Today, November 1st 2017, we release our ProficiencyCloud.nl website, marking the introduction of our new company Proficiency Cloud Services.
Starting up our company, we have been working for months on writing down our strategy, creating the portfolio and setting the standards for the creation of our valuenet. But before that we created a basis for why, what and how we wanted to design the principles and foundation of our company.
For us the name itself could not describe better why we see a great opportunity for what we want to bring our clients, and how we can differentiate ourselves to those clients. In the very principle thoughts we see clients struggling with getting the right proficiency levels in their IT teams, that manage existing IT environments – systems, software, processes. Keeping the lights on, is taking most organizations so much of their time, that they hardly have the time to support, or even enforce innovation and transformation. Which is so frustrating, as the business, the global economy, is asking to provide, platforms, solutions, processes, that support innovation, business transformation and real value to the organisation AND clients.
In addition we also see that organisations struggle to get the right proficiency from their IT service providers, “trusted advisors” and or legacy system integrators. Which is not that strange as most of them are also struggling with their strategy, ‘old’ business models, legacy portfolio and are sometimes even more constrained in getting the right, cloud and cognitive era oriented and highly skilled people in.
Building a company in the era of digital business, requires your business model, as an IT service provider to be built completely different than those companies founded twenty or more years ago. And even though these companies have performed well and still have their own niche to fill, we believe we must be: closely connected and fully aware of the business of our clients, born in the cloud, (cloud) service oriented and always innovative and agile, being highly relevant to our clients.
To ensure we add the right proficiency to our clients we have not only named our company Proficiency, but we have also defined a strong set of principles on how we want to work, how we design solutions and services and how we want to ensure we are adding the right value.
Our fundamental principles are:
Who would we be without your trust, without the business we do with you? We design our solutions and our services based on your specific requirements. We provide you multiple options and a clear and solid advice, acting as your Trusted Buyer. This means we work solely with your requirements in mind, with long term objectives and profound commitment and accountability.
What is a partner if they do not provide you the right added value? We need to be relevant to you, as we can only exist on your trust and business with us. Being relevant, open, transparent and innovative are our core values. Adding the right proficiency and experience to our values, ensures you receive the required value to your business. It also means we select the right trusted partners for our value net, and take control and accountability for how we work for you to support your business.
Cloud is not going away, but not all clouds are created equal. For your business you might require the right internal private cloud datacenter solutions, or you could do well with an extension to the cloud, making it hybrid. Certain applications might do well in the public cloud. In the end your application landscape will be spread over internal resources, public and private cloud resources from different vendors, making it a multi cloud environment. But what’s in a name, they are all infrastructure solutions in different consumption models, with their own specifics, cost of ownership and potential value to you as our client.
We strongly believe in the FlashEnterprise, which always guarantees (more than) sufficient performance and low latency to your applications, serving out data to your internal and external users, supporting the digital business in the demand for continuous and optimal availability of data. Building on flash as the fundament for your IT infrastructure, makes it robust, high performant and always optimized. But it does not end with flash. We need to be able to serve data to your applications from storage device to storage network, your application and database server systems and optimize your highly virtualized computing environment. Adding Flash to your environment will speed up data protection solutions and security, anti-fraud, AI, Big Data and Analytics initiatives ensuring you will can compete in the era of digital business.
Feed back and continuous improvement
Introducing our company, announcing the go-live of our new website and writing blogs, news items, strategy and creating services, we understand we can never be complete, even though we try to be as flawless as possible, listen to your feedback and show we use it to continuously improve our services and assure we can add Proficiency to your business!