IT Agility

Test Data Management Reinvented – Deliver realistic, compliant test data in minutes, not days

Speed is a critical business imperative for all service providers in the Connectedness industry. The pace at which service providers can bring new products and services to market determines their ability to differentiate from competitors and retain market share. Applications are at the centre of this race, and as service providers look to accelerate innovation, they need to build out a more agile application infrastructure—and that includes a robust and comprehensive Test Data Management (TDM) strategy. Once viewed as a back-office function, TDM is now a critical business enabler for service providers’ agility, security, and cost-efficiency.

The lack of a TDM system impacts data security, test data creation, and provisioning. Service providers face the risk of exposing personal and commercially sensitive information such as financial, operational, and strategic initiatives in the test environment. Going manual with test data creation is also not feasible as it is highly time-consuming due to the huge production data volume.

With the increased use of automated DevOps toolsets and privacy laws that require secure data across global teams of employees and contractors, service providers must expand the charter of traditional TDM to meet the needs of today’s development and testing teams. This insight explores the top challenges service providers face in a standard TDM implementation and highlights the key enablers to consider when implementing new technology solutions as part of a TDM strategy.

Once viewed as a back-office function, TDM is now a critical business enabler for service providers’ agility, security, and cost-efficiency.

Product Engineering

Deliver high-quality entertainment services at high speed and with flawless quality

Automate the end-to-end compatibility testing and rollout steps to deliver a seamless viewing experience across multiple digital platforms and form factors

A series of technological advancements has completely changed the way people consume video content. Compared to earlier days, when a television set was the primary source to consume videos, today’s consumers have many other options – smart TV, streaming box/stick, gaming consoles, DVR, set-top box, tablet, computer, mobile, etc. A recent ComScore OTT state report clearly shows the growing penetration of different digital devices among U.S households.

To deliver a seamless viewing experience, service providers need to ensure video compatibility across a broad range of device types, operating systems, browsers, and network types.

The end-users now have the flexibility to watch their preferred videos on any digital platform of their choice without being much concerned about the supporting operating systems, browsers, and network connectivity.

But if we look from the lens of service providers, delivering video service faster and with high quality has become much more complicated. It requires them to ensure feature compatibility with a broad range of device types with different operating systems, browsers, and network connectivity. This requires a humongous amount of testing in the background. And as digital-savvy users expect feature updates at lightning speed, service providers cannot afford to spend much time testing and rolling out services.

This mandates service providers to technically upgrade their way of working, the testing process, and existing release platforms.