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- Communication crackdown
- Digital Marketplace: Hope or Hype?
- The 4G Workplace
- The future of work
- Digital maturity: The race to the summit
- Digital maturity: The next big step
- The Tech Evolved Workplace
- The Challenge of Speed
- Customer Service
- Business World 2036
- Activating the iWorker
- Bigger Data
- The Change Making CIO
- Humans and Machines
- A New Perspective: Document Governance
- The Dramatic Impacts of Document-Driven Business Processes
- The next decade of technology in business
- The future of technology disruption in business
- Businesses to enter a new era of decentralisation
- The CIO and CMO to form dynamic partnership and enable customer-led innovation
- Chief Executives should not be held to ransom by technology
- Businesses unable to keep up with impacts of technological change may disappear by 2020
- Ricoh Process Efficiency Index
- Businesses play a risky game with document security
- Healthcare, education and financial service organisations at risk of document compliance breaches
- Existing business processes across Europe are unnecessarily labour intensive
- Managing the costs of document processes in Europe
- Document processes have far reaching impacts
- The European Union's Digital Agenda
Regulatory maze: Rolling out a pan-European cloud
Cloud Computing is considered one of the biggest enablers of business growth in Europe today, with the power to change the way IT delivers economic value to countries, cities, industries and businesses.
Ricoh Europe also believes that the cloud sits at the centre of the future workplace, with businesses becoming more mobile and flexible than ever before. Recent research by the Economist Intelligence Unit and sponsored by Ricoh shows that business leaders believe there will be a shift towards more decentralised employee decision-making, increased collaboration between business divisions, and an increase in customer led innovation by 2020. As such, businesses need to manage information more effectively and efficiently; making sure it’s available to whoever needs it, when they need it, while at the same time ensuring it remains secure.
The cloud will enable this to happen, but there are a number of challenges for businesses that wish to embrace it, especially those that span multiple EU countries. A number of laws exist across the member states regarding what data can be stored or shared with other areas of a business, both locally within the national operation, as well as in other European countries. This means companies often find it challenging to set up a single cloud service for all of their EU operations since many countries do not permit certain data to be housed outside national borders.
Ricoh Europe has successfully navigated this regulatory maze to deploy a unified cloud environment across its European operations. Find out more by reading the full article.
Or read about Ricoh’s private cloud winning ‘Project of the Year’ in the 2012 Green IT Awards here.