The wave of digitalisation entails dramatic changes for organisations both now and in the future. One example is the explosive growth in cloud applications. According to the Netskope EMEA Cloud Report for September 2016, an average organisation in Europe uses 824 cloud applications. Findings from analyses of Swedish organisations show that the number of cloud applications is generally over 1,000 per organisation.
A large proportion of cloud usage is currently hidden from the organisation’s IT department, as many of these services are free of charge or financed through personal spending by the user. This hidden usage, also known as ‘shadow IT’, means that data is moved and stored in various cloud applications which expose the organisation to great risks in the form of legal infringements and loss of sensitive information.
The EU’s new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
To enhance the protection of personal data for its citizens, the EU has produced a Regulation, encompassing 28 States, which replaces the existing Personal Data Act (PuL) in Sweden. The Regulation enters into force in full on 25 May 2018 but is already applicable today. In brief, it provides that organisations processing personal data bear a great responsibility to take the necessary security measures, and need to guarantee that personal data will be treated as confidential. Heavy fines of up to 4% of the organisation’s annual revenue or EUR 20 million may be imposed on anyone who fails to comply with the Regulation.
One of the most underrated challenges to compliance with the Regulation over time is the unstructured use of cloud applications, and hence also the risk that users within the organisation could share personal data and company-sensitive information outside the direct control of the organisation.
Enfo can help organisations to achieve the goal of being ‘GDPR compliant’ and to handle compliance with the Regulation in a structured, economically viable and effective manner over time. With our simple method, which is designed to provide insight into the increasing use of the cloud (shadow IT), we can help you to achieve the goal of GDPR compliance.
The first step on this road is a cloud risk analysis. We use a market-proven solution to conduct a data-driven analysis of the cloud applications in use in your organisation. We then add our own experience and knowledge of how the volume of data should be interpreted and what priorities should be set, and to suggest a recommended way forward (a roadmap) with a clear next step on the way to a complete management model for GDPR compliance.
Applications and programs are often very potent, but users and businesses typically don’t draw out a program's full capabilities. To take advantage of all the possibilities applications offer to increase business value, it’s smart to have a good plan for managing them in your organization.
Data & Analytics
In the Digital Dimension, data volume has exploded. Digitalization offers groundbreaking possibilities to better understand both your own business and the world in which you operate. Yet vast amounts of data combined with boundless technology can lead to stressful information overload, both in your private life and in your organization. That’s why it’s more important than ever to simplify and focus when you work with Business Intelligence (BI).
Cloud services are central to doing business in the Digital Dimension. The Cloud brings a whole new world of opportunities — accelerating agility, but also craving a new mindset in your organization.
Financial Processes & Applications
Cutting costs while growing your business is an ongoing challenge, especially as you need to sustain quality to stay competitive. If your organization is considering financial outsourcing, you've come to the right place. In the Digital Dimension, Enfo creates the space you need to develop your core business.
That the right people have the right information at the right time is critical for business success. There are high demands on system integration as more components than ever before need to interact while still ensuring the fast time-to-market that's demanded in the Digital Dimension.
We bring positive digital disruption to Nordic companies with global brands. By combining strategy, design and technology in our work methodology we transform ideas into innovative digital products for the future.
Internet of things
The Digital Dimension is all about user experience. Through attractive and powerful websites with global connection to customers, suppliers, colleagues and devices, digital solutions and services are replacing manual routines. Advanced analysis of data and social behavior leads to better decisions, in real time if desired. With the Internet of Things, we can truly create simple, smooth and smart business in the Digital Dimension.
Increasing use of mobile devices is opening new opportunities to simplify, improve and create new business processes. In parallel, developments in digitalization are happening fast. Integration between the physical and the digital world is revolutionizing how we create services and products as well as how we do business in the Digital Dimension.
Outsourcing is about freeing your capacity to focus on your strengths. Whether it's you in your personal life sending your shirts for ironing or you in your worklife outsourcing the management of your IT environment to a reliable partner.
Process Automation & Self-Service
In our personal lives, we book travel, order services and purchase products easily online, whenever and wherever we choose. In our work lives, however, developments in the Digital Dimension aren’t usually quite as far along. Yet it's vital to see self-service is an essential part of the services you offer your employees.
The more digital we become, the greater our need for security. The more security, the greater the risk that we perceive services as complicated. The more complicated we find services, the greater our dissatisfaction. That’s why security needs to be tailored to different needs and different roles to boost business in the simplest, smoothest, smartest way in the Digital Dimension.
Process Innovation, or Business Process Management, is ultimately about how companies are organized and businesses governed. To create business value, we must integrate people, organizations, mobile and desktop devices together with information flows using fast, secure and seamless processes in the Digital Dimension.
Service & Asset Management
Physical and virtual elements fuse in the Digital Dimension. Today, tracking fixed assets and resources includes virtual space and e-sources as much as it does physical locations and resources. And our constantly connected habits demand instant answers wherever we are. Digitalization offers endless possibilities for smarter asset management. The key is to find the simplicity in the complexity.
The time when IT was merely technology is over. Today, IT is an integral part of creating value in operations, deliveries and your whole business. Move worklife in your organization into the Digital Dimension, and be sure to do it right and future-proof from the beginning. Today’s and tomorrow’s employees won’t be satisfied with yesterday's solutions.