Thijs Baars

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This report describes the state of smart grid security in Europe, specifically the Netherlands, and the cyber security of substations in particular. The focus of this study is the perception of risks and threats in smart grid cyber security and the international standards implemented in smart grids. The created overview is based on semi-structured(More)
When IS/IT needs to be replaced, cloud systems might provide a feasible solution. However, the adoption process thus far has gone undocumented and enterprise architects are troubled with proper hands-on tools missing, until very recently. This single case study describes a large Dutch utility provider in their effort to understand the facets of the cloud(More)
Background In the past decades, maturity models have become important tools to visualize progress in adopting processes and standards and to benchmark companies in their industry (Becker et al. 2009). Two of the best known and oldest maturity frameworks are the Capability Maturity Model (CMM; Paulk et al. 1993; Watts 1987) and its follow-up, Capability(More)
Organic agriculture is increasingly of interest. The first organic farm in the Netherlands was established 70 years ago. Since then, the practice of this type of agriculture has grown. Although still relatively small scale, organic farming has a potential that is recognized in practice, in agricultural policies, and by the public.
With pay-per-use pricing models, elastic scaling of resources, and the use of shared virtualized infrastructures, cloud computing offers more efficient use of capital and agility. To leverage the advantages of cloud computing, organizations have to introduce cloud-specific chargeback practices. Organizations have to allocate IT service costs to business(More)
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