The Market & Technology Readiness Level (“MTRL”) framework aims to provide decision makers with a holistic view of a project’s maturity in a simple way - with a single score. It offers decision makers a faster way to assess, measure and support technology projects.
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S’moove Software has developed Apodesk, a cloud software delivered as an online service for pharmacies, helping them save time and money.
Pharmacies use Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) to optimise the storage of thousands of drugs and other products, to automate purchases, as well as for invoicing and running loyalty campaigns. The downside? The Italian pharmacy market is packed with complex applications for running these services with just a handful of suppliers dominating the market.
The CloudWATCH Cloud Legal Week is taking place 16-27 November 2015, in conjunction with the European SME Week.
If you are a small firm using or planning to use a cloud service, this is your chance to ask legal experts about:
- Data protection compliance.
- Cloud contractual obligations.
It's free, easy and quick.
Experts from ICT Legal Consulting will assess the questions for their relevance and publish the answers here on the CloudWATCHHub.eu.
There are two ways you can use to pose your questions:
More and more small businesses are using the cloud to access markets more quickly, scale and grow without initial up-front costs needed for tradition IT infrastructures. Organisations that are not using the cloud need to start their cloud journey as soon as possible, particularly small and medium-sized businesses.
By affording lower barrier to entry and scalability, the cloud enables superior delivery of current services and the development of innovative offerings. By securing the same level of service irrespective of the size of the provider, it allows SMEs to match the quality of bigger companies. Accordingly, it provides all players in the business ecosystem with equal opportunities of major magnitude. The next frontier seems to be the mobile cloud.
Croatian SME, Agrivi, ensures cloud is an intelligent but affordable technology to significantly improve tracking, analysing and improving agricultural results. Its software as a service and user-friendly interface means farmers the world over can now make food production more efficient and sustainable.
Today, it seems the cloud is the answer to every question. Where are my photographs? How does this app work? How will our management strategies change with the cloud? It wasn't always thus. So how did the cloud come to develop us all in its fluffy ubiquity? check IBM's inforgraphic.
Wehkamp needed to improve its online retail services and use big data and analytics to provide their mostly young customers with a personalised and tailored online shopping experience, as well as improve profitability. The results of using cloud services for digital analytics, customer experience management and email campaigning speak a language any shareholder can understand: a 271% higher sales-per-send ration for marketing emails, including a 68% higher click-through rate
CloudingSMEs takes a comprehensive approach to the use of cloud computing by SMEs, which considers both the supply side (i.e. results and endeavors of ICT SMEs with expertise on cloud computing) and the demand side (i.e. the adoption and use of cloud computing technologies by SMEs).
CloudCatalyst aims to provide useful tools to foster the adoption of cloud computing in Europe. The project will set up a cross-border support service, contributing to strengthening European position in the Cloud Computing market, including the European software industry for both businesses and consumers.
Cloud-based business is becoming the backbone of the European economy and society. Many services are based on the Cloud and several businesses and critical infrastructures are becoming increasingly dependent on it.
Overall, the speed of change in Cloud technologies and services continues to be impressive and the main transformation is driven by the Trusted Cloud and Big Data integration as visible in the Future Cloud high impact initiative: Trusted Cloud.