Welcome to a new age of automated testing!
In the process of digital transformation, not only are businesses affected by the challenges of digital optimization but the field of software development is also hit by digital disruptions at its core. In this article, I will focus on the digital transformation of software development in the field of software testing in particular.
Automation of tasks, which are time-consuming and error-prone when performed by humans become more and more replaced by the highly efficient technologies, which provide reproducible results: Automation tools used by digital companies enable these businesses more and more to focus on their actual business and create business value instead of dealing with time-consuming IT tasks.
At the end of August I was able to attend the BoxWorks conference in San Francisco, subtitled “The Future of Work”. I have to admit, I went there with only a little pre-knowledge and with the history (baggage?) of being a long-time Documentum consultant.
Let me start with a quick summary of the highlights:
Box Feed (available as Beta)
Box feeds allow you to get a stream of activities happening in the shared folders which the user can access. This is a nice collaboration function as are you are seeing the content of your coworkers directly in the stream. This has been missing for a while and Box is now delivering a first iteration with the possibility for you to comment on the documents.
It’s been very interesting to watch how the Cloud has had an impact on Enterprise Content Management in the Life Sciences market over the past year or two. I doubt that there are too many observers with knowledge of the market that believe that its impact has been anything other than positive. But as with most “no brainer“ disruptive technologies, it’s still finding that the path to adoption is not quite as simple and straight forward as it might at first appear.
Clearly, the opportunity for Life Sciences companies to outsource their IT infrastructure and some related services is a derivative benefit of utilizing Cloud. In addition, subscription pricing, synonymous with Cloud solutions, has the benefit of moving CapEx to OpEx and realizing the financial benefits of doing so, appeals to many companies.
English is the official company language of fme. While this is a great advantage for an international operating company, I also get sometimes the impression that students (which I usually meet at recruiting events) and other business contacts, such as potential freelancers, are wondering if their language skills are good enough and if they would meet the expectations of the company.
Therefore I would like to give you a little insight into our office culture and how English as a corporate language affects our daily work.
The use of public cloud platforms such as Amazon Web Services (AWS) for the implementation of OpenText Documentum-based ECM environments is often viewed critically. There is quite a list of points in favour of its use. In fact, it depends on the scope of the environment to be built, what data is processed there and how deeply AWS is to be integrated into the own network. This blog post should help to find answers to these questions and to show a first basic environment on the AWS platform.
You find the title daring? Convince yourself that these are not only sales and marketing numbers!
Your platform – OpenText D2 Documentum for Life Sciences
With Documentum for Life Sciences, OpenText has a solution in its portfolio that is used by many large and medium-sized customers. The pre-defined, best practice-based framework for document management applications offers in four modules (Quality & Manufacturing, Research & Development, Electronic Trial Master File and Submission Store & View) pre-configured options for an exact configuration. This gives you the opportunity to remain close to the standard and at the same time to display directly all your processes.
In the regulated life sciences environment, the management of controlled documents such as SOPs (Standard Operating Procedures), procedural instructions or work instructions is of great importance. Change management processes ensure that these documents are properly revised, approved, trained, distributed and, where necessary, suspended. In addition to well-known use cases within change management, there are special cases that are handled differently from company to company.
One of these applications is the rare case of so called controlled printing.
Even if the term ” General Data Protection Regulation “, GDPR for short, should not be chosen as the non-word of 2018, it has certainly been overused excessively in the months before the new regulation came into force. Well, after having passed the deadline a few months ago and having had a really great summer I want to pick up the topic “in peace” again and share some insights from our client projects, especially with personnel files, via this blog.
Personnel files belong to an area in which every company must ensure the protection of the data of its employees and are therefore directly affected by the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Incidentally, regardless of whether the files are kept electronically or on paper.