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AEC Linchpin: A behind the scenes look at our remote event

Last Thursday, March 19, 2020, we here at //SEIBERT/MEDIA were planning on holding our Atlassian Enterprise Club Day an in-person event in Wiesbaden, but the unexpected coronavirus pandemic has thrown us a curveball that we needed to adjust to. Rather than canceling the event, we converted it to a remote event. We live-streamed the event via our YouTube channel. After our live AEC show, several participants asked us about the technology that we used. We wanted to give everyone a more detailed look behind the scenes here in this article.

NGK Spark Plugs: a Google G Suite success story

NGK Spark Plugs is one of the world’s leading automotive suppliers. While the staff at the headquarters in Japan had already experienced Google G Suite, the EMEA region was working with a mail server that was becoming increasingly outdated. //SEIBERT/MEDIA is a German Google partner, and so we supported the introduction of G Suite in NGK Spark Plugs’ EMEA offices.

Sustainability Management at Seibert Media

Our aim was to get involved in the general conversation about sustainability, to signal our commitment to sustainability so that it’s recognized internally, and to establish regional contacts in order to learn and exchange ideas together. We here in the organizational team were very happy to receive the positive feedback and animated discussions that came from the event. Our plan is to hold two more Meetups this year.

Looking back at Tools4AgileTeams 2019

Tools4AgileTeams

At the end of 2019 our annual conference, Tools4AgileTeams, took place. It started as an open-ended experiment aimed at bringing Agile enthusiasts from the Rhine-Main region together in order to learn from one another. Today it’s considered to be a tradition and has long since become a permanent fixture in events calendars across the German-speaking Agile community.

Distributed Collaboration: Big Meetings, Big Problems?

No longer is it a special case for companies and their teams to find themselves in a meeting with participants who aren’t sitting (or standing) in the room with them. It’s critical for clients and stakeholders to be involved in communicating and coordinating with external partners. Teams are often distributed or they have individual team members who work remotely. Since I’m a remote employee who is a part of a local Scrum team at //SEIBERT/MEDIA, I have a lot of experience in this area which I’d like to share with you in this article.

Highlights from ERPNext Conference 2019 in Mumbai

Kai Rödiger, Jonas Depoix, and Mario Truß were at the ERPNext Conference 2019  in Mumbai representing //SEIBERT/MEDIA as both supporters and as users. The following article is an overview of their experience at the conference. ERPNext is an open-source ERP system, meaning that it’s also free of charge and license-free. It’s developed by the Indian software producer Frappe. //SEIBERT/MEDIA has decided to use ERPNext as a central customer database, and they’ve put an internal IT team in charge of implementing the system. For us, this is an investment in the future.

An alternative to Office 365: How Google is positioning itself with G Suite Enterprise

Companies want flexibility, they want their software to respond more quickly to changes in their requirements, and, of course, they want cost savings. They don’t want to worry about when, how, and why their services work – they just want them to work, every time. Unfortunately, when it comes to choosing a modern cloud-based office suite, many companies don’t look at the big picture. Many who used MS Office in the past transitioned into Microsoft’s cloud suite Office 365 without evaluating it any further – or considering alternatives. If you take a closer look at the available cloud based office solutions, you’ll come up with some interesting and valuable findings. When considering which cloud based office solution is best for you and your team, it’s a good idea to rethink things, to specify what your requirements are, and then to identify objective weaknesses in your current office solution. There are viable alternatives to Office 365: most notably Google G Suite.