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Paris Healthcare Week : a successful edition !

Paris Healthcare Week : a successful edition ! (20/04/16)

The healthcare professionals involved in building, equipping, connecting and managing healthcare facilities met from the 24th to the 26th of May 2016 in Paris Expo for the Paris Healthcare Week.

HMD Group, through Kango and Navailles companies, marked its presence by reactivating and updating "The Containers Concept", a project based on the reallocation of used containers. We could then welcome on our boot many visitors, show them the new products of our Group, and share a friendly snack on a specifically dedicated terrace.  

We want to thank all our visitors, for their contribution to the success of this event!

Innovation invests all areas !

Innovation invests all areas ! (08/09/15)

 

The first green IT website in Burgundy

The first green IT website in Burgundy (25/09/14)

What if I tell you that our new website is green IT? Yes! Actually, we are fully aware of our environment, this is the reason why we have decided to conceive a green IT website.

What do we mean by green software? It is an effective action more than a performance one. The aim is to find the best possible balance between the performance level to reach (quality of service, time of answer, number of results, quality of pictures...) and the required quantity of resources (in IT processing and human) to reach this performance.

It implies to reconsider the whole IT design and development process to minimise the resource needs, from the application server to the user, by adding smartphones and tablets, which are yet in majority.

New practices in coding, application, management and data processing, as well as server settings, allow reaching goals. The green IT allows a reduction of the ecological footprint between 20 to 40 %. More specifically, the average page weight is around 140 kilobytes. It is still twice the average of pages designed in 1995 but 10 times less than the current average weight!

 

On our website, each picture has three versions to minimise the weight regarding the used apparatus: 30 kilobytes for a picture on office PC, 20 kilobytes for a picture on a tablet, 10 kilobytes for a picture for a smartphone. The scripts developed with Javascript (mouse-over effect, various interactions,...) are limited to the maximum to stay in an economy of means or « frugal » development.

Regarding environmental efficiency, the green IT software has an impact on energy efficiency, on the reduction of printing volume and the extension of the active lifetime of equipment (as well as on the reduction of environmental impacts of that equipment). It contributes to combat the planned obsolescence, to reduce the digital divide and enables the accessibility.

Share this message and think of the environment!