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Itâ€™s 6:45 in the morning. I am leaving my plane after an 11-hour flight and visiting one of the most exciting cities in the world – Tokyo. There are 38 million people crammed into an environment that is nearly perfectly organized. The subway and trains stop precisely on the centimeter and the doors always open exactly where the lines indicate they should. An optimized city in which the â€śweâ€ť and the yearning for harmony counts much more than the â€śIâ€ť. Japanese culture values the society more than the needs of the individual. A sense of belonging, loyalty, are a key ingredients for these ancestors of the Samurai. With those values still deeply ingrained in everyday life, it is a spectacleÂ for every visitor from the West.
But I am not here as a tourist, I am here for business. In my role as Partner Manager for Ranorex, I work with our partners all around the globe who support us in bringing Ranorex to the most remote places in the world, but always with a local feel. Itâ€™s about being local in a global world. For a small company like Ranorex, this is only possible with a network of expert partners.
Japanese clients want to be able to ask their questions in Japanese and likewise to work with their tools in their mother tongue. This is why I am especially excited that we have found a partner in Japan that is helping us to localize our services, and moreover our software. Ranorex will soon be available in Japanese, allowing us to serve this key market in Asia with a localized product.
I am here to prepare our partner TechMatrix for a joint sales meeting, and more importantly for the press conference. We will be introducing our product to the audience together with our new partner.
A few days after my arrival, the jetlag mostly vanished due to the pure excitement of being in this fantastic city, and we are already at the venue of the press conference. Itâ€™s an impressive hotel with a Zen-style garden in front that is overcrowded with newlywed couples capturing the most important day in their lives in photos.
Our partner TechMatrix invited more than 100 potential clients to the event and we are all very excited. I have a translator on my side, but nonetheless I decide to do the first page in Japanese. I am reading the Japanese words, many of which do not make any sense to me as I forgot a lot of my Japanese. I am nervous, and after this first page Iâ€™m relieved that I can continue in English. The crowd claps and we continue with the core part of the presentation. I find that the Japanese audience seems to be very keenly interested, and focused on every word that the translator creates out of my sentences. Having a translator is actually a good thing because all the pauses in between give me time to formulate the next sentence in the most accurate, concise and effective way. With a translator, the message needs to be transmitted in a simple, plain wayâ€¦or it will become hidden in the clatter.
After a 40-minute presentation, the questions round starts and many interesting things are asked. The impression that I will leave this press conference with is the existence of a very strong opportunity that has just been presented to Ranorex – tremendous demand for solid, robust test automation software in Japan. I will especially remember one moment from the Q&A session when I was asked why Ranorex should be chosen over of an existing competitor. The question involved what else, aside from a lower price, can Ranorex offer if the competitorâ€™s tool already covers my technology needs? The answer was very simple: service & technical support. In the discussion, the client then confirmed that the team providing support for his current tool have even needed a whole month to respond to a simply question. The crowd murmurs in disbelieve.
All I can say here is WOW! Working together with a strong partner â€“ TechMatrix â€“ whoâ€™ll provide first class service and our superior product, I am foreseeing a bright future for Ranorex in the land of the rising sun. I am already looking forward visiting Tokyo again soon.
This report from SoftwareAdvice Inc. is the second in a two-part series on agile project management software, highlighting Kanban and Scrum tools. In this installment, they focus on Scrum project management tools and include information and screenshots from our SpiraPlan agile project management system.
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MVPs help better and showcase just how powerful our .NET community can be. Today we wanted to celebrate two long-term members of the MVP community. Thank you for all your contributions.Agus Kurniawan
Recognized as a C# MVP since 2004, Agus Kurniawan spends his days as a lecturer with the Computer Science faculty at Bogor Agricultural University in in Bogor, Indonesia. He is currently pursuing a PhD in Computer Science, already having obtained a MS in Computer Science from Bogor U. Prior to his latest academic pursuits, he worked as a software engineer, solution architect, and consultant.
Adil considers himself a software craftsman in his role as Senior Developer at Nintex. A seven-time MVP, he has extensive experience in designing and developing enterprise scale applications on Microsoft .NET Framework. Lately he has been focusing on cross platform mobile app development on Windows, Android and iOS.
When heâ€™s not developing, you can find Adil maintaining an active presence in offline and online technical communities, often participating as speaker in technical events, and enjoying life as a husband and father. Read about his latest projects on his blog and on Twitter @adilamughal.
Profiling IIS and collecting coverage on .NET web apps continues to be a popular topic for bothÂ existing customers and organizations new to NCover. Â If you or your team are interested in profiling IIS, here are a few resourcesÂ we have available this month that you may want to take advantage of. Â Please let us know if you have any questions. Â Enjoy!Webinar – Wednesday, December 2, 2015 11:00AM Eastern
Register now to learn the specific steps you can follow to collect code coverage on IIS and to ensure your web applications are ready to be deployed to customers. Â This webinar will cover how to quickly setup a project for covering IIS and all of your .NET web apps, showÂ how to collect code coverage from any type of automated or manual test, provide details onÂ how to ensure accurate code coverage in unique scenarios and provide an opportunity to ask questions specific to your situation. Â Register nowÂ for Covering IIS & Your .NET Web Apps.Resource Article on Covering IIS & Your .NET Web Apps
This resource article walks you through both the “auto-configure” method and the “manual” method for setting up a NCover project to cover IIS.Support Documentation on Covering IIS
This support article provides additional detail on the process of covering IIS and walks through the process of finding the process you want to cover and how you can use pre-coverage filters to focus coverage on only the desired areas of code.Â And, as always, if you have any question about topics covered here or just want to work with someone to help you and your team start collecting coverage on IIS, contact us and we would be happy to help!
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Cybersecurity, rather than being the aim of application development, often exists in opposition to delivery of software and software-enabled automotive systems.Â Even with multi-year product roadmaps, developers of automotive applications face the same pressures as their enterprise and consumer electronics counterparts.Â There are constant pressures to prototype, create and deliver software on-time and at budget, and to meet ever more aggressive lifecycles and shorter market windows. Consequently, software is often deployed with the â€śpaint-still-wetâ€ť core functionality mostly in place, but without additional investment needed to harden applications and systems against cyberattack.
This webinar, presented by the GENIVI Alliance, will review the evolving automotive product lifecycle and examine ways and means to integrate cybersecurity as an integral part of software development. In particular, it will lay out best practices for â€śappsecâ€ť, including, security tools (e.g., for code quality), vulnerability tracking, supply chain security, pen testing, development vs. deployment configuration management, and security in both traditional (waterfall) development and agile environments.
Moderator:Â Bill Weinberg, Senior Director, Open Source Strategy at Black Duck Software
Panelist #1: Anuja Sonalker, Ph.D, VP Engineering & Operations, North America at TowerSec Automotive Cyber Security
Panelist #2: Mike Ridge, Founding Partner, Silent CyberTo Be Announced
Panelist #3: To Be Announced
Open Source Strategy
Black Duck Software
Bio:Â Bill helps Fortune 1000 clients create sound approaches to enable, build, and securely deploy open source software across the enterprise, in the cloud, and on intelligent devices. Â With a career spanning over thirty years, Billâ€™s expertise bridges open source business and technology, development tools, application and system security, mobile/embedded software, and the Internet of Things. Â
Prior to Black Duck, Bill ran his own open source consultancy, Linux Pundit. Â Earlier, as General Manager of the Linux Phone Standards Forum, he worked to establish standards for mobile telephony middleware. Â As a founding team-member at MontaVista Software, he pioneered Linux as leading platform for intelligent and mobile devices, and Â as Senior Analyst at OSDL (today, the Linux Foundation), he ran Carrier Grade and Mobile Linux initiatives and worked closely with foundation members and open source community participants.Register Now Asset Value: Low value Lead Segment: License
Open source makes up 30% of the code estate of most organizations today and that number will only rise. While there is nothing specifically unsecure about open source, managing vulnerabilities in open source components does require a new and different process. Legal, security and development functions can and should combine forces to ensure that their organization gets all the benefits of open source software while managing the risks, particularly in the face of new regulation..
Andrew Joint and Alex Cravero from Kemp Little will join Matt Jacobs from Black Duck to explore:
Europeâ€™s #1 software testing conference – EuroSTAR Conference –Â took place for the fifth time this year in the Netherlands between the 2nd and the 5th of November 2015 at MECC Maastricht. My colleague Alexander Walentin and IÂ joined many other global software testing professionals in taking part.
Here are the hot topics that were discussed most frequently at our booth:
Stay tuned to upcomingÂ software testing conferences!
London, UK - Modern Marketing Experience—Nov 18, 2015
To help marketers deliver a more consistent customer experience across paid, owned and earned media, Oracle has introduced a series of new innovations within the Oracle Marketing Cloud. The new innovations enable marketers to orchestrate relevant mobile interactions for consumers and salespeople, clearly attribute revenue to marketing activities and optimize the experience for individual customers.
Marketers must adopt and embrace digital technologies in order to meet the skyrocketing expectations of digitally-savvy customers. For many marketers, this will require rethinking existing processes, as according to Forrester Research, more than three-quarters of marketing leaders believe that the majority of their digital customer engagements are not optimized today1.To optimize digital marketing activities and successfully meet the demands of today’s customer-first business environment, marketers need to be able to quickly and easily embrace data, technology and content.
By introducing new mobile, data, content and reporting capabilities, the latest additions to the Oracle Marketing Cloud enable modern marketers to successfully use digital technologies to deliver meaningful customer experiences and demonstrate marketing’s impact on business results. The new innovations help marketers to:
Enhance Sales Enablement: The new release includes enhancements to Engage and Profiler, Oracle Marketing Cloud’s sales tools, which help salespeople better understand the profile of their individual contacts and engage them with relevant content. The new release of Engage improves productivity and accelerates sales cycles by making pre-loaded campaigns and content accessible on mobile devices, while Profiler now enables salespeople to get a more holistic view of the customer through a new Google Chrome Extension.
Improve Cross-Channel Orchestration: Expanded out-of-the-box in-app messaging empowers marketers to deliver a relevant message to consumers within the context of a mobile application. Rather than silo those messages within the app itself, it can now be orchestrated alongside email, social, push, SMS, MMS and other channels orchestrated inside the Oracle Marketing Cloud.
Extend Reach Into Paid Media Ecosystem: A new self-service tool for audience data integration helps marketing teams or their media vendors build integrations that send audience data from the Oracle Data Management Platform (DMP) into key digital advertising and media platforms, such as demand side platforms, ad networks and website optimization tools. The new integration tools enable marketers, publishers and advertisers to quickly and efficiently maximize existing investments and expand data-driven marketing initiatives.
Optimize the Consumer Experience: With new multivariate testing, marketers can now move beyond traditional A/B testing, which can oversimplify the complexities inherent in today’s consumer interactions, and can optimize the consumer experience by testing the performance of up to eight versions of the same message by analyzing variables including subject lines, content and the sender of the message.
Attribute Revenue to Marketing Activities: A new visually powerful, but simple, set of dashboards help marketers analyze what content and cross-channel interactions drive conversions. For power users, marketers can build customized reports based on specific engagement and conversion metrics that matter most to their business.
“As we look ahead to 2016, marketing’s ability to modernize existing processes and embrace data, technology and content will increasingly define the success of organizations across all industries,” said Kevin Akeroyd, SVP and GM, Oracle Marketing Cloud. “For many marketers, this will require a significant transformation and that is why we are so focused on making marketing technology more integrated, more holistic and, frankly, easier to use. With the latest enhancements to the Oracle Marketing Cloud, we continue to deliver on that vision with an exciting set of new innovations that improve sales enablement, allow better cross-channel orchestration and help marketers directly attribute revenue to marketing activities.”
1.Forrester Consulting Report on behalf of Qubit, Optimizing the Digital Customer Experience, March 2015 Download the full report hereContact Info Erik Kingham
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