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The world is no longer predictable, and tomorrow is rarely like today. We must deal with a complex reality in which technology is increasingly more mature than we are as users. There is an increasing need for faster time to market, and planning horizons are thus becoming shorter.


Some organisations are keeping up, while others are equipped for the past. Those that are doing well today typically see the value of building agile organisations, which is to say organisations that want to learn and that have mastered constant change.

Why agile organisations succeed


A key characteristic of agile organisations is that authority and responsibility are delegated throughout the organisation, often through self-organised, cross-functional and autonomous teams.


Using a project structure to organise work tasks has been replaced by DevOps teams, lean and kanban, as well as other agile variants. This makes organisations better prepared for continual optimisation and provides more frequent feedback and assessments from users and customers. It makes it possible to change course based on signals from the market. It also provides a strong basis for innovation.


Being agile is not a goal in itself; it is a way of working towards commercial objectives over both the short and the long term.
Transparency is important at agile organisations as a way of creating trust and local ownership of the organisation’s objectives. It also enables managers to increasingly be coaches, as well as providers of vision and direction, without the need for micro-management. This is also the way towards making work better for everyone!

How to make your organisation agile


So, can all organisations become agile? Yes. But there is no single recipe suitable for all organisations, and individual adaptations will be required.
Itera has an active team of experts in agile coaching, and we provide team coaching, as well as coaching and change management at the company-wide level.


We are dedicated to working with organisations on their journey to becoming agile. This happens through experimentation and trial and error on the basis of an underlying hypothesis. On such journeys, we use various coaching techniques to make the process smoother. We often say that we facilitate and set up the container, but organisations themselves have to provide the contents.


To learn more about how we can help you, contact anette.andreassen@itera.no.

We are increasingly linked up and interconnected as a result of digitalisation. IoT, social medial, digital twins and other technologies are creating more structured and unstructured data than ever before.

Large quantities of data have the potential to transform companies and entire industries, and making proper use of such data can generate enormous value. Managers therefore need to take this into account when deciding how their organisations should be organised, what technologies they will invest in and which partners and suppliers they will work with.

The time has come for data to be valued as a strategic resource that can help you succeed. Organisations that are leading the way in this regard do not just look at their data, they build their organisation on the basis of their data, across their organisation.

A lot of talk, but little action


There is a lot of talk about new technology trends such as artificial intelligence, the cloud, big data and machine learning. However, the majority of organisations have not exploited the basic opportunities new technology creates to gain greater insight or to become more data-driven. We can help with this.
 
Itera has experts in analytics and data-driven business, and we help organisations to take better decisions more quickly. This can involve everything from making data from different sources available to decision makers, through to advanced analysis using machine learning algorithms, new business models and data-based ecosystems. We work with a broad spectrum of organisations from business and industry in Norway – from large banks and insurance companies through to industry leaders in the seafood industry.

To learn more about how we can help you, get in contact with andreas.almquist@itera.no.

Over the last decade, there has been a significant increase of companies that have gone through a digital transformation. This has given a great opportunity for organizations to accumulate large amount of data related to their operations and customers.


Simultaneously, cloud computing has become inexpensive and accessible, and services provided by cloud computing vendors have become more comprehensive and easier to use.


The two trends described above have coalesced, allowing us to utilize data in order to accelerate growth and increase profit. Now it is easier than ever to find patterns in massive data sets, and develop more efficient and streamlined businesses.


At Itera, we use machine learning, data science and cloud computing to help our customers improve the efficiency of their businesses, and to better understand their customers better and to grow. An example of this, is the project we did with Cognite.


To learn more, contact Ruslan.Kozhuharov@itera.no.

Data is growing exponentially and we are already beginning to see the outlines of a society driven by everything constituting a source of data – from cars to our bodies. This applies to organisations and companies as well. However, today’s data systems are often complex and opaque, and they lack the ability to be scaled up to meet the needs of modern data-driven organisations.


The experience of the majority of organisations today is that their data is locked away in systems that do not speak to each other. What organisations really need is a common data source – a central nervous system that can be trusted and that makes every bit of data and every action available to all. This makes it possible to act as soon as data comes in, and makes today's inaccessible data systems more manageable and accessible.


To learn more about how we can help you start using streaming platforms, contact
knut.petter.meen@itera.no

In a world where everything connects to the Internet and applications and data are an essential part of any business, security is no longer optional; it has become an absolute necessity.


However, the old security models can no longer give the required speed to market. Worst case, it can turn into an organizational bottleneck. In Itera, we believe that the solution is to introduce DevSecOps in modern continuous delivery models. The goal is to bridge the gap between development, operations and security while ensuring effective and safe delivery of code to production.


DevSecOps is not just about tools and automation, it's about changing culture. By making security a collective responsibility for all team members, whilst integrating it into earlier stages of the development lifecycle, you can develop secure solutions for complex software development processes within an agile framework.


To learn more about how we do DevSecOps, contact kateryna.ovechenko@itera.no.

Many organisations are planning to or are have already started to migrate their systems to the cloud, and the major technology platforms have made it simple to get underway.


In many ways, cloud technology is only a tool. Organisations need to start by mapping what they want to achieve by moving to the cloud and what commercial and strategic value they want to generate, and only then to look at how the technology can help them get there.
Itera has developed a robust methodology for this insight-gathering phase to ensure that customers systematically look at everything that needs to be considered before moving an existing solution to the cloud or building a new solution in the cloud. We also have experts who can help you transition to the cloud once this first phase is complete.

Strategic benefits of the cloud


Moving your organization to the cloud can enable you to access new and innovative functionality more quickly. It can also improve your analysis capabilities as the analysis tools that are available are good at handling large quantities of data. The question of security is also important. Microsoft (which offers the Azure cloud platform) invests over USD 1 billion in security every year.


Almost as important as the benefits of starting to use cloud services are the strategic disadvantages of not doing so, and many people would say that we have now reached a tipping point. The level of technical debt of not using cloud services is not going to decrease. Support stopped being offered for as many as 60% of Windows OS server versions in January 2020. Such solutions will have to be upgraded regardless of whether you choose to use the same on-premises delivery model or the cloud.

Itera Cloud Foundation


One big advantage of cloud platforms is that they can be thought of as ecosystems with ready-made frameworks, tools, functions and services available for use by all. The issue is actually knowing what you are doing.


Itera has built a service to address this, which is called Cloud Foundation. This service involves us setting up the right framework for every project that involves migrating or building solutions on a cloud platform. The Cloud Foundation service ensures that security is included in the requirements, that there is a good level of predictability for the staff who work on the solution and, last but not least, that the right framework is set up in order to provide full control over governance and costs. Regardless of the status of your integration platform and the progress you have made so far, we recommend running a Cloud Foundation Set Up workshop, which involves us spending two days going through the ambitions and targets you have for the solutions you are considering building in Azure to ensure a good governance structure and a good cost control framework are in place. This is recommended regardless of whether you already use Azure or are still at the starting line. 


The aim of our Cloud Foundation Set Up workshops is to help organisations to quickly develop and implement public cloud solutions and to reduce the complexity and risk associated with doing so. The summary from the workshop will provide recommended guidance on computing, network and storage issues to support the development of your data centre environment through the use of Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) and Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) structures that are based on new or existing deployments, whether on-premises or on Microsoft Azure.


This standard service is largely generic, and features an agile approach to creating a cloud governance framework. With the right stakeholders involved, you can define the rules of the game and the principles on which to build your cloud governance framework.


Want to learn more about how Itera can move your organisation to the cloud? Contact torstein.borresen@itera.no.

New technologies are facilitating the delivery of new user experiences and are also changing user behaviour. Both these factors are resulting in organisations continually having to adapt the design, content and functionality of their services in order to continue to inspire their customers and ultimately to survive. What design will customers find appealing? What content will be seen as relevant? And how does the most intuitive user interface work?

Users have gained greater power and are demanding ever more of the solutions they use. This can be the case with regard to data privacy, transparency and, not least, sustainability, or users may be concerned with simplicity and user-friendliness. Whatever users’ requirements may be, they have to be taken into account right from the start when new solutions are being developed. Itera can help with this. We are experts in improving the everyday experience of people in their interface with technology.
 

Examples of new user experiences in everyday life made available by new technology

  • Talking to Google Home or Alexa thanks to machine learning, and deep learning in particular.
  • Talking to chatbots thanks to natural language processing and other machine learning algorithms.
  • Following your online purchase in real-time thanks to data streaming
  • Receiving personalised suggestions about what to look at and buy thanks to data streaming and machine learning.
  • Avoiding a visit from a washing machine repair technician because your machine sends sensor data to Miele, which then sends the machine a software upgrade - thanks to the internet of things and machine learning.
  • Are you surrounded by IoT devices such as an Apple watch, a Fitbit and internet-connected bathroom scales? If so, you can probably view a digital twin that gives you an overview of your heart rate, or you can see whether or not your weight has fluctuated or been stable over recent months.


    Please contact jorunn.aarskog@itera.no to learn more about how we can help you to inspire and engage with your customers!

Norway is one of the most digitized countries in the world. However, digitization brings a number of challenges. Not only do we have to adapt to the rapid development we also need to make sure that the systems we develop are secure.


As a professional digital business developer, security is important to us. Security is therefore a subject matter area in Itera. To secure our business processes, our operations are certified against the Information Security Standard ISO/IEC 27001.


Our experienced security advisors ensures that Itera's deliveries are secured with the right security controls. They conduct risk and security assessments for all our projects, to ensure that the solutions we develop are secured in the best possible way. Our advisors use recognized standards and frameworks to ensure that your data is managed securely.


Do you want to know more about our information security processes? Please contact our security subject matter expert, thorbjorn.lero@itera.no

Modern technology, changing customer needs and strong market competition increase the demand for smart strategies as well as ability for innovation and strong execution. The hype turns into action: the banking industry is now in the midst of realizing the digital transformation much talked about for so many years. With a very strong customer portfolio and solid experience in the sector, Itera has established "Smart Banking" as a separate business area to increase our ability to identify and understand the drivers that affect our customers.

We believe that new challengers in FinTech and BigTech, artificial intelligence and Open Banking will become increasingly important to the banking industry in the future. In addition, regulatory changes have proven to be a catalyst for new fintech companies and innovative digital services. We think we've only seen the beginning.

Banks need to keep up with digital developments, tech-savvy challengers and regulatory requirements, while maintaining and modernizing technical debt and legacy systems. We believe smart application of technology and data is the key to succeeding in creating world-class user experiences and ensuring high efficiency in the banking market of the future.

To learn more, please contact stefan.astroza@itera.no.

Itera has extensive experience in the energy sector and assists a number of national and international companies in realizing their digital ambitions. Driven by a rapid and comprehensive pace of change in the energy industry, Itera has established Smart Energy as a separate business area. The Nordic region is our main market, but we also work actively with customers and projects in Europe and the USA.

Itera assists our customers and partners with everything from digital strategy development to innovation projects and major realization projects. Using sensor methodology, data analysis and operational optimizations, we help reduce costs and increase revenue for our customers. We have great scalability and can deliver significant realization projects across borders.

We work with the leading players in the energy field and are involved in many projects where the goal is to develop innovative solutions to solve the global energy challenges of the future. We work closely with major technology companies such as Microsoft and Google, and new ones such as Disruptive Technologies to leverage platforms and software solutions that are already established. We have an active role in the energy sector and hold several seminars in the Smart Energy / Smart Utility business area.

To learn more, please contact erik.berg.solheim@itera.no.