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Jun 20, 2016 4 min

Energy Management: Why pay for the energy you don’t really use?

Energy Management System (EMS) collects and analyses data from electricity, gas and water facilities in real time with the key goal to improve energy efficiency and reduce costs. It’s suitable for private houses as well as organizations, irrespective of size, but especially profitable for those that consume a big amount of energy. written by: Anton…

Jun 14, 2016 4 min

5 advantages of living in a smart home

The house of tomorrow is smart. It knows exactly what its residents need and takes over many annoying duties. It sounds fantastic, but it’s a reality. Atmospheric lightning, well-tempered room or a message on your smartphone advising you when the washing machine is done. Living in a smart home is just more comfortable. All the connected…

Jun 2, 2016 5 min

Connected cars: the mobility of tomorrow

Less traffic congestions, more security and comfort, environmental sustainability and a variety of information and entertainment services – the future of connected cars looks very attractive.  By 2020 the share of cars connected to the Internet worldwide is expected to be 22 percent.  Nevertheless, there is a lot of work to do before the smart…

Wearables
May 31, 2016 4 min

Wearables — the future of medical care

Smart watches and fitness bracelets are gaining in importance. In the next 5 years the popularity of wearables is forecasted to increase enormously, especially in the healthcare sector. By 2021 the global healthcare device shipment and revenue is expected to reach 98 million units.  written by: Anton Rykov Product Manager, Qulix Systems Smart watches and fitness…

May 26, 2016 4 min

Internet of Things — the future is already here

Life is becoming smarter: smart city, smart home, smart car, smart watch. More and more aspects of our lives get influenced by the Internet of Things. It’s no longer a story from a fantasy movie. The majority of traditional devices like wash machines or fridges are already connected with a smart phone. written by: Anton…

May 3, 2016 5 min

Healthcare trends to change healthcare industry

The intensified regulatory and financial support is about to make healthcare smarter, cheaper and more effective. Healthcare providers strive to improve patients` access and experience, and adoption of high-end healthcare technologies is the best solution. We`ve rounded up to 5 trends that are about to change the healthcare industry.

Apr 26, 2016 7 min

Changes In Microsoft. 7 Growing Trends To Watch

The internet is packed with articles about Microsoft development strategies and their influence on the IT industry. While everyone is jabbering about their trends, hits and flops, I would like to draw your attention to some hidden aspects of the latest changes in Microsoft, and their underestimated potential.

Apr 19, 2016 5 min

7 security threats every bank CISO should know

Every day major financial institutions are under a cyber attack thus, cyber security issues retain leading positions on the annual bank agendas. For financial institutions and banks, in particular, a breach of security can result in a monetary loss, a fall in consumer confidence and damage to the brand. And that`s a strong reason to…

Apr 12, 2016 5 min

IT and banking. Considering the latest trends

In the last two or three years, there has been a considerable change in the world of financial services caused by the rapid development of mobile technologies and “smartphonization”. Nowadays, a lot of fintech startups are ready to compete with traditional banking methods. According to McKinsey, there are more than 2000 fintech startups in the world today, in comparison with about 800 startups of 2015. Obviously, they’ve become a force that banks cannot ignore anymore.

Mar 16, 2016 4 min

Hybrid apps for retailers

Mobile searches and purchases are one the rise and don’t seem to stop. According to IBM Retail purchases by mobile have increased by 34 percent last year. It seems only natural to build a mobile application to always be in customer’s pocket. Being mobile helps retailers keep margins higher, reach more customers and increase loyalty.

Feb 29, 2016 5 min

Omni-channel approach to e-commerce and retail

We are now facing exciting changes in retail business. People are increasingly using their mobile devices for product research. Users demand better and more personalized experiences regardless of the media they use.

Feb 25, 2016 4 min

Implementing mobile contactless payments: guide to overcoming pitfalls

The introduction of mobile and contactless payments has become a real technological boost in Fintech industry. Having tried this technology once, consumers and retailers will never abandon it. Obviously, the technology is mutually beneficial and convenient. Despite the evident opportunities there are some issues that need to be taken into account.

Feb 11, 2016 6 min

Mobile test automation basics. Uncovered

Test automation has become a trend in software development & testing industry. The approach has lots of adherents as well as opponents. Still, when a testing range cannot be covered manually, test automation is an excellent way to meet the challenge.

Jan 28, 2016 5 min

How to Gain Customer Loyalty in Retail Banking: Customer Experience 2.0

For the past several years the term ‘Customer loyalty’ has become a real trend almost in all spheres where business interacts with a customer: banking, retail, telecommunications, insurance, etc. Every business understands that the more new customers attracted and old ones retained the higher is the ARPU.

Jan 21, 2016 4 min

Flash or not flash? That is the question

When social networks are inevitable in our day-to-day life, it is a constant intention to create more. And every subsequent should be more sophisticated, smarter, innovative, full of interactive things like chats, video streaming calls, etc.