Jon Honeyball is a system operator for the Windows NT Workstation (NTWORK) and Windows NT Server (NTSERV) forums on CompuServe. He also runs a small consulting company in England and lectures about leading-edge technologies.
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I was in the offices of a client in Brussels, Belgium, last week. My client
has its headquarters there and offices in Milan, Italy; Madrid, Spain; and
Lisbon, Portugal--it's a small but successful Pan-European organisation.
Naturally, a computer WAN joins the offices. Like many companies, my client runs
Banyan VINES but is seriously considering Windows NT.
The importance of testing is undeniable in the overall application lifecycle. We have all been in projects where testing is inadequate. The result is significant effort and cost to fix bugs that are introduced into production; not to mention the cost of a damaged reputation. Many times, institutions do not invest enough to comprehensively test an application at all levels. It is either seen as too costly or too time consuming.