Phy-gital Roundtable: Breakfast Roundup from Germany and Netherlands

02 May '15 | Debjyoti Paul

German Shoppers: Meet Them in the Fast Lane to Phy-gital

15 January '15 | Ralf Reich

Shoppers Will Share Personal Information (But They Don’t Want to be “Friends”)

15 January '15 | Anil Venkat

Modernize or Perish: Property and Casualty Insurers and IT Solutions

14 January '15 | Manesh Rajendran

Benelux Reaches the Phy-gital Tipping Point: Omnichannel Readiness is Crucial

13 January '15 | Anil Gandharve

The New Omnichannel Dynamic: Finding Core Principles Across Industries

13 January '15 | Debjyoti Paul

Technology does not disrupt business – CIO day 2014 Roundup

02 December '14 | Anshuman Singh

Apple Pay – The Best Is Yet To Come

02 December '14 | Indy Sawhney

Digital transformation is a business transformation enabled by technology

01 December '14 | Amit Varma

3 Stages of FATCA Testing and Quality Assurance

06 October '14 | Raman Suprajarama

3 Reasons why Apple Pay could dominate the payments space

18 September '14 | Gaurav Johri

Beacon of Hope: Serving Growth and Customer Satisfaction

05 August '14 | Debjyoti Paul

The Dos and Don’ts of Emerging Technologies Like iBeacon

30 July '14 | Debjyoti Paul

What You Sold Us On – eCommerce Award Finalist Selections

17 July '14 | Anshuman Singh

3 Steps to Getting Started with Microsoft Azure Cloud Services

04 June '14 | Koushik Ramani

8 Steps to Building a Successful Self Service Portal

03 June '14 | Giridhar LV

Innovation outsourced – a myth or a mirage or a truth staring at us?

13 January '14 | Ramesh Hosahalli

What does a mobile user want?

03 January '14 | Gopikrishna Aravindan

IoT Testing: Trials and Tribulations in a Connected World

Posted on: 29 April '15

The expanding number of interconnected devices makes product testing more complex than ever. Testing and analytics become challenging due to heterogeneous data sources and the incredibly large volume of information and reports. Here are five challenges and trends we find in our testing that you may want to consider:

  1. With increased complexity, integration testing – already a costly and tedious process – becomes even more unwieldy and expensive, just as market pressures force ever shorter time-to-market windows. In response, testing is evolving from script-based methodologies to more productivity-based automation. But many QA organizations lack the integrated, comprehensive test strategies and tool suites that are key to migrating away from manual processes.
  2. This lack of QA testing integration and automation greatly impacts a company’s ability to deliver products that capture customer attention while delivering on time and on budget. QA teams may also lack integrated test delivery platforms that map to model-based testing, continuous delivery integration and service virtualization.
  3. The traditional, narrowly-defined application integration testing model has also created an outdated perspective of QA as an end-of-development process. For example, QA’s traditional last-in-line position frequently results in inadequate end-to-end testing.
  4. Development teams and QA cannot continue to operate with a single-project focus that doesn’t take into account larger strategic business requirements and end user experience. If they persist, they risk not knowing whether their application portfolio is truly aligned, and if the criteria being tested are indeed validated by business goals and market needs.
  5. Because user experience testing has typically been a last-minute, lower-level concern, it suffers from the same lack of attention by the product development team. If the user experience assessment isn’t tied into larger business objectives, it leads to partial implementations or inadequate use case testing. This may be a recipe for disaster in connected world testing.

It’s time for QA organizations to take a fresh look at how they approach application platform testing. The biggest difference between traditional and connected-world testing is the heightened focus on broader business goals and the customer experience. This means testing must change from an inside-out to an outside-in approach.

Meanwhile, please share your thoughts regarding the testing challenges you’re facing.

Mindtree will be at STAREAST this May 3-8, delivering a technical presentation called ‘NexGen testing – Enterprise Test Delivery Platform’ on May 7 that corresponds to this topic. Visit our booth to learn how you can integrate design, CI and TestOps.

Nischal Varun

Nischal, Senior Director in Mindtree's Testing Services, has worked extensively with definition and implementation of transformational test strategies at several customers in North America. He specializes in organizational maturity improvements through shared service units and customized engagement models