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Get Ahead through Knowledge with Profinit Education

“Ahead through knowledge” isn’t our slogan just by chance. We are very well aware that the fruit of our work can only be as good as the people who do it, so we make sure the employees we hire have a quality education. And education definitely doesn’t end when someone gets a job. We have our own education system here at Profinit …

What’s New in the World of Hadoop?

Even though Hadoop is still a relatively new technology compared to established data warehouse products, it has found a way into many companies in recent years, where it plays an irreplaceable role in the processing and analysis of massive volumes of data. Apache Hadoop is an open platform with an active community of developers, who in addition to maintaining and optimizing existing …

QCon London 2020

Just like last year, we headed off to London for the QCon software conference again in 2020. QCon targets software architects, team leaders and senior developers. In addition to the technology and talks, an undeniable attraction is the venue in the Westminster area, located just across the street from Westminster Abbey. The conference lasts three days and has one great …

Data Warehouse Development Is Like an Endless Relay Race

Some time ago we organized a workshop for one of our customers as an introduction to a less popular field called BI governance. It can be loosely defined as a system of internal processes for the operation and continuous development of data warehouses, such as change management, configuration management, release management and so on. We talked about the need for atomic architecture that …

Why Should We Understand Accounting?

Financial accounting is an information system. This was true already many years (maybe centuries) before we came up with the term information system and started using it in connection with computer technology. Information because it processes data and gives its users useful information—for example, about whether their “business” sufficiently assesses invested funds or whether their company is unduly over-indebted despite …

Profinit & COVID-19

We get often asked if we are open for business and how we deal with COVID-19 pandemic. This blogpost says ‘we are open for business’ and provides more details about the local situation, our projects and international business. The situation in the Czech Republic Similar to other countries facing COVID-19 epidemic, the Czech government put in place number of measures …

Microsoft Ignite The Tour Prague: An Azure World

This was the first year that Prague made the list of cities to host Microsoft Ignite The Tour. So, we couldn’t miss the opportunity to hear the latest news that Microsoft has for us. From the number and variety of attendees at the Prague Congress Centre, it was possible to conclude that the tour has a great international reputation. The overarching …

Personal Data Processing: What Data Scientists Don’t Want to Hear

Up until just a few years ago, personal data protection was grossly undervalued. If a person was a bit protective of his data and wanted to do something like see the general terms and conditions with rules for personal data processing before signing a contract, it was strange. If he was paying attention to mobile app permissions or using a special app for encrypted communication, …

Profinit and the Airport

Have you flown anywhere in the last 15 years? If so, did you use the services of Prague’s largest airport? If you answered yes to both questions, that means you: Survived the flight Most probably used data from systems supplied and operated by Profinit Profinit has been supplying Prague Airport with solutions for the integration of key operational data for …

Autonomous Robot Rescuer Is the Best IT Master’s Thesis of the Year According to Czech and Slovak Academics

It can move autonomously in an unfamiliar confined environment and create a detailed map. This is the role of a six-legged rescue robot whose “brain” was designed and tested by Master’s student Jan Bayer from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering at the Czech Technical University (CTU) in Prague. His precisely executed Master’s project with great potential for society at large won him …