This is the fourth quarter in 2022 ... After the virus severe impact on the business in 2020-2021 we hoped to experience a clear and strong restart of the economy but the war in Ukraine has changed once again the business environment!... world stock exchanges are 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,... 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 previous two years 2020 & 2021 were just a horrible drama in many places.
During the second half of 2021, we clearly saw that things were evolving positively, but we don't know how the new international context will reduce this acceleration.

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 12 Strategic Technology Trends for 2022"
(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 "Des dépenses IT proches de 4500 Mrd$ en 2022 !"). But here again how this analysis will be impacted by the new International context?. Read this article (See content here)

The main problem in 2022: Resilience, Resilience, Resilience... and 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 2022 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 2022 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 2019 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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