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Latest news and events

2015

The very latest software testing news from 2015.

Our news pages list stories chronologically, the most recent appearing at the top of the list below. Expand each story to read it in full by click the "More information" button below each headline.

nFocus sponsor the London #TesterGathering

23/11/2015

nFocus Testing are sponsoring the London #TesterGathering taking place at The Shooting Star in London on 25/11/2015.

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nFocus are delighted to be able to support such a popular community event. The London #TesterGathering aims to provide a meeting place and regular events for anyone involved in testing products which are developed in an Agile environment. Attendees come to meet fellow testers, share stories and experiences about tools and techniques which may, or may not, have solved testing problems on other Agile projects. This is also a place of learning, where live demonstrations of tools are given for free. For more information visit the event page.

For more about nFocus’ Agile services, visit the Agile Services section of our website.

About nFocus

nFocus Testing are a long established specialist testing consultancy, multi-award winning company and 2014 Microsoft Global ALM Partner of the Year, who specialise in improved software quality, protecting clients’ reputations and reducing costs.

With a strong reputation across multiple business sectors and operating nationally, their proven, highly regarded, expert and flexible resources allow them to deliver a comprehensive range of testing services, generating a rapid return on investment, mitigating costs and reducing the time to market on complex and critical business systems.

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nFocus make the finals of the Construction Computing Awards for 2015

17/11/15

nFocus Testing are a finalist at the Construction Computing Awards 2015 in the Collaboration Project of the Year category.

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nFocus’ Managing Director Ross Lister explained, “We’re delighted to be a finalist in the Collaboration Project of the Year category. ‘The Hammers’ reward the greatest and most innovative technologies and practices; something we’re extremely passionate about here at nFocus.” He continued, “Throughout our fifteen year history, we’ve been proud to have enabled the delivery of sector-leading customer experience for our construction clients and their customers through high quality IT systems along with bringing in efficiencies through automation and leading edge testing techniques.”

To learn more about our construction domain knowledge please visit our industry experience section of the website.

About nFocus

nFocus Testing are a long established specialist testing consultancy, multi-award winning company and 2014 Microsoft Global ALM Partner of the Year, who specialise in improved software quality, protecting clients’ reputations and reducing costs.

With a strong reputation across multiple business sectors and operating nationally, their proven, highly regarded, expert and flexible resources allow them to deliver a comprehensive range of testing services, generating a rapid return on investment, mitigating costs and reducing the time to market on complex and critical business systems.

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nFocus Software Testing Sponsor the 2015 Construction Computing Awards

11/11/15

nFocus Testing are thrilled to announce their headline sponsorship for the 2015 Construction Computing Awards taking place in London on the 19th of November 2015.

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nFocus’ Managing Director Ross Lister explained, “We’re delighted to be involved in this year’s awards. ‘The Hammers’ reward the greatest and most innovative technologies and practices; something we’re extremely passionate about here at nFocus.” He continued, “Throughout our fifteen year history, we’ve been proud to have enabled the delivery of sector-leading customer experience for our construction clients and their customers through high quality IT systems along with bringing in efficiencies through automation and leading edge testing techniques. We’re looking forward to celebrating these successes with our clients, colleagues, and some new faces next week.”

About nFocus

nFocus Testing are a long established specialist testing consultancy, multi-award winning company and 2014 Microsoft Global ALM Partner of the Year, who specialise in improved software quality, protecting clients’ reputations and reducing costs.

With a strong reputation across multiple business sectors and operating nationally, their proven, highly regarded, expert and flexible resources allow them to deliver a comprehensive range of testing services, generating a rapid return on investment, mitigating costs and reducing the time to market on complex and critical business systems.

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NFOCUS ANNOUNCE CONSTRUCTION MANAGED SERVICE CONTRACT

20/10/2015

nFocus Testing secures multi-year, multi-million pound contract with one of the largest construction and services groups in the UK

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nFocus Testing, one of the longest established UK based software testing consultancies, has announced a three year, multi-million pound managed service contract with one of the largest construction and services groups in the UK.

Under this contract, nFocus is the sole provider of software quality assurance and testing consultancy services to the group; this includes re-defining their test policy and delivering functional, automated, performance and security testing across the company. In partnership with the organisation, nFocus is driving strategic changes to test processes, environments and tools to provide long term cost and efficiency savings.

nFocus’ client has also recently moved to a Dev Ops model, and it is nFocus’ Agile Testing and Dev Ops expertise that helped to secure the deal. The two companies are capitalising on this synergy and are providing rapid turnaround of high quality software within their business and to its customers.

nFocus is working to ensure systems ranging from front-office Works Order Management to Back Office Finance and everything in between are delivered right first time to exacting standards and its customers’ high expectations.

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NFOCUS TESTING WIN TWO BEST BUSINESS AWARDS

19/10/15

nFocus Testing named winner of the Best Small to Medium-Sized Business and Best Marketing category at the 2015 Best Business Awards.

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The Best Business Awards pride themselves on having a large panel of over 20 independent expert judges who select winners according to strict criteria for each category and sector.

Commenting on the award to nFocus Testing, in the Best Small to Medium-Sized Business category, the Chairman of the Judges said: “nFocus Testing is a super hero in the world of IT saving its customers from software disasters. It has worked with over 150 clients including the likes of AXA, Harrods, Kier and Ericsson, and has worked on more than 750 projects and executed more than 1 million tests since its launch in 2000. They are a multi-awarding company and winning the prestigious Microsoft’s Global ALM Partner of the year award in 2014 was a particularly notable achievement. With turnover doubling over the past five years, this super hero is heading for a stellar future”.

In the Best Marketing category, the Chairman of the Judges explained: “Software testing company nFocus has achieved an incredible return on its latest marketing plan that was designed to bring in new clients and obtain more business from existing ones. Using a marketing mix of email, social media, Adwords advertising, telemarketing and by placing thought leadership articles in relevant publications such as Computer Weekly, nFocus has generated new revenue of more than £1 million from a marketing spend of £60,000. The core aim of the plan was to drive traffic towards the website to enable prospects’ contact details to be captured. Congratulations to nFocus for achieving such outstanding results."

The Best Business Awards are one of the UK’s highest profile awards and winning this accolade speaks volumes about the quality of your organisation. Due to its high profile, the Awards attract a wide range of entries from across all sectors from large international PLCs and public sector organisations to dynamic and innovative SMEs. The winners all have one thing in common – they are truly excellent at what they do and nFocus have proved this by winning a Best Business Award.

Upon receiving the Awards, nFocus Managing Director Ross Lister stated, “We’re absolutely delighted to have been recognised in two categories at the Best Business Awards. Over our fifteen year history, we have continually strived to provide an excellent service to our clients, and as a result, we’re proud to represent some of the biggest and most respected brands in the UK. The double award win is as a result of the hard work of our entire team, and I must place on record my thanks for their efforts.”

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The benefits of adopting Agile

10/06/15

nFocus have released a new white paper looking at the benefits of adopting Agile.

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The benefits of moving to Agile can benefit your organization immensely. As a result of increased productivity, higher quality, and responding more rapidly to market demands, Agile can provide many benefits to the organization.

Agile development in its simplest form, offers a manageable framework which helps teams maintain a focus on the rapid delivery of business value. As a result of this focus and its associated benefits, organisations are capable of significantly reducing the overall risk associated with software development.

Download the full white paper from our knowledge centre.

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nFocus RDT Case Study Released

17/03/2015

RDT provide insurance administration software systems and rating engine software. Due to rapid expansion and a lack of historic investment in QA, RDT had a release and regression testing challenge. nFocus were selected to do an initial review and health check.

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Following a health check of the testing function within RDT, nFocus were further engaged to carry out a proof of concept for making a wholesale change to their approach to QA by heavily utilising test automation. The initial PoC focused on Microsoft Coded UI to see whether it was a feasible strategic solution for automation with their core product, Landscape.

Read the full RDT case study.

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Microsoft Testing Stuff Sprint 7

03/03/2015

We’re now up to sprint 7 of Microsoft Testing Stuff and the next one is taking place this Thursday in London at 6pm!

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We’ve lined up an excellent first speaker. We will be joined by Michael James, Developer Evangelist at Xamarin. With an ever increasing number of mobile devices and advancing operating systems hitting the market, how can you ensure your user interface is bulletproof and regression free? Xamarin have a unique approach. In this session Michael will show you how to swipe, tap, or rotate any user interface element and then perform real world assertions and take screenshots for visual validation along the way. Learn how to create these tests and run them locally on your own device or simulator or take them to the Xamarin Test Cloud to automatically test your application on thousands of physical devices ensuring mobile success. Michael will also show you how to monitor your applications in real time for crash reporting and analytics.

We also have Richard Erwin, Senior ALM Consultant with RippleRock as our second speaker! Richard will be covering Kanban & Team Foundation Server. Many teams struggle to adopt a Scrum process due to the unpredictability of their workload, rapidly changing business priorities or simply not following the rules. In many cases a Kanban process or mix of the two is a much more successful alternative. This session will provide an introduction to Kanban and look at how it can be implemented by teams using Microsoft Team Foundation Server. In addition, we’ll look at integration options with dedicated Kanban tools and the future of the Microsoft toolset.

We now have over 200 members and have 32 people signed up to attend on Thursday. If you’re already in London on Thursday please do come along. RSVP here.

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nFocus MicroSponsor TestBash

27/02/2015

nFocus are a MicroSponsor of TestBash taking place in Brighton on Friday 27th of March.

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TestBash is a leading software testing conference within the UK. They invite testers who we believe are the best and most interesting people to talk on all sorts things related to software testing. Their mission is to inspire a generation of testers to learn more about their craft and create professional friendships that create a long lasting support network.

Being a MicroSponsor gives them a little extra funding to achieve an admirable mission.

Please register to attend here.

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New White Paper: Agile & Quality

22/01/2015

Quality challenges with agile and scrum.

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The promise of Agile and Scrum delivering working software quickly and efficiently is being compromised by the variable quality of the resulting software. This has been caused in part by the challenges of integrating testing into the Application Lifecycle. Our observations of the causes of these quality issues include…

Click here here to download the full white paper.

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