Sioux has combined its strengths with software specialist Qubiz. Cooperation between the two parties had previously existed in the form of a front office/back office structure in which Qubiz supplied additional engineering capacity and Sioux was responsible for client contact and the ultimate delivery. This successful cooperation is now entering a new phase with the opening of a centre of expertise in Cluj-Napoca, Romania. Sioux also co-owns this shared Big Data centre.
Ron Willems, who heads the electronics and software division at Sioux, had the following to say: “Our clients are currently working to transition to Industry 4.0, the so-called Smart Industry. This involves all machines being connected to one another via the Cloud. Critical information must be accessible via secure channels 24-7. Service must be deliverable from a remote location. When it comes to realising all this, knowledge and expertise with regard to Big Data are essential. In Qubiz, we have found the perfect partner to strengthen our expertise in this area.”
Janne Brok, who oversees engineering mathematics at Sioux, says: “In our industry, the scale of data available continues to increase. Beside challenges involving algorithms and analytics, our clients have a need for support with regard to infrastructure and applications as well. Together with Qubiz, we are able to tackle the full spectrum of aspects within Big Data projects on our clients’ behalf. The integral multidisciplinary approach of Sioux & Qubiz will really make the difference here.”
Qubiz, a leading software company based in Cluj-Napoca, maintains strong ties with the local labour market. Via Qubiz, Sioux has access to 170 experienced and highly-trained IT specialists who possess a wealth of knowledge on Big Data and Cloud solutions, next to their experience in delivering web & mobile software solutions. Establishing a shared centre of expertise was a logical next step for both parties.
Marcel Angel, CEO of Qubiz: “Entering into this strategic partnership with Sioux yields synergy that will enable our teams to work together on highly complex projects as if they were a single team. Previous experiences in projects have shown that this results in rapid and extensive learning, on both sides. This next step will provide a huge boost to our entire team and promote even closer cooperation within what will undoubtedly be even more attractive projects.”