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2020-08-15

In the last 5 years DGITAL has found its place in the international travel technology business by constantly growing and evolving. E-commerce being our main area of expertise, we wanted dgital.com to be simple, where visitors can easily understand our range of activities. We have found that our innovative and high end developments deserve a website that is easy-to-understand, informative and not least follows the latest technologies.

As a result, we created dedicated pages for our products and services as well as a dedicated page with our recommended solutions to the different industries we work with. The new website is fully mobile optimized with enhanced navigation and supports multiple languages by design.

From the technology point of view, our first website was built with using a Static Site Generator (SSG). We chose Hexo, because it used Javascript and it served us well until 2018, when the next generation Static Site Generators arrived. Jamstack and server side rendering technologies became the new trend and we evaluated them - such as Next-js, Jekyll, Nuxt.js and Gatsby - to get a clear picture. Next.js and Gatsby fit well in our portfolio as it is backed by React. We chose Gatsby, because we think, in 2020 it is the best choice for a corporate site. Gatsby has been designed especially for static sites such as corporate websites or blogs and they are a pioneer in server side rendering, which makes the website not just incredibly fast for the first load, but also provides a unbelievable seamless experience while clicking and navigating on the site thanks to Jamstack principle of pre-rendering all accessible pages in the background.

We still use .NET Core based backend for our e-commerce projects and our frontend is built on Typescript, React hooks and Web Components.

2020-07-14

Microsoft Azure customers now gain access to some of DGITAL’s products and services to take advantage of the scalability, reliability, and agility of Azure with streamlined deployment and management.

The Microsoft Azure Marketplace is an online store that offers applications and services designed to integrate with the Microsoft Azure cloud. Before DGITAL’s products and services became available for purchase on the Marketplace, all of them have been certified through the Microsoft Azure Certified program to ensure compatibility with the Azure public cloud.

You can find the following products and services of DGITAL Labs in Microsoft Azure marketplace:

DEEP Travel Reservation System

Azure PCI DSS Compliance

24/7 Cloud Operations and Support

Cloud Migration and Optimization

2020-02-28

DGITAL has signed an enterprise level Guaranteed Support Service and Availability Agreement with JetSMART in the value of over USD 700.000

Our wide range of services are now covering software guarantee, development and testing, consultancy and project management.

2020-02-14

We are pleased to inform you that DGITAL has been qualified for Silver Cloud Platform Competency at Microsoft. The qualification is the result of 4 years of dedicated work, successful implementations on MS Azure platform and superior cloud hosting services provided by DGITAL. Thanks to this achievement, the company and its Customers are receiving 24/7 priority support from Microsoft.

DGITAL will acquire the highest, Gold level status in 2020.

2019-11-15

There must be a casus bibendi so be it, let’s call it “Welcoming Autumn” Party. We all ditched work on a fine Friday afternoon and went back to the venue of the last year-end party. The place is getting more cosy month by month and we did our best to take its advantages.

We are proudly wearing the new branded T-shirts in the garden of DGITAL’s new office

t-shirt

Yakitori on the grill

Yakitori

Some rooster balls added to the stew / Spareribs made ready in the smoker

Spare ribs

Side dishes: salads, grilled aubergine and chapati

Aubergine and chapati

Our new office space is under construction, but we could have a sneak peek and it’s promising, we’ll love it

New office space

2019-09-20

We are happy to announce that we are fully PCI-ready in Microsoft Azure. Azure Services has undergone a major change in recent years. The gap between Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Azure, the two leading cloud providers is closing at an increasing speed. In addition, Azure has always offered strong PaaS-based solutions and still has a little lead in it. We have always kept a close eye how these services have matured, especially in terms of e-commerce. Until recently, card payment industry focused solely on conventional hosting environments with physical/virtualized hardware. They were cautious and slow migrating into the cloud. As the competition between e-commerce providers became more fierce, especially in the low-cost airline sector, cost-effective scalable and flexible infrastructure has become a principal requirement now. At the same time regulations, security requirements and GDPR put a great responsibility on the providers. Add geo-redundancy and disaster recovery to the equation, and conventional providers are having a hard time fulfilling these needs. Cloud providers have put much focus on these areas in the last couple of years, offering very good solutions for logging, monitoring and security in a scalable manner at a smaller price, than their heavy-weight on-premise counterparts. DGITAL put a lot of effort in finding a way to cover all these requirements in Azure Cloud. We carried out a PCI-DSS gap analysis successfully with a licensed auditor collaborating with Microsoft. We believe that cloud-first is the right approach for all our customers, especially e-commerce providers.

Azure DevOps services is used in DGITAL for all build and release related operation. Our quality pipeline is fully implemented there. Cloud version provides features, which makes Microsoft as a leader in this area, especially for .NET projects. We are happy, that we chose this over AppVeyor or TeamCity. They are both great products, but Azure DevOps provides more features at a smaller price. There is still some room for improvement, but they have reached an important milestone, having all .NET core related project pipelines running there. We are committed to using it in the future as well.

2019-06-05

DGITAL has hired 3 new colleagues latterly - two developers and a devops specialist - and plans to employ more professionals in the coming months for the projects we finalised recently.