WHAT IS KNOWLEDGE FACTORY?

Simplify your everyday life through innovative technology. We build solutions with the technologies and platforms that best suits your needs. Therefore, we are also broad specialists.

IDENTITY

Our experts provide best practices to secure access to valuable resources and information—from any device and across private or cloud environments. We have extensive experience in planning and implementing highly complex security projects.

MOBILITY

Going mobile is no longer about carrying a single mobile device. Now it means the ability for any user to pick up any device in the context of what they are doing, and have instant access to all of the “stuff”-settings, data, and applications that follow the user and flow seamlessly from device to device.

PRODUCTIVITY

There should be no question that companies are under pressure to increase IT productivity. IT productivity should enhance an organization’s growth and promote economic well-being. We can help you communicate the way you want. Fast. Effortlessly.



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Hard facts

MICROSOFT MVP'S

AVERAGE MCP / EXPERT

MIGRATED O365 SEATS

YEARLY SEMINARS

CLIENTS

At Knowledge Factory, we pride ourselves on offering products and services that we develop to the best of our capability and hope that this is reflected in our client comments and overall feedback that we receive.

IDENTITY

Identity is a modern-day open-world for PC and Mac with complete freedom to do almost anything, everywhere you need and at any time – in a secured way.

Identity - Toolbox

Identity Management, PKI, AD, FIM, ARS, Quick Connect, QMM, Change Auditor, AFDS, Azure AD

The Swedish Tax Agency - Securing Core Application - PKI

Challenge

The Swedish Enforcement Service (Kronofogden) needed to strengthen the security around their most vital core application.

Solution

Implement certificate based login and develop a customized management process.

Results

A solution that integrates seamlessly with their current environment.

Mölnlycke Health Care - Global AD - ADFS

Mission

To make and implement a high-level design on AD federation. The requirements was to create and overall system architecture, building block approach for each required components and federation requirements.

Solution

The projects scope and solution was divided in to four major topics:

  • installation of ADFS
  • configuration of ADFS
  • installation and setup of SQL as a database
  • configuration of metadata and federation exchange

A detailed solution for handling disaster and recovery of the federation servers, database and configuration was implemented.

Result

A new global ADFS platform in place.

AD Migration/Consolidation

Challenge

Global migration of multiple ADs into a single global AD environment. The global environment had all versions of Windows, from NT4 up to the latest one.

Solution

Using 3rd party tools, custom written tools and scripts we consolidated and achieved the goal.

Result

Customer have today one global AD that is easy to manage and maintain.

KFM - Secure Core Application - PKI

Challenge

The Swedish Enforcement Service (Kronofogden) needed to secure their most vital core application.

Solution

Implementing certificate based login and develop a customized management process.

Result

The solution integrates seamlessly with their current infrastructure.

MOBILITY

We make you become capable of moving or of being moved readily from place to place – we help you become a mobile organism in your work space.

Mobility - Toolbox

Windows Client, Windows Server

Riksgälden - Modern client platform - Windows

Challenge

Riksgälden had Windows XP on their clients and needed to upgrade to a more modern user environment.

Solution

Replace Windows XP Windows 7 at all Clients. Building a Platform using System Center Confi guration Manager and App – V To simplify testing and enable fast deployment of the operating system.

Results

A rapid roll-out of Windows 7 and simplification of procedures relating to client management.

Banctec AB - Roadmap to secure core infra - ADHC

Mission

Conduct an Active Directory Health-Check and report the findings that had Business and Technology impact.

Solution

Deliver our standardized ADHC (Active Directory Health-Check) which is a 3 step process. First step is to gather all data input, then we interview stakeholders and finally we deliver the result in a workshop.

Result

Findings were made that affected both business and technology. The findings was very severe that not only was a big risk right now, but we also found long term risks that affected how they would be able to adapt and implement new technology that would benefit Banctec as a company. The findings was not only affecting their local domain, but rather it was many findings that was on the forest level which impact is global.

In the workshop we explained each finding giving it a priority and time estimate to fix it. By the end, Banctec had a roadmap with issues to address which was prioritized, with time estimates and resource estimates

Dustin AB - Without Impacting Business - AD

Challenge

Upgarde Dustin’s enterprise Active Directories to Windows Server 2012 R2 without impacting business.

Solution

Installed two new DCs and phased the old ones out. DCs re-used names and IPs.

Results

Minimal impact on business.

PRODUCTIVITY

Knowledge Factory enables an efficient platform from where all your resources can be utilized – in the most appropriate and effective way.

Productivity - Toolbox

EV, O365, Lync, Exchange, SharePoint, Yammer

Mälarenergi - Faster and Simpler - SCCM 2012

Challenge

Mälarenergi AB needed to replace their existing deployment and software update solution

Solution

Implement System Center Configuration Manager 2012

Results

They now can install/reinstall clients and installing updates on their client platform simply by a pushing a button.

Technical college - Functional collaboration - O365

Challenge

Replace existing on premises mail and collaboration platform with a new scalable and functional platform.

Solution

Plan and migrate the whole faculty, including the students, to Office365 Pro+ Edition.

Results

A more cost effective IT-solution. The new Office365-platform is also better suited the customers business needs, with the ability to grow with the customer.

WW Logistics - Collaboration - Strategy

Challenge

Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics, Knowledge Factory established a collaboration strategy and executed on it. Disparate collaboration tools where used world wide by end-users and there where no strategy in terms of what tool was best suited for which scenario. End-Users did not have an optimal collaboration experience.

Solution

Coach and challenge internal IT and decision makers to understand where they are today and where they want to be in five years form a collaboration perspective. Help define a collaboration strategy with respect for existing investments and standardize with scenario based guidelines

Results

A project with short-term and long-term improvements with focus on end-user adoption of collaboration tools according to the strategy where run with Knowledge Factory as Solution Architects making sure all the different projects met their overall goals spanning network, core server performance, BYOD, mobility and using third party for interoperability between vendors

THE TEAM

Our greatest asset is our carefully selected consultants. We put a lot of time and energy into our consultants, so that they are happy. Because we know, that how we are at home, we are with you. Welcome home.

Knowledge Factory
Company skills

PERSONAL

Knowledge Factory (KF) has long committed to being the #1 Top Player within IT Infrastructure. Today with assignments around the globe, KF is the Premier supplier of IT Infrastructure consulting and services. KF offers Infrastructure solutions based on the latest cutting edge technologies. Our company is dedicated to providing an experience that exceeds the expectations of our global customer base.

Active Directory
100%
Exchange
100%
Identity Management
98%
Cloud - Azure
87%
Hybrid Solutions
96%
SCCM
100%
Skype for Business
100%
System Center
92%
PKI
99%
PowerShell
100%
Windows Client
99%
Windows Server
100%
O365
100%
EMS
90%
AD Migration
98%
Active Roles
96%
FIM
82%
Hyper-V
98%
VMware
86%
Mac
92%

CONTACT

E: Knowledge Factory
M: +46-(0)73 042 21 00
W: Blog

Ola Johansson
Technical Architech

EXPERIENCE

Ola is a Technical Architect with a focus on Identity Management and Security!

PERSONAL

Ola has worked in the IT industry for 15 years and has extensive experience in everything from really big to smaller environments. He puts customers in focus and his motto is: “keep it simple!

SKILLS

He has a great interest in PKI, smart cards, and certificates. But also have extensive experience with Microsoft infrastructure products. Ola’s strength is a good holistic approach and an ability to make the most complicated things simple. Ola is responsible, careful and love challenges.

PKI
95%
Identity
88%
Smart cards
85%
AD
89%

CONTACT

E: Ola Johansson
M: +46706857288
W: Blog

Roy Apalnes
Technical Architect

EXPERIENCE

Roy is a Technical Architect and Microsoft Cloud Expert.

PERSONAL

Roy is highly skilled in balancing Cloud and On-Premises Solutions, Hosting Workshops and Courses. Roy enjoys Speaking in conferences and exchange knowledge in open forums. Roy is responsible and solution oriented, always looking for the solution to keep the project goals.

SKILLS

Roy has experience from operating On-Premises Solutions and Implementing Hybrid Solutions with the Cloud. Starting specializing in Cloud Solutions from the early beginning of Office 365.

Office365
90%
Cloud
94%
Hybrid
84%

CONTACT

E: Roy Apalnes
M: +47-47462020
W: Blog

Jan Wisborg
Captain

EXPERIENCE

With extensive experience in roles as Leader, KAM and Sales in the IT industry, Jan Wisborg is Captain at Knowledge Factory.

PERSONAL

an has a background in a number of areas within the IT infrastructure, as an account executive advisor and senior consultant. Jan has worked with major IT companies, but also in the SMB segment.

SKILLS

Jan’s role as Captain of Knowledge Factory means that he is the coach and team leader for some of the best top players in Sweden within the IT infrastructure. Jan will be responsible for one of the Knowledge Factory’s office in Västerås.

“It will be fantastic to have the opportunity to startup Knowledge Factory in Västerås, with the professionalism and incredibly high knowledge that our consultants possess, I can’t imagine that it will be anything but very good.”, says Janne.

Coach
90%
Technical generalist
75%
Sales
100%

CONTACT

E: Jan Wisborg
M: +46-70-343 09 89

Tobias Öien
CEO

EXPERIENCE

Our CEO, Tobias Öien, has successfully led and expanded several companies.

PERSONAL

He has a background as an entrepreneur, IT Infrastructure Consultant and a Master of Engineering at KTH. With experience in start-up, modern leadership and coaching Tobias creates a culture where creativity and edge weighs heavily.

SKILLS

Tobias mission is to gather the IT-elite in Sweden and the world in order to meet our customers’ toughest demands for excellence in IT infrastructure. Our customers have chosen the latest technology and we deliver cutting-edge solutions.

“It motivates my top players are of course constantly being challenged in new and exciting quests. But even getting to be a part of a top team with expertise exchange on edge level, says Tobias”

Entrepreneur
98%
Sales
85%
Coaching
92%

CONTACT

E: Tobias Öien
M: +46-(0)73-042 21 00
W: Blog

Jimmy Andersson
Chief Architect

EXPERIENCE

Our Chief Architect Jimmy Andersson, is an expert in Directory Services and Identity Management.

PERSONAL

If you need an advisor who will guide through strategic decisions in Directory Services and Identity Management, Jimmy is the right man for the job.

SKILLS

Jimmy has over 20 years of experience implementing solutions based on Microsoft infrastructure. Jimmy has been awarded the Microsoft MVP the past 17 years, with focus on Directory Services and Identity Management.

AD
100%
Identity
87%
Security
98%

CONTACT

E: Jimmy Andersson
M: +46-70-381 17 77
W: Blog

Fredrik Pålerud
Technical Architect

EXPERIENCE

Fredrik Pålerud is a Technical Architect with a passion for Compliance and Identity solutions.

PERSONAL

If you want, control of your IT processes and delegation models of AD and would like to be able to trace them, please contact Fredrick.

SKILLS

Fredrik has worked with all versions of Microsoft operating systems since Windows NT3.51 in the mid 90s. Since Microsoft released the Active Directory in the late 90′s AD has been Frederick’s absolute focus and passion. Through the years, many multinational companies have been using Fredrick as Technical Architect and specialist consultant in migrations, transitions and consolidation projects. Today Fredrik is a world known expert on DELL Software, foremost QMM, ARS and Change Audit.

Compliance
100%
Identity
93%
QMM
96%
Speed Metal
100%

CONTACT

E: Fredrik Pålerud
M: +46-70-537 11 11
W: Blog

Lars Pettersson
Technical Architect

EXPERIENCE

Lasse has more than 20 years experience in IT infrastructure and more than 15 years experience of Microsoft Exchange Server. Which is also his specialist area in which he works with design and implementation.

PERSONAL

So, you want a top world class player with deep technical knowledge so do not hesitate to take the help of Lasse who are both MVP and MCSM on Exchange.

SKILLS

He also has a deep knowledge of the areas that Exchange is dependent on, such as Active Directory, TCP / IP, DNS, Firewalls. Lasse has also a deep technical expertise in IPv6, Lync and its predecessor OCS.

Exchange
100%
AD
89%
TCP/IP
93%
DNS
88%

CONTACT

E: Lars Gustavsson
M: +46-(0)76-825 54 44
W: Blog

Lars Gustavsson
Technical Architect

EXPERIENCE

Our Technical Architect and Trainer Lars Gustavsson, has 15 years of experience in Microsoft Environments and infrastructure.

PERSONAL

Lars settles quickly into new environments, and places great emphasis on personal service, technical expertise and good communication, which makes him very popular among our customers.

SKILLS

He has been in contact with numerous environments in large and small companies. And he has extensive experience in Azure and virtualization.

Education
98%
AD
75%
Azure
81%
Hyper-V
83%

CONTACT

E: Lars Gustavsson
M: +46-(0)72-220 58 40
W: Blog

Kim Hellman
Technical Architect

EXPERIENCE

Kim has many years of experience in both operate and implement new solutions related to Microsoft Infrastructure.

PERSONAL

Do you need an IT expert to take responsibility, make decisions and solve problems, and can manage projects and tasks from start to finish successfully is Kim is the right choice.

Not only has Kim a broad technical knowledge, but he has also a thing for correctly detailed documentation.

SKILLS

Kim has deep technical expertise in planning, design, migration, troubleshooting and handover to operation and management.

AD
94%
Hyper-V
87%
VMM
78%
System Center
89%

CONTACT

E: Kim Hellman
M: +46-(0)72-720 62 15
W: Blog

Staffan Olsson
Technical Architect

EXPERIENCE

Johan has over 15 years of experience in Microsoft Environments in both infrastructure and systems development. He is also an experienced Project Manager.

PERSONAL

Do you want an advisor who can guide you through the jungle of the necessary strategic decisions in IT, whether it is technology, management, organization, licensing etc so Johan is the right person for you. His extensive experience and his way of being allows customers turn with confidence to Johan most important IT issues.

SKILLS

His expertise is virtualization, both Hyper-V and VMware ESX, as well as issues relating to the Private Cloud infrastructure, standardization and automation in Windows.

QMM
90%
AD
82%
Migration
100%
Project Management
89%

CONTACT

E: Staffan Olsson
M: +46-(0)70-978 02 59
W: Blog

Johan Salomonsson
Technical Architect

Experience

Johan Salomonsson is a Technical Architect with Directory Services, Identity solutions and migration as a specialty.

Personal

If you want to take your infrastructure to the next level, Johan is the right man for you.

Skills

Johan Salomonsson has 20+ years of technical experience in Microsoft environments in both infrastructure and systems development. Johan has deep technical knowledge and is also certified on Quest products (QMM AD/Exchange and Active Roles) which adds an extra dimension when working in larger migration and security related projects.

AD
89%
Infrastructure
100%
Quest tools
89%

CONTACT

E: Johan Salomonsson
M: +46-(0)70-862 63 28
W: Blog

Simon Wåhlin
Technical Architect

EXPERIENCE

Simon is a Technical Architect and Powershell Magician.

PERSONAL

Simon is an experienced workshop leader and powershell educator, and a speaker at various conferences. Simon is a positive person and the right kind person if you need an IT expert who will take responsibility, solve problems and make things happen.

SKILLS

He has many years of experience in both operate and implement new solutions within Microsoft infrastructure. Simon has a wealth of experience and deep technical expertise in planning, implementation, troubleshooting, and automation.

PowerShell
90%
Identity
82%
title
100%
AD
89%

CONTACT

E: Simon Wåhlin
M: +46-(0)70-237 14 94
W: Blog

Tomas Lepa
Technical Architect

EXPERIENCE

Tomas is a technical specialist within IT-infrastructure solutions. He has many years of experience in designing and implementing new solutions based on both Microsoft and Apple Infrastructure. Thomas has deep technical expertise in everything from planning and designing to migrating and troubleshooting.

PERSONAL

He can help you with the choice of server platform or if you want to take the next step in the latest technologies, he is consultant for you!

SKILLS

Tomas expertise is Microsoft Server Platform, focusing on Active Directory, Group Policy and PKI. As well as issues relating to Exchange and Office 365. He is also a specialist in management and integration of Apple products into your IT-infrastructure.

AD
90%
MDM
82%
MAC
100%
PKI
89%

CONTACT

E: Tomas Lepa
M: +46 (0)70-266 48 86
W: Blog

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Ståle Hansen
Chief Technical Architect

EXPERIENCE

Ståle Hansen is a Skype for Business MVP, international conference speaker, blogger, YouTuber and podcaster.

PERSONAL

He delivers both engaging keynotes and highly technical sessions (level 400) on all subjects in the productivity space. His job as an architect is to engage people and companies in evaluating and adopting new technologies as well as running key projects as a consultant. He is an escalation engineer for customers and colleagues. In 2015 he works as sales coach for Microsoft and Telenor helping them tune their pitch for Office 365 in the SMB market. You can also attend one of his Master Classes at Glasspaper for Administrators that wants to understand, troubleshoot and proactively maintain call quality within an enterprise.

SKILLS

His core competence is to explain complex scenarios and make it understandable by combining technical insight and business value. Areas of expertise are PowerShell, Skype for Business, Microsoft Windows Server, Active Directory, Exchange Server, Lync Server, Reverse Proxy, PKI, ICE/STUN/TURN (media traversal), voice integration and interoperability (signaling and media transcoding/translation)

Troubleshooting
92%
Skype for Business
percent%
title
100%

CONTACT

E: Ståle Hansen
M: +4740453007
W: Blog
Sip: stale.hansen@knowledgefactory.com

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Johan Arwidmark
Chief Technical Architect

EXPERIENCE

Johan speaks at several conferences each year, including MMS and TechEd around the world. He is also actively involved in deployment communities like deploymentresearch.com and myitforum.com, and he has been awarded Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) in Setup & Deployment.

PERSONAL

Johan is known for an energetic and humorous style, tackling complex concepts using simple “Real World” scenarios and lots of live demos.

SKILLS

His areas of expertise include: Enterprise Windows Deployment Tools and Solutions, MDT, WinPE, USMT, WDS, and ConfigMgr.

CM
99%
MDT
42%
GEEK
100%

CONTACT

E: Johan Arwidmark
M: +46-(0)70-454 30 07
W: Blog

 

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PHILOSOPHY AND MISSION

Knowledge Factory is an independent consulting firm working in the fields of IT. Knowledge Factory operates throughout the world with offices in Stockholm, Oslo, and Västerås. Knowledge Factory has been a reliable supplier of qualified consulting services since 1998.

CUSTOMER CENTRIC

Our company was founded in 1998 and, over more than 15 years, we have accumulated expertise and knowledge by putting customers at the heart of everything we do.

BUILDING INFRASTRUCTURE

People are on the move; they multi-task and live their lives across multiple devices; they want to stay connected – we build the infrastructure to support this.

COMPANY CULTURE

As genuine consultants we provide independent solutions, tangible results and sustainable value to our clients by combining edge, creativity and visibility.

NEWS

Summer is upon us

The summer is upon us. That doesn’t mean we close the shop. We are always open to share our knowledge about the new cloud enabled world or if you want hands-on help with your existing IT-environment!

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Advania acquires Knowledge Factory

Advania acquires the IT-consultant company Knowledge Factory, specialized in IT-infrastructure with more than 500 clients worldwide. Knowledge Factory is currently in a positive phase, and the revenue increased by 47 percent during 2014.

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Meet one of our experts

Now is your chance to come and meet and listen to one of our experts, Knut Relbe-moe. Knut will share his knowledge on multiple events.

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EVENTS

Mastering Windows 10 Deployment – Virtual Summit

On September the 10:th you have the chance to join our Virtual Event, with the OS deployment dream team. A full day event with Mikael, Johan, and Michael. The latest on Windows 10 deployment, with many live demos, tips and tricks, and deep technical content.

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PowerShell ScriptingGames

Summertime is PowerShell-time! Don’t miss out on the July PowerShell ScriptingGames.
PowerShell UserGroup Sweden – gives you the opportunity to meet like-minded and challenge your scripting wisdom.

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Modern Workplace Summit – the Movie

MWS 2015 – the Movie. We have four tracks over two days with 50 sessions and 24 speakers, where 19 are Microsoft MVP and internationally recognized speakers. Watch the movie! We take the Modern Work Place concept to Oslo. Save the date: 8-9:th of September.

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Modern Workplace Summit 2015

We take the Modern Workplace concept to Oslo. Save the date! Two days, two tracks, one for Business Decision Makers and one for Technical fans of Skype, Office 365, and Windows 10. Come listen to the best speakers in the world, hand picked by us. 8-9 September, Thon Hotel Oslo Airport, Norway

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The ConfigMgr vNext Virtual Conference

Welcome to a full day with deep technical content covering both the ConfigMgr vNext technical preview, as well the updates in SP2 for ConfigMgr 2012 R2. Johan Arwidmark is a consultant at Knowledge Factory and all-around geek specializing in Enterprise Systems Management and Windows Deployment Solutions.

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Sold out! Let’s have fun tonight!

UPDATE: Tickets are ALL SOLD OUT!
Tonight Knowledge Factory, together with our friends at Solidify and Microsoft, organizes an evening of mingling at the Black Finn Ameripub. The event is Sold Out – waiting list only.

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Modern Workplace Summit 8-9 Sep

Get your ticket today! Here is a great opportunity to hear 28 of the most influent speakers in the business! Have a look at all the speakers over at Modern Workplace Summit. You will see names like Naomi Moneypenny, Jan Skjøy, Johan Delimon and Martina Grom. Sign up today and choose your track.

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