Patrick Labud and Marco Ravicini have seen many IT trends come and go over the course of their careers. In this interview, the co-authors of bbv’s Technica Radar tell us, among other things, why they favour ethical software development over the metaverse, where energy could be saved and which IT topic should take centre stage in every company.
Technica Radar: These are the key IT trends for Swiss SMEs in 2023
Which IT technologies and trends should Swiss SMEs focus on? And which tools should be investigated? bbv’s Technica Radar provides the answer. It visualises the trends for IT decision-makers and software developers specifically for Switzerland.
Develop software yourself or buy it off the shelf– is this question still justified?
Regardless of how unusual customer requests and visions are: Software can be developed and used today in such a way that it suits everywhere. There are many solutions. But the question remains: “Should software be developed individually or does a standard solution suit the company’s business processes?” This question is derived from the strategy, says bbv expert Michael Maurer as he explains the advantages and disadvantages of both options.
Software based on modular design
Low-code and no-code platforms allow even those not well versed in IT to develop productive business applications. Professional programmers should also make use of the relevant tools to complement rather than replace their work.
“The new location is more than an office”
bbv Greece in Thessaloniki is moving to new offices. Not only will this move provide optimum working conditions in a modern environment, it will also mean that bbv is ideally positioned to attract new talent. Customers also stand to gain from the new premises.
Digital relaunch with an individual software
The breathtaking mountain world of Pilatus is just a few clicks away: The new group reservation system of PILATUS-BAHNEN AG impresses with a clear user experience design and a future-oriented architecture.
Internet of Things: Recognising the opportunities of the IoT
The Internet of Things (IoT) is a prime example of an interdisciplinary domain, where the proper mix of experience, process and mindset is much more than a sum of individual parts.
The history of bbv
From small Luzerne-based software house with three employees to internationally operating company: bbv’s timeline shows the eventful history over 25 years of Making Visions Work in short anecdotes.