Anyone researching the topic of cloud computing is inundated with technical terms such as "hybrid", "DevOps" and "Kubernetes". The terms "cloud native" or "cloud readiness" are usually defined as critical success factors of a cloud strategy. But what do these terms actually mean? And what mentality goes hand in hand with them?  

nc360° –
The IT Management Magazine of noventum consulting

News from the information technology, current trends in the IT industry, concrete projects of noventum consulting and its partners, dedicated comments and interesting events from the everyday IT Management.

In 2020, the Corona epidemic radically hit the travel industry. Almost all trips were cancelled, new contracts were no longer concluded and only with the help of emergency government aid were the travel agencies able to prevent the immediate end. The three Lufthansa City Center travel agencies ReiseArt, Lückertz and Schlagheck from Münsterland had already been negotiating a stronger cooperation before Corona, but now the catastrophic market situation accelerated their plans and since April 2022 they have been united under the brand "reiseart". The change consultants from noventum consulting accompanied the merger process since August 2021.

Alliance Automotive Germany GmbH (AAGG) is part of the Alliance Automotive Group, the second largest car parts dealer and full-service workshop provider in Europe. It is working on the introduction of a uniform ERP system for the entire company. After the technical start of the project in 2019, those responsible prepared themselves in intensive change management workshops in the summer and autumn of 2021 to take the project into the company. noventum change management consultants Jan Helmchen and Rabea Wolters moderated the workshops.

Like many other partner companies, noventum consulting has signed the Microsoft "Act to accelerate". With this paper, Microsoft is making a statement about the future of the digital world, in which the IT economy can and wants to make a significant contribution. The terms innovation, trust, culture, sustainability and empowerment mark the framework for the Microsoft Partner Pledge. In a detailed concept, noventum sets its own impulses on the topic of sustainability.

IT infrastructures are mostly also cloud infrastructures. Cloud providers and customers share the responsibility for cyber security and compliance. In 2021, nearly 9 out of 10 companies were already victims of cyberattacks. AWS customers can choose between Amazon services and a few other firewall providers for the security of their applications and data. Whatever the choice, implementation is not trivial and needs to be well prepared.

2022, the IT market analysis company techconsult asked more than 3,000 user companies for the 4th time to evaluate the HR software they use. The HR software company Persis was awarded as one of the best providers for its modules E-Recruiting and Digital Personnel File. noventum consulting is a Persis partner, adapts the application to the needs of the customers and supports the implementation and operation of the HR software solution with its team of consultants.

Traditional methods of hierarchical leadership are increasingly less suitable in companies and institutions to deal with the complexity and confusion that have to be managed on a daily basis in the digital age.  Self-organisation and agility are replacing the "top-down principle" and unfolding an inspiring dynamic in organisation and operation. The management of the Allwetterzoos Münster is also agile today after Advanced Training in "agile project management". The change management consultants from noventum consulting opened up the goal and methodology of agile management in an intensive workshop.