White Paper: Testing the Internet of Things (IoT)

By MichaelH1

Software is the enabling driver for the Internet of Things (IoT), but organizations are at risk while creating, maintaining, and enabling products for IoT.

InfographicThe ongoing software evolution, which many organizations must prepare for due to IoT, increases difficulty in cybersecurity, risk management, and quality assurance.

To help navigate these difficult times, Polarion Software recently published a new white paper: “Testing the Internet of Things.”You can find the white paper available for free on our website.

It’s predicted there will be at least 50 billion connected devices by 2020, according to the Gartner research group.The shift to connected products accelerates the need for integrated software solutions to help development teams.Our white paper highlights best practices using Test Management software, helping mitigate pre-release and post-launch problems.  (Click on the infographic to see full-size rendering.)

Additional information regarding QA challenges created by IoT (from the white paper):

Knowledge and interoperability are also key QA challenges in the new world of IoT. Another consequence is the continual deluge of new and rapidly changing technologies, device protocols, etc. Testing may be the glue that holds a product together but it has to be both a bonding adhesive for quality, and permeable for workflow interactions from various other software tool sets. Technology advances, combined with the lack of device standards plus evolving tool sets create a fluid testing recipe where many changes will need to be absorbed on a regular basis.”

During pre-release, Polarion QA offers functionality to manage all Test Case scenarios and test execution results, with direct links to verification and validation requirements.Following a product release, issue reports are automatically generated, prioritized and linked to source files.


Test Management allows testing-related activities to be managed using a single source.Polarion QA offers traceability from requirements to test verification, re-use Test Cases with Parametric values, leverage Test Plans, Test Cases and Test Runs, and manage defects and enhancements from one platform.

To learn how Polarion QA offers a unified Test Management Solution that can help your organization, please click here.Please don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions, or if you’re ready for a live demo.

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