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The flow of information between people, machines and applications plays an increasingly important role in business processes. With Retarus you can already establish future-proof information logistics today.
The future of information logistics
The interaction with partners and customers has always been important for companies. Soon it will be essential for survival. Efficient communication processes are gaining in significance and contribute directly to business success. Retarus has identified seven global trends which will have substantial impact on the information logistics of the future at companies.
Everything is moving to the cloud. And so does the modern workplace. There is a growing need for collaboration and mobility on the part of users. That’s why many companies with centralized, dynamic IT management are moving over to cloud-based solutions such as Microsoft Office 365. To ensure information logistics that function perfectly, even in the cloud, businesses are expanding their applications to include additional modules for security, compliance and usability. Find out how you can successfully implement your cloudification strategies with Retarus.
Previously analog processes are now becoming digital. One example: Telecommunication providers in Europe are gradually changing their communication technology over to IP-based data transfer. The consequence: unforeseen challenges for companies. In the transmission of fax documents via IP-based networks, for instance, there are often huge losses of information and disruptions in the connection. In such cases, professionally set up information logistics protect against disruption of business-critical communication, which can prove sensitive and cost-intensive for your business. Find out how you can successfully implement the digitization of your communications-based business processes with Retarus.
The future success of companies will depend on the extent to which they can cease to understand themselves as a strictly defined entity. New, more comprehensive eco-systems are emerging. Successful companies are no longer only providers of a product. They are rather constantly interacting with partners and customers, exchanging information on platforms and reaching joint decisions. Developing this culture demands the deployment of high-performance information logistics across the whole company. Find out how you can successfully implement your connectedness strategies with Retarus.
Internet of Things (IOT)
The internet of things is fast becoming a fixed part of the value chain at companies. According to Gartner by 2020 roughly 25 billion devices will be connected with each other via the internet. To ensure that they will be able to communicate with each other dependably and in automated ways, differing standards around the world have to be reliably connected with each other. Data formats need to be converted into the appropriate, pre-defined target format in each case. This complex information logistics requires a perfect flow of information between people, processes and things. Find out how you can successfully implement your IoT strategies with Retarus.
The growing interconnectedness of devices in the IoT means that vulnerabilities to exploitation and malware are also increasing accordingly. Connected devices must hence be in the position to identify each other reliably while recognizing manipulation at an early stage, thus ensuring secure communication with each other. Dependable encryption and authentication mechanisms provide the necessary security for crucial communication networks. Find out how you can successfully implement your cyber security strategies with Retarus.
Consumerization / Individualization
To remain competitive in the age of digital transformation, companies need to fulfill customer expectations in a highly tailored manner. And even faster than ever before. This requires small batch sizes and a huge variety of options. Preferably in combination with short innovation cycles and a quick time to market. A core component in this approach is dependable information logistics, which is seamlessly integrated into existing processes. Find out how you can successfully implement your individualization/acceleration strategies with Retarus.
With the rise of mobility, customers buy when, where and how they like it. In order to not miss this precise magical moment, companies address their increasingly demanding consumers at exactly the right point in time. At the right place. With customized, relevant offers. And, crucially, via their preferred channel. Both the quality and the dependability of the communication channel are of critical importance. Find out how you can successfully implement your mobility strategies with Retarus.