What is Integrative?
Integrative, it’s not just a pretty word that sounds fancy or another acronym, “Integrative Thinking is a field in Applied Mind Science which was originated by Graham Douglas in 1986. He describes Integrative Thinking as the process of integrating intuition, reason and imagination in a human mind with a view to developing a holistic continuum of strategy, tactics, action, review and evaluation for addressing a problem in any field”.
Pretty much what we do day in and out.
Where do we come from?
Integrative was founded on the island of Curacao (Dutch Caribbean) in 2007. From there Integrative spread out their wings to service her global clients. Now having presence in APAC (Hong Kong and Macau), EMEA and the Americas.
The consultants of Integrative decades of experience in (off shore) IT infrastructure, telecommunications, cloud computing, financial services, reinsurance, hospitality and on-line entertainment. Integrative is a partnership of highly motivated professionals that understand the challenges and opportunities of IT within your business.
The core of Integrative is a close knitted network of globally positioned partners each working as an independent advisor and technology evangelist. Each partner has at least 20 years of experience in his or her field and has developed a broad skillset and strategic vision. The partners are strengthened by an ever growing network of enthusiast associates, all subject matter experts in their particular field of expertise. With this wide variety of resources we can assemble any team for any kind of project in any region of the world.
These teams work closely together with our customers to create solutions that meet business requirements with our famous no-nonsense realistic approach.
What do we do?
If this question had to be answered in one sentence, it would be: “IT Infrastructure, from bricks and mortar up to the application delivery stacks and anything in between”. We help your organization find her way in the maze of today’s technologies to build IT Infrastructure that make business sense, even if that means selling less equipment or services.
Our goal is to deliver real world infrastructure solutions and managing the ‘engineers wet dream’.
Our associates and partners have strong experience in disciplines like systems management, infrastructure optimization, DR and BCS planning and implementation, database optimization, infrastructure design, security and compliance and ITIL operations.
In our project engagements we adhere to TOGAF and PMI/PMBOK methodologies to assure quality and consistency across every deliverable.
Our knowledge domains include virtualization with VMware, HyperV and Openstack, cloud computing and integration, wintel and Linux integration, Microsoft server infrastructure, open storage solutions, converged networks and application frameworks, datacenter server hardware (SuperMicro, HPe and others)
Our services range from IT Strategy and managerial support in the form of virtual CIO and CTO roles to architectural design, security audits, procurement management, project management and delivery services and solutions.
Our mission statement is “because independence matters” as we believe that true solutions are not vendor focused, but standards focused. Therefore we believe in using open-source and non proprietary industry standards and best practices to solve IT puzzles.
So when you need solutions instead of products and results instead of plans, Integrative is the team to hire.
In todays information driven world, the role of the CTO and CIO are more pivotal to the companies performance than ever before. Nevertheless we see that for small businesses only a few can (or will) afford the expense. This is why Integrative provides her clients with the ability to obtain the service and benefits of both a CIO and/or a CTO while effectively sharing these costs with other businesses. In essence, a virtual CIO/CTO
Architecture & design
No house is built without a proper design, for IT infrastructure the same is the case, without a plan the project is destined to fail.
Integrative can help you to translate your business requirements into sound solution and infrastructure designs for your specific needs. As an independent consulting firm we take all available building blocks in to consideration and objectively select the right technologies and vendors to fit the requirements.
Need someone to guide you through the maze of manufacturers, distributors and their sales pitches? Integrative can help you cut through the mist, help you procure and ship all the equipment and licenses necessary to fulfill your projects.
We can economically ship equipment to all (off-shore) locations around the globe using our network of experienced distributors and freight forwarders.
IT Maturity assessment
Where do you stand today with your IT infrastructure and IT organization? A question that might not be as easy to answer as one might think. Integrative can help you find out where you stand today and where you need to go tomorrow. With our IT Maturity Assessment (IMA) service we will use industry best practices to stack your organization against the Infrastructure Optimization Framework (as illustrated below) to determine the state of your IT infrastructure and organization.LEARN MORE
IT Strategy consulting
Today’s IT executives struggle with a wild array of complex issues of a technical and organizational nature. Issues like overcoming the barriers between IT and the business units, maintaining operational stability and keeping compliant with ever evolving standards and regulations. Now, more than ever, strategies are needed that are practical, measurable, and most of all achievable. Integrative offers in-depth expertise and a full spectrum of capabilities to help todays IT leaders tackle their toughest challenges, from strategies to ensure that their IT delivers real value, to new approaches for achieving meaningful IT transformation.
When you need solutions instead of products and results instead of plans, Integrative is the team to hire.Let us know how we can help you today.