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Title: Continuous Testing Is The Answer to Software Failures


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Continuous Testing Is The Answer to
Software Failures
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Continuous Testing Is The Answer to Software
Failures
In 2017, software failures cost the economy US
1.7 trillion in financial losses. In total,
software failures at 314 companies affected 3.6
billion people and caused more than 268 years in
downtime. Software failures can prove to be the
nemesis of organizations in this world of digital
transformations as they can cause an undeniable
harm. Any software failure thus sounds off an
alarm that needs to be taken care of immediately
in the C-suite. The best way is to learn from
others mistakes, as opposed to learning from
your own software failures. Catastrophic software
failures in the recent years are reminders to the
fact that can organizations must pay heed to
identify ways and means to control such failures.
One of the most common ways is to pay proper heed
to, and implement continuous software
testing. Per Gartner Application leaders who
are modernizing application development face an
increasing need to deliver applications faster
and of higher quality. Continuous testing is one
of the major enablers for implementing DevOps
practices. A study led by Forrester analyst
Diego Lo Giudice and commissioned by Tricentis,
found that organizations that invest in agile and
DevOps initiatives make active efforts to
transform their software testing practices into
continuous testing practices. The study concludes
that successful organizations allocate proper
testing budgets, focus on improving skills,
implement continuous testing and automate
end-to-end functional testing to meet the demands
of release frequency, integrate testers into
cross-functional teams, and practice shift-left
testing.
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Continuous Testing Is The Answer to Software
Failures
  • These reports make it clear that software
    companies are adopting, and adapting new
    technologies to overcome the challenges of
    software failures, each of which has a lethal
    impact on reputation, net profit, and customer
    satisfaction. The aftermath of each major failure
    disperses far and wide over the Internet and the
    news, maligning the business for years.
  • Before getting into what businesses can do to
    take prevent software failures, lets take a
    quick look at a few major software failures that
    occurred in the past two years across industries,
    and the kind of impact they had on businesses.
  • Doctors and hospital staff of the Wales NHS
    experienced a widespread computer failure that
    led to them being unable to access patient files.
    This caused a backlog as patients could not be
    contacted to cancel appointments, and notes could
    not be typed up and saved on NHS systems.
  • The Equifax mega-breach of 2017 impacted the
    Personally Identifiable Information (PII) of
    nearly half of the adult population in the U.S.
    including businessmen, CEOs, and even the most
    junior-level employees. The reason was poor
    quality assurance culture and practices. This
    breach gave a serious jolt to the C-Suite, and
    made it crystal clear to them the necessity of
    continuously testing for cybersecurity related
    issues.
  • Pixel 2 XL mobile device had a narrow viewing
    angle, washed-out colors, and disappointing
    texture of the screen. Google had to recall the
    devices and relaunch it. In fact, consumers got
    the feeling that they were the beta testers to
    the product. The product launch was declared a
    massive catastrophe.

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Continuous Testing Is The Answer to Software
Failures
  • Meltdown and Spectre affected almost all
    computers on the market. Meltdown primarily
    affected Intel processors, while Spectre affected
    Intel, AMD and ARM processors. Daniel Gruss, one
    of the researchers that discovered the flaw at
    Graz University of Technology described Meltdown
    as one of the worst CPU bugs ever found.
  • WannaCry (also known as WannaCrypt0r and WCry)
    hit NHS England and various organizations in the
    UK and around the world. The attack was due to
    vulnerabilities found in Microsoft operating
    systems installed in millions of computers around
    the world.
  • Read Full Blog at
  • https//www.cigniti.com/blog/how-continuous-testin
    g-reduces-software-failures/

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