A recent talk on Big Data illustrated one of the conundrums that seems to be currently plaguing the industry. The talk addressed HOW to deal with Big Data assuming that it had already been gathered but not WHY it was gathered in the first place. Fortunately an Economist article from last week “Off the Map” provided… Continue reading Big Data – How Not Why
There is a common view that Quality Assurance is restricted to larger companies like Banks, Utilities, and Telecommunications organisations. This view is misleading: Startups, Small Companies and Not-for-profit groups also need QA. As a matter of fact, in many ways they need it more than some of the larger companies because larger companies have the resources to recover… Continue reading Startups and Small Companies Need QA
Many people equate the requirement for Quality Assurance with old applications in large businesses. However Apps need Quality Assurance also, although for different reasons. Many of the old applications in large businesses are mission critical to the business and their profitability. Failure of those applications will have major repercussions and may drive the business into… Continue reading Apps Need Quality Assurance Also
We have all heard that ‘Simpler is Better’ and a recent personal experience proves the point. Two members of my family flew to Thunder Bay – one went to write an exam and the other one went along for the ride. They were to return on Saturday after the exam. They arrived at the Thunder… Continue reading Sometimes Simpler is Better!