Gartner research, is often used by high-ranking CTOs and IT Execs as the barometer to gauge, define and re-calibrate their long (and short) term IT initiatives. So it isn’t surprising that start-ups like ours (and especially those who target the Enterprise IT customer) are constantly referring to Gartner research to ensure that we’re staying ahead of the curve.

Over the last 24 months, we have made significant strides in building a product, a team and, most importantly, satisfied (and paying!) Enterprise customers. Through that period, we have innovated around some of the leading technologies and trends in the industry. At the same time we have imitated some of the innovate and leading companies in our space. Each step we take is evaluated to ensure we’re staying true to our original promise of:

Improving Quality in a Simple, Cost Effective & Scalable Fashion.

That’s why it was refreshing to see that the Gartner analysts share & highlight some of the same underlying principles on which we’ve built our business and our product. While some of these might come across as analysts simply stating the obvious, it is always encouraging to see that the experts are essentially reinforcing the very principles on which you founded and built the company.

  • The key benefit of test automation is reduction in time to find defects.
  • Test automation success requires a combination of planning, commitment and well-trained testers. Tools won’t save you without skills.
  • Design a suite of regression tests to avoid maintenance overload.
  • Functional test automation is broader than automated execution of user interface (UI) tests.
  • The practice of continuous integration drives the need for a higher degree of test automation.

The realized savings is not in head count, but in finding defects faster, greatly expanded test coverage with the same number of testers and the ability to uncover defects that manual testing cannot…

Source: Keys to Functional Test Automation Success, Gartner Research. Publication Date: 14 October 2010.
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