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The end of the SaaS price model

In the pre-SaaS era we bought our hardware and software (licenses) in accordance with a simple model: P x Q. This investment model had the advantage of providing cost certainties for the coming years, but the disadvantage of lacking efficiency and flexibility.

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How to automate management in the cloud

In the past, system admins had to tinker with computer systems all day long. Today, however, it’s much easier to manage an IT environment. While we still use the same tools, “scripting” is becoming increasingly important to managing environments, especially where management in the public cloud is concerned.

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Automate your Azure compute business case

Mapping of your current virtual machines to Azure machines is a time-consuming task. Microsoft offers no API to retrieve machine sizes and prices in a single call. Resulting in endless copy and paste actions from the Azure price calculator to Excel and repetitive validation of the best option.

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Azure for Business #2 – What will you bring to the cloud?

In my last blog, I mentioned our cloud maturity model. This basically sets the starting point. It also helps to clarify where you want to go. And the both of them enable us to plan you a journey that will get you there. But what will you bring with you?

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Azure for Business #1 – "it’s the journey that matters"

When you take the step towards the cloud, you want your journey to be smooth and controlled. No surprises. And all within the expected timeframe and within budget. But reality has a way of turning out very different from how we think it will be...

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Apps - and the importance of 'security by design'

Of the 42 iOS apps I've tested there are definitely 3 with this problem. Moreover, they’re not just any apps: an insurer, a fintech app and an app in the automotive category (relax... I haven’t yet managed to hack someone else's car this way). Do not be surprised if your data falls in the wrong hands, when you're using an app on a network with other users (public hotspot, or even a corporate netwo...

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Solvinity

Cloud Transition according to the MapReduce principle

The MapReduce principle was devised to allow computers to rapidly process large quantities of data by splitting a task into subtasks and letting those subtasks perform the work simultaneously. It’s a bit like a dinner, where it is quicker and healthier to distribute the food over several plates and share them with lots of guests.

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Security

"Cybersecurity: Rather be blown up?"

Being involved with cybersecurity is sometimes just like working for the police: you know what you’re doing is useful and important, but you can feel completely unappreciated. No matter how often you insist that we’re all acting dangerously, people make you feel that you should simply stop complaining so much. Until something goes wrong, that is, and you have to clean up the mess.

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