Press release: Logicalis SMC and Odysseus Group join forces in IT governance

, Feb 3, 2016

Rijswijk, 3 February 2016

IT4IT knowledge base Logicalis SMC and Project & Portfolio Management specialist Odysseus Group have agreed a partnership to further intensify their collaboration. They will work jointly on integrated service delivery to improve the performance of IT departments and simplify IT governance.

Sales Director Fred Kouwenberg of Logicalis SMC: “With Project & Portfolio Management increasingly seen as a logical and desirable next step in IT standardisation, we increasingly came across Odysseus in our dealings with customers. We both soon realised that our organisations were very complementary. After all, governance in the IT department is about more than just incident, problem, change and configuration management. It also extends to IT projects and the IT portfolio. Our customers stand to benefit from an optimally integrated system based on a powerful and flexible platform combined with best-practice configurations. This partnership is therefore good news particularly for our customers.”

Sander Treur, CEO of Odysseus Group, said: “When conducting evaluations with our clients’ CIOs, we’re increasingly required to take an integrated view. Project & Portfolio Management is an important link in the IT chain, which means it is inextricably linked to operations on the one hand and the business on the other. Add to that the trend towards the scaling of Agile working methods, and IT governance becomes essential in creating the flexible and successful IT organisation of the future. Clients have confidence in our specialist added value and our collaboration with other knowledge bases. Our partnership with Logicalis SMC means we can anticipate demand for combined specialisations, relieving the entire burden on CIOs and partnering in governance and the facilitation of decision-making.”

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About Odysseus Group
Odysseus has 16 years of experience in issues relating to project, resource and portfolio management. Over the past few years, Odysseus has developed into a service provider that supports the entire PPM field for business, ICT and finance. We work with our customers and partners to deliver innovations aimed among other things at linking traditional and Agile working methods. For that purpose, we have created an ecosystem of software vendors, knowledge associations and consultancy firms. This ecosystem enables us to respond rapidly to the fast-changing issues that organisations have to address.

About Logicalis SMC
Logicalis SMC has been the market leader in Service Management for over 15 years and is the founder of Service Management as a Utility, an integrated approach that connects IT processes, tools and professionals with each other and with the business. We operate on the basis of a conviction that professionalism, enthusiasm and energy are key to delivering a successful IT transformation. We develop flexible IT4IT solutions based on best practices in IT Service Management, Enterprise Portfolio Management and Continuous Delivery. These are essential building blocks that enable IT organisations to keep a tight rein on their service provision and build a lasting relationship with the business. Logicalis SMC is one of the five ServiceNow Master Solution Partners in the world.

Logicalis SMC employs over 120 professionals at its offices in Rijswijk and London. The company is part of the Logicalis Group, an international provider of IT solutions and Managed Services with 3,700 employees worldwide and annual revenues of $1.6 billion. The Logicalis Group is a division of Datatec Limited, which is listed on the Johannesburg and London stock exchanges and generates annual revenues of over $6 billion.

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