The people at I-Net Huddle have extensive ‘hands-on’ and senior management experience gained by working in major IT and Telecommunication companies such as IBM, Oracle, Cisco, and Alcatel. Our people have been involved in sales, network design, marketing and tendering, and many other aspects of this business. We have a strong background in advising clients in search of solutions and regarding the various possibilities available to them, and the unique values and benefits associated with each one.

One of the things we love to do is what we call “FALLING IN LOVE WITH PROBLEMS.” We like to speak with our customers and reach out to potential new ones, carefully listening to their future projects, their business issues and their company vision, in order to help them make a roadmap to success.
We have broad expertise in many IT subjects, and if we hear about a problem we can’t solve, we will find you someone who can!

Think of The Solution

not The Problem

IT Architecture

Information technology architecture is the process of developing methodical information technology specifications, models and guidelines, to build a technology infrastructure which will serve the company business goals and growth. This process has been developed in the past few decades in response to the requirements for a coherent, consistent approach to delivering information technology capabilities. The process has been led by information technology product vendors (IBM, Oracle, Microsoft, Citrix, etc.) and independent consultancies, based on real experiences in the information technology marketplace and collaboration amongst industry stakeholders

Best practice Information Technology architecture encourages the use of open technology standards and global technology interoperability. Information Technology Architecture can also be called a high-level map or plan of the information assets in an organization, including the physical design of the building that holds the hardware, which runs the software.
In a typical IT Architecture we find hardware (servers, networking, routers, switches, appliances), and, of course, the software which makes the work today easier than years ago. Nominate all the solutions is really long and probably not very helpful, so I-Net Huddle believes is better to categorize the most important ones, which form the building bricks of an IT Architecture.

IT Infrastructure

Hardware
We have a huge range of hardware. PC, Laptops, Servers, Blades, Mainframe. Depends on what a company is aiming to accomplish, but the choice of the right hardware is very important.

Networking
All companies today have a network within the company which aims to interconnect the employees with the IT architecture, in order for them to be able to use the software tools to do their job. There it comes routers, LAN cables, Switches, Firewall.

Operating System
An operating system (OS) is software that manages computer hardware and software resources and provides common services for computer programs. The operating system is an essential component of the system software in a computer system. Application programs usually require an operating system to function.

Database
A database is an organized collection of data. The data is typically organized to model aspects of reality in a way that supports processes requiring information. To manage and interact with a Database, a Database management system is used, which is a software application that interacts with the database users, other applications, and the database itself to capture and analyze data.

Virtualization
In computing, virtualization refers to the act of creating a virtual (rather than actual) version of something, including (but not limited to) a virtual computer hardware platform, operating system (OS), storage device, or computer network resources.

Service Oriented Architecture (SOA)
A service-oriented architecture (SOA) is a design pattern in which application components provide services to other components via a communications protocol, typically over a network. The principles of service-orientation are independent of any vendor, product or technology. A service is a self-contained unit of functionality, such as retrieving an online bank statement. By that definition, a service is a discretely invocable operation. Services can be combined to provide the functionality of a large software application. SOA makes it easier for software components on computers connected over a network to cooperate. Every computer can run any number of services, and each service is built in a way that ensures that the service can exchange information with any other service in the network without human interaction and without the need to make changes to the underlying program itself. SOA is part of Middleware which is the leading business innovation platform for the enterprise and the cloud. It enables enterprises to create and run agile, intelligent business applications while maximizing IT efficiency through full utilization of modern hardware and software architectures.
By that definition, a service is a discretely invocable operation. Services can be combined to provide the functionality of a large software application. SOA makes it easier for software components on computers connected over a network to cooperate. Every computer can run any number of services, and each service is built in a way that ensures that the service can exchange information with any other service in the network without human interaction and without the need to make changes to the underlying program itself.

Key Benefits of having an IT Architecture well-designed span in every direction. Performances, Efficiency, Cost Reduction, IT System Quick-Change Enablement, Business Process re-engineering just to name just a few.

ITSM

IT service management (ITSM) refers to the entirety of activities – directed by policies, organized and structured in processes and supporting procedures – that are performed by an organization or part of an organization to plan, deliver, operate and control IT services offered to customers. It is thus concerned with the implementation of quality IT services that meet the needs of customers, and is performed by the IT service provider through an appropriate mix of people, process and information technology

On Demand
Demand is an economic principle that describes a consumer’s or a business’ desire and willingness to pay a price for a specific good or service.
On Demand means when consumers or Business are able to get this specific good or service online.
There are several examples: Video, Movies, books, software, hardware, etc.

Software on Demand
It is called Software as a service (SaaS) is a software licensing and delivery model in which software is licensed on a subscription basis and is centrally hosted. SaaS is typically accessed by users using a thin client via a web browser. SaaS has become a common delivery model for many business applications, including office and messaging software, payroll processing software, DBMS software, management software, CAD software, development software, gamification, virtualization, accounting, collaboration, customer relationship management (CRM), management information systems(MIS), enterprise resource planning (ERP), invoicing, human resource management (HRM), content management (CM) and service desk management. SaaS has been incorporated into the strategy of all leading enterprise software companies. One of the biggest benefits for is the potential to reduce IT support costs by outsourcing hardware and software maintenance and support to the SaaS provider.

Infrastructure on Demand
It is called “Infrastructure as a Service” and generally refers to computing hardware (servers, storage and network) delivered as a service. This typically includes the associated software as well: operating systems, virtualization, clustering, etc. There are a growing number of infrastructure service providers such as Amazon and IBM.

Cloud

One of the areas of confusion is the definition of Cloud Computing. There are many definitions of Cloud Computing out there. Here is one of them that seems to represent the most commonly held view. It’s from the National Institute of Standards (NIST) and seems to be gaining in popularity, not only in the US, but also the rest of the world as well.
Cloud computing is a model for enabling convenient, on-demand network access to a shared pool of configurable computing resources (e.g., networks, servers, storage, applications, and services) that can be rapidly provisioned and released with minimal management effort or service provider interaction.
Breaking it down, cloud computing is composed of:

5 essential characteristics
3 service models
4 deployment models

The 5 essential characteristics are:

On-demand self-service

provisioning, monitoring, management control

Resource pooling

implies sharing and a level of abstraction between consumers and services

Rapid elasticity

the ability to quickly scale up/down as needed

Measured service

metering utilization for either internal chargeback (private cloud) or external billing (public cloud)

Broad network access

typically means access through a browser on any networked device

Private Clouds

For exclusive use by a single organization and typically controlled, managed and hosted in private data centers. The hosting and operation of private clouds may also be outsourced to a third party service provider, but a private cloud remains for the exclusive use of one organization.

Public Clouds

For use by multiple organizations (tenants) on a shared basis and hosted and managed by a third party service provider.

Hybrid Clouds

When a single organization adopts both private and public clouds for a single application in order to take advantage of the benefits of both. For example, in a “cloud bursting” scenario, an organization might run the steady-state workload of an application on a private cloud, but when a spike in workload occurs, such as at the end of the financial quarter or during the holiday season, they can burst out to use computing capacity from a public cloud, then return those resources to the public pool when they are no longer needed.

Community Clouds

For use by a group of related organizations who wish to make use of a common cloud computing environment. For example, a community might consist of the different branches of the military, all the universities in a given region, or all the suppliers to a large manufacturer.

Managed services

They are the practice of outsourcing day-to-day management responsibilities and functions as a strategic method for improving operations and cutting expenses. This can include outsourcing HR-activities, production support and lifecycle build/maintenance activities. The person or organization that owns or has direct oversight of the organization or system being managed is referred to as the bidder, client, or customer. The person or organization that accepts and provides the managed service is regarded as the service provider or MSP.

Business Solutions

A business solution is a combination of ideas used to help a company achieve its objectives. A business solution comes in terms of marketing, payroll, auditing, accounting market research and analysis, among other essential business activities.

There are a lot of Business Solutions out there because companies face many problems. I-Net Huddle can cover many but not all of them. We especially focus to the following:

Customer Relationship Management

Customer Relationship Management (CRM) is a system for managing a company’s interactions with current and future customers. It often involves using technology to organize, automate, and synchronize sales, marketing, customer service, and technical support.

Enterprise Resource Planning

Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) is business management software that a company can use to collect, store, manage and interpret data from many business activities, including Product planning, cost. Manufacturing or service delivery. Marketing and sales.

Enterprise Content Management

Enterprise Content Management (ECM) is a formalized means of organizing and storing an organization’s documents, and other content, that relates to the organization’s processes. The term encompasses strategies, methods, and tools used throughout the lifecycle of the content.

Business process management

Business process management (BPM) is a field in operations management that focuses on improving corporate performance by managing and optimizing a company’s business processes. It can, therefore, be described as a “process optimization process.” It is argued that BPM enables organizations to be more efficient, more effective and more capable of change than a functionally focused, traditional hierarchical management approach. These processes can impact the cost and revenue generation of an organization.

Product Lifecycle Management

In industry, Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) is the process of managing the entire lifecycle of a product from inception, through engineering design and manufacture, to service and disposal of manufactured products. PLM integrates people, data, processes and business systems and provides a product information backbone for companies and their extended enterprise.

Human Resource/Capital Management

Human Resource/Capital Management (HRM or HCM) is a function in organizations designed to maximize employee performance of an employer’s strategic objectives. HR is primarily concerned with the management of people within organizations, focusing on policies and systems. HR departments and units in organizations typically undertake a number of activities, including employee recruitment, training and development, performance appraisal and rewarding (e.g., managing pay and benefits systems). HR is also concerned with industrial relations, that is, the balancing of organizational practices with requirements arising from collective bargaining and from governmental laws.

Enterprise Performance Management

Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) is a management field of Business Performance Management which considers the visibility of operations in a closed-loop model across all facets of the enterprise. There are several emerging domains in the EPM field which are being driven by corporate initiatives, academic research and commercial approaches. These include:

Strategy Formulation

Strategy formulation refers to activities of an organization which determines the direction of its agenda. This is generally constructed of the mission, vision, and strategic goals and objectives of an organization. Once the direction is established, an organization monitors its progress against those activities and takes corrective actions to reach a particular target state.

Business Intelligence

Business Intelligence (BI), is a software tool allowing to get instant visibility into your business performance and drive better business outcomes using a broad set of capabilities for reporting, analysis, modelling, forecasting – all engineered for speed of thought performance on any device.

Business Planning and Forecasting

It refers to the set of activities where business is planned against the strategy and what forecast activities or results of the organization may occur from operational execution during a particular time period. Financial forecasts are, quite simply, your forecast of how your business will perform financially over, say, the year ahead. This is the daily bread for Business Intelligence.

Strategy Management

his software tool extends BI capabilities intended at communicating strategic goals across the organization and monitoring their progress over time. Further, it provides capabilities to establish specific goals, define how to measure their success, and communicate that information down the entire organization. Armed with this insight, employees can understand their impact on achieving success and align their actions accordingly. As they use scorecards to measure the outcome of their actions, they can quickly make adjustments as needed to successfully achieve the goals.

Financial Management

Organizations are continually tested by new regulatory reporting requirements, additional internal demands for information, and the need for fast and accurate reporting processes. When it comes down to Enterprise Performance Management, this tool enables you to adapt quickly to changing business and compliance requirements while reducing risk, improving control, and delivering faster, more accurate insights to all stakeholders—anytime, anywhere.

Advanced Analytics

Advanced Analytics is a software tool which predict marketing responses, churn, support, fraud and risk with highly scalable, secure data mining and geospatial analysis within the database and prescribe optimal, next best actions within business processes.

Backup

In information technology, a backup, or the process of backing up, refers to the copying and archiving of computer data so it may be used to restore the original after a data loss event. The verb form is to back up in two words, whereas the noun is backup. Backups have two distinct purposes.
The primary purpose is to recover data after its loss, be it by data deletion or corruption. Data loss can be a common experience of computer users. A 2008 survey found that 66% of respondents had lost files on their home PC.
The secondary purpose of backups is to recover data from an earlier time, according to a user-defined data retention policy, typically configured within a backup application for how long copies of data are required.
A remote, online, or managed backup service, sometimes marketed as cloud backup or backup-as-a-service, is a service that provides users with a system for the backup, storage, and recovery of computer files. Online backup providers are companies that provide this type of service to end users (or clients). Such backup services are considered a form of cloud computing.
Online backup systems are typically built around a client software program that runs on a schedule, typically once a day, and usually at night while computers aren’t in use. This program typically collects, compresses, encrypts, and transfers the data to the remote backup service provider’s servers or off-site hardware.

IoT – Internet of Things

The Internet of Things (IoT) is an evolution of mobile, home, and embedded devices that are connected to the internet, integrating computing capabilities and using data analytics to extract valuable information. Soon, hundreds of billions of devices will be connected to the Internet. Connected devices become intelligent systems of systems, sharing data over the cloud and transforming our businesses, lives, and world in countless ways. There are a lot of solutions out there designed to help you get to market faster and allow users to scale across a variety of platforms.

The Internet of Things (IoT) is the network of physical objects—devices, vehicles, buildings and other items which are embedded with electronics, software, sensors, and network connectivity, which enables these objects to collect and exchange data. The Internet of Things allows objects to be sensed and controlled remotely across existing network infrastructure, creating opportunities for more direct integration of the physical world into computer-based systems, and resulting in improved efficiency, accuracy and economic benefit; when IoT is augmented with sensors and actuators, the technology becomes an instance of the more general class of cyber-physical systems, which also encompasses technologies such as smart grids, smart homes, intelligent transportation and smart cities. Each thing is uniquely identifiable through its embedded computing system but is able to interoperate within the existing Internet infrastructure. Experts estimate that the IoT will consist of almost 50 billion objects by 2020.

British entrepreneur Kevin Ashton first coined the term in 1999 while working at Auto-ID Labs (originally called Auto-ID centers, referring to a global network of objects connected to radio-frequency identification, or RFID). Typically, IoT is expected to offer advanced connectivity of devices, systems, and services that goes beyond machine-to-machine (M2M) communications and covers a variety of protocols, domains, and applications. The interconnection of these embedded devices (including smart objects), is expected to usher in automation in nearly all fields, while also enabling advanced applications like a Smart Grid, and expanding to the areas such as smart cities.

“Things,” in the IoT sense, can refer to a wide variety of devices such as heart monitoring implants, biochip transponders on farm animals, electric clams in coastal waters, automobiles with built-in sensors, DNA analysis devices for environmental/food/pathogen monitoring or field operation devices that assist firefighters in search and rescue operations. Legal scholars suggest to look at “Things” as an “inextricable mixture of hardware, software, data and service”. These devices collect useful data with the help of various existing technologies and then autonomously flow the data between other devices. Current market examples include smart thermostat systems and washer/dryers that use Wi-Fi for remote monitoring.

Besides the plethora of new application areas for Internet-connected automation to expand into, IoT is also expected to generate large amounts of data from diverse locations that are aggregated very quickly, thereby increasing the need to better index, store and process such data. IoT is one of the platforms of today’s Smart City and Smart Energy Management Systems

Online Collaboration & Productivity

Firstly let’s define Collaboration.

"Collaboration at its most basic level is when 2 or more people combine efforts to accomplish a task for their mutual benefit."

When we do something with someone, we should:

Be present

I mean present where we work with body and mind

Be communicative

Towards the other people who are here/there with me

Be interactive

Communication shouldn’t be one only way

Be constructive

We shouldn’t just say no, we should give alternatives

Be in learning mode

I mean open minded

So, if we do that, we are collaborating and if I could add something else, we have just built a collaborative community.

What happens now if we introduce technology?

We surely go faster in doing our tasks, we can even get better solutions or one we could not think without technology.
On top of that, Internet technology introduces another important factor, which is “the possibility not to be physically present and do the same job”.

“The possibility to work together without the need to be together”

… that’s for I-Net Huddle the brief and essential definition of Online Collaboration.

Audio-Web Conference

Web conferencing refers to a service that allows conferencing events to be shared with remote locations. Audio Conference indicates a telephone call in which the calling party wishes to have more than one called party listen in to the audio portion of the call.

File Sharing

File sharing is the practice of distributing or providing access to digital media, such as computer programs, multimedia (audio, images and video), documents or electronic books. File sharing may be achieved in a number of ways. Common methods of storage, transmission and dispersion include manual sharing utilizing removable media, centralized servers on computer networks, World Wide Web-based hyperlinked documents, and the use of distributed peer-to-peer networking and Cloud.

Cloud Workspace

Basically, it’s a space in Cloud where people from a company or from different companies can work together, in a task, in a project. It is a cloud-based collaboration service which supplies a web-based platform for organizing team communication, business processes, data and content in project management workspaces. It is a collaborative work platform for getting work done with colleagues and clients. This tools helps you to organize projects, exchange ideas, assign tasks and review work all in one customizable place.

Key Benefits:

-Collaborate more thanks to a simple social platform anyone can use.
-Get rid of long email chains and document clutter.
-Stay organized by storing project files, tasks and reviews in one place.
-Stay connected from anywhere with free mobile and tablet apps.
-Customizable apps (usually free)

Productivity

Productivity is an average measure of the efficiency of any kind of production. It does not indicate only material production, but any company department has its own productivity. Companies define Input & Output parameters which allow them to measure in some way the productivity itself.

Why Online Collaboration and Productivity are so tightly linked together?

A growing workforce, the need to collaborate and share data with third parties, customers, partners. Having files in a cloud shared place account, allows you to access from any device, anyplace and anytime. Example, until a few years back, the popular way to share documents in companies was email. Documents directly arrive at collaborators but consumes a lot of space in the email server, it’s time-consuming and sometimes impossible (think huge files and cranky firewalls) to collaborate on the same file. Another thing: you could never be sure that everyone working with the most recent version of that particular document. Using a more modern tool, like file sharing in cloud, it is possible to skip all these problems. Collaborating in real time with automatic file updates, you will be working on the most updated version. Users can access, sync and securely share files both inside and outside the organization for easy collaboration and enhanced productivity.
But, of course, it’s not only a question of sharing files. With Microsoft 365, you can have your typical office tools (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Email, Skype, Lync) you use during your daily job, now are in clouds. Not only, but you can directly save in the cloud your work, in order to be accessible from anywhere, anytime on any device.
Another example is the online meeting. How many hours you lose going to meet customers even for something can be done online? How many times employees travel to reach their colleagues to have a meeting and work together on something. With online meeting, you can save money and time.

Security

Security software is any computer program designed to enhance information security. The defense of computers against intrusion and unauthorized use of resources is called computer security. Similarly, the defense of computer networks is called network security.
There are many security solutions, which face many issues, from Identity Management to Antivirus, to Anti Intrusion and Information Rights Management.
Some of them are:

Antivirus

It is software (often abbreviated as AV), sometimes known as anti-malware software, is computer software used to prevent, detect and remove malicious software.

Anti-Spyware

Spyware is software that aims to gather information about a person or organization without their knowledge and that may send such information to another entity without the consumer’s consent, or that asserts control over a computer without the consumer’s knowledge.

Anti-Malware

Malware, short for malicious software, is any software used to disrupt computer operation, gather sensitive information, or gain access to private computer systems. Malware is defined by its malicious intent, acting against the requirements of the computer user, and does not include software that causes unintentional harm due to some deficiency. As malware attacks become more frequent, attention has begun to shift from viruses and spyware protection, to malware protection, and programs that have been specifically developed to combat malware.

SIEM – Security Information and Event Management

SIEM is an approach to security management that seeks to provide a holistic view of an organization’s information technology (IT) security. This complex solution provides real-time analysis of security alerts generated by networks, hardware, and applications.

SIEM Capabilities:

Data Aggregation

SIEM/LM (log management) solutions aggregate data from many sources, including network, security, servers, databases, applications, providing the ability to consolidate monitored data to help avoid missing crucial events.

Correlation

Looks for common attributes, and links events together into meaningful bundles. This technology provides the ability to perform a variety of correlation techniques to integrate Information. sources, in order to turn data into useful information. Correlation is typically a function of the Security Event Management portion of a full SIEM solution

Alerting

The automated analysis of correlated events and production of alerts, to notify recipients of immediate issues. Alerting can be to a dashboard or sent via third-party channels such as email.

Dashboards

SIEM/LM tools take event data and turn it into informational charts to assist in seeing patterns, or identifying activity that is not forming a standard pattern.

Compliance

SIEM applications can be employed to automate the gathering of compliance data, producing reports that adapt to existing security, governance and auditing processes.

Retention

SIEM/SIM solutions employ long-term storage of historical data to facilitate correlation of data over time, and to provide the retention necessary for compliance requirements. Long-term log data retention is critical in forensic investigations as it is unlikely that discover of a network breach will be at the time of the breach occurring.

There are other problems to be solved in terms of Security Solution, such as:

User Provisioning

When a new user/employee joins a company, the IT guys must provide the new user access to the tools and applications used in the company, such as email, CRM and so on. The IT guys provide you with a username and password

Identity & Access Management

It’s a solution to manage the identities of the users using a certain kind of application. This tool helps to monitor their access.

Database Encryption

It’s a solution which encrypts the data stored into a DB.

Firewall

A firewall is a software or hardware- which controls the incoming and outgoing network traffic by analysing the data packets and determines whether they should be allowed through or not, based on a rule set.

IDS/IPS

Intrusion prevention system / Intrusion Detection System

Privileged Access Management

Monitors people who have privileged access to applications like CRM Administrator, ERP Administrators and so on, because those are people having a lot of power in their hands to do whatever they want.

Information Rights Management

Many organizations today are exposed to the risk of losing valuable information which resides in emails and documents. Financial information, mergers and acquisition activity, engineering and research data, often resides in Word, Excel or PDF documents and when lost can have significant impact to your business. Accidental data loss, employee turnover, the risk of the insider threat and the need to collaborate with customers, partners, suppliers is on the increase. A complete and effective information security solution must manage who has access to your data, regardless of where it is ultimately copied or forwarded.

Governance, Risk Management and Compliance

Governance, risk management, and compliance or GRC is the umbrella term covering an organization’s approach across these three areas: Governance, risk management, and compliance. GRC are three pillars that work together for the purpose of assuring that an organization meets its objectives.

Governance

Governance is the combination of processes established and executed by the board of directors that are reflected in the organization’s structure and how it is managed and led toward achieving goals.

Risk management

Risk management is predicting and managing risks that could hinder the organization to achieve its objectives.

Compliance

Compliance with the company’s policies and procedures, laws and regulations, strong and efficient governance is considered key to an organization’s success.

Today the scope of compliance is much broader and its impact on business far greater than ever before. The scope and nature of compliance have evolved from a series of rules-based banking regulations to a much broader, greyer area that now includes operational and customer experience risk.
GRC is a discipline that aims to synchronize information and activity across governance, risk management and compliance in order to operate more efficiently, enable effective information sharing, more effectively report activities and avoid wasteful overlaps. Although interpreted differently in various organizations, GRC typically encompasses activities such as corporate governance, enterprise risk management and corporate compliance with applicable laws and regulations.

I-Net Huddle focuses especially on four of the many aspects the Risk and Compliance, such as Security, Archiving, eDiscovery and Secure Email.

Archiving

The term archiving is usually referred to the act of storing emails sent and received from a company to abide various regulations around the world, companies must retain emails for a certain number of years. Archiving solutions preserve and protect business information, making it searchable and actionable. Cloud-based email archive, make your business data searchable and actionable.
Maintain Compliance through a robust email archiving solution.
With email archiving, every message is saved, indexed and searchable:

-Address government mandates and industry regulations.
-Easily search and retrieve Electronically Stored Information (ESI).
-Eliminate risk to the enterprise

eDiscovery

It refers to discovery in litigation or government investigations which deal with the exchange of information in electronic format (ESI). These data are subject to local rules and agreed-upon processes and are often reviewed for privilege and relevance before being turned over to opposing counsel. Data are identified as potentially relevant by attorneys and placed on legal hold. The eventual evidence is then extracted and analyzed using digital forensic procedures and is reviewed using a document review platform.

Secure Email

It is also called Secure Messaging, and it refers to a solution which is used to send, receive and track confidential messages and attachments on any email platform or device. Advanced data leak protection can be deployed in minutes and provides patented pre and post send message controls. It is also used to protect intellectual property and data, meet compliance requirements, and speed up workflow with innovative secure corporate messaging.

Information security is now a requirement for organizations of all sizes in every industry.
Email Encryption and Data Loss Prevention (DLP) solutions are key to organizations today.

Digitalization

Digitalization is also known as Digitizing or Digitization, and it is the representation of an object, image, sound, document or a signal (usually an analog signal) by a discrete set of its points or samples. The result is called digital representation or, more specifically, a digital image, for the object, and digital form, for the signal. Strictly speaking, digitizing means simply capturing an analog signal in digital form. For a document, the term means to trace the document image or capture it.

What Digitalization means for a company today

By the year 2020, an entire generation will have grown up in a primarily digital world. Computers, the Internet, mobile phones, texting, social networking — all are second nature to members of this group. And their familiarity with technology, reliance on mobile communications, and desire to remain in contact with large networks of family members, friends, and business contacts will transform how we work and how we consume.
Customers have been spoiled. Thanks to companies such as Amazon and Apple, they now expect every organization to deliver products and services swiftly, with a seamless user experience.
The effects of an increasingly digitized world are now reaching into every corner of our lives because three forces are powerfully reinforcing one another:

Consumer pull

Consumers are already fully adapted to the digital environment. They naturally expect to be always connected, are willing to share personal data, and are more likely to trust referrals from their closest friends than well-known brands.

Technology push

Digital technology continues to expand its influence. The infrastructure backbone of the digital world is bringing affordable broadband to billions of consumers. In parallel, low-cost connected devices are being deployed in every industry, and cloud computing, and the vast information-processing machinery it requires is developing quickly.

Economic benefits

The economic benefits to be captured through digitization are real. A wave of capital has poured into the new digitization technologies and companies, and the public markets reward early movers with unprecedented valuations.

I-Net Huddle is talking to a lot of customers, some of them are completely digital, but many of them are not. Actually many of them, they still have a long way to go, like the public sector.
A company (public or private does not matter), must start thinking to walk the path to digitalization. I-Net Huddle can advise on how to initiate this long walk and stay on it.
Many digitizing solution providers agree that there are at least the following steps to follow:

Collect & Capture

Any kind of old document, even hand written ones, must being scanned and stored somewhere.

Extract

Optical Character Recognition technologies is applied, to extract the content from documents.

Delivery

Once the original documents are digitized and the content has been extracted, the electronic version is stored somewhere (hard disks, databases). But those electronic versions must be accessible in an easy way. That’s why a company adopts a Content Management solution. With an ECM is easy to store, manage, deliver and satisfies any document request by employees, users, consumers and software applications, such as ERP and CRM.

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