100.000 Visitors per Second? The story behind a Startup in the Cave of Lions

Written by Sergei Terekhov | Monday, 14 December 2015 |

The story began as a quite typical project - a customer wished an e-commerce system based on Magento. 
The customer is a startup company from Berlin. 
Their product - quite innovative, cacao mixed with guarana resulting in a caffeine-like effect. 
The web shop - a modernly designed, responsive e-commerce system with some fancy features.

So all together it was a quite simple and straightforward project from the technical point of view. Until one day the customer came with a request to prepare the system for a very special event. He has gotten a chance to pitch his business idea in a toc show “Die Höle der Löwen” (the Cave of Lions) on the prime german tv-channel in the best broadcasting time. The show is built up around 5 investors (aka Lions) selecting startups worth of an investment. Each startup has a couple of minutes to pitch their idea and a few more to answer questions. If the investors find him worth investing money, they will make a proposal. It total a startup is exposed for around 15 minutes.

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The Internet of things has been extended, or "Ok Barmen"

Written by Sergei Terekhov | Friday, 04 December 2015 |

The Internet of things is daily updated with a variety of new products. Undoubtedly, the important feature of the Internet of Things is that it is formed today, right now, opening up infinite possibilities for tehnocreativity. Many people have not had time to get used to multicooker, which prepares according to timetable, and its developers have presented us a surprise as a kitchen management tool accomplishing the kitchen control through the mobile application.

Inspired by such know-how, we developed another machine that is already today good completed our previous invention - kicker.

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UX evenings at Intexsoft

Written by Valentina Zhuk | Monday, 27 July 2015 |

Many people talk about usability (UX). However, this term is often used for selfish marketing purposes. Experts in the usability field dedicate all their time to this issue. They will tell you that usability does not mean the change of the button color from red to blue because it looks more beautiful. Usability is a deep understanding of the subject domain, on the one hand, and knowledge of users behavior and desires, on the other. We must not only make a perfect appearance as to make it convenient for use and meet users´ needs. To convert the user into the follower or even better into the system fan.

How to achieve such usability?

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“Usability” or make things comfortable

Written by Valentina Zhuk | Thursday, 14 May 2015 |

In order to introduce the future IT-specialists to the Usability problematics, the Deputy Director for the Business Development of the IT company “Intexsoft” in Grodno, Eugen Shashkou, has added a Usability theme to the educational unit "Business Analysis in IT", which he provide to the students of the speicalisation "Information Ressources Management" of the Grodno State University.

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Interview With CEO Oleg Myaskovsky

Written by Sergei Terekhov | Friday, 16 January 2015 |

A couple of weeks ago I had a great opportunity to ask a some questions to our CEO and just a good man Oleg Myaskovsky.

What events on your opinion did have the greatest impact on the Belarusian IT market in 2014?

If we talk about custom software development, there is a great impact from overall downturn of regional and primarily Russian economics. The sanctions against Russia adversely affected the situation. A lot of companies working on this market experienced certain difficulties. It was easier for those doing business in a number of countries. Happily we are one of them. On the other hand the Hi-Tech Park expanded the list of residents’ activities with hardware development, QA, IT consulting, etc. I foresee there some opportunities for Belarusian companies.

What success did IntexSoft achieve in 2014?

We significantly expanded our industry expertise. By joint efforts we were able to enter the financial industry and started implementation of a solid Big Data/BI project. A rich experience was accumulated in the development of corporate web portals, UI / UX design and prototyping. Also we managed to enter the Baltic and Nordic markets.

What technological trends can you note?

Regarding the development of server-side enterprise systems ...

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