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Martin Meier

Five Indicators When you Should Replace your Website

Today, your company’s website is most probably your most important communications and/or sales channel. No wonder that you care much about this piece of technology. But when is the right time for your company to think about a redesign of the current setup? Here’s a list of five indicators that might signal you to take some action.

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Tatjana Nebel

Competitive Intelligence – Real-time Market Research

If a business is to stay one step ahead of its rivals, it needs to keep very close tabs on them. Datacrawler and SaaS solutions like “Boomerang Commerce” make it easier for companies to harvest and process information about their competitors. These data lets retailers, for example, compare its prices, product segments and special offers with those of its nearest rivals, and thereby sharpen their competitive edge.

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Tatjana Nebel

Augmented Reality – Shopping at Home

Augmented reality (AR) is the latest industry buzzword. Thanks to this technology, customers can now use their smartphone to scan a product they like in a catalogue and see what it looks like in real life. Back in 2013 Ikea launched an app (2016 catalogue for iOS and Android) which lets users visualise how different pieces of furniture would like in their own home. In other words, a handy new way for shoppers to try before they buy.

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Tatjana Nebel

Social Shopping – The Latest E-Commerce Trend

Experts have long preached that businesses need to connect to new audiences wherever they are. Initially, attention turned to the internet, then to mobile devices. But it seems that there is a more obvious route: social media.

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Odoo Tested by Qoqa – Salon Ecom 2016

This conference is presented by Luc Maurer (Camptocamp SA), who explains the advantages of the open ERP “Odoo”, and by Pascal Meyer (QoQa Services SA), who vividly demonstrates the importance of finding a good integrator. At Liip, we integrated this ERP in our work with Swiss Post.

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Tatjana Nebel

Recruiting in the E-Commerce Sector – Interview with Siroop

One year ago, Judith Oldekop took over the reins of siroop’s HR department. siroop – a joint venture between Swisscom and the Swiss retail chain Coop – wants to become the most popular and relevant online market place in Switzerland for retailers big and small. To achieve this ambitious goal, the platform is developing at breakneck speed.

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Tatjana Nebel

Omni Channelling – Anytime, Anywhere, Any Channel

Omni channelling is the art of providing customers with a first-rate shopping experience, no matter when, no matter where. This means making sure that they can consult and buy the product they want across a variety of channels (online store, social shopping etc.) , 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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Tatjana Nebel

How Bots are Set to Change Consumer Behaviour

Bots are intelligent systems which are capable of performing automated tasks on behalf of a shop or customer. They are frequently used in chat programmes and react to predefined triggers.

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Anna Rontojannis

Swiss banks need to change their culture

Fintech is booming. Technology companies are taking over markets that were once the exclusive domain of established financial institutions. In order to keep pace with these changes, banks need to welcome IT as part of their core business.

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Anna Rontojannis

Wearables – The Next Revolutionis in Health Care?

IT systems are omnipresent and come in all shapes and sizes: smartphones, wearables, RFID chips not to mention a whole host of applications we use every day, which collect and transmit data. How can health care providers harness the full potential of this technology?

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Nadia Fischer

Let’s build the Life Sciences Hub of Europe

Lift Basel, taking place from 29-30 October 2015, the not-to-be-missed conference connecting Life Sciences and Technology, had one clear message: It is time to innovate and think differently for all stakeholders in order to address the future of health.

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Patricia Herren

"We don't expect the same level of hype that surrounded the launch of the iPhone"

Is there a market for Swiss-made wearable apps? Specialists from web agency Liip share their thoughts and give their assessment of the wearables market since the launch of the Apple Watch.

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Daniel Graf

Nothing to fear from Facebook democracy

Hoping to launch a popular initiative, Amnesty International has chosen, for the first time, to collect signatures online.

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Andreas Amsler

Open Public Service Innovation

Open methods, interoperability and data reusability are the main building blocks when developing user-friendly web and mobile applications. The public sector has yet to harness its huge open innovation potential.

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Urs Honegger

A constantly evolving identity

An internet company was looking to showcase its great flexibility and ability to move with the times. Alain Leclerc von Bonin came up with a fitting corporate design that can evolve with the company.

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Nicolas Dougoud

Beacons: revolutionising business and trade

Localisation. An increasing number of major distributors are embracing these tiny wireless sensors. Beacons let them communicate with their customers and harvest valuable information. Despite its limitations, beacon technology has a bright future ahead.

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Benoît Pointet

What do table tennis and a tomato have in common?

Pomodoro is the Italian word for tomato but it is also a time management technique developed by Francesco Cirillo in the 1980s. The name comes from the kitchen timer used by Cirillo during his initial experiments.

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Andreas Amsler

Making open government data retrievable and usable

opendata.admin.ch, the pilot portal for Swiss open government data went live in mid-September 2013. The project allows the authorities involved to acquire practical, first-hand experience of publishing data online and making it usable. So far, seven federal offices and the canton of Zurich have availed themselves of this opportunity.

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Christian Stocker

Agile is always our first choice when it comes to project management and development

Christian Stocker explains how agile development and company structures influence each other. He believes that traditional company hierarchies are incompatible with agile software development.

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Gerhard Andrey

What is agile development?

Agile describes various methods of managing software development projects, especially complex ones, in a flexible and pragmatic way. These methods are highly streamlined but demand a great deal from all involved like questioning old habits and thinking beyond traditional hierarchical structures.

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Gerhard Andrey

"Top of Europe" with Scrum

Nothing works if you use the wrong software. This also applies to the Jungfrau Railways. This is why its new tourism website for the entire Interlaken was built using lean, agile methods.

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Philipp Egli

Applications for all kinds of mobile platforms

The rising use of smartphones for business purposes has created a whole set of new challenges. For example, the huge variety of mobile devices makes it difficult to guarantee compliance with company security and central administration guidelines. Providing customers with mobile applications renders an already tricky situation even trickier.

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Society

Simon Erhardt

Traineeships at Liip – A First-Hand Account

I wrote my first programme when I was 12. It was a small website for my class which let us message each other. This was really handy because, at that time, you still had to pay to send text messages from your mobile phone. Since then, programming has become a real passion for me!

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Andreas Amsler

An Open Data Culture

Data has the power to change our world for the better when they let us find answers to our questions or help us resolve problems, for example. Access to data and the right to use them is a privilege.

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Nadia Fischer

“Future Day”: Young Women Teach us a Lesson

When it comes to technology, young women can be as inquisitive, innovative and enthusiastic as their male peers, as long as it is presented to them in a relevant and exciting way. Nadia Fischer recalls her experiences of National Future Day.

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Isabelle Tasset

Liip turns conventional management theory on its head

In 2007 the Swiss web agency began using Scrum, an agile development method that takes its inspiration from the game of rugby. With a flat organisation and high employee empowerment, Liip is growing by 20% a year and continues to notch up one success after the other.

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Sophie Gaitzsch

Companies - paternity leave pioneers

Paid leave for new fathers is an idea that is only now beginning to gain traction among policymakers. Several companies, though, have been quick to seize the initiative.

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Martin Suter

Network management should be a discrimination-free zones

The Swiss Green MP Balthasar Glättli, a vocal advocate of net neutrality, is critical of the lack of awareness in political circles about this issue.

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Christian Walter

Opening the Swiss data silos

Among IT professionals, open data, has been a topic for more than ten years, but politicians needed a bit longer to warm to the idea of open electronic access to government archives. Following the first successes abroad Switzerland too is becoming active.

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Andreas Amsler

Swiss pilot open government data portal set to launch

Five Swiss Federal Offices worked closely with Liip and Itopia to develop an open government data portal which provides free access to machine-readable administrative data. When the portal finally goes lives at the Open Knowledge Conference, it will herald the first step along the way to a truly "Open Swiss Government".

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Matthias Born

At Liip, part-time work is anything but career-limiting

Liip is an employer that is happy to let its employees work part-time. Its team of developers may work in an unconventional way, but they deliver strong results and have even won awards thanks to this approach. A tour of a social business model in action.

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Andreas Amsler

Recognising and reaping the many benefits of open data access

In the early days, the internet was primarily a platform for sharing information. It was only much later that it started being used as platform for interpersonal communication. No matter what the world wide web is used for, data are always involved. But who should be allowed to use these databases which continue to expand at an exponential rate? Open data applications generate a new kind of value-added for citizens and consumers alike.

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Gerhard Andrey

Mobile applications are moving up in the world

Businesses now have to contend with an array of new mobile-related challenges but are often unsure about the right strategy to take. The simple answer is: there is no cookie-cutter solution. However, choosing a development concept that is built on open software can help businesses with any nasty surprises that may crop up.

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Technology

Yves Bertrand

The Wave Model – Scaling Scrum

Liip uses Scrum in its web development activities. According to the Scrum doctrine, every single piece of the product has to be finished before it is released. Easier said than done, as this Product Owner explains.

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Martin Meier

Saving Money with Drupal: Sustainable Investment

Martin Meier gives a 4 th reason why Drupal is the ideal long-term and sustainable investment.

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Martin Meier

Saving Money with Drupal: Efficient Content Management

Martin Meier explains why Drupal is ideal tool to manage content efficiently.

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Martin Meier

Saving Money with Drupal: Flexible and Market-Responsive Development

Martin Meier talks about the advantages of having a huge Drupal-Community, in particular a development process that is flexible and responsive to market trends.

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Martin Meier

Saving Money with Drupal: No Licensing costs

Because Drupal is an open-source CMS, users do not have pay licensing costs. But how does this work in practice?

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Martin Meier

Drupal – Sustainable Investment

Everyone is talking about Drupal, especially Drupal 8 which was released over five months ago. The latest major version of the open-source CMS has been the subject of a great deal of discussion among the Drupal community and the specialist media.

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Simone Isliker

Wordpress Community gather at Wordcamp Switzerland

WordPress is far and away the most popular web software around today. Its greatest asset is its virtual and global WordPress community. Members are set to converge on Zurich’s Technopark on 18 and 19 September for WordCamp Switzerland, the talking shop for all things WordPress.

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Simone Isliker

Scaling the highest heights of digital marketing

Close to 4,000 visitors from the EMEA region attended the 2015 Adobe Summit, which was held on 28 & 29 April at the Excel Centre in the London Docklands. During a packed two days, they were able to find out more about the ingenious solutions the software giant has been working on for its Marketing Cloud.

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Patricia Herren

“We’re able to slash project times by as much as 50%”

Cross-platform native app development often proves to be a well-suited approach, as Patricia Herren, business development project manager with web development agency Liip, and software developer Christoph Ebert explain.

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Lukas Kahwe Smith

Generating medium-specific content

The desktop-to-mobile shift is a trend that is still a long way off from peaking. A number of key parameters have changed since the mobile wave emerged. However, the term "mobile", on closer inspection, is rather too restrictive. Today, it is all about tablets and smartphones, each device outdoing the other on performance, technological advancements and even in terms of the slimline form factor. Yet, there are many, many more devices around that use web technologies, including smart TV sets and certain coffee machines, although the latter are not strictly speaking a mobile device.

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David Buchmann

Open source community: a shot in the arm for content management

It all began with the desire to be able to publish content online without any prior knowledge of HTML. The continuing shift to a browser-based enterprise system is bringing about changes in certain areas of content management systems.

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Christian Stocker

HTML(5) is HTML

The days of needing a desktop computer to access the web are long gone thanks to the emergence of mobile devices, which are now a commonplace feature of everyday life. Web browsers are becoming a cross-system environment and giving traditional operating systems a run for their money. The strength of the web lies in the fact that it is highly standardised, which has allowed it to break free from the confines of the desktop computer. The advent of HTML(5) heralds a similar revolution in the world of mobile devices.

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