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Theresa Lanowitz

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Oracle’s announcement to acquire Empirix’ e-TEST suite solutions is a positive move for all involved. The acquisition helps Oracle round out its Enterprise Manager offering with a comprehensive testing component for pre-deployment applications. The acquisition is a natural fit for the e-TEST suite products which are architected to work with modern applications and deliver testing capabilities to both packaged and custom applications. The acquisition takes only a portion of the Empirix’ product lineup.  Once the acquisition is completed, Empirix will continue to offer its HAMMER and OneSight products.  The HAMMER products are especially interesting since they focus on the testing of emerging technologies such as VoIP, NGN and IMS. The need for automation in network equipment testing is growing. In a recent voke survey 85% or respondents say their testi... (more)

HP Acquires Fortify: Application Security Finds the Lifecycle

HP has announced its intent to acquire Fortify Software. Fortify represents one of the last standing original independent application security software vendors. Back in 2003, application security vendors were all the rage. The idea that security vulnerabilities occur rather frequently at the application level was 100% accurate. The problem with getting development and QA shops to fully embrace the notion of application security was one of skills and communication across organizational boundaries. Think about developers and testing professionals, they have full time jobs that kee... (more)

Virtualization: "The Leading Technology of the 21st Century"

The recent activity and interest around virtualization including the VMware IPO and Citrix acquisition of XenSource is indicative of the importance of virtualization as the leading technology of the 21st century. In a week where the market was headed decidedly south, the VMware IPO emerged as a star. The timing of the Citrix acquisition of XenSource was impeccable. XenSource is an open source company specializing in hypervisors, technology that allows multiple operating systems to simultaneously run on a single host computer. These two events showcase enterprise interest in virtual... (more)

Your Next PC? The Personal Cloud, of Course

Your Next PC? The Personal Cloud, of Course Since the introduction of the personal computer, we all like to longingly think about what our next PC will have. Will it be lighter? Will it have better graphics? Will it be faster? And the biggest question of all, do we really need all of the latest and greatest features. All of these are questions we ponder when a new operating system is released, or when our current PC just decides to quit functioning (usually at the most inopportune of times). Well, what will your next PC be? No, it is not your next Personal Computer, it is your... (more)

Virtual Lab Management – Bringing Peace Between Testers and Developers

Every person has heard a developer say “it works on my machine”. This simple and true statement has been at the center of so many non-reproducible software defects. The problem is testers need to work in an environment as close to production as possible, that means keeping developers out and keeping the test environment pristine. Developers need to move through the development process and make sure their code works, which means having an environment that suits their needs. In other words, the developer environment may not be pristine, but it works the way they need it to work so ... (more)