The cloud is empowering end users

With cloud computing and virtualisation, IT managers need to pay more attention to user experience. Users driving IT changes With the growth of cloud computing and virtualisation, there is an increasing focus on end users’ needs, which is in turn driving a shift in IT organisations. According to Data Center Knowledge, whilst a company’s efficiency and growth capabilities are still important, mobile computing and consumerisation is forcing IT managers to think about new ways of working for employees: Remote working Flexi-time International user base BYOD/IT consumerisation So which of these areas could be potential sources of conflict between IT...

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Cloud, consumerisation and security: what the experts say

ENISA, the European Network and Information Security Agency, sums up the advantages and risks of cloud computing. The Cloud: considerable security benefits Security is often cited as one of the major arguments against cloud adoption, despite the potential benefits cloud computing can bring to businesses of all sizes. ENISA, the European Network and Information Security Agency asked some IT experts to give an overview of the potential problems associated with cloud computing, along with a set of recommended precautions and the numerous benefits it can offer. The main risks: Loss of control over data and infrastructure. Lack of legal...

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Private and public cloud: major potential for job creation

Cloud computing is predicted to generate some 2.7 million jobs in EMEA at year-end 2015, particularly in the Communications/Media and Banking industries. Job creation by region According to a survey commissioned by Microsoft from IDC, the growth of cloud computing will result in no less than 255,000 jobs being created in Germany, 227,000 in the UK, and 189,000 in France between 2012 and 2015. These figures are extremely encouraging for future IT professionals in Europe, although the biggest areas for job creation will be emerging markets such as China and India, (an estimated 6.8 million jobs). The United States...

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The meteoric rise of Google Apps for business

The low cost of these cloud-based applications is a key argument for IT Directors, who are currently using the suite as an addition to existing tools and a way of introducing new working methods The advantages of Google for business The cost: At €40 a month per user account for Gmail, Calendar, Docs, Cloud Connect, Google Group, Sites, etc, Google’s prices are particularly attractive to IT Directors.To stand up to its competitors who are already well-established in the business world, such as Microsoft Office and its Web Apps, Google has pulled out all the stops. Assisting application administrators: Google...

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Econocom finances and accelerates companies’ digital transformation.
With more than 10,800 employees in 18 countries and revenue of €3 billion, Econocom has all the requisite abilities to ensure the successful implementation of large-scale digital projects: consulting, sourcing and technology management & financing of digital assets, infrastructure, application and business solution services, and project financing.
Econocom has adopted European company status (Societas Europaea). The Econocom Group share has been listed on Euronext Brussels since 1986. It is part of the BEL Mid and Family Business indices.

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