QArea’s 2019 Year in Review

QArea Expert by QArea Expert on December 31, 2019

QArea’s 2019 Year in Review
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As the year races toward the end, it’s time to revisit the biggest achievements that QArea reached during the last 12 months. 2019 has been one great year for our company – we’ve worked on many exciting projects, received prestigious awards and strengthened our team with highly-qualified specialists.

Before we embark on our 2020-journey to face new challenges and achieve new accomplishments, we want to look back at 2019 and show you the most important facts from the passing year. 

ISO 27001:2013 certification

By September 3, 2019, QArea’s team has been certified according to the ISO 27001:2013 standards. ISO 27001 is the leading international standard for information security management systems. It provides organizations with the guidelines for planning, implementing, monitoring and improving their information security systems. In particular, ISO / IEC 27001 certification shows that IT security plays a very important role in the company, that organization has an IT security management and that a particular level of IT security has been achieved.

At QArea we have always taken information security issues very seriously and enforced the highest standards in this area. But we decided to do even more and go through a certification process in order to ensure full transparency, trust, and security for our customers and business partners. Now everyone who works with QArea has reliable proof that security risk control is an essential part of our business processes.

New amazing projects

2019 has been another successful year for our team. Over the last 12 months, we have strengthened relationships with our existing clients and found new ones.

Here were some of our most interesting projects from 2019 (that we can speak about publicly):

  • Real Estate Web Application: The real-estate market in Norway is very active. People buy and sell houses multiple times throughout their lifetime, and a convenient tool that helps them come up with cost/price estimates can be indispensable. That’s the kind of tool web tool we helped create.
  • DreamLine Wizard: QArea has continued their development and testing work for a convenient and user-friendly web store for a leading global manufacturer and distributor of bathroom equipment.

Awards and Recognition

In addition to respect and gratitude of our clients, our work has also been recognized by well-known professional organizations. In particular, QArea is proud to be listed in many ratings as one of the best IT service providers, including:

Learn and share

This year QArea has noticeably increased its presence at industry conferences and events. This has become a valuable experience for our team as we were able to improve our knowledge and skills while taking advantage of the opportunity to increase QArea brand awareness and learn more about our potential clients’ needs.

In August QArea organized an event on technical debt together with one of the leading venture capital funds in Europe – Speedinvest. Our CTO, Project Portfolio Manager, and QA team lead explained to the audience how to deal with tech debt and how to ensure the smooth running of the development/testing processes. 

This year our top management had several business trips to the U.S. and Germany to initiate and nurture lasting relationships with our customers from all over the world. We have also participated in popular tech conferences, including HealthTech Nordic (Copenhagen, Danmark) and IBM Think Summit (Oslo, Norway), to stay updated and continue to deliver exceptional services to our clients.