Ambition – Magazine of the Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce

This article first appeared in Ambition, the official magazine of the Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce.
Getting IT right

US company Olenick is at the front end of making sure that huge and complex IT systems work properly the first time…and every time. Adrienne McGill reports. Northern Ireland may seem a world away from the Midwest United States, but for one American business executive who hails from there – being based in the Province is proving to be a strategically important move for his company.

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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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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


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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HP LoadRunner vs. Performance Center

As a consultant at Olenick & Associates I have used HP’s performance testing tools at many clients.
Performance testing allows the generation of user load against an application so that the performance, reliability and scalability of an application can be determined. Performance testing will uncover any issues that exist & allow the verification of improvements.

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Olenick & Associates Wishes You a Happy New Year

We wanted to take a moment to thank you – our staff, our partners, our customers and friends for a year to remember!  Olenick & Associates looks back at the last 12 months and wonders, “where did the time go?” Here are just a few of the many highlights:

Real World Testing

Real World Testing – we are professional testers, with varying devices and different carriers that test all-hours and at multiple locations – it’s a user experience your app needs and Olenick is ready to deliver.  Learn more below in our video blog.

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Customized Metrics Reporting

HP Quality Center / Application Lifecycle Management (QC/ALM) provides a Dashboard interface used to create basicstatus reports. If a simple report is needed for test teams or personal use, the Dashboard does a fine job; however, the interface does have certain limitations and can cause challenges while producing a complex report without extensive training.

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