New collaborative tools: how to optimise your projects

If you have trouble working as a team, you can’t really blame the tools anymore, because Microsoft, Google, or even Dropbox and Box, keep creating collaborative functionalities. Microsoft Teams: a wealth of collaborative tools for Office365 Microsoft Teams is designed to facilitate and optimise exchanges between employees. Platform, application, massive SaaS, call it what you want, but it’s about collaboration using tools which are integrated in the same place. To be eligible, you need a Business subscription which is provided by your company. There is also a mobile version of the app, available on Windows Phone, Android, and iOS....

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#Retail and #logistics: a revolution in the supply chain

Behind every 24-hour delivery, there’s a whole supply chain at work: NFC tracking, RFID tagging, transportation management system (TMS) software, updating processes and IT systems:  companies are making substantial investments and efforts to stay competitive. Delivering to consumers is one of the keys to connected commerce: a differentiating factor where choosing a retailer is concerned and the top reason for shopping cart abandonment. And online shoppers are becoming increasingly demanding: a study by MetaPack via Voxlog revealed that 83% of consumers would like shipping information to feature on the product pages, while 80% expect an exact delivery time and...

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IT #outsourcing is changing – and requiring better management

The digital transformation is bringing about a change in the way IT expertise is acquired, and a number of large companies are bringing IT skills back in-house. Outsourcing strategies are changing too: contracts are being revised, technology partners are on the increase and organisations are turning to Service Integration and Management (SIAM) to handle this complex new dimension. The EMEA IT outsourcing market got off to a slow start in 2015, in terms of both annual amount and the number of deals signed, according to the ISG Outsourcing Index. Following a boom in 2013 and 2014, outsourcing remained flat...

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#SaaS: a powerful driver for the #digitaltransformation

Switching from on-premise mode to Software-as-a-Service is now a major priority for organisations; it’s also a godsend for SMBS. 11 to 16: that’s the number of off-the-shelf apps most businesses use, irrespective of their size, according to a report by Okta from a dataset of 4,000 applications. As for the most popular ones, Microsoft Office 365 was a clear winner, followed by CRM solution Salesforce. The top ten also featured content storage solution Box, Google Apps and Dropbox. Does this spell the end of on-premise apps? SaaS business apps for office automation, marketing, e-commerce, analytics, customer care, logistics, HR,...

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France kicks off its #IndustrieDuFutur scheme

The French government’s “Industrie du Futur” (Industry of the Future) plan has just entered a new phase. In addition to the road map that was been drawn up for the different sectors involved and the budgets allocated, an Alliance has been created to coordinate the plan made up of organisations representing specific areas (digital, production, energy, etc.) In September 2013, the French government announced the 34 plans of “the new industrial France” focusing on key technologies – mainly digital – such as embedded systems for transport, smart textiles, and smart grids for eHealth, IoT, Big Data, Cloud and robotics....

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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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