Top Test Strategies and Risk Mitigation for IoT and Embedded Systems

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The thriving Internet of Things (IoT) ecosystem will comprise new vendors that provide applications, middle-ware and connected devices. Traditional hardware device manufacturers will now be in the software business.

IoT creates new opportunities for businesses, but business leaders need to consider software test strategies and risk mitigation practices in the development lifecycle. Managing risk is a necessity in regulated industries, including medical, pharmaceutical, automotive and aerospace – and software is vital as part of connected hardware development.

Join vector SoftwareChallengesQuality is the central issue when safety, security or human life is at risk if software fails. There are applications being developed for devices that connect to other devices and systems across the Internet, which increases the risk of failures. Software defects that go unnoticed could result in significant liabilities for companies.

Many of these manufacturers may be new to building and testing embedded software, which places greater emphasis on the importance of software quality. This is particularly important within the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), commonly referred to Industry 4.0 (I4.0) in Europe, where business-critical applications are becoming dependent on products controlled by software.

Watch the on-demand webinar “Test Strategies and Risk Mitigation for IoT and Embedded Systems” here.

Best practices for building quality software include testing early and often, having efficient test processes in place, and leveraging test automation for continuous test and delivery. The VectorCAST/Polarion integrated solution allows data flow between Polarion ALM and the VectorCAST test tools. This integration brings test automation results into the development process, while ensuring that requirements meet compliance and industry standards.

Learn more about the best practices and solutions that help embedded systems engineers reduce risk and increase the quality of their IoT applications by attending the March 3rd webinar “Test Strategies and Risk Mitigation for IoT and Embedded Systems.”

You will also walk away with a working knowledge about:

    • The differences between embedded systems testing and traditional software testing
    • New challenges for testing teams and why software quality has never been so important
    • The test practices and techniques that work best for IoT and embedded systems
    • Which test tools are best for embedded systems


Implementing best practices and solutions must become an integral role in your software development procedures. Both Vector Software and Polarion are more than happy to educate your organization about embedded systems – and how to overcome software challenges.

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from a valued partner, Vector Software.

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