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Intelligent Testing: Why It’s a Must-Have for Financial Institutions

6/18/19 / by Candice Arnold posted in Customer Experience, Eggplant AI, continuous testing, financial services, intelligent automation

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Poor customer experience is costing financial institutions $10 billion in revenue annually, according to an industry report released earlier this year. It’s a staggering figure that underscores how critical it is for financial services firms to delight their customers at every interaction. But, when you consider the industry’s complex, highly regulated environment and the customer expectation for a seamless experience across devices and operating systems, it’s clear that this is anything but a simple task.

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Eggplant Best DevOps Tool

6/17/19 / by Eggy posted in DevOps, digital automation intelligence, continuous testing

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Earlier this month, we were delighted to learn that our Digital Automation Intelligence Suite took top honors in the Best DevOps Tool category in the competitive SIIA CODiE Awards. The awards are the only such program in the tech industry where peers are responsible for vetting and scoring the submissions, meaning that, as the organizers’ state, each win “serves as incredible market validation for a product’s innovation, vision, and overall industry impact.”

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MythBusters: Take Testing out of the Back Office and into the Boardroom

6/13/19 / by Candice Arnold posted in digital automation intelligence, AI-assisted testing, intelligent automation, digital transformation

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In previous MythBusters posts, we’ve debunked the notion that testing is solely a compliance function and examined how AI is delivering value in testing today. In this blog, we’ll explore how today’s complex, hyper-connected world has elevated testing to a strategic corporate priority.

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Quality and Better Customer Experiences – Eggplanet London, 2019

6/10/19 / by Candice Arnold posted in Customer Experience, Eggplant AI, continuous testing, intelligent automation

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Quality. It’s what everyone involved in designing, building, testing, and maintaining software strives to deliver. And it was very much the common thread running through our inaugural Eggplanet conference in London on 6 June.

Billed as the event where continuous quality meets business outcomes and, thanks to an inspiring group of speakers and wonderfully engaged delegates, it didn’t disappoint.

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MythBusters: Do Believe the AI Hype

6/4/19 / by Richard Ward posted in digital automation intelligence, AI-assisted testing, intelligent automation, digital transformation

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In the first post in our MythBusters series, we examined the misperception that testing is solely a compliance activity and showed how it’s actually a business critical function with bottom-line impact. In this installment, we’re looking at the role AI plays in the industry, the numerous misconceptions that abound, and why it’s important that companies cut through the noise to understand how the technology can benefit them today.

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High Traffic Surges Got Your Website Down? Here’s Why

5/30/19 / by Martin Larsen posted in Customer Experience, Load testing, load testing tools, Black Friday, Performance Test Tool, Performance testing, intelligent automation, ecommerce, retail

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A surge in traffic is in many ways a dream for any website. After all, more traffic means more customers and more sales.

However, you can sometimes do your job too well when your successful marketing campaign brings surges of traffic, causing your website or app to slow down and even crash. There’s nothing more heartbreaking than seeing your website or app fail just when you have the most to gain.

Most blogs and articles just state traffic-induced crashes as something that can happen. But if you don’t understand how high traffic crashes a website or app, how can you expect to avoid the problem?

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Practice Makes Perfect: Why AI-Driven Testing is Critical to eCommerce Success

5/28/19 / by Candice Arnold posted in Customer Experience, Performance Test Tool, digital automation intelligence, AI-assisted testing, intelligent automation, digital transformation, ecommerce, retail

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In a recent Forbes interview on the retail customer experience, Harley Manning, VP and research director of Forrester’s customer experience team, said; “Customer expectations are rising slowly—but faster than brands are making improvements.” He further elaborated that the average score in the firm’s CX Index™ for US digital retailers decreased from the prior year, with no retailer breaking through the 85th percentile to make it into the “excellent” category.

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The One Thing You Need Know about IoT and Software Testing

5/23/19 / by Richard Bradshaw posted in DevOps, IoT Testing, Test automation, Software test automation, software testing, IOT, software development, digital automation intelligence, digital transformation

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Yupp, you’ve guessed it, HTTP. HyperText Transfer Protocol (HTTP/HTTPS) is the go-to language for IoT devices, in that it’s the protocol used when devices talk to each other via the internet. I know what you are thinking: what about everything we’ve heard about security in the news? Surely there is nothing more important than security in IoT? Security was a close second for me when deciding the most important thing about testing, but here’s why HTTP pipped it to the finish line…

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Enterprise-Grade QA on a Budget

5/21/19 / by Gareth Smith posted in DevOps, Test automation, Software test automation, software testing, software development, digital automation intelligence, Eggplant solutions, digital transformation

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We operate in a continuous delivery world in which a seamless customer experience is paramount. Regardless of whether you’re a global Fortune 500 organization or a fast-growing startup, failing to deliver a digital experience that delights your users is a critical mistake you can’t afford to make.

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Meet Us at the Gartner AADI Summit on 20–21 May

5/16/19 / by Alex Painter posted in Gartner, digital automation intelligence, customer experience optimization, digital transformation

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Digital transformation, AI, robotic process automation, and aligning an agile IT capability with business outcomes. These are all topics that are close to our heart.

That’s why we’re Platinum sponsors of the Gartner Application Architecture, Development & Integration Summit in London on 20 to 21 May 2019.

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