Happy New Year! OK, OK, we come to the last day of the first month of the new year… January is over – how are your resolutions coming along? One of my resolutions is to engage more with all of you. There’s always so much to discuss that sometimes it’s hard to find the time to put words to the screen, but I’m trying to change that!
Ah, but it’s Chinese New Year so I can in fact say Gung Hay Fat Choy!
I know for most of you, you’re just getting ramped up for a new year but actually here at Persistent we’re entering the home stretch of our fiscal year, and I’m excited about it! I hope you saw in our earnings announcement last week that we had an impressive 3rd Quarter, with much of the excitement being driven by what our team in Digital is doing. I think our CEO Anand Deshpande said it best:
We had a good quarter. In a challenging market for traditional IT services, our strategy to focus on IP-driven and digital business is differentiating us. Our focus on the how of digital is driving our traction, such as in financial services and healthcare, with new customers and in new projects won during the quarter. This quarter also saw more partner awards and recognitions for us, leadership positions in analyst reports, and the best validation of all – one of our customers winning an award and headlining a story of how technology innovation is making the world a healthier place.
Anand Deshpande, CEO Persistent Systems
Speaking of our Digital business, I hope you saw that Forrester has recognized Persistent as a leader in the world of BPM services! As unarguably one of the most respected and influential analyst firms in the world, you can imagine how validating it is for all us to receive this recognition from Forrester.
What we believe sets us apart from others is our vision around Digital. Clearly BPM or digital business automation is becoming more crucial to Digital Transformation. It’s our approach towards the “how” of digital and our strong leadership position with BPM leaders like Appian that make us think our Digital vision compelling.
Of course he won’t do this, but I would like to point out that this is validation of the bold vision of our CEO Anand Deshpande we announced last almost a year ago structuring the company so we could have a business that is focused on Digital!
Finally, the embrace of Software 4.0 in Forrester’s recognition is key. I can’t emphasize this enough, but our Vega framework and the Software 4.0 are indelibly tied to helping you, our customers, realize your Digital vision and potential.
As we all know, vision without execution is just a dream. It’s how we’re both innovative and methodical in executing that has allowed us to work with our customers and we think live the dream!
Here’s to a great 2017 and I look forward to see more of all of you!