Apodesk, cloud-based software revolutionising the Italian pharmacy market

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.

Privacy worries hamper take-up of cloud storage across Europe

Tuesday, 16 February, 2016 - 14:45
Cloud storage generally refers to remotely hosted, shared and managed storage, normally sold on a subscription basis with usage-based pricing. There are many advantages of cloud storage, such as rejuvenating your organisation, offloading all that troublesome and expensive on-premise hardware, and helping you prepare your staff and applications for Generation Mobile.
But is the adoption of cloud storage a one-size-fits-all across geographic boundaries?

ARTIST, A tool-supported method to cloudify applications

Cloudscape Brazil 2016 Position Paper - ARTIST, A tool-supported method to cloudify applications
ARTIST is about modernising old applications to convert them into services for the new generation of business in companies. ARTIS facilitates the migration of these modernised applications to the cloud, previously analysing the feasibility of such migration, from a technical and business perspective, and mitigating the costs and risks in the decision to move onto the cloud.

How iMinds helped one Belgian startup become a global player

Belgian startup POSIOS launched in 2012 with an innovative point of sale (POS) solution and the ambition to become the world’s top POS app for the hospitality industry – specifically restaurants. 
In just two years, the company has grown from a local team of three to an international business of 23 employees and more than 700 customers worldwide. That rapid expansion caught the eye of Canada’s Lightspeed, the global leader in retail POS solutions. 

2015 marks a transition for enterprise cloud computing

Thursday, 6 August, 2015 - 12:00


In a podcast for TechTarget, William Toll, vice president of ProfitBricks, observes that even in 2015, 85% of applications still reside on-premises in the world's 8.6 million data centers. In the cloud's early days, moving an application to the cloud meant adapting it, a huge challenge for corporations with thousands of applications. Many simply could not run in a first-generation cloud.


Public Vs Private Cloud

Wednesday, 22 July, 2015 - 11:15

For the past few years everyone has marked-out a constant increase in public and private clouds. Whether to adopt a public cloud approach (off-premise IT capability or application, provided by others) or go for private cloud (on-premise enablement of cloud possibilities with existing IT) has always been an incensed topic for debate throughout the IT industry and the business.

How Line Of Business Is Driving The Move To The Cloud

Tuesday, 9 June, 2015 - 13:15

With employees across the company empowered with greater access to technology, the tech expertise inside your business is no longer limited to the IT department. In many businesses, Sales and Marketing, HR and Finance are leading the discussions, with Line of Business (LOB) specific insight into the cloud solutions that can help drive their departments forward.

Why Is Big Data Is So Big In Health Care?

Friday, 22 May, 2015 - 15:30


Far and away, the industry that pops up the most in discussions of big data is health care. It’s not surprising, if you think about it. Lots of disparate sources of data, much of it unstructured. An industry dying to become more cost-effective – or, at least, less wasteful. And an onslaught of new devices designed to automate the process of collecting data, on order to keep professionals from having to be on hand to do so.