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The Altoros Team at RightScale

Ekaterina Vasilega

During May 9–13, our teammates participated in the regular RightScale Employee Meetup. The event was held in Santa Barbara, CA, to bring together all members of the RightScale’s international team. Together with other RightScalers, Altoros team enjoyed informal meetings and presentations, while having a chance to speak in front of the community.

The guys have been working in California to help RightScale develop and enhance its Cloud Computing Management Platform, the project that empowers thousands of cloud deployments.

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Altoros Lands in London

Ekaterina Vasilega

Tristan Palmer has joined Altoros to lead our new operations in London, England, and across the UK.

Tristan PalmerTristan brings a wealth of Internet and technology related business experience to the organisation and will open the London office, build Altoros’s presence across the country and act as a bridge between UK customers and the Altoros offices.

London is currently one of the most exciting cities in the world for technology-related business. There are over one hundred Internet and technology incubators and funds, many hundreds of Internet and Mobile related start-up businesses, banking and finance industries, vibrant fashion, media and publishing sectors—it is the engine room of the UK.

Altoros is working with Internet and Mobile-related start-ups and media companies, publishing, fashion and advertising companies, as well as more traditional businesses who need software development resource and acceleration and who recognise that by working with us they can realise significant cost savings, get to market or launch quicker rather than purely manage by local recruitment.

If you are in London and the UK and would like to discuss how working with Altoros might work, please contact us by email, phone (+44(0) 203 318 4785, +44(0) 7979 907559) or contact Tristan directly.

For more details and an introduction to Tristan, please see

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The App Developed for Our Customer Won iEXPO

Ekaterina Vasilega

TapMap, one of our customers, has been named one of three winners at the International EXPO 2011. The event was held in the heart of Silicon Valley at the Plug and Play Tech Centre and hosted technology experts from around the world. The iEXPO featured start-ups that presented their project pitches to the audience. Our US-based team was excited to visit the event, too.

“This solution was very interesting to work on and it is great to see it was appreciated by the industry leaders,” said Renat Khasanshyn, CEO of Altoros, who was invited to the iEXPO as a guest expert. “TapMap is a very promising start-up and we are happy to witness our customer’s success.”

TapMap is a Web-based system that enables retailers to collect statistics on consumer demand for their products and adjust their sales strategy according to these figures. A retailer’s Point of Sale (POS) system is synchronized with a TapMap account, which ensures that stock information available online gets updated daily. Thus, shoppers can scan product barcodes with smartphone cameras and learn what products are in stock right now and at what price in nearby stores.

Browsing reports generated using a visual map in real time, a retailer can, for example, compare a demand for Chardonnay in a number of districts during a month and forecast the amount of wine needed to be in stock in the next month. He or she can even calculate the expected sales and open a new POS in the area where demand has proved to be sufficient.

We congratulate the TapMap team on the iExpo award—they got chosen out of 36 companies from 16 countries!

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Altoros Opens an Office in Denmark

Ekaterina Vasilega

Aarhus, Denmark—Altoros establishes a representative office in Denmark to strengthen the company’s presence in the Nordic market. The office is intended to open up new business opportunities, as well as provide more intensive support to customers and partners.

During the first two months our Denmark branch operated, its team already got a pilot customer. The project is a restaurant booking system using .NET and ASP.NET. The system will enable users to book restaurant tables via desktop, mobile, or Web clients. According to the customer, the company realized that its in-house development was too static and slow. That’s why the company decided to improve the process that was too expensive and time-consuming previously.

“Hiring experienced IT resources, yet sharing the same time zone and cultural understanding with Danish customers is of great use to local software companies,” says Kim Jonassen, the Country Manager for Denmark at Altoros. “Except for the obvious advantages, such as cost savings due to lower hourly rates, it will help our customers expand their in-house development teams and come up with innovative products faster than competitors.”

Kim Jonassen has over 10 years of experience in the IT industry and consulting expertise in the telecommunications and software development areas. He helps Altoros manage software projects for our Danish customers and is excited about further branch development.

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Altoros Conquers Britain

Ekaterina Vasilega

London, UK—During February 18-23, 2011, Andrei Yurkevich, President/CTO at Altoros Systems, was on a business trip to London. He held a number of meetings with the British customers of Altoros, where they talked about current projects and future plans, project management efficiency, and other business issues.

In the course of the trip, Mr. Yurkevich met the representatives of several development companies in the UK that could become prospective business partners of Altoros.

“Altoros is eager to strengthen our business relationships with software development organizations in the UK. We are working jointly on several promising projects at the moment, including the filing system for taxing, built with Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF). Altoros looks forward to even more business opportunities with the UK-based partners in the nearest future,” said Mr. Yurkevich.

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Altoros Invited to Israeli Government Organizations

Ekaterina Vasilega

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Android Application Created by Our Developers Wins the National Contest

Ekaterina Vasilega

Our colleagues, Dmitry Pogrebitsky and Sergey Balashevich, created the Android application that has won the contest held by one of the largest mobile operators in Belarus (Eastern Europe). The purpose of the competition was to choose the most useful and urgent mobile application for Android to help urban citizens in their everyday activities. Sergey and Dmitry created TransPot, a complete guide on public transport schedules. The application was built in collaboration with the Ministry of Transport.


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