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How can we make the IT business flourish again?
During the reign of Nokia, growth required nothing more than the capability to deliver. No regeneration was needed. Nowadays, IT service companies are in a state of stagnation. Where have all the big dreams gone? Here are some of Juha's theses on the growth of the IT business.
From small to large, from Finnish to international
Fifteen years ago, our company saw the light of day as the summer project of four students from Jyväskylä. The boys worked hard, and it seemed they would have enough work for a longer period of time. In a few years' time, we already had about twenty employees. At that time, we were a software house based in Jyväskylä. Today, we are an international IT services company.
Customer in the management team?
A couple of weeks ago I took part in the IBM Smarter Commerce Global Summit in Orlando. Many interesting trends were under discussion. I hereby highlight a few interesting insights.
Nordic CEOs demand openness
IBM has published its fifth CEO Study. The survey is carried out every two years. This time, the CEOs were asked about their attitudes toward network economics where relationship networks are more significant than ever.
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.