Top 3 mental pillars for IT leaders facing digital disruption

Published on October 14, 2019
- in Opinion

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.

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Our favorite trainings and conferences in 2019 (so far)

Published on July 17, 2019
- in Blog, Opinion, Projects & Know-How

Excellence may sound like a buzzword, but for us, it expresses our constant appetite for innovation and technical proficiency. We consider it to be an essential ingredient of a good working environment, that’s why it’s one of the values that define the Qubiz Culture (aka Qubizm).

To stay true to this value, we set up an internal system that helps colleagues achieve their full potential. We constantly support our team by investing in hard and soft skills training sessions, materials, and periodic performance reviews. We compiled a list of the training sessions and conferences that our colleagues found the most useful this year. What other conferences would you recommend? Let us know in the comments section!

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Our key takeaways from Intelligent Health AI

Published on September 26, 2018
- in Blog, Events, Opinion

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.

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5 Summer reads for IT professionals

Published on August 21, 2018
- in Blog, Opinion, Qubiz Academy

It’s always a good time to pick up a book, but August is a particularly great month for reading. During a vacation you have all sorts of downtime: traveling, working on your tan on the beach, staying in line in front of a museum, etc. Having something to read makes the time fly.

So we gathered a bunch of books that we, the Qubiz Team, recommend. We kept in mind that during summer you might prefer lighter subjects, so we skipped the Microsoft Certification Exam guidebooks! Without further ado, let’s see the titles:

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7 tips for a great vacation

Published on July 19, 2018
- in Blog, Opinion

In 2015 we shared 7 tips to make to most of your vacation. A few days ago  – while planning the 10th annual Qubiz Summer Camp – we revisited the list and found that it’s still very relevant. So we decided to rewrap the main points in a more visual way. Without further ado, enjoy the following infographic.

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How HoloLens can help business development

Published on April 10, 2018
- in Blog, Opinion, Projects & Know-How

Getting new clients is one of the most difficult tasks for any company. Still, new clients are requisite for growth. To this end, business development, along with marketing and advertising, play a crucial role.

However, even if the internet and mobile devices have brought about new channels, people are exposed to hundreds of ads per day. That makes it increasingly harder to stand out in a crowded market, both for business-to-consumer (B2C) and business-to-business (B2B) companies.

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How to make your CV stand out

Published on January 17, 2018
- in Blog, Opinion, Qubiz Academy

Many people made a New Year’s resolution to invest in their careers in 2018. Probably so did you. A top-notch resume comes in handy in order to keep this resolution.

We made a list of tips that will help you make your resume stand out. These can be useful whether you need to polish a CV that’s been for a long time somewhere on your PC or whether you need to create your very first professional autobiography.

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What makes a good developer? 5 seniors weigh in

Published on January 11, 2018
- in Blog, Opinion, Projects & Know-How

While creating the job description for a .NET developer, we made a list of what we’re looking for in a candidate. In the process, a question crossed our minds. Technical expertise aside, what is it that makes a good developer?

Since there’s no official research on the topic, we thought we’d investigate a bit. So we asked around the office. Here’s what our colleagues shared with us.

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Why testers are hunters and developers are farmers

Published on November 14, 2017
- in Blog, Opinion, Qubiz Academy

I have a question for you: will you be happy doing what you do in the present 10 years from now? Or on the contrary, quite likely you’ll realize that you ended up on the wrong side of the IT spectrum? If that happens, let’s hope it won’t be too late…

It happens all too often that ads for testing jobs attract candidates who think of QA as a jumping board for a future career in development. With this plan in mind, they’ll accept testing as a temporary job, while really aiming for a developer position. When (and if!) they succeed getting their “dream job”, the HR specialist has to find another QA…

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