Every decent executive wants to have situations under control. But information systems, and particularly their inter-dependencies, have already grown beyond our ability to control them. Seeking full control is, unfortunately, a fool’s errand.
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Soon you will go through as many as 5,000 ERP related version updates per year. How can you manage them all, and how to ensure the quality of your software when systems are constantly changing?
Even in the best of times, we are constantly being asked to deliver more for each dollar in our budget while simultaneously maintaining existing output. Here are a few tips and tricks to help you stretch your IT budget in 2019.
A while ago I ordered some pizza online – well 41 pizzas, to be exact. The process was smooth: open a mobile app, choose the products, transfer to shopping cart, fill in delivery details, contact info, and credit card data, click “Pay now”. Then something really odd happened: I saw an order confirmation flash on the screen but in a couple of seconds it was blotted out by a big, red “payment refused” message. At the same time, my email inbox notified me I had a new message. The message said my pizza order was received and confirmed. Was it, really? I needed to feed 40 hungry people.
Are you struggling to get all your code released? So are many others. The solution may be hiring a robot – a QA robot!
If you’ve ever had anything to do with banking, financial services, insurance or even health care, chances are that you’ve unwittingly come within range of what’s known as RPA, or Robotic Process Automation.