ACTIF-Europe

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Collaborative solutions by ACTIF-Europe

ICT and Collaborative solutions

  • Advice, Audit and support to strategy design in the field of Information Society Technologies.
  • e-Learning
  • Groupware and collaborative systems
  • Management of computing team
  • Software developments
  • Development and hosting of Internet/Intranet sites
  • Architecture and design of Intranet / Extranet / Internet systems
  • Advice and support to enterprises in their ASP and SLA strategies

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  • Advice, Audit and support to strategy design services in the fields of ICTs are offered at various involvement levels:
    • support to definition of specification :
      • identification action framework and strategies;
      • taking into account organisational impact;
      • support to translate needs into technical specification;
      • extra we can help you to assess received proposals and to choose suppliers.
    • answer to specification:
      • takes into account the impact of the services;
      • as well as introduction of ICT to end-users;
      • Services can be global or integrate to teams already in place.
    • audit or assessment of in place systems is also part of our activities depending on initial objectives  (restructuration, assessment of new opportunities, identification of improvement factors, ...

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  • e-Learning, initially limited to distance learning via internet technologies, has become a mature tool to be used either remotely, face-to-face or in a blended way.
    Thanks to its various experiences since 1995 in this field, via the European projects and partners such as International STAR Training and NTIC Solutions, ACTIF-Europe proposes various services and solutions based on e-learning: Needs analysis; validation of the ROI (Return on Investment) both at Human and financial levels; implementations of integrated solutions adapted to the needs.
    For instance, ACTIF-Europe has developed a complete training on Intellectual Property Protection for SMEs in e-Learning environment based on MAC-SSIIM project's results or as well some e-Learning repository as a library for the trainers for the e-Dairy farm project based on open source solutions .

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ACTIF-Europe's representatives are also experts to the European Commission in FP6 and FP7 R&D programmes on e-Business, collaborative networking and Digital ecosystems to evaluate projects and for SMEs support as well.
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  • Management of computer team brings an in depth monitoring as well as an on-going advice to keep a strong strategy:
    • mapping of skills and tasks of the team
    • Introduction of various tools based on Quality Assurance approach
    • support to implement self-evaluation grids and check-lists
    • support to implement operational procedures linked to the main processes
    • follow-up of internal projects
    • ...

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  • Software developments can be done at request:
    • based on specification and on agreed lump sum,
    • or as a kind of detachment for a specific project or to reinforce a team.

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  • Design of Intranet / Extranet / Internet architecture takes into account:
    • Analysis of the process and rules of the organisation
    • Recommendation of technical solutions for various target groups and security levels
    • process to create pages on the fly depending on access rights
    • implementation of tools to create and modify pages so that users can have an active role in the content production including possibilities for a Quality committee to validate pages before they are on-line.
    • For example, ADAPT & EMPLOYMENT web site (DG V European Commission)  included the following possibilities:
      • Site is fully dynamic (page contents are built on demand when people are reading them depending on their access rights)
      • Several levels for the Intranet and Extranet are available depending on access rights.
      • For the Extranet, some non-computing users can directly create information content and pages and put them at the right place on the web sites (public or private).
      • Editorial group with specific rights can preview these pages and decide to publish them (or not) on-line (including a push system to inform editors of waiting pages to be previewed) .
      • Databases are on-line to look for projects or partners throughout the 10.000 European projects of the Initiatives.
      • Project coordinators can also input their own description about their project (via a database also)
      • Publications and documents on ADAPT&EMPLOYMENT initiatives can also be downloaded or ordered on-line.
      • Forums are also available.
      • ...

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  • Development and hosting of Internet sites can be offered in a secured environment. Several solutions can be implemented depending on your needs:
    • from the simple availability of room on our servers
    • to the implementation of a complete solution where equipment and services are dedicated to your own needs (full private site up to private line).

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  • Advice and support to enterprises in their ASP and SLA strategies (ASP-Application Service Providing and SLA-Service Level Agreement).
    Technological changes, evolution of communication means (fast lines at reduced/low costs), new hosting suppliers and new ICT platforms completely outsourced with a wide spectrum of services and solutions for the client and the enterprise (from SME up to large companies), ..., don't make the choice easy when the enterprise has to set up information and production system and to keep its personnel up-to-date (as well as downstream - clients- and upstream -suppliers-).
    • What should be out-sourced? when? for which objectives? how? at what speed? up to where? how reliable? how secured? ...
    • ACTIF-Europe together with its associated-partner ACTIF-Solution supports you along your complete pattern depending on your needs: 
      • Needs analysis and recommendation (diagnostic and solutions)
      • Support to strategic plan on ICTs for enterprise's development and growth
      • Support to tactical plan (definition of ICTs action points, phases, organisational schema and impact, means, methodologies, operational modes, metrics and control points, ...)
      • Support to SLA definition up-stream, down-stream and internally to the enterprise thanks to its methodology and tool "SLA Grid"©
      • Accompanying facilities to the enterprise in its implementation phases regarding all elements, actors and steps involved in the information system plan for the benefit of the Enterprise's strategy and its partners (personnel, stakeholders, up- and down-stream actors).

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