Due to NERC CIP standards, Energy and Utilities companies are mandated to produce certain reports in order to collect and archive NERC CIP compliance related data.
In order to produce the reports mandated by NERC CIP standards, the majority of the energy industry has implemented the Industrial Defender system. Industrial Defender monitors, manages and protects critical cyber assets in accordance with NERC CIP V5. The application ensures the safe and reliable operation of control systems. Real-time intelligence about the physical location, system health and state data of assets is key to reliable operations and regulatory compliance.
Windows 10 upgrades are top of mind for many IT organizations, and they are top of mind for Olenick as well. Earlier today Olenick announced that it has achieved the Microsoft Silver Windows and Devices competency. This competency builds upon Olenick’s Microsoft Devices and Deployment competency and positions Olenick to bring focused expertise in software quality engineering to Windows 10 projects. View the full story on Olenick’s latest achievement here.
Clients often ask Olenick for help making their test automation smarter. As such we make a point to stay abreast of new automation offerings. Last month, Olenick attended a Lunch & Learn hosted by one of our partners, Original Software. The lunch and learn explained how their tools make automation more effective. Original Software offers a unique set of products that include tools for test quality management, functional test execution, UAT and functional test automation. TestDrive is their automated software testing solution which enables a truly codeless automated test suite as well as utilizes existing testing resources as opposed to hiring automation engineers or software developers.
Throughout the year International Legal Technology Association (ILTA) hosts numerous educational webinars to provide members with access to the latest information about products and services that impact the legal profession. ILTA reached out to Olenick to present a webinar on quality assurance (QA) addressing how QA principles would come to bear on a Windows 10 project. We presented the webinar live on November 30th to an audience of over 50 people, if you missed it, you can view it here. Scott Christensen, Bill Mertes, and Rick Lesley walk you through the 5 W’s of QA and walk through an example of how QA would affect a Windows 10 project. We hope you find it useful, we will be hosting another webinar in Q1 2017.
This blog is the third and final blog of the series on Microsoft’s Performance Toolkit for Benchmarking. By this point in the process the Windows Assessment and Deployment Toolkit has been installed and the number of tests have been specified. The next step is to analyze the data from the benchmark tests.
Olenick is excited to be a 2016 ILTA Insight sponsor.Bill Mertes, Olenick’s VP for the Legal Vertical and Claire McBride, Olenick’s Belfast Account Manager will be representing Olenick in London. Insight offers Olenick another opportunity to continue to learn more about our clients’ needs, have more conversations and stay at the forefront of technology innovation. If you would like to meet with Olenick before, during, or after Insight, please reach out via email, stop by the booth, or catch the team in a session.
Part I of this blog series discussed the benefits of using the Windows Assessment & Deployment Toolkit for benchmark testing. This blog will provide further detail around how to install the required component of the Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit.
Whether you are procuring new hardware, upgrading to Windows 10, or simply need to define what “super slow start-up” time means, Microsoft’s Windows Assessment & Deployment kit, could be your solution.
Join us at the Mobile Monday event, “Testing for Mobile” at Brewbot in Belfast on October 3rd. Olenick Consultants Mark McGuiness, Harry McKay and Nick Hope will be sharing their experiences with mobile testing alongside local companies JAR Technologies and GoTestify.
Olenick will be attending the NICS ICT Conference (Northern Ireland Civil Service) on October 5-6 in the Slieve Donard Hotel in Newcastle. The 2016 conference is entitled “Empowered People – In IT We Trust” to reflect the growing commitment from all sectors to use IT to facilitate more choice and better services, but also to note the work that must be done to retain the consumer’s faith in the safety and integrity of digital transactions.