The frustration of IT systems that are not working well is far too familiar to all of us. The feeling that there must be a better way to work. We rarely pause to notice when our IT systems do simply work. No fuss, no switching between applications… that magic moment when we have managed to streamline our systems. Many of us suffer through inefficient IT systems because the pain of change just seems too much (in both time and expense). But do we really still need to? Surely by now someone has developed an affordable way of fixing things.
Local Perth company, Underground Power Development, was very much like that. Their success had become their IT burden. The company grew from a small start-up in 1996 and has flourished, expanding in scale and scope. As that expansion happened, ‘bits’ were added to each of their operating systems until they had ‘bits’ all over the place. Everything they needed to do could be done but it was cumbersome. Gathering all of those bits and streamlining their system seemed to be a huge task.
Then UPD were introduced to fellow local company, Agile Computing, and more specifically to their Instagile product