March 1998 | ICT express train
The computer has become an indispensable work tool, internet use is growing explosively and we can hardly keep up with the rapid pace of technological advancement. Michiel van Joolen sees opportunities and decides to jump on board of the ICT express train: SET ICT is born.
1998 | Home build
Michiel sells hardware to companies from a tiny office in the Rivierenbuurt in Amsterdam. Together with this wife Barbara he assembles the computers himself.
August 1999 | Business Marriage
Next to hardware, the demand for technical support is growing. Michiel is an expert on sales, but not on technique. Therefore he joins forces with technical partner Thijs Bouvy. The beginning of a beautiful business marriage.
Oktober 1999 | First employee
Thijs’ technical knowhow turns out to be a great addition to Michiels commercial talent. SET ICT is growing and in October 1999 Michiel and Thijs hire their first employee.
1 January 2000 | Moving
The office located in the Rivierenbuurt is becoming too small, time for the next step: SET ICT moves to the Johan Siegerstraat 18 in Amsterdam.
2000 | Millennium
SET ICT kicks off the new millennium in style with a huge assignment for asset manager Bouwinvest. This major customer forms the foundation for further growth of SET ICT. To this day SET ICT supports Bouwinvest with smart ICT-solutions and expert advice.
2002 | Fire truck
In the beginning of 2000 remote support is still far from reality. The technical employees of SET ICT regularly have to get on the road to put out fires. Is your computer not working? SET ICT is on its way. Printer broke? SET ICT is already in the car, jokingly referred to by colleagues as ‘the fire truck’.
2003 | Wireless revolution
Wireless internet has arrived. SET ICT responds to the wireless revolution by establishing SET Wireleless under the leadership of Bob Kok. It turns out to be a smart move. Within a year SET Wireless employs 17 people for customers like Van der Valk and KPN Hotspots.
2004 | To the neighbours
SET ICT is bursting at the seams and after four years also the office at the Johan Siegerstraat 18 is too small. An opportunity occurs when a bigger office in the same street becomes available. SET ICT moves to the current address: Johan Siegerstraat 20. The company now employs 10 people.
june 2004 | Focus on service
The ICT world is a lot more complex and companies are becoming more and more dependent on ICT services. For SET ICT this is the moment to shift focus from hardware and reparation to service: SET ICT Services is a fact. As one of the first ICT service providers in the Netherlands Michiel and Thijs introduce ‘Managed Services’. From the helpdesk technical staff offers monitoring and remote management. Goodbye fire truck, hello proactive management.
1 july 2005 | One-stop-shopping
Customers are looking for a service provider who can answer all their ICT questions. In line with the focus on service, SET ICT Services expands her portfolio with telecom services. With the establishment of SET Telecom, SET ICT Services offers customers the complete package.
2007 | Everybody draadloos
Everybody in the Netherlands is wireless and the demand for hotspots declines. The company decides to merge SET Wireless with SET Telecom.
2008 | Virtualisation
A revolution in the ICT world: virtualization. Thanks to this technique it is possible to run multiple operating systems and applications on a single server. SET ICT Services embraces the revolutionary technique and helps customer to reduce expenses while boosting efficiency.
2010 | Financial structure
SET ICT Services keeps on growing and more financial structure is no mere luxury. Michiel and Thijs can use some help in this department and bring a third partner on board. Feico van der Meij strengthens the team with his financial knowledge and experience.
february 2010 | van 5 naar 300 medewerkers
The phone rings: the Russian telco VimpelCom. They are opening an office in the Netherlands and need hardware for no more than five people. A piece of cake for SET ICT Services. But little did they know.. Within a year Vimpelcom employs 80 people in the Netherlands and within four years even 300. SET ICT Services takes on this megaproject and builds an enterprise network from scratch.
2012 | In the cloud
Cloud Computing is growing in popularity and the ICT landscape is changing again. SET ICT Services builds her own Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) platform.
2013 | Goodbye
After 15 years Thijs says farewell to SET ICT Services. He decides to take his chances in the East-European market. The end of a business marriage, but not of a special friendship.
2015 | Innovative DNA
In almost 20 years SET ICT Services has made the transition from a one-man business to a full-service ICT company with 25 employees. The power of SET ICT Services? Innovation is in her DNA. SET ICT Services is always on the move and from the very beginning the company easily responds to relevant developments and the demand from her customers.
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