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Whitepaper: Shaping the Future of Business

Whitepaper: Shaping the Future of Business

The pandemic changed many things. What we knew as business as usual until March 2020 became business unusual ever since. And sadly, the impact of COVID-19 will continue to be felt for quite some time.

We can see how traditional business models are now shifting toward a digital model with innovative technologies that allow them to both survive in the unstable market and then thrive thanks to the gained agility.

In our whitepaper ๐’๐ก๐š๐ฉ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐“๐ก๐ž ๐…๐ฎ๐ญ๐ฎ๐ซ๐ž ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐๐ฎ๐ฌ๐ข๐ง๐ž๐ฌ๐ฌ we explore how digital transformation helps businesses mitigate the effects of a crisis, as well as why the Cloud – the foundation of many such digital initiatives – is the future of business, regardless of the industry.

Get your copy of the whitepaper to learn about the role of Cloud Computing in digital transformation, and why the Cloud is worth the struggle during a crisis.

This paper is dedicated to all business leaders that want to understand how digital transformation can help their business mitigate the effects of a crisis situation, as well as why the cloud, the foundation of such digital initiatives, is the future of business.

The Cloud isn’t a big scary thing that will ruin your business

The Cloud isn’t a big scary thing that will ruin your business

A free event for technical decision-makers, department managers, team leads, cloud architects, project managers and senior IT professionals (system engineers and developers).ย 

How it all began

Nearly four years ago, we were having an internal discussion on the Cloud and its impact on day to day business activities. That discussion soon led to an idea of building a conference designed entirely to address that very topic. It didn’t take long to mobilize the team (this is where years of hosting and managing tens of events and conferences helped a lot), so in late 2017 we already had the first edition of the Cloud Conference.

We contacted partners, customers, and the media, we put together a first stellar speaker line-up, and got things off the ground.ย We felt Bucharest was the best spot for this, and we went along with it.

Focus on Digital Transformationย 

This year, at its 4th edition, we’re already looking at an event that has evolved quite a lot. While we’ve mostly kept a similar format (one day, two tracks, 10+ business & technical sessions delivered by industry experts), the focus of the topics has shifted to address the growth in Cloud adoption and expertise in the market.

A lot more companies are already finding themselves involved in digital transformation and Cloud migration initiatives and are looking for concrete references, best practices, and guidelines.

Throughout the years, we witnessed the Romanian market’s evolution, as it’s becoming more and more mature, which brings challenges that are far more complex and detailed than we saw a few years back.

It’s no secret that Avaelgo’s primary focus for the past years has revolved around Microsoft’s Cloud solutions (Azure, Office 365, Microsoft 365). Even back in 2017, we saw a lot of interest in the market towards Cloud migrations and Cloud strategy initiatives.

But at the same time, we also saw a lot of confusion.

A common thing we noticed when discussing with customers was the lack of a proper grasp on what moving to the Cloud entails. Coherent Digital Transformation initiatives were few and far between, and clear Cloud strategies were even more scarce. We felt the market (and especially customers taking their first steps towards the Cloud) needed better guidance, stability, and proven track records on complex Cloud projects.

We were in the right position, and had the right partners, to be able to deliver just that.

That’s what the vision behind the Cloud Conference is all about: a way for us and our team of excellent partners to show that the Cloud is not a big scary thing that will run amok and wreck all your carefully budgeted costs and plans.

Tudor Damian

CIO & Partner, AVAELGO

In many ways, the Cloud, just like Machine Learning and AI, will transform the industries similarly to how PCs and the Internet impacted them 25-30 years ago.

And whether you’re willing to accept it or not – how you deal with the Cloud today could have a significant impact on how your company will be able to address tomorrow’s challenges and opportunities.

Looking back at the previous three editions (2017, 2018, 2019), I feel we’ve delivered on that vision so far.

Over the years, we’ve focused on providing access to Cloud experts, companies sharing their success stories, we’ve delivered compelling breakout sessions and post-conference workshops, and we’ve helped companies better define their strategy to move to the Cloud.

What to expect @ Cloud Conference

The Cloud Conference has generally delivered two types of content, as we found both to be incredibly relevant.

One side is more focused on the business side of things (governance, cost management, strategy), and the other delves deeper into some of the more technical aspects of Cloud (strategy, migration, onboarding, and day-to-day management).

We mixed all of this with partners’ success stories, specific scenarios and solutions, learning, and networking opportunities.

All we do is show people that the Cloud is something you can keep under control, and even more so, it’s something that can transform and empower your entire organization.

Tudor Damian

CIO & Partner, AVAELGO

A few years ago, we were looking at companies who were still asking themselves whether the Cloud is a good idea, trying to find out how privacy and data protection were addressed in a Cloud environment, and attempting to figure out the best deployment and migration strategies. Next, the focus shifted to defining an end-to-end approach for Cloud migration and governance, hybrid deployments, DevOps, and containers. Last year, we saw topics focusing on specific industry verticals, PaaS, SQL hybrid, and cybersecurity. And we’re planning to step things up even further this year, with an even more compelling set of technical sessions, business best practices, and case studies.

Join the Cloud movement

So, if you feel like the Cloud is something that is (or will probably be) affecting your company, make sure you don’t miss out on what we’ve got in store for you this year – you can find all the details (speakers, schedule, venue) on cloudconference.ro – so go ahead and save the date (September 30th) right now!

Cloud it’s a place where security, data governance, transparency, and trust are crucial elements.

Tudor Damian

CIO & Partner, AVAELGO

Webinar: Cybersecurity with GDPR focus

Webinar: Cybersecurity with GDPR focus

28 November 2017, 15:00 – 15:45

Whether you are a technical or nontechnical person, this webinar is for you. By attending it, you will get a clear GDPR overview and learn more about what it means to your Cybersecurity strategy.

Registrations for this webinar are now closed.

About the webinar

Whether or not youโ€™re familiar with GDPR, the new EU directive on General Data Protection Regulation is due to come into effect in May 2018, which leaves very little time for any last-minute actions. Attend this GDPR workshop for a quick overview of what GDPR means for you and to discover how to better protect yourself and your data.

We aim to provide a high-level overview on both the legal and cyber security side, and any required changes as far as the internal processes, procedures and tools go.

About the trainer


Tudor DAMIAN, is the Executive Manager of Avaelgo, an IT consultant and tech support specialist. With more than 10 years of experience in managing complex IT infrastructures, he is a Certified Ethical Hacker, a Microsoft Cloud and Datacenter Management MVP and a technical speaker at local and regional community events. Tudor often talks about the latest technologies and trends with themes including general networking & security, virtualization technologies, OS deployment and maintenance, social engineering and information security awareness, web application security, white-hat hacking and penetration testing techniques. He is also an organizer for the ITCamp conference in Romania. His day to day activities cover designing and implementing IT solutions, performing tech support and maintenance work, and delivering training sessions for experts and beginners alike.

Is Your Web Application Secure? [Infographic]

Is Your Web Application Secure? [Infographic]

Want to keep your Web application from getting hacked? Then it’s time to get serious about building secure Web applications. But web application security is a path, not a destination. It’s about risk management and implementing effective countermeasures.

Security is fundamentally about protecting your assets. Assets that are tangible, such as a Web application, or that aren’t tangible but are really important to you – your company’s brand reputation.

Today we register an ever-increasing number and varieties of attacks that target your web applications. According to numerous studies, the preferred method for attacking businesses’ assets is though their Web applications.

Looking at the top 10 threat action varieties within a Web application attack breaches shows that some of the more well known type of threats like SQLi (SQL injection) or RFI (Remote File Inclusion) create a lesser impact compared to Social / Phishing attacks or attacks which make use of Command & Control (C2) servers or Spyware / Keyloggers.

But securing web applications is not an easy task. With continuous software delivery businesses need continuous and automated security analysis of issues, vulnerabilities and other potential threats.

If you’re interested in learning how to protect and secure your work to outsmart a malicious hacker, we prepared a Cybersecurity Awareness Seminar for you.

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Protect your business and data

State of Cybersecurity Attacks [Infographic]

State of Cybersecurity Attacks [Infographic]

As cybersecurity attacks continue to rise, understanding and managing IT security has become a top concern for all technical management and IT staff, with over 75% of CEOs now seeing rising risks from daily technology use within their companies.

Recent IT security studies show that it takes 200 days on average to detect a security breach, and another 80 days to recover from it. In a world where all companies are the target of at least one form of cyber threat on a regular basis, preventing and detecting these attacks becomes essential.

Itโ€™s important to understand and gain knowledge of the most fundamental aspects of cybersecurity. Mastering a set of techniques necessary to defend against network attacks, cybersecurity breaches, as well as ways to protect their technology or solution through cryptography, intrusion detection and other vulnerabilities is essential for every business.

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Cybersecurity Infographic Avaelgo

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