At CTI, we are dedicated to constantly improving our services. As part of our hosting and support service, we underpin our own hosting with Amazon Web Services. We also use AWS as a direct resource for clients. The latest achievement for our continual improvement scheme has seen our Systems Administrator (and resident AWS expert) Mark Wilkinson become AWS Certified!
Running a business is demanding. To be successful requires leadership be equipped with a broad range of skills from financial astuteness to empathy for staff. Whilst developers have ample resources from which to draw reference on best practice, for managers and business leaders knowledge gained is often be deemed competitive advantage and so kept secret or is accessed only through expensive training or courses.
Working in open source brings many benefits including the fostering of knowledge transfer that transcends merely code. It is to the benefit of all that business leaders in Drupal share this openness and are willing to reveal lessons learnt or formulae of success, that in other industries would remain behind closed doors. A fine example of this mindset is DrupalCamp London CXO, this years incarnation was no exception.
Prof. Costas Andriopoulos, Cass Business School, spoke about leadership and innovation in scaling enterprises. He explained that it’s far wiser to sort out your business early, when you are small and well ahead of scaling because what kills businesses is success, age and size.
Outlets for contributing to Drupal beyond code, whilst abundant, are not always evident to those having interest to do so. I want to help people become better acquainted with ways to get involved and how to start their contribution journey. Be they completely new to Drupal or simply yet to find an outlet.
In 2018 we reached the 15-year milestone, reclaimed our status as an independent agency, made leaps and bounds in eCommerce, and spoke at some of the world’s biggest conferences. It’s been a brilliant year and we’ve celebrated some momentous changes. So come take a trip down memory lane with us as we look back at 2018.
eCommerce Show North is an annual opportunity to celebrate the thriving digital and eCommerce industry outside of London. We always aim to stay at the cutting edge of industry practice, so we thoroughly enjoyed the chance to collate industry insights and share our successes at this year’s event.
Our Manchester headquarters houses the infamous blue pool table. Much fought over, there’s always a game going on; whether it’s a rainy lunchtime, Friday social, or just during a creative break. All these games are played in preparation, building up to something major: the annual CTI Pool Tournament!