For many companies change is a necessary evil. The reality is, change is just as much a differentiation tactic as it is a survival mechanism. Enterprise transformation deals with the fundamental organizational change that impacts how business is conducted. The driving force behind this can stem from internal or external factors. Regardless of the source, the result is a shift in how the organization relates to its broader economic environment.
As enterprise transformation is represented by operational change, it spurs an approach adoption which attempts to align an organization’s activities relating to people, process, and technology more closely with its business strategy and vision.
Why is Responding to Change so Important?
For one NeoLoad user motivated by the need for change adoption, they recently shared how a new security initiative helped them collaborate, deliver, and becoming a stronger performance-focused organization in the process.
Corporate security regulation compliance required that the performance testing team create separate timing windows during which all testing can/not be executed. For this already highly disciplined group of testers, this meant that scheduling and resource coordination had to accommodate a 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. (CST) window. To be able to deliver this quickly became an additional success metric. If time compression wasn’t hard enough, the testing days demanding higher load volumes grew infeasible with their legacy solution, LoadRunner. Unable to fulfill the new testing requirement resulted in the need to seek an alternative testing provider.
Performance Impact on Security
Requires that security patches and improvements be completed quickly and tested comprehensively. Updates can’t sustain the wait that legacy performance testing solutions require, and without visibility over possible service degradation, rollouts can be risky and costly.
Throughout three weeks during the Spring of 2017 with a NeoLoad testing portfolio of >30 web and mobile applications, ~20 APIs, the dedicated performance team completed its migration thereby meeting the delivery SLA. They also realized what they defined as “wins” using critical NeoLoad capabilities such as mobile, Cloud/AWS testing, and NeoLoad Web.
To see how NeoLoad was also the impetus for accelerated API testing, the enabler of self-service ownership across other lines of business, read the full case study.