Strong and positive on the road - privately as well as in business.
Yuness Lemqadem is 27 years old and has been part of the ITpoint team since March 2019.
Although it may not seem like it at all; Yuness' life journey, especially during his school days, was not always easy. From the ages of 12 to 16, Yuness battled leukemia and had to undergo numerous chemotherapy treatments.
"I am not a person who gives up no matter how difficult the situation is. I strongly believe that a positive attitude strongly helps to get through everything easier."
Software license management - license, manage, profit
Swiss companies invest a considerable part of their IT budget in software. When licenses are purchased, no ownership rights are transferred, only rights of use are made available. To protect yourself from risks and at the same time benefit from many advantages, powerful license management solutions are essential. In this blog post, we will show you what good license management requires and which aspects should be given special attention.
All signs point to growth - Sharp acquires ITpoint
Rüschlikon/Rotkreuz, 17 March 2021 – Sharp Electronics (Europe) GmbH has acquired all company shares in ITpoint AG on 12 March 2021. With this, the company wants to gradually develop the core business of ITpoint into one of its strategic business areas. Roland Singer, founder of ITpoint, has found an ideal succession solution with this acquisition.
Key factors for building a long-term enterprise mobility strategy
Mobile working brings many new opportunities for employees and companies. In 2020, fast action was required due to the Corona pandemic, and so entire IT environments were converted on the fly and opened up for remote working. However, what usually fell by the wayside was the mobility strategy; without it, companies run the risk of "suppressing" the benefits of mobile working through a lack of functional and security concepts.
ITpoint now NetApp Platinum Partner
Two criteria in particular are crucial for advancement to Platinum Partner; the sales achieved and the specializations and competencies within the company. The ITpoint team was able to meet both of these criteria and also achieved both the Professional Services and Implementation Services certifications.
Lower Oracle operating costs with power from IBM
Mit diesem Beitrag möchten wir Ihnen zeigen, wie Sie speziell im Zusammenspiel von Oracle-Datenbanken mit der IBM Power-Architektur nicht nur die Lizenzkosten im Zaum halten, sondern auch anderweitig profitieren.
IBM Power and IBM FlashSystem - a technological dream team
Storage requirements vary depending on the type and use of the stored data. Taking response times, scalability and costs into account, we will show you why an IBM FlashSystem makes sense, especially with IBM Power.
SAP S/4HANA on IBM POWER: Which users benefit most and what distinguishing features does Power Systems offer?
In this blog post you will learn, firstly, which companies particularly benefit from using SAP HANA on Power Systems and, secondly, what differentiator Power Systems offers for these companies.
SAP S/4HANA: what you should pay special attention to when switching to SAP S/4HANA
Successful changeover to SAP S4/HANA: From 2027, SAP will discontinue support for its existing ERP solutions and in future will only support the new SAP S/4HANA system. We summarize the most important aspects for you.
Trend Micro Awards Gold Status to ITpoint
"With ITpoint we have a strong partner at our side, who already implements projects extremely successfully with our solutions and offers managed services," explains Daniel Schmutz, Head of Channel & Marketing Alps at Trend Micro.
BlackBerry Admin Update - September 2020
On September 3rd, 2020 the new version 12.13 MR1 of BlackBerry UEM with support for Android 11 and iOS / iPad OS14 was released. Several new features are in focus.
The new version 12.13 MR1 offers support for Android 11 and for iOS 14 / iPad OS 14 and ChromeOS. The version has also been enhanced with many additional functions. Some of them we summarize for you.
ITpoint expands workplace portfolio with enterprise mobility and endpoint security solutions
ITpoint Systems AG expands its portfolio around the workplace with enterprise mobility and endpoint security solutions. Samuel Jud, who built up this portfolio with his company samtec GmbH and now hands it over to ITpoint, joins ITpoint as Mobile Solutions Architect & Consultant. With this move, ITpoint customers will gain 15 years of experience in the workplace sector.
Dieter Ludwig is the new COO of ITpoint
ITpoint Systems AG, a renowned Swiss IT company, appoints Dieter Ludwig as Chief Operating Officer. With this function, Ludwig also takes a seat on the company's management board. He is thus responsible for the entire operative IT operation and accompanies the transformation of ITpoint into an agile organization.
ITpoint achieves ISO 27001 certification
ITpoint Systems AG, a renowned IT company from Zug, Switzerland, undergoes another certification audit and achieves the ISO/IEC 27001 certification. In addition to the ISO 20000 recertification this year, the company now also fulfills all requirements for the 27001 certification. An important step for the entire IT Service Management System and thus also for ORIA Prime.
Acropolis Hypervisor - a new approach
Complex designs are sometimes required to resolve storage and application resource conflicts while ensuring high availability and scalability. The Acropolis Hypervisor (AHV) from Nutanix enables a new approach today.
Creative thinking, living and working
«With the technological developments of the last few years in the storage sector, my tasks as a Senior Storage Engineer had also changed. I was toying with the idea of further training in the network area. Today I am glad that ITpoint supported me massively in a very fair way», says Andreas.
IT security in the home office: How to detect if your devices have been hacked
Regardless of whether in the office or in the home office; security should not be compromised. In this blog post you will learn how to detect if your devices have been hacked and what you can do to secure your devices.
Object Storage vs. File Storage vs. Block Storage
Whatever requirements you have for your business: In order to be able to decide on the right storage solution, an understanding of the different types of storage is essential.
Protection of your objects and backup data with the S3 Object Lock
Whether an organization needs to comply with regulations such as those in the financial or healthcare sectors, or simply back up copies of important business documents, NetApp's S3 Object Lock provides unalterable storage and protection against deletion of objects and data.
Wi-Fi 5 vs. Wi-Fi 6 - Why an upgrade makes sense
Designed to increase network capacity and improve network performance, Wi-Fi 6 (802.11 ax) is today the latest generation of Wi-Fi technology. The latest Wi-Fi standard builds on the already great Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac) technology and enables fast Wi-Fi speed with reliable connections.
SECURITY INFORMATION: CRITICAL SECURITY GAPS - MOZILLA FIREFOX
We strongly recommend updating Firefox to a secure version (Firefox version 75 and Firefox ESR version 68.7). Also affected is the TOR web browser, which should be updated to version 9.0.9 if possible.
Additionally protected data storage with Backup as a Service or Disaster Recovery? Five questions you can ask yourself to find out.
Companies of all sizes have to deal with numerous IT challenges. One of the most important tasks of IT managers is to prevent data loss and downtime.
Five reasons for an Microsoft 365 Backup
Many companies that use Microsoft 365 still don't know what Microsoft is responsible for and what they themselves are responsible for in terms of data protection. Read this blog to learn why you should also back up your data with a suitable backup solution.
IT security in the Home Office - this is what companies must pay attention to
The concern of many people about the spread of the coronavirus, as well as the stricter measures taken by the Swiss Federal Office for Health (SFOH) on 13.03.2020, are prompting many companies to have their employees work from homeoffice. Security at homeoffice is an option that cannot be dispensed with today.
ITpoint Systems AG deepens partnership with Nutanix - focus on simplicity, performance and scalability
ITpoint Systems AG, a renowned Zug-based IT company, is deepening its partnership with Nutanix.
COVID-19 Coronavirus: ITpoint establishes task force
The coronavirus has been in Switzerland for several weeks. In this newsletter we report on the organizational measures we have taken so far and how we are adapting our behavior. With the help of a task force established specifically for this purpose and modern technical aids, we would like to enable us to continue working successfully.
Rapid growth of Microsoft Skills at ITpoint
After a wave of further training courses and encouraging additions the workforce (including a «Most Valuable Professional»), our customers now have massively more Microsoft knowledge at their disposal. Much more than a few months ago. Especially in the focus of know-how development: Office 365.
Mr. ORIA Philippe Wettstein only bluffs in his leisure time
Over the past few years, I've helped build and develop our managed services brand ORIA. I think my colleagues at ITpoint today sometimes call me Mr. ORIA because I helped to shape the brand so strongly. Privately I like to participate in poker tournaments from time to time. Choosing the right strategy is also essential here.
Ooops, your files have been encrypted!
They have sonorous names like WannaCry, LockerGoga, Bad Rabbit and NotPetya and are insidious. Once it's nested in the corporate network, it gets tricky. Ransomware has become a lucrative business model for cyber criminals and the stream of new variants is not stopping. On the contrary. We must all prepare for an expansion of this malware. A situation report.
Shanghai: Ibish Tola gets fit for the globalized world
Along with two dozen other talents, our apprentice Ibish Tola packed the suitcases to complete a three-week practical training in Shanghai.
IT Security: Ransomware Protection Service
ITpoint has launched the Ransomware Protection Service for NetApp. This protection will be available in our shared cloud environment and for private cloud and on-site installations with NetApp storage systems.
The Other Michael Böbner
As the leader of our large Applications team, Michael Böbner ’s greatest professional challenge at the moment is overseeing the seamless integration of DevOps. Outside of work, however, he faces a different kind of challenge. No debates, no teamwork—just man to man combat.
ITpoint, Trivadis and the Lighthouse
Together, ITpoint and Trivadis’s service portfolios offer a range of services that is second to none in Switzerland. Although our collaboration with Trivadis is long established, we are currently working on a new joint initiative: the first ever Lighthouse Business IT Summit.
DevOps at ITpoint: Our experiences so far
In early March 2019, ITpoint started using DevOps. Not only has DevOps changed the way we work, it has also changed our organisational culture and had a direct impact on our collaborations with clients. Time to have a look at how it’s going so far.
Is Office 365 right for your business?
From scepticism to curiosity, from curiosity to intensive testing and pilot projects, Office 365 is now firmly anchored in our portfolio as a supplement to our managed services and ORIA cloud concept. Is Office 365 right for your company? We’ve spent a lot of time getting to know the programme, so you don’t have to.
Team Leader Virtualization & Storage introduces himself!
My name is Dario Furigo. I’m the teamleader of the Storage & Virtualization team. As the name suggests, my team’s primary focus is storage and virtualization, but we’re also involved in backup, computing, and Linux.
IT as Service with David and Goliath
If you aim to procure IT infrastructure, software and operations as a service, you have to be prepared to hand over responsibility. But how to make sure that your organization’s digital success is in good hands? This article offers a few thoughts for SMEs on choosing the right IT service provider.
IT Security: Dealing with Hardware Leaks
The topic of IT security remains omnipresent. Among the greatest IT security challenges we face are the known and unknown vulnerabilities of hardware. This article offers an overview of the current situation and explains ITpoint’s approach to system security.
Interview with Adrian Tschannen, CEO Cent Systems AG
Cent Systems AG has been successfully outsourcing its entire IT infrastructure—including operation, maintenance and support—to ITpoint ORIA Prime Managed Services.
Third prize at Service Management Switzerland Awards 2018
The Service Management Forum Switzerland has recently awarded its first ever «SMS Awards» to recognize the most innovative projects and solutions in the field of service management. ITpoint was honoured to win third prize.
Our CTO introduces himself
My name is Mischa Villiger. I have been CTO at ITpoint since 2017 but have been working for our company for much longer. So long in fact that my two almost grown-up children were born during my time at ITpoint.
ITpoint expands its cloud infrastructure with the latest IBM POWER9 technology
As a premier cloud service provider, ITpoint is investing throughout Switzerland in the recently launched IBM POWER9 processors and expanding its service catalogue to include additional services. ITpoint clients can now benefit from an even wider range of services than those offered by large, international cloud providers.
How to check your mobile security in five steps
Business processes become increasingly mobil. Therefore, the issue of mobile security presents an ongoing challenge.
«Mobile working starts with the right mobile security design»
A mobile working model inevitably requires corresponding procedures, behavior recommendations and security technology. Without these basic essentials, dangers lurk around every corner. An interview with Samuel Jud, Managing Director at samtec.
Lean and Efficient Communication with Unified Communications: Here is how it works!
Why is lean communication so important? We live in a time holder that offers numerous communication tools and possibilities like never before.
Change in the management of the ITpoint Systems AG / Cuno Vuillemin CEO as of 1 July
As of 1 July 2018, Cuno Vuillemin will take over as CEO of the IT service provider ITpoint.
NetApp honours ITpoint with the Cloud Innovation Award
NetApp awarded ITpoint with the Cloud Innovation Award at the annual Partner Academy.
SIEM More Important Than Ever
In the IT security sector, the consolidation of log protocol and the detection of irregularities are becoming increasingly important. More and more IT companies are focusing on central logging or security information event management (SIEM for short).
Standing up to the competition: IBM Power 9
Over the years, the IBM Power Infrastructure has proven itself to be a highly reliable yet affordable operating platform for business-critical applications.
Interview with Andreas Dusold, Head of IT Support, RONAL GROUP
The RONAL GROUP Story Part 2: Interview with Andreas Dusold, Head of IT Support
Our Head of Project & Service Management Team introduces himself!
My name is Armin Büeler. I have been working at ITpoint for about three years as the head of our project and service management team.
Urs Würsch to be the new Head of Sales & Marketing at ITpoint
Starting in April, Urs Würsch will be Head of Sales & Marketing at ITpoint and a member of the Executive Board.
Enterprise File Sync & Share
One of the biggest global trends is mobility. The digitization of notes after a meeting, the retrieval of e-mails, etc.
Our CSO introduces himself!
My name is Patrick Hertig. I am the Chief Security Officer (CSO) and head of the Applications & Microsoft team at ITpoint.
IT managers in transition from operators to digital ambassadors
With «As-a-Service» approaches gaining traction, the IT management function is undergoing massive change.
Free DDoS protection for all ITpoint ORIA Cloud customers
In response to the growing threat of targeted cyber-attacks and the greater risk of damage, we have enabled proactive DDoS protection for all our ORIA Cloud customers at no additional cost.
Status ISO 20000 and what that has to do with you
The re-certification according to ISO 20000 took place this spring. We want to do so not only for your benefit – in fact, we are obligated to do better.
The path from EDP to Managed IT Services
Things were a lot simpler and more manageable back in the days when ICT was still known as EDP. We didn't think so at the time but, looking back, that's how it was. So, what happened?
Huawei «Cloud Partner of the Year»
Huawei has awarded ITpoint with «Cloud Partner of the Year» during the Huawei Swiss Partner Conference.
Interview with Adrian Brogle - CIO Jakob Müller AG
Jakob Müller purchases the system resources for oxaion according to the ORIA principle. «oxaion" is operated in logical partitions on the «Shared Cloud Environment». Learn more in an interview with Adrian Brogle, CIO Jakob Müller AG
NetApp Certified BaaS Offer from ITpoint
NetApp carefully reviewed ITpoint's online backup offering from process to security architecture.
Rely on «ORIA»
«ORIA» is the first Swiss brand for Managed Services. The business oriented model enables you to obtain infrastructure, software and business operations obtain top quality infrastucture, software and operation services.
NetApp Cloud Innovation Partner Award
NetApp honors ITpoint Systems with the Cloud Innovation Award at the NetApp Partner Academy.