Digital-first has redefined business structures and consumer strategies. Good digital transformation plans must replace traditional QA procedures and infrastructure. Assuring the digital landscape can prove challenging.
To fully harness the power of digital transformation, accomplish corporate goals, and secure customer loyalty, companies must shift away from traditional quality assurance, testing infrastructure, and models and progress toward an integrated digital assurance approach.
Let’s look at some fundamental methods for digital assurance solutions during technology migration.
What is technology migration?
A technology migration occurs when a current application’s old technology is no longer supported, and we need to switch to a newer version.
Why do we need technology migration?
Microsoft discontinued the Internet Explorer browser recently. Silverlight, which was only supported by Internet Explorer, suddenly found itself in the lurch. Numerous apps, which had been created utilizing Silverlight Technology, suddenly had to transition to new technology. Though the Edge browser offers IE compatibility, not all the sites that load on IE function correctly in the Edge IE compatibility mode.
Automating Silverlight pages in IE compatibility mode can be challenging.
We are testing an application where many use Silverlight technology. Since there is no compatibility to load Silverlight pages in non-IE browsers, we are migrating to new technologies like Blazor. Also, other technologies can replace Silverlight like OpenSilver, AngularS, ReactJS, etc.
How should we migrate customers to new technologies?
Our customers have well-equipped applications and are accustomed to their technologies. When there is a technology migration, we must provide customers with the same user experience, as this will enable them to achieve immediate results. Technology migration should also increase agility and flexibility and match customer expectations.
Does the QA team have any challenges when there is a technology migration?
The QA team has several challenges when they test for pages that have been migrated to new technology.
What are they?
– Adapting to the new technology
– Providing the best usability application to the customers
– Delivering the product on time and within budget
– Making user experience more enhanced and healthier than old ones
– Security challenges
– Maximized ROI (Return of Investment)
What is digital assurance?
In simple terms, digital assurance is digital transformation quality assurance. It functions as a goalkeeper for customer experience. Digital assurance promises our customers that we provide quality in the digitally transformed stable products we offer across web, mobile, and cloud stack.
Till the 2020s, in terms of testing, the better-known words were QC (Quality Control) and QA (Quality Assurance).
- The QC delivery model sought to achieve quality goals
- The QA delivery model sought to follow standard processes and guarantee quality product delivery
Now we are in a digital era where customers expect innovation on the fly, paving the way for transitioning from a traditional approach to a digital one. With agility, innovation, and quality underpinning the digital QA delivery model, it will likely become the operating model of choice and overcome QA challenges in the digital world.
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How does digital assurance overcome QA challenges in technology migration
Digital Assurance does every kind of testing (functional, automation, security, performance, and data assurance). With its aid, we ensure that the product is functionally reliable, has high performance, is secure, and provides a superior user experience.
There is a digital update to the conventional method. Several digital advancements in performance and automation technologies enable testers to test the product early in the product development process.
Testing can be carried out with the help of APIs. With the API details, testers can begin functional API testing and performance testing to identify high-priority defects. Fixing these defects can reduce last-minute headaches. In the meantime, functional testers will work on the analysis and scripting. By investing equally in people and tools, the digital assurance framework ensures high ROI and emerges as a win-win situation for the team and customer.
Hence, with the help of digital QA, we can deliver an excellent product to customers with improved security, enhanced user-friendly experience, and timely delivery. We can reduce our overall costs and increase business growth in the long run.
Does Indium encourage digital assurance in technology migrations?
Recognizing Indium’s digital engineering expertise, clients outsource various digital engineering projects to us. We aim to modernize QA through smart test automation and AI best practices, ensuring agility, innovation, and high-quality delivery to customers in a digitally transforming world.
Modernizing QA with life-cycle automation and AI practices to address scale, speed, security and innovation in the cloud is a prerequisite for Digital Transformation.