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(Video) A great time to be a technologist

by Springbox, June 27, 2018

In our latest video, Springbox's Chief Technology Officer Paul Boomgaart talks about what a great time it is to be a technologist. Gone are the times when you needed to spend a quarter of a million dollars just in hardware in order to get started. Cloud services and other innovations have greatly simplified the technology you need to run a business.

But keeping up with all the changes can be daunting. That’s where having a savvy and nimble digital partner comes in. Hear Paul explain how the right digital agency can help you navigate the ever-changing world of technology. 

(Video Transcript Below)

It’s a great time to be a technologist. I remember just a few years ago, in order to start a new digital presence or a company, it required a quarter of a million dollars investment in hardware.

These days, with the emergence of AWS and Azure and services like that, a technologist is able to leverage the power of all there is out there — identity management, virtual machines, managed databases, the whole thing — in order to create compelling solutions for our clients.

The reason why this is important is because, if you have a great idea, it’s really difficult to go from idea into execution and to realization. It takes not just the understanding of the problem and the vision for the solution, it also takes the understanding of what all can be done, what are the Lego blocks that you can bring together in order to create the vision you have.

In the past, that was very difficult. But today, you can take the innovators, you can take the inventors, and mush them together. They can bring in all the technology that’s required to spend most of your investment creating the actual vision instead of paying for the peripheral services that everybody else has to do as well.

The challenge is that you need to be able to chart those waters. It is complex. There’s a lot to know about AWS and Azure. Amazon releases on a weekly basis — new features, new services, new libraries that you can use. Somebody who’s inventing a new way of tracking warehouse gates may not understand how Lambda works in AWS. That’s what we’re for.

We provide the connectivity between the idea and how to build it. And free up innovators to understand what all is possible and deliver those solutions. So I really believe this is a great time to be alive. It’s a great time to be in technology. And that’s why innovation exists in the heart of technology. 

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