Test automation: security and competitive advantage

2021.01.01.
Treating information and communication technology (ICT) systems as a critical resource is beginning to become a key factor in corporate strategy from an operational security perspective.

Treating information and communication technology (ICT) systems as a critical resource is beginning to become a key factor in corporate strategy from an operational security perspective.

Automation is moving forward

Digital technology is an integral and indispensable part of everyday operations in more and more industries. IT is the basis of the new world economic order.

The key players in the economy have already favored automated technologies and digital solutions over live labor.

All these global trends have been perfectly confirmed and even accelerated by the coronavirus epidemic starting in 2020. Due to the pandemic, the trend is likely to spread in the near future to industries and organizational processes where digitization was not or less common in the past.

Coordinate softwares

The consequence of the current changes is that more and more software needs to work together effectively in order for a market player to be able to remain competitive in the long run.

These global trends mean that the systematic control of various critical software and IT systems is essential for efficient operation - for the smooth operation of diversified organizational processes based on complex digital technology.

Companies that not only develop and expand their IT (hardware and software) portfolio, but also ensure their problem free operation through continuous testing, will gain a competitive advantage.

The source of competitive advantage is rapid system integration

As an organization expands, the more efficient, complex software is needed to fulfill increased operational and customer needs. Replacing old software involves integrating existing information and data into new software.

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Software is evolving at a rapid pace, “smartening” as companies try to gain a competitive advantage through their IT systems. One of the biggest lessons of the coronavirus epidemic is that a rapid transition of IT systems is vital to respond effectively to change, making software testing indirectly one of the key factors in staying competitive in the near future.

And conscious companies choose automated testing that can be performed with greater operational safety, more efficiently and in less time, instead of manual testing.

Safe operation of complex systems with test automation

The more competition within an industry, the shorter it is worth switching to newer IT technologies and integrating complex IT systems. Problem free and efficient system integration requires system testing.

Complex IT systems that form a complex network are typically used in critical industries such as banking and financial sector, rail and aviation, automotive, transportation, healthcare, telecommunications, energy, and the government administration.

In these industries, it is mainly high-complexity IT networks that drive critical, operational-level enterprise processes for which the rapid and secure integration of a new IT element can be truly supported by test automation.

Strategic level automated testing is required

Automated testing serves faster organizational adaptation to economic changes by effectively supporting internal processes and transformations.

With strategic-level automated testing, economic actors would be able to proactively manage changes in the market initially, rather than reactively, so that they can later proactively modify market processes according to their interests.

Building in-house testing infrastructure with external assistance

Proactive behavior also requires companies to not only seek to outsource testing, but also to rely on in-house testing infrastructure.

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In our experience, most companies are able to build an in-house testing infrastructure, they only need the right external expert to take the initial steps.

The expert team of ProofIT Kft. has already helped to set up a number of efficiently operating test automation infrastructures, and has built internal competence in companies operating in various industries.

It is definitely worth expanding the company's competencies in this direction as well, as due to the increasing testing pressure, it will be expedient for companies to rely on internal testing resources in the long turn.

Complete test automation service and infrastructure: test automation from design through implementation to evaluation of results. ProofIT Ltd. has been providing assistance to a wide range of services and testing infrastructure, primarily for large companies and state organizations for more than ten years.


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Complete test automation service and infrastructure: test automation from design through implementation to evaluation of results. ProofIT Ltd. has been providing assistance to a wide range of services and testing infrastructure, primarily for large companies and state organizations for more than ten years.
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