Tried And Tested
CNME|March 2018

On the sidelines of CNME’s CIO 100 Awards 2018, a collection of the Middle East’s top IT decision-makers from a variety of industries came together to discuss the vital role of software testing in digital transformation.

With the pressure continuing to mount on IT departments to implement fresh technologies and innovative applications to deliver improved business outcomes, the need to ensure these implementations are properly tested before they are rolled out has never been greater. With so much at stake, quality assurance and application security – to name a few – have now become integral to any business’s digital transformation strategy.

In an in-depth roundtable discussion, hosted by in partnership with software testing firm Kualitatem, a collection of the Middle East’s top CIOs touched on their own experiences when embarking on this process.

Abdul Rahman Jaroudi, head of IT at Ajman Bank, kicked things off by saying that he is from the school of thought that “doesn’t believe in testing outside of the organisation,” based on his personal experiences.

“We have done some externally-led testing outside of the bank in the past, and we always ran into a range of challenges when it came to the tests being brought back into the organisation,” he said.

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