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  • SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT | 15-02-2024

    Translating complexity into clarity

    In the software products domain, mastering their effective and efficient use is paramount. This article uncovers how our User Documentation team confronts complexity head-on, crafting user-friendly and invaluable guides while continuously refining their approach. Join Áina Rocha and Filipe Franco in…
    Translating complexity into clarity
  • SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT | 19-09-2023

    Mastering the Implementation of Software Test Automation

    The journey of integrating software test automation to elevate software quality is neither easy nor simple, and SISCOG has travelled a long way to achieve a comprehensive automation coverage for all its products and systems. In a new SISCOG Blog article by Mariana Cavalheiro, we provide a glimpse i…
    Mastering the Implementation of Software Test Automation
  • OPTIMISATION | 08-08-2023

    The Magic Lamp

    Step into the enchanting world of Arabian Nights, where an extraordinary lamp possessed magical wish-granting powers. Then discover how SISCOG's lamp symbol button fulfils dreams and paves the way towards an efficient future. Join storyteller Miguel Dias in this magical tale.
    The Magic Lamp
  • SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT | 06-06-2023

    35 years of Lisping at SISCOG - A trip down memory lane

    SISCOG was founded back in 1986. This was the year that IBM unveiled the PC Convertible (their first "laptop" computer); that Intel introduced the 386 microprocessor series; and that the IMAP protocol was created. SISCOG was born in an era of great technological advancement, where computers were s…
    35 years of Lisping at SISCOG - A trip down memory lane
  • OPTIMISATION | 21-03-2023

    Profit-Based Optimisation of Rolling Stock Rotations

    Railway operators want to use their resources in the most efficient way. So they look for tools that are capable of producing operational plans, such as rolling stock rotations, automatically and in an optimised way. SISCOG's algorithmics team was challenged to provide VIA Rail Canada algorithmic su…
    Profit-Based Optimisation of Rolling Stock Rotations
  • SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT | 19-05-2022

    "What is the Matrix?" - The Client is in the Team

    A demanding client, a fixed budget and a tight deadline, a staff planning and optimisation solution that needed to be amazing, and common points with the movie The Matrix… Discover this and more in the latest SISCOG Blog by André Morais and Bruno Grilo.
    "What is the Matrix?" - The Client is in the Team
  • SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY | 29-03-2022

    Skills-based volunteering at a rehab centre

    Volunteering work is always needed and very much appreciated. And basically anyone can do it, no matter what limitations, possibilities or knowledge they possess. And it is exactly the latter, namely a somewhat differentiated knowledge, that Ricardo Saldanha put to use in helping a drug and alcohol…
    Skills-based volunteering at a rehab centre
  • SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT | 31-01-2022

    The Challenges of Language

    As a software developer aimed at the global market, we have to overcome different challenges to effectively communicate with users. This article unfolds the intricate ecosystem of different languages in software development due to different backgrounds, countries, and companies.
    The Challenges of Language
  • LIFE @SISCOG | 17-11-2021

    The next great experiment: blended work

    Highly disruptive events like a pandemic happen once in a generation, if so. And with them, new demands and expectations emerge and push us to new dimensions and experiences. This is about how bold we were.
    The next great experiment: blended work
  • SUSTAINABILITY | 31-08-2021

    European Green Deal and the future of EU railway

    2021 is the European Year of Rail, a European Commission initiative part of the European Green Deal that highlights the benefits of rail as a sustainable, smart and safe transport. The EU is committed to becoming the first climate neutral continent by 2050. Digitalization plays a fundamental role.
    European Green Deal and the future of EU railway
  • Life @SISCOG | 24-06-2021

    An out of the office internship

    João Teixeira, intern at SISCOG, shares his view about his first professional experience away from the traditional workplace and the impacts on his professional and personal growth path. Find out what were the positive takeouts of such an unusual situation.
    An out of the office internship
  • Development | 23-06-2020

    Le Grand Jeté

    Although not immediately obvious, an Agile practitioner is basically a ballet dancer. Both require adopting a philosophy based on rehearsal, consistency, and focus not on the process but rather on the value that can be built for the audience or, in our case, the client.
    Le Grand Jeté