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Jan 2, 2015 - Qbitech to provide Office365 consultation services

Qbitech has included Microsoft Office365 consultation services into its service portfolio. Our first customers come from the education business. "Office365" refers to cloud based subscription services from Microsoft that include usual Office applications and productivity tools that are enabled over the Internet including Exchange Online, Lync, OneDrive, and Skype.

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Nov 19, 2014 - ICT 2015 trends for smart cities and smart neighborhoods

The slide set "ICT 2015 trends for smart cities and smart neighborhoods (in Finnish)" is now available at SlideShare. The slides presented at Vuores stategy day in Nov 19, 2014 cover topics such as Internet of Things (IoT), Open Data, Smart Cities, and Smart Living. Vuores is a smart neighborhood area in the city of Tampere. The area offers innovative construction and housing solutions and utilizes cutting-edge technology. More about Vuores area can be found from here.

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Sep 2, 2014 - New features introduced to Yhteiskaivuportaali web portal!

Qbitech launched today a new version of Yhteiskaivuportaali for the customers of Johtotieto Oy. The new features of the portal include base map selection as well as the displaying of local power grid operator for a selected area.

Yhteiskaivuportaali is a service provided by Johtotieto. Qbitech's responsibilities include the development and hosting of the portal. Yhteiskaivuportaali is widely used in different branches of industry by companies such as Elenia, Elisa, Fortum, and TeliaSonera. The service helps Johtotieto's partners to inform each other about new trenching projects, the planned routes, and schedules - thus bringing significant time and costs savings for the companies involved. For more information about the service, please contact Johtotieto.

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May 1, 2014 - Qbitech providing a reporting and billing service

After having searched for a suitable lightweight and cost-effective CRM solution, a local company in the construction industry selected Qbitech's reporting and billing service Hourz. Earlier, Hourz has been used internally by Qbitech for several years as our sole CRM system. Hourz is web-based, has a responsive UI, and is provided as a SaaS solution. If your company is interested in utilizing this solution, please contact us.

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Mar 17, 2014 - Strategy for distributing open data in the cities in Finland

Qbitech, together with Valomo Cooperative has now produced a report "Strategy for distributing open data in the cities in Finland (in Finnish)". The report analyses the requirements for an open data broker and describes the delivery system for the open data in the cities in Finland. Furthermore, the report gives an action plan how to proceed.

The summary slides of the report can be viewed and downloaded at SlideShare.

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Sep 23, 2013 - Qbitech and TeliaSonera continue cooperation

Qbitech and TeliaSonera have today renewed their agreement concerning Qbitech's utilization as a service provider. Starting the 1st of October, Qbitech will provide service development consultancy for TeliaSonera Finland's Broadband Services unit. Since TeliaSonera has been Qbitech's first and foremost client, we at Qbitech are both eager and devoted to continue our cooperation.

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Jun 20, 2013 - Qbitech to develop new business concepts for open data in Tampere region

Valomo Cooperative and its member Qbitech has been selected to run a project for developing new business concepts in open data for Tredea, Tampere Region's Economic Development Agency.

It is predicted that open data i.e. data that can be freely used, reused, and distributed will drive growth, ingenuity, and innovation in many EU economies. Many governments and cities have already opened meteorological, legal, traffic, financial, economic, population, demographic, and map data. Many businesses will also need a strategy to exploit open data in order to revolutionise the way they compete as well as to inspire customer engagement.

The project produces e.g. recommendations for the processes, requirements, management, and financing of the open data catalog, data stores, and related cloud services in Tampere region. Furthermore, the project analyses the open data business, ecosystem and the feasibility for an open data broker. Finally, the project produces a detailed action plan how to proceed.

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Jun 18, 2013 - New version of Yhteiskaivuportaali launched!

Qbitech launched today a new version of Yhteiskaivuportaali for the customers of Johtotieto Oy. The new version of the portal has several new enhancements as well as versatile export and import APIs for effective integration to other enterprise-level systems.

Yhteiskaivuportaali is widely used in different branches of industry by companies such as Elenia, Elisa, Fortum, and TeliaSonera. The service helps Johtotieto's partners to inform each other about new trenching projects, the planned routes, and schedules - thus bringing significant time and costs savings for the companies involved. For more information about the service, please contact Johtotieto.

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May 17, 2013 - Qbitech selected for providing management consulting services for Hansel through Gofore

Qbitech participated as a subcontractor for Gofore in a public tendering for providing management consulting for Hansel. Gofore, together with its subcontractors, was now selected for providing project management consultancy. The General Agreement was made for years 2013-2017, enabling the utilization of Qbitech's expertise in managing ICT development projects for the government sector.

Hansel is a company owned by the Finnish government, taking care of centralized procurement of service providers and suppliers.

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May 13, 2013 - Oma Vuores portal launched!

Oma Vuores, a web portal for people living and working in the Vuores district, has been launched. Qbitech provided Vuores Palvelu Oy with consultancy throughout the development project. Qbitech's responsibilities included e.g. creating the initial technical specification of the portal, as well as running the negotiations with suppliers.

Vuores Palvelu Oy is a company providing services to the residents and companies in Vuores, focusing especially in building and maintaining the fibre optic network of Vuores. Vuores Palvelu Oy is owned by the city of Tampere and the housing companies in Vuores. More information about Vuores, Vuores Palvelu Oy and the Vuores network is available in Finnish at Oma Vuores portal.

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Feb 7, 2013 - Axiell Finland to co-operate with Qbitech in service development for library systems

Axiell Finland and Qbitech have agreed about co-operation in service development for Axiell's IT solutions for libraries. Qbitech will help Axiell in bringing new services into the market.

Axiell is a solution-oriented company operating in Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Norge, the UK, and Ireland. It serves and develops IT and web solutions for libraries, archives and museums. Axiell's library management systems are in use in more than 700 public libraries in the Nordic countries and 70 public libraries authorities in the UK. Axiell serves also 3000 school libraries and special libraries. Axiell's turnover in 2010 was 37,7 million euros.

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Jan 16, 2013 - Qbitech providing a new version of Yhteiskaivuportaali for Johtotieto Oy

Qbitech will design and develop a new version of Yhteiskaivuportaali, a service provided by Johtotieto Oy, and used widely in different branches of industry by companies such as Elenia, Elisa, Fortum, and TeliaSonera. The service helps Johtotieto's partners to inform each other about new trenching projects, the planned routes, and schedules - thus bringing significant time and costs savings for the companies involved.

The upcoming version of Yhteiskaivuportaali will provide a more versatile mapping interface and a full-feature API for easy importing and exporting of data, as well as further improves the user experience of the service. The new version will be launched during Summer 2013. For more information about the service, please contact Johtotieto.

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Jun 15, 2012 - Qbitech to analyse new mobile business service areas for Fonecta

Fonecta and Qbitech have agreed about co-operation in analysis of new mobile business service areas. Fonecta's current services include search engine marketing, customer relationship marketing, digital direct marketing and search media. Fonecta is the market leader in directory services and employs over 1,000 persons around Finland. In 2011, its turnover totalled 193 million euros. Fonecta is part of the European Directories Group, which has business operations in eight EU countries. For more information, please visit info.fonecta.fi

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Jun 12, 2012 - Qbitech joined the board of Valomo

Qbitech was selected today to the board of Valomo, a cooperative that Qbitech joined in January 2012. Valomo is a cooperative of 16 ICT and other companies in Tampere region, having a total of 300 employees and a revenue of EUR 30 million. Valomo acts as a single company in customer projects by integrating the versatile know-how of its members. Read more about Valomo Cooperative and its members here (in Finnish).

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Jan 11, 2012 - Qbitech to design and develop a new www service for telecom operators and energy companies to help them to co-operate while trenching new underground fiber, copper, energy, and water networks.

Qbitech will design and develop a new www service for Johtotieto Oy, a company founded in 1991 and maintaining a location database of the routes of underground cable networks in Finland. Some of Johtotieto's customers include TeliaSonera, Elisa, DNA, Fortum, and Elenia. By having an up-to-date database of the cabling routes Johtotieto's partners can co-operate while trenching new fiber, copper, energy, and water networks.

The new service helps Johtotieto's partners to inform each other about new trenching projects, the planned routes, and schedules. The service will be taken into production later this year and it will bring significant time and costs savings in cable trenching for the companies involved.

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Jan 9, 2012 - Qbitech to speak at IPTV World Forum 2012 in London at Mar 20-22, 2012

Qbitech will have a presentation "Monetising Digital Home Services from Broadband and TV Operators' Perspective" and join the panel session "Enabling & Monetising New Non-Video Services: Home Automation, Energy Management & Healthcare" at IPTV World Forum 2012 (brochure). Some of the questions covered in the presentation are: Monetising digital home services from broadband and TV operators' perspective; What are the current needs and trends for digital home? Addressing the network issues in IPTV, VoD, catchup TV, OTT, and companion screen services; Quantifying the business models for DLNA enabled home networks and multi-room premium content sharing; Case study: broadband and TV operators' services for digital home in Finland.

IPTV World Forum is the leading event for connected entertainment, one of the world's top three broadcast events, and uniquely a global networking opportunity where you can hear 250 ecosystem speakers across the globe. This year the event focuses on delivering multiscreen & multiplatform services to create a compelling connected entertainment experience.

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Oct 29, 2011 - Qbitech goes Scrum

Qbitech joined the Scrum Alliance® and has a certified ScrumMaster® trained by the legendary James O. Coplien.

"Scrum is an agile framework for completing complex projects. Scrum originally was formalized for software development projects, but works well for any complex, innovative scope of work. The possibilities are endless. The Scrum framework is deceptively simple.", Scrum Alliance: What is Scrum?

In the future Qbitech aims to transform its processes to represent the Scrum model to bring more value and efficiency to the customers.

Scrum Alliance®, Scrum User Group® and the corresponding logos are service marks of Scrum Alliance, Inc. and are used with permission.

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Sep 7, 2011 - Qbitech joins Mobile Video Industry
Summit 2011
in London at Oct 18-19, 2011

"At the end of every year someone says that mobile video will break out next year. With the year 2012 approaching, there are many signs that it will finally happen." With analysts predicting that as much as 60% of mobile data consumption is from mobile video, the two-day Mobile Video Industry Summit brings key stakeholders together to pin point the opportunities and break down the unique challenges mobile video is creating for the value chain. Besides Qbitech, the speakers of the summit include e.g. AT&T, BBC, Telefonica, Sprint, BskyB, Three, Turkcell, Fox Digital Entertainment, France Telecom, and ESPN.

Qbitech's presentation "From IPTV to mobile video" at Mobile Video Industry Summit 2011 (brochure) covers e.g. the topics: What content are customers now demanding? Meeting and learning from the challenges of IPTV. Pinpointing and taking advantages of remaining opportunities in mobile TV and video. What should the role of the network operator be going forward? Case study: IPTV, OTT, and mobile video services.

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May 25, 2011 - Qbitech to speak at FTTx Summit 2011 in Berlin at Jun 7-8, 2011

Qbitech will have a presentation "Analysing the impact of OTT video services for broadband and IPTV operators" at FTTx Summit 2011 (brochure). Some of the questions covered in the presentation are: Analysing the growing demand of high-quality Internet TV services and their effect upon next generation broadband networks - does it make FTTH a must? Integrating communication and TV viewing: is social TV the next big thing and how it will affect broadband, mobile, and IPTV operators? Evaluating the new TV app stores - what is IPTV operators' role in the ecosystem? Forecasting the impact of IPTV, VOD, and catch-up TV - what are the requirements for multicast/unicast network capacity and QoS?

Fixed broadband subscriptions are expected to grow by 40.91% globally by 2014 to an outstanding 811,880,038. FTTH/FTTB subscriptions will grow by a massive 159% in the same period to 139,419,205 (1). With huge increases in data-hungry services, FTTx will play a pivotal role in operator's next generation network strategy, both for fixed and mobile services. IIR's 5th Annual FTTx & Next Generation conference will provide operators with key insights into the commercial and technical commitments required to develop a high speed next generation fibre network. Delegates will hear presentations from leading operators and consultants on their experiences developing networks and implementing profitable business models. (1) Source: Intelligence Centre, Informa Telecoms & Media.

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Apr 13, 2011 - Qbitech is attending Google I/O on May 10-11, 2011 at Moscone West, San Francisco

UPDATE:
You are welcome to catch our thoughts and experiences during the event in our blog, which will be written in Finnish.

Google I/O brings together thousands of developers for two days of deep technical content, focused on building the next generation of web, mobile, and enterprise applications with Google and open web technologies such as Android, Google Chrome, Google APIs, Google Web Toolkit, App Engine, and more.

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Mar 3, 2011 - Qbitech to have a panel discussion with Parks Associates, DLNA, and IPTV Turkey Association about The Future of Networked Home at IPTV World Forum 2011 in Olympia, London at Mar 21-24, 2011

Qbitech will join the panel session at IPTV World Forum 2011 (brochure) and discuss with Stuart Sikes (President of Parks Associates), Ted Laverty (Senior Representative of DLNA), and Metin Salt (President of the IPTV Turkey Association) to discuss about the future trends for the networked home. What do people need: remote access, time and place shifting, locally generated connect, web video blending, storage services, social networking, gaming and T-commerce? The panel will also examine the business model for enabling, security, health and energy management services. Will service providers own the service or revenue share with providers?

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Nov 15, 2010 - Qbitech to talk about TV app strategies at Apps World 2010 in London at Dec 1, 2010

Qbitech will have a presentation "Using apps & widgets to make the TV experience stickier" at Apps World 2010 in London at Nov 30-Dec 1, 2010 (brochure). The presenation in TV, Handset & Operators' Zone will cover the topics: Enriching the TV experience by using apps, Quantifying the potential of Yahoo! Connected TV and Google TV platforms for IPTV operators, Integrating communication services and social networking with IPTV, Legal aspects in using widget overlays over TV broadcasts, and Comparing the apps & widget strategies for different IPTV operators.

Apps World has been designed to create a unique platform to bring together App Developers, Network Operators, OS Vendors, Brand & Marketing Managers and Technology providers; looking to connect, build partnerships and network whilst becoming educated and inspired by the latest developments within this exciting industry.

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Sep 10, 2010 - Qbitech to discuss with DLNA, HGI, OSGI, and DECT forums about the future of connected home at Connected Home World Summit 2010

Qbitech will join the panel session "What is still needed in terms of standards and interoperability to make the connected home reality for the mass market?" at Connected Home World Summit 2010 in London at Sep 21-22, 2010 (brochure) and discuss with Nokia's Nishish Parikh (DLNA President), DSP Group's Ruth Wilson (DECT Forum's Vice-Chairperson), France Telecom's Philippe Calvet (HGI Business Group Chairman) and Susan Scharze (OSGI Alliance) about the current obstacles in realization of connected home at Connected Home World Forum. Qbitech will also have a presentation about "Examining the growing importance of DLNA standard for TV operators and their connected home strategy" in the summit.

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May 20, 2010 - Qbitech, France Telecom, Turkcell, T-Mobile, Telefonica, and Vodafone to talk about mobile content at Mobile Content 2010 in Prague at Jun 8-9, 2010

Qbitech will have a presentation at Mobile Content 2010 (brochure) about TV channels in the new media space. Some of the questions covered in the presentation are: What are the obstacles in entering the mobile market? Is the market ready for daily video and othe mobile content usage? Can we to attract customers to watch programs via mobile? A case study is also presented about the experiences in mobile video and TV delivery in Finland.

Mobile Content 2010 is a two day interactive, experience-driven and information packed event providing insights into the hottest topics surrounding mobile games, music, multimedia, messaging, TV, advertising and marketing. The conference will focus on how people use their pocket sized devices.

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