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Creatieve Koppen: Innovations from the public cloud

To be successful in business, companies depend on innovation as a strategic driver of growth. But it is often a long way from finding innovations to putting them into practice. This is where the Dutch innovation agency Creatieve Koppen comes into play, supporting companies in their search for fresh ideas and solutions. One of the latest tools from Creatieve Koppen is the application “Accept Mission”. This aims to help companies find ideas and develop their concepts more quickly and efficiently. The tool unites Creatieve Koppen’s tried-and-tested methods with gamification elements, to make the innovation process even more active.

Steven Kop, founder and CEO, Creatieve Koppen Steven Kop, founder and CEO, Creatieve Koppen

Customers are asked to work covertly, in other words in the style of “undercover agents”, towards specific solutions. This means that, at a given time, half a dozen or many thousands of users can be active who access Accept Mission from anywhere in the world. For this purpose, the application must be able to promptly scale resources upwards or downwards – depending on how many “agents” are active at that particular point in time.

Customer data secure in the cloud

The Creatieve Koppen team is also spread around the globe in several locations – making a globally available platform even more essential for the development and provision of the application. On top of this, the results of the individual missions generally contain highly sensitive data that have to be protected against unwanted access. The Dutch company was therefore looking for a partner who could meet these high technical requirements and at the same time guarantee the security of customer data.

This is why Creatieve Koppen uses the Open Telekom Cloud. And now benefits from reliable, scalable infrastructure and a cost-effective, usage-dependent pricing model, combined with reliable data protection and secure data centers in Germany. The application went live within two weeks. The innovation agencies’ customers now have the computing power necessary, at any time and as required, to help customers find ideas and innovations – regardless of how many “agents” are involved in the process.

Even back when we started exploring our options, it was clear to us that we wanted a company that shares our passion for innovation as a cooperation partner. And we are convinced that we have found precisely this in T-Systems.“ - Steven Kop, founder and CEO, Creatieve Koppen

Award-winner for growth markets

Creatieve Koppen was founded in Rotterdam in 2011. The company put innovation front and center from the very beginning – firstly as a guiding principle when developing its own business activity and secondly as a goal when supporting its customers. Today, Creatieve Koppen is one of the fastest growing companies in the Netherlands. The innovation agency won the FD Gazelle Award in 2016. This award recognizes companies that have increased their turnover by at least 20 percent in three consecutive years.



At a glance: Creatieve Koppen and the Open Telekom Cloud

Company: Creative Koppen

Based in: Rotterdam, Netherlands

Sector: Consulting

Solutions from the TelekomCLOUD portal used: Open Telekom Cloud

The company:
Creatieve Koppen was founded in Rotterdam in 2011 and today is one of the fastest growing companies in the Netherlands. The main focus of Creatieve Koppen’s activities is the comprehensive promotion of the innovation process – from strategic consulting and concept development to implementation. In 2016, the innovation agency won the FD Gazelle Award 2016, which recognizes companies that have increased their turnover by at least 20 percent in three consecutive years.

Challenge:
The company developed the software solution Accept Mission. The software aims to help companies find ideas and develop their concepts efficiently. Half a dozen or many thousands of users should be able to use the software at the same time and access Accept Mission from anywhere in the world. For this purpose, the application must be able to promptly scale resources upwards or downwards. In addition, the highly sensitive data must be protected from unwanted access.

Solution:
Creative Koppen operates the software in the Open Telekom Cloud, Deutsche Telekom’s public cloud service in Germany, which offers scalable resources in combination with outstanding reliability, security and cost efficiency.

Result:
Creatieve Koppen now has the computing power necessary, at any time and as required, to help customers find ideas and innovations – regardless of how many “agents” are involved in the process. The company now benefits from reliable, scalable infrastructure and a cost-effective, usage-dependent pricing model, combined with reliable data protection and secure data centers in Germany.


At a glance: the benefits of Open Telekom Cloud

  • Security: The data are hosted in highly secure Telekom computing centres in Germany.
  • Scalability: Computing power and memory can be ordered and set up online and adapted flexibly at any time.
  • Pricing models: We offer you flexible and fixed contractual periods as well as a combination of both models.
  • No vendor lock-in: Open Telekom Cloud is based on OpenStack, a freely available open-source standard. You can change the provider at any time.
  • Individual configuration: CPU, RAM, storage, network – you can put a package together for yourself that matches your requirements to the optimum degree.
  • IaaS for all: Open Telekom Cloud is extremely flexible and therefore suitable for companies of every size.

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