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Prepare for the future... Mobile Apps, Big Data and Cloud

1.Frustration _by_Zach_Klein_Filkr_54389823_88dbffdf7d.pngAre you prepared for the future?  Want to learn more about how cloud, mobile and big data will drive changes in your business?


Do you feel like this guy from time to time?   Yes?


Well take charge of your future and change it!  The Power To Change event is a virtual, online event, where you can participate and prepare for the future.   Read more below… or register now. ..Here’s the details:


Power to Change virtual event.


September 10, 2013 - Americas event 9am PST 

October 1, 2013 - EMEA event 8am GMT 


Labels: Mobile

Responsive design and 4 steps to consider

Guest post by: Rick Barron, program manager, user experience

Mobile Social and Analytics Product Unit



responsive.jpegHow many devices do you own? The NPD Group said that their survey results show that there are now more than 500 million devices in US homes connected to the Internet. Furthermore, the average number of devices per US Internet household has grown from 5.3 devices just three months ago to 5.7 today.

How can you design and optimize your website to display properly on all of these devices? Keep reading to find out how you can utilize responsive design to meet the requirements of all of these devices. 

Labels: Mobile

Got change? Spend a half day on-line with apps visionaries and experts for winning insights in ALM


Change is the name of the game in mastering the ability to deliver applications quickly, with high quality, that will also delight the business.   I invite you to come hear from leading visionaries, analysts and successful practitioners as they share best practices, insights and actionable information to help you up the odds by changing with the pace of demand and delivering winning solutions.  


Continue reading to find out what you will learn at  the free  -- HP Power to Change virtual conference, Sept 10th and Oct 1st.



Mobile strategy: formula for success, part 1

Guest post by: Eitan Katz

This series of posts discusses the challenges that are facing enterprises that need to respond to the mobility trends.


Application integration


EAI is back. Again. Only now it means different things. Those who have been around for the past two decades would immediately recognize it. In the late 90s it was called EAI; later on it was an essential part of SOA; you probably took it in account if you were busy modernizing, webifying and cloudifying. And now – it’s here as a central piece in your mobilization efforts. So why is integration any different now and why is it so important in current mobile development initiatives?



Labels: Mobile

Building for BYOD – An app developer’s challenge

DeveloperYou go to hackathons for fun  because you love to code at work, and hate the endless meetings that you have to attend instead of doing “real work”.  


Why can’t you just get to work and code?  Why don’t they just get it?

Sound familiar?  If you’re trying to code and deliver a solution on time, then you know what it’s like to work with these conditions.



But, there’s a big challenge facing you in the  BYOD marketplace… keep reading get one perspective on how to approach the problem.

Labels: Mobile

Living in interesting times – how to be ready for changes in mobile

Are you faced with dealing with the challenges of big data, the cloud and mobile apps?  I’m sure you are.  Keep reading to CoolRide.pngget some insights about how these are impacting IT and learn about where you get even more information.

Labels: Mobile

5 types of regression software testing to try today

When you think of regression testing, what comes to mind? Do you imagine spending hours sitting in a dark room with your head buried in code? Or, instead do you allow the power of automation to make your job easier?


Continue reading to find out five different, and effective, types of regression testing that you can implement in your testing suite today.


Guest post by

Sarah Roderus, CTFL, CI, ASE

TCT Computing Group, Inc.

Summer vacation and Service Virtualization – what do they have in common?

avacation.pngAre you working to understand the value in using Service Virtualization to remove delays for testing and development caused by unavailable components and services?   Let’s use a metaphor, how do you keep things moving along when you are relaxing on a beach for summer vacation?  


Keep reading to find out what summer vacation and Service Virtualization have  in common.  The good news is that this approach CAN be applied to your composite application environment.


Understanding the web test object model in HP Unified Functional Testing (UFT)

The meaning of the following script line should be obvious to anyone using HP Unified Functional Testing (UFT):




It says “Click link "L" on page "P" of the browser "B"


Continue reading to find out why UFT’s designers decided to represent browsers and browser objects in this way.


This post was written by Motti Lanzkron, from the HP UFT R&D team.


Mobile is on fire: don’t let your apps for mobile get burned

HP-1_BLOG-FOOTER-600x60.jpgWe all know that mobile is revolutionizing technology, but how can you prevent your apps from getting burned from its popularity.


Continue reading to find out how you can become a mobile-powered enterprise.  

Labels: Mobile

Doc is getting to explore the Federal Reserve

FRBFront.jpgDocs is going to  systematically Exploring @  Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas with the DFW ALM user group  please join us on Tuesday, August 13 2013   4:30 - 7:00 pm

Busting Myths of Enterprise Mobile Security


The technology on which employees are relying on has changed dramatically over the past couple of years. In addition (and sometime instead) to using company issued laptops, employees are leveraging their own smartphones and tablets and using those to access sensitive company data as well as their personal information.

Labels: Mobile

Test automation without writing a single line of code … really

Have you ever wondered why most companies never get past fifteen to twenty percent automation? It is an interesting question, isn’t it?


Register for this web event and learn about a test automation methodology that is helping many companies increase testing efficiency and reduce script creation and maintenance costs.



Tearing down the wall between Dev and Ops to create quality DevOps

Myles 3.jpgToday’s enterprises need to become more agile in order to effectively compete.  To keep up, IT organizations not only need to deliver services faster, but at the same time, they need to make end-to-end quality their focus. For IT organizations that are ready to take the journey to what we call DevOps, COBIT 5 can serve as an instructional guide. COBIT 5 defines an expansive role for quality by saying that quality is effectively the outcomes generator for the enterprise. This makes the wall between development and ops an artificial one.


Quality clearly needs to be designed into the application, but it also needs to be measured throughout the application lifecycle. For this reason, COBIT 5 defines this process as ensuring the consistent delivery of solutions and services that meet enterprise and satisfy stakeholder needs. A key idea here is that projects and programs deliver services (enterprise capabilities) and these capabilities need to be continuously improved and made more efficient during their lifetime. How many of you in quality think this way?

Exploratory testing in an Agile environment – Part 3 of 3

Exploratory testing is a technique for getting rapid feedback from an application under test, by simultaneously learning, designing tests and executing tests.  This is the final part in a three-part weekly series on exploratory testing in an Agile environment.  Continue reading to learn when to use exploratory testing.


This post was written by Noy Bar from the Customer Success team.

Labels: Agile
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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.
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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.
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  • 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
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