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This situation must change. No organization can truly enter the modern era without fully understanding and internalizing the fact that business and IT have converged into a singularity. With the advent of digitization, IT and IT-led innovation are the inherent and essential backbones of productivity and growth. Modern business is predicated on IT.
If seen through the prism of singularity, clarity emerges quickly. Internecine struggles and the bane of organizational life must be willed out of existence. No more “us versus them.” For an organization to be truly agile and capitalize on the real advantages of digitization, departments must align and merge; they share the same taproot and converge on the same goals.
This doesn’t mean all conflict is bad. At times, the difference in timelines between business and IT, and the need for IT to be highly cognizant of security, privacy, governance, and compliance lead to healthy divergence. When business teams want to run headlong into the fray, IT can play a role in helping them be more circumspect; to build a sustainable business, many factors must be brought into play.
On the other hand, when IT teams over-index on risk mitigation and thereby prevent innovation, business teams can help them be more liberal. That interplay is crucial to sustainable growth, but must be done in the context of an overall harmonization of goals.
When goals are harmonized and an agreement is made between the teams, affirmative steps must be taken to ensure that good intentions actually stick. People from each team must be deputed to other groups to play a role of cross-advocacy.
Hiring practices too must change. We need more IT savvy sales and marketing teams and more business savvy IT teams. The mindset of singularity requires constant learning and constant reminders to stem the centripetal forces that plague so many organizations.
As organizations solidify early attempts at digital transformation, Cloud adoption, mobile-enablement, and data-driven business, the organic connection between business and IT is crucial. So too is the singularity mindset. These are multi-year journeys and require sustained focus and investment.
This mindset and the associated organizational changes are not easy to come by. For decades, organizations that have operated in a particular fashion cannot be changed by the mere incantation of an idea. For this reason, Akvelon partners with firms to act as an outside catalyst for change. We bring no baggage of the past and are unafraid to ask the hard questions.
As decision makers seek to grow and re-invent their organizations and keep abreast of the whirlwind of change, harmonizing IT and business is crucial. That is our clarion call for 2018.
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Our new office is located in the Golden Gate WeWork at 25 Taylor Street in the Tenderloin neighborhood. The heart of San Francisco.
“To be around companies like Google, Apple, Facebook, and more at our new office in San Francisco is inspiring,” said Akvelon COO Constantine Korovkin. “Our growth from starting in the Seattle area around the likes of Microsoft and Amazon puts us in an amazing position to succeed in the the Bay Area as well.”
Since being named one of the fastest growing companies in the Puget Sound Business Journal for several years in a row, we continue our growth by leaps and bounds. Now adding this office to several off-shore international offices as well.
We will be celebrating our new presence in the Bay Area in part by exhibiting at 2017’s CloudExpo beginning on October 31st. We are also offering free VIP passes to the conference to any and all who would like to be our guests.
We will continue to offer IT consulting and engineering services which we’ve provided to the Seattle area for the past 17 years and we look forward to new opportunities and making new friends in the famous technology community in San Francisco.
Please feel free to reach out to us to learn more about our new location or to contact us with any questions.
See you around the bay!
Really great work. Thus far we could not be happier with your progress and the results of your efforts.
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