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ICT Group N.V. (ICT) launching partner of Microsoft IoT Central solution

Yesterday Microsoft announced the launch of Microsoft IoT Central. The new Microsoft SaaS Cloud-based IoT Solution. ICT is proud to be a launching partner for this innovative solution.

ICT has a strong focus on the Industrial IoT market. Being an experienced and early IoT Central partner, ICT was able to support new customers during the private preview and can now leverage this experience for new customers and solutions.

Aart Wegink, Director Digital Transformation, ICT states:

“Digital Transformation will drive mass scale growth of the IoT market. Scalable, secure, reliable and pay per use solutions are needed to handle these volumes efficiently.”

Microsoft IoT Central is an essential next step that provides a highly configurable and intuitive solution to define the criteria needed to monitor and diagnose any variety of connected
devices. Microsoft IoT Central will enable ICT to very rapidly add business value for their customers.

More information about the launch of Microsoft IoT Central is available on: https://blogs.microsoft.com/iot/2017/12/05/microsoft-iot-central-broadens-reach-simplicity-saas-enterprise-grade-iot/

ICT certified Microsoft Azure Business Partner

ICT (ICT) has joined a select group of twelve certified Microsoft Azure Business Partners. This was announced during the second edition of the “Graduation Party”, provided by Microsoft. Microsoft recognizes ICT as a partner with a successful “track record” based on Azure. Which means ICT successfully implemented total solutions including service contracts based on own intellectual property (IP) in several customer cases. ICT has been working for many years with Microsoft. This recognition confirms the strong partnership between the two parties. John Koot, IoT Business Development Manager ICT: “ICT was two years ago a Windows Azure Circle Partner. Recognition as a certified partner is the next step to let the market see that we successfully completed projects that are close to the process, whether it is a train or an electric charging station. With our embedded knowledge we connect all the devices together to end up in the Cloud. In the Cloud, we offer thanks to our solution, iOTA (Internet of Things Analytics) Predictive Services Solution, customers the opportunity to turn their data into new services, such as Predictive Maintenance / Diagnostics. This recognition underlines our strategy to provide our customers with tangible solutions around the “Internet of Things” (IoT).” iOTA_Product_Landscape             In the world of IoT, there are many challenges for traditional businesses to look for new revenue models. ICT has developed a program for this. The “Lean Forward Program” is based on the Lean Startup concept adapted to the existing products and services. All this is based on the experience gained and the higher pace of the “Smart Industry”. Designing for IoT is not about solving problems, it is about looking for the possibilities it can offer in the near future. Lean forward program                           The Microsoft Partner Network helps partners to strengthen their knowledge so that these partners are seen as market leaders with knowledge of the latest technology to serve the customers better. For more information on ICTs iOTA Predictive Services Solution, Lean Forward Program, white papers and references, please visit www.predictive-services.com.

ICT welcomes Microsoft MVP to join Bulgaria team

ICT (ICT) is very pleased to welcome its next Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) joining the group. Mihail Mateev will join ICT’s near shoring team – Strypes – in Bulgaria. Mihail Mateev is a Solutions Architect, a so-called Senior Technical Evangelist and Microsoft Azure MVP. Until recent he was a frequent blogger for Infragistics Inc before joining ICT. Mihail worked in various areas related to technology Microsoft such as Silverlight, WPF, Windows Phone, LightSwitch, ASP.Net MVC, Windows Store Applications, MS SQL Server and Microsoft Azure. He is also a writer of many jQuery related blogs and administrator of Azure related events in Bulgaria. Recently ICT announced the  acquisition of Strypes Bulgaria, a specialist in embedded software development based on modern agile methodologies. Strypes employs highly educated and experienced professionals with a variety of skills including Microsoft Azure. Koen van Wijk, Business Unit Manager Near Shoring Services: “We are very pleased that Mihail had decided to join our company. As a Microsoft partner, we value the fact that we have a great deal of Azure knowledge in-house, this knowledge is applied throughout the organization in many different solutions. Expanding our Azure knowledge with the help of an expert such as Mihail is a well considered move that will help us strengthen our business.” Already in 2012, ICT hired  John Koot – Business Development Manager within ICT – who has earned for the 4th year in a row Microsoft’s MVP Award for 2015 as a Windows Embedded MVP. Combining the expertise of Mihail and John, ICT will be able to expand the Microsoft Client and Azure propositions which will lead to new customer solutions.