When pondering the key to building a successful enterprise, terms such as hard work, perseverance, determination and drive initially come to mind. But, after considerable thought, I believe that the pursuit of knowledge is one of the key building blocks to success.
There are two types of knowledge. The first type of knowledge can be easily acquired through books, technical articles or other written sources, which is usually taught at the local college or university. This type of knowledge (academic knowledge) can be classified, codified and communicated easily to other people.
While this type of knowledge is both invaluable and necessary, it cannot stand alone. The type of knowledge necessary to successfully build a consulting firm is obtained on a level that is gained through education, work experience, know-how, intuition and creativity. Unisoft utilizes this type of knowledge to distinguish itself from competitors through the abilities of our people who have a higher understanding and insightful knowledge of Information Technology.
Finding solutions to complicated systems problems cannot be achieved in an environment that is not conducive to the acquisition of higher knowledge. I am proud to say that Unisoft offers an environment that fosters the pursuit of knowledge, and provides employees with the opportunity to cultivate and develop insightful knowledge. This environment enables employees to respond intelligently to a client’s technical needs, and provides the basis for which Unisoft’s competitive edge ultimately stems.
The human factor is, of course, significant. And, it occurs to me that the true edge at Unisoft also stems from the unique experiences, insightful knowledge, and the ability of each of Unisoft’s employees to work as a team to reach a common goal.
In closing, I believe Unisoft is, and will be for many years to come, a progressive organization comprised of dedicated people that work individually and collectively as a team to acquire knowledge and create, as well as implement, new and innovative ideas well into the new millennium.
Knowledge, when combined with teamwork, is indeed the determining factor as to whether a consulting firm will succeed and whether it will ever acquire and maintain the edge.