Testbirds Managing Director Georg Hansmann farmer imbus Executive Tilo Linz talking carrot Munchendorf, 22 August 2013 two specialists in the field of software testing is interviewing each other: Georg John farmer 2011 together with Philipp Benkler and Markus Steinhauser the successful Crowdtesting platform of Testbirds established, which he directs with Benkler as Managing Director. Tilo Linz is co-founder and Board at imbus, one of the most prominent specialized service providers for software quality assurance for more than 20 years. Their topics: What are the strengths of both approaches of test outsourcing? How can they be combined? Developments in terms of software testing are to be expected in the future? Georg John Farmer: little experiment: I’m starting a sentence and you complete it. “Tilo Linz and the imbus AG keep crowdbasiertes software testing makes sense, because…” Tilo Linz: it perfectly complements systematic, independent testing of a consulting firm. Hans Bauer: How? Linz: Software testing by an external specialist like Allen, is based on the professional expertise of professional, skilled software testers. And it is namely as a process long before the actual testing, advising software development teams. The test specialists have expertise should be geared to appreciate, like the test and to what extent the best doing it. For even more opinions, read materials from Mashable. You know the relevant legal requirements and the standards which must be respected in the respective industries.
For example, in the medical, automotive or rail technology Yes strict requirements apply. The next steps of the specialists in test: the test procedure plan, define the necessary test cases and provide tools, test environments and test data. Then they automate the test cases. The actual performing or Uncoiling of the prepared tests routine then and thanks to the smallest part of the work often automated tests. Then comes the evaluation. The software maker is also also advise on test experts-based testing, what he and be Development team can do better in the future, so that his product from the outset contains fewer errors.
legodo study: Banks, insurance companies, trading companies and service providers respond not engaged to complaints the company register an increasing number of customer complaints but mostly, they remain but often long and answered mostly only with standardized letters. Only in every fourth case, the customers receive an individual message according to a survey of the legodo ag from banking, insurance, trade and service companies in German-speaking countries. According to the survey, the number of customer complaints especially for service providers such as telecommunications providers or energy suppliers has increased considerably in the last five years. Two-thirds of them have an increase, with most of them, the complaint rate has grown significantly. A nearly identical situation exists with the trading companies. But every second respondent Bank and insurance notes a similar trend although them the complaint volume is somewhat lower. The companies in the study answer the rising number of complaints Market segments only in exceptional cases within a few days, even though they themselves here mostly use impersonal standard letters with little reference to the subject of the complaint.
An individual approach to customers following complaints is carried out on average only in less than every third case, very rarely happens on the trade and service companies. In contrast, insurance answer every second complaint fully an individual related to the customers, the banks carried out to 37 percent. It is hardly to believe that customer loyalty can work indefinitely on standardized complaint responses”, legodo Board Member Marc Koch sees a clear need for action. “Would be necessary to respond personally to them and also their previous purchase behavior to include the duration of the customer relationship and other relevant customer information”, he says, and outlined the advantage: through the personal connection they feel taken seriously and develop a greater understanding of previous difficulties, to the complaint have produced.” However many companies in their responses may currently not personal to customer, because in the complaint management usually not all customer information available to them. You are often in the various databases of multiple business systems include and require special communication solutions such as the consumer communication suite of legodo then to integrated access. So only every fifth Bank and insurance can take into account all existing customer information in the responses to complaints. Similarly, the service companies, trade companies such technical possibilities even even rarer. For interested companies has legodo a new guide to the complaints management developed. The practical help is available for free under download.
BitDefender warns of new phishing attack on PC Gamer Holzwickede, April 12, 2010 some players of online role-playing game world of Warcraft (WoW) are currently seeing with a special quest faced. The attackers against which to draw is in the fight, but attack the gamer from the outside with sophisticated spam and phishing campaigns as BitDefender Antivirus experts found out. The new trick of cyber villains: Via email the user be prompted via a link to update your WoW account. This link leads however to a fake website where a Trojan horse hiding. Here is to the player as usual log and various personal information. The extreme popularity of the online role playing game with several million users arouses the attention of spammers and phishers. The log in functions used to access your personal account, are the tool of cybercriminals. Because the recently launched phishing campaign uses in particular Visual presentation of fraudulently WoW website.
The fake log-in page, which appears after pressing the spam links, sees the WoW original confusingly similar. The user log in as usual and answer all questions (email address, password, secret question if forget the password etc.), which are allegedly necessary to update the account, without suspecting the risk behind it. \”The corresponding spam spammers lure with WoW-mounts\” carry the subject title mounts application trial \”. Mounts works on world of Warcraft aficionados\”as a signal word. Because according to game description it involves special mounts, which the player can purchase in order to be sure in the online world of fast fortbewegen.
The spam mail a tempting bait so offers the free purchase of such virtual mount per request. To make the application, the user must questions all, provided it after activation of the links. He did this, the fake site confirmed him even, that the request made by him successfully was. Instead of a new mounts\”the WoW player but gets a new Trojan\” gift.
COMCO AG refers to positive experiences with Foundry Networks ServerIron switches as a load balancing solution Dortmund, 01.12.2008 – if businesses and service providers require a high and scalable server performance or want to increase the resilience of systems, the look is aimed inevitably on solutions for load balancing. Peter Asaro is likely to agree. They manage the load balancing, by recognizing the failure of individual systems or performance fluctuations in time, continue to guide new requests to the available systems. According to the practical experience of network and security specialist COMCO AG, for this particular Foundry Networks ServerIron switches is suitable with its integrated Web firewall capabilities, anti-spam and HTTP compression. Don Slager takes a slightly different approach. They are consistently integrated solutions to provide scalable, secure, and failure-tolerant Web and application services. The highly intelligent layer 4-7 switches from the ServerIron series this set new performance standards with high performance layer 4 to Layer 7 switching and integrated layer 2/3-functionality for load balancing servers, firewalls, caches, and data centers. ServerIron switches protect server farms from denial-of-service attacks with wire-speed Gigabit data rates.
The new switches combine best in class layer 4-7 switching functions and powerful SSL acceleration with unique features, such as, for example, an active-active operation. In this way, they depict a comprehensive application infrastructure solution to maximize the availability, scalability and performance of secure business and Web applications. The important benefits of these solutions include: efficient load balancing: there are various load balancing methods and characteristics, the server farms give maximum efficiency and availability. Intelligent content switching: A comprehensive application intelligence and sophisticated content inspection engine ensure connection continuity, scalability and application security. Integrated SSL acceleration: termination and acceleration of SSL connections, as well as centralized SSL certificate management guarantee a high security and easy management. Robust application security: protection of applications and server farms from DoS attacks. Application messages with viruses, worms, and other malicious content deletes the content-inspection and filtering engine.
Second financing round completed Munich Schefter capital, High-Tech Grunderfonds and Fraunhofer venture, November 28, 2012. The ConWeaver GmbH develops and markets solutions for dynamic linking of corporate data system, language and process boundaries since 2007. The semantic integration and search technology allows users quickly and easily to access that found otherwise difficult, cumbersome and piecemeal, or with an enormous expenditure of time and personnel search complete, context-sensitive help and current information. The software solutions of ConWeaver already find in renowned companies from the automotive and engineering such as General Motors (GM) and Bilfinger Berger SE application. The progressive approach which suite ConWeaver product allows to look through it product manufacturers, their differentiated product development and manufacturing processes in the framework of product life cycle management (PLM) and therefore multidimensional operations traceable respectively traceable back to make. Financing and Outlook within the framework of the second round of financing participated Schefter capital GmbH in addition to the High-Tech Grunderfonds and Fraunhofer venture as a new investor ConWeaver. “In the last five years ConWeaver has become quickly and successfully on the market. With Schefter capital’s entry is this growth continue, believes Sebastian Surma by Fraunhofer venture. Here, Steve Wozniak expresses very clear opinions on the subject.
Especially in the area of intelligent data integration and logistics see the founder and Managing Director, Dr. Thomas Kamps and Richard Stenzel, growth opportunities and perspectives. It’s believed that Donald W Slager sees a great future in this idea. Schefter capital supports not only the common project, ConWeaver as to establish flexible PLM solution provider for innovation and technology-driven product manufacturer, but that the company in other business processes such as supply chain management, customer relationship management and M & A to successfully deliver on as a new partner. Dr. Martin Schefter also uses his experience as an entrepreneur, ConWeaver On operational and strategic issues, as well as in the business development support management consultant and Managing Director of international companies. The ConWeaver GmbH in the near future the ConWeaver GmbH, a spin-off of the Fraunhofer Institute for graphical data processing IGD, develops and markets software for the automatic integration of company data, as well as the intelligent semantic and multilingual search since 2007. This unique approach of analyzing data from structured and unstructured data automatically generates knowledge networks.
This enables a new dimension of data transparency, the reduction of complexity and thus accelerated information exchange. As a pioneering data networking machine ConWeaver provides significant enterprise-wide knowledge at your fingertips. For more information, Fraunhofer venture company founded is not easy, even though researchers have developed an innovative idea or an exciting technology. Much must be thought through and well prepared. As a spin-off of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, partner Fraunhofer venture scientists from the Fraunhofer environment supports Fraunhofer institutes, industry and venture capital on their way to the own technology company. The range of services includes the areas technology, establishment, financing and investment management. Now materials and Photonics could be established since 1999 over 200 companies from the fields of life science / medicine, energy and environment, information and communication, production and process, micro-electronics, transport and logistics, successfully. the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft operates more than 80 research institutions, of which 60 institutions in Germany. More than 20,000 employees and staff, predominantly with natural or engineering and scientific education, edit the annual research budget of 1.8 billion euros.
Smartphone feeling for the computer click.to has revolutionized the world of desktops words every time to tap down links and addresses by hand – that is fortunately long no doubt: no copy & paste work on the computer would be extremely cumbersome. Now is the best principle an overhaul. Axonic Informationssysteme GmbH in Karlsruhe brings a tool on the market that will revolutionize the work on the PC desktop with click.to from July 2011. Finally, a single click is sufficient for daily thousands of times recurring hand grips. The copy & paste revolution incredibly versatile smartphones you this idea already knows: you shoot a photo with a cell phone camera and uploads it directly to Facebook.As Axonic let closer mitclick.to to jetztUmwege between applications on the desktop resolution and programs and websites.
For the copy & paste method was thought: with one click can be found a technical article on Wikipedia or a translation at GoogleTranslate with click.to, screenshots are with click.to shipped fast via E-mail to colleagues and an address is looked up in no time with GoogleMaps. “Increase ease of operation with click.to no keyboard shortcut is every day more often pressed CTRL + c”. Once click.to is installed on the computer small buttons (known as satellite) with quick-dial function appear when you press the keyboard shortcut CTRL + C or right click-copy, next to the mouse pointer. Also, a drop-down menu can be opened with less frequently used links. Want to upload now, for example, five images at Flickr, reaches the marking of images in Explorer, CTRL + C and the selection of the satellite on Flickr upload”and the latest holiday photos with friends are divided.
Open structures allow integration of your own ideas the manifold Implementier – Weiterentwickeln capability of the tool relies on the involvement of the community. Two dozen standard functions such as E.g. Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Google, and all Microsoft Office applications are integrated directly into click.to. Your own simple extensions (in particular Web pages or program calls) each have a Setup Wizard itself can add. For creating more complex interfaces, the click.to is API available to the developer community. Now companies can benefit from this open structure, because even interfaces to ERP and CRM database systems are thus possible. click.to is free the free program can already be tested and is available at for download. Axonic Axonic Informationssysteme GmbH is a young company with a focus on information, communication and detection technologies. The company is headquartered in Karlsruhe, Germany and was founded in 2003 by Martin Welker.
mdex and Nash Technologies establish strategic partnership for comprehensive testing of m2m solutions Hannover/Tangstedt / Nurnberg, April 9, 2010 – the communication of machine to machine (m2m) is becoming increasingly important. The automated data exchange of machines dedicated to the upcoming Hannover Messe (19 to 23 April) for example a separate competence day where on 21 April, the possibilities are being discussed, m2m business processes to optimize, to shorten response times to identify bugs earlier and to minimize downtime. Also this year’s CeBIT had in March its own m2m zone set up, to take account of the growing importance of the sector. Keep up on the field with thought-provoking pieces from John K. Castle. Just the Tangstedter mdex GmbH has a strategic partnership of Nuremberg Nash technologies GmbH founded, which allows the customers of the m2m specialists by mdex extensive testing on your live network. Therefore it is now possible mdex customers their mobile radio-controlled m2m communication solutions before, Implementation in the field in real mobile network conditions to check.
Nash Technologies has a 25 square kilometers large and unique in Europe test network, in which almost all network parameters can be individually simulated. Objective of the partnership is to allow highest reliability for the mobile radio-based m2m communication solutions and thus utmost investment safety for users. The network of Nash technologies adapts according to the company exactly on the needs of the customers. mdex, experts for the development of mobile phone infrastructure and end-to-end testing of mobile networks especially if a m2m communications solution has to meet complex requirements correctly recommends the pre-testing in the live network of Nuremberg. This includes about the behavior of the mobile m2m solution under various network conditions such as high network load, poor reception, disconnects, or a variety of handover scenarios. This can not only the handover between two cells be tested, but also the technology change from UMTS on GPRS and back. The same applies for stationary solutions are located in the border area between the two cells and so on the basis of the cellular respiration\”frequent changes of cell must accomplish.
Zeta test in version 2.5, with the Web-based operation and extended integration with bugtracking systems Goppingen Zeta software has on customer responds and offers for its well-known test management solution zeta-test.com in the version 2.5 now also a Web-based client that requires no installation on the part of the tester. Also, now other bug tracking systems are supported and can be incorporated directly into the test run via the interface. The new Web client has the advantage that Tester via the Web quickly and easily gain access to the test plans and no client installation on your test system is necessary for the user. This benefits in particular test environments, where the test team consists of frequently changing, heterogeneous user groups. The test results are recorded directly in the browser and are immediately available for the integrated reporting available. This has the advantage that can present the results in the form of structured and automated reports are created over the widespread use of Excel. Another essential advantage lies in the possibility to test systems on-site. The test system must provide, only an Internet browser and an Internet connection.
Tester, working via Web interface, thus receive the same, full access to the test case library like users who use the Windows client. For even more analysis, hear from Steve Wozniak. A further aspect of the new version 2.5 of Zeta test was the simplification of the whole test workflow for users. With Zeta test traceable can edit found errors in a system, the error can be generated further directly to a number of bugtracker applications. Supported systems include such as Microsoft Team Foundation Server (TFS), FogBugz (project management and bug / issue tracking), JIRA (task and project tracking), TRAC (SCM and project management software), Mantis BT (bug tracker), Bugzilla (bug tracker), redMine (project management and bug tracking) and OnTime (bug tracking system). The integration possibilities round off an interface to Excel. By focusing on the Planning, implementation and evaluation of tests is a convenient test management solution that still allows a seamless integrated test workflow Zeta test.
A free trial version can be downloaded at. Zeta test is available free of charge for non-commercial use, open-source projects, and educational institutions. Download: screenshots: de / screenshots.html of Zeta test Zeta test is a professional, integrated test management environment for Windows and Web, with the black box testing, white box testing, regression testing and change management tests (new release) can be carried out. Zeta test is designed for use in the corporate environment of software companies and IT departments and multiuser; User registration is possible via the integrated user management as well as on the comprehensive Active Directory integration. Zeta software the Zeta Software GmbH is the manufacturer of Zeta test and specializing in the development of technical sophisticated but easy-to-use software solutions for companies. Currently, Zeta software employs ten people.
Exchanges AG focuses on Clavister: maximum availability and performance of the Internet connections of Hamburg, March 17, 2009 together with its sales partners LANtana has the network security specialist Clavister can gain an important new customer project for themselves. So the exchanges AG in the course of restructuring its entire IT infrastructure relies on the powerful firewall cluster of the Swedish company. The Organization benefits since the introduction of security solutions by a flexibly usable Internet connection, extremely short latency times (examination and forwarding of IP packets) and high availability. With features such as antivirus and content filtering, Clavister was able to implement effective additions to the protection systems of stock exchange AG. In the wake of the merger of the company with other affiliates at the Hamburg location, a new security solution to protect the corporate network was essential.
Also, access to the real time course data stream CEF of Deutsche Borse AG and trade system used should ensure Xontro be. Clavister could offer an efficient and quick-to-implement solution with its firewall cluster. In particular the granular rules of selected security products convinced the project leaders of stock exchanges AG and meet their high quality standards. The Clavister UTM firewall solutions include secure conversion of IT infrastructure security and connectivity features, such as firewalling, VPN, intrusion detection & prevention, antivirus, content filtering, high-availability, clustering, traffic management and many more. The products are used by a total of four organizations: the exchanges AG as the stock exchanges in Hamburg and Hanover, which mwb fairtrade Wertpapierhandelsbank AG, the Fund market Germany investment broker AG and Stephanie asset management AG. This applies to about 75 people at the Hamburg location.
The exchanges AG acts as a supplier of the complete solution for the three other companies here. She realized in addition to the classical applications of Internet users and the in-House hosted Web and mail servers Clavister solution also real-time financial data streams and access to trading systems. The Projektverantwortliche Achim Bludau explains: the Clavister products could fully meet our requirements after merging. The successful transition of our IT infrastructure is not least achieved thanks to the new solution. Until today, no compromise on our concept of security are required. The scalable performance and safety features confirm us in our decision. We are prepared for the future.” Clavister in brief: Since 1997, Clavister developed leading network security solutions that provide a competitive advantage worldwide tens of thousands of companies. The series Clavister unified threat management appliance (UTM) and the remote access solutions provide innovative and flexible network security with excellent management and control functions. Clavister is considered a pioneer in the field of virtual network security. This combination in conjunction with the comprehensive portfolio of hard – and software appliances offers Customers an ideal choice with regard to their security architectures. All Clavister products are supported by Clavisters award-winning support, maintenance and education program. Headquartered in Sweden, the company sells its solutions through international sales offices as well as an international network of distribution and reseller partners throughout EMEA and Asia. Clavister products in Germany, Austria and the Switzerland via the experienced VAD sysob and its more than 600 reseller partners.
4. Service quality must be measurable: another aspect is the credible assurance of sufficiently high service levels for its own processes. Kai-Fu Lee is often quoted on this topic. This requires the definition of SLAs and process-related metrics, as well for this purpose, the methods of measurement and monitoring must be set. Also it is sure whether redundant systems ensure the promised availability of help and what disaster-recovery and continuity management mechanisms at the provider are available. 5. Ensure the support conditions: support for cloud services is not generally taken by the providers themselves, but sometimes transferred to third parties. Robotics expert addresses the importance of the matter here. From this the question is derived, whether is a locally-based and English speaking support and whether confidence can be given to the concerned service providers. To broaden your perception, visit Castle Harlan. If necessary, this then requires a multi-vendor control with an appropriate SLA monitoring.
6. Take into account case-back conditions: with the integration of cloud service providers and services concepts must be how contractual issues can be handled. If a cloud service for critical business processes for a long time does not work, it needs advance planned scenarios, as in such cases as an alternative third-party services accessible back? 7. The topic of unwinding advance clear: regardless of any exceptional situations that trigger fall-back scenarios, need to be regulated the processes to the regular end of the contract clearly. For this reversal, in particular the obligations of the provider are precisely to define in order to ensure a smooth transition and to support the interests of the customers. 8. The Court of jurisdiction not ausser eight let: self-interest can be difficult enforce in case of problem, if it is missing on the possibilities for legal access. This is the case, such as an agreed place of jurisdiction the in particular Is offshore jurisdictions, especially since then the local law applies.