IT operations in tune with the National Opera
- We really only have one absolute requirement: that everything should work flawlessly when the curtain opens!Rolf Hammer, ICT Manager for The Norwegian National Opera and Ballet (DNOB) takes a dramatic pause. He has forgotten neither script or his lines, but rather knows how to emphasize an important point.
- To put it a little bluntly: nothing is business-critical to us - except for what is needed for a performance to take place on the stage. Then everything is critical! Everything must work; lights, sound, music, technique
From his office in the iconic building on the pier in Bjørvika, Hammer is responsible for ensuring that IT systems and digital tools work both in everyday life and when the curtain opens for an evening on stage.
- In reality we are a pure production company. The difference between DNOB and a company that, for example, makes doors, is that we spend a long time and a lot of resources on producing a product that is only sold in limited quantities. Then we start again, explains Hammer- who works closely with
Helge Abrahamsen, Visolit`s customer manager for DNOB, shares his thoughts on a long-term and solid relationship.
- We have worked together since 2000. Since
The Norwegian National Opera and Ballet's task is to create first-class performing arts, but the road to the finished performance is paved with an infinite number of small and large work tasks that have to be administered and implemented. An opera performance takes an average of up to three years to create, and in the course of a year, about 2,200 people are affiliated with DNOB in some form of working relationship.
Everyone from painters, seamstresses
- I usually refer to
Photo from DNOB.
"To put it bluntly: nothing is business-critical for us - except for what is needed for a performance to take place on stage. Then everything is critical! Everything must work; light, sound, music, technique and digital solutions." - Rolf Hammer, ICT manager for DNOB
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