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Belarus home of the best programmer in the world
Posted on August 5th, 2014 Diana

Belarus is home country to the winner of one of the biggest, international programming competitions. The Belarusian programmer won among 3890 contenders from 72 countries in the Yandex.Algorithm challenge, hosted by Codeforces. Winners are chosen based on personal score and compete for their countries and institutions, with only 25 of the best programmers reaching the final stage of the competition. This is the first time Belarus came out on top against traditional programming giants such as Russia and China.

During the 2014 Yandex.Algorithm challenge Belarus ranked as the number one country ahead of Russia, China, Japan and Poland. The reason behind the country’s success is the winner of the challenge: the current record-holder is a Belarusian programmer, Gennady Korotkevich, nicknamed “tourist,” who studies at the St. Petersburg University of Information Technology, Mechanics and Optics. He ranked first among almost 4,000 rivals from around the world. Thanks to Korotkevich and other Belarusian entrants, Belarus ranked as the number one programming country. Altogether the challenge had 161 Belarusian entries, with 4 Belarusians ranking in the Top 50. In comparison, only one programmer from the United States and none from India ranked in the Top 50.

The competition was hosted by Codeforces, an organization that is becoming one of the leading organizations for competitive programming. It is becoming as prominent in the world of competitive programming as TopCoder.com, a US-based organization that organizes the global TopCoder Challenge. Codeforces increasing popularity is evident by the number of entrants – it lists many more participants than the TopCoder challenge (although TopCoder bases ranks only on active accounts from the last 180 days).

The Yandex.Algorithm challenge is an open competition where some challenges are written by employees from Yandex, the biggest search engine in Russia. The competition features two qualification rounds, two online rounds, and a final onsite round. Programmers are ranked based on personal achievements, but can also participate on behalf of their respective countries, universities and organizations. Out of all Belarusian universities, Belarusian State University ranks highest (28th), competing with other universities and companies like Yandex (4th), Google (6th) and Facebook (11th).

Sources:
dev.by (Russian)


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Intetics President speaks about geopolitical crises impacts on IT outsourcing, discusses Ukraine
Posted on July 25th, 2014 Diana

On Thursday, July 17, 2014, Intetics President and Founder Boris Kontsevoi spoke about impacts of geopolitical crises on global business at DePaul University during the IAOP Chicago Chapter meeting. The presentation compared the current situation in Ukraine to other geopolitical events worldwide and discussed its potential impacts, risks and opportunities.

In the face of the current conflict in Eastern Ukraine, global business leaders are returning to discussions about managing global operations during geopolitical crises. Geopolitical risks arise often and global companies need to develop solid risk management plans to mitigate potential loss. Boris’s presentation raised several comparisons with previous geopolitical crises, discussed the geopolitics of the Internet, as well as impacts of geopolitical conflicts on several economies, including Ukraine. After a brief overview of the recent events in Ukraine, he explained the potential risks companies may be facing, but also discussed some future opportunities.

The presentation suggested a few strategies towards managing geopolitical crises, as well as reviewed business objectives when outsourcing. When companies outsource they do not do business with the country, rather, they do business with another company – their chosen provider. This fact was something that seemed particularly relevant as Boris analyzed impact of Indian geopolitical problems on their IT outsourcing industry, as well as the rising stock prices of leading outsourcing providers in Ukraine.

The IAOP Chicago Chapter meeting was focused on discussing geopolitical instability and outsourcing management. The meeting also featured a panel discussion about Ukraine and introduced best practices for writing outsourcing agreements.

Prior to the crisis, the IT industry sector in Ukraine was growing at a 25% rate. Ukraine has over 30,000 ICT graduates annually and is the 4th country with the largest number of certified IT professionals. The new Ukrainian government has expressed its commitment to improving the IT industry in the future. The global community has also taken steps towards protecting the Ukraine IT sector, with initiatives such as Tech4Ukraine. In his presentation, Boris seemed confident that the industry will recover if the conflict is resolved soon.



You can view Boris’s presentation below or download it here.





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New taxi tip prediction map can change the way we take cabs
Posted on July 22nd, 2014 Diana

Geographic data visualization of passenger tipping behavior could be the next big thing for taxi cab servicesWouldn’t taxi drivers love to know the tip to expect before a taxi passenger gets in?

At the ESRI User Conference last week, members of the InteticsGIS team and SUNY Stony Brook University unveiled a map capable of doing exactly that: predict the amount of tips passengers will leave for taxi drivers. Based on 170 million taxi tip records collected in New York City in 2013, the goal of the researchers was to use this data to predict taxi tipping behavior and use GIS tools to visualize the results. The map received enormous positive feedback throughout the conference. And no wonder. It could change the way we take cabs, but it can also change how we work towards data visualization.

ESRI User Conference is the largest conference for GIS users in the world. This year, InteticsGeo in collaboration with Stony Brook University presented the results of their work that visually shows the distribution and amount of taxi tips in New York City based on ZIP-code. The resulting product includes features such as a geographic visualization of the number of generous tippers by ZIP-code, a map that correlates generous tipping and mean family income, as well as a map exploring the popularity of a particular location by looking at number of trips vs. tip generosity. The map can be used to predict the tips expected based on location and visually organizes the results.

Intetics taxi tip map receives great feedback at ESRI Conference 2014Among a lot of positive feedback, the map received a mention from ESRI CEO Jack Dangermond. The map was displayed in the Gallery of the ESRI conference, where many people complimented the map and investigated it with interest. Many wondered if this is something already in use by taxi companies, while others commended the clarity and simplicity of the layout. Others were interested in the technical aspect of the map, such as how the 3D columns were created and which regression tools were used and how they were incorporated with ESRI’s ArcGIS.

This map is a step in the right direction for collaboration between data scientists and GIS analysts. While both use different technologies, there are many opportunities for effective cooperation. This map combined both data and visual elements with success, and it is living proof that integrating these technologies can lead to relevant and valuable products in the future.


For more information about the map or the development process, please don’t hesitate to contact us or follow InteticsGeo on Twitter and LinkedIn.


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Intetics president opens up about new ways to acquire technology resources
Posted on June 26th, 2014 Diana

Chicago, IL – Intetics President and Founder Boris Kontsevoi is the focus of Intetics’ new corporate video released on June 25th, 2014. The new video explains the main benefits of acquiring external resources for technology innovation and software application development.

“Intetics is a company that actually does technology,” opens Kontsevoi in an interview with Awarely (then CEO Intronet) crew. “We are in the middle of every modern technology in the market.” The video explains how Intetics sets-up teams for software development projects such as mobile application development, while showing footage from Intetics development offices and parts of the development process.

The video was completed in partnership with Awarely, a membership-only organization showcasing ‘companies worth watching’. The new video clarifies the benefits of IT outsourcing and remote teams, explaining that companies that do not have the right resources to develop new technologies do not have to stay behind in the dust – Intetics can provide the exact software development resources to match their needs.

“We are proud of bulding teams where our clients can utilize the most profficient specialists,” Kontsevoi concludes the interview. “It’s not only about having the necessary resources, but having the best available resources for your technological needs.”

You can read and watch Boris Kontsevoi’s entire interview on IT outsourcing and technology here and watch the corporate video below.





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Intetics Among Best Outsourcing Companies in the World for 8 Consecutive Years
Posted on June 5th, 2014 Diana

Intetics in the Global Outsourcing 100: list of best outsourcing companies in the worldJune 5th, 2014 – Intetics is pleased to announce its eighth consecutive inclusion in The Global Outsourcing 100 list compiled annually by the International Association of Outsourcing Professionals (IAOP). The list includes the best companies in the industry and serves as a helpful guide in choosing an outsourcing partner.

The Global Outsourcing 100 is an opt-in independent assessment of the capabilities of outsourcing service providers and advisors. “IAOP is continuously striving to make The Global Outsourcing 100 list an important resource tool in the outsourcing decision-making process,” said Michael Corbett, IAOP Chairman. “With developing economies expected to see high growth and the global economy accelerating in 2014, choosing the right outsourcing partners will be more important than ever.”

Intetics ranked among the top Rising Stars in 2014 and was listed in ten additional sub lists. Its 81st rank was achieved mainly due to its balanced performance in all four criteria considered: size and growth, customer references, organizational competencies, and management capabilities. Commenting on the results, Intetics President and Founder Boris Kontsevoi said: “The fact that we’ve been on the list of the top 100 outsourcing companies for eight consecutive years is a remarkable demonstration of our commitment to excellence and quality service.”

Intetics was also named in a number of Best 10 and Best 20 sub-lists, including:

  • Best 20 Companies in the Services Industry
  • Best 10 Rising Stars in:
  • No. of Centers Worldwide
  • Employees in Eastern Europe
  • United Kingdom
  • Industry-Specific Services
  • Research & Development Services
    • Best 20 Rising Stars in:
  • Technology (Hardware & Software) Industry
  • Information/Communication Technology Services
  • Western Europe
  • United States


  • Companies apply for inclusion on the lists by completing an online application. Applications are then judged by an independent seven-person panel of experienced outsourcing buyers and the resulting list is separated based on company size. The 2014 panel was led by IAOP chief advisor of thought leadership, IAOP, Jagdish Dalal, COP and president of JDalal Associates, LLC. “Each year the competition to be named to The Global Outsourcing 100 list continues to reach higher levels,” said Dalal. “Given the strong competition, getting named to these lists is a great recognition.”

    The full list can be viewed on the IAOP website. Relative rankings, selection process details, and company strengths are featured in a special advertising feature, produced by IAOP, in the June 16, 2014 Fortune 500 issue of FORTUNE® magazine.


    About Intetics
    INTETICS CO. is a leading global sourcing company focused on establishing and operating remote dedicated teams for application development, systems integration, engineering, data processing and back office support. Based on its unique, proprietary business model of Remote In-Sourcing®, Intetics has successfully served as the technology partner for over 200 firms worldwide from variety of industries like Finance, Insurance, Education, Automotive, Hi-Tech, Logistics, Telecom and others, helping them solve their business challenges with minimal effort and maximum efficiency. Intetics is ISO 9001 (Quality) and ISO 27001 (Security) certified and Microsoft and Oracle Gold Partner. The company’s innovation and growth achievements are reflected in winning prestigious Deloitte Technology Fast 50, Inc 500, CRN 100, Software 500 and European IT Excellence awards and inclusion into the Top 100 Global Emerging Service Providers and Top 100 Global Outsourcing Companies lists. You can find more information at www.intetics.com


    About The Global Outsourcing 100®
    The Global Outsourcing 100 and its sub-lists are essential references for companies seeking new and expanded relationships with the best companies in the industry. The lists include companies from around the world that provide the full spectrum of outsourcing services — not just information technology and business process outsourcing, but also facility services, real estate and capital asset management, manufacturing and logistics. They include not only today’s leaders, but tomorrow’s rising stars.


    About IAOP®
    The International Association of Outsourcing Professionals® (IAOP®) is the global, standard-setting association and advocate for outsourcing professionals and the organizations they support. With more than 120,000 members and affiliates worldwide, IAOP helps companies increase their outsourcing success rate, improve their outsourcing ROI, and expand the opportunities for outsourcing across their businesses. To learn more, visit http://www.IAOP.org.


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    Intetics to Speak about Data Security in Outsourcing
    Posted on June 5th, 2014 Diana

    On Wednesday, June 11th 2014, Boris Kontsevoi, Intetics President and CEO, and Bernard Weber current Executive Director of Intetics GmbH, will speak about Data Security in Outsourcing Partnerships. The event is part of the Breakfast Club seminar series organized and offered by the National Outsourcing Association (NOA).

    The event will cover topics such as latest data security regulations, importance of due diligence, important risk assessments, and risks when offshoring data. Boris and Bernard will describe their experience dealing with data security in outsourcing partnerships, what data security hurdles they have overcome, and how the Remote In-sourcing model has helped avoid risk. The presentation will be made available on the Intetics website after the event.

    The Breakfast Club on Data Security is organized by the NOA and is open to all NOA members. The event will take place on Wednesday June 11th 2014 between 8.30am and 10.30am at TLT LLP, 20 Gresham Street, London, EC2V 7JE. For more information please visit the NOA website or contact us.


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    Intetics at Inc Magazine’s Growco Conference 2014
    Posted on May 14th, 2014 Diana

    Intetics is excited to attend the upcoming Growco conference taking place May 20th-22nd 2014 in Omni Nashville Hotel in Nashville, Tennessee. The event, organized by Inc. Magazine, is a three-day conference for entrepreneurs and business leaders who want to achieve sizable growth within their organization.

    The event will feature an impressive line-up of speakers and provides industry insights and resources to help boost company growth. The program includes general sessions, one-on-one conversations with successful entrepreneurs, panel discussions, real problem solving sessions and workshops.

    The conference is organized by Inc. magazine, a monthly publication focused on growing companies. The magazine publishes an annual list of the fastest growing private companies in the US called “Inc 500|5000”. Intetics has been included in Inc 5000 for the past six years, among only 800 companies who have achieved the same honor. In 2013 Intetics also became Inc 5000 Honoree, for receiving the recognition for over 5 years in a row.

    Intetics’ Business Development manager Aksana Navumenka will attend the conference next week. To meet Aksana at the event or to find out more about how Intetics can help make your software more efficient, contact us or follow Intetics on Twitter and LinkedIn.


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    New Mobile Travel App to Guide Visitors during 2014 Ice Hockey World Championship
    Posted on April 24th, 2014 Diana

    Mobile App for Travel guide for Ice Hockey World Championship 2014 in Minsk, BelarusIntetics Co released a new mobile app to help travelers explore Belarus and the hosting city Minsk during the Ice Hockey World Championship 2014 going on May 9th – May 25th. The app FanTravel 2014IIHF is a comprehensive travel guide that contains information about the Championship as well as tips for an enjoyable stay in Belarus. The app is free and available for download on Android, Windows, and iOS.

    The mobile app is a free all-inclusive travel guide designed to meet the needs of tourists traveling to Belarus for the 2014 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship in May. The application contains an exhaustive amount of information that includes Ice Hockey Championship schedule, ice arena information, and travel tips for Belarus and Minsk – the capital and the hosting city of Ice Hockey Championship 2014. Using an interactive design and beautiful photos it highlights the best of Belarus with latest information on famous places, hotels, museums, restaurants, bars and attractions.

    FanTravel 2014IIHF is the second release of the FanTravel app. The first installment was FanTravel Euro 2012, a travel guide that helped fans explore Ukraine and Poland during Euro 2012.

    FanTravel 2014IIHF will be continually updated throughout the Championship to reflect latest finds such as best cocktails, best meal under $10, best beer deals etc. Download the app on your mobile devices and stay tuned for more updates via Twitter and Facebook.

    Intetics team wishes you a great time in Belarus!


    Download the mobile app for:
    Android
    Windows
    iOS


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    Belarus Chosen among Offshoring Destinations of the Year
    Posted on April 23rd, 2014 Diana

    EOA European Outsourcing Association Awards shortlistRepublic of Belarus is selected as one of the Offshoring Destinations of the Year in a shortlist announcement of country nominees by the European Outsourcing Association (EOA) as part the EOA Awards. The Awards recognize best practices in outsourcing by companies, individuals and countries.

    Republic of Belarus is among the best offshoring destinations of the year 2014. It was chosen among a record number of nominations. The shortlist represents the countries that demonstrated excellent outsourcing strategy and results. By joining the shortlist the Belarus outsourcing industry has been recognized for its vision, differentiation, growth, investment, best practices and contribution to the development of the industry. The official winner will be announced in London on July 10th.


    For more information on the Belarus IT industry download this brochure.



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    Intetics Project is one of the Best Outsourcing Projects of the Year
    Posted on April 23rd, 2014 Diana

    EOA European Outsourcing Association Awards shortlistIntetics Co. is pleased to announce that it has been shortlisted for European IT Outsourcing Project of the Year as part of the European Outsourcing Association Awards (EOAA). In its fifth year in 2014, the Awards recognize the best European outsourcing organizations and individuals that have demonstrated best-practice in outsourcing. The winner, representing the best of the best, will be announced in London on July 10th.

    Intetics’ project with Desk-Net GmbH was shortlisted as one of the best projects for European IT Outsourcing Project of the Year after a rigorous review and despite a record number of entries. The shortlist represents projects that excelled in their strategy, partnership approach, benefits, governance, and innovation.

    The CEO of the NOA, Kerry Hallard, said: “Once again the EOA Awards has seen a record-breaking year for submissions, featuring a host of best-practice examples from across the European outsourcing industry. I am delighted to see such variety and detail within this year’s entries, which goes to show the level of talent and professionalism that exists within our industry.” Intetics is very proud of this achievement and is looking forward to the final announcement in July.


    Stay tuned for more information by following us on Twitter or LinkedIn.


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