There’s no time like today to truly acknowledge the fact that times are indeed changing. And at the end of the day, we will see clearly the difference between those who are leveraging from the benefits of innovation and those who will be left behind. And I am sure none of us reading this article would want to be in that latter category.
We’ve been talking about offshoring for a while now, and the first thing that comes to mind when we say this word is “India” or “China” or any other country with an abundant workforce and low costs. Offshoring is the activity of moving one company’s processes or some services in another country. The most common offshoring place in the IT industry is India. Its substantial workforce and very convenient prices made India the mecca for IT offshoring. But like all things in life, there are also significant disadvantages to it and lately, more and more companies choose to search for some rather customised approaches, closer to home.
There is no secret that digitalisation can be the long-awaited answer to many of the questions that your company may be challenged with today. If questions like, “How can we create and monetize value faster?”, “Are we competitive enough to strive in today’s market?”, crossed your mind by now, then there’s no time like the present to start planning for a digital future in this industry.
In Germany, due to poor internet infrastructure, some digitalised solutions can hardly be implemented, even though the government is taking actions into addressing these issues. Nation-wide schemes such as “Digital Together” aim to help and encourage small and mid-sized firms to go digital.
Though Berlin’s start-up scene might be vibrant and forward-looking, in some other parts of the country, time often stood still in terms of technological and digital advancements. The justifications vary from fixed mindsets to staying up to date to the complexity and pace of tomorrow’s business environment. We’ve explored this subject regarding Germany’s receptiveness towards digitalised practices in the logistics industry here.
How do you know that you are successful? We could write an interesting essay on this subject. A clear sign that somebody is outstanding in his field, is that his peers are constantly asking his opinion or insight. Our way of growing is to build a talented team that’s eager to evolve together with the company.
Cristi Calbaza is the epitome of how one can make the most of his or her career at Qubiz. He works at Qubiz since2013. Actually, he was the first hire of the Cluj Office. We asked him to share his thoughts about his professional journey.
Once in a while, we need to take a step back and recognise the fact that, in the words of Steve Jobs, everything around us has been built by people no smarter than ourselves.
While this is quite a broad statement with very obvious caveats, it does offer an important shift in perspective. The increased complexity of the world around us has pressed us into making some very difficult decisions. Some of them were made actively and consciously. On the other hand, the ones we very rarely talk about, are the passive and unconscious ones.
A research report from Harvard Business Publishing regarding the state of leadership development in 2018 has revealed that the second most pressing barrier to the success of leadership development is that there’s too much organisational change. The first one being time constraints.
Physics still apply for Germany
This is an interesting statement to make about the country that produced the likes of Einstein, Plank and Hertz. But it comes as no surprise to most people that time only moves in one direction and that’s forward.
During last year’s March we were happy to announce our winning of The Workplace and People Development Award for Romania at the European Business Awards 2017/2018. And rightly so! The EBA is a contest of the very first caliber – maybe the most relevant in Europe.
In 2019 we had the 10th edition of the Qubiz Summer Camp. To mark this special occasion, we moved the event abroad for the very first time, to a 4-star resort in Hajdúszoboszló, Hungary. To say that we had a good time would be an understatement – and we have pictures to prove it!
This 10th edition also got me reflecting on why is the Summer Camp a Qubiz tradition. Since this should be a light, summery article, I tried to keep the list short. So, without further ado, here are the top 5 reasons we have company Summer Camps:
For us at Qubiz, the Summer just doesn’t feel right without an internship. This year, the aim of the program was to add new features to the Research Activity Management System we developed for the University of Oradea. For this, we selected six talented Computer Science students.
The internship started with two weeks of a crash course and continued with four weeks of intense software development split up in 2 sprints. By the end of the six weeks, we used all ceremonies of the SCRUM methodology. But enough of the boring details, let’s see the participant’s perspective on the internship:
One of the best things in the past decade was to see our team grow, both in number and in expertise. No matter when they joined us, it’s exciting to see their careers evolve together with the company. Today, we present you another inspiring career story, as part of our ongoing mini-series on Qubiz team members’ professional journeys (click here for previous episodes).