The 2012/12/20 at 09:17
Asha Meralli (article) and Pélagie Harbour (video)
Benoît Huard, Marketing, Communications and Development Manager
Commerce International: What are the main activities of Navaho?
BH : Navaho is a cloud operator. In other words, it offers businesses of all sizes combined network, hosting, collaborative tool and digital trust solutions.
You mention digital trust. What is this exactly?
This is the capacity to accompany a digital document throughout its lifespan, a little like a cold chain that is never broken. It’s a question of being able to prove that a document conforms to its original, from the time it is created up to the time it is archived. On a daily basis, a company for example needs to digitise (we are already in the dematerialisation realm) its invoices, payslips and other administrative documents. From a workstation, it is now possible, with a single click, to guarantee that exchanges are secure and traceable like a recommended letter…
What guarantees do you offer your clients?
We benefit from certifications and approvals that are undoubtedly the strongest forms of guarantee in the eyes of our clients. In this way, our full catalogue of services is certified IS0 9001 and we are approved service provides on highly specific markets, such as that of Health (HADS) or State data archiving (SIAF), an activity that interests many groups of authorities. We respect all of the market’s standards, such as the Afnor NFZ42013 norm defining the storage conditions for electronic data over very long periods, or else, shortly, the NF461, a certifying norm that will be indispensable for businesses in the future. Finally, our contracts systematically envisage the reversibility of our services.
In your opinion, is dematerialisation a compulsory rite of passage for all businesses?
According to a recent Markess survey, 42% of local authorities have the ambition to be “smart cities”, while this is a significant secondary ambition for 34 % of them. Digital commitment is thus seen as strategic for most major local authorities. In businesses, while this is not yet the case, it most certainly will be shortly. The trend is towards paper reduction, and there’s no getting away from this.
Incidentally, the State has been a forerunner in this domain, and local authorities play a driving role in the development of this new digital economy, where the notion of trust is fundamental. Almost one-quarter of them have already embarked on archiving State data in electronic mode. This may appear complex and costly for an SME. This is why Navaho has designed a unique turnkey offer through its “haute simplicité” (high simplicity) scanner gathering, in a single device, all the necessary functions to make one’s first steps in the world of digital trust.