ICT Group Golf tournament 2018

In June 2018 ICT Group celebrated its 40th anniversary. The closing of this festive month was a golf tournament organized by ICT Group for the benefit of a number of different charities, all of which aim to improve the well-being of children.

On one of the finest golf courses in the Netherlands, “The Dutch” in Spijk, a golf tournament with the theme ‘Children are the future’ was organized. At the end of a very successful day, ICT Group was proud to donate an amount of € 25,000 which was divided between the following organizations:

ICT’s Outsourced Services appointed as Solution Partner Siemens ETM

We are proud to announce that Siemens ETM presented ICT Group’s Outsourced Services as a WinCC OA Solution Partner. ICT Group has already been a Siemens partner for years for several Siemens product groups (PCS7, S7, WinCC).

WinCC OA partners are the number 1 contact for all potential customers interested in Siemens’ high-tech SCADA system, which opens numerous business opportunities. Siemens provides WinCC OA as a state-of-the-art solution platform while their partners apply their industry and/or country specific expertise to the project and develop customized applications. The end-customer thus benefits from highly developed software tailored to satisfy his requirements.

ICT Group as a Solution partner
An enterprise becomes an WinCC OA Solution Partner when it is specialized in integration of industry-specific solutions. Therefore, ICT had to pass a certification program comprised of various training courses. ICT has WinCC OA experience with the execution of projects and the maintenance of systems, for example the Surface Water Management System of HH Delfland, the waste water management system of the Municipality of Utrecht, the Willem van Oranjespoortunnel in Delft and the new Botlek bridge.

Wasaweg Energieneutraal: massaal slim energie uitwisselen

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Dertig bedrijven aan de Wasaweg in Groningen gaan onder de naam Wasaweg Energieneutraal slimmer met – duurzame – elektriciteit om. De bedrijven zetten nieuwe technologische tools in die vraag en aanbod in de straat op elkaar afstemmen, waardoor ze duurzaam opgewekte energie onderling kunnen uitwisselen. Donderdag 21 juni verrichtte wethouder Duurzaamheid Mattias Gijsbertsen bij ICT-bedrijf Bossers & Cnossen de officiële start van dit grootschalige energie-innovatie-project.

“Het is voor het eerst in Groningen dat zoveel bedrijven samen kennis delen en innoveren op het gebied van duurzaam energiegebruik”, zegt Gijsbertsen. “Dit soort initiatieven van bedrijven leveren een belangrijke bijdrage aan onze ambitie om Groningen in 2035 energie-neutraal te laten zijn.”

Een sleutelrol voor ICT Group

Door middel van slimme sturing van alle apparatuur zorgt ICT ervoor dat het opwekken en verbruiken van energie optimaal op elkaar afgestemd wordt. Tevens wordt de lokaal opgewekte energie zoveel mogelijk lokaal gebruikt, waarbij we rekening houden met de capaciteit van het netwerk. Met slimme meters wordt het energieverbruik gemonitord. Via Jules Energy wordt de koppeling naar de energiemarkten gelegd, zodat er maximale waarde wordt gerealiseerd wat uiteindelijk leidt tot een lagere energierekening.

Alle sturing loopt centraal via het energyNXT platform. Dit product is speciaal ontwikkeld voor dit soort toepassingen en is eerder ingezet in de projecten Energiekoplopers Heerhugowaard en het lopende GridFlex Heeten project. Daar ging het om huishoudens, nu vormt het zakelijke segment de doelgroep. Op de Wasaweg in Groningen wordt een community van ondernemers ingericht. EnergyNXT is daartoe uitgebreid met nieuwe koppelingen en sturingen zodat we helemaal klaar zijn voor zakelijk energiemanagement in de breedste zin: energiemonitoring, besparingsmonitoring, optimalisatie, batterijsturing, marktkoppelingen, balanceringsdiensten en speciale proposities gericht op communities.

 

Success story: ICT Group scouts and guides talent

Recently an article appeared in Navisie from Navitas Captial. In this article, CEO Jos Blejie explains that he does everything he can to attract and retain young people. The internal ‘Binden & Boeien’ program – which is about equity participation – is an example of this. Innovation manager Bart Lamot maintains good contacts on behalf of ICT Group with the various technical programs throughout the Netherlands and with their students.

The current run on techies is called A ‘battle for talent’. Renowned companies compete with each other to attract the best IT staff. ICT Group opts for intensive coaching of talents, sometimes even before they work at the company. By recognizing and acknowledging talent, the company experiences little scarcity to date.

–  The article is only available in Dutch – 

Winners of the Dezyne challenge 2018

The Business Unit High Tech of ICT Group has won the Dezyne challenge 2018 which is organized by Verum Software Tools BV in the category “Best Dezyne example”. This year’s challenge was to develop a compact and illustrative example that uses concurrency and / or in the domain of IoT.

As electrical vehicles become more and more mainstream, the demand for charging stations grows. At the same time, the available power at a site may put a limitation on how many cars can be charged simultaneously. For the contribution to the Dezyne Challenge 2018, a team of ICT employees has developed a smart charger for electrical vehicles. When connected in a network, these smart chargers will dynamically divide the available electric power amongst them, whilst taking the overall demand into account. This way, the chargers are able to efficiently share the power available, while respecting the site’s limitations.

If you would like to join our Model Driven Engineering expertise group at unit High Tech, please have a look at the following positions:

Designer Model Driven Engineering
Technical Consultant Model Driven Engineering

Water nieuws update: Asset management, Cybersecurity, Waterinfodag, nieuwe opdrachten en meer…

*Only available in Dutch*

Met de Water updates (nieuwsbrieven) houdt ICT Group u graag op de hoogte van de laatste ontwikkelingen op het gebied van IT oplossingen in de Water sector. Met name wanneer u werkzaam bent bij een waterschap, drinkwaterbedrijf, gemeente of ingenieurs- adviesbureau is deze informatie relevant voor u.

In de ‘Water Update van maart 2018’ leest u over ‘Asset management, Cybersecurity, de Waterinfodag, nieuwe opdrachten en meer…’

Wilt u drie keer per jaar automatisch de Water update in uw mailbox ontvangen en ook worden uitgenodigd voor het jaarlijks ICT Group Water Congres? Schrijf u dan nu in via deze pagina.

ICT Group at the Waterinfodag

The Waterinfodag is the annual independent congress with a exhibition floor on information provision in the water sector. Governments, companies and knowledge organizations inform each other about experiences, new developments and ambitions.

ICT Group is also present during the Waterinfodag to inform visitors about the development within Water. We will participate in conversations on the exhibition floor and the visitors will be informed during the presentation on ‘The information architecture to take advantage of the benefits today and tomorrow’ by ICT Group.
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Outsourced Services obtains assurance statement ISAE3402 type 1

Customers of ICT Group (ICT) increasingly outsource an essential part of the service to us. Therewith ICT takes over crucial business processes. A disruption in these processes can have a major impact on the continuity of the customer’s organization.

Customers want assurance. Assurance about important aspects such as risk management, internal control or data integrity.

ISAE 3402 is the international assurance standard for security in outsourcing. ICT can provide this assurance.

Outsourced Services, management, maintenance and updating of applications and information systems, is proud that on February 13th, 2018 KPMG issued the assurance statement ISAE 3402 type 1 for the service to our customers. In the past year ICT Group worked hard to secure the processes and procedures so well that the service to our customers may carry this quality stamp.