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The Summer of Testing Research

by Tom Murphy  |  April 7, 2015

We have kicked off our next round of research for the software testing tools market.  We are close to publication on a new Market Guide for API Testing and Service...

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Mobile Ready Part 2 - don't let your career be damaged by "photos"

by Tom Murphy  |  February 13, 2015

I wrote last month about Browser Compatibility Testing and this continue to be a growing area of interest.  In that post I discussed the Google Mobile-Friendly Test which is a handy...

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Browser Compatability Testing

by Tom Murphy  |  January 6, 2015

We still receive a fair number of questions about browser compatibility testing. There are a good number of ways to complete this depending on when you are testing and what...

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Discovering Usability

by Tom Murphy  |  January 23, 2012

An element of software quality often overlooked is the issue of usability.  With internal applications you train users on the process to follow and this may make up for a...

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Not just for journos. Poring over data, and a bit of Google’s HR practice.

by Thomas Otter  |  March 28, 2011

My regular reader(s) will probably know that I’m a fan of the Guardian newspaper and its on-line efforts.  It does a fine job with data, both in terms of sourcing...

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The iPad and the Enterprise

by Thomas Otter  |  September 10, 2010

I have seen several keynotes from software executives lately. I recollect that all of them had iPads in them.  Seasoned software executives have been getting positively giddy about the iPad....

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Application flexibility and the tree pose

by Thomas Otter  |  June 9, 2010

As some of my readers know I'm a keen but slow amateur cyclist. It is a sport that doesn't really lead to flexibility, the opposite in fact. I need to...

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On user interfaces, the iPad and Charles Dickens.

by Thomas Otter  |  January 28, 2010

My colleagues, Ray, Allen, Mike, Mark, Andrew, Mark and Van,  are all over the iPad.  Ray's posts are particularly thought provoking, as he looks at the strengths and weaknesses of...

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Q&A: The Top 21 Questions for Evaluating and Implementing E-Procurement

by Debbie Wilson  |  November 6, 2009

This new research (subscription required) answers the most common e-procurement-related questions that end users are asking Gartner.  Sample questions include how to maximize the ROI for e-procurement, how to drive...

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Please Don’t Change My User Interface

by Debbie Wilson  |  October 30, 2009

I find a strikingly curious conundrum happening in procurement automation.  There has been a well-known, long-term challenge with the usability of applications in e-procurement, e-sourcing, etc, and clients have begged...

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