Apica hires three new employees

The Swedish based IT-company Apica has hired three new employees; Peter Tollgård is hired as Head of Consultancy, Robert Aresved is the new Support Manager and will also be a technical consultant, and Erik Torlén becomes Apica’s new test- and internet expert. Peter Tollgård recently took up the position as new Head of Consultancy. He is recruited to Apica from the position as Team Leader of SEB:s Messaging Team. Earlier employers include Aventure, Computer Associates, Idealock and Tollgard Management. Peter has taken most of Microsoft’s certifications, including Windows Server, Exchange Server, Active Directory and TopCall FAX/SMS. He has also taken several management- and project management training programmes with SEB. Robert Aresved is hired as Support Manager with Apica. He will also be working as a technical consultant. Robert is a system engineer and previously has worked with system administration with a o Qbranch and Guide. Erik Torlén is hired as Apica’s new test- and internet expert. Erik has studied mathematics and computer engineering with Bromma Gymnasium.

Apica loadtests the crises portal of the Swedish Emergency Management Agency – SEMA

During the Spring of 2008 Apica has carried out external load tests for theSwedish Emergency Management Agency – SEMA. The purpose of the loadtests was to verify the performance of SEMA’s web at peak load in a crisis situation. Apica has been commissioned to support SEMA with tests and quality measuring of SEMA:s crises portal, www.krisinformation.se. The commission has comprised optimisation of the web site’s performance in a foreseen crises situation, when a vast number of users – both individuals and governmental staff – needs to be able to access important information. Apica’s applications and solutions has verified that the site can cope with a certain peak load and shown how the site will perform at such load. The tests and analysises has led to specific changes in order to optimise the performance further. “SEMA’s web applications has to meet the highest standards regarding response time and availability. It is thefore of the outmost importance that the web sites work with optimum performance. We are very proud to have been chosen to assist SEMA with this”, says Sven Hammar, CEO of Apica. About SEMA The Swedish Emergency Management Agency – SEMA(Krisberedskapsmyndigheten (KBM), http://www.krisberedskapsmyndigheten.se/) is a governmental body with the task to coordinate crisis preparedness in the Swedish society. SEMA has offices in Stockholm and Sollefteå with a total staff of approx. 270.

Apica tests and quality measures Scandic Hotels web site and new internet based booking system

Apica has been commissioned by Scandic Hotels, the leading Nordic Hotel chain, to test and quality measure Scandic’s web site and new internet based booking system. Apica is a Swedish company which performs advanced performance- and loadtests of web applications. Apica has been commissioned to assist Scandic Hotels with tests and quality measuring of the hotel chains web site www.scandichotels.com. Apica will perform regular performance and availability tests of Scandic’s web site, including the international editions, as well as additional web applications. One of these web applications is a new, recently developed, internet based booking system, which is extremely business critical for Scandic. Apica’s applications and solutions efficiently helps its customers to increase performance and quality of their web site’s and to secure availability and performance of business critical web applications. – All our web sites shall of course meet the highest standards. Also, it is of outmost importance that our recently developed booking system works impeccably. This is way we have hired Apica to assist us with testing, quality measurement and optimisation of our internet presence, says Pia Hofstedt, Director IT, Scandic. Scandic is the leading hotel chain of the Nordics with141 hotels in ten countries. – Scandics web site is informative, customer friendly and also very business critical, as it contians the booking system. Therefore, it is vital that the site is working with top performance. We are glad to be given the confidence of Scandic to assist with this, says Sven Hammar, CEO of Apica.

Apica partners with Polopoly

Apica has signed a partnership agreement with the Swedish content management system provider Polopoly. Apica will assist Polopoly with its development and implementation projects, comprising a o loadtests, stress tests and SLA-supervision. Apica is a Swedish based IT-company which provides internet based applications and solutions for advanced performance and loadtests of web applications. The tests measure load and availability of web sites, web applications and server environments. With Apica’s applications and solutions its customers can increase quality, availability and performance quickly and efficiently of their business critical web applications. Polopoly is the leading Content Management System business in Scandinavia. Polopoly develops and sells systems for publishing and management of digital content. The cutomer base principally consist of leading businesses in their respective genres.