Click here to close now.



Welcome!

Release Management Authors: Jnan Dash, Liz McMillan, Lori MacVittie, Gilad Parann-Nissany, Carmen Gonzalez

Blog Feed Post

Des informatiques innovantes existent en France, j'en ai rencontré une...

 

Logo OxylanePour mon deuxième billet de l’année, j’ai le grand plaisir de pouvoir parler de manière très positive et optimiste de l’informatique dans les entreprises françaises ; merci, Oxylane !

Oxylane ? ce nom ne vous dit rien ? Vous les connaissez certainement mieux sous le nom de Décathlon, leur marque phare.

Logo IT day OxylaneJ’ai eu l’honneur d’être invité par les responsables informatiques d’Oxylane, le 12/12/12, pour faire une conférence d’une heure pendant La “journée IT”.

Ce n’est pas la première fois ; en janvier 2009, j’avais animé un séminaire pour les équipes informatiques internes d’Oxylane. Peut-être que certaines des innovations que j’ai pu découvrir lors de cette réunion ont été, un peu, influencées par mes interventions précédentes...

 

Innovation dans l’organisation de la journée IT

Salle IT days OxylaneOxylane avait organisé un salon “interne” de l’informatique innovante, avec des dizaines de stands où des collaborateurs des équipes informatiques internes d’Oxylane démontraient quelques unes de leurs dernières créations, aussi bien pour les usages métiers que pour les applications transverses.

Plusieurs centaines de personnes, venant de tous les métiers d’Oxylane, ont visités ce salon.

J’ai fait le tour de ce salon, accueilli à chaque fois par des informaticiens passionnés et fiers de montrer les applications qu’ils avaient réalisées.

Quelques conférences avaient lieu en même temps, auxquelles étaient invités aussi bien des “clients” de l’informatique interne que les informaticiens Oxylane.

 

Innovation dans le thème choisi pour ma conférence

Nous avions choisi, ensemble, le thème de mon intervention, qui a duré une heure :

"Cloud Computing, mobilité, comment les nouvelles technologies informatiques vont permettre aux clients, utilisateurs et informaticiens d'Oxylane d'être plus efficaces, ensemble."

Le mot clef est bien sur le dernier, “ensemble”.

Entre 200 et 300 personnes étaient dans la salle ; il y avait à peu près le même nombre d’informaticiens et de clients métiers.

 

Innovation dans la structure interne de la DSI

Oxylane a mis en œuvre une structure de la DSI, organisée en “Business Units” spécialisées :

  • Applications métiers par grands domaines d’activité : logistique, retail, marques...
  • Usages transverses : communication et collaboration, finances, Ressources Humaines ...
  • Techniques : infrastructures, hébergement, normes et méthodes..

Structure DSI Industrielle - copieIl y a beaucoup de points communs avec ce que j’ai écrit très récemment sur la structure d’une DSI dans le monde de la R2I, Révolution Industrielle Informatique, ce qui confirme que les idées présentées dans ce blog sont très proches du monde réel des entreprises innovantes.

 

Innovation dans les usages métiers

Oxylane précommande smartphoneDe très nombreuses applications “métiers”, liées aux activités de distribution d’Oxylane. Certaines d’entre elles, encore à l’état de prototypes, sont impressionnantes mais Oxylane, et je le comprends, ne souhaite pas que je communique sur le sujet.

L’une d’entre elles est en cours de déploiement et je peux la présenter. Elle permet à un client, à partir de son smartphone, de faire sa commande en “self-service” pendant sa visite du magasin. Pour chaque produit qu’il souhaite acquérir, il prend en photo le “flash code” et construit lui-même sa facture. Il peut ainsi savoir à tout instant quel est le montant de ses achats et respecter son budget. Sur cette “préfacture”, il y a un code qu’il lui suffit de présenter à la caissière pour qu’elle lui imprime directement la facture définitive, ce qui est un gain de temps pour tout le monde.

 

Innovation dans les usages transverses

De très nombreuses applications simples et originales étaient présentées ; j’en ai choisi deux, liées à la vie quotidienne des collaborateurs :

Oxylane appli smartpath carte- L’application “smartpath”, qu permet d’établir une cartographie des “distances-temps” entre les établissements d’Oxylane et les villes et villages environnants.

C’est en priorité une application “métier” qui permet aux services immobiliers d’Oxylane, avant l’achat d’un nouveau site, de calculer le nombre d’habitants situés à 10, 15 ou 20 minutes de voiture du site.

Ces courbes isochrones n’ont rien à voir avec la distance kilométrique ; elles sont calculées avec l’aide des collaborateurs qui enregistrent leurs déplacements sur leurs smartphones.

Elle permet aussi à un collaborateur de mieux choisir un appartement ou une maison, en sachant à l’avance quel sera son temps de transport vers le site en question.

Oxylane Carshare app images 1 & 2- Une application de co-voiturage, CarShare, mobile évidemment, permettant aux collaborateurs d’Oxylane de trouver ou proposer un co-voiturage. Dans les métiers d’Oxylane, de nombreuses personnes ont des horaires très différents et changeants ; cette application permet, en temps réel, de trouver des collaborateurs qui auront, au même moment, des destinations proches.

 

Innovation en communication et collaboration, “Participatique”

Comme toutes les entreprises innovantes normales, Oxylane a remplacé ses outils antédiluviens (Exchange en l’occurence) par la seule véritable solution Cloud / SaaS du marché, Google Apps.

Two steps authentification for google apps

Ce qui est très positif, et encourageant pour moi, car c’est un thème que j’avais abordé dans mon blog, c’est qu’Oxylane a mis en place le changement “organisationnel” important permettant à tous ses collaborateurs d’avoir une boîte mail à leur nom. La grande majorité des collaborateurs, qu’ils soient en magasin, en entrepôt ou au siège ont une adresse email sur “oxylane.com”.

Le basculement sur la solution Google Apps a fortement facilité l’accès de tous en mode Web, en particulier depuis des objets mobiles.

 

Innovation dans les techniques de développement

J’ai pu aussi rencontrer des représentants des équipes de développement qui ont “tout compris” et mettent en œuvre les grands principes modernes de construction d’applications :

Responsive-webdesign

  • Mobile first : la cible prioritaire est un objet mobile avec un écran de petite taille.
  • HTML5 : pour éviter de réécrire des dizaines de fois la même application pour des plateformes différentes telles que iOS, Android, Windows ou MacOS.
  • Responsive design : permet à une page Web de s’adapter dynamiquement à la taille des écrans sur lesquelles elle s’affiche.

 

Résumé

Nombre magasins OxylaneEn 2013, j’espère pouvoir, très souvent, parler aussi positivement des équipes informatiques d’entreprises françaises.

J’allais oublier : Oxylane est une “PME" française de plus de 50 000 collaborateurs, présente dans 20 pays et dont le Chiffre d’Affaires 2011 a dépassé les 6,5 milliards d’euros, plus de 50 % étant réalisé à l’international.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Read the original blog entry...

More Stories By Louis Nauges

Louis Naugès is Founder & President of Revevol, the first European Consulting organization 100% dedicated to SaaS and Cloud Computing. He has 30 years of IT experience. Very few people in Europe have his knowledge and expertise in Cloud & SaaS technologies and applications. He works directly with CIOs of very large organizations. Revevol is the first EMEA distributor of Google Apps and the largest worldwide organization deploying Google Apps is one of Revevol's clients.

@ThingsExpo Stories
SYS-CON Events announced today that Commvault, a global leader in enterprise data protection and information management, has been named “Bronze Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 18th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 7–9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY, and the 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Commvault is a leading provider of data protection and information management...
The cloud promises new levels of agility and cost-savings for Big Data, data warehousing and analytics. But it’s challenging to understand all the options – from IaaS and PaaS to newer services like HaaS (Hadoop as a Service) and BDaaS (Big Data as a Service). In her session at @BigDataExpo at @ThingsExpo, Hannah Smalltree, a director at Cazena, will provide an educational overview of emerging “as-a-service” options for Big Data in the cloud. This is critical background for IT and data profes...
SYS-CON Events announced today that VAI, a leading ERP software provider, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 18th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. VAI (Vormittag Associates, Inc.) is a leading independent mid-market ERP software developer renowned for its flexible solutions and ability to automate critical business functions for the distribution, manufacturing, specialty retail and service sectors. An IBM Premier Business Part...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Alert Logic, Inc., the leading provider of Security-as-a-Service solutions for the cloud, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 18th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Alert Logic, Inc., provides Security-as-a-Service for on-premises, cloud, and hybrid infrastructures, delivering deep security insight and continuous protection for customers at a lower cost than traditional security solutions. Ful...
Fortunately, meaningful and tangible business cases for IoT are plentiful in a broad array of industries and vertical markets. These range from simple warranty cost reduction for capital intensive assets, to minimizing downtime for vital business tools, to creating feedback loops improving product design, to improving and enhancing enterprise customer experiences. All of these business cases, which will be briefly explored in this session, hinge on cost effectively extracting relevant data from ...
With the Apple Watch making its way onto wrists all over the world, it’s only a matter of time before it becomes a staple in the workplace. In fact, Forrester reported that 68 percent of technology and business decision-makers characterize wearables as a top priority for 2015. Recognizing their business value early on, FinancialForce.com was the first to bring ERP to wearables, helping streamline communication across front and back office functions. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Kevin Roberts...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Interoute, owner-operator of one of Europe's largest networks and a global cloud services platform, has been named “Bronze Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 18th Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 7-9, 2015 at the Javits Center in New York, New York. Interoute is the owner-operator of one of Europe's largest networks and a global cloud services platform which encompasses 12 data centers, 14 virtual data centers and 31 colocation centers, with connections to 195 ad...
With an estimated 50 billion devices connected to the Internet by 2020, several industries will begin to expand their capabilities for retaining end point data at the edge to better utilize the range of data types and sheer volume of M2M data generated by the Internet of Things. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Don DeLoach, CEO and President of Infobright, will discuss the infrastructures businesses will need to implement to handle this explosion of data by providing specific use cases for filte...
As enterprises work to take advantage of Big Data technologies, they frequently become distracted by product-level decisions. In most new Big Data builds this approach is completely counter-productive: it presupposes tools that may not be a fit for development teams, forces IT to take on the burden of evaluating and maintaining unfamiliar technology, and represents a major up-front expense. In his session at @BigDataExpo at @ThingsExpo, Andrew Warfield, CTO and Co-Founder of Coho Data, will dis...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Fusion, a leading provider of cloud services, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 18th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Fusion, a leading provider of integrated cloud solutions to small, medium and large businesses, is the industry's single source for the cloud. Fusion's advanced, proprietary cloud service platform enables the integration of leading edge solutions in the cloud, including clou...
Most people haven’t heard the word, “gamification,” even though they probably, and perhaps unwittingly, participate in it every day. Gamification is “the process of adding games or game-like elements to something (as a task) so as to encourage participation.” Further, gamification is about bringing game mechanics – rules, constructs, processes, and methods – into the real world in an effort to engage people. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Robert Endo, owner and engagement manager of Intrepid D...
Eighty percent of a data scientist’s time is spent gathering and cleaning up data, and 80% of all data is unstructured and almost never analyzed. Cognitive computing, in combination with Big Data, is changing the equation by creating data reservoirs and using natural language processing to enable analysis of unstructured data sources. This is impacting every aspect of the analytics profession from how data is mined (and by whom) to how it is delivered. This is not some futuristic vision: it's ha...
WebRTC has had a real tough three or four years, and so have those working with it. Only a few short years ago, the development world were excited about WebRTC and proclaiming how awesome it was. You might have played with the technology a couple of years ago, only to find the extra infrastructure requirements were painful to implement and poorly documented. This probably left a bitter taste in your mouth, especially when things went wrong.
Learn how IoT, cloud, social networks and last but not least, humans, can be integrated into a seamless integration of cooperative organisms both cybernetic and biological. This has been enabled by recent advances in IoT device capabilities, messaging frameworks, presence and collaboration services, where devices can share information and make independent and human assisted decisions based upon social status from other entities. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Michael Heydt, founder of Seamless...
The IoT's basic concept of collecting data from as many sources possible to drive better decision making, create process innovation and realize additional revenue has been in use at large enterprises with deep pockets for decades. So what has changed? In his session at @ThingsExpo, Prasanna Sivaramakrishnan, Solutions Architect at Red Hat, discussed the impact commodity hardware, ubiquitous connectivity, and innovations in open source software are having on the connected universe of people, thi...
WebRTC: together these advances have created a perfect storm of technologies that are disrupting and transforming classic communications models and ecosystems. In his session at WebRTC Summit, Cary Bran, VP of Innovation and New Ventures at Plantronics and PLT Labs, provided an overview of this technological shift, including associated business and consumer communications impacts, and opportunities it may enable, complement or entirely transform.
For manufacturers, the Internet of Things (IoT) represents a jumping-off point for innovation, jobs, and revenue creation. But to adequately seize the opportunity, manufacturers must design devices that are interconnected, can continually sense their environment and process huge amounts of data. As a first step, manufacturers must embrace a new product development ecosystem in order to support these products.
There are so many tools and techniques for data analytics that even for a data scientist the choices, possible systems, and even the types of data can be daunting. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Chris Harrold, Global CTO for Big Data Solutions for EMC Corporation, showed how to perform a simple, but meaningful analysis of social sentiment data using freely available tools that take only minutes to download and install. Participants received the download information, scripts, and complete end-t...
Manufacturing connected IoT versions of traditional products requires more than multiple deep technology skills. It also requires a shift in mindset, to realize that connected, sensor-enabled “things” act more like services than what we usually think of as products. In his session at @ThingsExpo, David Friedman, CEO and co-founder of Ayla Networks, discussed how when sensors start generating detailed real-world data about products and how they’re being used, smart manufacturers can use the dat...
When it comes to IoT in the enterprise, namely the commercial building and hospitality markets, a benefit not getting the attention it deserves is energy efficiency, and IoT’s direct impact on a cleaner, greener environment when installed in smart buildings. Until now clean technology was offered piecemeal and led with point solutions that require significant systems integration to orchestrate and deploy. There didn't exist a 'top down' approach that can manage and monitor the way a Smart Buildi...