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Telerik AD is Named “Best Employer in Bulgaria” for Sixth Consecutive Year

Telerik Company News - Fri, 11/22/2013 - 14:44

2013 Results Reveal 93% Employee Engagement across the Company


Aon Hewitt Best Employer 2013Sofia, Bulgaria - November 22, 2013 – Telerik AD, an end-to-end provider of application development tools and solutions for building and analyzing cross-platform and mobile applications, has been named “Best Employer in Bulgaria” for 2013. This is the sixth consecutive year Telerik has been named a leading employer in the country in the annual "Best Employers Study,” dating its first win back to 2007.

AonHewitt, a global leader in human resource solutions, conducts the annual study, the results of which show very high levels of satisfaction and engagement (93%) among Telerik AD employees. The “Best Employer in Bulgaria” award distinguishes Telerik AD once again from other employers for its great work environment, excellent remuneration and benefits packages, company resources, and the opportunities it provides for training and professional development.

Since 2007, the study placed Telerik AD among the leading employers in Bulgaria. Telerik AD’s past awards include being named “Best Employer in Bulgaria” among small and medium-sized companies in 2012, 2010 and 2007. With over 800 highly-skilled employees globally in 2013, this is the first time Telerik AD has placed first among medium and large-sized companies with headcounts between 250 and 1,000 and over 1,000 employees.

“The open, friendly communication between everyone on the Telerik team, regardless of their title, responsibilities and location, is something that we have insisted on since day one. We will continue this practice going forward, no matter how big and geographically dispersed our organization gets. Our unique culture is among the biggest contributing factors to our continued success and definitely the top reason why Telerik has been now been named “Best Employer in Bulgaria” for 6 years in a row," said Svetozar Georgiev, co-founder and CEO of the company.

The software company adds the 2013 “Best Employer in Bulgaria” award to its other achievements this year. Telerik, which has over 130,000 customers, including more than 450 of the Fortune 500 organizations, increased its global headcount by over 240 new employees in the past 11 months.

In 2013 the Telerik Group opened 2 new offices — in Palo Alto, California, and Copenhagen, Denmark, following its acquisition of the Danish company EQATEC A/C. Also this year, a world leading information technology research and advisory company, Gartner, positioned Telerik Test Studio in the “Visionaries” Quadrant of its Magic Quadrant for Integrated Software Quality Suites.

Among the company’s other significant achievements in 2013 are:

  • Two awards in the 2013 Best in Biz Awards International – “Company of the Year” and “Most Socially Friendly Company of the Year”
  • European Business Awards, Ruban d'Honneur – Telerik AD is named one of Europe’s 100 most successful businesses
  • Two awards by the Bulgarian Association of Information Technologies for “Corporate and Social Responsibility” and for “IT Education" for Telerik AD’s free software education initiative, “Telerik Academy”
  • 2013 Best of TechEd Awards: Software Development for Telerik DevCraft
  • Best in Biz Awards 2013 EMEA: Best New Product of the Year for Telerik Icenium

About Telerik
Telerik is a market-leading provider of end-to-end solutions for application development, software testing, agile project management, reporting, and content management across all major development platforms. Telerik’s award-winning software development products enable enterprises and organizations of every size to generate tangible productivity gains, reduce time-to-market, and stay on time and under budget. More than 130,000 organizations in 94 countries depend on Telerik products, including more than 450 of the Fortune 500, academic institutions, governments, and non-profits. For additional information about Telerik, please visit www.telerik.com or follow @telerik on Twitter.

Telerik is a registered trademark or trademark of Telerik AD in the United States and/or other countries.

All other products and services listed herein either are, or may be, registered trademarks or trademarks of their respective owners in the United States and/or other countries.

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Categories: RIA, Vendor

Telerik Embraces the Responsive Web with Latest Kendo UI Improvements

Telerik Company News - Wed, 11/20/2013 - 16:00

Award-winning Framework is the First of its Kind to Deliver Responsive UI Widgets to its More than 1M-Strong Developer Community


WALTHAM, MA, November 20, 2013Telerik®, an end-to-end provider of application development tools and solutions for building cross-platform and mobile applications, today announced significant enhancements to Kendo UI®, its comprehensive HTML5 and JavaScript® UI framework. With this release, Kendo UI now comes equipped with intelligent UI widgets to address the growing need for responsive design elements in cross-platform and mobile applications.

Responsive design, a client-side technique for supporting multiple design layouts, has been expanding into the minds of application developers dedicated to delivering cross-platform solutions to accommodate the many sizes and scopes of devices, screen sizes and more. In fact, Gartner noted recently, “Many enterprises view [responsive design] RD as the answer to lowering development costs and time to deploy. To date, most implementations of RD are either hand-coded or use one of dozens of small, open-source libraries or frameworks.”[1]

With the latest release of Kendo UI, Telerik raises the bar by introducing a range of improvements targeting responsive UI for mobile applications. Developers can now easily build applications with intelligent UI widgets that automatically adapt to different screen sizes and form factors. The Q3 2013 release also marks the industry's first commercially available adaptive Grid and Scheduler widgets. Developers using Kendo UI now get out-of-the-box apps which adapt to the mobile devices their end users are using, without any additional coding. They also get a powerful API to specify responsive behavior for widgets, giving them the granular control they desire.

"Building websites and apps just doesn't mean what it used to. Even a few short years ago, building for the web was an exercise in targeting the lowest-common-denominator browser. With the proliferation of smartphones, tablets and other internet-connected screens, responsive design has emerged as a powerful solution to deal with this complexity by enabling developers to build with flexibility,” said Todd Anglin, Executive Vice President, Cross-Platform Tools and Solutions, Telerik. With the addition of features like auto-adapting widgets to Kendo UI, Telerik continues to deliver a powerful framework that has everything developers need to build cross-platform and mobile applications. No JavaScript framework in the market today- commercial or open source- is evolving as quickly or delivering as much value as Kendo UI.”

In addition to the responsive design features outlined above, the Kendo UI Q3 2013 release also includes:

  • Advancements to Kendo UI DataViz™ including five new chart types (Funnel, Error Bars, Step Line, Spline and Box Plot) as well as responsive capabilities to automatically adapt to tablet and mobile viewpoints, increasing the total number of charts available in the framework to fourteen.
  • Improvement to themebuilder™ for Kendo UI Mobile with the addition of the Flat UI theme and better support integration with the popular Bootstrap framework.
  • Mapping and spatial visualization support, including full touch support.
  • Kendo UI Mobile™ support for iOS® 7

Kendo UI Q3 2013 is available immediately. For more information, please join us for the release keynote webcast taking place today, November 20 at 11:00 AM EST. Click http://get.telerik.com/kendoui-keynote for details and to register.

About Kendo UI
Telerik Kendo UI is everything professional developers need to build HTML5 and JavaScript websites and mobile apps. Based on jQuery, Telerik Kendo UI delivers a rich UI for the web, HTML5-powered data visualizations, and tools for building native-like mobile apps with HTML5. The leading-edge framework delivers everything in a unified, compact package, backed by industry leading professional support. For more information about Telerik Kendo UI, please visit www.kendoui.com or follow @KendoUI on Twitter.

About Telerik
Telerik is a market-leading provider of end-to-end solutions for application development, software testing, agile project management, reporting, and content management across all major development platforms. Telerik’s award-winning software development products enable enterprises and organizations of every size to generate tangible productivity gains, reduce time-to-market, and stay on time and under budget. More than 100,000 organizations in 94 countries depend on Telerik products, including more than 450 of the Fortune 500, academic institutions, governments, and non-profits. For additional information about Telerik, please visit www.telerik.com or follow @telerik on Twitter.

Telerik, Kendo UI, Kendo UI DataViz, Kendo UI Mobile are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Telerik AD in the United States and/or other countries.

JavaScript is a registered trademark of Oracle and/or its affiliates.

iOS is a registered trademark or trademark of Cisco Systems, Inc. and/or its affiliates in the United States and certain other countries.

FORTUNE® is a registered trademark of the FORTUNE magazine division of Time Inc.

All other products and services listed herein either are, or may be, registered trademarks or trademarks of their respective owners in the United States and/or other countries.

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Press Contacts:

Carmen Hughes
Ignite Public Relations
Tel: 650.227.3280 #101

carmen@ignitepr.com

Erica Burns
Telerik, Inc.
Tel: 888.365.2779 #154
Erica.Burns@telerik.com


[1] Gartner, “Hype Cycle for Application Development, 2013,” 25 July 2013, Nathan Wilson, Gordon Van Huizen, Brian Prentice

Categories: RIA, Vendor

Telerik Survey of 3500 Developers Distinguishes the Blurred Lines of Mobile Application Development

Telerik Company News - Wed, 11/20/2013 - 15:42

Respondents call for a Mobile App Strategy that Offers Choice – HTML5, Native and Hybrid


WALTHAM, MA, November 20, 2013Telerik®, an end-to-end provider of application development tools and solutions for building cross-platform and mobile applications, today announced the results of its latest Mobile Application Development Survey. Titled, “The HTML5 vs. Native Debate is Over. The Winner is…,” the survey was conducted in October 2013 and polled 3500 respondents from around the world, ranging from developers to CIOs and CTOs. The results demonstrate an opportunity for vendors offering tools that support both hybrid and native approaches for mobile app development. Download the full report here.

Key findings include:

  • There are no ‘one-size-fits-all’ solutions for mobile application development. Many developers are finding mid-project that the approach they started with, Hybrid/HTML5 or Native, might not be the best, whether it’s changing requirements or due to an improved understanding of the capabilities each mobile solution offers.
  • Web and hybrid approaches are becoming increasingly popular with developers.
  • The Web Platform (HTML5 & JavaScript) is the top choice for building cross-platform apps.

While native approaches were perceived to be the best choice for mobile application development in the enterprise a few years ago, today, 57% of those surveyed believe that HTML5 is either enterprise-ready or will be within 12 months. This demonstrates that the lines are blurring between developer preference for mobile app development approaches, not simply in terms of the end-user experience, but also the app development experience.

“Developers are taking the time to really understand the advantages and best practices for hybrid and native development and are quickly realizing that there is no ‘one-size-fits-all’ solution for their mobile development process,” said Todd Anglin, Telerik’s EVP of Cross-Platform Products and Solutions. . “Many developers are finding that the choice between native and hybrid approaches is dependent on business needs, app requirements, developer skill, development timeline and other factors. When considered in context, we’re seeing plenty of cases where hybrid is the right choice for a given app, and others where native still makes the most sense. What developers need, then, are tools that can help them be effective, regardless of the chosen approach.”

In addition, the survey posed questions around standards adoption, number and types of apps that will be developed in 2014, cross-platform adoption and the cost and time savings benefits of non-native approaches.

To read the full report and see all of the survey findings, click here.

About Kendo UI
Telerik Kendo UI® is everything professional developers need to build HTML5 and JavaScript websites and mobile apps. Based on jQuery, Telerik Kendo UI delivers a rich UI for the web, HTML5-powered data visualizations, and tools for building native-like mobile apps with HTML5. The leading-edge framework delivers everything in a unified, compact package, backed by industry leading professional support. For more information about Telerik Kendo UI, please visit www.kendoui.com or follow @KendoUI on Twitter.

About Telerik
Telerik is a market-leading provider of end-to-end solutions for application development, software testing, agile project management, reporting, and content management. Telerik’s award-winning software development products enable enterprises and organizations of every size to generate tangible productivity gains, reduce time-to-market, and deliver on time and under budget. With tens of thousands of users in more than 90 countries around the world, Telerik’s customers include numerous Fortune 2000 companies, academic institutions, governments, and non-profit organizations. For additional information about Telerik, please visit www.telerik.com or follow @telerik on Twitter.

Telerik, Kendo UI and other Telerik marks used within the press release are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Telerik AD in the United States and/or other countries.

All other products and services listed herein either are, or may be, registered trademarks or trademarks of their respective owners in the United States and/or other countries.

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Press Contacts:

Carmen Hughes
Ignite Public Relations
Tel: 650.227.3280 #101

carmen@ignitepr.com

Erica Burns
Telerik, Inc.
Tel: 888.365.2779 #154
Erica.Burns@telerik.com

Categories: RIA, Vendor

Telerik Announces Integration with PayPal Payments Standard and WorldPay, Just in Time for the Holiday Shopping Season

Telerik Company News - Tue, 11/12/2013 - 08:08

Integration Ensures an Added Layer of Security with PCI DSS Compliance for Millions of Web Interactions Daily


WALTHAM, MA - November 12, 2013Telerik® today announced its Sitefinity® CMS platform now integrates with PayPal Payments Standard and WorldPay. Serving more than 70,000 users that account for millions of website interactions daily, this update comes just in time to accommodate the business holiday shopping season, offering an added layer of security by using PCI DSS compliant payment vendors.

The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) is the global data security standard adopted by the major payment card brands for organizations that process, store or transmit cardholder data.[1] Being PCI DSS compliant is an advantage to any online retailer, as it demonstrates an added layer of security for those looking to make online purchases by taking the purchase out of the retailer site, and sending it to an external site where sensitive payment data is collected and safely stored.

“Savvy online buyers do not want to have to type their credit card information into a website for each and every purchase, not when there are tools such as PayPal and WorldPay available. They want a point and click experience that they know is backed by the highest security standards,” said Martin Kirov, Executive Vice President, Sitefinity division, Telerik. “Having the Sitefinity CMS integrated with the two industry leading external payment providers gives our customers the options they’re looking for, which in turn will increase their sales as they enter the busiest time of year.”

Shop.org is projecting online holiday sales will rise between 13 and 15 percent over last year, to as much as $82 billion.[2] Just in time for the major influx of online purchasing, Telerik’s integration of its Sitefinity CMS with PayPal Payments Standard and WorldPay brings added benefit to its expansive customer base by offering payment system options that follow online payment best security practices. PayPal Payments Standard allows for worldwide merchant registration and supports e-wallet payments as well as one-time credit/debit card payments. WorldPay supports merchant registrations from more than 40 countries and allows buyers to pay for online transactions using credit cards, debit cards and bank transfers.

“Security conscious online buyers want to know their transactions are safe and they are free from issues such as fraud and identity theft. Through our integration with PayPal Payments Standard and WorldPay, we’re giving our customers easier payment options for their end-users, and the satisfaction of knowing transactions are conducted in a safe and secure manner,” continued Kirov.

About Sitefinity CMS
Sitefinity is an ASP.NET web content management platform developed by Telerik. Trusted and used by thousands of customers worldwide, including 49 of the Fortune 500®, the Sitefinity ASP.NET online business platform empowers businesses to engage, convert and retain customers on the web. With the product’s usability and flexibility developers, marketing end-users and IT managers are able to work more effectively, helping to grow their business. Sitefinity CMS customers further benefit from Telerik’s ongoing innovation and top technical support. Sitefinity CMS was recently named an American Business Awards (Stevie®) “People’s Choice - Favorite Content Management Solution” and “New Product or Service of the Year – Software – Content Management Solution” – Gold Winner. For more information, visit: www.sitefinity.com.

About Telerik
Telerik is a market-leading provider of end-to-end solutions for application development, software testing, agile project management, reporting, and web content management across all major development platforms. Telerik’s award-winning software development products enable enterprises and organizations of every size to generate tangible productivity gains, reduce time-to-market, and stay on time and under budget. More than 100,000 organizations in 94 countries depend on Telerik products, including more than 450 of the Fortune 500, academic institutions, governments, and non-profits. For additional information about Telerik, please visit www.telerik.com or follow @telerik on Twitter.

Telerik and Sitefinity are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Telerik AD in the United States and/or other countries.

"FORTUNE 500 ® is a registered trademark of the FORTUNE magazine division of Time Inc."

All other products and services listed herein either are, or may be, registered trademarks or trademarks of their respective owners in the United States and/or other countries.

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Press Contacts:

Carmen Hughes
Ignite Public Relations
Tel: 650.227.3280 #101

carmen@ignitepr.com

Erica Burns
Telerik, Inc.
Tel: 888.365.2779 #154
Erica.Burns@telerik.com


[1] PCI Standard Security Standards Council - https://www.pcisecuritystandards.org/documents/PCI%20SSC%20Quick%20Reference%20Guide.pdf

[2] Shop.org, the online division of the National Retail Federation - http://blog.shop.org/2013/10/03/online-holiday-expectations-setting-the-bar-high-again-in-2013/

Categories: RIA, Vendor