There is a tide in the affairs of men.
Which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune.
Last week was a landmark in the timeline of Teknowledge Software – the company I have nurtured (with more than adequate help from my colleagues, I must add!) over the last 8 years. One of our esteemed clients from Australia – Amber Blumanis – came down for a 6-day visit – and, soon enough, she was no longer a mere client! Oh no, nothing went awry between us – it’s just that Amber and yours truly became business partners, with she taking up the position of Chief Operating Officer (COO) at Teks Mobile Australia, our all-new Australian chapter.
A brief intro about Amber would be, I guess, in order. If you go through the portfolio of our mobile apps company, you will come across an app named ‘Stopover’. Hers was the brain behind this travelers’ application – which has created quite a buzz at the online stores worldwide. She had also served as the sales representative at Labor Options and as the brand ambassador at Let’s Launch with distinction earlier. And now, she will be helming our Android and iPhone development company in Sydney, Australia. I am confident that she’ll do a great job, my team of developers are looking forward to collaborate with her, and self-belief is not lacking on her behalf either. Oh, Amber has also been nominated for the Talent Unleashed 2014 awards – so join me in wishing her luck!
With this tie-up with Amber, I fully expect our international presence to receive a big boost. Till date, around 30% of our quarterly sales leads used to come from clients Down Under. Having a dedicated mobile app company in Australia (Teks Mobile Australia will be operating as a branch of Teknowledge Software), this figure will surely receive a big boost. When I started out in 2006, all that Teks did was develop Java apps for the web – and the first-generation iPhone was yet to hit the markets. From that to the launch of a dedicated Australian wing – things have surely come a long way for us. My clients, partners, and of course our in-house mobile app developers and UI/UX designers – everyone deserves kudos for our progress over time.
The day when everything was finalized about the grand opening of Teks Mobile Australia was a festive one indeed. Incidentally, it was also the birthday of one of our senior employees. We got cakes, snapped plenty of photos (of cakes and humans…both!), and generally chatted around about the prospects of our company abroad. Each one of us was confident that we will be able to replicate our success in India and the United States Down Under too. If we can keep up – no, scratch that – continue improving our service standards and technical expertise, I don’t see any reason why we can’t.
Speaking of excitements, this business partnership has an aspect that everyone at our India office are going ga-ga about (oh well, if I say I am pretty stoic about it – that would be a lie!). As Amber and her team starts expanding the network of Teks Mobile Australia and takes on new projects, some of our Indian employees might get the chance for exclusive work trips to the ‘land of sun and sand’. Who won’t be thrilled at the prospect of becoming a full-time or part-time iPhone developer in Australia?
Our Sydney-based business partner, Amber Blumanis, is back at her country now – and I have a gut feeling that she would be able to lend the Teks brand greater exposure over there from the next month itself. If her breakthrough app concept for Stopover is anything to go by – we are fortunate to have her as the head of Teknowledge mobile app company in Australia.
It’s a new dawn for our company – join me in hoping that this would be one to really savor!
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