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Basefarm passes audit to become an AWS Managed Service Provider!

(Oslo, April 02, 2020): Basefarm today announced that it had achieved  Amazon Web Services (AWS) Managed Service Provider (MSP) partner status.

Whitelane and PA Consulting: Basefarm clients highly satisfied

No other company headquartered in the Nordics measured up to Basefarm’s results in Whitelane’s latest report. While traditional outsourcing remains popular, Basefarm accelerates within public cloud services and challenges global consultancy companies on innovation.

Remote-controlled drones and artificial intelligence checked Avinor’s fences

(Oslo, 16 December 2019): Bane NOR SF has entered into a contract with Basefarm with a framework of approximately NOK 250 million. The contract entails that the next generation of railway control systems will be operated out of Basefarm’s data centres.

Secure choice when MTR chooses Basefarm as operating supplier

Basefarm and the train company MTR Nordics AB, have entered into a collaboration which means that MTR will transfer all its IT-operations to Basefarm.

Norges Bank signs major IT contract with Basefarm

Norges Bank has signed a six-year contract with Basefarm for infrastructure, operation and monitoring of Norges Bank’s platform for systems that are critical to society. The contract value is in the order of NOK 470 million.

Basefarm and SYSCO win major agreement at the heart of the Norwegian power supply

Elhub enters into a five-year contract with its partners Basefarm and SYSCO for the IT operation, monitoring and security of Elhub. The contract value is in the order of NOK 130 million.

Historic data is an insufficient basis for making good decisions

You cannot see the future by looking backwards. That’s why it’s important for Swedish business leaders to take charge of their decisions by ensuring access to up-to-date data. So writes Fredrik Ohlsen, CEO at Basefarm.


According to the Best Place to Work survey in Norway, Basefarm reached 10th place in the category 200-499 employees.

– It means that we have succeeded in dealing with the company’s most important asset; our employees, says CEO Fredrik Ohlsen.

The Great Place to Work is based On two parts; the employee survey Trust Index and the Culture Audit survey. Apart from the fact that it is important for us to be ranked one of Norway’s best workplaces in 2017, the survey creates the opportunity for Basefarm to use the result analysis for benchmarking on a series of criteria in relation to other companies of the same segment and size.

Ohlsen with his 22 years of management experience has taken over the management in Basefarm from founder Grethe Viksaas. He stressed that it is essential for a knowledge-based company to put employees first and foremost, and he believes strongly in an open door policy which every day leads to spontaneous meetings with the employees.

– It’s great to be ranked among the top ten in our category and in this way receiving external benchmarking and inspiration, and it is an important tool to position ourselves as an attractive employer in a market where competition for the best brains is great. To further strengthen our organisation, he says, we are actively moving HR from a staff function to being a business partner for the organisation.

The Great Place to Work survey has been developed based on experience in 60 countries. It is conducted annually and on an anonymous basis gathers data from over 13 million employees. In 2017, 28.000 employees in 191 Norwegian companies took part in the survey.

Basefarm was also among Norway’s top ten best places to work in 2016.

GPW: *um is best employer in ICT sector

The unbelievable Machine Company (*um), German innovator in digital infrastructure, has opened a third competence center in Frankfurt/Main.

Barely weeks after being crowned a winner at the regional competition “Best Employers in Berlin-Brandenburg 2017”, we can already celebrate the next award: Great Place to Work, BITKOM and Computerwoche have named us among the best employers in Germany within the information and communications technology sector.

Now in its fifth edition, the competition honors ICT companies for their particularly high quality and attractiveness as an employer, and the winners were announced at this month’s CeBIT event. Among those honored in the third class size (101–500 employees) was The unbelievable Machine Company. The nationwide competition was once again initiated by the research and consultancy institute Great Place to Work, the digital association Bitkom and the trade journal Computerwoche.

As in previous years, many ICT companies of all sizes volunteered to be evaluated independently by their own employees. All companies – *um included – had previously been honored in their respective regions.

The assessment process was the same as in the regional competitions: Representative employee surveys on workplace quality and employer attractiveness, as well as a management survey regarding beneficial HR measures. The employee feedback accounted for two thirds of the total score. Central topics of the survey included:

  • trust and fairness when collaborating
  • personal recognition and appreciation
  • team spirit and participation
  • career support and development
  • work-life balance

For a company to be honored it required a score at least 30 to 40 percent above the sector average, as well as around 80 percent of its employees testifying that it has a particularly good and attractive workplace culture. *um comfortably made the grade:

  • 99% commended our friendly working atmosphere and feel welcome
  • 90% commended our team spirit
  • 84% commended our fairness
  • 84% called *um a very good workplace

It goes without saying that we are extremely happy about being named “Best ICT Employer” and “Best Employer in Berlin and Brandenburg”. Both honors – and, more significantly, the positive feedback from our employees – give us a real incentive to maintain our high standards in the future.

About Basefarm

Basefarm is a European Managed Service Provider. We create market leaders by integrating the key competencies for digital transformation – big data, cloud computing and information security, into one service offering. Our delivery model covers everything from ”idea to cable”; we provide strategic advice, implementation projects and infrastructure operations under one management and on any cloud. Basefarm was founded in 2000 and our team of 530+ top engineers and advisors are servicing global clients from our European offices and data centres in Norway, Sweden, The Netherlands, Germany and Austria.

Basefarm was top ranked in Whitelane’s IT Outsourcing study Nordics 2018 and was recognized by Gartner as a Cool Vendor in the European Cloud Computing Market 2015 for our unique methodology in application management. The unbelievable Machine Company *um, part of the Basefarm group, was named Innovator of The Year 2018 by German business magazine brand eins Wissen and Data Analytics Leader by ISG Provider Lens Germany 2018.

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