Applicita and me and the power of the internet
So it seems I have the honour of writing the first blog since Applicita relaunched its website and social media presence.......
Where to start? Well I have known John Kattenhorn, Chief Architect and Founder, for a decade now and was so happy to recently get back in contact with him especially when he explained to me some of the opportunities I might have within Applicita. I was won over by the description John provided me of the work he and his team have carried out recently especially in Africa but I also couldn't help but notice there was nowhere on-line I could find this out for myself.
So, my first real job at Applicita has been to work with our Managing Director, Marie Grainger, to re-write our company website to reflect the core values of excellence in planning, execution and delivery that Applicita holds and to demonstrate why custom software solutions can make such a difference to an organisation. In this process I have learnt that John and Marie make a great team and never disagree.....I mean hardly ever disagree.....and that both style and substance are useful when creating something new and explaining why we do what we do.
I have really enjoyed documenting not only the success stories but also the people information and trying to give a flavour of what it's like to work for Applicita. Because John and Marie are partners at home and at work they see the people who they employ as an extension of their family – regardless of where they are in the world - which makes it even easier for me to do my best for them. We have a company get together coming up in Poland later on this year that I know we are all looking forward to and there will be plenty of photos being taken so watch this space!
I have also been learning plenty from Marie about exciting things like Search Engine Optimisation which I had previously had no real exposure of that will hopefully push Applicita up the rankings too.
What's really exciting for me is that both John and Marie are allowing me to research into possible new markets which is great. It's quite an open-ended challenge at the moment and we are all working really hard to attract the right custom base and to make our brand bigger. The fact that we already have a presence in different corners of the globe helps of course but the world is still a big place even if companies like Applicita are doing their best to make it more connected.
John prides himself on his vision for a world class software delivery solutions company and I will do all I can to ensure that we keep to his very high standards in everything I do for Applicita.
If you have enjoyed reading this then thank you...If not...well thank you anyway!
Head of Applicita Business Development