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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.

CloudWATCH: From project objectives to Cloud interoperability, or: How to quickly group and classify vast numbers of projects

Cloudscape Brazil 2015 Position Paper - CloudWATCH: From project objectives to Cloud interoperability, or: How to quickly group and classify vast numbers of projects
Federated cloud infrastructures for research and science - applications addressing societal challenges, big data value, open standards.

EU commissioner Oettinger at the release of the first CloudScout report

Friday, 6 November, 2015 - 17:30

EU Commisioner Oettinger saw the release of the very first CloudScout report at the DsIN partner event in Berlin this week. The report compares adoption and use of cloud services by small businesses in Germany and Spain based on data collected from the European CloudScout. Download the CloudScout Report in German

The European Bioinformatics Institute wins Best Datacentre Project of the Year

Monday, 14 September, 2015 - 16:00
Genomic research is one of the most exciting areas in science. Set to improve efficiency of treatments and cut costs, genomics will bring us a new age of personalised medicine that focuses on treating patients not just by their current illness, but their specific genetic make-up. However, we are only just beginning to understand the technological implications of this data-intensive research on datacentre infrastructures. And data rules. 

Measuring the economic impact of cloud computing - Deloitte's survey

Friday, 29 May, 2015 - 18:45

The emergence of cloud computing technologies has presented many important opportunities for both the use of IT in businesses and government (as well as individual consumers) and for the European economy (positive contribution to GDP, job creation and employment). However, barriers exist that limit the widespread adoption of cloud computing and thus the full realisation of those benefits.

Solvay focuses on innovation to drive internal efficiency


After years of IT work to support major merger and acquisition (M&A) activity, global chemicals company Solvay is now focusing on innovation to drive more internal efficiency. The Belgium-based firm, which operates in 55 countries, saw its workforce double from 15,000 to 30,000 in 2011 after it acquired chemicals company Rhodia. As a result, Solvay had to make changes and improvements to its IT set-up.


Google Opens Cloud Dataflow To All Developers, Launches European Zone For BigQuery

Tuesday, 21 April, 2015 - 12:30


Google launched a couple of updates to its cloud-based big data products at the Hadoop Summit in Brussels on 16 April. These included the launch of the open beta of Cloud Dataflow, Google’s new service for processing huge amounts of data, as well as an update to BigQuery, which will make the company’s bid data database service available in Google’s European data centers and introduces row-level permissions.


Dutch retailer uses Cloud for merchandising

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

Swedish rail operator upgrades mobile solution with MobiCloud

  • TKAB (Tagkompaniet) is a Swedish rail operator that has been using mobile devices since 2005. Next generation devices are an opportunity to improve its operational efficiency but TBAK faced a number of challenges in deploying the devices across its workforce.
  • MobiCloud enabled TKAB to use the cloud and build cross-platform and context capabilities, so it can now take full advantage of smartphones to increase efficiency and reduce costs.

MobiCloud delivers the Costain Site Diary

Costain is an international engineering solutions provider company, which needed to streamline existing construction processes and provide post-build maintenance and infrastructure management services. 
In this article, we look at how Costain chose to replace existing site diaries with a novel Site Diary application. Site engineers use these diaries to record at the end of the day all the events that have happened on site.

Construction company transforms workforce efficiency with MobiCloud

  • To move with the times, global engineering solution provider Costain needed to streamline existing construction processes and provide post-build maintenance and infrastructure management services. 
  • It worked with MobiCloud to build context-aware, cross-platform and cloud capabilities so it can take full advantage of mobile devices, increasing efficiency while reducing costs.

Domino's Pizza planning to move web services to the cloud

Trending May 2013 - The IT team at Domino's Pizza has been using open source cloud services for testing and developing applications for around 12 months. It is now looking to move other critical workloads, such as web services, to the cloud infrastructure.

“Cloud is an important technology, but we wanted to build our experience and understanding of it in a low-risk way. It was a good way to test cloud computing technology, its flexibility and scalability,”said IT director Colin Rees.