bolt-on to existing quality processes. You must integrate mobile testing into your application lifecycle management and testing practices. This means looking at all elements of a strategy—people, process, and tooling.


Co-Author Michael "Doc" Deady and  Sangeetha K

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Size AND quality are possible with ALM 12

With many items in the world you have to decide which is more important to you: quality or quantity. With these items sometimes you require such a large amount, that you sacrifice quality to meet the need.


This is not true with HP Application Lifecycle Management 12.  This new version allows you to have both. It is almost like it is the philosophers' stone— the central symbol of the mystical terminology of alchemy, symbolizing perfection at its finest, enlightenment, and heavenly bliss. Keep reading to find out how software development bliss has been obtained.

'BYOS' Should Replace BYOD

Connected-Car.jpgDoes BYOD really describe what we are facing in this anytime/anywhere world. This was the topic of discussion during dinner at Mobile World Congress between myself and a number of my HP colleagues.


Keep reading to find out what we landed on after an in-depth discussion.

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The new HP Anywhere Developer IDE: for enterprise developers

Bring out the balloons and the noise makers! I am so excited about this news that I want to share it with the world. We have made some updates and improvements to the HP Anywhere developer IDE and supporting tools. These updates will make it easier for developers to create the amazing enterprise mobile apps your company needs.

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HP voyages to Turkey with Service Virtualization and Apps 12

Istanbul HP Forum.jpgI have just returned from an exciting trip to Turkey. We recently held a customer forum in Istanbul, and the event was electric.


It was so exciting to see how IT has grown worldwide. Keep reading to learn how the world has shifted and how we have been there to support the changes.

Mobile Security...the threat is real...seriously

mobile_security.pngThe threat landscape of mobile security is moving rapidly and deserves to be investigated and presented in a way that is useful for IT managers, staff, and security engineers. Not only do mobile devices present a unique set of risks for your enterprise, but the mobile applications that your employees run or develop can also present opportunities for attackers.


During this webinar, HP Security expert, Mark Painter, shares key insights from HP research into mobile app security and share recommendations about how to reduce your risk and improve your mobile app security.

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Agile delivery and Specsavers Optical Group: collaboration, solution and software service

specsavers video.pngYour business has to keep pace with the current speed of software delivery. This is where Agile can help you increase the speed of your processes.


We recently sat down with Specsavers Optical Group Director of IT Applications and Quality, Jason Taylor, and Environmental Delivery Manager, Tim Collins to discuss how HP ALM and the Agile methodology have helped this organization keep pace. Keep reading to find out how Specsavers supply chain has been improved as a result.

The “HP Apps 12 World Tour” kicks off this week in Canada, come see Apps 12 live in action!

Apps 12 bus.jpgYou’ve seen the announcement, heard the news, now come and see what the buzz is about with HP Apps 12, live at one of the major stops on the HP Apps 12 “Quality matters now more than ever” world tour.  We will be at six key events around the world, from STARCanada and STAREast, to Gartner’s AADI event, to HP Discover and Velocity Santa Clara, all between now and end of June.    We will be speaking on trends, technology and best practices and demoing all the new capabilities of HP Apps 12 including Cloud Testing, Continuous Integration and testing, Service and Network Virtualization, and Agile ALM to name a few.

Don’t miss the bus!

Unlocking the Power of Enterprise Mobility: HP Anywhere Partner Program

icon_hight_resolution.pngEnterprises worldwide are embarking on their mobility journey and they can’t go it alone. It is not a secret, mobility is no small quest – it is a journey to achieve the promised benefits. Pairing the right technology with the right expertise are key components to unlocking the power of enterprise mobility.


For enterprises to achieve a successful mobile strategy, they need to be able to embrace a holistic and reliable solution that addresses mobile app development, testing, monitoring, security, distribution and consumption. We believe that our partners can help us provide our mutual customers the right access to the technology and expertise needed to achieve their mobile objectives.


Today, we are excited to announce the HP Anywhere Partner Program to further help our partner community and customers achieve true Enterprise Mobility with HP Anywhere and HP Access Catalog.   The partner program is designed to focus on the unique needs of mobility to help HP partners take advantage of the market opportunity by offering a comprehensive set of mobile software solutions and services. With this program, HP’s mobility solution will be more accessible to customers and will make it easier for our partners to help deliver compelling solutions that target their customers’ core business problems.  


 Keep reading to learn more about the HP Anywhere Partner Program.

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HP Anywhere 11 Beta – Come and play in our sandbox!

9. HP A 11 Desktop 2.pngComing soon to a cloud near you, an enterprise mobility platform to give you a secure, managed solution to your BYOD problems!   The evolution of BYOD and the consumerization of IT is putting enterprises everywhere under stress to deliver secure, compelling and reliable mobile apps for their mobile workforce. These new style mobile apps need to offer the desired functionality without the overhead of old school IT solutions. 


How can you get ahead of the curve and be ready for the next request from the business?   Keep reading to learn about the HP Anywhere SaaS beta.  Meet the new cloud-based solution for the mobile world.  


Ready to get started?      Sign up here to join the HP Anywhere SaaS beta


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The World Quality Report: A Google Hangout perspective

Google Hangouts.jpgThe 2013-2014 World Quality Report (5th edition) highlights the latest trends, information and practices compiled from over 1,500 respondents, which include various industry CIOs, VPs and testing professionals. Recently in a google hangout, I was joined by Marakand Teje, Senior Vice President of Capgemini and Guillaume Runser, the creative genius behind the new WQR benchmarking mobile application.


Come see what we had to say about the report and how you can get a deeper insight into the report.

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  • I have more than 12 years in IT, with over 10 years working with the HP Quality Management suite of tools—seven as a Professional Services consultant for Mercury/HP. Additionally, I am the Regional Practice Lead for the Quality Management Strategy and Solutions organization which helps drive inovation in the areas of Best Practices and constancy of delivery.
  • Bruce Randall has 18 years of experience in technology product management and product marketing, has authored numerous articles, whitepapers and other content, and has presented in multiple technology forums. More importantly, Bruce has enjoyed working with thousands of customers and technology stakeholders to better understand their problems and to address them with technology solutions and services.
  • Lending 20 years of IT market expertise across 5 continents, for defining moments as an innovation adoption change agent.
  • Eric Odell has over 15 years’ experience in enterprise technology as the head of product marketing for numerous B2B startups. His background includes mobile, email security & archiving, application lifecycle management, the cloud, and software development tools. His key expertise and research focuses on mobility and the user experience.
  • GTM Marketing for HP Software's ADM team. I am passionate about design, digital marketing, and emerging tech.
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  • Kelly has over 20 years experience with enterprise systems and software in individual contributor and manager roles across product management, business development and product marketing. A majority of my focus has been in areas directly related to applications spanning from developer environments, enterprise Java, integration middleware, SOA infrastructure, SOA Governance and now application lifecycle management. Kelly has a B.S. in Computer Science from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo and an MBA from the University of Santa Clara.
  • Malcolm is a functional architect, focusing on best practices and methodologies across the software development lifecycle.
  • Michael Deady is a Pr. Consultant & Solution Architect for HP Professional Service and HP's ALM Evangelist for IT Experts Community. He specializes in software development, testing, and security. He also loves science fiction movies and anything to do with Texas.
  • Oded Klimer is a User Experience Manager & Strategist at HP. For more than a decade he has been Innovating, testing creating, and managing successful User Experiences with a wide variety of products for start-ups as well as fortune 500 companies. Oded holds an M.Sc. from the Technion, majoring in Human Factors Centered Design
  • Backed up with over 20 years of IT experience ranging from Application Development, QA, Product Management and Product Marketing, Ofer Spiegel has acquired deep insight into the intricacies of Enterprise IT and its versatile challenges.
  • HP IT Distinguished Technologist. Tooling HP's R&D and IT for product development processes and tools.
  • 36-year HP employee that writes technical information for HP Software Customers.
  • Functional Architect, FT
  • Rick Barron is a Program Manager for various aspects of the PM team and HPSW UX/UI team; and working on UX projects associated with He has worked in high tech for 20+ years working in roles involving web design, usability studies, and mobile marketing. Rick has held roles at Motorola Mobility, Symantec and Sun Microsystems.
  • WW Sr Product Marketing Manager for HP ITPS VP of Apps & HP Load Runner
  • Areas of expertise include project/portfolio management, software education and application lifecycle management
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