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Renaming a Liferay Project is Not The End Of The Story

You and your team have been working for weeks on a project. The deadline is tightening, but you are almost done. All finalization documents are being processed, but you still have to rename an Eclipse Liferay project according to requirements. Doing so you run Service Builder for a test and there is that unsuspected BIG …

ScaleFocus is a sponsor of QA: Challenge Accepted

On 14th of March in Sofia takes place “QA: Challenge Accepted” where ScaleFocus is a bronze sponsor. The event brings QA specialists together. The day is rich with insightful and inspirational lectures for the enthusiasts, specialists and managers participating in software quality assurance. Gergana Berberska, QA Lead at ScaleFocus participates in the “Lightning talks” session. …

Performance and Motivation of Developers

Knowing a team’s motivation and drivers and ways of fostering them is important for a unit’s success. Hiring intrinsically motivated people is a manager’s dream. However, this is rarely the reality. Not all teams can be solid star/top performers, but usually a mixture of bar-raisers and the mediocre and everything in-between. Top performing engineers are …

ScaleFocus is the National Public Champion winner chosen for Bulgaria in European Business Awards

The European Business Awards announced the results from the public voting stage and we are proud to share that ScaleFocus is the winner as National Public Champion for Bulgaria in the 2014/2015 edition. In February 2015 ScaleFocus was recognized as the only company from Bulgaria chosen as Ruban d’Honneur in category “The Business of the …

ScaleFocus at BBBA’s first event

ScaleFocus’ plans for its UK operations were presented at ‘Prospects and Challenges for Trade and Investment between Britain and Bulgaria’ – an event organized by the British Bulgarian Business Association (BBBA). ScaleFocus’ story was one of the two successful ones such of Bulgarian business dealing with the UK, alongside the Bulgarian Branch Chamber of Woodworking …

IT Project of the year 2014 – InTime Courier (UPS) and ScaleFocus with high recognition

Focus Courier – a solution by ScaleFocus for InTime was placed in top three at the “IT Project of the Year 2014” competition in the category “National IT projects in the corporate sector”. “ScaleFocus’ solution for InTime helped us increase our profits with 14%. The system contributed for the 100% completion of all placed orders. We improved …

Identifying Memory Leaks in Android Applications

The Basics of Memory Management in Java and Android in Brief In Java, memory is allocated only to objects. There is no explicit allocation of memory, only creation of new objects. Arrays for that matter are treated as objects. The runtime environment employs a garbage collector (GC) that reclaims the memory occupied by an object, …

Ever had a sleepless night over Tomcat? Search for hidden configurations.

Ever had sleepless nights over Tomcat? Sometimes things should work, though they just do not. And the reason, even for highly knowledgeable and experienced professionals, can remain uncovered for a day or two… It happened to be Tomcat that caused the issue. In an ongoing project, when deploying the newest version of the solution at …

ScaleFocus UK officially authorized to resell products form IBM’s Cognos portfolio

ScaleFocus UK is officially authorized to resell IBM Cognos products. This is ScaleFocus’ second official authorization for reselling IBM software for its UK entity. In Bulgaria ScaleFocus is the most competent Cognos services provider with over 15 experienced and certified professionals and it was the logical step to invest into this authorization. The company has great experience …

ScaleFocus UK with first IBM authorization – officially recognized to resell products from IBM’s Rational portfolio

ScaleFocus expanded its business in the United Kingdom by opening its first international office in London in the end of 2013. Since then business has been growing and as a next step towards growing the outstanding partnership with IBM ScaleFocus submitted for official authorization to resell products from IBM’s Rational portfolio. “It is a great …

How to be a Financial Close Super Star

Did you survive the December financial close storm? While the rest of the company was planning the Christmas party, talking about holiday goodies, turkey recipes and gifts, were taking cover from the dark clouds of the year-end close? Dark Clouds Ahead The financial close processes are complex and time consuming. It is often a mix …

ScaleFocus with new triple recognition for its contribution to the success of the Bulgarian IT industry

For second year in a row ScaleFocus was recognized by Forbes Bulgaria Business Awards as one of the most valuable and successful companies in Bulgaria. The company was awarded with prizes in three categories for overachieving its goals for 2014, expanding its business across Europe and North America, growing team to over 160 experts and …

Vote ScaleFocus for Bulgaria’s champion in European Business Awards 2014/2015

ScaleFocus looks for your support now. Starting 6th of January EBA 2014/2015 has entered into voting stage. Support ScaleFocus and cast your vote. Vote ScaleFocus Awards ScaleFocus previously announced that it has been recognized as a National Champion for Bulgaria by the European Business Awards for 2014/2015. After a challenging first round, judged by international …

SQL Server Bit Logic – Minimize Search Time in Massive Data Sources

Achieving high performance with large amounts of data is a challenge. It requires great technical innovation and knowledge as well as clean code. However, they all have a limit. Often, thinking outside of the box and using basics in programming and mathematics leads to the simplest and most elegant solutions. Imagine working with great number …

ScaleFocus with officially authorized product by IBM Rational

As a TIBCO Consulting partner ScaleFocus has gained a great in-depth knowledge into TIBCO deployment processes. ScaleFocus decided to invest into creating the first fully automated product for TIBCO deployments – Focus Deployer. It is in ScaleFocus’ credo to always extend strong beneficial partnerships. In September 2014 ScaleFocus decided to launch another product that complements …

ScaleFocus has become a member of ICT Cluster Plovdiv

As a result of its strategy to expand and further grow, ScaleFocus has opened a second delivery center in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. The company operations in Plovdiv will be fully engaged in the development of international projects and will add value to ScaleFocus’ visionary approach to nurture the environment alongside with its growth by partnering with …

Junior Developers – Know Your Tools!

Save Recoding Time and Do Not Skip Basics! The desire to deliver new milestones quickly can often lead to turning in circles. Rushing forward without a plan can ultimately be more time consuming and lead to frustration. Developers often forget that not covering the basics may lead to poor performance in the future. Junior developers …

ScaleFocus opens its Plovdiv office with a team dedicated to international projects

At a press conference in the Plovdiv Municipality, the Bulgarian IT company ScaleFocus officially announced the launch of its second office in Bulgaria. The development of this additional center of the company has a strategic goal – to be close to the young specialists, who have received quality education from the Plovdiv universities and grow …

ScaleFocus awarded Gold in IT Services Category and Bronze in Top ICT Employer in the annual Top ICT Employer Contest

ScaleFocus has been awarded 2 prizes from the annual contest Top ICT Employer in Bulgaria, organized by ICT Media and JobTiger. The company won the Gold award in the IT Services category and the Bronze in the Top ICT Employer category. On behalf of the company the awards were received by Sofia Ilieva, HR Director: …

The Different Faces of Quality Software

Quality in the software industry is a controversial topic. Speculation on the meaning of software quality distorts the true impact of a QA team in a successful software solution. The difference between expectations and actual results is based upon the difference of our vision and understanding of quality. We’ve asked a few friends what software …

Using Spatial Data In SQL Server – The Left Hand Rule

When defining spatial data in SQL Server there are two main objects – geometry and geography. They are very similar; however, geometry does not include corrections of the convex hulls for the curvature of the earth. If we define a geometric polygon, it is in Euclidian geometry (in a plane), whereas defining with the same …

ScaleFocus supports Microsoft Imagine Cup 2014

For a second consecutive year ScaleFocus supports the world’s premier student technology competition – Microsoft Imagine Cup. This year’s local finals distinguished three Bulgarian teams to participate in the international finals of Microsoft Imagine Cup 2014 in July 2014 in Seattle, USA.

ScaleFocus sponsors an inspirational People Management seminar

On the 27th of March ScaleFocus was elated to be sponsor of a highly inspiring event. The “People Management” seminar with guest-lector David Smith presented to the Bulgarian audience best practices in Team Management, Leadership and People Engagement.

ScaleFocus recognized for secure business processes

In less than two years, after ScaleFocus’ foundation, the company proved to be an excellent partner. In such a short timeframe, ScaleFocus achieved official recognition for having exceptionally secure business processes by obtaining the ISO/IEC 27001 certification. The audit certified that ScaleFocus’ business processes conform to all imperatives of the standard and that all policies …

ScaleFocus part of the Governmental Mission to London, UK

Between the 17th and 19th of March ScaleFocus participated in the British-Bulgarian Business forum in London, organized by the UK department of Trade and Investment, which featured over 60 business representatives from both countries. ScaleFocus joined the business delegation headed by the Bulgarian President, Mr. Rosen Plevneliev. At the opening of the forum in London, …

ScaleFocus became a member of the German-Bulgarian Chamber of Industry and Commerce

On the 14th of March ScaleFocus officially joined the German-Bulgarian Chamber of Industry and Commerce. The company was voted to become a member of the organization at the March session of the Board of the Chamber.

ScaleFocus mentors the young talents in WEBLOZ 2014

Create and compete! ScaleFocus, together with “Technology for the Young” foundation and Loznica Municipality, organizes the national WEBLOZ competition 2014 for web development that gives to the young talent from 5th to 12th grade the opportunity to present contemporary web projects and share their ideas.

The Bulgarian and U.S. business celebrate together the 3rd of March – ScaleFocus proud to support the event

The Bulgarian and U.S. business and culture bridged in Washington, D.C. to celebrate Bulgaria’s National Holiday – 3rd of March. The event was organized by the Bulgarian Ambassador in Washington H.E. Elena Poptodorova. ScaleFocus was proud to support the event.

IT Project of the Year 2013 – ScaleFocus with two projects awarded

Two client solutions developed by ScaleFocus – one for the leading Bulgarian insurance company DZI and one for the innovative start-up ScoreTwice, were awarded at the “IT Project of the Year 2013” competition. This was the 10th annual edition, traditionally organized by Computerworld magazine.

Business Analysis in SOA Integration Projects

IIBA Bulgaria held a traditional IT seminar with the support of several software companies, ScaleFocus being one of the main contributors. The focus of the event was on the business analysis practices in IT companies’ projects. The essentials discussed covered the growing importance of business analysis and its applicability in the IT sector.

ОБЯВА ЗА ПРОВЕЖДАНЕ НА ПРОЦЕДУРА ЗА ОПРЕДЕЛЯНЕ НА ИЗПЪЛНИТЕЛИ

ОБЯВА ЗА ПРОВЕЖДАНЕ НА ПРОЦЕДУРА ЗА ОПРЕДЕЛЯНЕ НА ИЗПЪЛНИТЕЛИ На основание чл. 11, ал. 1 и съгласно чл. 7, т. 1 от Постановление № 69 на Министерския съвет от 11 март 2013 г., и с оглед необходимостта от извършване на доставки хардуерно оборудване и специализиран софтуер във връзка с изпълнение на проекта „FOCUS Deployer“ по …

ScaleFocus awarded by the German-Bulgarian Chamber of Commerce

On the 30th of January the German-Bulgarian Chamber of Commerce awarded the companies that have significant contribution to the development of the Bulgarian Economy in 2013. ScaleFocus ranked second in the Small and Medium Enterprises category. The company was awarded for its outstanding contribution to the German-Bulgarian commercial relations, investments, technological innovations and solutions.

Bulgaria’s Opportunities and Challenges in the SSC and BPO Sector – ScaleFocus Shares Insights

A half-day forum organized by the Bulgarian Outsourcing Association (BOA) and ACCA focused on important aspects of Bulgaria’s potential in the BPO and ITO sectors. The participants outlined as key factors – culture, education, innovation, proper training, governmental support, strong business development and European policies.

ScaleFocus expands internationally – London office

ScaleFocus has opened its first international office in London, United Kingdom. The location is mainly chosen due to the starting projects the company has with UK-based businesses and ScaleFocus’ ambition to grow globally.

The sixth partnership in one year – TIBCO Consulting Partner

ScaleFocus achieved company’s sixth partnership with a leading, world-class vendor – TIBCO, becoming TIBCO Consulting Partner. Thus, adding a new one to the established relationships with IBM, Microsoft, VMware, Citrix and Veeam.

ScaleFocus recognized for quality operations

As of 24th of September 2013 ScaleFocus is officially recognized for having high-quality operations business. Obtaining the ISO 9001 certification is the first step in the recognition process. ScaleFocus’ ISO 9001 is for quality management systems in the areas of Analysis, Consultancy, Design, Development, Testing, Implementation, Training and Support of software products and information systems.

ScaleFocus Supports Your Career in Bulgaria

ScaleFocus supports Bulgarian talent! As a fast-developing and open-minded company we are welcoming ambitious and bright professionals. ScaleFocus is growing and hungry for new talent. Being a consultancy and solution development company, acquisition of brilliant people and their retention is of utmost importance for us. Happy to meet you @ Inter Expo Center, Sofia – September …

New trends in startup companies

After an exhilarating and insightful visit at the startup conference LeWeb London 2013, ScaleFocus’ CTO Viktor Bilyanski shares insight and forecasts for the startup world. The first forecast is for the boosting of the so-called New Sharing Economy, shaped by the sharing movement: Airbnb, ETSY, ZipCar, TaskRabbit, etc. It is redefining the ways goods and …

Customer Analytics: increased sales by 180%

Software for statistical analysis “recognizes” what customers want and increases the sales for companies in the financial sector. IBM and ScaleFocus presented the solution – SPSS Modeler, at the 15th Financial IT Forum in Bulgaria. At ING Poland, for example, after its implementation, the sales generated by direct marketing initiatives have increased by 180%. Also, …

ScaleFocus embraces Microsoft’s Imagine Cup and the Bulgarian Innovation Spirit

ScaleFocus helps young Bulgarian entrepreneurs by joining Microsoft’s Imagine Cup as sponsor and mentor. Imagine Cup is the biggest student technological competition in the world. Through Imagine Cup Microsoft helps students to use their imagination and passion to create a technology solution. The local Bulgarian competition for 2013 was a record-braking one with over 25 …

ScaleFocus joins Bulgarian Outsourcing Association

ScaleFocus joins the professional and enthusiastic family of the Bulgarian Outsourcing Association (BOA). The main mission of our BOA membership is to enhance Bulgaria’s world-wide image as a prominent outsourcing destination through the joint efforts of the leaders of the Bulgarian IT industry.

Mobile vision shared at European Wealth Management Forum

ScaleFocus shared company’s mobile vision at the 11th annual Shorex Wealth Management event in Geneva. Viktor Bilyanski, our CTO, gave an insight on how to outperform in the financial world, by implementing successful mobile strategies. The presentation generated high interest among attendees, mainly discussing the business implementation of mobile solutions and applications.

Inspired by IBM SmarterFuture FORUM 2012

ScaleFocus took part at the IBM SmarterFuture FORUM 2012 as a sponsor and lecturer in one of the panel afternoon sessions. Our DB guru, Krum Daskalov – BI and ETL Practice Lead at the company had a presentation on Netezza, IBM’s appliance for Smarter Analytics.

ScaleFocus @ IBM SmarterFuture FORUM 2012

As IBM Premier Business Partner ScaleFocus stays up-to-date with IBM latest technologies. Our team at IBM SmarterFuture FORUM 2012 will be at your disposal for any questions and inquiries. During the afternoon panel sessions come at our presentation on Netezza – The Simple Data Warehouse Appliance for Serious Analytics.

ScaleFocus @ IT Career Days 2012

ScaleFocus is rapidly growing and always hungry for talent. Our representatives will be waiting for you at IT Career Days 2012 – look around for our corner. Ask for open positions and how you can develop professionally at ScaleFocus. Come and say ‘Hi’ – we want to meet you in person!

ScaleFocus @ TUCON 2012

ScaleFocus is attending TUCON 2012, TIBCO’s most prominent event! Meet us on September 24-27 @ Las Vegas!

ScaleFocus moves to a new office

ScaleFocus moved to a more spacious and modern office. The new location is at Galaxy Trade Center. Building’s infrastructure satisfies the requirements, imposed by company’s generic and M&A growth.

ScaleFocus with niche IBM specializations

ScaleFocus obtained some niche specializations within IBM portfolio – SPSS, Netezza and InfoSphere. The company has particular interest in mentioned technologies, based on employees’ accumulated expertise.

Four new authorizations

Partnering with leading IT vendors is key to success. In a month timeframe, ScaleFocus succeeded in expanding company’s partnership base, by becoming IBM Premier Business Partner, vmWare Professional Partner, Microsoft Silver Partner and Authorized Citrix Service Provider.