Automation

June 06, 2022

Between the impact of COVID-19, shifting customer demands, and a surge in digital transformation, small to midsize business (SMB) owners in retail have been faced with great change in the last couple years. To find out just how much these disruptions have impacted retailers, we surveyed key thought leaders and decision makers at SMB retail companies. The results identified both the critical challenges faced by SMB retailers and the tech initiatives they' re implementing to offset those challenges. Based on our data, we've parsed out three key findings that will help small business owners navigate the new normal ...

June 02, 2022

Businesses developing software products need to plan and implement an effective DevOps transformation strategy to achieve a host of objectives. These include reduced time to market, faster query resolution, shorter development cycles, streamlined processes, and increased deployment speed, among others. The 5 best practices to achieve the same are ...

May 16, 2022

The DevOps journey begins by understanding a team's DevOps flow and identifying precisely what tasks deliver the best return on engineers' time when automated. The rest of this blog will help DevOps team managers by outlining what jobs can — and should be automated ...

May 12, 2022

DevOps is not a tool in itself. You can't download it. It is made up of tools and methods and a whole way of working — the DevOps culture. At its core, DevOps is about creating an open, regular flow between operations and development — and therefore clear communication and collaboration is essential. With demand increasing to build innovative systems to attract and retain customers, a cohesive DevOps culture can be the differentiator that puts you at the forefront of commercial growth ...

March 17, 2022

"We have seen two years' worth of digital transformation in two months" ... In the months since that memorable quote from the head of Microsoft, companies have been forced to continuously adjust to the new world order, exploring better ways to streamline processes, harness data, or shape entirely different ways of doing business. The trend is set to continue throughout 2022 ...

March 10, 2022

As the Great Resignation continues and turnover rates climb, organizations across industries are struggling to keep top talent — especially in the developer, delivery, platform and security realms. Ongoing digital transformation efforts have put additional pressure on organizations to keep up with the accelerating pace of innovation; multi-cloud environments are becoming the new norm — bringing with them novel IT complexity concerns; and cybersecurity threats continue to proliferate across the enterprise ...

December 14, 2021

Industry experts offer thoughtful, insightful, and often controversial predictions on how DevOps and related technologies will evolve and impact business in 2022. Part 5 covers automation ...

November 22, 2021

From facial recognition to self-driving cars, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) have become commonplace for many industries in recent years. In parallel, the software development industry has undergone a transformation of its own ...

November 17, 2021

In today's digitally driven work environment, leveraging technology to improve efficiencies is an essential component of any modern business. This is especially true for those in the business of software. As a business's software development life cycle (SDLC) continues to speed up, and more code is developed and deployed at a faster rate, testing that code for quality to ensure optimal user experience is critical. The SDLC is also only growing more complex, so finding ways to simplify and automate wherever possible are critical too. That's why a modern SDLC should start with software test automation ...

September 30, 2021

Most organizations were already embracing transformation initiatives to improve efficiency, increase flexibility, and strengthen both employee and customer experiences. Whether it was about incremental improvements or complete digital transformation, the recent pandemic accelerated and widened the scope of such efforts. Automating a lot of manual processes and activities quickly became the norm, especially since manual efforts did not fit well with an increase in remote work ...

August 19, 2021

In an all-digital, work-from-anywhere world, it’s never been more important to sense and respond to changing market dynamics — and the needs of customers and employees — with speed, agility, and efficiency. Organizations increasingly look to automation to improve efficiency and productivity. However, 70% of automation initiatives are being hindered by security concerns and data silos, according to a new report from MuleSoft ...

June 14, 2021

When it comes to digital accessibility — making sure your website, mobile site, app or content is convenient and easy to use for people with disabilities — great progress has been made with automated testing. Deque Systems recently conducted a study that found the total number of digital accessibility issues which can be identified through our automated technology is 57% ...

May 13, 2021

Manual testing is a nuisance to DevOps teams. Enter automation. Adopting scriptless automation doesn't need to be as hard as it may look. There are four easy steps that teams can make to easily transition to the no-code software ...

March 24, 2021

When I worked in product management at the start of my career, the saying about product development was "cost, quality and schedule: pick two" with the implication that there is an inverse variation between getting product shipped quickly and cheaply, and therefore quality can suffer. Or, if you want a high degree of quality and to ship it fast, it is more costly because it requires more resources. Thankfully, that saying is no longer true. With a DevOps approach, you can get speed, high quality and cost efficiency at the same time. However, you cannot get to a DevOps approach in your systems development lifecycle (SDLC) without test automation ...

March 01, 2021

2020 was one of the most transformative years for software testing to date. Teams were forced to adapt to completely new work environments and learn to develop, test and innovate at warp speed. At Perfecto by Perforce, we were intrigued by the rollercoaster that was 2020 and wanted to glean more insights into the unique testing trends and challenges that surfaced as a result. As such, we surveyed more than 700 DevOps professionals for our 2021 State of Test Automation Report ...

February 16, 2021

In the quest to quickly deliver quality apps and services while providing a superior customer experience, DevOps is proving critical for modern enterprises, giving them the ability to adapt quickly to customer demand and cultural shifts, automate throughout the software delivery lifecycle (SDLC), and heighten security of the data and infrastructure vital to application development ...

December 14, 2020

Industry experts offer thoughtful, insightful, and often controversial predictions on how DevOps and related technologies will evolve and impact business in 2021. Part 3 covers DevOps tools and automation ...

November 19, 2020

DEVOPSdigest posed the following question to the development community: How should DevOps and development adapt to the new normal? In response, DevOps industry experts offered their best recommendations for how development teams can adapt to this new remote work environment. Part 4 covers testing, automation, SAAS and more ...

October 21, 2020

One of the main challenges for IT operations and DevOps teams is how to build a QA and testing schedule for software and code that changes every day. And how do you put things into production without breaking current customer requirements? While DevOps has all the tools it needs to develop, test, ship and containerize software, a lack of governance and orchestration can make it difficult to address these challenges ...

September 30, 2020

In the modern software delivery landscape, success comes to those businesses that can keep up with an aggressive release schedule and respond to consumer feedback by implementing new features and fixing issues in a matter of days. The quicker the team can push new code into production, the sooner it can start bringing value. On the other hand, teams can't afford to compromise on quality — updates that make it harder to use the solution leave users frustrated and push them into the arms of competitors ...

September 01, 2020

COVID-19 has had a massive effect on DevOps, leading to large-scale migrations away from on-premises environments, according to the State of DevOps survey conducted by Codefresh. At the same time, DevOps automation continues to expand in scope and complexity with more and more processes becoming automated, and more involved technologies like Kubernetes continuing to gain strong traction. While it has improved some year-over-year, most organizations are still struggling with implementing and maintaining automation ...

December 17, 2019

Industry experts offer predictions on how DevOps and related technologies will evolve and impact business in 2020. Part 4 covers AI, analytics and automation ...

June 17, 2019

Overall, C-suite executives are happy with the applications and solutions that come out of the pipeline. However, businesses are still frustrated by the speed of delivery, according to a recent study from Forrester Consulting, commissioned by Eggplant. The research identified that improving the customer experience is the number one goal for organizations when planning and orchestrating their software strategy ...

May 06, 2019

The expert stage of test automation is all about continuous optimization. More specifically, this phase is about collecting data about your existing process, analyzing that data to derive quality insights, applying those insights to improve your practice and then measuring these improvements as part of repeating the cycle again. There are three key steps to realize continuous optimization ...

April 17, 2019

The role and scope of quality assurance is evolving, and today’s digital transformation efforts may be seeing bigger gains from human capital than automating processes, according to a survey from Panaya ...

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