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BELTUG UPDATE - 12 September 2016 - Security as a Service - Indoor Coverage - BELTUG meets with BSA - and much more!


 

 

Once again, our BELTUG Priorities Survey was a big success: this year we had 330 responses! The information will be used to create our 2016-2017 Action Plan, to ensure that our events, activities, papers, lobbying efforts and more are based on the topics that are important for you. We will present the Action Plan at our Member Forum on 29 September: register now!

BELTUG/INTUG meet with BSA/The Software Alliance in London

After several members received letters about software license compliance, BELTUG/INTUG drafted an “Open Letter to the BSA/The Software Alliance”, and were recently invited to visit the BSA/The Software Alliance headquarters in London to discuss the situation, at the Belgian and international levels...


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Security as a Service: what you should consider

The cost of cybercrime will soon reach 2.1 trillion dollars, and over 80% of security budgets are spent on prevention! As companies look for solutions, some are turning to Security as a Service (SECaaS): a relative newcomer in the cloud offering. This BELTUG X-change raised plenty of discussion points...


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BELTUG addresses Microsoft Azure: take-aways from the X-change + interview in Trends

With Office 365 and the Azure cloud platform, Microsoft is building an empire that may be even more glorious than its PC kingdom! BELTUG members have raised plenty of questions about contracts and technical issues, so we organised a users-only session.  Danielle Jacobs was also recently interviewed for Trends magazine on the developments at Microsoft...


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Indoor coverage: BELTUG leads working groups

To tackle the growing problem of indoor coverage, BELTUG is taking the lead in two BIPT workgroups: one on developing an awareness campaign for the construction industry (which must be able to inform customers about potential solutions, and include these solutions in building projects) and another for creating more transparency, including setting up a framework for infrastructure reusability options...


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BIPT explains its 2016 operational plan and publishes market conditions report

BIPT is committed to providing transparency on its goals, accomplishments, funding and results; BELTUG was invited to participate in its most recent stakeholder meeting. During the session, BIPT shed some light on its operational plan 2016, and explained the 7 priorities for its strategy...


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Exercising your right to be forgotten

How do you get your data removed from search engine results?  We consulted with our experts, and discovered that the Court of Justice of the European Union has outlined a process to ask search engines to remove results for queries when the results include your name and violate your privacy rights...


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Varied program of key topics at Summer Member Forum 2016

At the Summer Member Forum, participants were offered a varied program of topics and speakers, including a real-life case from Bpifrance and the results from two management school studies. The presentations from the Member Forum are available for our members...


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Congratulations to the 2016 BONGO winners!

For every 10th response to the yearly BELTUG Priorities Survey, we give away a champagne breakfast for two. This year, we were very pleased to receive 330 responses; that means we had 34 BONGO breakfasts to give away. This year's lucky winners are...


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BELTUG members enjoy a 'golden day out' in Aalst: see the pictures

Each year, BELTUG goes ‘all out’ to organise an enjoyable activity at which you and your partner can get acquainted and socialise with other members, away from the business environment. This year, we discovered Aalst, which proved to be a beautiful city with a rich, interesting history. Whether you were able to attend or not, feel free to enjoy the pictures: maybe they will encourage you to come along next year!
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Agenda

15/09/2016

BELTUG X-change: GDPR and IT – Your first steps towards compliance

29/09/2016

BELTUG X-change: Will the internet be your next WAN?

29/09/2016

BELTUG Member Forum and Autumn Cocktail, featuring ICT market insights and customer cases from the Tour de France and the Chancellery of the Prime Minister of Belgium