A very fulfilling NEOS year

January 2, 2018

If we want to summarize the year that’s about to end, well we would say: “We did a really good job, and it is question if we could have done more… ?” But there is always room for improvement and we are ready to do exactly that!

Nevertheless, past year was full of excitement, our exhibition at an international event, new Oracle specializations, great ongoing projects, even more successful collaboration with our old and new partners and clients etc.

Really, we can categorize 2017 in several segments, so start from the first – client success stories.

Our clients are biggest Croatian companies from financial and telco industries. So, we must mention our participation in HT’s Strategy 2020. We are proud to say that we are part of the biggest IT project in Croatia. The project of digital transformation will result in optimization of internal processes, increased modularity of product portfolio, implementation of new, more advanced IT systems providing improved support to end customers.

This achievement was just one of success stories in 2017. Our expertise in enterprise-level solutions included delivery and installation of Oracle appliances consisting of bundled software and hardware to several biggest companies in Croatia, including Oracle Exadata, Oracle Exalytics and Oracle Big Data Appliance. We have implemented our products and undertaken education for several clients and made foundation to broaden our market presence in following year.

Perhaps most interesting was adoption of the cloud platform and technologies, resulting with transformation start of Neos to pure cloud-based IT company. This approach and experience was recognised and resulted already in successful migration of our clients to cloud, relieving them of infrastructural worries and costs.

Since we always pay special attention to internal education and new talent acquisition, we boast our sponsorship and participation at the Job Fair 2017, where NEOS presented some great opportunities for students. NEOS offered students a chance to participate in creative and exciting work with the latest data warehousing, business intelligence and advanced analytics technologies. An even bigger event was most definitely our golden sponsorship of Novathon#withPBZ Competition. A one-day innovative marathon in development of the fintech software for internet and mobile banking, and digitized banking where more than 140 people developed innovative applications.

Big part of our company spirit is working with young people. With that said, we are very proud to say that we, with Oracle Academy, held presentations about Big data on Dalmatian Tour where we visited 3 faculties in Zadar, Šibenik and Split. Another successful workshop with Oracle Academy was about Java Fundamentals course in Rijeka where our Executive Manager, Davor Stanić held keynote about importance of programming in the Java language.

Also as an opportunity to share our experiences with others, we would like to remember our participation at Oracle Paas Partner Community Forum that was held in Split. As result of such activities, in 2017 our company have joined 17 new employees.

Journey to Cloud was a big topic in 2017, and we have prepared for it not only on technology level. We have participated at Oracle Cloud Solution Workshop in Warsaw held by Lemon operations and Oracle team, which brought additional business insight. To broaden our vision even more, we have also attended Oracle Cloud Accelerator Vienna workshop, held under Oracle Digital & Cloud Accelerator program with several selected Oracle partners from Europe. Our dedication was also visible through events we have participated, and several awards we have received this year.

In first few sentences of this article we mentioned that we had a year full of excitement. From Tableau conference in London, becoming a part of TM Forum family in Nice, exhibiting in Copenhagen in the largest financial industry event in Europe, Money20/20 to participating at Oracle Open World in San Francisco as our most important exhibition.

At Avnet Tech Data Solution Days for SEE organised in Novi Vinodolski, we had a lecture on integration of Oracle Big Data Appliance into a secure enterprise environment, in light of fast approaching GDPR regulation and practical integration of Big Data technologies to mainstream enterprise analytics platforms.

Also, as part of conference awards have been granted for excellent performance and NEOS’ CEO, Davorin Capan received the award for Sales performance in 2016, in the category Oracle Business Analytics.

On Oracle Partner in the Cloud conference held in November in Čatež, Slovenia, we were recognized and won award Cloud Transformation Partner of the year 2017.

Finally, within preparation for our party and closing of numerous business activities, in December we have successfully achieved ISO 9001 and ISO 27001 certificates for business and security excellence.

And for the end as usual we celebrated 2017 at Christmas party where our team with friends and business partners enjoyed good music, great wines and even better company. See you next year ?