Understanding the “WHY” ?
It is not often in today’s economic landscape that one can boast about your growth and successes as a startup company. So please understand where my utter sense of achievement spawns from.
iSSC has at the time of me writing this piece, grown by 46.2% since the last financial year end. I trust that everyone understands how proud that makes us! The 1st conversation as you could imagine we had was on the reason why. Naturally if you fundamentally understand why, you can build on it and capitalize more on this ability. It boiled down to two factors.
- Being agile
- Going all in.
Allow me to elaborate on these two points. Being agile has been a catch phrase used by a vast amount of companies over even more years, but do we really understand what this means? Are you, as an ICT able to adapt, in the moment, at a presentation, in front of your potential clients to their needs? Or do you have specific technology ties that you are trying to punt? Do you understand what their needs are, and if so, why do we as an IT industry default to the “old ways”
This has been the biggest factor in our success to date, not being tied to a specific technology, but being able to understand fully what the client needs, and then finding the most effective, simple way of doing just that. This path has led us to some incredible developments. iSSC is the 1st ICT to provide SAP on Azure in Africa, we are also the 1st to provide Sage (more developments to come here!) on Azure! Why Azure? If you have spent anytime investigating what cloud really is, then you would understand that there are only 3 true cloud providers. It’s simple, efficient and it’s just the best priced. Simple.
The second point is going all in. Let’s face it, most of us in the IT industry started out as techies, laboring away our weekends and nights, doing everything imaginable connected to IT! I am sure many of you can recall just how far the connection to it has gone! But the ability to spend day in day out tending to absolutely every aspect of your clients’ headaches is “going all in”. Responding to the email at 8pm after you have finished your migration or getting up extra early to get to your client office before they do, to ensure everything is perfect. That’s all in, and that is the difference. Because for us, it’s not just a job, or just a client. To us, it is who we are, we are those techies that make it all possible, we are the youngsters climbing under desks or into the ceilings and best of all, now you can enjoy it!