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GITEX Technology Week

GITEX Technology Week

12 – 16 October in Dubai

GITEX, the ICT exhibition in the Middle East, takes place at the Dubai World Trade Centre on 12 – 16 October 2014. Netcetera presents its software solutions for health care, such as eVisit, Medicine 2.0., KEH and Weqaya, in the Sheikh Rashid Hall at the joint Swiss stand.

Are wearables becoming the norm soon?

Are wearables becoming the norm soon?

2014-09-30: The recently launched Apple Watch aims to make "wearables" true consumer items, although some sceptics have not yet joined the Apple camp. In any case, it is still early days for smartwatches. From the first indications, which promise a great future for smartwatches, it is already possible to predict how the market will develop over the next few years. read on Are wearables becoming the norm soon?

adaptTo conference

adaptTo conference

2014-09-24: The adaptTo conference, an Apache Sling tech meet-up, took place in Berlin on 22 - 24 September 2014. Two Netcetera experts contributed: Andon Sikavica and Bojana Popovska covered all of the dynamic component types in their presentation. They compare the benefits and drawbacks of each, and state the use-cases where they can be effectively applied. read on adaptTo conference

Netcetera wins for good work-life balance

Netcetera wins for good work-life balance

Canton of Zürich awards ʺPrix Balanceʺ

2014-09-24: Netcetera wins the Prix Balance 2014 for small and medium enterprises in the Canton of Zürich. The governmental Office for Equality of Men and Women and the canton's Business and Economic Development Division award companies that give employees the possibilities to balance their work life and private life. read on Netcetera wins for good work-life balance

Netcetera and Baselland Transport launch ticket app for smartphones

Netcetera and Baselland Transport launch ticket app for smartphones

Mobile tickets in just two clicks

2014-08-26: "Tickets" from Baselland Transport (BLT) is the first smartphone app aligned to the specific needs of Swiss public transport networks. Its simplicity and intuitive operation make access to public transport easier and enhance customer convenience. The mobile ticket solution is part of Netcetera's Wemlin public transport information system and was developed in cooperation with BLT and user experience specialist Nothing Interactive. read on Netcetera and Baselland Transport launch ticket app for smartphones

Netcetera facilitates Internet payments

Netcetera facilitates Internet payments

Credit card issuer Swisscard with app for simple and secure authentication

2014-08-20: The Swiss software company Netcetera has built a solution for credit card issuer Swisscard, that provides secure, yet easier payment on the Internet and is operated by Netcetera. Along with the "Transakt" app from Entersekt, the solution fulfils the standard for 3-D Secure technology and its mobile dynamic payment authentication provides enhanced usability. Cardholders can therefore easily confirm their purchase on their smartphone in the online shop by accepting a message with payment details. read on Netcetera facilitates Internet payments

inHealth digital platform supports efficient transactions in Emirates healthcare system

inHealth digital platform supports efficient transactions in Emirates healthcare system

2014-07-30: The United Arab Emirates’ (UAE) healthcare system is experiencing constant modernization and is progressing in leaps and bounds. The public authorities, the major health insurance companies and various other service providers aim to provide all services and treatments reliably, efficiently and quickly. Data acquisition for the definition and implementation of medium-term and long-term health policy must also be assured. read on inHealth digital platform supports efficient transactions in Emirates healthcare system

Netcetera with new members of the Board of Directors, Thomas Flatt and Joachim Hagger

Netcetera with new members of the Board of Directors, Thomas Flatt and Joachim Hagger

Annual sales top 50 million Swiss francs for the first time

2014-07-29: At the general assembly, the shareholders of Netcetera Group AG elected Thomas Flatt and Joachim Hagger to the Board of Directors. The Swiss software company Netcetera is looking back on a successful financial year in 2013. For the first time, sales exceeded 50 million Swiss francs. read on Netcetera with new members of the Board of Directors, Thomas Flatt and Joachim Hagger

Netcetera helps Social Security Institution to reintegrate people

Netcetera helps Social Security Institution to reintegrate people

Motivation is of utmost importance to get back into working life

2014-07-02: Thanks to support from Switzerland's Disability Insurance offices, people are returning to employment despite illness or accidents. Both employees and employers benefit – there's nothing to lose, as the case of the software company Netcetera shows. read on Netcetera helps Social Security Institution to reintegrate people

How Netcetera ensures satisfied and healthy employees

How Netcetera ensures satisfied and healthy employees

Employers must communicate that they can guarantee jobs in the long term

2014-06-30: According to the employee survey conducted by the Swiss Employer Award 2013, the IT service provider Netcetera is the best IT employer in Switzerland. CFO Thomas Geier explains why this is the case, and what his company is doing to keep its employees satisfied and healthy. read on How Netcetera ensures satisfied and healthy employees

Hands on Java8 and Raspberry Pi

Hands on Java8 and Raspberry Pi

2014-06-23: Pance Cavkovski and Aleksandar Nikov from Netcetera in Skopje showed how to hack a Raspberry Pi with Java and add-on hardware modules at the Java User Group Switzerland event on 23 June 2014 in Zürich. Netcetera supports JUG Switzerland as a sponsor. read on Hands on Java8 and Raspberry Pi

Cloud Security Alliance

Cloud Security Alliance

Is Cloud relevant for service-oriented architecture?

2014-06-12: Corsin Decurtins, Chief Technology Officer at Netcetera, shared his knowledge at the event of the Cloud Security Alliance in Bern on 12 June 2014: He presented the big risks and success factors for the integration of Cloud services and service-oriented architecture in enterprises read on Cloud Security Alliance

Open Cloud Day

Open Cloud Day

Deploying trusted developer sandboxes in Amazon’s cloud

2014-06-10: Jason Brazile, Director Space at Netcetera, spoke about «Deploying trusted developer sandboxes in Amazon's cloud» at the Open Cloud Day, 10 June 2014 in Bern. read on Open Cloud Day

CodeFu – Netcetera’s coding competition in Macedonia

CodeFu – Netcetera’s coding competition in Macedonia

Winners attend Jazoon in Zürich

2014-06-06: On 1 June 2014, the final round of the coding competition of this year’s CodeFu was held at City Hall Center in Skopje. After the two online qualifying rounds, the 32 best coders competed on-site to earn their bragging rights. The winner is Igor Petrovski. Petre Petrov won the second place and Evgenija Stevanoska the third. They all win a trip to Zürich and a conference pass for Jazoon. read on CodeFu – Netcetera’s coding competition in Macedonia

Three trends of the digital future…

Three trends of the digital future…

…and their benefits for Netcetera customers

2014-06-06: In the special supplement "pece" of the Liechtensteiner Vaterland 15 experts cast a glance into the digital future. One of them was Joachim Hagger, Head of Market & Technology at Netcetera. He names the benefits for Netcetera customers in the areas of service outsourcing, cloud computing and user experience as well as to show how Netcetera is mastering the digital future.
read on Three trends of the digital future…

How the megatrend consumerization is affecting software development

How the megatrend consumerization is affecting software development

2014-05-28: For a market spoilt by smartphones and tablets, software needs to offer increasingly straightforward use and smart design. The term consumerization already hints at the fact that the focus is now on the actual requirements of the users rather than the software programmers.
read on How the megatrend consumerization is affecting software development

SBB chooses Netcetera for their WiFi

SBB chooses Netcetera for their WiFi

Netcetera expands functional scope of SBB offering

2014-05-21: SBB is rolling out "SBB WiFi" at more and more train stations. This service provides Internet access in SBB's stations. As the prime contractor, Netcetera is responsible for the project management and the architecture of the SBB WiFi landing page. Design and technical implementation are handled by Nothing Interactive. read on SBB chooses Netcetera for their WiFi

Joachim Hagger moves to Netcetera Board of Directors

Joachim Hagger moves to Netcetera Board of Directors

Head of Market & Technology resigns operational position

2014-05-16: Joachim Hagger, company co-founder and Head of Market & Technology at Netcetera, is ending his operational role at the end of June 2014. His duties will be assumed by the remaining members of the Executive Board. Hagger will join the Netcetera Board of Directors after the General Assembly on 19 June. read on Joachim Hagger moves to Netcetera Board of Directors

Video conferencing for effective dispersed teams

Video conferencing for effective dispersed teams

How to use communication media properly and effectively at work

2014-04-11: Good technical support is an important success factor for geographically dispersed organizations. In addition, the individual employees and the company as a whole need to learn how to use the various communication media properly and effectively. Video conferencing and screen sharing offer capabilities far beyond what is possible with phone conferencing, particularly if they are easy to use. However, the limitations and weaknesses of these media should not be ignored.
read on Video conferencing for effective dispersed teams

Academic career: A worthwhile experiment

Academic career: A worthwhile experiment

Netcetera CEO Andrej Vckovski at the Academic Career Talk of the University of Zurich

2014-04-10: At the university’s third talk on 3 April 2014 also Andrej Vckovski spoke about the possibilities of a doctorate in mathematics, physics or chemistry. The guests from academia and industry gave insights with their personal careers. "Career security" was in nobody's vocabulary. Read more in German on the website of the University of Zurich... read on Academic career: A worthwhile experiment

Best of Swiss Web: Double Silver for DirectPoll

Best of Swiss Web: Double Silver for DirectPoll

Directpoll won in the categories Mobile Web and Technology

2014-04-04: At the Best of Swiss Web award night on 3 April 2014 DirectPoll won two silver awards for outstanding technology as well as for mobile web solutions. Netcetera's free voting platform for all enables easy live voting by smartphone, tablet or computer. read on Best of Swiss Web: Double Silver for DirectPoll

Success with User Experience

Success with User Experience

Usability as Revenue and Image Driver

2014-03-04: Marcel Kessler, UX expert at Netcetera, explained at the recently established swiss ICT user group on 28 January 2014 what user experience (UX) means and why it is profitable to put some effort into usability. UX should be seen not just as an expense, but also as a driver of revenue – a positive user experience, e.g. when visiting a website, has a positive effect on both the revenue and the image of a company.
read on Success with User Experience

Everything's so nice and «social» here

Everything's so nice and «social» here

The Facebook Effect on the Intranet

2014-02-26: On the intranet, there is ever greater demand for tools «like Facebook». Wherever social communities are used, people communicate at eye level, overcoming the «silo mentality», so fans are rejoicing in systems like this. But has the significance of the broad range of possibilities for internal communication been recognised or are most corporate structures lagging behind in terms of technology? Sabine Bamert, Head Corporate Communications at Netcetera, also delivers answers in the Swiss HR Today magazine article. read on Everything's so nice and «social» here

Netcetera DirectPoll enables Live Voting for all

Netcetera DirectPoll enables Live Voting for all

Beta Version of Interactive Polling Tool now online

2014-02-19: The Swiss software company Netcetera is launching its first voting platform with DirectPoll. DirectPoll enables easy live voting, for example at events, presentations or interactive television shows. Moderators can organize polls spontaneously, and viewers or participants can vote by smartphone, tablet or computer. The results are shown in real time. The beta version of this web-based polling tool is available now at www.directpoll.com free of charge for testing. read on Netcetera DirectPoll enables Live Voting for all

Software Manufacturers can no longer limit themselves to just providing a Product

Software Manufacturers can no longer limit themselves to just providing a Product

2014-01-23: As President of the Swiss Internet Industry Association (Simsa) and CEO of the software company Netcetera, Andrej Vckovski is paying close attention to developments in the ICT industry. He explains in the Swiss ICT Yearbook interview how to help start-ups, why the cloud requires a change in thinking in the industry and what goals he has as an entrepreneur. read on Software Manufacturers can no longer limit themselves to just providing a Product

Netcetera: On the Way to productize

Netcetera: On the Way to productize

2014-01-17: Over the last 17 years IT service provider Netcetera has grown organically to 350 employees. Now the company increasingly shifts from custom software development to standardized products, with an eye for the international market. Read the article from «swiss made software – the book», which puts a spotlight on Switzerland as a location for IT development. read on Netcetera: On the Way to productize

The Account in your Pocket

The Account in your Pocket

Banking via App

2014-01-17: Managing personal bank accounts on mobile devices is the trend. But many apps are still caught in the desktop e-banking paradigm. That's why Netcetera fundamentally rethought operability and security. Read the article from «swiss made software – the book», which puts a spotlight on Switzerland as a location for IT development. read on The Account in your Pocket

Netcetera helps Abu Dhabi promote good Health

Netcetera helps Abu Dhabi promote good Health

Online Health Portal Weqaya helps prevent Disease

2013-12-20: Netcetera’s branch in the United Arab Emirates has developed a software solution, automating health data exchange on behalf of the Health Authority of Abu Dhabi (HAAD). It supports the Authority’s Weqaya health program also with an online portal that allows observing, regulating and improving the health of the population. Thanks to the capturing of individual health data of Abu Dhabi’s Emirati population, individual risk analyses can be generated and potential behavioral measures can be communicated directly to the program participants. This amounts to an enormous expansion of the scope of prevention for non-communicable diseases in the United Arab Emirates, in particular cardiovascular diseases and diabetes. It aims to save massive cost for the healthcare sector and sustainably improve the population’s health. read on Netcetera helps Abu Dhabi promote good Health

A Software Project Manager always has a Plan for everything

A Software Project Manager always has a Plan for everything

From Urs Hardegger's everyday Work as Senior Project Manager at Netcetera

2013-12-12: Urs Hardegger, Senior Project Manager at Netcetera, describes his everyday work in an interview with Swiss ICT, the largest professional association of the Swiss IT industry.

  read on A Software Project Manager always has a Plan for everything

The digital Citizen Account

The digital Citizen Account

Benno Häfliger, Director Public Service at Netcetera, explains the Data Purse

2013-11-22: Data Purse brings personal data management to ordinary citizens. They can store data in a citizen account and selectively make it accessible to public services and other service providers. Among other things, this makes filling out tax returns incredibly easy. read on The digital Citizen Account

Silver for Netcetera at Best of Swiss Apps Award

Silver for Netcetera at Best of Swiss Apps Award

iPad App Lindt2b excels

2013-11-20: At the Best of Swiss Apps award ceremony on 20 November 2013, Lindt2b won silver in the category Enterprise. Netcetera in the United Arab Emirates developed the iPad app for Lindt & Sprüngli providing mobile business support for the market leader of Swiss chocolate.

  read on Silver for Netcetera at Best of Swiss Apps Award

Students looking behind the Scenes at Netcetera

Students looking behind the Scenes at Netcetera

Encouraging young Talents

2013-11-18: Encouraging young talents and promoting IT as a career option is very important to Netcetera. For years we now participate at Switzerland's National Future Day to show youngsters how fascinating IT can be. Further, we support the campaign it-dreamjobs. Our apprentices developed the campaign’s website and grammar school students visited our office in Bern. read on Students looking behind the Scenes at Netcetera

Swiss National eGovernment Symposium

Swiss National eGovernment Symposium

eGovernment goes mobile with Netcetera Expert Benno Häfliger

2013-11-07: What possibilities does the Government Cloud offer for Wemlin and Business Process Management (BPM)? Benno Häfliger, Director Public Service at Netcetera, presented the benefits of the virtual environment at the eGovernment Symposium in Bern on 5 November.
read on Swiss National eGovernment Symposium

Gamification

Gamification

How Game Elements increase Acceptance

2013-11-01: In the magazine Persönlich, Joachim Hagger, Netcetera's Head of Market & Technology, investigates the use of gaming combined with software: The term gamification can easily lead to misunderstanding. According to Gamification.org, gamification is the use of game design techniques and game mechanics to solve problems and engage audiences. Gamification is becoming increasingly important in mobile business, as well as other areas. read on Gamification

With the Spirit of the Founders

With the Spirit of the Founders

The Secret behind Netcetera's Success

2013-11-01: Netcetera's CEO Andrej Vckovski explains the company's success in an interview with the Swiss Employer magazine.
Launched 17 years ago as a start-up, Netcetera has grown to about 350 employees today. In the field of software development for business-critical software, the Zurich-based IT company is now one of the key players in the Swiss market. The company is also a very popular employer in that sector. read on With the Spirit of the Founders

Online Police Station powered by Netcetera

Online Police Station powered by Netcetera

Netcetera develops and hosts the new Suisse ePolice Platform

2013-10-29: Starting 29 October 2013, residents of the cantons of Zurich, Zug, Freiburg, Schaffhausen and St. Gallen can report property damage incidents and thefts of bicycles or motorcycles directly online. The roll-out of the Swiss ePolice online platform marks the completion of the first major project in the program for the harmonization of the police ICT infrastructure (HPI) in Switzerland. read on Online Police Station powered by Netcetera

Netcetera Experts at Jazoon 2013

Netcetera Experts at Jazoon 2013

2013-10-25: Netcetera experts shared their knowledge on stage again at Jazoon 2013. Andrej Vckovski, CEO and founder of Netcetera, showed an app for live voting at events in his talk “go synchronized”. Pance Cavkoski, Senior Software Engineer, presented in “Micro & Mobile” how to run a basic multimeter, an oscilloscope and a spectrum analyzer in a browser. Is it possible to offer a development environment in the cloud? Jason Brazile, Director Space, talked about deploying trusted developer sandboxes in Amazon's cloud
read on Netcetera Experts at Jazoon 2013

Java User Group Switzerland

Java User Group Switzerland

2013-10-25: Corsin Decurtins, Chief Technology Officer at Netcetera, shared his knowledge about Plaza Search, Netcetera’s intranet search engine, and Apache Solr at the Java User Group Switzerland event in Zürich on 23 October 2013. read on Java User Group Switzerland