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SOASTA Supports Testing on Any Apple Device Running iOS 8 from Day One

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--SOASTA, the leader in cloud and mobile testing and real user monitoring, today announced mobile app testing support on all off-the-shelf Apple devices running iOS 8 the same day as Apple iOS 8 is commercially available. This includes the larger new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus smartphones. SOASTA takes an in-app approach to testing with TouchTest, which is architected to support every new iOS release with no delay for developers. (more…)

5 Online Retail Steps for Preparing For Cyber Monday – Starting Now

“Holiday shopping is the most important time of the year for e-commerce retailers globally, and with substantial consumer adoption of mobile and online shopping, retailers must deliver a flawless experience to their customers,” said Tom Lounibos, CEO, SOASTA. “Just a one second delay could cause an e-commerce site generating $10,000 in daily sales to lose $250,000 annually. Delays and downtime during the holiday season could seriously impact revenue. (more…)

Keeping “Smart Homes” Safe From Hackers

Science fiction has long promised us a future with flying cars, jetpacks, and robotic home appliances that are smart enough to run themselves. Flying cars and jetpacks are still a long way off, but smart home technology is here and becoming more sophisticated every day. What will it take to get these high-tech devices adopted in homes across America -- and to keep them safe and secure? (more…)

Cyber Monday Preparations are Underway

Cyber Monday this year is December 1, 2014. Are you ready? Cyber Monday is the day when holiday shoppers take to their computers and mobile devices to make purchases. Retailers have made Cyber Monday more of a priority in recent years and this trend appears to be set to continue in the 2014 holiday shopping season. SOASTA, a leader in cloud and mobile testing along with real user monitoring, has released their Perform At Your Peak, Holiday 2014 Performance Training Guide. (more…)

Industry Watch: Make your Holiday Plans Now

It seems the gift-giving season each year starts earlier and earlier. Walk into a store in January and see Valentine’s Day promotions. Go to an online retail site in late September, and you’ll see Christmas/Chanukah promotions. So, if you’re writing applications at a retail outfit that counts on online revenue, your planning, development and testing need to start earlier and earlier as well. (more…)

Gatwick Airport Using Cloud to Boost Ground Services Collaboration

Airport aims to improve customer experience as well with cloud testing Passengers could soon be able to board planes quicker at Gatwick Airport thanks to a project that aims to increase the sharing of information between airplanes and ground services. The airport is using a cloud testing service from SOASTA to assess a cloud-based collaboration platform. (more…)

Gatwick Testing Cloud Platform to Keep Airlines, Ground Services in Sync

Gatwick Airport is testing a cloud-based collaboration platform used to connect trusted partners across and outside the airport, allowing airlines and ground crew to share and access critical data. The move is part of the airport’s broader strategy to shift more of its IT systems to the cloud. The airport is using SOASTA’s cloud testing platform platform, which gives users insight into load, functional and UI performance of cloud-based application, to test and validate the platform’s capabilities at scale. (more…)

SD Times: Testing in a Continuous Delivery World

Software development went and got itself in a big damn hurry. Agile practices combined with continuous integration and delivery practices have dramatically sped up the development life cycle, reducing project sprints from months to weeks to even days. (more…)

Bessemer Venture Partners: BVP Cloudscape: Top 300 Private Cloud Companies

In the three years since we created the first BVP Cloudscape to document the emerging Cloud Computing hyper-trend, the movement has only gained more momentum. No longer a rogue approach, the Cloud model (encompassing SaaS, PaaS and IaaS) is now the default choice for end users seeking better applications, CIOs making strategic investments, and entrepreneurs building new businesses. (more…)

The Term ‘Internet of Things’ Unfamiliar to 3 Out of 4 Americans

Three out of four Americans have no idea what the Internet of things is, but they get pretty excited about the idea when told what it entails, according to a recent survey. Cars and smart home appliances are the most highly anticipated applications of Internet-enabled consumer technologies, and about 77 percent of those surveyed, once the Internet of things (IoT) is explained, believe it will benefit essentially any kind of activity, according to the study by SOASTA, which makes cloud testing solutions for Websites and mobile apps. (more…)

Business Insider: More Evidence That Google Glass Will Be A Hit With Businesses

Fresh off last week's hilarious investigation into the life of a Google Glass wearer by The Daily Show (where Glass-wearing folks were totally ripped on), Google is fighting back. Monday morning, Google announced the first five members of its "Glass at Work" program. The program was launched in April for developers working bring enterprise apps to Glass. (more…)

SOASTA Partners with CA Technologies for App Testing

Application testing services in the cloud and service virtualization should naturally be joined at the hip. In fact, once most organizations become aware of service virtualization they tend to acquire both technologies in tandem. Recognizing that simple fact, SOASTA this week inked an alliance with CA Technologies. Under this alliance SOASTA’s application testing service in the cloud, CloudTest, will be integrated with Service Virtualization and the CA LISA Test software suites sold by CA Technologies. (more…)