June 27 was a special afternoon, one we eagerly looked forward to after weeks of preparation. On that afternoon, Ynvolve, its sister company Redapt Europe, along with ISPConnect, were the hosts of an educational event at our headquarters in Nijmegen.
The event was a great opportunity to bring together various companies, all of them partners of ISPConnect including Ynvolve. Every ISPConnect gathering has proven to be a great chance for partners to exchange information. It also gives members the opportunity to stay up to date in today’s ever-changing business environment, either by bringing up new relevant issues or delving deeper into an existing one. This edition focused on a theme many hosting providers will undoubtedly find both interesting and critical.
Starting at noon, attendees from around the Netherlands were welcomed at the new Ynvolve and Redapt Europe headquarters where they had the chance to chat with each other while enjoying drinks and lunch. As the room was ready and the stage was set, our guests were prompted towards the main event area. The afternoon session opened with a joint introduction from Martijn Niessen, CEO of Ynvolve and Simon Besteman, Director of ISPConnect before letting the stage to our speakers for the rest of the afternoon.
Marnix Boot, Redapt Europe Lead Enterprise & MSP, speaking on behalf of both Ynvolve and Redapt, took the stage first to present the Dell EMC Incubator Program powered by the Infinite Group. This new Dell program is a perfect example of the outstanding value proposition offered by the collaboration of Dell and the Infinite Group (represented by Ynvolve and Redapt Europe which is a Titanium Dell partner). This Dell business proposition is aimed at accelerating and supporting the development of xSPs and the focus during the presentation was on the solution offered to manage efficiently their cash flows to revenue ratio.
This was followed by a lecture from Yorick Letterie who gave an overview of the establishment of Order to Cash processes for SMEs. In his presentation Yorick focused on the importance of such processes in order to maintain a balanced cashflow and underlined the more common pitfalls encountered when businesses try to optimize their cashflow.
A coffee break mid-afternoon, where a varied assortment of pastries and cookies were offered, was a nice opportunity to share about the first two presentations.
The first one to carry on the second part of the event was Prefix Broker’s Eric Bais. Showing an extensive knowledge on the market developments of IPv4 to IPv6 transitions, Eric explained how businesses can get the most out of their IPv4 addresses regardless of whether they wish to buy, sell or lease them.
Another presentation backed by solid expertise came from Remco Louwrink courtesy of Zichtaviseurs. His lecture focused on the value of credit insurance. Throughout his presentation, Remco highlighted the importance of credit insurance and the various risks it can help mitigate.
Lastly, Youri Law from Insight ended the afternoon talks with a presentation on Insight’s capabilities regarding Software Asset Management and their services portfolio that aim at safeguarding license compliancy.
Finally, an open panel discussion was held allowing every attendee to address questions and discuss potential problems and solutions encountered by hosting companies. As the evening came to a conclusion, everyone was invited to join us back in our recreation area for what we considered to be the proper way of closing such a great event: multicultural food from a multicultural team (large variety of middle-eastern food topped with Belgian pralines for the indispensable sweet touch).
It was nice to see so many people opted to stay for this happy hour event. We were glad that our presenters and their lectures sparked so many captivating conversations. We would like to take the opportunity to thank every speaker and attendee for contributing to a very pleasant and successful event.