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Yusuf Sar

Founder & CEOHardwarewartung 24 GmbH

Vienna, Austria

Member Since December 2023


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Business Operations


In the 1990s, when he was a student of psychology and business administration, he accidentally entered the IT industry and found great enjoyment in it. In the following decades, he spent most of his time designing and building large networks and data centers, serving as both an engineer and a manager at all hierarchical levels. Once he reached the top, he wanted to start anew and founded his startup to reinvent the oldest sector of IT: hardware maintenance. The outdated structures in this sector were practically screaming for digital disruption. Accomplishing this transformation required an extraordinary leadership team, in the truest sense of the word. With a handful of outliers outside the IT area, he bootstrapped a completely new business.

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Using AI to improve service quality and attract new customers in the third-party maintenance industry


AI can offer many opportunities to improve your service quality and efficiency and attract new customer segments that were previously unaffordable.

Is your department's future the latest on the chopping block? 

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Here's how managers can help their team showcase the added value they bring to the company and remain irreplaceable during tough economic times. As employee layoff announcements continue to loom across major industries, team leaders may be wondering how they can ensure the stability of their department's future at the company and avoid being replaced or eventually phased out. Here, 14 experts from Fast Company Executive Board weigh in on their best practices to help staff members stay proactive when it comes to highlighting their contributions to move the business forward long term.

16 smarter ways to balance your leadership responsibilities at work

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Here's how to improve your productivity and decision-making skills in 2024. Leading a successful corporation in the business sector or a nonprofit that is making an incredible impact on the local and greater community it serves sounds impressive and rewarding; however, it takes plenty of tenacity to maintain industry relevance and a different mindset to make smart business decisions. As the marketplace continues to transform itself in the new normal, managers may be feeling overwhelmed and burned out by all of the tasks piled on their plates to keep up with the changing consumer demands in an uncertain economic climate. To prevent them from high-stress levels, feelings of anxiousness, or seconding-guessing themselves when it comes to decision making, 16 experts from Fast Company Executive Board each offer one tip that could help company leaders get the support they need, which will change the course of their organization for the better.

16 tips to future-proof your business during a tough economy

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Balance your core ‘bread and butter’ with diverse revenue options. When a business is faced with economic uncertainty in a competitive environment, it may be tough to gauge whether the right decisions are being made to ensure a stable future for the company and its team. The importance of leaning into what you know and are already successful at may seem like the obvious choice of action, but it's also important to recognize a good opportunity to bring in additional revenue when you see one. This may be the key to helping elevate your core business and continue to keep your brand at the forefront of the industry and top of mind for current and potential customers. Here, 16 experts from Fast Company Executive Board each share one strategy that can help company leaders future-proof their business in an unstable marketplace.

Company details

Hardwarewartung 24 GmbH

Company bio

Hardwarewartung 24 is a hardware maintenance specialist for IT infrastructure, such as servers, storage systems, and network hardware. They support all major brands like HPE, Dell/EMC, Fujitsu, IBM, NetApp, Cisco, Supermicro, and Sun/Oracle in over 50 countries worldwide. Their primary target groups are SME businesses, which usually face pricing disadvantages in hardware maintenance products due to their smaller size. Hardwarewartung 24 precisely closes this pricing gap by offering enterprise conditions to everyone, regardless of the company size.



Area of focus

IT Infrastructure
Information Technology

Company size

201 - 500