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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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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How IoT can help business: an example

Published on November 17, 2017
- in Blog, Projects & Know-How

From smart refrigerators to smart home systems, Internet of Things (IoT) is making a lot of lifestyle wishes come true. By allowing any device to connect and transfer data over a network without requiring human to human or computer interaction, the possibilities unlocked by the IoT are virtually endless.

One of the proofs for IoT’s potential is its impressive growth. According to a Cisco report, the number of devices grew by more than two times during 2012-2016, going from 8.7 billion devices to 22.9 billion devices. And it doesn’t stop here.

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6 things we learned from machine learning projects

Published on October 31, 2017
- in Blog, Opinion, Projects & Know-How

What was once considered science fiction is now becoming reality as developers have the resources and the tools to build artificial intelligence programs. Increased computing power in hardware, massive amounts of data and the wide availability of dedicated frameworks – all those are propelling the development of machine learning.

Still, artificial intelligence and machine learning are both a challenge and an opportunity for business and developers alike. While they can secure a competitive advantage for companies, developing such applications is largely uncharted territory.

As we constantly invest in research, we’ve started experimenting with these technologies ourselves. Here’s what we learned from it.

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Introducing Big Data capabilities at Qubiz

Published on January 20, 2017
- in Blog, Projects & Know-How

For the last couple of years, Big Data has constantly been on the most significant technologies list. And it’s pretty important to understand why.

Why Big Data?

Big Data is powerful because it can create a lot of targeted information from an awful lot of diverse, mixed and somewhat unstructured data.

For companies, Big Data means accurate, detailed business data that translate into improved operational performance. Upper management can use Big Data insights to improve forecasts and decision making. Big Data can also reveal new market segments, and spark ideas for new products and services.

What’s more, its applications can impact almost any sector: healthcare, manufacturing, retail, media, etc.

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Top 10 digital transformation resources in 2016

Published on January 13, 2017
- in Blog, Projects & Know-How

With machine learning, artificial intelligence and the internet of things taking up much of the conversation in 2016, chances are that you haven’t heard about digital transformation that often.

Still, digital transformation is a process that almost any company will have to go through at some point – if they want to stay in business. A Forrester Research insight estimates that companies that don’t make the transition within the next 10 years will either go out of business or be acquired. (source)

Yet, CEOs and upper management are not always sure where to start or how to navigate a digital transformation – the process of realigning investment in new technology, business models, and operations in order to drive value and to compete more effectively in an ever-changing digital economy.

So, we put together a list of the best materials on digital transformation published in 2016 to lend a helping hand.

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Virtual / Augmented / Mixed Reality Is Not Just A Toy Anymore

Published on January 6, 2017
- in Blog, Projects & Know-How

Remember Pokémon Go?

Well, augmented reality (AR) is much more than a game. To see what AR is and can be, let’s take a look at Gartner’s top 10 digital trends. Among AI & machine learning, blockchain and intelligent apps & apps, and other fascinating trends, we can find the trend that’s subject of this article: “Virtual and Augmented Reality”.

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Top 17 free coding courses to check out

Published on October 12, 2016
- in Blog, Projects & Know-How, Qubiz Academy

Only Chuck Norris can write code that optimizes itself.

The rest of developers need online courses, articles and tutorials to learn new things and improve their skills. But the overwhelming number of choices can make anyone easily lose focus when trying to improve or pick up a new skill.

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Flexin’ my Java muscles

Published on August 11, 2016
- in Blog, Projects & Know-How, The Qubiz Culture

Developing a digital media asset management platform for a global broadcast and media services provider is one of our major ongoing Java projects. You can read about the specifics and technicalities of the project in our case study, but we wanted to find out more about what is happening under the hood, so we turned to Mishu’, one of our lead Java developers.

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You might not need jQuery

Published on July 12, 2016
- in Blog, Opinion, Projects & Know-How

In the good ol’ days of the www, JavaScript used to be a mess (it’s not so bad nowadays), but there wasn’t too much of an alternative.  John Resig was aware of this and came up with the awesomeness known today as jQuery, which changed the web for the better.  It provided cross-browser consistency and an elegant API.  With this, jQuery became widely used and probably the most well-known JavaScript library to date.

jQuery solved the hard problem of the then-primitive JavaScript, and people liked jQuery so much that a lot of them didn’t even bother to learn “vanilla” JavaScript anymore.  There was not enough reason to do so, jQuery was always around.

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