It is very exciting to let you know that today, September 23rd, capioIT celebrates our fifth birthday. As any other Australians would have been more successful than any of the four Australian Prime Ministers in this time. I founded capioIT recognizing that small business is tough, any statistics will tell you that more than half of businesses do not last five years. We have beaten that, and I am immensely proud to say that.
I am highly satisfied of the way in which my wife (who looks after the finance, admin etc. in an inspiring and dedicated manner) and I have overcome some of the difficulties that all small businesses managed by couples face. We still can sit side by side in our office without too much stress.
When I started capioIT, after five years, I did not think it would operate like it does today. The fact that it is different to that original ideas or visions I have is neither right or wrong.
It is what it is, I am very proud of the work we do for clients. Today alone, I have helped a major government with their Microsoft license renewal strategy as they shift to cloud. This evening I have worked on a cognitive computing project for a client, and will finish the night reviewing a regional CTO strategy for yet another client. We are supporting clients as they look to shift to the digital world and manage that transition with the best possible outcomes for their internal and external stakeholders.
Our research efforts in analytics, digital engagements, business IT, cloud, emerging markets and many other areas are now so important to what we do. The IT and business world is changing, we are flexible enough to be able to change with the market.
Whilst I am unsure what we will look like in five years, I hope that they are as rewarding as the past five, although, sometimes we would hope for less stress and quicker decisions.
Of course I want to thank all the people that have supported capioIT. This is both vendors and buyers of technology, where I have had to successfully juggle both perspectives to help both parties. Clearly without these clients we would not have lasted.
Finally I want to thank the analyst community, from AR professionals, industry watchers and of course my fellow analysts. Without the support, friendship and insight I would not be here today. I love the analysts ecosystems and am constantly amazed that I have had the privilege to be a voice in our market in Asia Pacific, emerging markets and globally.
Thanks again to everyone for their support. I can’t wait to see what the next 5 years will bring.
If you require further information, please contact Phil Hassey, Founder capioIT. capioIT is an advisory firm focused on helping organisations to understand emerging technology as the world becomes Digital. Phil may be contacted by email below,