Internet of Things: Unleashing the QA Challenges
Gartner says that more than 20 billion Internet of Things (IoT) devices will be in use by 2026. Testing these devices—which range from refrigerators that automatically place orders to the supermarket, to self-driving cars, wearables, air-conditioners—will be one of the biggest challenges for the device manufacturers and integrators in the coming years. The increase in the level of communication is expected to be generating mountains of data and the subsequent security needed on the data can be a significant threat. To adopt the IoT technology successfully, it will be necessary to increase the confidence level among the various users about the privacy and security that it is unlikely to cause any serious threats towards data confidentiality, authority, and integrity.
All these create a demand for specific Quality Assurance methodology for the IoT solutions which will have the capability to operate on an energy constrained device but still will be able to test the functional and non-functional elements including performance and security. We will discuss a comprehensive QA strategy to cover the depth and breadth of IoT testing that will address the challenges related to too many IoT platforms and communication protocols, interoperability, device diversity, user experience and data privacy, such a strategy must also encompass the different types of testing, test lab setups, testing tools and simulators that are needed. This analysis will be supported by results of a recent survey that has been performed among ten IoT solutions providers, covering various areas of IoT applications.
Outline/Structure of the Talk
1. Introducing the topic.
2. Looking into the present challenges of QA in the IoT world.
3. Explaining the results of a recent survey that has been performed among ten IoT solutions providers, covering various areas of IoT applications.
4. Exploring the potential solutions to the IoT QA challenges.
5. Conclusion and future scope.
1. Understanding the QA needs & challenges in the world of Internet of Things.
2. Helping you to understand and implement QA strategy to efficiently test the IoT solutions.
3. The audience will have the opportunity to learn from some of the leading IoT solutions providers.
4. Looking into the future scope.
Developers, Data Scientists, Penetration Testers, Technology Leaders, Security Analysts, Testers, Quality Assurance Engineers, Business Analysts, Scrum Masters, Project Managers and Leaders.
Prerequisites for Attendees
A basic knowledge on the Internet of Things is highly desirable.