Just two months into 2018, but we’re sure that many New Year resolutions have already dipped off the radar or been completely shattered. If not, well done! At Epitomy we hope to keep growing, offering clients the best possible cloud-based products and support, plus enjoy what we do. So far, so good…

Balancing software and business

In December we talked about a growing office. Indeed, the talented bunch of developers continues to expand at our city centre office in vibrant Sheffield. We featured degree-level apprentice Josh in our last update, so this month the focus is on senior developer John Stovin (more of him below).

First, recruiting fresh talent is vital to any business. New ideas can open up a range of exciting opportunities. Now Epitomy is looking to reach customers that might not realise what data management and e-commerce solutions we can offer them. That means bringing other skills to the office and balancing the already considerable technical abilities with research and marketing knowledge.

So there has been plenty of activity at the office this month assessing potential business development candidates, preparing interview scenarios, and then finally meeting the applicants. It’s been both hectic and rewarding. In fact, it’s so hot off the press the recruitment process is still ongoing. There will be further details here on the Epitomy blog/news page soon…

Old keyboards are cool

Well, John Stovin loves them. They have a more substantial feel and are far more robust than some of the flimsy keyboards on offer today, so he tells us. Meet Epitomy’s senior developer who has extensive experience across the IT sector and a prized collection of classic peripherals.

John’s also giving something back as he helps to mentor the digital workforce of the future. Alongside his varied code and development responsibilities, he also supports groups of students from the University of Sheffield as they turn academic learning into real-life systems that are deployed across the campus. Read John’s story HERE.

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Cracking the code

The Institute of Code is a £20m programme, part of the government’s Industrial Strategy, aimed at addressing the technical skills shortages faced by UK organisations. When news broke about this initiative a few eyebrows were raised. Was it another quick scheme to grab headlines, or could it help to drive digital learning over the next decade? Read more HERE, with thoughts from Epitomy’s MD, Andrew Vernon.

We embrace learning at Epitomy and encourage development across the company. If the Institute of Code can boost digital skills then the whole country will benefit. Epitomy already has one degree-level apprentice studying at Sheffield Hallam University for additional IT qualifications, and we hope to soon establish stronger links with the Sheffield UTC (University Technical College). We’ll keep you posted…

Search results – right first time!

Can’t find that part even though you know it’s somewhere within your organisation’s various systems? That’s frustrating for employees looking to update details, but also a potential lost sale if a customers can’t locate what they need when using your website.

Epitomy Solutions helps to integrate systems so that one consistent source of product information is presented to all users, from any location on any device. Here’s our recent BLOG on the subject.

We add regular articles to our news section, and you can follow Epitomy’s Twitter feed on @EpitomyLtd for the very latest social media updates and interactions.

Until next time…