'Hybrid IT environments: chaos or control?' (N-sight)

Location:virtual meeting


Today cloud is everywhere: whether for infrastructure, software, platforms, security, etc. Cloud solutions offer a great deal of comfort, and IT architectures increasingly make use of cloud components. But the hybrid environment as a whole creates significant challenges for ICT, especially when cloud is combined with in-house solutions and/or on premise architecture, in a hybrid solution. So how can you govern this complexity, what is the right pace of your path towards cloud, what service management processes need to be implanted… the questions seem endless.


In this session, we’ll start with a real-life case of how Fost Plus has combined a full-cloud IaaS solution with the reality of legacy and other projects that require a hybrid solution for the foreseeable future. Then we'll accompany Groupe Bruxelles Lambert on their cloud migration journey. Finally, we'll learn how H. Essers selected and implemented new-generation ERP applications.









This event will be held as an interactive virtual meeting. The link will be provided in the Confirmation email.






13:30 Welcome and introduction


Ann Guinée, Communication Manager, Beltug (English)


13:40 Case: Cloud at Fost Plus with a topping of hybrid Shadow IT


In this presentation, we’ll hear how IaaS has enabled this company to adopt a ‘full cloud’ approach. At the same time, (shadow) IT, legacy systems, false clouds and transition projects mean that it will have to keep a limited hybrid set up going for a long time. This situation led Fost Plus to a path of trial, error and agile progression in order to get to know cloud. We’ll also get plenty of insights into the next steps for Fost Plus and vital points of attention: such as integration and DRP cloud with SaaS.


Jeroen Van de Sande, IT manager, Fost Plus (Dutch)


14:10 Case: A journey to the cloud and beyond for Groupe Bruxelles Lambert


The cloud migration journey of Groupe Bruxelles Lambert started in February 2018, and it is still on-going. The thinking behind it is based on 3 strategic values (Resilience & Reliability, Fit for purpose and Security) and 6 measurement attributes. Let’s find out about the journey, through the:

  • Context
  • Strategy & Vision
  • Cloud migration
  • Follow-up
  • Next steps

Geoffroy Hallard, Co-Head of ICT, Groupe Bruxelles Lambert (English)


14:40 Case: H. Essers embraces the new generation of ERP applications


In this presentation, we’ll find out about the path H. Essers is taking for the selection and implementation of ERP applications:

  • From ad hoc to strategic choices
  • From a strong conviction for on premise to a hybrid approach
  • From the Belgian market from software suppliers to international market leaders

Through some concrete examples, we will pick up on the lessons learned along the way, discover what to pay attention to when selecting applications, and hear about the potential pitfalls that can happen during implementation.


Benjamin Slegers, Team Manager Enterprise Applications, H. Essers (Dutch)


15:10 Q&A: Your questions, your experience


15:30 Wrap up and end


We will keep the session open after the end to enable those who wish to continue the discussions.