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Xebia organizes its very first Blog-a-thon in collaboration with Microsoft

In Conversation with Anand Sahay, CEO and Co-Founder, Xebia

  • Tell us about Xebia and your global presence.

Xebia is a global full stack software engineering, IT and digital strategy consulting firm, enabling the digital transformation of businesses using the latest technologies and methodologies. Over the years, we have organically grown our domain knowledge across industries and utilized comprehensive engineering expertise to help makeshift businesses digitize, however, to ensure you get the best, we have acquired the best companies in the field to increase our expertise in an inorganic way. Whether it’s expertise in consulting and weak code implementation via Appcino (, outsourced product engineering services via coMakeIT (, AWS premier consulting and training via Oversight (, cloud services managed via (, GCP and Google Workspace functionality using g-company ( or to drive a relationship-based observability solution via StackState (, hands-on learning in a fun virtual computer lab with Instruqt ( or improving your workforce performance with Xebia Academy training and learning services ( . We cover all aspects of your digital transformation journey.

Xebia has a strong presence in USA, Canada, Netherlands, Germany, Belgium, Switzerland, Nordics, Poland, UK, Middle East, South Africa, in India, Singapore, Vietnam and Australia.

  • How is the global IT industry doing? What are the expected trends for 2022?

The IT industry is booming with the global digital revolution. With the pandemic changing the way our lives have always been, the new normal is all digital. Some of the trends we foresee:

The digital business: With most companies now capitalizing on the opportunity presented by a permanently remote workforce, working from home has made the call for digitalization inevitable. Gartner forecasts a CAGR of 16% through 2025 for digital transformation services, which will drive a market size of US$2.7 trillion.

State-of-the-art AI: As businesses go digital, automation, intelligent automation, and artificial intelligence have evolved as major contributors to enabling a massively distributed enterprise and its distributed operations in the world. global scale.

IT services for 24/7 operations: As businesses go digital and operations go global, IT services must go hand-in-hand with operations and business vision, making traditional fee-based and managed service models nearly obsolete as results-based and on the results are becoming more and more sought after.

Cybersecurity is redefined: With people and data all over the world, accessing corporate systems and data around the clock, from different networks, different devices, different types of connections, and using a diverse set of tools, the term defense of perimeter has become almost irrelevant.

Compliance beyond regulations: With businesses digital, global operations, and data commoditized, current regulations around PII, data protection, privacy, and information security in general have gone from barely meeting needs to inadequate. Here, companies and regulators must review the implications of compliance, standards and regulations

Flexibility and Agility: As the business cases for technology adoption, transformation and innovation are explored, companies will increasingly feel the need for their IT service partners to step in to fill roles in areas such as Agile development, DevOps, DevSecOps, and continuous and continuous integration. -Development (CI/CD).

  • Expand your collaboration with Microsoft


Shared by Runki Goswami, CMO, Xebia

At Xebia, we believe in empowering the industry as a whole. We are pleased to partner with Microsoft for this unique initiative of a blog-a-thon contest. Microsoft shares our goal of spreading knowledge and giving people the opportunity to express their thoughts and ideas and put them forward.

Blogathon is a tech blogging contest created for students, IT professionals, and professional developers. Regarding the partnership with Microsoft, the goal of this initiative is to allow developers to learn new technologies and write technical blogs with demos and code examples sharing their experiences while building on the Xebia and Azure platform. The content and solutions created will help other developers around the world grow in building solutions on Azure and Xebia.

  • How did you come up with the idea for a Blog-a-thon and how do you think it will help you?

The blog-a-thon will start from February 2 to 27, 2022. It will offer participants the opportunity to share solutions on topics and problems in real time and to engage in concrete change. Blogs will be judged by the Xebia-Microsoft judging panel and winners will receive global exposure to showcase their views and win prizes as well as Azure credits and mentorship sessions from Xebia and Microsoft experts.

This initiative will not only allow students to showcase their skills, but also get the right exposure for future career endeavours. Seasoned professionals, developers, and executives, meanwhile, will have their technology strategy heard the right way on a global scale.

Writing is something that not only helps improve domain knowledge, but also allows you to showcase your expertise or share your learnings with others.

Registration for the blog-a-thon will be open until January 27, 2022.

Interested participants can register by clicking on the link below:

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