For over two years, the World Economic Forum and prominent business organisations around the world have been talking about the fourth industrial revolution (4IR). Aspire Solutions too has long since understood that the implementation of critical systems, such as knowledge management and structures that enable remote working, is vital to any viable business. Numerous businesses, however, have delayed putting these basic, yet important, systems in place, often because the decision makers feel daunted by the task.
Aspire Solutions has a ‘start now’ philosophy, which is all about being risk averse. Getting going and then utilising short feedback loops allow us to tackle larger problems and make ongoing course corrections which ensures optimal outcomes. Instead of waiting for the worst to happen and then implementing hurried mitigation plans at a premium cost, we prefer to invest steadily in IT capacity, which holds us in better stead in the event of risk. Starting now means we are better prepared. We are proactive and we are a step ahead.
Businesses with adequate knowledge management systems that have ensured that their information is protected and accessible from anywhere in the world are currently reaping the benefits in this difficult time of international crisis. Similarly, retailers who have invested in online shopping friendly platforms are able to drive more sales, plan the logistics for smooth delivery and meet customers’ needs during this time and are better positioned to rapidly and efficiently expand their businesses after the lockdown period.
So, we strongly advise getting started: simply take stock and start planning. What do you need to achieve? What tools or infrastructure do you have at your disposal? What still needs to be done? By the time we emerge from lockdown, your business can have covered great deal of ground.
Go on... get started.
Complex projects often fail to launch due to the range of variables that need to be understood and foreseen. At Aspire Solutions, we believe in a start approach. We do not get stalled by guesswork, nor do we try to plot a full course before we get going, as we know that the solutions to complicated problems are developed over time.
The ‘just-in-time’ and lean design principles that we apply ensure continuous improvements through iterative development. Working in short cycles makes it possible for us to effectively determine which routes best serve our clients and which challenges need to be avoided. In doing this, projects run a lower risk of stalling and the time required and costs are significantly reduced.
The responsive nature of rapid and short feedback cycles allows for less guesswork and for more substantive choices to be made. We examine the results of every work loop in order to adapt our thinking and make the necessary changes required to optimize development. This results in better integrated and sustainable software design.
Once the project is complete and a system has been implemented, we continue to share expertise and offer support, in areas as data cleaning and data flows, to ensure that your system is and remains successful.