Solution developed by IT PEERS fits in with the Business Continuity plan that Poças intends to implement, constituting as a fundamental first step for its disaster recovery plan.
Poças is a family business that has been in the market and production of Porto wine for over 100 years. The business started in 1918 and today the company combines tradition with the ability to innovate, building over the years an enviable portfolio of Porto wines, among the pioneers who, in the early 1990s, pioneered the white wine market. and quiet Douro reds. As a result of its growth, Poças searched the market for Business Continuity solutions and IT PEERS, after analyzing the reality of the company, considered that RAAS would be the right solution for the presented needs.
RAAS is a simplified cloud virtual machine recovery management solution and has been customized to meet specific requirements. The company's goals with the implementation of RAAS were as follows: ensuring a second level of cloud data recovery, possibility of disaster activation whenever required, reduction of operating costs and elimination of investment in a proprietary disaster recovery solution. RAAS has many advantages identified by Poças, namely the guarantee of success of data backup and replacement tests (since it is a service based on SLAs), cost reduction compared to classic solutions and the possibility of activating disaster recovery in the Cloud if necessary.
After the solution implementation period, Poças is very satisfied with the results obtained. “We are now confident that we can recover our most critical data even in the event of extreme disaster, which makes our information much safer. In addition, the IT PEERS team provides excellent follow-up throughout the process, which allows Poças to get rid of these tasks and can focus on other issues”, says Miguel Perfeito, the company's IT Manager.
New Product Provides On-Premises Private Cloud as an Infrastructure Service (IaaS)
IT PEERS announces the installation of the first MyPrivateCloud unit in production as part of a technology renovation project at its customer FOT Apparel Sourcing Services.
MyPrivateCloud is IT PEERS 'latest bet and comes as a response to the needs of Customers who are increasingly looking for flexible cloud solutions. This new product offers all the benefits we can find in a public cloud, but with the huge advantage of not having to take data out of your organization.
Information migration is simple and risk-free, with no need to convert formats or applications. The whole system is fully managed by a specialized team with constant monitoring (24x7), allowing it to move smoothly into the infrastructure as a service paradigm. With no up-front investment and affordable monthly cost, this is the first step any business must take toward a new cloud computing paradigm.
MyPrivateCloud natively supports major VM types, including VMware and Hyper-V, with no need to convert VMs. This is an All-in-one cloud appliance solution: it includes processor, memory and disk as per the specific needs of each Client and can scale as needed. MyPrivateCloud includes native backup and disaster recovery as an option, with flexible and configurable policies so you don't have to worry about the security of your data.
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.
IT PEERS develops definition service for the “Technological” Business Impact Analysis (BIA) and the consequent Technological Recovery Plan (PRT) at Purever
Purever Industrial Solutions has facilities covering a total area of 13,200 m2 and has over 200 employees. The company manufactures a wide range of insulation and cooling products and produces solutions for the Food Industry, Life-Science and Construction. Recently, IT PEERS has developed a Technology BIA definition project with this company.
The project consisted essentially in the definition and identification of business services, the study of their relationships and the assessment of dependencies on technology components and their risks. Automatic actions have been activated in case of incidents to ensure continuity of operations even in the event of failures.
Interviews were conducted with IT and business line managers, and probes were installed on the servers to identify application correlations and thus minimize interactions with those responsible for the business areas and their key users.
The project developed by IT PEERS allows the company to identify in a timely manner the risks associated with a particular event and to be able to put in place the appropriate response.
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.
The future where machines are able to help humans autonomously is the present we are living
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!