Theresa Lanowitz Teases Enterprise DevTest Survey Results

At our recent Q3 Sales Kickoff, we were treated with a surprise session from Theresa Lanowitz, founder of technology industry analyst firm, voke. Regular visitors to our blog may recall an interview we did with Theresa back in February, where we discussed how the “next generation enterprise” is being fueled by “extreme automation.” What was so

Enhancing Your Testing Efforts: An Interview with Rajini Padmanaban

​Noel: I recently read a piece of yours on the QAInfoTech blog where you asked, “Is it fair to compare manual and automated test results.” That’s a great question, and one that I imagine could result in a variety of answers, depending on who is being asked the question. What made you want to take

[Video] SDLC Acceleration: Faster in What Direction?

​ At the 2014 SDLC Acceleration Summit, Peter Coffee, VP for Strategic Research at Salesforce.com, led a fantastic discussion panel that asked the question, “Sure, your SDLC is accelerating, but in what direction?” The panel addressed the biggest barriers to SDLC acceleration, how to overcome them, and what the real benefits are to truly delivering

Service Virtualization Expedites Testing; Enhances Quality

This post was written by Orasi Sr. Solutions Architect Scott Jefferies and originally appeared on Orasi’s “Eye on Quality Assurance” blog. In December 2012, research firm Coleman Parkes released a landmark study about the business benefits of service virtualization. The findings were significant: 60% of the respondents indicated that unavailability of systems for testing routinely

Upcoming June Webinars

​We’ve got two webinars coming up in June that we wanted to take a minute to make you aware of. And while we encourage you to attend them live so that you have the opportunity to ask any questions you may have, each will be made available on-demand after the fact so that you and

Guest Post: [Infographic] SDLC Acceleration Summit Poll Results

This post originally appeared on the Parasoft blog. ​At the 2014 SDLC Acceleration Summit in San Francisco, industry experts gathered to discuss the future of the SDLC and share best practices for delivering better software faster. Throughout the event, attendees participated in real-time “SDLC Pulse” polls to share their opinions about the current state of

STAREAST Recap: Share What You’ve Learned

​For those who have attended multiple STAR testing conferences over time (I just learned the first STAR conference was held back in 1992!) you’ve probably noticed that while the agendas are always fresh with new topics and speakers, there are a core group of speakers that come to share their knowledge and experience year after

Development and Test Lab Management Survey Now Available

We’d like to take a minute to introduce an opportunity to take part in a survey that should yield some fascinating results—results that you’ll be provided in a report for free just for participating in the survey!  voke, a modern analyst firm specializing in application lifecycle innovation, put the survey together and we can’t wait

Still Looking for a Lab Manager Replacement?

Are you part of an organization that is currently running vCenter Lab Manager? You’re not alone. When VMware announced its decision to discontinue additional major releases of the product, it was a bit of a wake-up call for users. As the conversation has progressed, it’s clear that many users aren’t necessarily convinced that vCloud Director

A Look at the Expert Predictions for VMworld 2013

It’s never too early to start planning for VMworld. The Skytap team is always excited to attend an event where so many great companies are emerging with great products. The energy, enthusiasm, and spirit of innovation and learning over the 5-day event is off the charts. It’s definitely our kind of scene. As we’re all

Dev/Test: A 5-Step Process for Tuning out the Cloud Hype

Over the past few years it would have been hard to miss the slow and systematic outsourcing of certain parts of corporate IT. The primary solution has been cloud computing—which, of course, means the market is flush with cloud providers—and a lot of hype. With so many options to choose from, it becomes even more

Your Guide to Replacing VMware Lab Manager

In the wake of VMware’s decision to discontinue vCenter Lab Manager, our new guide examines the benefits and considerations of various replacement strategies. The guide mentions the risks involved with continuing to use unsupported software, and details how VMware’s recommended replacement, vCloud Director, lacks much of the power and utility of Lab Manager. The guide

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