I heard a speaker once state: “Those who are invited to the most “games” in life are best equipped to foresee an enemy and know how to confront it before it reaches the gate.” When the speaker stated this, he was still admittedly perplexed by the connection between these tendencies. I am too, but I believe it is becoming clearer now for me in my arena of business
With a considerable amount of time spent in the IT Consulting arena, I find myself looking back and trying to find cyclical trends; to anticipate the future prospective enemies at our gates and at the gates of our clients. Regardless of whether these enemies are infrastructure “gremlins” or real live hackers plotting their next move, it would be valuable to anticipate and then know how to confront these challenges, like a Jedi-Quant-Ninja before they arrive as a present threat.
Now that I have hit the ten-year anniversary of being in this specific arena and I am rapidly approaching the twenty-year anniversary of my career, I think it is important to reflect and take inventory of any wisdom gained and to share it. This debut blog post of my company is an attempt to do just that.
In the post that follows I will aim to highlight some observations and analysis of the last 10 years as an IT Services Consultant. This is in an effort to anticipate future trends, future threats and how to prepare, mitigate, defend against, and take advantage.
First question: What is the same from 10 years ago until now?
Next question: What is different from 10 years ago until now?
What sort of strategy can be developed for the future from analyzing the past ten years?
As a service provider, NavNet is taking this strategy:
To end with where I started: Those who are invited to play in the most “games” are best equipped to foresee, manage and mitigate the enemy before it reaches the gate.
So, we at NavNet will work to be a team that is worthy of being invited to as many “games” as possible. We will refine and improve upon what we are good at while continually educating and training ourselves in new areas, so that we may become more aware of and become even more advanced at vetting technologies and resources and then fitting them with our customers when their needs align.
Thank you for reading! More to come!