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Mastek Charity Hackathons - Contributing to Social Causes

[fa icon="calendar'] 14-Feb-2019 11:13:58 / by Esperance Barreto posted in CSR

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Ever heard about how, ‘One machine can do the work of 50 ordinary men, but no machine can do the work of one extraordinary man.’ Exactly what Mastekeers strive to do through our charity hackathons.

 

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The importance of Cloud-based Mobile Testing in Digital Transformation

[fa icon="calendar'] 31-Jan-2019 11:33:43 / by Khushbu Gajra posted in Testing

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As millennials continue to drive up the demand for an ‘always-on’ mobile eco system, mobile apps have become a natural extension of web applications. Added to that, our desire to access everything from a single device have made mobile applications a necessity that most of us need, to thrive.

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RPA will reign: 4 compelling reasons why

[fa icon="calendar'] 15-Dec-2018 19:55:00 / by Sunder Subramaniam posted in RPA

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RPA (Robotic Process Automation), a  hot topic among CxO group discussions online seems set to thrive. According to Grand View Research, Inc., the global RPA market size was valued at USD 357.5 million in 2017 and is expected to reach USD 3.11billion by 2025.

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The importance of assessing application performance testing risks

[fa icon="calendar'] 07-Dec-2018 18:03:50 / by Vijaykumar Jadav posted in Testing

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Every software application is different. As such, not all applications need to be performance tested. Additionally, the same application may not require repeated performance testing for every release/cycle. This begs the question, ‘under what conditions will an application need performance testing?’



Identifying risks to the performance of an application is a good way to start. You should look at risk factors that include the user population, application type, application technology and changes to the application features and function. Let’s look at each of these in detail.

1. User population

Individuals who use your application are crucial to helping you make the decision on its risk potential. This becomes even more important if your customer base is continually growing. You should ask the following questions:

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To tool or not to: JMeter performance testing

[fa icon="calendar'] 22-Nov-2018 23:22:29 / by Vijaykumar Jadav posted in Testing

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The selection of a performance and load testing tool is not one that you can easily make. It should be chosen based on a number of factors including application type, number of users, organisational preferences, timelines, technical expertise and the IT landscape (which includes existing and future technologies such as mobile, cloud, IoT and big data).

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Introducing Mastek's Graduate Development Programme

[fa icon="calendar'] 15-Oct-2018 13:10:39 / by Rosie Pickersgill posted in Graduate Programme

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Graduate Development Programmes are high on the agenda for many technology companies. According to recent research, there are only 170,000 suitably skilled workers available to fill the 240,000 digital roles advertised across the North each year.

Therefore, it’s important to introduce the next generation of tech evangelists. At Mastek, we’ve embarked on our graduate recruitment journey in the heart of Leeds City centre to help fill the gap in talent shortage.

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Test Maturity Assessment: The light to end software testing trials

[fa icon="calendar'] 08-Oct-2018 09:29:41 / by Dhanashri Bhide posted in Testing

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In software testing, no one’s a hero without a zero defect product or service. An effective software test process is a prerequisite for developing software that’s free of bugs, fit for purpose and delivers on business objectives. Yet, despite substantial efforts to improve the quality of products, achieving zero defects remains the Holy Grail for software testers. This could be due to a variety of factors including the increasing complexity and volume of software coupled with customer expectations for more value faster.

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Driving service innovation through analytics

[fa icon="calendar'] 02-Oct-2018 13:32:49 / by Paul Dykes posted in BI

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At the Churchill War Rooms on 18 September, John Owen, CEO of Mastek, played host to guests in senior roles across government for dinner and a discussion on the topic of driving service innovation through analytics.

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5 ways retailers can retain customers with data virtualisation

[fa icon="calendar'] 18-Sep-2018 09:03:46 / by Milind Vengurlekar posted in data virtualisation

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The advent of omnichannel shopping is proving to be both a challenge and an opportunity for retailers. While on the one hand it opens up opportunities to target customers at every stage of the buying cycle and create personalised experiences, on the other, retailers are faced with the challenge of creating an integrated customer experience. This involves delivering a digital strategy that unifies the customer’s online and in-store personas.

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7 key steps to optimise software test processes

[fa icon="calendar'] 06-Sep-2018 20:18:21 / by Pritpal Singh posted in Testing

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Are your development and testing teams struggling with poor quality software, escalating testing costs and longer time to market? As software projects increase in complexity and size, customers and users tend to get demanding in the face of the need to contain costs and release on time. This in turn makes it quite a challenge to effectively test software.

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