This is the first quarter of this new year 2023 ... After the virus severe impact on the business in 2020-2021 we hoped to experience a clear and strong restart of the economy in 2022 but the war in Ukraine, the energy crisis, and the inflation have changed once again the business environment!... The World Stock Exchanges are unstable or falling, budgets are tightening, the difficulties of recruiting good profiles are increasing... the priority is now on resilience, and the protection of existing business! of course we must continue barrier gesture because the virus has not completely disappeared,... Let's hope the war in Ukraine ends as soon as possible to save lives, and that it gives us back even more confidence in restarting the business...
The energy crisis will force us to speed up the transition, but this will be long and costly. This sudden change in the European field will impact severely (again) our life...

For the activities of Consulting, Training, or Coaching, every service delivered before in "PRESENTIAL" (or Face to Face) have been completely redesigned in a "DISTANCIAL" model. And we have invested in new tools like "Miro" ("www.miro.com") for the collaborative work within our services in Training and Coaching.

A tough task of development which was mandatory in order to survive!.

The two years 2020 & 2021 were just a horrible drama in many places.
The first signs of a positive development in 2022 are undoubtedly there (the labor market bears witness to this), but energy prices have soared, and we don't know how the new international context will reduce this acceleration. So in addition to resilience, we add all the energy saving measures ("anti-waste").

What is absolutely true in any case now is as follows :

1/ We'll spend even less on maintenance of applications, but much more on innovation...
as much more activity will happen online

2/ Most of the growth in computing is driven by new markets,
called SMACS (social, mobile, analytics, cloud, security)

3/ We notice a hypergrowth in Cloud Activities for many vendors.

Key points for this quarter

Gartner published his "Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2023"
(See content here) We will see the acceleration of the Blockchain applications, and the really strong take-off of the Internet of Things (IOT). See the article of the "Journal Du Net" ("JDN") on the IOT Galaxy in France with great growing companies in this sector like Kerlink (see website here).

But how this Gartner prediction will be impacted by the Intennational context ?                   
The IT segments that are likely to drive new growth in cloud technologies: (IAAS) infrastructure as a service, (IPAS) integrated platform as a service, and (CPAS) communication platform as service. And why not "IOTAS", which means "Internet Of Things As a Service". Other technologies to watch include collaboration, workforce analysis, message-oriented video middleware, cybersecurity, analytics, and storage, all of which are linked to the digital transformation efforts of the Enterprise.”

You can read, in French, the article "Les dépenses mondiales IT en 2023 !"). But here again how this analysis will be impacted by the new International context?. Read this article in French (See content here in French)
Read the English version of the article (See content here in English)

The main problem in 2023 resides in 3 words : Resilience, Resilience, and Resilience... and as always find new Customers, serve them, and retain them! Most importantly, protect and develop the Customer Relationship Level
(Please see our service « LOR » Level Of Relationship )

New IT developments are accelerating e-commerce, especially m-commerce (transactions via smartphones), and these areas are growing faster than all the rest, all industries combined.
In 2023 Companies (for those who will survive!)will continue to reduce their IT maintenance costs and reallocate funds for "Resilinece Projects", and other new projects that bring more business value. The three keywords Cloud, Mobile, Social are driving the trend, but now also with Analytics and Security.

Time is going fast, and more than ever planning is key. Protecting business and Resilience are the keywords! Currently the business environment has 3 pressures : Financial, Economic and Politic...
Be ready to help your Accounts for their Resilience Plan and prepare quickly the transition to Growth in case the economy restarts (In 2023 some Economic Sectors are acceleratiing this transition : HEALTH, SECURITY,... and ENERGY savings!). We expect a significant increase in IT spending in the Cloud Computing Services(Private, Public or Hybrid).
• Channel Partners play also a key role in many Industries!
Services and « SaaS » are leading the pack.

As a quick summary, you can overcome the 2023 pressures if you build your Resilience Plan. Do not hesitate to contact us and talk about your specific needs. Send us a quick email here

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