Ciklum Engineer Is A Winner At The Computing DevOps Excellence Awards 2018
Ciklum’s Work for Neopenda was shortlisted for the Outstanding IoT Project Award
The 2018 Global Outsourcing 100 – Leader among the World’s Best External Service Providers
Global Leader in eCommerce Development 2017
Conformity to the requirements of the ISO/IEC 27001 “Information Security Management System” standard
“The Forrester WaveTM: Continuous Testing Service Providers, Q3 2017″
Gartner Toolkit: Identify the Right Company From 80+ Agile/DevOps Service Providers
Finalist of the European Software Testing Awards 2017
Clutch Global Leader 2017
Ciklum and Kantar Retail Shortlisted for the UK’s IT Outsourcing Project of the Year by GSA
Vendor Landscape: Continuous Testing Services For Agile And DevOps Environments by Forrester
Top IT Outsourcing Company by Clutch
Representative Vendor in Gartner’s Market Guide for Mobile Application Testing Services
Listed as Leader among the World’s Best Outsourcers, The 2017 Global Outsourcing 100
Finalist at The European Software Testing Awards 2016
Finalist for the European Outsourcing Awards
Finalist for the European IT & Software Excellence Awards 2016
Listed as Leader among the World’s Best Outsourcers, The 2016 Global Outsourcing 100
Ciklum is certified to the ISO 9001:2015 International Quality Management Standard
HR IT Best Practices Award Recognised Ciklum Exceptional HR Standards and Practices in Ukraine
Ciklum Recognized Among 20 Most Promising DevOps Solution Providers in 2015
Ciklum Shortlisted for The European Software Testing Awards 2015
Ciklum named a “Cool Vendor” in the Gartner ‘Cool Vendors in Application Services, 2013’ report
Ciklum Named Top 100 Global Services Provider 2012
Ruslan Kusov, Senior DevOps Engineer who is driving the DevOps transformation at Thomas Cook, won the DevOps Engineer of the Year Award At the Computing DevOps Excellence Awards 2018.
The shift towards DevOps in the software development ecosystem at Thomas Cook came simultaneously with an initiative to migrate to a new cloud provider. The DevOps team had to ensure a smooth and successful cloud migration.
The implemented DevOps model enables deployment with ongoing projects and it was sharpened for future service deployments. Shifting away from a monolithic architecture to microservices shortened release times and optimized deployment services.
Neopenda-Ciklum project was shortlisted for Computing’s Big Data Excellence Awards 2018 in the “Outstanding IoT Project Awards” category.
Ciklum R&D Engineering team in Ukraine developed a simple, and low-power wearable device that tracks, and displays 4 vital signs for newborns in distress. The Vital Signs Monitor sends real-time data to the tablet and alarms nurses in case of any changes. This data is stored in cloud and may be used by the doctor in any part of the world to track child’s health.
In 2016-2017, Neopenda raised $600K in funding with the device prototype by Ciklum R&D Engineering team.
Ciklum has been featured on The Global Outsourcing 100 List of the best external service providers by the International Association of Outsourcing Professionals (IAOP). The positions of Ciklum as an IT Service Leader in IAOP listing remained unchanged since 2016. In 2016 and 2017, the International Association especially distinguished Ciklum’s innovative programs, positive client feedback, and Corporate Social Responsibility projects.
Ciklum Nominated as Clutch Global Leader in Drupal & Ecommerce Development
Clutch is a market research firm determined to match buyers and sellers in the IT and business services spaces. They list over 7,000 firms across 500 different industry verticals. The core of their assessment lies in client interviews, where Clutch speaks to a company’s references concerning the challenges, solutions, and results of their time working together.
The Manager of an IT services enterprise, described the measurable results and overall success of our work with the eCommerce project:
“Our biggest project with Ciklum resulted in an e-commerce platform with $50,000,000 per year in sales…we’ve been able to deliver very good quality results and Ciklum has played a part in that.”
Ciklum obtained the certificate of conformity to the requirements of the 27001:2013 “Information Security Management System” standard. ISO/IEC 27001 is the best-known standard in the ISO family providing requirements for an information security management system (ISMS).
Implementation of the requirements under the ISO/IEC 27001 standard was a strategic decision for the company. The information security management system at Ciklum preserves the confidentiality, integrity and availability of information by applying a risk management process, and gives confidence to Ciklum clients and stakeholders that risks are managed adequately.
As a preferred certification organization, Ciklum chose PECB due to its proven competence and relevant sector experience.
In the report “The Forrester WaveTM: Continuous Testing Service Providers, Q3 2017”, Forrester features the global continuous testing (CT) service providers, including Ciklum, and shows application development and delivery (AD&D) pros how each provider measures up and helps application development and QA professionals make the right choice.
In the 29-criteria evaluation of continuous testing (CT) service providers, Forrester identified the 11 most significant ones and researched, analyzed, and scored them.
Find here the report
The Toolkit by Gartner may already help you find the service providers for expertise in methodologies like agile and DevOps. This Toolkit has a list of 86 providers including Ciklum, showing the services they offer, countries they serve, and industries in which they operate.
The Toolkit lists for each vendor:
■ The services that it offers
■ The practices that it adopts in its work
■ The industries it serves
■ The countries in which it operates
■ Where to find out more about its agile and/or DevOps services
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In 2017, the company is distinguished in two categories – Best Mobile Project and Best Agile Project.
The European Software Testing Awards
The European Software Testing Awards supports and celebrates companies and individuals’ significant achievements in the software testing and quality assurance industry. Judges for The European Software Testing Awards are appointed based on their extensive experience in the software testing and QA field.
B2B ratings and reviews platform Clutch named Ciklum a Global Leader on its first annual Global Leaders List, an exclusive ranking of the most highly recommended companies from around the world.
Ciklum represents the 12% of companies from IT Services industry who made the list. The company was named among:
In 2017, Ciklum’s work for the Kantar Retail Virtual Reality was announced on the shortlist for The 2017 Global Sourcing Association UK Awards for Best Practice in Outsourcing. Kantar Retail’s Virtual Reality, a unique enterprise project for desktop, laptop and Oculus Rift using Unity Game Engine for commercial use, was nominated for the IT Outsourcing Project of the Year in the UK.
Kantar Retail’s UK, U.S. and Ukrainian teams achieved 60% faster time to market, and 36% to 43% higher team productivity with Ciklum. The client received an on-line research Virtual Reality solution, which is faster, and cost-effective solution vs. physical in-store testing to understand shopper behavior.
The GSA UK Awards shortlists the projects based on the strategy, partnership approach, and the benefits delivered to the client organisation against targets. The GSA UK Awards is this industry leading event that rewards innovation and pioneering best practice by suppliers, buyers and advisors. The GSA UK Awards are completely independent, and as such they are the most highly respected and coveted awards within the outsourcing industry.
“Vendor Landscape: Continuous Testing Services For Agile And DevOps Environments” by Forrester featured 44 global application development and delivery services providers, including Ciklum, that were involved with continuous testing. They operate in multiple vertical industries and at least two of the following global regions: North America, South America, EMEA, Asia Pacific, and Africa.
The report was aimed to help understand continuous testing services and navigate the CT services vendor landscape for scale, comprehensiveness, and efficacy.
The service providers that compose the supply side of the global market are divided into five different categories. Forrester based its categorization on the testing revenue of each vendor, its top testing services, and the number of automation engineers whom they had in their organization.
Clutch, a B2B Research Firm, published the report highlighting some of the best outsourcing companies in the industry. Ciklum is listed among top 5 market leaders demonstrating significant focus on IT consulting and outsourced development services, as well as delivering on client expectations. The research by Clutch features 25 companies with outstanding track records of client success.
Ciklum has demonstrated the proven track record of client success with the 5-star reviews by its clients, who were evaluating the company by the quality of work, cost and delivery. Additionally, company’s focus on IT consulting and software development services has helped Ciklum score 4th in the Leaders Matrix among 15 companies.
Ciklum was named a Representative Vendor in Gartner’s Market Guide for Mobile Application Testing Services. Gartner listed Ciklum as a Representative Vendor with 150 consultants dedicated to mobile application testing service.
Gartner’s Market Guide defines a market and explains what clients can expect it to do in the short term. According to Gartner, “By 2022, 70% of software interactions in enterprises will occur on mobile devices. […] Sourcing and vendor management leaders need to navigate through the complexity of selecting a mobile application testing service provider most suited to meet business needs.”
In February 2017, for the second consecutive year, Ciklum has been named in The Global Outsourcing 100, the list of the world’s best outsourcing service providers. It is published annually by the International Association of Outsourcing Professionals (IAOP) and aimed at helping businesses in selecting outsourcing service providers.
The list includes today`s leaders and tomorrow’s rising stars that provide the full range of outsourcing services. Ciklum was listed in the Leaders judging group, which includes larger established global firms. The final list is composed of the top 75 Leaders and top 25 Rising Stars.
Judging is based on a rigorous scoring methodology that includes an independent review by a panel of IAOP customer members with extensive experience in selecting outsourcing service providers for their organizations.
Companies were judged on five critical characteristics: size and growth; customer references, awards & certifications, programs for innovation, and Corporate Social Responsibility.
The lists showcasing the best companies in each of the five judging categories will be unveiled in the 2017 issue of FORTUNE magazine in April 2017, in a special advertising section produced by IAOP.
IAOP is the go-to association leading the way to improve outsourcing outcomes by bringing together customers, providers, and advisors. With over 120,000 members and affiliates worldwide, IAOP is not only on top of the latest trends but in front of them. For more information visit www.IAOP.org.
For the second consecutive year Ciklum became a finalist at the The European Software Testing Awards. The company was distinguished for its significant achievements in the software testing and quality assurance industry.
In 2016, Ciklum was selected as a finalist in four categories:
The European Outsourcing Association (EOA) announced Ciklum among the European Service Provider of the Year: Corporate finalists for the 2016 EOA Awards. The EOA Awards recognise and celebrate the significant achievements of companies who have demonstrated innovation, excellence and best-practice in pan-European outsourcing.
In 2016, each finalist’s entry had to pass three stages of the judgement process. The European Service Provider of the Year: Corporate category was judged on the basis of a supplier’s ability to deliver both initial and ongoing business value to the corporate level clients.
The European Outsourcing Association is the centre of excellence for outsourcing in Europe. The EOA is the leading association serving both the outsourcing professional and the global outsourcing industry.
IT Europa’s European IT & Software Excellence Awards recognises best practices in customer solutions by Systems Integrators, Solution VARs, MSPs and ISVs across Europe. These are the only pan-European awards that recognise real world solutions delivered by the IT and Comms channel and the application developers, as well as channel support and partnerships with suppliers.
The awards acknowledge IT providers’ skills and endeavour delivering world class IT solutions for the customers. The judges evaluated how well the solution provider understood the customer requirements, how they designed and implemented the solution and most importantly how the solution met or exceeded what the customer was trying to achieve.
In February, 2016, Ciklum has been named to The Global Outsourcing 100 list of 2016’s best outsourcing service providers. This is the listing of the world’s best outsourcing service providers in its eleventh year, published annually by the International Association of Outsourcing Professionals (IAOP).
The list covers today’s leaders and tomorrow’s rising stars from around the world that provide the full spectrum of outsourcing services. Ciklum was listed in the Leaders judging group, which includes larger established global firms. The final list is composed of the top 75 Leaders and top 25 Rising Stars.
The lists showcasing the best companies in each of the five judging categories will be unveiled in the 2016 issue of FORTUNE magazine in April, 2016, in a special advertising feature produced by IAOP.
IAOP is the go-to association leading the way to improve outsourcing outcomes by bringing together customers, providers and advisors. With over 120,000 members and affiliates worldwide, IAOP is not only on top of the latest trends but in front of them. For more information visit www.IAOP.org.
In December 2015, Ciklum has successfully passed the certification process to ISO 9001:2015, the world’s leading quality management standard. The certification demonstrates to our customers that Ciklum offers products and services of consistently good quality.
ISO 9001 is a standard that sets out the requirements for a quality management system. It helps businesses and organizations to be more efficient and improve customer satisfaction.
The ISO 9001:2015 standard is based on a number of quality management principles including:
ISO 9001 is based on the idea of continual improvement. It doesn’t specify what the objectives relating to “quality” or “meeting customer needs” should be, but requires organizations to define these objectives themselves and continually improve their processes in order to reach them.
The certification of Ciklum to ISO 9001:2015 ensures that our customers get consistent, good quality products and services, which in turn brings many business benefits to the customers.
In July 2015 Ciklum was awarded with the HR IT Best Practices Award prize. The award ceremony took place at the HR IT 2015 International Conference in Kyiv. The award was aimed at recognizing companies operating in Ukraine, which develop and sustain the excellence of the Human Resources industry in the country.
Since 2002 Ciklum aligns its HR practices and programs with business objectives of our customers. Our team of 100+ HR professionals recruit and retain 2,500+ IT specialists successfully. Ciklum HR programs include recruitment processes based on technical tests developed in collaboration with PMs and technical consultants. Retention programs cover among others performance evaluations, involvement in Ukrainian IT community development, own Ciklum knowledge-sharing community etc.
HR IT is the annual international conferences dedicated to the human resources topic. It is organized since 2008 and gathers hundreds of participants from all over Ukraine.
In 2015 Ciklum was included in the 20 Most Promising DevOps Solution Providers – 2015 by CIOReview, a technology magazine about enterprise solutions for business leaders.
This is an annual listing of 20 companies in the forefront of providing DevOps (“development” and “operations”) solutions and impacting the marketplace. CIOReview experts select every year the most promising companies providing technology solutions and services related to DevOps in the U.S. The listing serves as a reference tool for the Chief Information Officers in finding the best development and operation solution providers.
DevOps is a software development methodology engaging both the operations and development teams in a single development sphere. It facilitates the development of the software products and services driven by the latest trends such as big data, cloud computing, mobile applications and social media support.
“By coupling expert insight with the proper tools and skilled engineers, Ciklum enables teams to identify and mitigate bottlenecks in the software delivery pipeline; bridging the gap between software development and operations teams,” said Christian Aaen, CTO, Ciklum. “We are always working on solutions that enable us to provide more value to our partners and expand our market reach”.
CIOReview is a magazine for entrepreneurs, executives, business leaders and techies. A panel comprising of industry leaders and the editorial board of the magazine evaluates the best in different domains and selects those comprising the list. The evaluation criteria include company’s offerings, expertise, customer references and recognitions.
In September 2015 Ciklum was proud to announce that it had been shortlisted for The European Software Testing Awards 2015. The company was the finalist in three categories that is the Leading Vendor, Testing Management Team of the Year and Testing Innovator of the Year.
Ciklum was selected as the finalist in three categories for its commitment to high quality and standards to customers, outstanding testing management leadership as well as new methods and tools employed in the testing field. Ciklum Quality Assurance Solutions unit has completed 200+ projects and employs 40+ QA Engineers in five locations. According to the customer feedback, the customers’ time to market has reduced up to 45% with the Ciklum QA unit contribution and brought 39% of cost savings by preventing defects.
“Ciklum have developed a robust quality system by providing QA services to the customers’ projects in such industries as finance, big data analytics, telecommunications”, – said Craig Wilson, CRO, Ciklum. “We are proud that these efforts are recognised and we are shortlisted for such a prestigious industry award”.
About The European Software Testing Awards
The European Software Testing Awards celebrates every year the companies and individuals who have accomplished significant achievements in the software testing and quality assurance market. The whole industry was invited to enter 20 categories including the Best Test Automation Project; Leading Vendor; Testing Innovator of the Year; and Best Overall Project.
The winners will be announced at the Gala Dinner in London on 18 November, 2015.
The title is granted to only five companies in the category by this leading information and technology research and advisory company. Ciklum was recognized for innovative services and new approaches to solve business problems.
“Ciklum differentiates itself through focus on setting up and resourcing nearshore delivery centers for application services for, and on behalf of, clients”, stated Gilbert van der Heiden, Research VP at Gartner in the report. “It is cool because, in effect, Ciklum is a dedicated staffing agency, with optimized delivery locations and focused technology skills that allow it to find and train individuals to the skill level the client requires before integrating them in the “client own” team. In comparison, other service providers that set up delivery centers on behalf of clients, fill them with their own staff and deliver services to clients from dedicated client delivery centers.” Gartner’s research is designed to highlight interesting, new and innovative vendors, products and services within the application services industry. “Application services, while mature in some instances, are constantly changing in response to technology and delivery innovations, economic conditions and other external pressures. The continuing uncertain economic environment has increased interest in, and demand for, innovation-driven growth and cost-effective solutions,” as stated in the Gartner report.
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Ciklum is recognized as one of Top 100 Global Services Companies for the 3d consecutive year in The Global Services (GS) 100 Listing.
The Listing defines each year leaders in global IT and Business Process Outsourcing (ITO/BPO). This recognition confirms Ciklum’s leadership on the global ITO arena for the 3d year in a row. The survey has evaluated multiple quantitative and qualitative dimensions such as:
• performance and leadership,
• quality and maturity of customers,
• breadth of services offered, and
• spread of global delivery capabilities
The GS Listing reflects the overall landscape and diversity of the global outsourcing service provider community and serves as a tool for buyers of business and technology services to identify and select the right outsourcing partner.
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