blue-infinity, l’entreprise qui ne cesse de grandir – Tribune de GenèveMarch 7th, 2014

 

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Featured in the Tribune de Genève, Pierre Aebischer, Managing Partner, talks about blue-infinity’s new premises, its growth and his concern about finding good talent in this sector.

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Le Meilleur du Web 2013December 6th, 2013

 

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Nous sommes très honorés que notre travail pour Vacheron Constantin « Métiers d’Art Florilège » ait été désigné vainqueur de la catégorie « Création » lors de la cérémonie « Le Meilleur du Web 2013 ». Cette soirée avait lieu le 27 novembre à Genève, avec plusieurs membres de l’équipe blue-infinity, dont Marion Stapf (chef de projet), Johan Veyrat et Loïc Sattler (Art Directors), Fabrice Perrin (Head of Digital Marketing), et Pierre Aebischer (Managing Partner).

Dans une interview avec RTS1, Fabrice Perrin a déclaré « tout est dans ce que nous appelons le « customer journey », créer une cohérence et une consistance dans les différents moments où une marque et son client se rencontrent ».

Le jury a commenté le projet ainsi : « Le  site Vacheron Constantin est remarquable à plusieurs égards: il présente une adéquation exemplaire entre l’expérience visuelle, la marque représentée et les produits mis en avant. Il réussit le pari d’allier un style radicalement contemporain au caractère traditionnel de Vacheron Constantin. La finesse du traitement typographique et la qualité des transitions visuelles complètent le côté mémorable du site.” »

Plus de détails sur notre travail ici : http://blog.b-i.com/2013/05/23/vacheron-constantin-florilege-a-victorian-esthetic-translated-into-a-modern-website/

Un b-ig merci à notre client, Vacheron Constantin, pour leur confiance renouvelée depuis de nombreuses années.

 

Voir aussi:

Télé: Le journal du 19.30 video segment

Presse: ICT journal:

 


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L’Agefi interviews Pierre Aebischer on blue-infinity’s expansionNovember 26th, 2013

 

blue-infinity’s new offices will be inaugurated in 2014, with a 900-square-meter newly renovated plateau for our teams.  

L’Agefi interviews Pierre Aebischer, Managing Partner at blue-infinity on the company’s expansion and the future of this sector.

Read the full article in French.

 

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This November – blue-infinity speaking at TechDays 2013November 11th, 2013

 

   

Microsoft TechDays 2013

On the 18th and 19th November 2013, blue-infinity will once again be present at Microsoft’s TechDays event at the Congrès Beaulieu in Lausanne.

This year, blue-inifnity’s  Microsoft experts will be presenting 4 sessions on both Developer and IT Pro days. Read on for more details.

 Register to attend: http://www.microsoft.com/fr-ch/events/techdays/

 

 

 

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Session 1, 10:40 – 11:40

Become a Windows App Store developer in 60 minutes: Windows Store Apps using HTML and JavaScript: 

Synopsis (presentation in French):
Windows 8 réinvente le métier de développeur d’applications grâce à la simplicité d’HTML et Javascript, en permettant de se focaliser sur ce qui fait le succès des applications d’aujourd’hui: votre bonne idée. Venez à cette session pour développer, avec nous, votre première application du Windows Store en HTML et JavaScript. Similaire à la façon dont on peut développer un site web, vous pouvez mettre en pratique toutes vos connaissances actuelles en découvrant les dernières nouveautés de WinJS, Visual Studio 2013 et Windows 8.1. Du design au développement, vous apprendrez comment il est possible en 60 minutes de créer une application pour le store.

 

Session 2, 16:40 – 17:40

Office 365: become an Office 365 developer in 60 minutes with NAPA tools

 Synopsis (presentation in French)
Votre compte développeur Office 365 vous donne accès à un environnement de développement gratuit: Napa. Cet outil en ligne vous permet de développer des applications Office et SharePoint selon le modèle “Cloud App”. Depuis sa sortie en mode “preview”, Napa propose de nombreuses améliorations: de nouveaux modèles d’applications, un meilleur support pour les volets de tâches, une ergonomie améliorée, etc… Passez donc en mode “cloud” et venez découvrir ces nouvelles fonctionnalités tout en développant votre application pour Office 365 en 60 minutes.

 

blue-infinity speakers for both sessions

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Valerie Alonso, Lead Associate 
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Session 3, 10:40 – 11:40

Windows Azure IaaS: montée en charge automatique avec l’AutoScale

Synopsis (presentation in French)
Depuis la disponibilité, cet été, de Windows Azure IaaS et plus récemment encore d’Autoscale et du Load Balancer Probes, il est possible de monter en charge automatique des sites web, services cloud, mobile services et machines virtuelles, et d’ajuster leurs ressources dynamiquement. Ceci permet d’atteindre un rapport cout/performance optimal. Lors de cette session, découvrez, en slides et démos, les améliorations qui permettent d’assurer la disponibilité et la continuité des services sur Windows Azure IaaS.

 

Session 4, 15:20 – 16:20

System Center 2012 R2: System Center 2012 R2 & Windows Intune: BYOD

 Synopsis (presentation in French)
Microsoft propose des solutions de gestion à la fois sur site, avec Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2012, et dans le cloud, avec Windows Intune. Cette évolution des services de gestion de Microsoft répond à vos besoins de manière encore plus efficace avec une harmonisation avancée. Venez assister à cette session afin de découvrir comment gérer la croissance du phénomène BYOD, tout en restant maître d’une infrastructure évoluant vers les concepts “user centric” et ainsi répondre aux enjeux actuels.

 

blue-infinity speakers for both sessions

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Valerie Alonso, Lead Associate
Guillaume Soubielle, Manager, Technology and Infrastructure

 

 


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Devoxx4kids: A day of fun IT programming for childrenOctober 27th, 2013

 

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Together with blue-infinity and IT Training Academy, Devoxx4kids organised their first IT programming atelier for children aged 9-14 in Geneva on Saturday 26th October.

 

 

The goal of Devoxx4Kids is to share the passion of creative computer programming with children through 1/2 day ateliers where they learn to develop computer games and program robots.  Teachers are volunteer IT professionals, and since the very first edition of Devoxx4Kids Belgium in 2012, the initiative has caught on quickly in France, Holland, UK, Denmark  and Canada.

 

THE VERY FIRST SESSION IN SWITZERLAND

The first session in Switzerland was organised together with blue-infinity and the IT Training Academy, at their premises.

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 Xavier Bourgignon, the initiator of the event in Switzerland, and president of the Geneva Java User Group said with a smile “I found the concept particularly interesting as I have three children who do not understand what I do all day…”

 In this first atelier, the children learned how to create cool animations and games using two tools: Scratch et Greenfoot.  The children were paired up for the work and then presented their creations to proud parents at the end of the afternoon.

Both children and their parents are already waiting for the next session to be organised

 

For more information on Devoxx4kids:

Global: http://www.devoxx.com/display/4KIDS/Home

Switzerland: http://devoxx4kids.ch/about/

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blue-infinity a leader in job creation – The ICT Journal Top 100October 17th, 2013

blue-infinity’s strong growth has once again positioned the company at the top of the ICT Journal’s ‘Top 100’ IT companies in Suisse romande.

This year, blue-infinity is ranked as the largest IT services company in the canton of Geneva, with 372 employees – a 17% increase on 2012. blue-infinity is also the 4th largest IT company in Western Switzerland, closely behind Hewlett Packard and IBM.

The scale of blue-infinity’s diversely specialised workforce ensures that we can meet the needs of our clients through the high level of expertise that is vital for the successful delivery of complex, cutting edge projects.

 

The ICT Journal’s ‘Top 100’ of Suisse romande IT Companies can be viewed here. (French)

The strongest gains / results by canton can be seen here. (French)


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ICT Journal interviews Pierre Aebischer on blue-infinity’s expansionMay 28th, 2013

Pierre Aebischer, Managing Partner at blue-infinityPierre Aebischer, Managing Partner at blue-infinity, talks about blue-infinity’s expansion, how User Experience and CRM are contributing to this growth, as well as how CRM on the Cloud is rapidly being adopted by SMEs in the region and even some banks.

The acquisition of Sales Conquest means that blue-infinity now houses complete and pragmatic solutions for clients, comprising of user experience, e-commerce, CRM, digital marketing and social media monitoring.

This expertise, combined with solid development teams have enabled blue-infinity to work with clients to produce cutting-edge solutions not only for consumers, but for after-sales service and management, on desktop, tablet and mobile devices, even linking them to ERP sytems such as SAP.

Read the full article in French here.

 

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Application Girard-Perregaux, JEANRICHARD. Created by blue-infinity

 

 

  


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Vacheron Constantin Florilege. A Victorian esthetic translated into a modern website.May 23rd, 2013

 

WMA`s “The Best 365 Websites Around the World” and FWA’s  “Site of the Day”

 

For SIHH 2013 blue infinity was asked by Vacheron Constantin to highlight three new watch models that are a part of their “Crafts” collections: The Anthology models. These models are exclusively dedicated to women and are inspired by 18th century English botanical illustrations.

In order to communicate the delicate sensibility that inspired this unique collection, blue infinity successfully translated the Victorian aesthetic into a well-designed modern microsite. The driving concept of the site was to leverage on the typography & illustrations of the 18th century botanical theme by creating a digital version of an illustrated book.  Navigational elements such as full scrolling functionality successfully gave users the feel of discovery that one gets from reading an old book. Fluidly animated floral themes highlighted the delicate details that come across in illustrated manuscripts of the time as well as the elegant complexity of the watch line itself.  The product descriptions help users to understand the paintings which were transcribed on the watch dials, informing them of the artistic story behind each watch.

 

The creative solution presented a significant technical challenge in that it was required to deliver a consistent experience with compatibility across multiple platforms, along with a range of browsers and in 10 different languages. The final solution was entirely constructed from HTML 5 and included animated flash back-ups for older browsers.

The result was the multiple award winning Vacheron Constantin-Florilege site created by blue infinity. Among the awards received were “Outstanding Website” from the Web Marketing Association, “Site of the Day” award from Awwwards, and the “Site of the Day” award from the FWA. The site was seen all around the world by thousands of users, designers and other agencies and was also added to the WMA`s book “The Best 365 Websites Around the World” 2013 edition.

blue-infinity could not be more proud of this website and of the talented team that put it together. 

And a b-ig thank you to Vacheron Constantin for giving us the opportunity once again to work on such an exceptional brand.

 

 


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News Flash no.3 BaselworldMay 6th, 2013

 

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 iPad application to connect re-sellers to ERP. Created by blue-infinity.

iPad application to connect re-sellers to ERP. Created by blue-infinity.

 

 

 In order to optimize the flow of information through the supply chain of these two prestigious watchmakers, b-i has developed a connection to the ERP ProConcept, which allows entering of native iPad app commands to track inventory in real time as well as the editing of business reports.

ADDED VALUE:

  • Increased Productivity (elimination of manual entry)
  • Immediate visibility on sales and stocks
  • Availability of managment information

 

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BASELWORLD Newsflash N# 2 – Chopard celebrates 20 years of Happy SportMay 3rd, 2013

 

Chopard's Happy Sport configurator. Created by blue-infinity.

Chopard’s Happy Sport configurator. Created by blue-infinity.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To celebrate 20 years of its cult model Happy Sport, the luxury watch-maker Chopard asked blue-infinity to create a watch configurator. “My Happy Sport” was used on a 65-inch touch screen at BASELWORLD. 

Added value:
- Campaign visibility
- Client engagement via the watch configurator

 
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Baselworld newsflash N# 1 – Zenith revolutionizes its ordering processApril 27th, 2013

Newsflash from Baselworld : Zenith sales process with Salesforce

Zenith’s sales application conveniently runs on tablets and mobile phones. Created by blue-infinity.

 

 

 

 

To boost the management of its re-seller network, the prestigious “manufacture” Zenith is now using a digital catalog that provides real-time information across the entire CRM chain. 

Built by blue-infinity, the multi-OS application runs on tablets, phones and PCs, integrating SalesForce and Zenith’s ERP system, as well as an engaging UI with optimal user experience. 

Gains include:

  • increased productivity
  • immediate visibility on sales
  • facilitated order taking

 

 

 

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Bilan Magazine’s list of the best employers in Suisse romande – blue-infinity in top 5 for SMEsApril 26th, 2013

  

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Bilan Magazine’s annual survey has placed blue-infinity as one of the top 5 best employers in Suisse romande in SME category, for the second time in two years. 

The survey covered subjects such as remuneration, employee benefits, employee well-being, environmental health & safety, communication,  as well as training. 

blue-infinity would like to take this opportunity to thank all our clients for giving us the opportunity to work on such great projects, a highly significant factor in making our workplace so stimulating.

Read the full article in French:
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blue-infinity acquires Sales Conquest and Neva HostingDecember 19th, 2012

blue-infinity is pleased to announce its acquisition of Sales Conquest SA and Neva Hosting SA.  Sales Conquest has merged with blue-infinity, while Neva Hosting will remain an affiliated company dedicated to hosting.

Founded in 2006 by Frédéric Demierre and Blaise Roulet, Sales Conquest offers a suite of enterprise and cloud-based solutions for e-Commerce, CRM, online marketing and social media. They are notably a partner of SalesForce, the world leader in cloud-based Sales and CRM solutions. Sales Conquest’s proprietary e-commerce system, Shop Machine, is already serving a number of high-profile clients in the FMCG, luxury and media sectors.

The acquisition enables blue-infinity to act as a one-stop-shop for Digital Marketing Services. Our broadened scope of expertise now also includes world-class enterprise and cloud-based solutions in the areas of e-Commerce, CRM  and Social Media, notably using SalesForce and Radian6 Social Marketing Cloud.

The Sales Conquest team, made up of 10 experts, will be integrated into blue-infinity as a new Practice called CRM and e-Commerce Solutions. The Practice will be housed under our Branding and Interactive Marketing umbrella, together with the Digital Marketing and User Experience Practices. Frédéric Demierre will take on the role of Practice Manager. Blaise Roulet will join the blue-infinity Business Development team as a Relationship Manager.

The new team will be based in the Sales Conquest offices in Lausanne, which have now been taken over by blue-infinity. This space gives us the opportunity to expand outside of our existing Lausanne premises (located in Le Flon) and house larger teams to service clients in the area.

For more information, please contact sonia.nair. at b-i dot com.

 


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W3 awards – Gold and Silver for luxury websitesNovember 23rd, 2012

blue-infinity’s is proud to have won two awards for its work on the web. The 7th Annual W³ Awards, held by the International Academy of Visual Arts, has honored two of our websites recently completed for clients; a gold award for Vacheron Constantin’s Atelier Cabinotiers and a silver award for Signature French Wines.

“We are honored to once again recognize creative excellence on the Web, and are humbled to witness all the amazing work being done throughout the industry” said Linda Day, Executive Director of the IAVA.  “From everyone at the Academy, we congratulate our 2012 W³ Award entrants and winners for their contributions and commitment to the online world in which we live.”

The W³ Awards is set up to honor creative excellence on the web, and recognizes the creative and marketing professionals behind the very best sites, videos and marketing programs.

 

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Our work for Vacheron Constantin saw us create a site dedicated to the Atelier Cabinotiers. With such a rich history, they required a site that matched the quality, sophistication and tradition of these prestigious watchmakers.

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SIGNATURE French Wines

Signature French Wines aims to bring the very best in French wines straight from  vineyards in Burgundy and across France to Hong Kong wine enthusiasts.

This e-commerce site aims to help establish Signature French Wines  in the Asian market as an exclusive supplier of quality, sophisticated French wines.

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The future is mobile – an interview with Bilan & Media PlanetNovember 19th, 2012

Bilan magazine interviewed Jerome Lorido on the importance of mobile software for business and its implications.

This short article give a quick overview of the following subjects:


- Corporate policies
- Changing employee behaviour; being mobile and productive and the same time
- The security challenge
- User Experience and development of optimal interfaces for different-sized screens  (Responsive Design for Multi-screens)¨

 

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Microsoft Techdays 2012 – blue-infinity presents SharePoint 2013, System Center Configuration Manager and Windows Intune.October 23rd, 2012


For the 5th consecutive year, blue-infinity is proud to be an official speaker at the Microsoft TechDays.
The biggest Microsoft-technology event in Switzerland will take place in Lausanne on November 6th and 7th at Congrès Beaulieu, Avenue Bergières 10, Lausanne 1004.

  

This year, blue-infinity will give two in-depth, hands-on presentations

 

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 6th November, 2:00 p.m., in French
“What you need to know to get ready for SharePoint 2013 as a Developer”:

With SharePoint Server 2013 just around the corner a plethora of new features will become available. Developers will be excited to discover some of the new capabilities of SharePoint such as enhancements in Visual Studio 2012, new OData/REST services, WCF Data Services framework, Client Side/JavaScript Object Model (CSOM/JSOM), new WCF service for BCS or Remote Event Receivers… During this session, we will build an application for the new store, walking you through you what you need to get your current skillset updated for SharePoint Server 2013.

 

Windows Intune presented by blue-infinity at Microsoft Techdays 2012

7th November, 5:25 p.m., in French 
“Modern Device Management – System Center Configuration Manager and Windows Intune”

With the development of cloud-based management services such as Windows Intune and the evolution of the on-premises System Center 2012 management suite, Microsoft supports both classic on-premises solutions and private cloud-based infrastructure to better meet your business’ needs and drive efficiency. In this session, you will get a short overview of the tools, Windows Intune and System Center, understand which one to use, in which environment. This way, you will be able to make the best decision for your company.

 

Microsoft Techdays 2012 – Don’t miss it!

This year’s Techdays is not to be missed. Many new product versions have been or are about to be released during the year, including Microsoft Windows Server 2012, Microsoft SQL Server 2012, Microsoft SharePoint 2013 Office 2013, Windows 8, as well as a huge number of new functionalities for Windows Azure, Windows Intune and System center, just to name a few.

Each day will hold 3 tracks which participants can choose from.

Microsoft Techdays
6th November (Developer Day)
7th November (IT Pro Day)
Congrès Beaulieu, Avenue Bergières 10, Lausanne 1004.

Please visit www.techdays.ch for more information and to register.

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blue-infinity ranks 4th in ICT Journal studyOctober 4th, 2012

ICT Journal ranks blue-infinity fourth out of 100 largest employers in IT in Suisse romande.

In its annual survey of companies across western Switzerland, the ICT Journal and Alp ICT have ranked blue-infinity the 4th largest employer out of almost 300 companies…

Find out more from the original article.

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blue-infinity recognised by International Academy of Visual Arts for two luxury brand websitesMay 16th, 2012

The International Academy of Visual Arts (IAVA) recently awarded blue-infinity an Award of Excellence and an Award of Distinction in the 18th edition of its Annual Communicator Awards.

The Awards are overseen by the IAVA, an organization of more than 550 members of leading visual arts professionals who work in media, advertising and marketing firms. The entries are judged on their creative work against a standard of excellence based on the previous Communicator Awards. This year thousands of companies entered the competition.

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blue-infinity ticks off a double win for Vacheron Constantin mini-sites in Internet Advertising CompetitionApril 26th, 2012

The Web Marketing Association announced that blue-infinity has been granted two awards in this year’s Internet Advertising Competition (IAC) Awards.

Both awards, “2012 Outstanding Website” and “2012 Best Fashion or Beauty Website,”  are for work done for Vacheron Constantin in the lead-up to the Salon internationale de la haute horlogerie. Read the rest of this entry »


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blue-infinity develops new mini-site for Vacheron ConstantinApril 23rd, 2012

Vacheron Constantin entrusted blue-infinity with designing and producing an online communication platform for its new and very exclusive service called “Atelier Cabinotiers” so b-i created a mini-site that allows customers to discover this elite offering.

A special dedicated team at Vacheron Constantin is in charge of dealing with the special orders, from the design all the way to the production of the beautiful unique and completely customised timepieces.

The watchmaking company wanted to present and highlight:

  • A completely tailor-made service
  • A service that perpetuated its traditions
  • A service that highlighted Vacheron Constantin’s know-how

After an introduction video on the site, customers are invited to explore the service and its various aspects via five sections illustrated by a full-screen slideshow. The animations are entirely generated via HTML and Javascript technologies, which make them viewable on an iPad.

The project is still evolving and will feature new elements that will create a relationship between the client and the dedicated team.

The mini-website is accessible from the main menu on the Vacheron Constantin website, or directly using this URL: http://www.vacheron-constantin.com/en/atelier-cabinotiers-custom-watches.


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