Los models “as a service,” They are associated with pay-per-use systems and are altering user and organizational technology use. a change that lowers installation costs, makes some services “more dynamic and scalable,” and, in many situations, helps “democratize” access to certain technologies in order to grow the economy.
These are some of the conclusions drawn from the conference titled “Las technology “as a service” as a lever of change,” which took place on Tuesday, November 29 at the business school The Valley with the support of BDO and Econocom and was organized by Europa Press.
Carlos Izquierdo, the Regional Government and Digitalization Councilor for the Community of Madrid, attended the event, which was inaugurated by the Partner & Chief Education Officer in The Valley, Ana Delgado. Carlos used the opportunity to highlight some of the technologically advanced projects in which this region is currently involved.
Izquierdo claims that this autonomous community focuses on building a strong digital ecosystem in order to be “the undeniable leader at a European level,” which, he adds, should be reflected in both talent and employment, with the creation of “150,000 jobs that require digital skills,” as well as its effects on GDP (GDP).
Izquierdo has claimed that technological corporations like Google, Apple, Hewlett-Packard, or Huawei, among others, are increasingly using Madrid as “a crucial point of connectivity with southern Europe” and as a model for their global distribution of services, including cloud computing.
The counselor emphasized that the Community Government team is working on it with a “very ambitious” goal, saying, “We want to lead at a national level in retech, with Artificial Intelligence (AI) and “blockchain” technologies, considered disruptive, as well as in innovation and investment in “startups” and unicorns.”
ASSESSING THE BENEFITS AND BENEFITS OF THE “AS A SERVICE” MODEL
Then, in a colloquium moderated by Sergio Alonso, editor-in-chief of New Technologies of Europa Press, Juan Manzano, director of IT Risk Advisory Services of BDO Spain; Roberto Montero, deputy general and commercial director of Econocom Servicios; and Moisés Pieiro, director of architecture of SISnet, a Prosegur AVOS company.
The speakers agree that the “as a service” model is gaining popularity in the market, and they point out that one of its benefits is that it enables businesses to lower the implementation costs of these services without having to make significant prior financial investments, allowing them to operate in a “more dynamic and tailored to their needs” way.
In this period characterized by the epidemic, in particular, “the existence of adaptable and scalable infrastructure is crucial,” added Montero. The difficulty, he has said, is that clients “receive many impacts on how they can transform their businesses,” and as a result, “they need to have an independent partner who can investigate and determine what could be the most relevant services for the company or contingency plans in case of emergency situations.”
According to Pieiro’s comments, the “teleworking boom” has highlighted how these technologies have managed to establish themselves as a necessary service for a significant portion of enterprises. He continued, “The companies that were more prepared were able to do considerably better.
He does, however, believe that these organizations still harbor some misgivings about these technologies because they are beyond their control, which “may inspire some anxieties in businesses, such as not having the data under the table.” It’s a challenge we must conquer, but progress is being made, she continued.
Manzano has concluded by emphasizing that “as-a-service” offerings “give access to a bigger ecosystem of firms.” More and more businesses collaborate closely with the major “players” in the “cloud” industry and are ready to “assist and support” end users.
CONTINGENCIES, SOVEREIGNTY, AND RESPONSIBILITY
Another topic that has been discussed in this forum is the issue of the location of these data centers, many of which are expected to open in Spain in 2022. According to experts, this issue can help Spanish businessmen feel more confident while also giving them more control over data sovereignty and making it simpler to forecast your spending on these technologies.
This has also sparked a discussion regarding who is to blame for the issues these services encounter, particularly those connected to cybersecurity or power outages, between companies and service providers.
The director of BDO Spain’s IT Risk Advisory Services has noted that these businesses operate “like any other in contractual terms,” therefore it depends on the model created between the hiring company and the service provider. He highlighted, “A job must be done to make it be clear who is responsible for what.”
Montero has acknowledged that it is a hard issue: “Responsibility models must be very well stated. Depending on the kind of service your customer provides, you must decide who is in charge of the data. He needs to mature a little bit further, he said, emphasizing the necessity of the element.
Regarding data privacy, Manzano stated that “contracts with providers make it easier to comply with the rule” and that, despite being “demanding with ‘cloud’ concerns with providers, it also protects companies and, above all, to the final consumer.”
Having acknowledged that suppliers “are being more reactive than proactive” at this point, Moisés Pieiro continues by saying that it’s crucial to “establish the details of responsibility at the outset of each project,” even though “after, in practice, everything remains a bit nebulous.” “Factors like where the data originates and where it travels must be considered. Other computer-related problems, such as blackouts, must also be evaluated in addition to cyberattacks.
The speakers have also discussed how the shift to the “as a service” paradigm may impact sustainability. According to Roberto Montero, “there is a debate because customers inquire” and “every company is conscious of the imprint left by products or services that were not up for discussion or sale in the past.” He said, pointing to the technologies, “With these technologies, the useful life of the assets can also be extended, toying with their life cycle.”
He was followed by Manzano and Pieiro, who concurred that working for hours on external servers rather than their own equipment had resulted in “significant advancements” in terms of optimizing processing capabilities. This results in “more efficient” models that pay out benefits to the environment and the businesses that use these services.