CROC hosts its VENDORS’ DAY — an open day event to discuss and promote innovative technologies. Held in the CROC office on August 30, the event brought together Russian and foreign IT vendors, CROC experts and journalists. More than 30 companies, including long-standing brands and new vendors of promising niche products presented their innovations.
"We noticed that the technology solution cycle — fr om inception to implementation — has shortened significantly, with the time taken to introduce innovative solutions falling from dozens of years initially to around five years some time ago and now a much shorter period. This is why the ability to offer the hottest solutions through continuous cooperation with vendors is so important to us," commented Boris Bobrovnikov, Director General, CROC.
CROC VENDORS’ DAY allowed for much faster competence sharing among CROC experts, account directors and leading vendors of innovative technologies, including APC by Schneider Electric, Cisco Systems, VMware, Hitachi, Comindware, Wacom, Ricoh, Terrasoft, Red Hat, Pozhtekhnika, Palo Alto, Tibbo, Addreality, Bitfury (blockchain vendor), etc. Guests presented their most advanced solutions in innovative areas, such as Internet of Things, Blockchain, IT monetization, process digitalization, energy efficiency, and security.
Demo zones were installed to enable all CROC VENDORS DAY participants to review the hottest IT products and solutions. During concurrent conference sessions, vendors introduced their updated solution portfolios and described their cases for foreign customers.
A round table for journalists was arranged as part of the VENDORS’ DAY event wh ere CROC experts told journalists about innovative technologies they were focused on and introduced successfully completed projects and pilot ones. Igor Malyshev, Deputy Director of IT Department, CROC, devoted his speech to Blockchain technology, which became one of the most discussed topics, and described how businesses and government authorities could apply the technology to solve their specific tasks. Jonathan Sparrow, Cisco vice president for Russia and the CIS, also attended the event and, in support of the idea that networks are becoming a key business development tool, introduced the concept of Cisco Intuitive Network, which can recognize one’s intentions and combat cyber-attacks hidden in encrypted traffic, while constantly educating itself, thus opening up new opportunities and improving business agility.
"Cisco forecasts that the share of Machine-to-Machine (M2M) modules will reach approximately 50% of all connected devices by 2021, with this figure expected to reach 57% of all network devices and 7.7% of IP traffic in Russia. While the number of connected devices worldwide could reach 500 billion by 2030, no legacy or traditional tools will be able to manage such a network and total automation and new approaches to networking and information security will therefore be required. Cisco offers a totally new networking concept which will enable customers to significantly increase business process efficiency, boost performance, and reduce costs," commented Jonathan Sparrow, Cisco vice president for Russia and the CIS.
"Our partners helped us prepare a comprehensive and very informative event, with a speech by a representative of Gorizont, a Russian vendor of computing resource virtualization solutions, causing great excitement. It was also interesting to learn that solutions from two BPM vendors — Terrasoft and Elma — have already been included in a Unified Register of Russian Computer Programs and Databases. As for products shown in the demo zone, I’d like to mention a new Cisco video conferencing technology which provides the highest communication quality for a 2-3 times lower price than that of rivals, " said Veronika Gimenez, Deputy Director General, CROC.
CROC has been working in the IT market since 1992 and is today one of the top 10 IT companies (RIA Rating, Kommersant Dengi, Expert Rating Agency, 2015-2016) and the top three consulting businesses (Kommersant Dengi, Expert Rating Agency, 2016) in Russia.
CROC is the number one IT service provider in Russia (PAC, 2015), a leader in IT outsourcing (TAdviser, 2015), BI (CNews, 2016), ERP (TAdviser, 2016), EDMS, ECM and EDI (CNews, TAdviser, 2016), telecommunications (Expert Rating Agency, 2016) and IaaS (CNews, 2016), and is also one of the largest providers of integrated data center, building and facility infrastructures (CNews, 2016).
CROC regularly ranks among the top three Russian IT service providers to the finance (TAdviser, 2016), healthcare and transportation (CNews, 2016), energy and manufacturing (Manufacturing Management portal, 2016) sectors.
In addition, CROC offers services based on its own commercial data centers and its public cloud, and also creates private and hybrid clouds based on either own or client data centers. Indeed, CROC is the only Russian systems integrator with a data center to have received full Tier III certification from the Uptime Institute.
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