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Web Application Security: The Truth about White Box Testing versus Black Box Testing
Information security managers, quality assurance staff, and developers are faced with the enormous responsibility of keeping Web applications secure from the

user acceptance testing  preferences of a Web user as their workflow crosses multiple Web applications. That preference tracking application has components resident on 20 different Web servers, of different types and version, each Web server running different kinds of middleware. A functional application-layer script ties those servers together: perl, PHP, Java, and Ruby. Aside from the different scripting mechanisms, the application itself is written in five different languages. This presents an intractable problem for source

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End-user Performance: Building and Maintaining ROI


Software alone is not enough to make your business run more smoothly and cost-effectively. For software to deliver value to your organization, your users must have the skills to use it accurately and intelligently. With careful planning and the right process improvement tools, best-in-class businesses are creating performance cycles that establish user acceptance and understanding up front. Shouldn’t your business be one of them?

user acceptance testing  performance cycle that establishes user acceptance and understanding up front and maintains and develops user skills in the long term (see Figure 1). As a cross industry best-practice approach and framework for continuous learning throughout your organization, the performance cycle maximizes your end-user performance and ensures the overall success and ROI of your software implementation. This article will present the performance cycle as a high-level best practices approach to user performance. We'll Read More

A Portrait of the Enterprise Software User in the Education Industry


Educational institutions are being driven by new technologies and changing student demographics to dramatically change the way they deliver their services. And growth in enrolment requires the proper management of student information, curricula, finances, and human resources. TEC product manager Rahim Kaba reviews TEC market data for a glimpse into the types of enterprise software systems that educational institutions are considering, and the top functional priorities they seek.

user acceptance testing  of the enterprise software user in the education industry, I examined more than 13,000 software evaluation projects from decision makers within the education industry and the associated market data in TEC’s online software evaluation system, TEC Advisor, from the last two years. ( Try TEC Advisor , if you haven’t already.) The graphs below provide an overview of the demographics of the respondents, the software types and functionality they sought, and their interest in software-as-a-service (SaaS) Read More

Vendor Reservations, a Full-fledged SaaS ERP, and User Recommendations


Having a system that can support mix-mode manufacturing without the need for artificial constraints would mean that the technology is available to offer on demand manufacturing enterprise resource management to the marketplace.

user acceptance testing  Full-fledged SaaS ERP, and User Recommendations How About Full-fledged SaaS Enterprise Resource Planning? The previous notes in this series have left us in a quandary: Why has software-as-a-service (SaaS) not been fully embraced by the full-fledged manufacturing enterprise resource planning (ERP) world? Sure, the SaaS Showcase features over a dozen SaaS ERP solutions, but such companies as NetSuite , Intacct , Plexus , Workday (a new venture from former PeopleSoft founder Dave Duffield), or Everest Read More

Understanding SOA, Web Services, BPM, and BPEL Part Two: BPEL and User Recommendations


In a somewhat simplified language, while Web services allow applications to easily exchange and reuse information, it is only when they are orchestrated (coordinated) into long-running business flows or processes that enterprises can realize their true value.

user acceptance testing  content, and exceptions handling. User Recommendations Although the widespread acceptance of Web services inter-enterprise implementations will not happen any time soon, the major players' involvement in leveraging these should prompt large global enterprises to start learning the new protocols, standards and technologies in order to grasp the potential underlying business advantage of abating the traditional problems of integration, while focusing more on the processes underlying IT systems than the Read More

Selecting PLM Software Solutions Part 5 - User Recommendations


This tutorial points out the significance of buyers researching PLM technology vendors before determining the short list and vendors researching the viability of the opportunity before committing time and money to a sales effort. Since a 'one-size-fits-all' product is still not quite a viable possibility, almost every product can win provided certain set of requirements. The Catch 22 for both buyers and vendors/VARs is to pinpoint the right opportunity in this ongoing 'dating game'.

user acceptance testing  Solutions Part 5 - User Recommendations Executive Summary Past experience shows us that the vast majority of enterprise technology evaluations run over time and budget, and once selected, the majority of the implementations fail to meet functional, return on investment (ROI) and total cost of ownership (TCO) expectations. Many companies have consequently been stuck with under-performing software products and dejected users, and are still unable to gauge their system to determine how far they are from the Read More

The Changing PLM User Landscape


Product lifecycle management (PLM) originated decades ago in the discrete manufacturing area, and for quite a long period of time remained mainly as a solution for the upscale market in industries such as aerospace and automotive. However, recently PLM has become more approachable for smaller-sized businesses in more industries. It is not difficult to have this impression when you see increasing

user acceptance testing  Changing PLM User Landscape Product lifecycle management (PLM) originated decades ago in the discrete manufacturing area, and for quite a long period of time remained mainly as a solution for the upscale market in industries such as aerospace and automotive. However, recently PLM has become more approachable for smaller-sized businesses in more industries. It is not difficult to have this impression when you see increasing versions of PLM solutions targeting small and medium business (SMB) and Read More

The New Product Development Paradigm Led by Simulation and Testing


Development and problem solving happens too often at the testing stage, once product prototypes have been built. This can be costly, both in terms of the time and the resources expended. Computer-aided design (CAD) and exercises (CAE) can address your concerns about product safety and performance, as well as augment your return on investment (ROI). Shift your product development paradigm with digital engineering tools.

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The Reinvention of Software Vendors and End-User Value


Application vendors are focusing on their install base as their primary source of revenue while cutting costs to provide profitability. Most vendors will tell you that they are both new account and customer oriented, and some have struck this balance. But the vast majority have been worshipping at the Wall Street idol of new accounts for so long that the reality is, they have a new account business model.

user acceptance testing  for both technical and user questions Knowledge base Self service FAQ's available over the web Consulting Services Business and technical consulting centered on the product and tuned to the needs of existing customers Education On-going education on both new subjects and remedial topics User Groups Period meetings for customers to meet with the company and other customers to exchange ideas Partnership programs Relationships with other vendors and services organizations which can benefit the user Read More

QAD Pulling through, Patiently but Passionately Part Six: User Recommendations


While hardly any vendor is safe these days including QAD, the gloomy past seems to be far behind. The company has notably broadened its offering and seems to at least keep abreast of current collaborative requirements (if not staying ahead of the curve).

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Workday 21—All about a New User Experience


Workday releases version 21 of its HR solution with a focus on a new user experience, and much more. Get the details in Raluca's blog post.

user acceptance testing  21—All about a New User Experience Workday has recently announced a new user experience as part of the 21st release of its solution. The new architectural and visual redesign complement other trendy technologies that the vendor has embraced—i.e., cloud and in-memory database. During the past 5 months, Workday—inspired by the consumer Internet—has worked on applying a minimalistic style to its user experience. In an analyst briefing with me, Joe Korngiebel, vice president of user experience at Read More

Analyst / SCT Share Vision at SCT User Conference


The SCT User Conference featured industry analysts from Gartner Group, AMR Research and Meta Group each sharing its vision for the future of enterprise systems with the audience. Customers, in special interest groups and in presentations discussed their success with SCT’s products. SCT showed both their existing product set plus their vision for the future with a series of product announcements and prototypes of future products.

user acceptance testing  Share Vision at SCT User Conference Analyst / SCT Share Vision at SCT User Conference P. Catz - May 21, 2001 Event Summary The SCT User Conference, held in Toronto featured industry analysts from Gartner Group , AMR Research and Meta Group each sharing their vision for the future of enterprise systems with the audience. Customers, in special interest groups and in presentations discussed their success with SCT's products. SCT showed both their existing product set plus their vision for the future with a Read More

User Scalability for the Enterprise with Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0


The user scalability of your applications can be key to your organization’s success. Benchmark results show how a next-generation customer relationship management (CRM) system can meet the needs of an enterprise-level, mission-critical workload of 24,000 users while maintaining high performance response times. Learn how CRM can help you achieve a 360-degree customer view, adapt quickly to business change, and more.

user acceptance testing  Dynamics CRM 4.0 The user scalability of your applications can be key to your organization’s success. Benchmark results show how a next-generation customer relationship management (CRM) system can meet the needs of an enterprise-level, mission-critical workload of 24,000 users while maintaining high performance response times. Learn how CRM can help you achieve a 360-degree customer view, adapt quickly to business change, and more. Read More

User-Friendliness Considerations for Enterprise Software


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Baan Resurrects Multi-Dimensionally Part 4: Challenges & User Recommendations


Baan's viability is no longer an issue. Baan's rejuvenated management team has done a praiseworthy job of bringing the company back to health while concurrently unveiling a new product release that can compete with the other products in the market. Challenges however remain.

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