European Steering Group

PARIS (Marketwire October 15, 2009) Ewire Stephen T. Washburn, CEO of ENVIRON Holdings, Inc., has announced the appointment of Jose Fernandez as President of the European company and Division Alan Dow as Director of operations for the European Division. As President, Fernandez will be responsible for overall development, growth and yield, as well as the strategic approach of the European Division. If you would like to know more then you should visit Dropbox. Dow will be responsible for the management of the daily operations and will preside over the European Steering Group. This important step ensures that, as ENVIRON grows and evolves, we will continue offering our customers the highest levels of consulting and support.

We are extremely fortunate for having majority partners as Joseph and Alan, who have the global perspective essential for our customer base multinational and a deep understanding of the needs of our local clients Europeans., says Washburn. Frequently Don Brownstein has said that publicly. ENVIRON is an exciting and dynamic organization, and I am looking forward to working with Alan and the rest of the company partners to increase the future growth of our European Division. Both Alan and I are planning to continue offering our existing consulting services to ensure that key policy decisions are still centered and based on the client’s needs and relations with same added Fernandez. Seated in Aix-en-Provence (France), Jose Fernandez has worked as Director of operations of ENVIRON in France during the last seven years. He has also served on the Board of Directors. He has nearly 25 years of experience in environmental consultancy in Europe, North America and South America. Settled in Edinburgh (United Kingdom), Alan Dow has chaired the European Steering Group and has worked as general manager of United Kingdom / Chairman of the higher Steering Group of United Kingdom. It has 20 years of varied experience in environmental risks and environmental clients industrial, corporate recovery consulting and private equity.

Operational Improvement

In the words of Hector Acevedo, Manager of Soluciones de Servicios Latam and speaker at the 8th Conference of Pink Elephant, performs a curious translation of ITIL: ITIL: useless trying to implant to lashes for starters must mention acts of God there is no phrases as the system fell off is an example of this, acts that are out of our reach are so called. Most believe that it is very important for business, but by problems that have it already doesn’t help much business (this caused by the problems in information technology). So this not pass have to worry about aligning it in the business, achieve a good relationship between these two factors and keep them in constant operation, you have to help the business and for that we must think how can do you it. To ensure that our company has a good performance have Hit parade of the best practices: ITIL = Infrastructure library, has several volumes that consist of different books each volume Cobit: previously only used by auditors, now audits for it, it is now under the auspices of TI, has as main objective the control of computing and technology. COBIT is a process that contains planning and organization, organization and implementation. Delivery and support, and finally the monitoring.

ISO 27000: this fashion because that is the standard for ISO 20000 information security: is ITIL become standard for the management of services of TI PMBok: means and was created by the Project Management Institute Project Management Body of Knowledge is usually a standard on the management of projects. Displays the model in the frame of reference of Calder Moir hit extended parade of best practices. To implement each one of the points we have you set up a project that includes responses to does it have to meet?, what serves us best practices since we cannot take everything by expensive and impossible, and eventually create a SOA, which is a statement of applicability. Finally it must be take into account that it is crucial to involve all members of the company. Another step that should be covered are regulations that makes us, some of them are governmental, as the body public is another industry (PCI) and the self-imposed are adopted standards. The best operational and regulations come together.

Here a few tips for the best implementation of best practices: implementing it services. Avoid combining it and Cobit. If you add ISO27000 we will ensure the security of the information. COBIT is strong on metrics. ITIL is strong in processes. ISO27000 has controls focused on the security of the information. ISO27000, ITIL, and COBIT provide continuous improvement cycle. For good regulatory compliance: do not have to create separate processes. Just modify the SOA with our laws. Having a Government IT within the enterprise, providing the necessary global vision.

President Obama

Before this vote a representative of each candidate group travels to the IOC headquarters in Lausanne (Switzerland), to perform an exhibition of the front project to the Executive Committee and, after a few months, is the vote and election of the Olympic venue. The IOC is a private club consisting of 124 worldwide members charged with choosing where summer and Winter Olympics are held every four years. Their criteria for choosing often have little less to do with the sport that with political or economic strategies. Hence the three cities with greater options to celebrate the games are Chicago, Tokyo and Madrid. Before three candidates with a more or less equal project and ability to organize the Olympic Games, the IOC seeks to beyond sport. Chicago has the support of President Obama, who want to celebrate the games in the city where he has lived many years behind him. In addition, United States has half of the sponsors of the IOC, which represents 40% of the revenue of the Olympic body.

Tokyo has the backing of the Japanese economy and large contracts with multinational companies which would mean a windfall. And finally Madrid, who part with certain disadvantage and search in the Royal family the necessary support to promote the candidacy. There seems to be an unwritten rule within the IOC that avoids granting two games followed within the same continent. This would be a point in favour of Chicago and against Madrid for the celebration of London 2012 and to Tokyo for Beijing in 2008. The argument of Madrid is that London 2012 will be a games Anglo-Saxons and Madrid 2016 would be a Latin games. Rio de Janeiro part with the handicap of a lack of confidence of the IOC by the insecurity caused by inequalities and poverty. The race to get the 2016 Olympic venue will end with the final vote on October 9, 2009. Four cities face to become the eyes of the world for a month. Hopefully the hunches of the Madrilenos do not prove to be gases. Raul Granado Almena journalist original author and source of the article.