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Rails Girls

Rails Girls

30 – 31 May in Zürich

Netcetera sponsors the fifth edition of Rails Girls in Switzerland. The two-day programming workshop in Zürich on 30 – 31 May 2015 is exclusively for girls and women. The non-profit organization Rails Girls Switzerland aims to provide a community for women in technology.

Java User Group Switzerland: Go or no go for developers

Java User Group Switzerland: Go or no go for developers

3 June in Zürich

Netcetera's CEO Andrej Vckovski presents the modern developing system Go and compares it with Java on 3 June 2015 at the Campus PH in Zürich. read on Java User Group Switzerland: Go or no go for developers

Forum for Public Administration

Forum for Public Administration

9 June in Zürich

The GPM Forum for Public Administration is set to take place at Zürich Central Station on 9 June 2015. Netcetera is one of the event sponsors, and Benno Häfliger, Netcetera’s Director of Public Services, is among the distinguished speakers. The forum focuses on the management of business processes, internal controlling systems and enterprise risk management.

Netcetera and SIX developing future Swiss payment system

Netcetera and SIX developing future Swiss payment system

New euroSIC in operation

2015-04-30: SIX Interbank Clearing (SIX) launched the euroSIC payment system in 1999. It settles euro payments between Swiss banks in real time and is based on the Swiss franc payment system SIC. However, its 25-year-old architecture is now reaching its limits. In collaboration with strategic IT partner Netcetera, SIX is now launching the new generation euroSIC, to be followed in 2016 by the launch of SIC. read on Netcetera and SIX developing future Swiss payment system

Wemlin's time to shine

Wemlin's time to shine

Netcetera brings mobile travel assistant to the Apple Watch

2015-04-27: The Swiss software company Netcetera has developed their first smartwatch app. Wemlin provides information on the nearest public transport stop and all upcoming departures right to the Apple Watch. read on Wemlin's time to shine

Many banks are losing touch with the mobile banking trend

Many banks are losing touch with the mobile banking trend

2015-04-04: Banks are increasingly confronted with the change to digital business models. The rapid spread of mobile devices has a major impact on how we use our bank accounts. According to a study by the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences, many banks are falling seriously behind in mobile banking. Over 50 percent of internet accesses in Switzerland now involve mobile devices. Anyone who misses this trend risks being left behind by the competition. read on Many banks are losing touch with the mobile banking trend

Recording processes for more transparency and trust

Recording processes for more transparency and trust

2015-04-01: The communities of Zürich work together closely when it comes to exchanging their processes. This results in a win-win situation for everyone and helps small communities to become more efficient and customer-oriented, says Netcetera expert Benno Häfliger. Read the interview by Peter Camenzind in the journal Schweizer Gemeinde. read on Recording processes for more transparency and trust

Committed to the IT community

Committed to the IT community

Netcetera supports the Java User Group Switzerland

2015-03-25: The Java User Group Switzerland elects Daniel Eichhorn, Senior Software Engineer at Netcetera, as a member of the board. He follows Netcetera CTO Corsin Decurtins who steps down after nine years. Netcetera is JUG Switzerland gold sponsor and fosters knowledge sharing in the IT community: Ognen Ivanovski, Senior Architect at Netcetera, presented the architecture of the Wemlin Hub at JUG Switzerland’s general assembly on 12 March 2015. The presentation was awarded “Best Talk” at the software conference Jazoon 2014.

Postal delivery works better with mobile apps by Netcetera

Postal delivery works better with mobile apps by Netcetera

2015-03-20: By the end of 2015, Swiss Post AG will distribute approximately 20,500 new scanners to their delivery personnel. On the Android devices, various apps are installed, which map all delivery processes and simplify the work of the postal delivery person. The Swiss software company Netcetera has optimized the scanners and developed three apps for them. read on Postal delivery works better with mobile apps by Netcetera

What to do about the lack of specialists?

What to do about the lack of specialists?

2015-03-12: The shortage of skilled workers is a hotly discussed topic in politics and business in Switzerland. But just how big is the problem, and what actions should be taken to handle it? The Swiss management association's magazine, SKO-LEADER, took a look at this question. Regina Vogt, Head of Human Capital Management at Netcetera, explains how Netcetera finds talented employees. read on What to do about the lack of specialists?

Designing for mobile – Netcetera experts on stage

Designing for mobile – Netcetera experts on stage

Three presentations brought to 300 students in Macedonia

2015-03-06: In November and December 2014, two Netcetera design experts shared their knowledge on designing for mobile devices at the Faculties of Computer Science and Engineering of the Ss. Cyril and Methodius University and of the EESTEC Academy in Skopje. More than 300 students profited from the hands-on experience. read on Designing for mobile – Netcetera experts on stage

Lucerne Transit Agency relies on Netcetera

Lucerne Transit Agency relies on Netcetera

Child’s play: Buying tickets for the Passepartout fare network

2015-03-03: Don't have any coins handy? And there's no ticket machine in sight? Now you can buy bus and train tickets with your smartphone in the Lucerne Transit Agency’s Passepartout fare network, thanks to a new public transport ticket app called “öV-TICKET”. The app is available now for free from the App Store and the Google Play Store. read on Lucerne Transit Agency relies on Netcetera

Switzerland mobilizes against cash

Switzerland mobilizes against cash

2015-02-19: The Swiss love cash. But that will all change with contactless payments using credit cards and smartphones. This year, several initiatives have started in Switzerland that should make cashless payments more attractive to customers. The systems differ a lot. Read how Netcetera's expert, Thomas Fromherz, Head of Payment & Card Services, assesses the current situation surrounding mobile payments in Switzerland and more.
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More accessibility to citizens via mobile

More accessibility to citizens via mobile

2015-02-13: The Swiss police want to be accessible to its citizens. Six cantons have apps in place. Over 200,000 downloads are proof that the strategy is successful. However, these are only the first steps on the road to a digital police force. Read the article from «swiss made software – the book», which puts a spotlight on Switzerland as a location for IT development. read on More accessibility to citizens via mobile

The successful call for tenders

The successful call for tenders

2015-02-13: The procurement of governmental software takes too long (already requiring further maintenance before becoming operational), it is too expensive (also for many suppliers) and it often fails. Is it possible to have successful software procurement despite WTO constraints? Walter Duss, Senior Project Manager & Consultant at Netcetera, gets to the root of this topic in  the "swiss made software" book. read on The successful call for tenders

The modern programmer

The modern programmer

About the development of software development

2015-02-03: Over the past few years, the world of software development has significantly changed in many ways. We have made great technological advances. Developers have increasingly better tools at their disposal. However, the requirements and expectations of software and the complexity of projects are also increasing significantly. Therefore, what we need today is less software developers and more software engineers. Read the article by Netcetera’s CTO Corsin Decurtins which was published on inside-it.ch. read on The modern programmer

Somehow, Netcetera is a bit different

Somehow, Netcetera is a bit different

2015-01-15: Laura Leupi describes for the IT dreamjobs campaign how she experienced a visit at Netcetera. read on Somehow, Netcetera is a bit different

Java Day 2014

Java Day 2014

How to become a great software engineer

2014-11-22: Learn from Netcetera‘s CTO Corsin Decurtins how to become a great software developer: At the conference of the Java User Group Macedonia, Java Day, in Skopje on 22 November 2014, he presented the skills required to be a great developer. read on Java Day 2014

Gold for Netcetera at the Best of Swiss Apps Award

Gold for Netcetera at the Best of Swiss Apps Award

Tickets for BLT is the best travel app in Switzerland

2014-11-20: The Best of Swiss Apps Awards on 19 November 2014 in Zürich brought Netcetera’s "Tickets" app for BLT (Basel-Land Transport) to victory in the category Travel. The audience voting for the best app of the year was live conducted with Netcetera’s voting platform DirectPoll. read on Gold for Netcetera at the Best of Swiss Apps Award

Mobile payment in Switzerland

Mobile payment in Switzerland

2014-11-18: At the Swiss Payment Forum of 17 and 18 November 2014, Netcetera expert Thomas Fromherz gave an overview of mobile payment methods in Switzerland. His field trial with Apple Pay in Swiss shops demonstrated, that the country is prepared for mobile payment. read on Mobile payment in Switzerland

Swiss National Future Day

Swiss National Future Day

Fascinating information technology

2014-11-17: What does a software engineer do all day? 14 children pursued this question at the Swiss National Future Day in November during their visit to Netcetera. They took a look behind the scenes in our headquarters in Zürich and programmed their first computer game with Scratch together with our apprentices. read on Swiss National Future Day

Can you work in ICT up to your retirement?

Can you work in ICT up to your retirement?

2014-11-05: From an employee’s and employer’s perspective, Netcetera CEO Andrej Vckovski pursues the question if you can work in ICT up to your retirement. He presented his findings at the get-together for IT decision makers, the swissICT Symposium in Luzern on 4 and 5 November 2014. read on Can you work in ICT up to your retirement?

Netcetera launches Open Data offering on data.netcetera.com

Netcetera launches Open Data offering on data.netcetera.com

Creating value with free data: new service for the developer community

2014-11-01: Netcetera launches an online service for the developer community. The Swiss software company offers to host its own open data projects on data.netcetera.com. Additionally, Netcetera also provides converted data for software developers’ further use. With this free offering, Netcetera aims to support and promote the Open Data developer community in Switzerland. read on Netcetera launches Open Data offering on data.netcetera.com

Netcetera's software automates complex tax cases

Netcetera's software automates complex tax cases

Innovative large-scale project supporting the financial sector in an environment of rapid change

2014-10-31: Using the “Withholding Tax” software solution, major Swiss bank UBS has implemented the taxation of assets associated with its customers from Austria and Great Britain in line with bilateral agreements with Switzerland. This may sound simple, but the background is complex. Netcetera executed this 18-month project, the largest in the company's history, with an international team of 40 employees. Working under constantly changing conditions and high time pressure, the IT provider found an innovative way to implement regulatory adaptations to the bank's core system by using an unconventional but highly efficient method. The project exemplifies the automation of complex business processes. read on Netcetera's software automates complex tax cases

Netcetera Experts at Jazoon

Netcetera Experts at Jazoon

Ognen Ivanovski wins Best Talk Award

2014-10-22: Jazoon's platinum sponsor Netcetera joined the software conference in Zürich on 21 – 22 October 2014 with three presentations and shared its knowledge with the international audience. The Best Talk Award went to Ognen Ivanovski for his outstanding presentation about the architecture of the Wemlin Hub. Adrian Heydecker and Marcel Kessler offered a hands on UX workshop “Fail fast to succeed slowly” and Matthias Junker talked about “Appium: Mobile Automation Made Awesome”. read on Netcetera Experts at Jazoon

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.
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