1.3.2017 | Sakari Nahi
In general we'll soldier on with our strict focus on Azure PaaS, but with a couple of added tricks.
We are not well known as an employer outside of the Azure scene.
We want to fix this by raising the awareness of us as an excellent (ye demanding) place to work and to develop yourself. We believe that we have a lot of good traits; now we just need to make them visible to outsiders.
How will attain this goal? In our own way, by planning long-term and also more by "doing" instead of "advertising":
Below there are goals that lead to the company developing as an employer and a software development partner. It feels good going for these goals, and in addition we believe that by reaching these goals we'll also attain the business goals (defined at the bottom of the post).
We want to grow the maturity of Azure PaaS solutions and relevant Best Practices in Finland. This will happen partially through our own technical expertise and experience, but also by us sharing information through Azure community and Microsoft's channels.
From the beginning our purpose has been to solve demanding challenges by mastering new technologies and opportunities offered by the cloud.
The new opportunities come through such technologies as Augmented Reality solutions via HoloLens capabilities, attaching cognitive and smart features into "regular" apps, and benefiting from Azure's new products when building distributed, internationally scalable systems.
These scalable systems are related to such products as Azure Service Fabric, containers and different combinations born out of the need to receive, store and analyse data (i.e. IoT).
Our goal is to develop our strategic consulting into an independent, healthy business. We'll do this through well-defined products and roles. As an end result we'll get to discover synergies between our different products and to measure and forecast our business in a granular manner.
2017 business goals:
The year's going to be exciting, and it feels good to get to work.
There are a lot of different goals, and it is quite likely that for some of them it might be difficult to evaluate the level of accomplished after a year. However, it is not really pertinent if we've reached 100% or 80% of a goal - the most important thing is that we're doing something concrete :)