We're closing off 2012 with another success: this week we delivered a new system for IKEA in the UK, the second we have built for IKEA this year.
The application is being used by the marketing team to capture customer information as they pilot a new service specifically for businesses customers.
It is a responsive, cloud-based app running on Microsoft Azure, so it can be scaled up quickly as demand increases.
This project was delivered in collaboration with our partners MJ Flood.
Dovetail is delighted to have been selected to implement an eTender proposal for the Food Safety Authority of Ireland.
This is an exciting project where we will deliver a web application to provide restauranteurs with an easy way to calculate the number of calories in each of their menu items.
Dovetail appeared in a feature article in the Irish Times on Monday. The article covered our ongoing mentorship programme with the MBA Association of Ireland. It was a nice little write-up, and a fair description of where we are.
Many people have asked about the "chance meeting on Lugnaquilla". It's a great story that's worth a pint on its own. Unfortunately the Irish Times didn't state that it was with Ivan O'Connor of MJFlood and IceTech. IceTech are national leaders in provision of touchscreen technology, and we love working with them.
You can see the full article here.
It was great to see everyone at the party, thanks to everyone who came and all those who sent best wishes. Here's to another ten!
We're proud to announce that this month Dovetail is 10 years old!
It's been a fantastic decade and one that we've really enjoyed. We're very grateful to everyone who has helped us along the way, whether you are a customer, supplier, friend, family or colleague.
So we invite you to join us in McGrattan's Pub on Baggot Street for a pint and a laugh.
We'll be there (in the back room) from 5pm on Friday the 26th October. There will be finger food so if you can even pop in for a quick hello please do. We will of course be there till late. Probably quite late indeed! :)
- McGrattan's on Baggot Street (http://www.mcgrattans.ie/)
- Friday 26th October 2012
- 5pm onwards (Blowing out the candles at 6:30)
On Friday October 5, ITS Ireland held its annual industry conference at the picturesque Lyrath Hotel in Kilkenny.
Dovetail operated a stand at the event and we met lots of clients, colleagues and friends new and old.
This year's conference anticipates next year's big ticket event, the 2013 ITS European Conference which will be held in the Convention Centre in Dublin. We hope to see everyone again there.
Special thanks to ButtonBox for their fantastic service, getting Dovetail dressed up for the event.
We were delighted to be shortlisted for the inaugral ITS Ireland Excellence Awards 2012. The nominated project was Rennicks Data, a web-based application that allows the owners of trafficmonitoring smart-signs to remotely access the data gathered by their signs.
There are some screenshots here of the application. But for this story I'm including a picture Ross Shannon from hittheroad.ie. HitTheRoad and Dovetail were sitting at the same table that night, and this is a picture of Ross being presented with our, I mean, the award... well done guys, and thanks for a fun night!
Dovetail were delighted to be invited to be part of a showcase
of Irish companies working in the Transport sector. The event was (extremely
well) organised by Cathy Holohan of Enterprise
A delegation of eighteen members from Indonesia visited Ireland.
Over the course of four days they visited various Irish companies
involved in transport, including two Dovetail customers: Dublin Bus and
LUAS. We were
delighted to be invited to meet the delegation and talk them
through the services we provide.
Scotland-based GiftVoucherSolutions has launched a new mobile solution for its clients. Providing gift vouchers to the hospitality sector in the UK and Ireland, GiftVoucherSolutions can now offer its clients the option of redeeming vouchers on Androids and iPhone/iPad terminals. This Dovetail-supplied add-on to its existing systems uses 3D barcodes (QR Codes) and a touch-oriented browser-based implementation.
European SharePoint Conference is the only Europe-wide
conference on Microsoft SharePoint technologies. The first
conference was held in Berlin in October of 2011 and was attended
by over 850 attendees. The next Conference will take place in
February 2013 in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Between events, European Sharepoint Conference's website is a
hub for a thriving community of Sharepoint professionals. This
month a new Sharepoint
Resource Centre was added to the site. With a comprehensive
search facility, this new feature gives members access to literally
hundreds of exclusive webinars, videos, podcasts and expert