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Taking a shopping trip to the future

The new era of retail is an exciting blend of physical and digital. Our retail experiences are being enriched by technologies such as robotics, artificial intelligence (AI), cloud computing, augmented reality (AR), and virtual reality (VR). It’s amazing how much intelligence is out there!  In this blog post, we follow fictitious protagonist Simon on a trip to […]

Interview with Walter van de Waterbeemd, Chief Human Resources Officer

Tell us a bit about your role at Leaseweb. At Leaseweb, I am Chief Human Resources Officer and responsible for the global HR policies and the alignment of HR operations between all (international) entities. By analyzing the market, adequate strategies can be developed to stay an employer of choice and compete in a competitive industry […]

SaaS Sessions Part 1: Ambitions

This is the first in our blog series ‘SaaS Sessions,’ which was inspired by a recent roundtable event in which five Dutch SaaS entrepreneurs and I had a discussion and shared insights. In this one, I discuss ambitions for Dutch SaaS companies, the steps for scaling, and expanding overseas. Enjoy! The Netherlands is a country with […]

Diversification and why it’s critical to content providers

Diversification is a risk management strategy that combats the concentration of all resources in one single pot or asset class.   In this blog post, we discuss the importance of diversification for IT directors at content providers in the digital era. They are challenged to always keep their services available and providing content, so need to avoid having […]

Working in HR and the learning culture at Leaseweb

I often get asked the question of how I ended up in HR after studying Hospitality Management. I explain that what correlates is the focus on people (customers/employees); and the goal of giving them a great experience.  Even more questions are raised around why I joined an IT company, Leaseweb in particular. I explain that the company […]

How to create High Availability systems

We live in a hyper-connected world with expectations of 100% uptime, at all times. We’ve long crossed the threshold where any length of network downtime is acceptable, and it can, in fact, create catastrophic knock-on effects.  An outage could lead to loss of revenue, increased risks associated with security and fraud, halting of business operations, and […]

What are the infrastructure requirements for Artificial Intelligence?

In the past few years, I have been asked several times about how Leaseweb positions itself towards Artificial Intelligence (AI). As Leaseweb is mainly focusing on delivering fast and reliable Infrastructure as a Service, we’re not offering AI services directly to our customers.   Having said that, we work with many customers who deliver AI services to their end user, […]