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Internet Day Vaduz

Internet Day Vaduz

6 May in Vaduz

Once again, Netcetera will be exhibiting at the conference for Web and IT companies in Liechtenstein. Visit us at the fourth edition of Internet Days in the Vaduzer Saal to get acquainted with our experts and learn about our solutions and services.

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.
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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

Wemlin – From the first Marketing Idea to the Product

Wemlin – From the first Marketing Idea to the Product

2013-09-24: Kate Rageth, Product Manager at Netcetera, talked about "Wemlin's" success and the development of the popular mobile app. The Internet Briefing took place at Berner Fachhochschule Wirtschaft on 4 September. read on Wemlin – From the first Marketing Idea to the Product

Netcetera guides Travelers through Lucerne Station

Netcetera guides Travelers through Lucerne Station

Bahnhof Luzern App for Indoor Navigation

2013-09-23: In cooperation with Lucerne University of Applied Sciences, the SBB and the Swiss Commission for Technology and Innovation, Netcetera has developed an iPhone app that shows travelers the way in Lucerne Station. It is available for download from the App Store for free. The “Pilot Bahnhof Luzern” app is based on the landmark approach, since smartphones are unable to find the exact location - or sometimes any location at all - inside buildings. Navigation with visual landmarks makes use of easily recognizable visual features as points in a route network. This allows everyone to find their way to their destination easily. read on Netcetera guides Travelers through Lucerne Station

Netcetera is best IT Employer in Switzerland

Netcetera is best IT Employer in Switzerland

"Silver" in the overall ranking at the Swiss Employers Award 2013

2013-09-05: The Swiss Employer Award praises the best employers in the country based on a detailed employee survey. The award is not given out by a jury of experts or other externals, but by the employees. They have given Netcetera top marks and catapulted us to the second place of the top 30. In the Swiss software industry, Netcetera even takes the first position. read on Netcetera is best IT Employer in Switzerland

Netcetera goes paperless

Netcetera goes paperless

Preserving Resources with E-Bill and SuisseID

2013-08-28: Netcetera takes a step further towards a paperless business and thus contributes to the environment. We replace invoices on paper with e-bill. With this electronic invoicing process we can send and receive invoices by e-mail, e-bill accounting systems, etc.. Further, every employee in Switzerland owns a SuisseID, allowing to digitally and legally sign contracts, offers, etc. fast and without using natural resources.

  read on Netcetera goes paperless

IT in Health Care goes mobile

IT in Health Care goes mobile

User Centered Design at the eHealth Mobile Congress

2013-07-18: Netcetera expert Thierry Hafner talked about User Centered Design at the eHealth Mobility congress in Würzburg, Germany, on 3 - 4 July. This participative method of software development requires iterative processes, including users early on and user reviews of every version.

  read on IT in Health Care goes mobile

Wemlin now available for Windows Phone 8

Wemlin now available for Windows Phone 8

Netcetera Public Transport App on all major mobile Platforms

2013-07-18: The Swiss software company Netcetera has extended Wemlin, its popular free public transport app. Now travelers with Windows Phone 8 can also view and manage current schedules for the local public transport services of the Zurich Transportation Network, Ostwind Network and Liechtenstein Mobil, with Baselland Transport to be added in the very near future. read on Wemlin now available for Windows Phone 8

Bike to Work

Bike to Work

Netcetera Employees on two Wheels

2013-07-11: Netcetera actively supports the Swiss campaign “bike to work”. As every year in June, our employees ride their bike to work in favor of the environment and to promote their health. 10 teams from Bern, Zürich and Skopje, Macedonia, covered more than 5500 kilometers on their two-wheeler and happily pedal on after the campaign’s end.

Graubündner Kantonalbank deploys Finnova Mobile Banking App from Netcetera

Graubündner Kantonalbank deploys Finnova Mobile Banking App from Netcetera

Most versatile Swiss Mobile Banking with Payment Transactions and Trading

2013-07-08: Leading bank software vendor Finnova AG called on the Swiss IT service provider Netcetera to develop their Mobile Banking app for iOS and Android. The Graubündner Kantonalbank is the first to offer this functionally most comprehensive software for mobile banking in Switzerland to its customers. Secure payment and trading on-the-go are now possible.
  read on Graubündner Kantonalbank deploys Finnova Mobile Banking App from Netcetera

Intranets: Find don’t search!

Intranets: Find don’t search!

How to build a good Search Engine for your Company Web

2013-07-05: Full text search on the Internet is no longer a problem, but most company's internal search engines are completely useless. Today’s employees need search results that are relevant and useful so that they can work productively and share their great knowledge with others. On the Intranet Best Practice Conference by Internet Briefing on 3 July Bern, Corsin Decurtins, CTO at Netcetera, showed how our company built a good search engine and what has been the experience so far. read on Intranets: Find don’t search!

Continuous Delivery

Continuous Delivery

Software Deployment without gray Hair

2013-06-25: The event by Guild42.ch at the restaurant “Schmiedstube” in Bern on 24 June dealt with deployments of large server applications from development environment to production. Netcetera‘s CTO Corsin Decurtins showed how Continuous Delivery optimizes the software delivery process and presented experiences gained in projects. read on Continuous Delivery

How "open" can governmental IT be?

How "open" can governmental IT be?

Open Source Cloud for the Government

2013-06-14: Jens Piesbergen, Program Manager for the Government Cloud at Netcetera, talked about open solutions for public services at the Open Cloud Day of 11 June 2013 in Winterthur. read on How "open" can governmental IT be?

How Companies find Gold in their Data Mine

How Companies find Gold in their Data Mine

Why Businesses need Application Programming Interfaces

2013-06-13: Companies digitize more and more processes and support them through IT systems. The primary objectives of these measures are standardization, quality improvement and efficiency. Thus, enterprises collect and store more and more structured business data. A real gold mine - if you know how to dig properly. At the ONE congress in Zürich of 16 May 2013, Netcetera’s CTO Corsin Decurtins showed why companies need application programming interfaces (API) to join data from various sources, make them available through API and integrate them into reports and dashboards. read on How Companies find Gold in their Data Mine

Netcetera's Coding Competition CodeFu in Macedonia

Netcetera's Coding Competition CodeFu in Macedonia

Winners travel to Zürich for Jazoon

2013-06-11: The final round of the Netcetera coding competition CodeFu 2013 was held at the gaming club Enternet in Skopje on 9 June. The 32 coders with the highest results from the previous online qualifying rounds competed on-site to prove their skills. The winner of this year's competition is Bojan Kostadinov, Jovan Krajevski scored second and Igor Kulev third. They all win a trip to Zürich to attend the developer conference Jazoon. read on Netcetera's Coding Competition CodeFu in Macedonia

Mobile Health Monitoring with Netcetera and Biovotion

Mobile Health Monitoring with Netcetera and Biovotion

Software Eco System for wearable vital Sign monitoring Device

2013-05-31: Netcetera and Biovotion, a Zurich-based medical device company, are to team up to develop a health software eco system around Biovotion’s vital sign monitoring platform. Biovotion just was awarded for best eHealth solutions in Europe by the prestigious "SME eHealth Competition". read on Mobile Health Monitoring with Netcetera and Biovotion

Business Models for mobile Applications

Business Models for mobile Applications

Just to be there is not enough

2013-05-07: Joachim Hagger, Head of Market & Technology at Netcetera, talked in his interactive workshop at the Internet Future Day in Vaduz about business models for mobile applications. One thing seems to be clear: Just being there is not enough - today's mobile applications must also make economic sense. read on Business Models for mobile Applications