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Increasing value or lowering costs

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Organizations that want to increase their metrics either invest in: creating more value for their customers or employees, or doing just enough to keep going, but for less effort and money. During the last decade, Microsoft and Amazon amazes customers by investing in work that create more value. When you do that, people talk, the…

About modern princesses and old castles

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How do IT managers, architects and other people in the IT department deal with the change public cloud brings us? In my last post I described one of the things I see in my work that lead to the end of the current form of many IT departments. The challenge for IT people is to…

How IT departments became irrelevant

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The audience of the people working in IT infrastructure is changing rapidly. We used to talk tech to each other, now we have to deal with people from the business and the C-level. Scary moments for all parties. What is driving this change and how does this affect the role of IT managers, the architects…

Microsoft Ignite 2016 in Atlanta

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This week I went to Microsoft Ignite in Atlanta. After 8 years of going to VMworld this was my first Microsoft congress ever. Since my visit to Microsoft’s headquarters in Redmond November 2015 I’ve been amazed with the transition this company is going through. They seem to really live up to their mission: to empower…

Microsoft Azure Storsimple poster

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A few months back I needed to understand how Microsoft Storsimple is build up. So I made this high level overview which I checked with the guys from Microsoft in Redmond. And I’d like to it share with you. Download the PDF right here. Enjoy.  

Microsoft Cloud OS and Azure pack poster

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A few months back I needed to understand how Microsoft Cloud OS and Azure Pack is build up. So I made this high level overview which I checked with the guys from Microsoft in Redmond. And I’d like to it share with you. Download the PDF right here. Enjoy.    

Nine proven tips on how to survive the IT jungle

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In 2006 virtualization changed my work in IT completely. I adapted (with joy) and created value. Now it’s 2016 and the greatest disruption ever in IT is going on. As people and organizations are struggling more then ever, again I’m adapting. Why? Because what brought me here won’t get me there and I want to…

IT is not a spectator sport for the Business anymore

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The biggest challenge for companies in this decade is to really align business with IT. Organizations not willing to do this will be in trouble sooner or later. We, the IT guys, always talk about that we have to get closer to the business. But the fact is that the business needs to get closer…

Hello world! Hello Synrgize!

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So when people ask me why I started the Synrgize! project I give them three reasons: To have a customer centric approach and bring long lasting value. No constrains from companies out-dated policies, processes and managers. The wish to work together with great profesionals. The kind of people who like this work and want to…