Author Archives: Pierre PEUTIN

S€PA as of February 2014: Are you ready for change?

Believe it or not, recent studies show most SMEs have never heard about SEPA! This clearly indicates how little has been said about this topic, not to mention the obvious lack of concern of some companies. But what makes them so resistant to change? This project is remarkable from so many points of view and brings real progress at both technical and functional level.

What does SEPA mean?

SEPA (“Single Euro Payments Area”) is a European project dedicated to the changeover to euro coins and banknotes. The main purpose is to homogenize the means of payment in the Euro Area: the same protocols and formats.

As of February 1, 2014, this new format – available since 2008 and based on EBICS (IP protocol using XML messages through the HTTPS standard) protocols

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In search of IT services outsourcing? Come and visit our Delivery Centers!

Outsourcing your IT services goes beyond trusting a third party with the creation of a product or solution. The process must be part of a real corporate strategy entailing an engaging and productive approach. This is why we have always taken time to explain to our clients what we do, how we do it, and what the costs are. But in order to understand how the entire process works, maybe you should first come and visit our delivery centers.

What are the benefits of this discovery circuit? Among other things, you can:

  • check out your service provider’s premises
  • speak to your collaborators face to face
  • better understand their culture and share your own corporate culture
  • spot the constraints that a long-distance relationship may bring along

If you are not yet convinced, we offer you

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Pentalog rewards its clients with 3 months of service provision

This summer the ePentalog club organizes a special operation for its clients projects.

The principle is simple: Pentalog makes available, free of charge, for 3 months and without preconditions up to 3 Java or PHP interns on its customers projects. At the end of this period, they will be charged at the tariff of a beginner developer and later on at the tariff of a junior developer for the following year.

You can check here the CVs of the interns we would like to put forward for your projects:
• Java developers: Ana C., Maria-Cristina S., Irina C., Andrei G., Ioana G.
• PHP developers : Ramona P., Alin M., Marius T., Alexandr P., Mihaela M.
• BI developer : Anna-Maria C.

For more information

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Online assistance: an obvious fact which requires no supporting evidence!

83% of consumers need assistance when buying online!
This is the result of a survey conducted by Louhouse, which also states that 48% of these consumers don’t hesitate to appeal to competitors if they don’t receive a quick answer to their problem.

It is true that, whereas it is easy to buy a pair of shoes or shop for everyday items online because in general we know well the products we want to buy, it is more complex to conclude a contract online, for instance, without having doubts concerning an option or anything else. It is precisely in this context that the online chat systems make sense. 100 times more enjoyable and efficient than the FAQ, these systems enable us to contact an operator without spending long minutes on hold, waiting to be put

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Business Intelligence & Data Management: Pentalog’s new BI solution

  • As your data represent an important part of your company’s capital,
  • As the volume of these data grows exponentially,
  • and as it is important to be able to manage these assets within a flexible, scalable environment without exhausting your whole budget with the infrastructure,

Pentalog has created a new offer targeted at SMEs and key accounts that includes all the above in order to provide you with high quality retrieval services and thus enable you to take appropriate decisions in increasingly shorter timeframes.
This new offer, “Business Intelligence & Data Management”, is structured around 4 axes which will allow you to make the most of all your data, including the ones collected from the social networks and the new communication media (video, etc.) and to reach a new level of quality for your

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Provide your IT system with Cloud power!

Cloud services are becoming increasingly widespread within companies, providing flexible and easy to implement solutions, where business activities can be run independently in terms of project management, freeing themselves from the Information System Departments. This growing trend is fueled by the suppliers of Cloud services themselves which address business activities directly.
In order to avoid that the information system goes quickly out of control, the Information System Department must anticipate the requirements and provide a range of Cloud services adapted to the business needs. This is the way to maintain global coherence while benefiting from the Cloud advantages.

Today, in the light of the above, I entice you to discover our 4 new offers of Cloud services available on our site www.pentalog.com:

  • CLOUD SOLUTION FOR SME/VSE: an offer specially targeting SME/VSE, by
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A review of the highlights of 2012

This beginning of the year 2013 is a good opportunity for me to reflect on 2012, a year rich in events for the Pentalog Group. This article is not intended as an economic assessment; it just aims at reviewing the highlights of the year which has just come to an end and at finding an easy way to look back on our past through archived documents.

Solutions Linux Open Source trade show
In June 2012, Pentalog attended for the first time Solutions Linux Open Source, a European trade show dedicated to Linux and Open Source. This trade show has given our Pentalog Institute experts the opportunity to express their opinions during conferences and round-table discussions on current issues:
• Cornel Fatulescu expressed his views during the round-table discussions on the topic “Open Source or

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Agile Methodology: become SCRUM compliant!

Be efficient and confident with SCRUM!
This is the purpose of this 2-day Scrum training session I invite you to attend in Paris or Orléans. An expert from our Pentalog Institute, Pentalog’s IT consulting department which comprises over 30 international experts, will assist you in learning the entire SCRUM vocabulary and principles. Thus, you will be able to understand and adapt this flexible, efficient yet rigorous development methodology to your constraints.

Sign up now directly on our Facebook page (in French):
For Paris: https://www.facebook.com/events/352987474798398/
For Orléans: https://www.facebook.com/events/519857124700966/

See also:
Pentalog’s Scrum offer
The alternative to the Scrum method, the V-Cycle method.
Pentalog’s business model
.

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Pentalog at eCommerce 2012 Trade Show

From September 18 to 20, 2012, Pentalog will attend the eCommerce Paris 2012 trade show as an exhibitor. eCommerce Paris is a trade show dedicated to eCommerce, mCommerce and Cloud Commerce that allows visitors to go through key issues related to competitive eCommerce.

With over 100 engineers working daily on eCommerce solutions for its clients, Pentalog obviously plays an important part in this event. I would like to invite you to explore all our nearshore and offshore services together at our booth S19, pavilion 7, Paris, Versailles gate. Along with Sophie Lelarge, Pentalog Group’s Sales Director and our Project Managers specialized in eCommerce solutions, I will be happy to present you our services and success stories of which I would like to mention Meetic, Sensee.com, the leader of on-line travel

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Live blogging: Pentalog at Solutions Linux Open Source

As we have already announced, Pentalog attends the Solutions Linux Open Source trade show.

10:00 a.m.: Beginning of the conference on RSEs. Cornel takes part in it. There are 50 people in the audience. Two types of tools stand out: those which focus on discussions and those which focus on information.
11:00 a.m.: The complexity of RSEs consists in identifying relevant information (competences in particular).
Increasingly complex algorithms are beginning to be implemented in the Open Source as well.

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Join Pentalog at Solutions Linux Open Source from 19th to 21st of June at the CNIT in Paris La Défense

The Linux Open Source trade show will take place from 19th to 21st of June at the CNIT in Paris La Défense. This 14th edition of the European trade show dedicated to Linux and Open Source will offer its visitors several novelties among which the creation of an Open Source Court, a recruitment space and the Ping-Win Awards. But it is also, above all, an information and exchange space for discovering new releases in the free software world with professionals and communities contributors.

As a European player very committed to setting up Open Source solutions for its clients, Pentalog will participate for the first time in this trade show as exhibitor. Sophie Lelarge, Mickael Hiver, Cornel Fatulescu and myself look forward to welcoming you at our stand, D2,

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Could the cloud make our data more vulnerable?

As I am a staunch supporter of cloud computing, I have thought about user data retention and their long-term future. Whether we know it or not, we all use cloud storage tools for our data (gmail, Google docs, photos, our company tools, etc.), but, in the end, we don’t have exact information concerning data perenniality behind these innovative storage facilities.
The main purpose of cloud computing as a concept is to rent storage space, power and applications. Unlike standard information technology, which is managed in-house, storage space and power are no longer constraints except for… price. That’s the sore spot.
To avoid high budgets, companies limit their employees’ storage space, either on their e-mail accounts or on their entire workspace if we refer to DaaS (Desktop as a Service or virtual office). In

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