When a new trend comes around and becomes an omnipresent industry buzzword, it’s worth doing some analysis of this trend and trying to figure out how much is hype and how much is transformative and should influence your IT strategy. In this blog post, we take a closer look at ‘containers,’ and we’re not talking […]
Getting started as a SaaS provider is step one. Improving your market position by expanding your business (nationally and internationally) is step two. What do SaaS companies think about their growth track and what are their considerations? Organic growth Rob Coppen, who founded Yellowtail Group, explains that his company has grown organically, from what was […]
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Hackathons have become legendary at Leaseweb throughout the years. They offer a space that empowers employees to work on projects they care about most in a fun and collaborative environment. The ideas produced during hackathons range from technical to functional – and never fail to impress. This quarter’s hackathon was no exception. The Hackathon Formula […]
Over the past year, our marketing department has slowly adopted some Scrum methodologies. In this blog post, I reflect on the impact of Scrum on the department and provide insight on the challenges/benefits of Scrum in marketing. Let’s recap, what is Scrum? According to Kelly Waters, author of All About Agile, “Scrum is a simple […]
Cloud gaming continues to grow and become the norm for the gaming industry. Soon, game releases will exclusively be online for download onto consoles or streamed via the cloud, no more discs; much like how we consume music now. The cloud gaming industry is set to grow by 900% by 2023, and recent announcements have […]
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 […]
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 […]
Data compression has had a renaissance in the last two decades. Real speed gains in newer processor generations have started to slow down in favor of putting more cores onto a chip. So, bridging the processor / memory performance gap has become a very important strategy for scaling up. At the same time innovations such […]
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 […]
At Leaseweb, we have become pretty fond of airplane aerobatics. This perhaps stems from our CEO Con Zwinkels, who has a passion for planes and often takes employees, customers, and partners up in the Leaseweb Extra 330LT aerobatic airplane. We have also been sponsoring the Leaseweb Texel Airshow since 2012 – an amazing aviation event […]
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 […]
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 […]