Datapeers 3.4 introduces two major changes: virtual tables and data extraction optimization

After studying with customers and their needs, Datapeers introduces a new function that will be very useful in masking processes. From now on, the product allows us to virtually manipulate the database tables. This means that the tables do not exist in the original database, but are created virtually in the Datapeers interface. This makes it possible to create masks and configurations more dynamically and effectively.

Data extraction has been improved in this new version. Datapeers now make smarter use of the resources of the running machine by performing 35% faster extractions, which greatly reduces extraction times.

The project developed was designed to survey and analyze the Frulact infrastructure components that support your SQL Server applications and databases.

Frulact is a business group, established in 1987, which positions itself as an innovative company in providing value-added ingredients for the food and beverage industries, including fruit and vegetable preparations for dairy products, ice cream, desserts, beverages and vegetable alternatives.

IT PEERS recently completed a performance audit on this organization. The methodology and tools used made it possible to find improvement points in various components, from server configuration to application code.

After this performance audit, Frulact can do more processing with the same resources.

“This project developed jointly with IT PEERS concludes with a high added value for Frulact. The result of this audit yielded objective results and a set of vital recommendations for improving the performance of our infrastructure and applications. To reinforce the high professionalism and practicality in the analysis of the various themes demonstrated by the IT PEERS team“, says Pedro Silva, IT Director of Frulact.

On September 26th, at the Sheraton Hotel in Porto, the IT PEERS Summit brought together more than 100 professionals from various sectors. The purpose of the first edition of the event was to discuss how far the contribution of artificial intelligence in IT management can go, presenting real cases of its application. Jorge Duarte, CEO of IT PEERS, introduced the concept of AIOPS - Artificial Intelligence for IT Operations - a term created by Gartner in 2016. IT PEERS will bet on this concept as this new IT management form allows for a move away from isolated management of operations and provides intelligent insights that promote automation and collaboration for continuous improvement. In the future, it will play a very important role in increasing the efficiency of IT teams.The event was sponsored by Red Hat, bwd and AWS.

Ana Rocha de Oliveira, sales manager for Red Hat's Iberian markets, spoke about the relationship between cloud and artificial intelligence, notably through the presentation of Open Data Hub, a machine-learning-as-a-service platform that integrates open source projects into a solution that aims to foster collaboration between vendors, users and academics, following open source best practices. bwd, a Portuguese company that implements information management solutions, presented us with real cases where RPA improved processes and increased productivity. Adriano Ribeiro, CEO of the company, showed how bwd helps several companies improve their performance by creating robots and integrating them with information systems architecture. AWS, through João Tedim, presented the advantages of the Working Backwards method and told us about the various Machine Learning solutions that the company offers that allow to increase operational efficiency. The Working Backwards method shows us that developing a product should always start with the benefits that its creation will create for the customer. Basically, this method starts at the end: instead of starting with an idea for a product and trying to attract customers to it, it starts with the target audience. The use of this approach is of utmost importance in the development of new features. The IT PEERS Summit was also attended by Prof. Dr. Paulo Novais, professor and researcher at the University of Minho and President of the Portuguese Association for Artificial Intelligence, who through a journey through the concept presented us the different applications of this concept in the most varied areas, such as Education, Health and Banking.

At the close of the IT PEERS Summit there was a short debate about how artificial intelligence has changed and the society in which we operate is changing. Discussing the topic, we had the participation of Adriano Ribeiro, Paulo Novais, Prof. Alípio Jorge, professor at the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Porto and Pedro Esmeriz, co-founder of ShopAI. The debate was moderated by Sebastião Penas, from Semanário Sol. It was concluded that although artificial intelligence has great potential to improve our lives, there is still a lot of uncertainty surrounding the issue, notably due to the ethical issues that this issue has. theme holds.

Red Hat, a company that has been in market for 25 years, will be Gold Sponsor of IT PEERS Summit, where it will present solutions that help businesses grow

Red Hat will be attending IT PEERS Summit on September 26th. It is a company that revolutionizes operating systems with Red Hat® Enterprise Linux®. It also offers a broad portfolio, including hybrid cloud infrastructure, middleware, agile integration, native cloud application development, and automation and management solutions. With Red Hat technologies, companies adapt quickly to change as businesses become more digital and interconnected.

The theme of the first edition of IT PEERS Summit is Artificial Intelligence in IT management. IT PEERS proposes to debate what artificial intelligence tools, machine learning, RPA, and others can do for IT management.

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Dr. Paulo Novais, President of APPIA, will be attending the IT PEERS Summit and will explain to us why artificial intelligence will be so important in the future

Paulo Novais is Professor of the Department of Informatics and researcher at the ALGORITMI center at the School of Engineering of the University of Minho. His research focuses on the scientific area of ​​Artificial Intelligence and Intelligent Systems. More recently, he has focused on concepts related to Decision, Environment Intelligence, Assisted Living Environments and Behavioral Analysis.

Alongside this, he is also the president of the Portuguese Association for Artificial Intelligence, which was founded in 1984 and is one of the oldest and most active scientific associations in the country. With 300 senior researchers, its mission "is to promote the dissemination of artificial intelligence as a scientific field."

Artificial intelligence is already part of many activities of our routine, but despite being a constant in our daily lives, we are still not really aware of the leading role it will play in our lives. Dr. Paulo Novais will give us his knowledge in a speech that is expected to be surprising and enlightening.

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GDPR entered into force in May 2018, bringing with it penalties of up to EUR 20 000 000 or, in the case of a company, up to 4% of its annual worldwide turnover for the previous financial year, depending on the amount that is higher. With such high values, no company should risk, but the truth is that not all companies currently invest seriously in the security industry.

Before and after the entry into force of the legislation, the entire market reacted by seeking and implementing solutions that ensure compliance with new legal obligations. However, as of June 2018, there has been a decrease in concern about the GDPR, especially for small and medium-sized enterprises. Large corporations and government agencies continue to invest in the area of ​​security, and there is greater concern than before the existing legislation.

The fines for GDPR in Europe have already been felt. Let's look at some examples: Uber failed to protect data and paid more than 1 million euros in fines in the UK and the Netherlands. Google was fined in France for a penalty of 50 million euros. So far, this is the highest penalty applied under the GDPR. In Portugal, the Barreiro Hospital was fined 400 thousand euros for allowing undue access to clinical trials.

The numbers in Europe are quite enlightening as to the importance of this new legislation. So far, we have had:

- 89 271 notifications of data breach
- 144 376 queries and complaints to data processing authorities.

IT PEERS talked about RPA in the 2019 edition of the bwd Forum, demystifying wrong ideas that people have been creating over time

The science fiction films about robots have put a completely wrong idea in our minds: we believe that one day they will be able to think autonomously, making decisions for the extermination of the human race. Over the years, we began to live with robots in our daily lives, especially through vacuum cleaners that, previously programmed, are able to vacuum our homes by themselves. Evolution has given way to a new concept: RPA.

Robotic Process Automation is far from being what people think it is. In fact, RPA is composed of code that simulates human presence in front of a computer, making use of the same tools. For a RPA software to operate, it must learn a workflow with steps previously taught by a human.

Continuous monitoring of the organization's operations, permanent execution 24 hours a day, better quality data and better customer service are some of the advantages that the adoption of RPA brings to companies.

With the use of RPA, humans can be used where human thinking is necessary, with all its aspects, such as creativity.


The "Seminar General Law on Data Protection - LGPD - Challenges to Implementation" aims to promote debate, exchange experiences and support companies to comply with the new Brazilian law

IT PEERS, following its internationalization strategy, will be present on June 6 in an event related to the new Brazilian data protection legislation. The event, organized by Markway, our most recent partner in this geography, aims to help companies to be prepared to receive the new law.

Similar to what already happens in Europe, a failure in data security can cost Brazilian companies thousands of reais, since large fines are also present in this legal norm. Therefore, it is crucial that companies are informed about all the requirements of the legislation.

IT PEERS, represented by its CEO Jorge Duarte, will address key issues related to the GDPR and the state in which the law is in Europe. IT PEERS will also present solutions so that companies are prepared to receive the law accordingly. Datapeers, a data masking solution developed by IT PEERS, will be featured at this event.

IT PEERS celebrates 15 years of existence in 2019 and will celebrate them by sharing knowledge and exchanging experiences related to technology.

On September 26, 2019, IT PEERS will bring together professionals from different areas and decision makers for a morning dedicated exclusively to technology and how IT influences business. This will be the first edition of the IT PEERS Forum and is intended to be an event marked by knowledge sharing.

Soon we will have more news, such as local forum, guests and program.

For now, what you have to do is simple: book the 26th of September!

Markway is an information technology company based in the security industry and Data Science. It is currently recognized as one of the main Oracle partners in the State of Rio de Janeiro, offering the highest level of solutions and now reinforces its security offer through Datapeers representation.

Due to the great importance of systems today, data security is imperative for business success. The new Brazilian data protection law also contributed to this partnership, as Markway felt the need to have a portfolio that is useful to companies at this stage where data privacy is so important.

"Markway and IT PEERS are integrated and enabled to meet Brazilian companies to meet the challenges imposed by the General Data Protection Law (LGPD). This is a demand of our customers seeking in Markway's experience and technologies that we represent, strengthen the governance and security standards of their information, especially those related to the protection and privacy of data. Our expectation is to leverage the performance of our customers, reducing costs and increasing the productivity of enterprise information resources management , especially in the "cloud" context of their business, which require increasing investments for greater availability and security of their information", said Jackson Schemes, CEO of Markway.

IT PEERS celebrates 15 years of existence in 2019 and will celebrate them by sharing knowledge and exchanging experiences related to technology.

On September 26, 2019, IT PEERS will bring together professionals from different areas and decision makers for a morning dedicated exclusively to technology and how IT influences business. This will be the first edition of the IT PEERS Forum and is intended to be an event marked by knowledge sharing.

Soon we will have more news, such as local forum, guests and program.

For now, what you have to do is simple: book the 26th of September!

RPA technology has been well received in the marketplace and it is easy to understand why: people hate the repetitive tasks that systems do, freeing them from growing work pressure.

RPA - Robotic Process Automation - is the name given to automation solutions that use software (robots) to reduce (or eliminate completely) repetitive and error-prone tasks, freeing employees for other tasks that require decision-making. RPA technology is able to mimic the performance of the human being by performing activities on a computer.

In the projects that IT PEERS has in hand at the moment, in partnership with Kofax, the main focus is to optimize the processes of the companies, reducing the human intervention in tasks where their presence is not indispensable. IT PEERS is working to make autonomous systems only with the intervention of robots previously configured. These robots will be able to perform their tasks much faster than humans.

An advantage immediately recognized by users of RPA solutions is the significant increase in the productivity of the organization, as employees are freed from time-consuming tasks to start carrying out more stimulating tasks.

We can also add other advantages of RPA solutions:
• the high scalability of operations without the need to increase the workforce;
• elimination of activities related to manual data collection and human error;
• monitoring the speed of the business, due to the speed gains that the solution allows to obtain.

The Datapeers version 3.3. presents two key new features: a new type of data masking and a feature that allows for more intuitive use of the product.

The new type of masking, called "constant value", transforms all the values ​​of a column (either numeric or alphabetic) into a user-defined constant (which can be a number, a word, or simply a null value). The main advantage that this new masking brings is a greater speed in the process, since the product, contrary to what happened before, doesn't need to look for information in dictionaries nor does it need to read the origin information, because to mask the information only exchange all fields by a single previously defined value. Besides this advantage, this type of masking is much easier to define, which simplifies the user's task.

The "check conditions" feature allows for a more intuitive use of the product. With this new update, Datapeers informs the user about the potential critical issues that may compromise the extraction or upload. Before you even begin any action, the product checks the environment to see if the necessary conditions are met for the process to be completed successfully. This step is very important as implementation time is reduced because there are no unexpected stops that interrupt the process.

The Brazilian market is currently facing serious data privacy challenges due to the LGPD - a general data protection law - enacted in 2018. Increasingly, Brazilian companies in various sectors will feel the need for a tool that allows the data masking. Delphos has several processes for updating test environments, homologation and pre-production that are copied into the production environment of various systems through scripts. With Datapeers, there will be productivity gains in these processes and the data used in the different test phases can be masked, thus ensuring the protection of the information processed.

"After some time using Datapeers on proof-of-concept and demonstrations, we understand that we needed to have the tool licensing to have productivity gains from our internal systems for building test, approval, and pre-production environments. We think that the return on investment will occur in 2019", says Carlos Trindade, Director of Delphos.

"For IT PEERS this is a very important step to solidify Datapeers presence in the Brazilian market and we believe that in 2019 the opportunities in this geography will be very promising, since companies will need to protect themselves because of the new law," says Marcelo Carvalho, commercial manager of Brazil of IT PEERS.

The well-known Law Firm of Porto is currently implementing a document management and digital archive solution. Aguiar-Branco & Associados Law Firm intends to improve the management of its information through document management and digital archive solutions and has the know-how of the IT PEERS team in partnership with bwd.

IT PEERS, after a detailed analysis of the entire company organization and after a study of the solutions available in the market, chose MS Sharepoint for this project due to its specific needs. This document management system allows to share and manage content, information and applications, facilitating teamwork and minimizing the time spent searching for information.

The overall goals of this project are to increase the security of access to information and increase employee productivity, since it will be faster and more intuitive to access the data they need to perform their work. The IT PEERS team is specialized in implementing solutions that aim to increase business performance by making your daily work easier.

Jorge Duarte, CEO of IT PEERS, presented the main requirements that a company needs to have to ensure that its information systems are safe in the 2nd edition of the event organized by the its partner bwd. Through the presentation of real cases of attempted extortion of data and the theft of confidential information, experiences were shared and solutions were presented in this morning that was marked by the exchange of knowledge among different companies.

At a time when information from organizations is so vulnerable, IT PEERS has conveyed the message that it is not enough just to protect information: it is essential to be prepared to act after a possible computer attack or disaster. Thus, Jorge Duarte presented as a solution a kind of "time machine", in which it is possible to go back to the moment immediately before the occurrence of the situation that caused the loss of data: RAAS.

RAAS is a disaster recovery solution developed by IT PEERS that allows remote virtual servers to be activated for fast recovery, allowing lost data to recover in a matter of seconds.


Adriano Ribeiro has extensive experience in the area of ​​Management and Finance. After completing his degree in Economics from the University of Porto, he began his career in December 1982. He held CFO positions at Sonae Distribuição (Portugal and Brazil) between 1993 and 2009. In 2009 he joined the MDS, group from Sonae), where he served as CFO until 2011. From 2012 until 2016 he served as CEO at I2S and in 2016 he joined a new project, also as CEO, at bwd - digital transformation, a company that has been affirming itself in the panorama IT solutions as a leader in digitalisation, document management and process automation solutions.

"IT PEERS is an attractive project and I am undoubtedly very motivated to contribute to its growth. It is an honor for me to be part of this project, which that has given evidence not only in Portugal, but also across borders," says Adriano Ribeiro .

"Receiving a person like Adriano in our team is a tremendous asset because of the experience, dynamism and great work capacity that he has shown throughout his career. In addition to a good friend, he is a person of strong character and great dedication, who will certainly leave his mark on the future of IT PEERS", says Jorge Duarte, CEO.