Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Wipro Pays Equal to Testers and Developers

Software Development companies are in constant development of products with increased quality, the very foundation of which depends upon the quality of collaboration among the developers and the testers in the company. The interface of developers and testers team is immensely important for the quality products. Every single developer and tester carries the responsibility to bring out the effective and quality product.
An interview of CIOL with VP, Testing Services, Wipro, Arun K Singh, sheds some more light on this concept. As stated by him,” Owing to competitive business situations, the product quality bars are raised every year leading the IT companies to look out for further quality products. This situation is also driven by regulatory and compliance changes and the re-engineering of business processes. The maturity of IT companies is displayed in their Test Company’s maturity”.

He also spoke about the enterprise’s opinion on software testing and its adoption and the future of market for software testing.
CIOL: How do you perceive the adoption of your recently launched service, Testing by IT organizations?
Arun K Singh: Three chief IT events, at the broad level define the demand for software testing in the present market environment – Green Field Product Implementation, Platform Migration and Application Rationalization. Every single event of these three is budget-intensive in nature and also requires ample amount of time for testing, which are not in proportion to the current requirement of market viz. lesser time and cost structures.

TaaS or Testing as a Service is the offering created to suit the requirements of present market. Its key features are predictable, defined and repeatable test services. TaaS is the result of our expertise of testing industry, our domain knowledge and our capability to innovate. This testing service helps the clients to introduce noteworthy reduction in the resources, time and effort required to procure the testing services.

CIOL: A common quote, which is being heard from the majority of testers that 'Programmers are always paid more than the Software testers'. Please give you opinion on this?

AKS: Both Development and testing skills are considered equal at Wipro Technologies and the compensation structure is similar for these skills.

The roles in the testing project team have been de-layered in four major categories namely; Test Management, Testing Subject Matter Expert, Business Analyst/Quality Analyst (BA/QA) and Test Engineer.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Approaching MCG Elections Sees 78 Candidates Opting Out

Elections of Municipal Corporation of Gurgaon (MCG), to be held on May 15 has seen 78 candidates opting out of the election.

As informed by the Returning Officer-cum-Additional Deputy Commissioner V S Hooda “The list of the candidates who have decided to withdraw their nominations has been compiled. Out of 456 candidates, 78 have withdrawn and two were rejected”.

On Wednesday, the symbols have been also distributed by the election authorities to all the candidates and various candidate have also expressed their dissatisfaction with the symbols which have been allotted to them.

As informed by Hooda, every candidate was provided with the three choices to choose symbol from and post assessing the availability of the symbol, it has been assigned to the candidate. The process of assigning the symbols will be finished by Wednesday.

Meanwhile, MCG has identified locations for the display of banners, hoarding and posters. The sites are identified in 11 wards and the process of locating locations in other wards is currently ongoing. The list of locations finalized for display of promotional material would be released soon, as informed by the officials.

The 11 wards in which locations have been identified are 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 13, 14, 15, 16 and 17. The candidates who are representing these wards have been allowed to place their posters, banners and hoarding only on their respective wards. The candidates are not allow to display their posters etc on any other locations except the one assigned to them and in case of doing so, the appropriate action will be taken against the specific candidate, as informed by a senior official.

Poll officials have been undergoing training and will require the pass certificate to be a part of the process. 36 trainers are providing training to the officials to teach them the methods to conduct elections.

Section 144 of the CrPC, which prohibits people to carry weapons in a specific area has already been implemented by administration till the elections are finished.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Gurgaon to Get Airport Link with Airport Metro

NEW DELHI: E Sreedharan, the leading man of Delhi Metro surprised residents of Gurgaon on the 17th Foundation Day of Delhi Metro Rail Corporation on Tuesday. Gurgaon would soon be getting the metro extended to it from New Delhi Railway Station. The route shall be NDRS to IGI Airport to Dwarka Sector 21 to further Gurgaon, to be incorporated as phase III. The extension would be 14 km and would ensure that the Gurgaon gets closer and accessible to city of Delhi, reducing the average time to 35 minutes only.

There’s more to come! Kamal Nath, Urban Development Minister has asked metro to commence planning the Phase IV of metro connectivity and has also asked DDA, the Delhi Development Authority to increase the budget for expansion of metro. As stated by him “I have asked DDA to gather not less tha Rs 10,000 crore to be given to Delhi Metro. We are required to devise ways to fund the development of urban transport system”.

Sreedharan, Head of Delhi Metro revealed that the expansion of Airport Express Line would follow the PPP model. He hints that the contract could be awarded to the operator of existing Airport Line, the Reliance Infra Consortium. However, nothing is decided yet about the operator.

He also stated that approval for the extension of metro to Mandi House from Central Secretariat has also been sought and the work on the same would commence in coming couple of months. Contract for this work has been awarded already.

Marriott Gurgaon Makes Mother’s Day Special with Brunch Buffet

Make this Mother’s Day special for your mother, treat her to the brunch buffet hosted at MoMo, whole-day dining restaurant of Marriott on 8th May, 2011 from 12:30 to 4:00 PM.

The Courtyard by Marriott, Gurgaon celebrates the Mother’s day to honor all the mothers on their selfless love for their children. Everyone are extended the excellent opportunity to treat your mom to yummy dishes offered by MoMo. Announce the day off for your mother and create the magic in the day especially dedicated to mothers.

The brunch buffet is offered from 12:30 to 4:00 PM at whole-dining restaurant MoMo of Marriott.

The brunch at MoMo would be a welcome change for your mom giving way to pleasant times and joyful memories to be cherished for long in future. The cuisines are chosen and well decided to capture the wonderful theme of Mother’s Day.

Along with food, fun arrangements are also there. Travel back to your childhood lanes and play games with your mom to bring out the old feelings and love. The interactive games are also arranged which are creative, yet childish at the same time like slogans for mothers and paintings dedicated to your mother. Surprise gifts also await the winners!

Let MOM be the word this Mother’s Day and weave your day around your mom with Marriott to give her the pleasantest surprise and a beaming smile which will last for years!

Thursday, May 05, 2011

Adani’s Plunge in Delhi-NCR Real Estate with M2K

Adani Realty Group and the M2K Realty Group, based from Delhi have inked the collaboration to develop residential projects in Delhi-NCR. This collaboration marks the venture of Adani Group in Delhi-NCR Real Estate Business. This collaboration will develop residential project on the plot of 41 acres owned by M2K Realty Group.

Adani Group’s real estate division will create two projects on separate lands, with the projected being 1,500 crore and the commercial terms of joint venture is 50 per cent sharing of costs and revenues both. 100 crores has been paid by Adani Realty to M2K out to total land cost of 200 crores, the remaining 100 crores will be released in phases.

According to CEO of Adani Realty Tarvinder Singh "The land parcels are along the Dwarka-Manesar expressway and is stretched to 18 and 23 acres. We estimate the saleable space to be of 3 million square feet”.