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

Traditional Testing Doesn’t Cut It in an “Internet of Things” World

Posted on: 24 April '15

In today’s Internet of Things (IoT) world, device-created digital data is everywhere. The need to make use of this big data is quickly gaining relevance across every industry sector. Device developers want to use this data and key analytics to deliver better products and services, and consumers want their devices to be as personable as possible. It’s a perfect world of opportunity – but it’s also creating a “perfect storm” of challenges for quality assurance (QA) teams that are scrambling to catch up.

The QA and testing approaches we’ve relied on for years are no longer adequate or even relevant in our new connected IoT world. There are several reasons for this:

  1. Businesses no longer compete at the level of the individual products or applications or services they produce. They now compete on the customer experience they deliver and their sustained ability to improve on it.
  2. Our tried-and-true testing models were designed for individual applications based on a simple assess-define-execute-improve concept. Today’s advanced software architecture and web deployment are built from components from a variety of sources, deployed over a distributed architecture, and finally come together in the browsers and apps of end devices.
  3. Today, the end-user experience is everything. Companies are now held to increasingly higher standards of consistency and quality across engagement channels, especially by customers who are quite willing to express their delight or displeasure about their user experience to the world via ubiquitous social media channels.

The shift in focus from a strictly application integration process to end-to-end user experience is significant, but it’s not the only challenge that QA organizations face. In my next blog in this series of three, I’ll cover more testing trials and tribulations confronting us in this connected world.

Meanwhile, please share your thoughts on this topic and how you see the connected world of testing changing.

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.

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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