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Frequently Asked Questions About Oracle E-Biz Suite Upgrades & Testing

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What is Oracle EBS testing? Whether you are implementing, ordering or patching your Oracle E-Business Suite (EBS) you need to ensure that your EBS system continues to function as expected.

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Did your web app have a cybersecurity attack? Or do you not know that it happened, like Instacart?

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What happened Instacart is an American company that arranges grocery delivery and pick up in the United States and Canada. Much like other personal shopping/delivery services, Instacart requires users to create user accounts with them that store user credentials and payment info.

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5 key features of the best web application vulnerability scanning tools

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Vulnerability scanning or vulnerability assessment is a systematic process of finding security loopholes in any system addressing the potential vulnerabilities. The purpose of vulnerability assessments is to prevent the possibility of unauthorised access to your systems.

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Should you arm your SaaS software engineers with a web app vulnerability scanner?

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Web application vulnerability scanners have been around for a long time. And they've been ignored by most software engineers for a long time. Isn't it strange that the very people who build amazing software completely ignore other novel software that helps them secure their creations? Why do software engineers not like vulnerability scanning tools?

The Complete Guide to SaaS Revenue Modeling

SaaS financial models require that you build an income statement, balance sheet, and cash flow statement. In this e-book, we’ll focus on the most complicated SaaS input to model: revenue. Specifically, we’ll dive into two distinct methods for forecasting ARR, explain the relationship between ARR and Revenue, and also highlight how to model cash flow associated with revenue.

10 sureshot practices to supercharge your DevOps effectiveness

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Whether you're about to implement DevOps or for ways to optimise it within your team, you must remember that DevOps is all about discipline and is definitely no magic bullet to doing it right from the outset or to fixing your perceived issues in one fell swoop. But you're in luck, because successful DevOps practitioners leave clues and patterns that you can start implementing today to supercharge the value from your DevOps program.

8 simple ways your ecommerce store can avoid the cybersecurity fate of Nutribullet

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Another day, another hack! Nutribullet, the blender and easy blended smoothie company, was hacked and their ecommerce online shopping store was injected with malicious code not once, not twice, but three times in the last 30 days! The malicious code helped hackers literally swipe away the credit cards numbers of Nutribullet customers. Application security is seldom considered during the ideation phase unless the development team has previously been hacked and survived to tell the tale.

How to secure & optimize your eCommerce site to rank on the first page of organic search results

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Are you looking for ways to optimise your eCommerce site for organic search? Let’s be honest - ranking your online shopping store on the first page of Google's organic search results is key to long term success. Getting organic traffic to your site is not that easy. But once you get it, it will give you plenty of benefits. At times, the success and failure of a business are even determined by the site’s SEO performance. Shoppers these days do not buy a product without conducting an online search.

The curious connection between washing dishes, AppSec & growing enterprise sales for your SaaS

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It’s a combination of habit, hygiene and ultimately, common sense. When you finish eating dinner at home, do you place those plates and cutlery back in the drawer or do you wash them? To re-frame this for you, your plates are on a regular hygiene schedule where eating from them is the trigger for them to be cleaned. Let me ask you: what triggers the security hygiene schedule to be undertaken for the SaaS application that your team builds?

Does your cloud application have this 7-pronged defensive line against hackers?

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Application security is seldom considered during the ideation phase of web application development - unless the development team has previously been hacked and survived to tell the tale. But it's also true that it's never too late to secure your cloud-based web app.

Are Your Embedded Analytics DevOps-Friendly?

Does your analytics solution work with your current tech stack and DevOps practices? If not, any update to the analytics could increase deployment complexity and become difficult to maintain. Learn the 5 elements of a DevOps-friendly embedded analytics solution.

10 free things SaaS companies can do to prosper during the COVID-19 pandemic

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While the world is in panic mode and as we all get used to working from home regularly its important to remember that things will get better. When we're busy helping our teams, our customers, our neighbours, our families, it's easy to lose sight of the fact we also need to position our SaaS businesses to come out of this period stronger and ready to pounce on the opportunities that will present themselves.

These 3 uncommon cybersecurity questions tell you if a SaaS application is secure

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In years gone the "freemium" model was the favoured one of marketing SaaS platforms that were trying to attract new startup or SME customers. Now even enterprises are willing to use "free trial" offers from new marketing SaaS providers in an effort to secure a winning edge on the cheap. While freemium offers are great for slashing the cost of evaluating a new marketing platform, have you considered the cybersecurity risks that these free trial offers pose to your IP, your data and your business?

10 security questions enterprise customers have about SaaS/cloud software (but won't ask you)

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As enterprises increasingly become more open to introducing cloud software to their environments, you as a cloud provider must proactively anticipate their concerns and address them. Without doing both, you will lose high paying and reliable enterprise customers to competitors who use their cloud software security standards as a differentiating factor to grow sales.

How to slash the cost of penetration testing for web apps & mobile apps

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The two most commonly cited reasons by CTOs, software engineering managers and SaaS executives for not conducting penetration tests on their cloud software and mobile apps are: We've never been hacked - why would we spend on penetration testing?

The Five-Finger Approach to Onboarding

As a group who provides the software tools necessary to manage the contracts to cash process, Aysling onboards users and projects daily, and has learned some important tips if you want to be successful when onboarding new clients and/or projects.

How you can tame spiralling digital software testing costs (& create happier users)

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Software testing has often been an afterthought for CIOs , software engineering managers and software development teams. The accelerated adoption of Agile, DevOps and digital has ensured that if you remain ignorant to the value of fast and effective software testing, your program will bleed money and leave users frustrated by their user experience.

How to build mobile apps that hackers will find difficult to breach

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The inconvenient truth about developing a mobile app today is that hackers will find and exploit vulnerabilities in your app to steal data, demand ransoms, ruin your reputation and even destroy your business. The good news for you is that we know the most common vulnerabilities that hackers will target to compromise your mobile app. Because we know their methods of attack, your developers can code best-practice security mechanisms into your app to reduce the likelihood of a successful breach.

Quora has been hacked, but you can do these 4 things to avoid being breached

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The quora hack proves that no company with web or mobile applications is safe from being hacked. Don't these words, uttered some years ago, sound so ironic and prophetic in this day and age: There are only 2 types of companies: those that have been hacked and those that will be hacked. Don't just disregard that line of thought because you think it is too dramatic or unlikely.

How to slash software testing costs with these 6 proven ideas

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In chatting with CEOs of SaaS companies, one topic keeps coming up over and over again: how do we cut our software testing costs? Or, if we can't reduce them, how do we tame the growth in our software testing spend? What's just as surprising is that IT leaders in large enterprises ask the same question! While everyone is looking for a silver bullet, let me be the voice of reason for you: software testing costs will only keep rising unless you do the 6 things mentioned below.

Digital Trends Report 2020

As part of our goal to continue helping our community during these times, we wanted to share with you this critical data on the state of digital products across industries and provide context on how businesses are responding to the changing winds.

6 success factors to consider when selecting a test automation services company

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So you're on the hunt for test automation services for your web or mobile app, right? But what is it that you need, exactly? Have you defined your requirements or are you willing to be persuaded by the glossiest marketing brochure? There are thousands of test automation service providers willing to grab every last dollar off you.

Bugs in your web & mobile apps are bleeding you an ASTOUNDING amount of money

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There are an unending list of reasons that compel SaaS companies and digital teams to ship each release at greater speeds. Your customers demand more responsiveness, your business demands more revenue and your competition isn't slowing down so why should you? This need for speed often leads software delivery teams to take shortcuts and turn a blind eye to spot fires that, seemingly "from nowhere" turn into soul-sapping infernos. Know what I mean?

How to choose a pen testing company that will deliver you an amazing ROI

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Selecting a pen testing company will be one of the most important business decisions you will make. This decision will decide just how well protected your users and your brand is going to be from a cybersecurity perspective. Asking these 6 questions will help you ensure that you choose a penetration testing company that is best suited to helping you secure applications and network infrastructure.

These 6 hidden reasons explain why your outsourced software testing isn't working

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Far too often we receive mayday calls from prospects who have invested a lot of money, but more importantly time, into selecting and working with a outsourced test automation services provider, only to be rewarded with a never-ending tug of war that inflicts much damage to their professional reputations.

5 Things a Data Scientist Can Do to Stay Current

DataRobot together with Snowflake – a leading cloud data platform provider — is helping data scientists stay current with the latest technology and data science best practices so that they can excel in an increasingly AI-driven workplace. Five Things a Data Scientist Can Do to Stay Current offers data scientists guidance for thriving in AI-driven enterprises.

4 Big Quality Assurance Imperatives for CIOs & CTOs This Year

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We've spent the last few months speaking to hundreds of CIO / CTOs and senior IT decision makers. Many of the conversations were so similar that we came to the conclusion that presenting our conclusions here will give you greater insight into industry-wide challenges. It will also hopefully serve to assure you that your issues are not unique to your teams and organisations, but are experienced by many others in your position!

A proven software testing company can solve 6 painful challenges for you

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Many a software testing company will claim to do everything and anything under the sun for you. But only proven software testing experts will be able to prove to you how they can solve your most painful software quality challenges, like speed of testing, speed to market, support costs, process optimisation and others. The challenges you are facing in your software development and delivery pipeline are unlikely to be unique.

This is why Accenture couldn't build a responsive ecommerce web app for Hertz

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This story is newsworthy and even amusing because of the big sum involved - $32 million. But imagine, if you were in Hertz's shoes and the amount was only $3.2 million, or even $320,000 - would it still hurt if this happened to you? You bet it would! And that is why it is crucial to take apart this case study in modern web app development failure and learn the crucial two principles that were disobeyed on the path to this colossal c**k-up.

5 symptoms of bad software testing that will kill your digital transformation

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Digital transformations are a confluence of new ideas, grand plans, modern business models, high hopes and, often, very poor delivery and implementation. This was the evidence collected after the CDO Conclave: Whether you are spending millions or billions on a digital transformation, presumably the end goal is all three of the outcomes given in the infographic above.

Testing at Every Stage of Development

Up to 80% of new products fail. The reality is harsh and the reasons why are endless. Perhaps the new product couldn’t oust a customer favorite. Maybe it looked great but was too hard to use. Or, despite being a superior product, the go-to-market strategy failed. There’s always a risk when building a new product, but you can hedge your bets by understanding exactly what your customers' expectations truly are at every step of the development process.

By The Time You Give Them a Raise, They’re Already Out The Door

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If someone is looking for another job in Year 1, Even if they don’t take it … You’ve already basically lost them. Do more 1-on-1s Get more 360 feedback Talk more. I know you don’t have time. Make it. — Jason BeKind Lemkin (@jasonlk) October 11, 2020.

At About $2m in ARR, Every Great Hire Will Be Accretive.

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Who should you hire, with limited budget? A VP of Sales? A Director of Demand Gen? Or A Head of Product? The answer is Yes. A truly great hire is >always< accretive. At least within just a few months. Hire anyone truly great you can find. Find a way.

5 Tips To Improve the Odds When You Hire VPs Who Were Fired or Quit

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As you scale up in SaaS, one thing I can almost guarantee is that you are going to hire some VPs who were either fired or quit their last role. Especially in Bay Area-centric startups.

7 Guidelines on Selling Some of Your Stock in a VC Round

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"Secondary liquidity", where you can sell some of your shares in a round, is more and more common now. Should you sell if you can? The answer to me is simple: Are you OK if it turns out you never get another chance to sell? If the answer is Yes, don't sell. Otherwise, sell.

How Embedding AI-Powered Analytics Can Give You a Competitive Advantage

Embedding dashboards and reports aren’t enough. Futureproof your application by offering instant, actionable insights that will give you and your customers a competitive advantage.

Could Someone Be a Better CEO Than You?

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So it’s Q4. And the run up to the holidays and the end of the year is sometimes a time we quietly ask ourselves, after a few (or more) years in … Could Someone Do a Better Job as CEO? I did. I still do sometimes.

My Top 8 Mistakes Investing in SaaS Startups

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Q: What are some of the most costly mistakes done by novice investors? My biggest mistakes in SaaS investing actually in the end haven’t been truly costly because, in the end, power laws mean your winners overwhelm your losers if you do it right. A few winners more than make up for the mistakes.

Which VCs Open Cold Emails? Keith Rabois. Aileen Lee. David Sacks. Satya Patel. And More.

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A little while back, we did a great digital event, The New New in Venture. We explored how venture has changed since Covid with many of the best, and many I look up to, from Aileen Lee of Cowboy Ventures to Satya Patel of Homebrew to Keith Rabois of Founders Fund and so much more.

Pick Up The Phone. Answer the Chat. Be Present.

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If your competition doesn't offer phone support, But you do … Watch your NPS eclipse theirs, all things being equal. Isn't that worth a few bucks? — Jason BeKind Lemkin (@jasonlk) October 16, 2020.

Why Distributed Tracing is Essential for Performance and Reliability

Speaker: Daniel "spoons" Spoonhower, CTO and Co-Founder at Lightstep

Many engineering organizations have now adopted microservices or other loosely coupled architectures, often alongside DevOps practices. Together these have enabled individual service teams to become more independent and, as a result, have boosted developer velocity. However, this increased velocity often comes at the cost of overall application performance or reliability. Worse, teams often don’t understand what’s affecting performance or reliability – or even who to ask to learn more. Distributed tracing was developed at organizations like Google and Twitter to address these problems and has also come a long way in the decade since then. By the end of this presentation, you’ll understand why distributed tracing is necessary and how it can bring performance and reliability back under control.