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Understanding the PCI Data Security Standard
The payment card industry data security standard (PCI DSS) defines a comprehensive set of requirements to enhance and enforce payment account data security in a

current testing news dss  tools are in place, current and working as promised. The other side of this equation is making sure that all systems and applications related to payment processing, or handling customer data, are safe and secure. This involves testing and auditing of in-house applications and custom code to determine that they: Provide proper encryption. Enforce authentication and access controls. Are not subject to security vulnerabilities or exposures that might lead to unauthorized or accidental disclosure of customer

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Software Test Tools

Tools exist to support software testing at all stages of a project. Some vendors offer an integrated suite that will support testing and development throughout a project's life, from gathering requirements to supporting the live system. Some vendors concentrate on a single part of that life cycle. The software test tools knowledge base provides functional criteria you might expect from a testing tool, the infrastructure that supports the tool, and an idea of the market position of the vendor.  

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How Successful ERP Selections Are Made


How can you ensure that you make the right choice when purchasing enterprise resource planning (ERP) software? The answer: take all the critical components into consideration. ERP selection is not just about what different people in your organization want or don't want, it's about getting what you need for now and the future. Remember, you're not just buying software; you're buying into a vendor and its company culture.

current testing news dss  who previously used your current system or are of similar size or product industry. You may not get an exact match but a software vendor that offers you a variety is more likely to have many happier customers. A happy customer is important because ultimately you want to be happy with your software. You should be, after all, you paid for it. Customer Retention It is one thing to have a short list of current, happy customers. It is something else entirely to maintain the customer relationship for years to Read More

TEC Industry Watch: Enterprise Software News for the Week of May 21st, 2012


SOFTWARE SELECTED, IMPLEMENTED, AND PUT TO GOOD USEHorticultural tools distribution business goes live with Sage ERP X3 Industry tags: wholesale and retail trade "The 127-year-old company A.M. Leonard, which currently operates mostly via catalog and Internet commerce, selected Sage ERP X3 to replace its aged legacy system. The Sage product was chosen mainly because of its rich functionality and

current testing news dss  X3 to support its current operations. The company also believes it will allow the business to expand into other regions. —Aleksey Osintsev, TEC Research Analyst TEC profile for Sage ERP X3 Compare ERP software for mixed-mode manufacturing now! Press release Western Power Distribution uses Information Builders’ WebFOCUS Industry tags: business intelligence/business analytics, utilities As part of a major data integration project, Western Power Distribution, a utilities organization that delivers elect Read More

How Wipro Transformed BT’s Release-service Introduction, Testing, and Deployment Activities


This IDC Buyer Case Study examines BT's successful project to reduce costs and raise efficiency and quality in its release-service introduction, testing, and deployment activities, using offshore-based partner Wipro. It looks at the challenges, risks, and outcomes of the project, and draws some lessons for organizations considering similar challenges.

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CAD Model Quality Testing


With 3-D computer-aided design (CAD) models taking on a broader and more significant role in the development of new products, CAD files must flow smoothly into downstream applications. Sometimes, however, errors do occur. An off-the-shelf software tool can detect problems in the design stage so they aren’t discovered at a crucial moment in the manufacturing process, when it may be costly—or even too late—to correct them.

current testing news dss  Model Quality Testing With 3-D computer-aided design (CAD) models taking on a broader and more significant role in the development of new products, CAD files must flow smoothly into downstream applications. Sometimes, however, errors do occur. An off-the-shelf software tool can detect problems in the design stage so they aren’t discovered at a crucial moment in the manufacturing process, when it may be costly—or even too late—to correct them. Read More

Continuous Testing of Production Web Applications


Is your information security system staying on top of the 400 new threats that appear monthly? Securing your Web applications is not a one-time event, but a continuous process of testing and re-testing for new vulnerabilities, especially when vital data is in development or production. Learn how a Web application security optimization process can help you perform effective continuous assessments of your system.

current testing news dss  Testing of Production Web Applications Is your information security system staying on top of the 400 new threats that appear monthly? Securing your Web applications is not a one-time event, but a continuous process of testing and re-testing for new vulnerabilities, especially when vital data is in development or production. Learn how a Web application security optimization process can help you perform effective continuous assessments of your system. Read More

Globally Distributed Software Testing Team Enhances Communication and Simplifies Issue Management with ProjectLocker


TESTCo was accustomed to managing its issue tracking for software testing using Microsoft Excel or one of its customers’ homegrown solutions. But as operations expanded, the company realized it needed a better system to manage this process—one that could monitor issues and ensure they were resolved and documented. Using ProjectLockers Issue Manager, TESTCo has benefited by saving on maintenance hours and costs.

current testing news dss  Distributed Software Testing Team Enhances Communication and Simplifies Issue Management with ProjectLocker TESTCo was accustomed to managing its issue tracking for software testing using Microsoft Excel or one of its customers’ homegrown solutions. But as operations expanded, the company realized it needed a better system to manage this process—one that could monitor issues and ensure they were resolved and documented. Using ProjectLockers Issue Manager, TESTCo has benefited by saving on Read More

Essential ERP - Current Market Trends - Part II


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current testing news dss  ERP - Current Market Trends - Part II Essential ERP - Current Market Trends - Part II P.J. Jakovljevic - May 3, 2000   This is the second part of an extended note on the current market trends for Enterprise Resource Planning. The growth of ERP has been a direct result of the fierce global competition, short product life cycles, highly distributed operations, and information-driven management that characterize today's business environment. The vast majority of companies have always hoped to Read More

TEC Industry Watch: Enterprise Software News for the Week of June 18, 2012


SOFTWARE SELECTIONSLoudoun County Sanitation Authority selects SAP ERPIndustry tags: utilities "According to the plans of both the client and its system integrator, Sparta Consulting, the entire project is supposed to take only 14 months, which is a pretty intensive timeline considering a level of the solution selected and the company’s size. The modules to be implemented are financials

current testing news dss  this for other products currently. The templates are the basis for a reduced implementation fee and faster implementation time framework. The customer has the choice of the following three service levels: Customer can do most of implementation with minimal Exact installation They can ask for some guidance Exact does regular fully managed implementations The customer does keep the templates and documentation as part of all three scenarios.”— P.J. Jakovljevic, TEC Principal Analyst TEC blog post: Read More

J.D. Edwards' QUEST To End Its String Of Pyrrhic Victories Part 1: The News


J.D. Edwards has been trying hard to reverse a continuing decline of license revenue, which is in a sharp contrast to its direct competitors’ upbeat postures. During this year's FOCUS conference for its QUEST User Group, J.D. Edwards demonstrated somewhat more galvanized strategy than the one it initiated and less successfully executed during the last year. With its renewed mid-enterprise focus and commitment to deliver customer-driven solutions, the company seems to be going back to its mid-market roots.

current testing news dss  an indication of the current moods within the vendors' teams. J.D. Edwards has been trying hard to reverse a continuing decline of license revenue against the backdrop of its direct competitors' upbeat postures. About this Article : This note is a two-part note, the first part discusses the news from the J.D. Edwards conference. Part two discusses the Market Impact of this news and how it affects Users. Conference Highlights  J. D. Edwards pledged to refocus significant energy and resources on its tradit Read More

PeopleSoft: Giving Fervent Hope To The Market And Jitters To The Competition. Part 1: The News


PeopleSoft is seeking to make bigger strides in the CRM, SCM and B2B software markets with its recent spate of product releases. While Wall Street praises the vendor’s new product initiatives and its strong first quarter results and optimism for the future, its direct competitors are far from feeling easy.

current testing news dss  of its competitors can currently exhibit. While Wall Street praises the vendor's new product initiatives and its strong first quarter results and optimism for the future, its direct competitors are far from feeling easy. About this Article : This is a two part note, the first part discusses the news from PeopleSoft about new products and its first Quarter results. Part two discusses the Market Impact of this news and how it affects Users. Product Bonanza  Recently, PeopleSoft (NASDAQ: PSFT), one of the l Read More

How to Achieve More in the Current Economic Climate


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current testing news dss  Achieve More in the Current Economic Climate The question constantly being asked by Microsoft® customers is, “How can Microsoft® help our company save money?” Customers want an integrated, adaptable business management solution that works well with, and is similar to, familiar Microsoft® software. Find out about the solutions Microsoft® believes are the best for helping its customers save money, to gain a competitive advantage and fuel business productivity. Read More

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current testing news dss  forward to 802.11n: The Testing Challenge in Wireless Networking The crucial interoperability of wireless network devices built around the 802.11 standard is threatened by the advent of faster technologies. The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) is trying to cope by developing the 802.11n standard—but it’s still in draft form. Meanwhile, how can manufacturers cope with the confusion surrounding the future of 802.11? Get an outline of the situation. Read More

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TEC Industry Watch: Enterprise Software News for the Week of May 14th, 2012


SOFTWARE SELECTIONS @ IMPLEMENTATIONSGirl Scouts of the USA selects NetSuite ERPIndustry tags: Non-profit organizations "Shifting software systems to the cloud is a current trend for organizations of many types, especially for non-manufacturing and service management organizations. Girl Scouts of the USA is a great example of such a move. Dispersed across the country, the organization needs to

current testing news dss  the cloud is a current trend for organizations of many types, especially for non-manufacturing and service management organizations. Girl Scouts of the USA is a great example of such a move. Dispersed across the country, the organization needs to provide system access to all its councils, and support warehousing and e-commerce functionality to run its online store. Cloud ERP software allows organizations to quickly adopt such technology without incurring high upfront expenses. —Aleksey Osintsev, TEC Res Read More