#Digital and #entrepreneurship: women still in the minority

To reverse this trend, trophies, incubators and talent pools, networks, and corporate and government support are on the rise. But there’s a long way still to go… On 14th June this year, applications for Excellencia, a trophy to award women in the high-tech industry in France, closed: the winners for 2015 will be announced at the end of September. Organised by the Commission Syntec Femmes du numérique and pasc@line, the purpose of the event is to promote the initiatives and projects implemented by female digital entrepreneurs. It also allows the organisers to attract women to the digital sector, an...

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How businesses can adapt to the digital transformation

Managers are singled out as being responsible in the digital transformation of companies. But they are not alone. This trend pushes many professionals to re-evaluate how they work. Online review of the challenges faced by staff from general and HR managers to designers. We Need Better Managers, Not More Technocrats By Didier Bonnet and George Westerman Vision is not enough. You need to engage employees in making the vision a reality. Peter Drucker was on to this truth many years ago, writing that “your first and foremost job as a leader is to take charge of your own energy and...

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What is the human and economic impact of the digital transformation?

Many analyses have been published in recent weeks*, focusing in particular on the situation in France, that draw attention to digital potential and future challenges. Here are some of the results relating to human capital and the economic implications of the digital transformation. Human capital: A central premise for surviving the digital revolution  Pascal Buffard, Chairman of CIGREF (a network for large corporations in France), stressed the significance of the digital transformation for businesses and for the world back in 2013. He defined it as an "identical disruption, in terms of scope, to that of the Renaissance period or...

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Companies are on the lookout for cloud expertise

Cloud computing and new digital strategies in general are forcing organisations to rethink the role of the CIO and look for new profiles. Here’s what the experts say about the most sought-after digital skills in 2014. Gartner’s Sondergaard: Companies Overdue for Tech Reality Check By Evelyn M. Rusli “The word agility is in every CIO conversation,” he (Peter Sondergaard, Senior Vice President of research) said. “Agility is driving the need to look at tech differently.” He noted that 51% of people who buy cloud software say they are doing it for “agility.” However, as organizations transform their architecture for...

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The Big Data boom

Judging by the proliferation of forecasts and estimations, Big Data is a major technology concern. What’s the value of consumer data? It will account for 8% of Europe’s GDP in 2020 (BCG) Worth an estimated €315 billion in 2011 and €1,000 billion in 2020 in Europe (BCG) 70% of data is produced by individuals: emails, photos, blogs, etc. (INRIA/McKinsey) Where is the data located? 85% of data is currently stored by large corporations, most of which are based in the US (Google, Facebook, Amazon, etc.) Storage capacity in Europe is 70% of American capacities   1/3 of global data will be...

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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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