Hong Kong’s MTR faces $3.5m fine for System Breakdown

Hundreds of thousands of commuters left stranded by system breakdown

HONG KONG • Rail service provider Mass Transit Railway (MTR) faces a fine of over HK$20 million (S$3.5 million) after a service disruption of over 10 hours, reportedly due to a computer glitch, left hundreds of thousands of commuters stranded... More


System glitch affects Woolworth

Angry Woolworths customers say they have had money withdrawn from their accounts because of a computer system glitch that has re-processed six-month-old transactions.

Key points

  • Woolworths says payment service provider Cuscal are to blame for error
  • Number of affected customers is unknown
  • Customers concerned about security of their bank details

"We have received confirmation from Cuscal, one of our payment processors that service credit unions and other financial institutions, that due to an error in their IT Environment, a limited number of Woolworths customers may have received incorrect transactions," the company said in a statement. ... more

Badly cooked Environments

The DevOps Chef

A  good article / insight from Enov8 on a recent customer meeting.

Badly cooked Environments

Badly cooked Test Environments

No you cant automate your End to End Test Environment Creation if you:

  1. Don’t know what your Systems look like &
  2. Don’t know the Operational Steps


Tip! Learn to walk before you run. Get the basics right first.




IT News Africa

Key Factors for TEM

Interesting article on IT News Africa this week.

IT News Africa

Testing teams today are challenged with unstable, fragmented environments due to fast changing business needs, and the majority of testers’ time is wasted on fixing environmental issues.

In order to provide the necessary glitch-free, standardised test environments organisations must invest in dedicated Test Environment Management (TEM). This will result in test environments up and running 24×7 and also ensure the testing team only does testing….. [More]

CIO Magazine TEM

Enov8 add Test Lab Manager

CIO Magazine – Enov8 have announced that their current solution, for Test Environment Management, EcoSystem EM has now had a Lab Manager added. This will be a great addition to the tools already vast set of functions.
Ref: CIO Article.

CIO Magazine TEM

Our Site Release

Test Environment Management (dot) com is pleased to announce the release of its new website. Our website will be used to collate key Test Environment Management & TestOps information and News.