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.
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.
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:
Before going to this event in Berlin, we’ve talked about some upcoming trends in outsourcing in the area of IT and innovation. These were the ideas we’ve brought with us to open up discussions regarding how we see things as an SME in Romania, especially while working with companies from the DACH region.
The outsourcing phenomenon is definitely not a new one. We’ve seen a constant shift in recent years towards better and broader access to IT expertise at lower overall costs for businesses operating in the West. For companies in the DACH region, it’s been increasingly obvious that countries in Eastern Europe have a distinct advantage when looking at cultural similarities, including having German-speaking experts. A recent report for 2019 by the Worldwide Group, finds that, in Romania, 33 out of 40 companies analyzed use German during service delivery.
Last Saturday we got back from our yearly
Winter Ski Camp and as of today (Tuesday) I still got my mind wandering back to our trip in Jasná, Slovakia. Needless to say it was awesome!
And yes, as of this year, Winter Camp is called Ski Camp, because it’s really that, a trip mainly for skiers and snowboarders. However, I for one am not a winter sports aficionado and still had a lot of fun in Jasná. There’s a lot more to do than skiing there, but more on that in a minute.
When we wrapped up 2017, we had no idea what 2018 would have in store. As our 10 years anniversary was coming up, we had a slight idea that it would be something different.
Yet this year was a ride beyond what we have ever hoped for.
Here are the highlights:
The German IT Leader Congress brought together IT leaders, managers, CTOs, CIOs from all over Germany, working in middle and large size companies across various industries: construction, healthcare, automotive, manufacturing – to name a few.
Over the two days, attendees and speakers for the event discussed the main issues in IT in Germany and where it is still needed. They also suggested solutions for overcoming these.
As it allows any device to connect and transfer data over a network without requiring minimal human or computer interaction, IoT enables us to create various connections with and within our environments.
The Intelligent Health Summit in Basel, Switzerland were two days packed with interesting conversations and presentations on how technology will shape healthcare. If you didn’t make the event, here are our main takeaways from the event.