New York-based MainWallet has announced its alpha test
launch group passes the 10,000 user mark, Bankex Group launches the alpha version of MainWallet Commission System, the company said.
The new model for T&E shifts the emphasis from buying to two basic but not necessarily sequential domains: The first domain is the world of acceptance tests, or Alpha Tests
. Alpha Tests
are activities to sufficiently characterize systems in support of contractual necessities, management, and initial fielding decisions.
Canby employees were involved in two, month-long alpha tests
for functionality, and later, customers and board members tested the quality of service in a beta test.
Ashton says he expects alpha tests
to begin on the system's Internet directory and on-line language by the end of the year, with beta tests being done near the end of 2001.