About Us

The Cloud People is a certified Google Cloud Platform collaboration partner and authorized G Suite Reseller. We help and guide organizations transform their business to the cloud and gain and utilize the competitive advantages from one of the best cloud platform solutions on the market today.

Our team of project managers, designers, developers, GCP Cloud Architects and data engineers build affordable custom applications and integrations. We’ve delivered a large number of successful projects for medium and large-scale customers in Northern Europe, within telecommunication, banking, finance, energy, et al.

At The Cloud People we focus only on one platform and one solution to ensure that we can offer our customers the best competence available. You will never hear us ask you what you want to buy, we want to understand your business so we can help you find the best solutions and the services you need to grow and increase productivity in your organisation.

Our team

The Cloud People employee CEO Tord Ripe.

Tord Ripe

CEO

The Cloud People employee Vanessa Espeland.

Vanessa Espeland

Project Manager and Senior Consultant

The Cloud People employee Inge Russenes.

Inge Russenes

Senior Consultant and Integration Specialist

The Cloud People employee Heidi Hanssen.

Heidi Hanssen

Marketing Coordinator

The Cloud People employee Heidi Anita Foss.

Heidi Anita Foss

Web Developer

The Cloud People employee Nicolai Skogheim.

Nicolai Skogheim

Developer

The Cloud People employee

Llewellyn Pilbeam

Senior Consultant and Data Engineer

The Cloud People employee Fani Abatzi.

Fani Abatzi

IT and Operations Consultant

The Cloud People employee Hilmar Oskarsson

Hilmar Oskarsson

Consultant

The Cloud People employee Therese Rummelhoff Ruud.

Therese Rummelhoff Ruud

Finance Manager and Office Administrator

The Cloud People employee Anna Michaelsen.

Anna Michaelsen

Graphic Designer and Web Developer

The Cloud People employee Ole Marius Pentzen.

Ole Marius Pentzen

Web Developer

The Cloud People employee Dagfinn Berge.

Dagfinn Berge

Consultant Manager

The Cloud People employee Andrii Pryimak.

Andrii Pryimak

Senior Consultant

The Cloud People employee Joar Vatnaland.

Joar Vatnaland

Consultant

The Cloud People employee Kjetil Andenæs.

Kjetil Andenæs

Solution Architect

The Cloud People employee Nora Rinnan.

Nora Ottesen Rinnan

Marketing & HR Manager

The Cloud People employee Vegard Porsedal.

Vegard Porsedal

Consultant

History

The Cloud People, formerly known as Symfoni Next, has years of experience developing software, implementing and delivering services in Europe. TJ Group and Symfoni Software was acquired in 2004, and we built a strong IBM Software partner in the Nordics over the following five years. The company expanded from 10 to 120 employees and had a revenue growth from €1,5 to €15 million by 2016.

We established the largest ServiceNow partner in EMEIA from 2011 to 2016, having acquired the HP Service partner Rubik Solutions in 2011. The company was restructured and the customers converted to ServiceNow. This part was sold to Fujitsu in mid 2016.

Within the collaboration company, Symfoni Next acquired Swedish and Danish entities and had a revenue of €10 million in 2016. We sold out the Nordic collaboration entity the same year.

On our way to further develop the company, Symfoni Next changed name to The Cloud People in December 2019. We expanded our proposition and developed a new business model based on transparency, predictability and simplicity as reflected in the new company name.

The Cloud People is now focused entirely on Google Cloud and delivers everything from basic cloud hosting to custom development projects on desktop and mobile devices on the GCP platform.

WomenFuture logo.

The Cloud People + WomenFuture

WomenFuture runs an annual nomination of Woman of the Year in Zanzibar, Tanzania.

The Cloud People is a proud partner, supporter and contributor, and we have been involved in the making and branding of WomenFuture. The company has contributed and run different activities where all collected funds were donated to project “Lilian” and the building of a henhouse farm on Zanzibar for local egg production. The henhouse is the first of many that is planned to be built, and will help more women to a better life by providing them with a way to earn a living.

The Cloud People will continue to contribute to the project and WomenFuture in the future.

Two employees at The Cloud People playing fussball in the office.
Hilmar and Inge taking a break with some fussball in the office.

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