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The big question in Testing Outsourcing

October 31, 2007

virtual labSome interesting thoughts/questions on outsourced testing and a very interesting graph on relative market sizing found here.

To be or Not to be: The big question in Testing Outsourcing « Perpetua knowledge Services Weblog

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What’s Next?

May 14, 2007

Theresa Lanowitz, analyst with Voke, notes some of the benefits of virtualization and virtual lab management in support of outsourcing or offshoring in her “What’s Next?” blog. She says:

Virtualization technology delivers so much to an enterprise. First and foremost, it allows for a malleable enterprise environment to be delivered anywhere independent of an operating system.

The benefits of virtualization abound in a variety of use cases, but while I am talking about technology going together like David Cassidy and puka shells, offshore work is exponentially easier and far more predictable when using virtualization technology. Two of the more popular vendors offering virtual lab automation technology specifically for the application lifecycle are Surgient and VMware.

What’s Next?

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Virtual labs and offshoring/outsourcing

May 5, 2007

Akshay Upadhye writes on the Sandhill.com site about mitigating risks in offshoring and outsourcing. Specifically he talks about different types of risks – organizational, environmental,  etc. Virtual labs can be a great tools for mitigating the risks in outsourcing or offshoring. By providing remote access to virtual labs to the outsourced teams no intellectual property needs to be transferred to a remote country and be subject to its rules. Much finer-grained access control can be provided in a virtual lab environment than can be counted on from an outsourcing provider. Virtual labs would also facilitate the hand-off of work between a remote team and an onshore team (24/7 development or follow-the-sun testing scenarios).

SandHill.com | Engineering | Best Practices: Offshoring & Outsourcing
Akshay Upadhye