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avodaq AG

Success is no fluke

avodaq has been a leading provider of IT communications and infrastructure solutions from 1997 to today. We provide services from our four locations across Germany as well as branches in Singapore and New York. With about 150 highly qualified employees, we generated revenues of over EUR 42 million in 2017.

As a system integrator, avodaq stands for quality, reliability, and superior expertise: We successfully implement projects where others have given up.

We offer our clients qualified services, timely procurement of hardware and software, reliable service, maintenance, and operational services.

avodaq is more than a system integrator, our product portfolio includes training as well as comprehensive change management services. Through these measures, we ensure that our IT solutions can be easily used by our costumer's employees and therefore create real added value. 

From our German offices in Hamburg, Berlin, Frankfurt and Munich, we serve customers in Germany, Europe and North America. Since 2006 we have been in Singapore for our multinational customers. These customers are in the Asian region including Australia and New Zealand and we serve them with the same high quality that our European and North American customers have grown to expect.

Instinct for Success

Our instinct – your success

We have a passion for technology and a unique sense of subtlety. From the wide range of what is available on the IT market, we develop solutions that will assure you maximum success with certified quality.

Meeting a new challenge successfully requires two things: expertise and instinct. We do not immediately adopt every new “innovation” without a critical review. This ensures that our customers gain a genuine benefit.

This is why we invest massively in quality assurance measures. We do not have a single ‘best’, but a team of the best. Young engineers go through an intensive six-month training period before they are carefully introduced to real projects. Our colleagues regularly sit for new tests that certify their development – including the most recognized and most difficult tests for system engineers to become a Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE). We have the highest proportion of high- and highest-level Cisco-certified staff worldwide.

However, the technical implementation of a solution is only one side of the coin. We also work according to certified standards (PRINCE2 and ITIL) in project management and in our service sector. Here too, our specialists take the corresponding exams.

Best Quality

Our Quality. Your Success.

avodaq delivers highest quality: In every project, for every single customer, in the work of each employee - and that since 1997! 

avodaq's aspire is to deliver the highest quality at any time:

The high quality of the performed services is based on the consistent training and further education of system engineers and project managers. New employees in technical departments undergo an intensive training program and are tested according to the latest requirements of high-quality manufacturer tests.

Together with our customers, the various requirements for technology, design and processes are coordinated, defined and then implemented properly and professionally! Our customers confirm the high quality level of our services! Our success and yours in over 20 years!

Engagement

We live the networks

Our commitment to associations is long-term and strategic. This ensures we have strong and important representations in our domestic as well as the growing Far East market.

BITKOM

BITKOM represents the interests of the Germany-based IT industry including political circles and broader society.

The Singaporean-German Chamber of Industry & Commerce

The Singaporean-German Chamber of Industry & Commerce is an important starting point for German companies in Singapore and Southeast Asia, this also being important for our customers. As one of the few exclusive GOLD members, we particularly support the activities of the Chamber.

OAV - German Asia-Pacific Business Association

The community of interests of German companies active in Asia is supported by several key organizations including the Asia Pacific Committee (APA) of the German Economy as well as by the BDI, DIHK, BGA and the Banking Association. The APA unites interests regarding the general economy as well as economic policy in Germany with concerns in this region. 

Münchner Kreis

The Münchner Kreis is the leading independent orientation platform for designers and decision-makers in the digital world. It connects universities, companies and politics on an national and international level.

The Interface Society (ThIS!)

The Interface Society is a digital alliance of business, science and politics that deals with the effects and design possibilities of the digital transformation. It is an independent platform, which encourages the exchange between competence bearers and gives orientating impulses for the future.

Solutions

Smart advice – with smart IT

We rack our brains today to make sure your IT does not leave you with a headache tomorrow. The results are smart solutions individually adapted to your needs and requirements as well as saving resources.

Smart IT

Solutions

Smart solutions – save time, save on communication paths, and save energy

Remote Expert

The remote expert is always there when everyone else has gone home. Through a very high quality video telephony, client and expert come together, building a sense of intimicy and trust across the distance. The expert pitches in – and, using special software can take over the controls of input and output devices at the remote site, such as a desk in an agency or bank, in order to fully serve the client.

Smart City

Cities grow – and so do the challenges facing them. How can scarce resources such as energy and water be managed more efficiently? Or waste products? Smart IT solutions help to answer the big questions of a big city. Finding a parking spot, for example. In some cities today, motorists nearing their destination are guided by the navigation system directly to the nearest parking lot. How smart is this.

Smart Building

Must an IT system in the data center and workplace run at full power at night and on weekends? In a ‘smart’ building, network connections and phones can be switched into energy saving mode as soon the office lights go out. And once many offices are no longer staffed, servers can also be run at reduced performance. In summary, a significant energy saving potential is created. Intelligent buildings: a green investment.

Solutions

IT needs Change Management

Only if people accept and use IT at the workplace can they fully develop its ability to enhance efficiency. Change management motivates individuals and ensures that teams work better together.

Boosting efficiency: easy-to-use communication means are no longer good enough for that. Only together, with actively practiced change management, can the desired effects and a level of cooperation, characterized by greater precision and confidence, be achieved.

Change management requires three steps: Understanding, recognition, and application.
This is precisely the path we go down with our tried and tested methods and means. To master those steps we explain how to use video, telephone, chat and online meetings in the context of your in-company procedures and activities.

This aids colleagues in a team to create the change together – and to fully exploit the strengths of their new communication solution.

Every now and then the well known ‘kick’ is needed to get it up and running – but then it runs like clockwork!

IT architecture

Take advantage of coordinated designs and expert know-how

Cisco ONE Enterprise Networks

The Cisco Open Network Environment (ONE) Enterprise Networks Architecture extends the SDN concept through comprehensive transparency for the physical and virtual infrastructure. Using the Cisco Application Policy Infrastructure Controller (APIC) Enterprise Module creates an infrastructure in both branch offices and headquarters that is open, fully programmable, and more automated. Applications and networks recognize each other.

Cisco Unified Data Center

The Cisco Unified Data Center improves the efficiency of data centers by merging computing, storage, network, virtualization, and management on a single platform. This simplifies operation and increases flexibility – two crucial aspects of IT-as-a-service and cloud computing.

Cisco Collaboration architecture

Unlike in purely technical architectures, the Cisco Collaboration Architecture involves the end user and the specific local circumstances. The work at the desk, an appointment with colleagues by video conference, or taking part in an online meeting are fundamental parameters of a collaboration architecture. A first class foundation consisting of typical IT infrastructure is brought into line with modern communication technology applications.

Data-Center

The heart of IT service generation and data storage

Server

The IT generator. ‘Virtualized’ today means that an element of hardware carries many servers. The server is only a logical unit with an operating system hooked up to a data center network somewhere.

High Density Switching

To shift a lot of data in a very short time one needs high bandwidth, reliability, interface flexibility and an eye on the cabling costs.

Storage

In data processing, memory is fundamental to the entire operation as a backup, as a fast medium for saving or retrieving information, or for the highest requirements in real-time processing.

Data Center Management

The regulation of "the orderly business cycle": Routines, provisioning, monitoring and lifecycle-management.

Hypervisor

The heart of a virtualized data center, here virtual machines (servers) are created, managed, orchestrated and separated logically from the hardware.

Desktop and application virtualization

The separation of the application from the client's hardware and operating system allows flexible handling with the application – when one is connected.

Networks

The optimal infrastructure for your data transport

LAN

A LAN is based on the Ethernet transmission standard, which serves for the transmission of IP packets in the network. Switches and routers are the switching units for all kinds of data.

WLAN

The speeds in the WLAN significantly increase with almost every other generation of end device. The WLAN infrastructures must grow with them and become more intelligent.

WAN

WANs are the long-distance routes in the corporate network and are mapped by the service provider. For WAN customers, the WAN is an exclusive medium for their own purposes.

Internet

Everyone under the same conditions uses the central medium for data transfer. However, it requires sophisticated security measures that protect against threats.

Virtual Private Networks

Virtual Private Networks (VPN) provide a secure channel through a public network by using encryption technology. This is essential for mobile users.

Service Provider Grade Networks

Service provider networks aggregate the traffic of the entire clientele in the access layer, transport it over the backbone structures and distribute it further to neighboring service providers.

Solutions

Collaboration needs exchange

Success is not a solo affair; it is the work of a community. Collaboration aims to improve cooperation within the team to keep technical possibilities of “how-where-what and always keeping communications open".

Our collaboration solutions consist of different combinable modules, such as telephone, chat, video, etc. They function reliably and are easy to use. With active change management we introduce the devices and applications to colleagues. We explain the benefits and show the combination of work and technology using practical examples.

Is a phone still even a phone? Yes and no. The technology, which the user needs not see or even grasp, is Voice over IP (VoIP) with a telephone system, which is implemented as software on a server in the data center. Since the late 1990s it has almost completely replaced classic ISDN or analog technology, in only 15 years.

The evolution in the end-device market continues: with smartphones, softphones, tablet-computer-phones and video phones. Concepts such as Bring Your Own device (BYOD) are already going in another direction.

Collaboration needs exchange
Better collaboration with the right combination of tools

Solutions

Security Creates Trust.

Security. An indispensable part of information technology and at the same time an issue that is obviously on the upswing. We can protect your IT against unauthorized access.

Security gaps threaten the functionality of the IT infrastructure, jeopardize the smooth operation and open the doors for extortion. They can even undermine the existence of entire companies.

IT security requires several steps: Recognizing and understanding, identifying and evaluating current protective measures, and of course applying them consistently. We advise you on the technical side and can help you create awareness of threats among your employees. IT security is enterprise security and goes far beyond the technical components. Knowing the dangers, we can plan a security concept that is tailored to your company together with you, and implement the results with the help of our experts. IT security is and will continue to be the key factor in the advancing digitalization process.

IT Security

Solutions

Being able to do more creates added value

With avodaq you will find not only a broad spectrum of project services. We also deliver hard- and software components worldwide and, using change management, we win acceptance for new solutions.

We start working earlier, so that we can put in a longer working day on your behalf. Our service starts before the implementation, with the procurement. And after implementation, we worry about the most sensitive interface of them all: with people. To be more precise, we worry about your employees. Our personal attentiveness helps us break down barriers and get your IT “out on the road", this bringing in added value more quickly.

Our service range

At the end, what counts is what we do for you

Consulting

Our core competence is as an experienced expert in communication technologies.


Design and architecture

Cross-system expertise is the basis for coordinated solutions.
Looking beyond the actual scope of the project and recognizing the next issues is extremely important.


Procurement and supply

Rapid and coordinated deliveries are at the heart of project success. We deliver our products to customers worldwide.


Planning and Projectmanagement

Our project managers work consistently according to PRINCE2 (PRojects IN controlled environments).


Implementation

With our experienced teamwork, installing and implementing various systems poses no problem for us. Certified knowledge can be tapped into at any time and ensures quality.


Acceptance and delivery

Diligence is paramount: We familiarize your department with the new technology and introduce you to it properly.

Change Management

We get your staff ready. Bringing company employees up to speed is the most important discipline after the technical handover. The objective: The users should make the new opportunities a part of their everyday work.


Operation

The administration: reliable, flexible, agile. From the avodaq Service Center (ASC) or on-site, we support you in all aspects of the administration.


Maintenance and service

Our ASC helps our customers around the clock 365 days a year and secures operations in the event of a breakdown. The manufacturer support center can be directly involved at any time.


Optimization

Regular review of the requirements for the existing level of performance of the installed solutions, alignment with market developments.


Training

Imparting tried and tested expertise: avodaq has been one of the most experienced training providers since 1997.

Services

Better help – and faster

We’re here for you in the avodaq Service Center (ASC), with our large team of specialists. For all IT issues that may come up after successful completion of the project, 365 days a year. We have flexible support models for individual customer requirements.

3rd Level Support/Helpdesk

Our customers operate their systems on their own. Only occasionally do they want to discuss complex questions with an expert or get a second opinion.
If a fault occurs or the support of the device manufacturer is needed, our system engineers trained in service processes step into the picture.

Operation

We take over responsibility for small sections or entire units of the IT infrastructure. This helps us seamlessly adapt the standards and processes of our customers, as if we were part of the internal IT organization.

Managed Service

Our customers determine their own manufacturing depth and cover the outstanding demand individually and according to consumption. We provide IT services right from the “power point" and submit our accounts based on a desired model.

What's new?

News

News

21.06.2018

all avodaq day 2018

Last week, all employees went to Schloss Auerbach, where we celebrated the "all avodaq day" together, hosted this year by the Frankfurt branch. A great day with funny games, good food and lots of fun! Thank you!

View from castle Auerbach
View from castle Auerbach
avodaq employees at the all avodaq day 2018
avodaq employees at the all avodaq day 2018

18.06.2018

avodaq opening Cologne

Exciting lectures, good food fresh from the grill and football - what a successful opening ceremony of our new location in Cologne! Thanks to everyone who celebrated with us! A good start for our colleagues in the West at Waidmarkt 11!

Speaker of the avodaq opening ceremony
Speaker of the avodaq opening ceremony
avodaq employees at the all avodaq day 2018
avodaq employees at the all avodaq day 2018

14.05.2018

avodaq at the Velothon 2018

The Velothon in Berlin was the prelude to our sports events this summer. Congratulations Andreas & Sebastian.

avodaq participants at the Velothon in Berlin
avodaq participants at the Velothon in Berlin

02.05.2018

Cisco Lifecycle Practice Award 2018

At the Cisco Collaboration Summit 2018 in Arizona, avodaq received the Lifecycle Practice Award! We are very pleased that our work in the Change department is not only very well received by our customers. Thank you Cisco for this great award!

Cisco Collaboration Summit 2018 Award Ceremony
Cisco Collaboration Summit 2018 Award Ceremony

26.04.2018

What`s New? avodaq Breakfast Club in Munich

Our colleagues in Munich met last Thursday for the avodaq Breakfast Club to exchange information about the Cisco updates of the Collaboration Summit in Arizona. During a healthy breakfast, our guests used the time to discuss the progression of the new tools in WebEx environment.

avodaq colleagues at the Breakfast Club in Munich
avodaq colleagues at the Breakfast Club in Munich
Healthy breakfast
Healthy breakfast

26.04.2018

Girls Day 2018 under the motto "Girls just want to have WLAN"

avodaq Germany is taking part at the “Girls Day 2018” today.  Our motto: „Girls just want to have WLAN“. Some colleagues introduce themselves and their daily work before the girls get to work and configure a WLAN together. Good to see that so many young ladies are interested in the IT industry and we can show them that this industry is not just for men!

avodaq tickler for Girls`Day
avodaq tickler for Girls`Day
Participants of the avodaq Girls` Day 2018
Participants of the avodaq Girls` Day 2018

17.04.2017

ConhIT 2018 in Berlin!

The Cisco Connected Health Community is present at the ConhIT from 17. to 19. April 2018 in Berlin. As an official Cisco partner, we take part at this international industry meeting for healthcare IT! More than 500 exhibitors from 20 nations demonstrate the ongoing networking in the healthcare sector on their exhibition areas.We will show an exciting innovation at the Cisco Connected Health Partner booth (Hall 4.2, E101)! We are looking forward to welcome you!

avodaq at the conhIT in Berlin!
avodaq at the conhIT in Berlin!

19.02.2018

Jannik goes Singapore

Our trainee Jannik currently spends 6 months in the avodaq office Singapore. He works at a project for a large school which will be equipped with complete IT infrastructure. In his spare time he likes to wakeboard or relish a drink in one of the numerous rooftop bars. Before returning home, he enjoys the sun for a few more weeks travelling through Southeast Asia. We wish him lots of fun and unforgettable experiences!

Trainee Jannik wakeboarding
Trainee Jannik wakeboarding
avodaq colleagues in Singapore
avodaq colleagues in Singapore

05.02.2018

avodaq Security - Event

In January, we launched a series of security events designed to raise awareness of the advancing industrialization of hacking. In addition to the protecting Cisco architecture, our Change department also provides employee awareness training. The event took place at the ADAC driving safety center in Lüneburg. After the informative lectures and a stimulating exchange, we went together on the test track.

Participants of the avodaq security event
Participants of the avodaq security event
Car on the test track in Lüneburg
Car on the test track in Lüneburg

29.01.2018

avodaq “Cisco Premier Partner of the Year”- Singapore

Our team in Singapore has been rewarded for its excellent work over the last year. In the name of Cisco Singapore Kheng Tay, General Manager, presented the award to our CEO Andreas Kusch. We are happy to expand our long term relationship with Cisco Systems in Singapore. Together we are looking forward to a successful future.

avodaq employees at the award show
avodaq employees at the award show

10.11.2017

Update on Trainee Program

Time flies. It has been already a month since our trainees became part of the avodaq family. Everyone has settled in Frankfurt where they share apartments and test various Äppelwoiwirtschaften together. It is nice to hear that the guys are inspired by the great team spirit at avodaq. Currently they are in the theoretical part of their training, this runs until mid-January 2018. Thereafter, the six trainees will spread to our branches in whole Germany. The boys are looking forward to everything that is yet to come and are eager to get started on working with new technologies in the next step.

Trainees at work
avodaq trainees at work
Trainees at work
Focused on the subject

08.11.2017

avodaq: Now also in Stuttgart

As of October 1, our clients can now visit us at the City Plaza Stuttgart! The opening was celebrated yesterday in the VIP lounge at the Mercedes-Benz Arena. After the lectures by Cisco and avodaq experts on the topics Cisco SD-WAN, HyperFlex, and communication in the future, there was a tour of the arena, following the footsteps of Joachim Löw and others.

avodaq Senior Consultant Data Center gives a lecture on HyperFlex
avodaq Senior Consultant Data Center gives a lecture on HyperFlex
avodaq’s clients and employees visit the Mercedes-Benz Arena in Stuttgart
avodaq’s clients and employees visit the Mercedes-Benz Arena in Stuttgart

02.11.2017

avodaq Honored at the Cisco Partner Summit 2017

Once a year, all Cisco partners come together at the Cisco Partner Summit to discuss the digital future of their mutual clients. Of course, avodaq was there again, this year in Dallas. And we received three awards: We were awarded Cloud Builder Partner and Lifecycle Management Partner of the Year (for Germany and EMEAR). These recognize our work practices and achievements in Cloud Building and Lifecycle Management. We would like to thank the entire avodaq team and Cisco for the successful cooperation.

avodaq is awarded Cloud Builder Partner and Lifecycle Management Partner of the Year
avodaq is awarded Cloud Builder Partner and Lifecycle Management Partner of the Year
Chuck Robbins kicks off the Partner Summit in Dallas
Chuck Robbins kicks off the Partner Summit in Dallas

26.10.2017

avodaq Networkers Day in Frankfurt

CUCM, Spark, hybrid cloud and security. Our Networkers Day yesterday was all about unified communications in regard to security. Our technical experts presented new data center applications relating to the German data protection and how the consultants can benefit from the new technologies in their daily business. At this yearly event avodaq and Cisco welcome top consultants out of the branch to support the exchange between manufacturer, system integrator and the consultants.

Participants of the Networkers Day for Top-Consultants in Frankfurt
Participants of the Networkers Day for top consultants in Frankfurt

06.10.2017

avodaq Trainee Program Starts in Frankfurt

This week saw the start of the year's avodaq trainee program. On Monday, we welcomed six new colleagues in our Frankfurt office. After they were officially welcomed, they received a first introduction in general topics. The theoretical part of the training will be completed within the next three and a half months in Frankfurt, followed by the practical part in the respective branch offices. The versatile professional workshops are carried out by internal experts of various specializations, some of whom themselves once started as trainees at avodaq. We are looking forward to the team's growth and wish our new colleagues a great start!

Group picture of new avodaq Trainees
The new avodaq trainees on their first day in Frankfurt

07.07.2017

Service Delivery Management Team Accompanies Clients into the Future of IT Solutions

Changed requirements and the further development of technical solutions are increasingly challenging the IT departments of companies. avodaq’s Service Delivery Management Team helps our customers meet these challenges. In a recent workshop on Starnberger See, the participation in the change process for IT solutions was the central topic: The team would like to support our clients in the future through active support and optimization proposals. The colleagues intensively discussed solutions in the field of managed services as well as private/hybrid cloud solutions and how the added value of these solutions can be used in a wide variety of scenarios. The goal? End user satisfaction!

Managed services and private/hybrid cloud solutions were key issues
Managed services and private/hybrid cloud solutions were key issues
The Service Delivery Management Team
The Service Delivery Management Team

19.06.2017

avodaq Starting at the Velothon Berlin

Yesterday, the Velothon Berlin marked another sporty highlight for avodaq. In the tenth anniversary of the cycling race, some 11,000 amateur cyclists took part in the race to prove themselves on tracks over 60, 120 or 180 kilometers. avodaq did not participate with the full team, but the participation paid off in any case. The atmosphere and the circuit were great and we are already looking forward to the Cyclassics in Hamburg.

Team avodaq
Team avodaq
The Velothon took place before a great backdrop
The Velothon took place before a great backdrop

15.06.2017

avodaq obtains accreditation as Master Cloud Builder

It's official: As of yesterday, avodaq is Cisco Master Cloud Builder partner! This highest certification, which is based on the classical gold partner, is extremely demanding and complex. Only very few IT companies dare to meet this challenge. Next to avodaq, there are only three partners in Germany who have achieved this status. avodaq CEO Andreas Kusch is enthusiastic about the great team performance and said: "We have learned a lot and we have established processes and expertise within the company." The future of the data center lies in the hybrid cloud architecture. As a Master Cloud Builder, we have proven and certified the expertise that our customers can expect and further strengthens our long-term partnership with Cisco.

Master Cloud Builder Logo

16.05.2017

Current Awards: EMEAR Customer Success Award & Enghouse Partner of the Year

Last week saw the first “Adoption Event & Workshop”, an event for Cisco  and Cisco partners to exchange views on customer success. As a partner, we have successfully complemented our role as a classical system integrator with the department CHANGE for five years now and therefore we have a strong focus on user adoption. Hence, we, of course, took part in the event. Johanna Ahrens, Business Development Manager and Head of the CHANGE division at avodaq, shared her experiences in a panel discussion titled “Talking Customer Success” and also accepted the EMEAR Customer Success Award 2017 for avodaq. The award recognizes the good client evaluations regarding the achievement of our clients’ business goals and strategic objectives.

In addition, avodaq was honored as the Enghouse Interactive Partner of the Year .

Talking Customer Success: Panel discussion at the Cisco Adoption Event
Talking Customer Success: Panel discussion at the Cisco Adoption Event
Johanna Ahrens receives the award from Brian Hackett, Cisco EMEAR
Johanna Ahrens receives the award from Brian Hackett, Cisco EMEAR

11.05.2017

First Sporting Highlight 2017: B2Run Hamburg

The first sporting highlight this year was the B2Run in Hamburg. The runners were looking forward to bright sunshine and a nice track through the Hamburg Volkspark and the results are impressive. Next, we will participate in the Velothon Berlin and the B2Run Munich. And then there's the Cyclassics, too. A competitive year for avodaq!

Team avodaq: the line-up is not quite complete yet
Team avodaq: the line-up is not quite complete yet
Winner photo after a successful run: this time the team is complete
Winner photo after a successful run: this time the team is complete

News

27.04.2017

avodaq Supports Girl’s and Boy’s Day

On today’s Girl’s and Boy’s Day, we had interested pupils visiting our Berlin and Hamburg offices. In Hamburg, Lian looked over the shoulders of our staff and got an impression of what the individual departments at avodaq do. Lian is an 11-year-old 6th grader. He would like to become a palaeontologist, but after today he could also imagine working with avodaq. We are pleased to give curious children the opportunity to get an insight into our future-oriented IT industry. Maybe they will be our future colleagues!

Lian visits the Hamburg avodaq office
Lian visits the Hamburg avodaq office
The staff is happy about Lian's visit
The staff is happy about Lian's visit

25.04.2017

Video Collaboration and the Future of Work

At the workshop “Video Collaboration Today and Tomorrow — Solutions by Market Leaders” organized by avodaq partner PIK AG, today the latest milestones in the field of video conferencing are presented. Our Berlin-based colleagues are there to show how Cisco's workplace communication is changing. The talk by our Cloud Business Consultant Sebastian Bonk, “Real-Time Communication and the Future of Work” attracted a lot of interest from around 80 participants. We showed live on the Spark Board what the future of work might actually look like using video collaboration tools. Many thanks to PIK AG, to Cisco and to everyone involved.

avodaq presents “Real-Time Communication and the Future of Work”
avodaq presents “Real-Time Communication and the Future of Work”
Workshop “Video Collaboration Today and Tomorrow — Solutions by Market Leaders”
Workshop “Video Collaboration Today and Tomorrow — Solutions by Market Leaders”

29.03.2017

Showtime! The New avodaq Image Movie

Everyone at avodaq lives the premise “Instinct for Success”, we know how to drive change! Our highly qualified employees ensure that we always reach or even exceed the goals set by and for our customers. We achieve this with a strong team and love what we do. For us, it is all about the people! For our new image movie, we consciously forewent professional actors and left the stage to our avodaq staff.

24.03.2017

How Digitization Influences Recruitment Processes in Asia

“How can digital working environments improve talent recruitment from Asia for German enterprises?” — This was the topic at today's panel discussion at the “Talent Pool Asia” event, where avodaq CEO Andreas Kusch took part and talked about his experience. The conclusion was that it is not just about the perfect technical prerequisites. The successful creation of international teams requires an understanding of each of the cultures involved. Change begins with ourselves. This year, Google Germany GmbH also supported the event series, which was first initiated in 2014 by the OAV — German Asia-Pacific Business Association and the Chamber of Commerce.

How can digital working environments enhance talent recruitment from Asia for German enterprises?
How can digital working environments enhance talent recruitment from Asia for German enterprises?
The participants of the panel discussion
The participants of the panel discussion

14.02.2017

avodaq Sponsor of the "Formula 1 in Schools" Technology Competition

On 11th  February 2017, the state final of the  "Formula 1 in Schools"  technology competition was held in the German city of Hamburg. The GhostRacers team (from the Matthias-Claudius-Gymnasium advanced secondary school) sponsored by avodaq was able to impress the jury and achieve third place in the Junior category. The team was also presented with a special award for the Best Junior Stand! The competition requires participants to use state-of-the-art technology to develop miniature Formula 1 racing cars, for example by producing some vehicle components on 3D printers. It provides school pupils with an insight into the fields of product development, technology and science and introduces them to the different career paths available in the world of technology. We place a special focus on supporting the further education and training of young talents in the classic STEM subjects and are therefore extremely pleased with both this initiative and our team's excellent achievement!

The GhostRacers team tells the jury all about its stand
The GhostRacers team tells the jury all about its stand.
Miniature Formula 1 racing cars
Miniature Formula 1 racing cars

06.01.2017

The Refugee First Response Center (RFRC) wins the Aspirin Social Innovation Award

The year 2016 came to a close with excellent news for avodaq: the RFRC  project was able to impress the jury and be crowned as a winner of the Aspirin Social Innovation Award 2016  2016! The RFRC is a mobile medical practice that uses state-of-the-art video technology to offer live interpreting services in over 50 languages in order to assist treatment procedures. 10 RFRC containers have been funded by the Dorit and Alexander Otto Foundation and installed at different refugee reception centres in the German city of Hamburg. The container concept was developed and implemented by a team comprised of Cisco Systems, avodaq, the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf (UKE), the German Red Cross (DRK), the video interpreting company SAVD and the media and event company MLOVE in response to the influx of refugees entering Germany in 2015. The RFRC impressed the jury as an outstanding social innovation in the field of health and nutrition on a global level. We are delighted to be a part of this excellent project.

Aspirin Social Innovation Award
RFRC project wins Aspirin Social Innovation Award

02.12.2016

avodaq Presented with the Marketing Sales Excellence Award

2016 was a successful year for the company avodaq AG, especially in the small and medium-sized business sector, in which we were able to launch a multitude of innovative projects. Our strong partnership with Cisco has now been presented with the Marketing Sales Excellence Award within the scope of the Cisco Winner's Circle. The Winner's Circle is an exclusive community of selected Cisco partners and offers us a wonderful opportunity to exchange ideas and experiences with other partner companies and receive exclusive insights into the developments taking place at Cisco.

We look forward to our continued cooperation and many exciting projects with Cisco in 2017.

Johanna Ahrens with Award
Johanna Ahrens (avodaq) with Milo Schacher, Dirk Blickberndt and John Donovan from Cisco

07.11.2016

Asia Pacific Conference in Hong Kong Confirms Good Outlook for German Companies

After the Cisco Partner Summit in San Francisco, our CEO Andreas Kusch participated in the Asia Pacific Conference of the German economy in Hong Kong, which takes place every two years. The German Business Secretary Sigmar Gabriel welcomed more than one thousand representatives of renowned German companies that are active in Asia. The various panel discussions and lectures reflected the current events in the region. Most of the participants were very confident in terms of the business prospects, based on the steady growth of China and the good development of the ASEAN States. avodaq has been represented with an own subsidiary in Singapore since the beginning of 2006. Since the end of 2015, we have also expanded our engagement to the Philippines.

Andreas Kusch and Wolfgang Niedermark
Andreas Kusch and Wolfgang Niedermark, CEO of AHK Hong Kong
Panel discussion at Asia-Pacific Conference in Hong Kong
Panel discussion at Asia-Pacific Conference

04.11.2016

Cisco Partner Summit puts Customer Success at the Center of Attention

This week, our CEO Andreas Kusch and Johanna Ahrens, manager of the Change Management department, attended the Cisco Partner Summit in San Francisco and have gathered exciting impressions. This year Cisco emphasized the benefit for the customer, the customer success which arises from the implementation of various IT architectures, and made it the central subject. In the future, the customers will be advised even more intensively to utilize the full range of functions of their Cisco solutions. avodaq has already been doing this for 4 years and thus, is regarded as a forerunner among the Cisco partners.

Auditorium at Cisco Partner Summit 2016
Skyline of San Francisco

27.09.2016

The Power of Connection

In the past the Refugee First Response Center ( RFRC ) has already been in the spotlight of media attention. We are proud to be a part of this collective project and effort and together with Cisco Germany, the DRK Kreisverband Hamburg Altona und Mitte e.V., the UKE-Universitätsklinikum Hamburg Eppendorf and MLOVE have achieved something this great. Now there is an impressive  documentary  about the RFRC. Thanks to the  Dorit und Alexander Otto Stiftung  for the support of the project and to Mirko Bass and all the involved participants for the joint work and the great film.

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12.09.2016

27th International Alsterlauf - avodaq Finished Strong!

Yesterday, on September 11th , accompanied by beautiful summer weather, we were yet again able to experience another sporting highlight in the history of avodaq: the 27. International Alsterlauf! Together with 4.700 runners and 726 participants of the German championships and seniors championships, 3 colleagues took their places on the starting line and all completed the 10 km effortlessly - of course with an Instinct for Success.

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09.09.2016

avodaq & Friends Attend the Cyclassics Event for the 10th Time

Following the tradition of the last years, in 2016 avodaq participated again in the annual Cyclassics event. For the 10th time a motivated group made up of a total of 20 colleagues and friends came together to form this year’s team. The majority decided in favour of the 55 / 60 km track, three participants of our team even conquered the long track of 100 km.

Together with a total of 20,000 hobby cyclists as well as 160 professionals, our athletes came together on Sunday morning in Hamburg’s city centre to produce an exciting and successful race. We are proud of our colleagues and already looking forward to the Cyclassics 2017.

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24.08.2016

Trainee Program for System Engineers will Start this September in Frankfurt

After the selection procedure has been finished, our participants for the 2016 avodaq trainee program are fixed. Starting for our seven trainees will be the beginning of September. In the four months there will be a variety of technical workshops to establish a necessary foundation to build on.

A mixture of the fixed framework in combination with individually chosen tasks – including two weeks’ worth self-study – will offer exciting challenges for both trainees and coaches. The first milestone for all participants will be the „CCNA Routing & Switching“ exam at the end of September.

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01.10.2015

Simplify Your IT - Our New Partner simpliVity is on a Mission

Since October we offer the solutions OmniStack and OmniCube of simpliVity. Besides computing power and data storage, they provide all important infrastructure services, such as virtualization, servers, storage, backup and WAN optimization and cloud gateway supply. With the simpliVity-appliances the IT infrastructure is simplified in the datacenter and reduces acquisition costs as well as operating expenses. Typical applications are consolidations of data centers, high-availability scenarios and the implementation of field offices concepts. Efficient, flexible, scalable, cost-effective.

Our certified engineers will support you, even with your most complex projects. Please contact us for more information.

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What's next?

Megatrends Cloud - IT Industry 4.0 Automation

Megatrends

Change equals chance?

Change is constant in the IT world, but not every change brings the promised benefits. It is the most relevant changes that must be identified and quickly made use of for the benefit of the customer.

Megatrends have a considerable impact on the world we live in. Almost always, they are related to the developments in the IT industry. Our expertise and what we do make us more than just an attentive observer of these developments.

Our tasks include comprehending the changes in detail and advising our clients on impacts and measures. Here it is often down to instinct, a sense for where the wind is blowing, which helps us realize what impact the changes will bring. Currently we are focusing on three areas of development: IT Cloud as a service, Industry 4.0, and Bring Your Own device.

Cloud – IT as a service

Mobilize your IT

The “Cloudisation" of IT has changed how we do things, and it has affected the IT infrastructure as well. The variety of offers accessible over the Internet that can be called up on mobile devices poses growing challenges to the IT sector.

From the point of view of the end device, the origin of an IT service can no longer be recognized by the user. Quite naturally the user takes advantage of its data and applications, apparently from “the cloud”, as and when he wishes. For him, the only thing that matters, is that everything can be accessed quickly when and where it is required. For IT, that means increasing agility and flexibility – while steadily lowering costs.

The technical possibilities are immense: Server and client virtualization, broadband Internet access, location-independent data center architectures, laptops, tablets and smartphones, HTML portals and social media. All of these making rapid inroads into today's enterprise IT and changing the demands in this area.
Frequent vocabulary that comes up in the forums and discussions – such as public-, private-, trusted-, German-, inter-, and hybrid-clouds – makes it difficult to gain an overview. Which is important? Which is correct? We discuss with our customers the benefits of a cloud solution for their business and advise them on what cloud structures could be used.

Industry 4.0

The revolution in production

Many experts believe we are standing on the threshold of a new industrial revolution. IT and the Internet allow a new, highly flexible, high-volume production with a strong customization of products.

German Chancellor Merkel has recognized this: "It is important that we build on the ‘Industry 4.0’ platform." IT is the basic prerequisite for that, for automating processes and procedures in the Internet of things to a new level of quality. Self-optimization, self-configuration and self-diagnostics are features of a development that demonstrate how intelligent the production of tomorrow will be.

We at avodaq have grasped the possibilities inherent in Industry 4.0 from very early on and are prepared to advise our customers comprehensively from the IT perspective.

Bring your own device

My IT is your IT

If IT pleases those who use it and rely on it, then it’s successful. This success is demonstrated by a growing number of intensive IT-users. Companies are also seeing staff bringing their own devices to the workplace – what risks and opportunities does this bring?

Convenient shopping around the clock in online stores, finding answers from an infinite wealth of information with a single click, keeping up social contacts in the private network – people have grown accustomed to using IT anytime, anywhere, comfortably and easily. And so they bring their "private IT solution" to their workplaces as well, because they don’t want to miss out on how useful they are.

From the perspective of the employer, work done on the private end-unit naturally seems practical and efficient. But thinking of it in terms of cost alone is a bit shortsighted: Companies need to develop strategies which weigh up the resulting risks and opportunities.

avodaq gives advice to companies and develops solutions that are sensible while simultaneously offering security.

It's not lonely at the top

Partner

Our partners

A’s work with A’s

We set store by the highest quality, sustainable service, and continuous and long-term innovations. We therefore rely for our solutions on products and architectures from the world's leading manufacturers.

Our Partners

Cisco Systems
Our focus lies on the systems from Cisco systems. The pillars are the technology fields of Enterprise Networks, Data Centers, Collaboration, Security and Smart Solutions.

Microsoft
Microsoft is a key partner in operating systems, Hypervisor, Email, Directory, Network and Collaboration Services.

Riverbed
Riverbed excels in excellent solutions for accelerating and securing critical connections in Wide Area Networks.

More partners

Our partners

The biggest, plus the biggest in their field

VMware
VMware is the global leader in virtualization solutions in the data center and on the end device.

Netapp
NetApp provides outstanding systems in the Data Center storage area.

EMC²
EMC² provides outstanding systems in the Data Center storage section.

HP
HP creates innovative IT infrastructures, data centers and industry 4.0 solutions for today's businesses.

Derdack
Derdack provides modern alarm systems for quick help in critical situations.

Sikom
Sikom is a leading German manufacturer of sophisticated call center software.

Bucher & Suter
Bucher&Suter is supplier of special software and expertise for dealing with complex challenges in the call center environment.

JDM Software
JDM software with the Peter Connects product offers a very widespread solution for a central telephone exchange.

Simplivity
Simplivity simplifies your IT infrastructure with hyperconverted solutions in data centers and provides features such as backup and WAN optimization.

Veeam
Veeam provides world-class backup and recovery software for storage management.

Enghouse (Andtek)
Enghouse (Andtek) has recognized and highly regarded functional extensions for the Cisco telephony solutions.

Jabra
Jabra offers high-quality headsets that have become an indispensable feature of the workplace.

Plantronics
Plantronics offers high-quality headsets that have become an indispensable feature of the workplace.

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Jobs

Do you have the right instinct?

 

We are looking for new colleagues with the instinct for success, to develop new solutions for our customers. Can you help us to be even more successful?

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  • Fitness First Company Membership
  • Flexible Working
  • Flat Hierarchies
  • Homeoffice possible

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Hamburg

avodaq AG
Wendenstr. 21b
20097 Hamburg
Germany

Tel. +49 40 41 32 67 0
Fax. +49 40 41 32 67 129

info@avodaq.com

Frankfurt

avodaq AG
Hanauer Landstr. 126-128
60314 Frankfurt
Germany

Tel. +49 69 50 50 77 800
Fax. +49 69 50 50 77 809

info@avodaq.com

Munich

avodaq AG
Landsberger Straße 290
80687 Munich
Germany

Tel. +49 89 44 23 25 0
Fax. +49 89 44 23 25 440

info@avodaq.com

Berlin

avodaq AG
Hohenzollerndamm 183
10713 Berlin
Germany

Tel. +49 30 72 61 61 700
Fax. +49 30 72 61 61 709

info@avodaq.com

Stuttgart

avodaq AG
Rotebühlplatz 23
70178 Stuttgart
Germany

Tel.  +49 711 49058 900
Fax. +49 711 49058 909

info@avodaq.com

Cologne

avodaq AG
Waidmarkt 11
50676 Cologne
Germany

Tel.  +49 221 650 366 900
Fax. +49 221 650 366 909

info@avodaq.com

New York

avodaq Inc.
80 Pine Street, Floor 24
New York, NY 10005

Tel. +1 (212) 752-3164
Fax. +1 (646) 405-1027

info@avodaq.com

Singapore

avodaq Pte. Ltd.
2 International Business Park
#12-03/04 Tower 1 The Strategy
Singapore 609930

Tel: +65 6817 34 01
Fax: +65 6817 34 02

info@avodaq.com

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Contact information:

avodaq AG
Office Hamburg
Wendenstr. 21b
20097 Hamburg
Germany
Phone: +49 40 41 32 67 0
Fax: +49 40 41 32 67 129

https://www.avodaq.com
info@avodaq.com

CEO:

Andreas Kusch

Chairman of the supervisory board:

Klaus Genssen

Amtsgericht München

Handelsregister 136037
VAT Tax ID.: DE 18 66 66 144
Tax Nr: 143/100/02195

Further material

Image Sources: avodaq AG and shutterstock.com

Technical implementation

Jonas Hamm, www.jonashamm.de