In the News – April 2013

Bugs in Tax Software Stop People From Filing

Tax filing in the US was more difficult this year due to a glitch in some tax software programs.

“We’ve seen that on a number of returns. Actually, several hundred now,” said Income Tax Administrator for the City of Grand Rapids John Schaut. “Our counsel to tax payers who are using income tax preparation software to prepare their city returns is that they be patient, and check their software support site for updates.”

Turbo Tax fixed the glitch for their users recently and the other popular programs should be fixed anywhere within the next few days to the next few weeks. The error was caused by many last minute changes to tax provisions and credits, forcing software companies to scramble to make updates.

 

Golden Gate E-Tolling System Passes Test

On March 27, the Golden Gate Bridge Highway and Transportation District implemented an all-electronic tolling system. Testing of the system began January 30.

The $16.8 million system offers 3 different methods of payment: the existing FastTrak system, pay-by-(license) plate and cash—either pre-pay or post-pay also linked to a license plate. For the former 2 options, software testing was a vital component to ensure that the system worked fast and flawlessly.

The bridge is the first in the state to switch from manual to electronic toll collections. According to District Spokeswoman, Mary Currie, “Everything went just as we expected. We didn’t expect any glitches.”

 

Big Things Expected from Istanbul Software Testing Conference

From May 23—May 24, over 1,000 software testing, business analysis and quality experts will attend TestIstanbul 2013.

The conference, which will focus on the “Future of Testing: New Techniques and Methodologies,” seeks to act as a bridge between IT and business professionals and create a platform to share global strategies, trends, best practices and insights into software testing and the quality domain.

The conference will host prominent figures in the software field as well as renowned writers Alan Richardson and Karen N. Johnson, who will also share their knowledge on the theme. For

more information on the conference, head over to the organizer’s website.

LogiGear Corporation

LogiGear Corporation provides global solutions for software testing, and offers public and corporate software-testing training programs worldwide through LogiGear University. LogiGear is a leader in the integration of test automation, offshore resources and US project management for fast and cost-effective results. Since 1994, LogiGear has worked with hundreds of companies from the Fortune 500 to early-stage startups, creating unique solutions to exactly meet their needs. With facilities in the US and Vietnam, LogiGear helps companies double their test coverage and improve software quality while reducing testing time and cutting costs.

For more information, contact Joe Hughes + 01 650.572.1400

LogiGear Corporation
LogiGear Corporation provides global solutions for software testing, and offers public and corporate software testing training programs worldwide through LogiGear University. LogiGear is a leader in the integration of test automation, offshore resources and US project management for fast, cost-effective results. Since 1994, LogiGear has worked with Fortune 500 companies to early-stage start-ups in, creating unique solutions to meet their clients’ needs. With facilities in the US and Viet Nam, LogiGear helps companies double their test coverage and improve software quality while reducing testing time and cutting costs.

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