Posted in Uncategorized, March 8, 2017
It was our privilege and honor to participate on the evening event hosted by the General Consul where also Mr. Deputy State Secretary for ICT sector and the CEO of Antenna Hungária Zrt. contributed with their forward looking keynotes.
Thank you so much for being invited for this stunning opportunity to meet up with key representatives of ICT companies and other prestigious large enterprises, it was really overwhelming to have a decent chat amidst fine drinks and delicious tapas.
Grape Plc. MWC ’17 Team
This is the third day of the conference – you can see it on the faces, everyone is a bit tired and the enthusiasm of the presenters is worn, but at least there is time to look around the fare and see the smaller companies. Besides them are the non-core mobile business corporations, like Mercedes, who reinvent the word Mobile in MWC, and take mobile to the mobility level. Their presentation of connected cars and self driving buses / trucks is of course amazing, and they put up a real interactive show about the future of personal and public transport. Wandering on we bump into Asian companies we’ve never even heard of – everyone is producing unibody, dual-cam, dual-sim handsets, and to our biggest surprise they don’t look or feel more cheap than a new generation, mid-class HTC phone, and their specs are way beyond. Price tags – of course – are absent, but some sales rep offers us white label devices if we buy them by the thousand. Rugged and dumb-smartphones also attract some spectators, but the true hipster device is the fully custom phones that you can mold to your own style directly from Japan. We’ve also seen a lot of wearable products, that are not meant for the European market – like the danc-o-meter, that gives you the beat based on the music you listen to, and measures you mojo-score on the beat matched steps you make.
Later in the day Ákos Kara, the Secretary of State for Info-communication and Consumer Protection payed us a visit to take a look at the Hungarian stage and share some thoughts on the conference – it was good to see that our decision makers have the time to reach out, and are up-to-date on the market.
As much as yesterday was about walking, today was mostly about talking and networking – in between the fast-paced b2b matchmaking sessions of EEN we took a look at what the midsize-multinationals and local telcos had to offer. Almost every site had a VR section with lots of bystanders and a single suit in a headset, wandering in a virtual landscape reflecting the actual corporate environment preservation policy. Besides VR, IT security was also a hit, secure phones, high security network devices, encrypted site2site infrastructures presented on dashboards that resemble the wildest sci-fi movie scenes – never seen this amount of fraudulent activity on a single graph before. The general concept of this business level is to attract the crowd with non-core business related flashes and let the sharks pick out the prospects.
After the congress, we had been invited to an exclusive event hosted by the Hungarian deputy-state secretary of ICT from the National Development Ministry, which gave us the opportunity to share experience with our peers from the ICT sector. At the end of the day, a day of talking seems no less tiring, than a day of walking.Read more+
Day 1 summary at MWC ’17:
After setting up our booth in the Hungarian corner and listening to a series of interesting keynotes, we ventured into the fortune 500 arena to pick up on the trends of this years’ Mobile World Congress. The sheer amount of input was staggering, but after the first 5 minutes of neon-dizziness, we regained focus, started mapping out the giants’ vision of the future and met some noteworthy eye candies to share:
- Motion Eye, the first phone integrated slow-motion camera was just awesome
- Project-and-touch technologies from multiple vendors – these may not be as fancy as the VR – AR headsets, but they have a lot useful, interactive applications on social level – not to mention they are a lot more audience-friendly
- IoT everywhere – From agriculture through connected cities to the real time connected stadium of the Bayern Munich football team, IoT is optimizing and revolutionizing whole industries
- 5g – everyone is trying to steal the show with cars driven real time via high-speed, ultra-low latency 5g connections – and we have seen all the possible combinations of drivers, cars, remote and local racetracks
The utilization potential of these technologies are endless – and to integrate any of them with the value chain, one would only need an innovative, resourceful partner with the right skillset for custom development. As it happens, we might just have you covered on that… J
According to New IDC Software Tracker Release, Western European software market increased 4.6% year over year in constant currencies during the first half of 2016. On-premise software sales grew 0.9% year over year, while software revenue from public cloud services grew 33.2%. As a share of total software, public cloud services went from 11.6% of software in 1H15 to 14.7% in 1H16.
The software market is highly fragmented and the top 10 vendors control less than half of the total market. Among the top vendors, some fared well in 1H16, while others did less well. Microsoft came in first place, boasting a 13.5% market share in 1H16.
Get to know more about: http://www.idc.com/getdoc.jsp?containerId=prEMEA41981416Read more+
During its annual Connect developer event, Microsoft has announced the opening towards new platforms, consisting of:
- Joining the Linux Foundation as a Platinum Member to better collaborate with the open source community
- Welcoming Google to the independent .NET Foundation
- Working with Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. to enable .NET developers to build apps for more than 50 million Samsung devices worldwide
Get to know more about further announcements: http://news.microsoft.com/2016/11/16/microsoft-contributes-to-open-ecosystem-by-joining-linux-foundation-and-welcoming-google-to-the-net-community/Read more+
Microsoft’s Power BI Business Intelligence solution gets expected new features for October 2016 update.
The developers, working on Microsoft’s Power BI self-service Business Intelligence solution have done a great job again in the month of October. The newest update includes novelties on a large scale, that have been expected for a long time. Grape Solutions Plc’s field expert has compiled a bunch of new and innovative functions to present, about the recent update of the Microsoft Business Intelligence solution.
We hope you will find pleasure in our guidance.
You can also view most of the developments in the form of a video:
The teams of Redmond have made new developments and additions to MS Power BI.
Let us see what those are! Report view:
- There was a development made in the case of the line diagram’s date area. The denotation of the beginning and closing time got included in the visualization bar X-axis view:
- The next Power BI improvement is the previously well-known and frequently used slicer’s capability of affecting the date range. On figures 1-2. it is presented how it can be used as a slider, as well as the beginning and closing date can be selected from the drop-down menu. On figure 3., as a drop-down menu and on figure 4,it is presented how different range functions are available under between.
- The ones working mostly with Desktop BI version, will receive assistance by a service in preview status; the Show Grid and Adjust Objects To Grid options situated under the Viewmenu:
- Enhancement of data labeling There is an option now to label columns vertically, extending the previously horizontal-only labeling as well as providing ability to define the position of the label compared to the diagram.
Analytics 1. Grouping: marking the two European countries (France and Germany), and pushing the right mouse button Introuction of a new legend (groups) and respective label (quadrant, connected at the edges)
In the next step they are displayed together:
(Works well in a field of heavy MS Power BI use, like an HR report. For example, there can be candidates with different experience levels (junior, midlevel, senior), who need to be treated together occasionally.)
- TOP N szűrő It has been long expected, to align according to TOP condition and this has now been delivered. The two fields affecting the type of filtering was extended with a TOP (BOTTOM) N option. It is demonstrated through a graph of car makers and sales figures in our case. At the TOP N position we input the reuired number (10), and just like that, the drill-down is conducted.
Dyagnostics has also developed. On the following acces path, clicking „Copy session diagnostics to clipboard” we receive a substantial amount of information.
This is most of the functionality of the Power BI’s october update.Read more+
Posted in News, December 1, 2016
In this year, OFA Nonprofit Ltd. granted awards for “Responsible Enterpreneur of the Year” for the first time in three different enterprise segments (micro/SME, midmarket and government sector)
Within SME segment, Grape Solutions Plc. was among the 3 enterprises that had been awarded with the highest score, concerning the quality and comprehensiveness of the CSR application submitted.
We would like to express our sincere honor and say thank you for being awarded for our accomplishments in the Corporate Social Responsibility area and also wish to say congratulations to the winners of each categories!
Posted in News, February 19, 2016
Grape Solutions was participating as a speaker at the “Microsoft Future Decoded 2016” conference. Ferenc Csonka, Technical Team Leader of the BI team at Grape Solutions, held an interesting presentation about the facts and future trends of BI & Analytics.Read more+
Posted in News, February 11, 2016
Adacta is a technology services and outsourcing company based in the central and eastern European region (Ljubljana, Slovenia) offering its services to insurers, banks and other financial institutions, telecommunications and information providers as well as pharmacy and food processing industry. The company provides services in consulting, development, implementation, and maintenance support activities for its clients.
Adacta’s AdInsure is a modern Windows based application designed for Easter European insurers with agents out in the field. The system offers modern technology and good functionality at an affordable price. Client reference feedback was particularly strong — highlighting the customer service desktop and configuration capability. Thanks to the application, growth in number of deals in the region is also impressive.Read more+