Valuable insights and inspiration from our specialists.
Amount of data increases, deal with it
Each year, more and more data is stored into different information systems. In some cases, the amount of data increases by the factor of two or more from the previous year. When George W. Bush left the White House, 140 terabytes of data (1 TB = 1000 GB) was transferred to the U.S. National Archives. That's 50 times the amount of data that accumulated during Clinton's presidency. After Obama's presidency, the amount of data they need to store probably reaches petabytes (1 PB = 1000 TB).
Outotec renews ID card system
Earlier this year, we supplied the minerals and metals processing technology provider Outotec with a new personal identification card system for global use. The ID card system is designed for managing and printing ID cards and passes. It is browser-based and built with IBM XPages technology.
Consumerization changes everyday life
Consumerization saw the light of day when employees started taking their own technical devices to work, because they were more convenient to work with than the computers offered by their employers. The launching of tablet computers is commonly regarded as the first step of consumerization. The mobility of work has increased as well: Work is done where the employee feels most efficient, not only at the workplace.
Profile: Juha Särkinen
Descom's Portal Solutions team implements online services and virtual desktops to accelerate the customer's business. These include intranet, extranet, and Internet services, as well as social media tools for both internal and external use. Juha Särkinen has started in his new job as a team leader of Portal Solutions.
New office in Sweden
We have expanded our operations to Sweden this year. Country Director Tero Junttila has worked in our new office in Stockholm since the beginning of February. Sales Manager Bengt Holmberg joined Tero in August.
Starkki opens online store, accelerated by cloud service
Starkki opened a new online store in June. Customers are able to order season-related products online from Starkki’s garden store. Descom took part in developing the online store concept as well as in carrying out the solution. Descom provides the online store as a cloud service.
Prisma opens online store
The Finnish hypermarket chain Prisma launched an online store for household goods on Saturday, August 11. Prisma’s parent company S Group has previously opened two other online stores in Finland: the Sokos online beauty shop and the Kodin Terra online hardware store.
Queen of the Mountain
Namaste! In April and May of this year, I spent almost a month trekking and climbing in the Himalayas. The idea sprang from my passion for mountains and a desire to brush up on my old Scout memories. The trip was a true breakaway from my hectic daily life: for example, my phone didn’t work in the rugged mountains.
Getting Smarter in Madrid
To start, I must confess that I’m usually quite skeptical about seminars and conferences. My job makes me a large-scale consumer of events, and unfortunately they often have very little substance to offer.
Impact: Meet the Suits and Nerds
Before the Impact event, I read from somewhere: “Come to Impact 2012 and meet all the suits and nerds.” On the way to Las Vegas, I couldn’t help but wonder which group I belonged to.