Archive for the ‘outsourcing’ Category


Webinar: Power Up Application Testing with Virtual Labs

November 16, 2007

j0321136.jpgSurgient and Utopia Solutions will jointly present a webinar on accelerating software delivery with test automation and test lab management.

What: “Power Up Your Application Testing – Accelerate Software Delivery with Test Automation and Test Lab Management”

When: Wednesday, November 28 2007, 11a PT (2p ET)

Speakers: Lee Barnes, founder and CTO, Utopia Solutions and Erik Josowitz, VP Product Strategy, Surgient



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


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?


» Surgient — Managing an accelerated life cycle –

May 11, 2007

I spoke to Dan Kusnetzky at ZDnet last night in response to his recent articles on the changes that various types of virtualization are creating in large enterprises. We discussed how the use of applications in companies is changing, particularly how business units are no longer looking for (or funding) applications that live for many years. We talked about how virtual labs allow organizations to get what they need, when they need it and only for as long as they need an application.

» Surgient — Managing an accelerated life cycle | Virtually Speaking |


Virtual labs and offshoring/outsourcing

May 5, 2007

Akshay Upadhye writes on the 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). | Engineering | Best Practices: Offshoring & Outsourcing
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