Atlassian Apps Custom Content Cloud Release
Are you using the Atlassian Cloud? Looking for a way to embed custom content like web pages or images directly into your Jira dashboards? Then, try the new Cloud version of Custom Content for Jira! It provides the same functionality you may already know from our Server and Data Center versions. But that's not all. We have also added a new feature. Administrators can now define an allowlist to control what content is authorized to be embedded. Interested? Here you can find further information on Custom Content for Jira!
Soe vastuvõtt TNG Eesti (=Welcome to TNG Estonia)
On 1 June 2022 we founded our first subsidiary in the Baltics. Starting now, we are delighted to be able to provide our clients with high level services and colleagues with projects in Tallinn, Estonia. If you want to become part of TNG Estonia, you can find the job ad here.
Database migration for a webshop
One of our clients, a well-known fashion retailer, faced a major challenge. With a tight deadline, and a maximum of 6 hours downtime, the Oracle databases of the webshop system needed to be migrated to Microsoft SQL Server. As such, a TNG team was tasked with adapting the applications to the target database system and coordinating the data transfer in cooperation with internal and external colleagues.
A direct migration "in one go" was not possible due to the volume of data and the available network capacity. Instead, the team followed a two-step approach. Before the actual migration and while the system was running, the new database was pre-filled from a snapshot. During the downtime, the largest and most stable data tables were only updated, while smaller tables and fast-changing content structures were completely refilled.
The project was a success: after post-migration testing, the shop resumed full operation by the end of the planned downtime. Thanks to prior load tests and performance optimisations, the change went unnoticed by the end users. This new setup helps our client to manage growth in the coming years and paves the way for a future migration to the cloud.
Data use in the age of the GDPR (2/2)
Data is valuable - one would ideally like to take advantage of it as much as possible. However data protection rightly restricts this to prevent abuse. In the second article of the series "Data use in the age of the GDPR", Stefan Kunkel explains how the anonymised use of data can be achieved organisationally and technically.
Data use in the age of the GDPR (1/2)
Can customer data still be used for other purposes after the GDPR? Our TNG colleague Philipp Kleppmann says yes, as long as they are sufficiently anonymised. In this LinkedIn article, Philipp outlines important considerations that should not be forgotten when starting an anonymisation project.
New and Old Faces at our Summer Retreat
In addition to our Big Techday and the big summer party, our annual summer retreat also took place in July. The event is held as a bar camp and all colleagues can contribute ideas, plan and discuss the strategical development of the company. The beautiful Alpine setting plays backdrop to a host of activities, from alpaca hiking to white-water rafting, through which it's just as easy to make new acquaintances as it is to see old faces again. We're already very much looking forward to the summer retreat in 2023!
TNG becomes BSH Gold Supplier
Back in 2013 BSH launched Home Connect, a new generation of household devices designed to make a lasting difference in customers' daily lives. The key: In addition to high-quality hardware, their focus shifted to individualization and connectivity of the devices, designed to improve the customizability for a variety of different households. The transformation from a traditional manufacturer to a provider of intelligent home appliances and digital services also requires an innovative approach to product development. Following our motto "We solve hard IT problems!", we are pleased to support BSH since 2015 in many ways: From agile coaching to test-driven development of voice assistants, microservices, and frontends, from operating applications in the cloud to the simulation of household devices.
At this point we want to highlight the Bosch Cookit: It was designed from scratch for digital content and services and significantly co-developed by us. Together with BSH we already presented the device itself, our agile approach, and the associated IT landscape at the TNG Big Techday 2021. However, the development is far from being done. By now users can even create and share their own recipes, and further exciting features are in the pipeline.
We would like to thank BSH for the trustful cooperation on innovative topics that create real added value for their customers. As a newly awarded Gold Supplier we are looking forward to continuing to provide BSH with intensive support in improving the everyday lives of their customers.
Membership in the German-New Zealand Chamber of Commerce
We are happy to now be a member of the German-New Zealand Chamber of Commerce. TNG ANZ keeps growing. In June, we will have eight employees in Australia. In an interview, our colleague and Managing Director of TNG ANZ Michael Fickinger talks about TNG's motivations to expand to the other side of the globe and gives advice for other companies planning the same.
Atlassian Apps Survey Release