Mobile World Congress in Progress

If you follow Olenick on Social Media you are aware of our presence in Barcelona – Kevin Flynn, Brandon McGuire and Claire McBride made it to Fira Gran Via for 4 days of exploring all that is emerging in the mobile world. Check out the photos our crew was able to capture at this fantastic event thus far:

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By 2017 Half of the World’s Data will be Stored in Hadoop

Half the world’s data, that is hard to imagine, let alone store.

By now, certainly if you are in the IT industry, you have heard all about Big Data…and maybe even know what Hadoop is and isn’t. One reason the title of this blog could turn out to be accurate, is that half the world’s data will be from Facebook, Yahoo, and Google. Let’s not forget online video providers; because of the nature of their data, Hadoop and NoSQL solutions are the only technologies (today) that can meet their business needs.

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A Global Approach with a Local Community Feel

The Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce continues to keep Olenick Global and all its members’ #WellConnected. This coming week we look forward to their “Giant Networking Event” at the Electric Ireland Lounge at the Odyssey Arena here in Belfast. Networking and Hockey, win win!

The continuous well-planned and executed events hosted by Northern Ireland’s Chamber of Commerce continue to provide Olenick Global a route to engage with other members and businesses for possible partnership and collaboration opportunities.   We are still buzzing about our recent feature in their outstanding members magazine “Ambition.”   As they put it quite simply, “We help our members grow through unrivalled networking opportunities” and we agree.  Since joining in 2012 Olenick Global has attended over a half dozen events including their “Annual Lunch” and “Breakfast Networking”.

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Continuous Integration, Continuous Testing, Continuous Deployment

In software development, integration is the process of combining individual software components into a single application. Continuous Integration (CI) is the practice of integrating new or changed code on a regular basis. Its purpose is to detect issuesearly in the development cycle. Instead of integrating code as part of a large, separate process toward the end of the implementation phase in the SDLC, CI aligns with Agile development by enforcing integration to occur frequently – at least once a day – thus enhancing agility and improving quality.

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Application Performance Management (APM): Where are we and where are we going?

The Application Performance Management (APM) space has never been more important to organizations as it is today with so much of business profitability depending on fast, reliable web and mobile applications. At the same time, IT departments have never felt so much pressure to deliver on these applications with environment complexities not seen before, increased business demand, and all the while operating with shrinking budgets on manpower and infrastructure resources.

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Performance Testing Metrics – Where Do We Start?

From the title, you may think this blog article is going to list a bunch of technical server metrics for performance testing, what they mean and their allowable ranges. I will leave that discussion for a future post. For now, we need to start at the beginning. We need to consider the ‘who’, the ‘why’ and the ‘what’ behind the collection of metrics for performance testing.

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Beyond Testing – Data Automation

When starting with a new client, there is always a transitional period as you get ramped up on systems, policies, procedures, etc. – How you overcome this transitional period is what can set you up for long term success or failure.

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Simple Approach to Performance Testing

Performance testing requires participation by experts in System Engineering, Software Development, Business Processes, and Testing. No other type of testing requires the participation of so many roles.

Mobile Device Testing in 2014

Are you attached to your Mobile Device? What kind of device do you have? A high tech phone or a tablet I would imagine. Do you use it for work? Does your work give you a phone or tablet to use? Most of us use our mobile devices for both work and personal needs. I assume a lot of you check email on your phones, whether for business or personal reasons. Oh, and what about that Facebook thing….Over the past year, I have seen Facebook being used for both business and personal reasons. What about the various mobile business apps. I assume that your company allows you to add the app to your own mobile device or onto a device that is given to you by your company.

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Performance Testing – New Vistas

WE’VE BEEN HERE

Performance testing (aka: load testing) has been like the technology it supports – constantly changing over the years. Testing started with mainframe applications, then client/server was all the rage, after that the internet changed the face of IT applications. What to expect next? Let’s look at how performance testing is evolving with these changes.

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