IT that’s Simple

Creating IT solutions can be a challenge, but our experts can help make it easier. Call us if you’re looking for secure, flexible and easy to use custom software.

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Migrating to the Cloud, benefits and opportunities

We’ve recently completed two Cloud migrations on behalf of multinationals, and we’ve learnt that simply redeploying existing databases and applications on virtual machines is not necessarily the best route. Our blog contains several tips for others considering a Cloud migration.

IT that’s Simple

Creating IT solutions can be a challenge, but our experts can help make it easier. Call us if you’re looking for secure, flexible and easy to use custom software.

Claim your 15% discount

Migrating to the Cloud, benefits and opportunities

We’ve recently completed two Cloud migrations on behalf of multinationals, and we’ve learnt that simply redeploying existing databases and applications on virtual machines is not necessarily the best route. Our blog contains several tips for others considering a Cloud migration.

Mobile App Development

Are you looking for a developer for your next IT project?

You can schedule a no-obligation online meet to discuss your project.

You’ll receive a development plan and offer within a few days. And if you’re happy with the offer, we can usually start within a couple of weeks. You’ll get a dedicated project manager and a local team of experienced designers and developers. And we’ll keep you updated throughout your project.

A recipe for successful client partnerships

Are you looking for an innovative developer? On-time. On budget.

Startups, SMB’s and Multinationals have all found their way to BSL, so if you get in touch, you’ll be in good company. Let’s meet online, so we can discuss your project. We’ll provide you with advice, and deliver a clear, complete offer for your next project.

Are you looking for a developer for your next IT project?

You can schedule a no-obligation online meet to discuss your project.

You’ll receive a development plan and offer within a few days. And if you’re happy with the offer, we can usually start within a couple of weeks. You’ll get a dedicated project manager and a local team of experienced designers and developers. And we’ll keep you updated throughout your project.

A recipe for successful client partnerships

Are you looking for an innovative developer? On-time. On budget.

Startups, SMB’s and Multinationals have all found their way to BSL, so if you get in touch, you’ll be in good company. Let’s meet online, so we can discuss your project. We’ll provide you with advice, and deliver a clear, complete offer for your next project.

Mobile App Development

Please take a look at some of our projects.

These are just some of our current projects. They include Business Intelligence solutions, modern/responsive web applications, web-services and mobile apps. Give us a call, and perhaps we can help with your next development project.

Get support for your software development.

We're here for the journey

If you need support, maintenance and updates for your software, BSL can help. We’ll keep your software running smoothly, with reliable and professional support whenever you need it.

We're here for the journey

If you need support, maintenance and updates for your software, BSL can help. We’ll keep your software running smoothly, with reliable and professional support whenever you need it.
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New developer / web designer at BSL

If you have any questions about your website or web design in general, then Patrick van Bennekom is ready to help you five days a week at BSL. Patrick helps to design and create websites and apps for our customers, including the design of logos and house styles to deliver a professional end product.

Migrating to the Cloud, benefits and opportunities

Several of our clients are migrating to the Cloud, and some that aren’t yet ready for this step are reviewing their legacy systems, intending to migrate to the Cloud in the future. We’ve recently completed two migrations on behalf of multinationals, and our experience has taught us that a direct approach (simply redeploying existing databases and applications on virtual machines) is not always the best route…

Beleev: Controlled Multisensory Environments

Perhaps you have never heard of snoezelen, a Dutch term that describes controlled multisensory environments (MSE) that stimulate various senses within a custom environment – a so-called “Snoezel” room. On behalf of St. John the Baptist special education school in Kerkrade, we’ve created custom software to create and manage so-called “Snoezel” rooms, controlling, lights, audio, switches and a video projector.

Goodbye 2021 and COVID-19 lockdowns – It’s time to look back

So who, in early 2020, thought that we’d still be operating under COVID-19 lockdown measures in January 2022? Luckily, my skill set has given me a better understanding of software development and technology than catering or hospitality. As director of an IT company, I’m happy to say that Bright Side of Life has taken to remote working as a fish to water. Let me tell you about our year.

Canon of the Netherlands apps now available in stores

The Dutch Canon of the Netherlands (2007) tells the story of how the Netherlands was formed. Using the Canon, BSL developed the popular EnToen Nu apps for iOS and Android a few years later. In 2020, the Canon was extensively revised, so we’ve completely rewritten the Canon apps, bringing them up-to-date, making them faster and even more fun to use. They’re now available in the app stores.

Integrating powerful AI search capabilities within apps and web-services

Search technology is continually evolving, so we’re always ready to adopt new technologies to meet specific client needs. This blog outlines our recent experiences with Azure Cognitive Search and Cognitive Search AI services – that we’re using to classify thousands of new documents each day, delivering customised briefings to subscribers. Using Machine Learning and AI we can create intelligent search prototypes in just a few weeks.

Canon van Nederland apps coming soon!

The Committee on the Development of the Dutch Canon developed the Canon van Nederland in 2007. BSL developed the EnToen app a few years later, and since its launch in 2013, it has been a top-rated school app. In 2020, a new Canon Committee updated the Canon. We’re now busy working on new Canon Apps, with a modern look, and using the latest technical know-how.

“We received excellent assistance from BSL when redesigning our Careers site. They set up a design framework, so it’s easy to maintain and update the site contents. They were always available to guide and support us. They integrated Workable cloud services, so our new job vacancies appear automatically. Best of all, BSL delivered all this quickly – without losing sight of quality.”
Erin Hendriks – HR Data Intelligence Officer, Keylane

 

“Our long-term collaboration with BSL helped us to develop new management and maintenance agreements during 2020. Software updates, security updates, fixes for software problems, and improvements to NBD Biblion solutions designed by BSL are taken up proactively and implemented in good cooperation. Their services provide us with a reliable platform that we can build on.”
Raymond van Gent, Manager Business Operations NBD Biblion

 

“Working with BSL on several projects has helped us to streamline our internal business processes. We gained experience and know-how from each interaction with BSL. They have always been very helpful, promptly responded to our queries. They’ve always suggested solutions that would benefit our business, save costs, and add value to the product we provide to our clients.”
Theo Enache, Senior Associate, PwC

 

“We are amazingly proud of the work BSL has done for us. BSL’s team worked with us through professional, well-thought-out website design, development, and content editing processes. Their commitment to quality, technical expertise, and process discipline is inspiring. They delivered a Corporate site that meets our expectations and gets awesome feedback from our customers and investors.”
Cristina Cocco, Marketing Director, WCC Group

 

“With regard to technical development and infrastructure management, The Bright Side of Life in Breukelen has been a particularly constructive and creative partner for all these years.”
Jef van Gool, Product owner Literatuurplein

 

”During the first month after the site was launched, VROUW.nl reached more than one million unique users. That was just the beginning. 2,213,135 users visited the site in April 2016, 42% via mobile, 20% via tablet and 38% via desktop. With these results, VROUW.nl is in the top 3 of most popular websites for women in the Netherlands within three months.”
Telegraaf Media Group

 

New developer / web designer at BSL

If you have any questions about your website or web design in general, then Patrick van Bennekom is ready to help you five days a week at BSL. Patrick helps to design and create websites and apps for our customers, including the design of logos and house styles to deliver a professional end product.

Migrating to the Cloud, benefits and opportunities

Several of our clients are migrating to the Cloud, and some that aren’t yet ready for this step are reviewing their legacy systems, intending to migrate to the Cloud in the future. We’ve recently completed two migrations on behalf of multinationals, and our experience has taught us that a direct approach (simply redeploying existing databases and applications on virtual machines) is not always the best route…

Beleev: Controlled Multisensory Environments

Perhaps you have never heard of snoezelen, a Dutch term that describes controlled multisensory environments (MSE) that stimulate various senses within a custom environment – a so-called “Snoezel” room. On behalf of St. John the Baptist special education school in Kerkrade, we’ve created custom software to create and manage so-called “Snoezel” rooms, controlling, lights, audio, switches and a video projector.

Goodbye 2021 and COVID-19 lockdowns – It’s time to look back

So who, in early 2020, thought that we’d still be operating under COVID-19 lockdown measures in January 2022? Luckily, my skill set has given me a better understanding of software development and technology than catering or hospitality. As director of an IT company, I’m happy to say that Bright Side of Life has taken to remote working as a fish to water. Let me tell you about our year.

Canon of the Netherlands apps now available in stores

The Dutch Canon of the Netherlands (2007) tells the story of how the Netherlands was formed. Using the Canon, BSL developed the popular EnToen Nu apps for iOS and Android a few years later. In 2020, the Canon was extensively revised, so we’ve completely rewritten the Canon apps, bringing them up-to-date, making them faster and even more fun to use. They’re now available in the app stores.

Integrating powerful AI search capabilities within apps and web-services

Search technology is continually evolving, so we’re always ready to adopt new technologies to meet specific client needs. This blog outlines our recent experiences with Azure Cognitive Search and Cognitive Search AI services – that we’re using to classify thousands of new documents each day, delivering customised briefings to subscribers. Using Machine Learning and AI we can create intelligent search prototypes in just a few weeks.

Canon van Nederland apps coming soon!

The Committee on the Development of the Dutch Canon developed the Canon van Nederland in 2007. BSL developed the EnToen app a few years later, and since its launch in 2013, it has been a top-rated school app. In 2020, a new Canon Committee updated the Canon. We’re now busy working on new Canon Apps, with a modern look, and using the latest technical know-how.

Drupal 9 replaces Drupal 8. Long live Drupal 7!

Drupal 9 arrived last year, and Drupal 8 is end-of-life in November 2021. Nothing strange about this. But did you know that Drupal 7’s life has been extended to November 2022? Due to the high number of active users, it will remain in use longer than Drupal 8! Nevertheless, if you’re still using Drupal 7, you’re drinking in the last chance saloon, and it’s time to plan your transition to Drupal 9.

BSL delivers a new Pulse importer using the Forrester API

We developed our “Pulse” Business Intelligence Software for PwC. It’s a global service, maintained and supported by BSL. Pulse imports thousands of documents daily from commercial content providers and website feeds, delivering personal briefings to PwC subscribers throughout the PwC organisation. At the request of PwC, we recently created a new importer for Forrester using their API.

Outsourcing, retainers and long-term development partnerships

It’s not always straightforward for even large companies to create cutting edge development teams, as their core business may not be related to IT. Moreover, even when IT is a significant part of their business, there is frequently a wide gap between delivering core services and innovating with new technologies. BSL offers development services that can help fill the gap.

“We received excellent assistance from BSL when redesigning our Careers site. They set up a design framework, so it’s easy to maintain and update the site contents. They were always available to guide and support us. They integrated Workable cloud services, so our new job vacancies appear automatically. Best of all, BSL delivered all this quickly – without losing sight of quality.”
Erin Hendriks – HR Data Intelligence Officer, Keylane

 

“Our long-term collaboration with BSL helped us to develop new management and maintenance agreements during 2020. Software updates, security updates, fixes for software problems, and improvements to NBD Biblion solutions designed by BSL are taken up proactively and implemented in good cooperation. Their services provide us with a reliable platform that we can build on.”
Raymond van Gent, Manager Business Operations NBD Biblion

 

“Working with BSL on several projects has helped us to streamline our internal business processes. We gained experience and know-how from each interaction with BSL. They have always been very helpful, promptly responded to our queries. They’ve always suggested solutions that would benefit our business, save costs, and add value to the product we provide to our clients.”
Theo Enache, Senior Associate, PwC

 

“We are amazingly proud of the work BSL has done for us. BSL’s team worked with us through professional, well-thought-out website design, development, and content editing processes. Their commitment to quality, technical expertise, and process discipline is inspiring. They delivered a Corporate site that meets our expectations and gets awesome feedback from our customers and investors.”
Cristina Cocco, Marketing Director, WCC Group

 

“With regard to technical development and infrastructure management, The Bright Side of Life in Breukelen has been a particularly constructive and creative partner for all these years.”
Jef van Gool, Product owner Literatuurplein

 

”During the first month after the site was launched, VROUW.nl reached more than one million unique users. That was just the beginning. 2,213,135 users visited the site in April 2016, 42% via mobile, 20% via tablet and 38% via desktop. With these results, VROUW.nl is in the top 3 of most popular websites for women in the Netherlands within three months.”
Telegraaf Media Group

 

“We received excellent assistance from BSL when redesigning our Careers site. They set up a design framework, so it’s easy to maintain and update the site contents. They were always available to guide and support us. They integrated Workable cloud services, so our new job vacancies appear automatically. Best of all, BSL delivered all this quickly – without losing sight of quality.”
Erin Hendriks – HR Data Intelligence Officer, Keylane

 

“Our long-term collaboration with BSL helped us to develop new management and maintenance agreements during 2020. Software updates, security updates, fixes for software problems, and improvements to NBD Biblion solutions designed by BSL are taken up proactively and implemented in good cooperation. Their services provide us with a reliable platform that we can build on.”
Raymond van Gent, Manager Business Operations NBD Biblion

 

“Working with BSL on several projects has helped us to streamline our internal business processes. We gained experience and know-how from each interaction with BSL. They have always been very helpful, promptly responded to our queries. They’ve always suggested solutions that would benefit our business, save costs, and add value to the product we provide to our clients.”
Theo Enache, Senior Associate, PwC

 

“We are amazingly proud of the work BSL has done for us. BSL’s team worked with us through professional, well-thought-out website design, development, and content editing processes. Their commitment to quality, technical expertise, and process discipline is inspiring. They delivered a Corporate site that meets our expectations and gets awesome feedback from our customers and investors.”
Cristina Cocco, Marketing Director, WCC Group

 

“With regard to technical development and infrastructure management, The Bright Side of Life in Breukelen has been a particularly constructive and creative partner for all these years.”
Jef van Gool, Product owner Literatuurplein

 

”During the first month after the site was launched, VROUW.nl reached more than one million unique users. That was just the beginning. 2,213,135 users visited the site in April 2016, 42% via mobile, 20% via tablet and 38% via desktop. With these results, VROUW.nl is in the top 3 of most popular websites for women in the Netherlands within three months.”
Telegraaf Media Group

 
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