IoT: testing at the heart of business model validation

14/09/2016 | Expert opinion - Laurent Dall'Agnol, Senior Consultant, and Rémy Dujardin, Deputy Manager Consultancy, Hardis Group

In 2013 Cisco estimated that only 0.06% of connectable objects were actually connected. For GfK, 2 billion objects could be connected by 2020. In short, who can tell what IoT will really look like in the coming months or in the coming years? Types of objects to connect, use cases, technology standards, security, etc.: everything, or nearly everything can be imagined. However, years of innovatio...

Customer-centric organization and the need for a CRM-centric information system

29/08/2016 | Expert opinion - Cédric Belmont, Business Solutions manager, Hardis Group

How many companies today define themselves as "customer-centric"? Just saying it, though, is not enough; it actually needs to be true... and for that there needs to be a customer-centric information system in which CRM plays a key role.

Internet of Things, a booster for digital transformation

29/03/2016 | Expert opinion - Damien Pasquinelli, Data Intelligence offer Manager, Hardis Group

The market of connected objects (Internet of Things, IoT) is expanding. Many companies want to position themselves in this sector. But if the IoT wants to deliver on its promises regarding innovation, value creation and digitization booster, a pragmatic, business and agile approach has to be considered.

Digital Transformation: the individual at the heart of change management

02/03/2016 | Expert opinion - Philippe Le Gloahec, Consultant Manager, Hardis Group

The digital transformation goes hand in hand with profound changes to companies' organization, culture or even business models. It cannot happen without well-prepared change management, to anticipate obstacles and accompany the changes and revolutions which employees face, collectively and individually.

Digital transformation: have you reached digital maturity?

09/12/2015 | Expert opinion - Johan Cote, Business Manager, Consulting BU, Hardis Group

This is the key topic of the moment: in the media, in conferences and executive committees, and even in trade fairs in the city, talk is all about the digital transformation of society and business. But this transformation cannot be tackled in a uniform way: it depends on how mature organizations and people are, and also on business sectors.

Logistics: anticipating the rise of omnichannel flows

09/11/2015 | Expert opinion - Nicolas Lucas, Pre-sales, Reflex Logistics Solutions, Hardis Group

Web-to-store, mobile-to-store, web-in-store, store-to-web... omnichannel flows are up and running, with the promise to the consumer that he or she can order from any channel, have items delivered and / or return them in the manner of his/her choosing. To deliver this promise, the supply chain must reinvent itself so as to become customer focused... while controlling costs.

Geolocation of objects and people: the technology chosen depends on what it is to be used for

11/06/2015 | Expert opinion - Cédric Belmont, Business Solutions manager, Hardis Group

Indoor and outdoor geolocation of people and property provide considerable opportunities for new BtoC, BtoB and BtoE digital services in all sectors: distribution, health, industry, maintenance, logistics, agriculture, etc. All that remains is to make the right technology choices... and these depend on the expected uses.

Smart Data: 8 tips to turn your data into a competitive advantage

24/02/2015 | Expert opinion - Nicolas Odet, Hardis Group Executive Vice President

The real challenge of Big Data is not technological: it is "business". It will necessarily involve human expertise to enrich the data and get it to "speak". How to move from Big Data to Smart Data, and transform your data into a competitive advantage in 8 points.

Mobile applications: the five key quality factors

08/10/2014 | Expert opinion - Laurent Dall'Agnol, Senior Consultant, and Rémy Dujardin, Deputy Manager Consultancy, Hardis Group

With users becoming ever more demanding and mature with regard to the new technologies, the quality of mobile applications is a sine qua non for their adoption. In this respect, adapting the tests to the specificities of mobility is indispensable: here's a quick run-down in five points.

More agile IS departments through application services

04/06/2014 | Expert opinion - Nicolas Odet, Hardis Group Executive Vice President

Under pressure from the market, core business managements today will freely opt for external services and applications without necessarily calling on the IS department. And users think that the slightest internal project will last for months. But what if, with application service components, the IS department was able to prove to its internal customers that they are wrong?