New independent form of collaboration helps organisations ‘Smart to the cloud'
Four independent experts combine forces in order to provide customers with better advice about their path to the cloud. Organisations are assisted with the development and implementation of an effective IT cloud strategy under the ‘Smart to the cloud’ name. Government attorney Pels Rijcken & Drooglever Fortuijn, Information Security specialist Northwave, ICT Architecture expert Metis IT and the change experts at Transition Experts act collectively in this. This collaboration is unique in the market.
The initiative links up with the enormous growth in cloud services. A path to the cloud is now, to a lesser or greater extent, unavoidable for almost every company. This means there are more and more providers and more and more different services to choose from. At the same time, the matter is becoming complex as a result of the new privacy laws and regulations. “It goes without saying all cloud services providers position their services as the solution to all issues, which is compliant with all laws. However, they are not independent. So you will often see there are more obstacles than people had thought of throughout the project. The strength of ‘Smart to the cloud’ therefore lies in the collaboration between the four independent partners. An independent ‘one stop shop’, giving a customer access to all the relevant knowledge. This will allow the customer to keep control in any situation, without surprises.” This is what Gert Veldhuis, manager at Transition Experts, says on behalf of the four initiators.
What is ‘Smart to the cloud’?
The path to the cloud produces an issue which has many aspects. What architecture offers the best solution for me? What security issues must I resolve? What are the legal consequences? How do my people deal with the new services? The issue demands an integral approach and in-depth knowledge of the material. ‘Smart to the cloud’ unites this expertise and provides a contact point, contract and approach. The four parties supply the following contribution to the initiative:
- The Pels Rijcken lawyers know the legislation in relation to cloud and IT down into the finest details and assess the designs, contracts and implementation from a legal perspective.
- All information security issues are in good hands at Northwave. That’s extremely important in current times, certainly where cloud solutions are concerned.
- Quick detection of technical bottlenecks in the current environment(s) and the design and technical supervision of implementations of future IT solutions is core business for the Metis IT architects.
- Transition Experts is the ideal partner to supervise the whole process. From advice up to and including the transition to the newly designed IT environment(s). An experienced transition manager, project manager and advisor, who will execute matters in the correct order, with exactly the right level of attention and detail and monitoring of quality, time and money.
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