The story behind Team Green

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Making our customers aware of the developments in continuity engineering and security is already captured in our name: Sentia. The Roman Goddess that gives the power of sentience to the young child.

 

Here at Sentia we are well aware of how important it is to our customers to be able to rely on their mission critical applications. An increasing number of companies is dependent on cloud applications for successfully running their business. We make sure that our customers don’t have to worry about the availability and functioning of these applications: it’s what we call Managed Application Continuity.

 

Over the last few years Sentia has grown rapidly. Currently we have around 170 colleagues in The Netherlands. Including our activities in Belgium and Denmark there’s around 430 of us. This speedy growth asks for adaptability.

 

A sound set up of our organization is essential to serve our clients well and that’s why we work with so-called customer teams. When we started this set jup, we called the first three teams Red, Yellow and Blue (exactly). And we expanded along those same lines with team Orange. The most recent addition is Team Green. Team Green is a bit of a special case, as it was only recently created and had no team members at the start. For a reason.

 

Most of us are aware that our world is changing fast and is becoming ever more complex. At Sentia this is something we see and feel every day.

 

To keep up with these changes we decided to create an environment that would answer the need to be agile. This meant that we had to partly reinvent ourselves and create an environment in which we could apply and leverage the latest technologies. In doing so we focused particularly on development sin DevOps, CI/CD and Cloud (AWS, Azure and Private Cloud). This way we can better serve our clients and – at least as important – increase our competitiveness.

This is what triggered us to start Team Green. Built on a new foundation and designed help our clients using the latest technologies and insights.

 

Also, the other teams ran the risk of becoming too big to guarantee the desired level of customer intimacy. We want to be accessible to our customers and seen as a partner that collaborates quickly and in a very pleasant manner. The building of Team Green also takes weight of the shoulders of other teams.

 

Finally, we wanted to give existing teams the space to improve and innovate as well. Teams that are too big endanger the agility of those teams and therefore, our colleagues in those teams. After all, space for a team means space for the individual as well!

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