The Norwegian Digitalisation Agency has a very competent IT department. But they lacked the capacity to simultaneously operate and maintain their own solutions, and at the same time build up a new system.
We started the project in April 2019, our deadline was New Year’s Eve, as we were to be operational by day one, 2020. In other words, we had no time for “trial and error”, we had to get it right on the first go, says Harjo.
Consequently, they needed to hire highly qualified experts.
We posted an offer. We knew exactly what we were looking for, and let different suppliers make suggestions, says Harjo.
And based on this, you choose CloudWay?
CloudWay were the only ones who qualified. We were looking for cutting edge expertise, and it was pretty clear to us that only CloudWay could deliver at the level we wanted, Harjo says, elaborating:
We didn’t need any more “hands”, we needed someone who could lift us; give us the answers we were looking for, give us good advice.
From the start, CloudWay showed that they understood the task and had the skills to solve it.
We had to get it right on the first go, and CloudWay were fabulous in many areas right from the start. They immediately understood what we were looking for and gave us relevant advice, says Harjo.
The agency also wanted to build an environment that could be scaled quickly and efficiently. By January 2020, the system was to be scaled to include Altinn.
Although the organisations Difi and Altinn in and of themselves are not that large, we have the same complexities as a large organisation, says Harjo.
Ståle Hansen, CEO of CloudWay, says:
Me and Jan Ketil served as technical project managers. When it comes to large and complex projects, like this, it is especially important to understand dependencies, and to do things in the right order.