Meet us at MS Ignite 2019!

It Delivery Management will be present at Microsoft Ignite in Orlando from 3-8 Nov 2019. We are looking forward to meet you and share our latest strategy guide on WaaS.

Our strategy guide helps enterprises to get ready. WaaS-ready.

The impact of WaaS is easily underestimated. This is especially true when organisations are still migrating from Windows 7 or have not yet upgraded their Windows 10 install base to a new feature release. The real-world effect of a consistent stream of Windows 10 feature releases, combined with the expectation that businesses need to stay up to date, is often not recognized in advance.

Enterprises are at risk. A risk of facing costly consequences. Enterprises will have to get the processes, tooling and governance in place to empower their IT and business departments to become WaaS-ready. WaaS needs to be embedded in the organisation and not just on a technical level. As a result, it is critically important to implement WaaS support services and solutions to simplify the preparation and accelerate the rollout of Windows 10 Feature updates in a responsible and safe way. A way that helps business take informed decisions and to be in the driver’s seat.

If your enterprise does not have a WaaS strategy, does not have the proper governance in place and tooling ready to handle the WaaS processes, start preparing it now.

We are here to help enterprises becoming WaaS-ready. Interested ? Let us know . Speak you in Orlando.

Ignoring problems won’t solve them!

Amsterdam- 1st March

IDM has kicked off 2019 in multiple companies helping  with their biggest strategic activities involving IT.

We are finding one common theme however. Many companies have started transformation or upgrade programs, and yet there seems to be already  major delays – and already up to a third of the time and often money has been spent. There seems to be a false sense of security that this delay is going to be caught up – or some wand will arrive and magic the challenges away.

‘The reality…’ cites Nick Appelboom, CEO of IDM, ‘…is that if nothing changes then nothing changes….and senior executives are putting themselves at a huge disadvantage by simply burying their head in the sand. We strongly suggest to act now and don’t put organizational budgets, security or even their own job at risk’.

After working with a number of organizations it seems a number of factors are at play. The first is a lack of urgency. ‘You need have a doable but challenging plan and constantly communicate it well – so people remain focused and the plan has quality deliverables at its core’ adds Nick. ‘Success breeds success and soon you have a cookie cutter set of delivery processes tailored to your organizational change agenda – then small miracles start happening…’.

The second factor seems to be capability, or confidence in capability; often people are worried about how to execute the strategy / transformation or upgrades having not done it before. ‘This is where quality tools, reusable processes and some key industry skills can help’ adds Nick. ‘Getting a second qualified opinion or extra depth is the norm, some call it insurance’ he affirms.

The final factor is organizational buy-in and keeping the eye on the prize. People can get easily distracted from the real business benefits sought – and confusing customer versus consumers. Daily ping pong occurs across divisional lines, things look busy but nothing is really happening, many genuinely worried about loss of control or can only work with absolutes. ‘This is where often what seem like good arguments or showstoppers can be easily countered with evidence from the industry or previous experience.’ asserts Nick

Quality tools, processes and expertise can help keep everyone; including benefits, timings and budgets on track – but the sooner executives act on what they know will come and haunt them – the better.

Not sure – or want to be assured and sleep well every night – call IDM today.

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Partnership SaaSplaza

Partnership with SaaSplaza Enables IDM to Deliver IT Delivery Management Solutions Faster and More Secure

Amsterdam- 15 January 2019
IT Delivery Management (IDM) is pleased to announce customer benefits can be achieved even faster with our cloud ready solutions, after signing a Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) agreement with SaaSplaza.
“This increased vertical integration allows us to offer application, network, security and infrastructure services in a packaged or by component solution – and with one invoice” explains Nick Appelboom, IDM CEO. “It’s strategic for us to offer the full cloud lifecycle. After much due diligence, SaaSplaza was the obvious choice as they are a leading and reliable expert in SaaS with over 800 enterprise engagements and growing.”
The partnership with SaaSplaza supports IDM’s vision to solve enterprise challenges around getting quality transparency on how customer IT landscapes look and perform, using professional dashboards and tools, to get things in reliable order, and stay there.
Berend-Jan van Maanen, CEO SaaSplaza says, “IDM is a leading provider of smart, transparent solutions that improve the governance and delivery of IT for customers like DHL. The CSP partnership between IDM and SaaSplaza leverages the power of Azure to improve the deployment, security and stability of their applications.”
“Customers want to avoid joining the list of brands where IT has hit the news headlines for failures. They want the problem solved and solution implemented straight after the decision is made,” adds Nick. “This partnership with SaaSplaza allows us to build on our current customer base and successful launches, expanding with scale, speed and quality, and with ease.”
IDM’s eReadiness application is a great example that showcases the potential of Azure. Many customers can’t wait for the benefits of deploying Windows 10 rollouts and making updates easily manageable. Key eReadiness features include bringing structure, focus and discipline on initial tests, Proof of Concepts or deployments by location, country, division or whatever the business profile; eReadiness can slice and dice the approach. Most importantly, the outcome of accelerated migrations, deployments and upgrades safeguard the business and mitigate risks reliably.

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