Testing is no longer limited only to software components. Organisations have a responsibility to ensure that in times of failure or disaster their staff and businesses are protected as much as possible. Within the context of technology solutions, testing encompasses Business Continuity Planning and Disaster Recovery Planning as well as Performance and Stress testing.
We have undertaken a number of projects where testing has been key and the benefits obvious.
- The implementation of a key business system involved the introduction of a clustered environment. Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery plans were executed to verify that the plans were appropriate and assess staff performance. The testing convinced the organisation that sufficient steps had been taken to safeguard their work.
- As part of the creation of a new operational department, we ran a series of end to end process tests to evaluate the effectiveness of IT disaster recovery plans. The tests identified improvements in areas which would have proved costly had the failure occurred during normal business.
- We managed the testing of 20 business-critical applications and ensured the consistent delivery of high quality key test deliverables.