ANYWHERE, ANYTIME WHEN KNOW-HOW IS SCARCE OR TOO SPECIALIZED NTS Managed Services provide inventory creation and monitoring, they help to make performance and faults of IT infrastructures visible and transparent. Reliability and stability are guaranteed, failures will be prevented before they occur. Regular service meetings ensure a technological enhancement of the infrastructure. Words by: Helmut Hödl Photo by: Lupi Spuma Very often, the necessary knowledge is missing, or the resources are scarce, or the procurement strategy is changing – this is where NTS takes over the operational responsibility with its Managed Services in the areas of network, collaboration, security, Cloud, and data center. In the course of this, the NTS OC takes care of the infrastructures of NTS customers 24/7, and it is available as a Single Point of Contact. But you do not have to “outsource” everything right away as you can also specificallyhandover certain areas to NTS – everywhere, where it is currently too problematic, or too specialized. WhichManaged Service products do NTS currently have on offer? Here a brief overview: NTS Managed Service ACI is mainly addressing customers that outsource the typical data center network operation on Cisco Nexus and ACI basis and that focus on the switch into the direction of application-centric architecture. As an attractive service addition, NTS Managed Service SD-WAN offers a complete UnderlayManagement. This creates, besides the easement of operation, also a real independence from a single service provider and it increases the actual benefits through flexibility and possible savings at the supply network. NTS Managed ServiceMeraki combines the CloudManagement of Meraki with the NTS Service Management, and it assistswith regard to the comprehensive Meraki portfolio. NTS Delightfully relaxed with Managed Services in the areas of network, collaboration, security, cloud and data center. MANAGED SERVICES Managed Service IT-Security focuses on the operation of the typical Enterprise security components with Cloud security services. NTS provides a superb 360° cyber security service in combination with the NTS Defense Services in the area of Vulnerability Management and Threat Detection | SIEM. NTS Managed Service Collaboration manages workplace and room systems at the on-premises and Cloud based backend.With the Cloud and Data Center Managed Services, NTS takes over the operation of Enterprise Compute, Storage, DC networking, virtualization, Kubernetes platform and backup in combination with Cloud services and infrastructures. What about the conventional Campus network? New overlay technologies like SDA and management platform such as Cisco DNA are state-ofthe-art and thus supported byNTS as part of the Managed Service network. Security, performance, and availability of the network infrastructure are essential for any business, and we gladly take on the responsibility. NETWORKING, INFORMATION AND INNOVATION “ADV stands for an innovative total package and a wide range of services for all members”, states Paul Prihoda, the General Secretary of ADV.With awide range of regularly organized congresses and conferences, Austria’s largest IT application association lays the foundation to avivid and highly qualified exchange of ideas about cutting-edge developments. Additionally, innovative event formats enable an intense and professional networking, and they offer an agile cooperation and communication platform that is balanced to the topic and the target group. The offered services of the association for its members are complemented by professional media services on itsmedia channels. In their wealth, digitalization topics are also portraying the diversityof our society. The composition of ADV is equally versatile – the expert knowledge of the members encompasses all fields of the ICT industry: from e-government, via green IT, artificial intelligence, or data governance, all the way to questions of junior staff development, to the increasing of the digital competence of the population, but also to the data sovereignty in an interconnected world. ADV SHOWS PRESENCE IN THE SOUTH AS WELL ADV has now – next to the headquarter in Vienna and the provincial branch for Vienna, Lower Austria and Burgenland – strengthened its presence in Styria and Carinthia by establishing the provincial branchSouth.The chairmanof the provincial branch South, Alexander Albler, Founder and CEO of NTS, sees his tasks especially therein, to strengthen the business location Styria/Carinthia with intensive networking and knowledge exchange. “For us, especially interaction and cooperation are our focus, next to professionally sound information sharing and a specialized communication”, states Albler. “We would like to give the region fresh impetus for a successful digital transformation with our events that take care of knowhow transfer and networking, with cooperation with colleges and universities as well aswith the collaborationwith funding agencies.” PROFESSIONALS FOR DIGITALIZATION As a neutral and impartial information platform of the Austrian IT landscape, ADV – Austrian Digital Value conveys information about the ideal usage of ICT to its members as well as to the public. ADV is an independent, nonprofit association and has been active in the industry for approximately 60 years. Words by: Irmgard Dober/ADV Photo by: NTS/Paul Prihoda Wolfgang Schinagl, ADV South Chairman and Department Head of WKO Styria Alexander Albler as well as Roland Ledinger, ADV President and BRZ Managing Director (from left to right). GUEST ARTICLE » NEXT TO A SKILLED AND SOUND INFORMATION SHARING AND A SPECIALIZED COMMUNICATION, THE FOCUS PARTICULARLY IS ON EXCHANGE AND COOPERATION. « Alexander Albler, Founder and CEO of NTS as well as Chairman of ADV provincial branch Styria/Carinthia FACTS ADV is an independent, nonprofit association. ADV is headquartered in Vienna; there are provincial branches active in the provinces of Lower Austria and Burgenland as well as in the region South (Styria and Carinthia). Amongst the members of ADV are around 300 Austrian companies and public organizations as well as 400 experts from the economy, administration and science. www.adv.at 21 20