This means hundreds of institutions adopting more agile methods of software development, as well as embracing continuous delivery for both modern front-end interfaces and back-end business-critical enterprise applications.
What do Universities Need to do in Order to Keep Up?
Traditional, manual software testing can be a pain in the neck at the best of times, but in today’s world, where the effectiveness of your digital infrastructure is vital to regular operations, it has become the number one barrier to truly effective and continuous software deployment, speed and agility.
Today’s universities need:
To have the ability to develop or update both new and existing software quickly and efficiently, with as little disruption to regular operations as possible.
To be able to iterate, update and improve their offerings more frequently – this means that the time and resource it takes for each update must be reduced.
To be able to swiftly move new and updated software into production, while maintaining high quality and reducing costs.
Automation testing is the ideal alternative to the time and resource-consuming manual software testing strategies that many universities have struggled with in recent years. However, traditional automation testing has not evolved as much as we would hope for, particularly when compared to Agile and DevOps technologies. Traditional automation testing is unable to keep up with the far more expansive needs of higher education infrastructure and software today, including the complex enterprise apps that are becoming commonplace as universities move more of their operations online. However, there are solutions available!
How iData Can Help
iData is an on-demand software testing solution that can keep up with the new demands of higher education institutions and give you accurate and efficient testing, without compromising on quality of process or quality of results. iAutomation makes it easy to find predicted outcomes of your software testing and features automatic bug identification so you don’t have to worry about your infrastructure coming up against pesky crashes. When it comes to improving efficiency in higher education contexts, iData can offer the following benefits:
Accelerating release cycles – 75% reduction in time spent on test cycles