Oslo Philharmonic

Migrating to collaboration in the cloud to shrink costs and drive investment in performances

Published on 27 Apr 2016

Thanks to IBM Connections Cloud, we have achieved considerable cost savings—helping us to invest more in our music.

Truls Gulbrandsen, Director Personnel and Administration, Oslo Philharmonic

Oslo Philharmonic

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Item Consulting


The Oslo Philharmonic (Oslo-Filharmonien) is a symphony orchestra based in Oslo, Norway. Formed in 1919, the organization employs 108 musicians and 20 administrative personnel and plays around 65 concerts in Oslo each year. The company is organized as a non-profit, self-owned trust and is primarily financed by the Norwegian government.

Business need
As the global economic slowdown exerts downward pressure on government funding, Oslo Philharmonic wanted to optimize the cost of delivering vital collaboration tools to musicians and staff—but how?

Oslo Philharmonic worked with IBM® Premier Business Partner Item Consulting to migrate to a collaboration platform based on IBM Connections™ Cloud—shrinking on-premises infrastructure costs.

Oslo Philharmonic achieves considerable savings, enabling it to increase its investment in revenue-driving activities and encourage greater collaboration within the orchestra and the back office.


IBM products and services that were used in this case study.

IBM Connections Cloud S1, IBM Verse

M&E: Agile Enterprise, Cloud Computing, Collaboration Solutions (ICS) - Social Collaboration & Digital Experience - Employee Digital Experience, Collaboration Solutions (ICS) - Social Collaboration & Digital Experience - Platform for Social Business, Collaboration Solutions (ICS) - Social Mail - Mail & Collaboration, Enabling Business Flexibility, IBM Collaboration Solutions, Social Business Framework, Social Business for Expertise and Knowledge

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