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Do you seek robustness over innovation, or do you want the latest in what's new and exciting? Add people to the mix, and it becomes clear that just as too little tech (knowledge gap) is a problem, too much tech (knowledge bloat) can be overwhelming as well. To get a palpable ROI, companies require solution providers who can call a spade a spade to create and implement sustainable and scalable technology solutions that suit a particular business. With a highly experienced team of senior developers and full-stack development experts across all disciplines, Invictus Gurus (IG) is the team that can bring balance to the force.
IG designs, develops, and delivers industry-changing technology products and solutions for crucial business sectors globally as a custom software engineering company. With a dedicated engineering team around specific products, concepts, problems, or ideas, IG’s subject matter experts and project owners work with client stakeholders to determine business strategies and requirements while working with their clients to define optimal outcomes. Each customer engagement is unique; IG deploys team members as needed for each project phase, ensuring budget alignment, accountability, and project success. Consequently, IG enables its clients to harness production hardened and cutting-edge technologies' advanced and unique capabilities to unlock actual business value through ideation, discovery, planning, design, and execution. Simply put, whatever the need, IG works with their clients to build innovative solutions that will fit every sized organization's tech appetite.
The Software Consumer Market in 2022
The explosive demand for growth following the pandemic prompted a division in the full-stack software solutions market. Many companies waited for things to blow over to restart operations. Some of these businesses weren't interested in early-stage beta software releases but sought something more tried and tested and capable of working in high production, high volume, high-capacity environments. Technologies such as microservices, distributed systems, edge computing, and IoT infrastructures have all been in the market for quite a while, making them the safest bet for a stable upgrade. Many companies held their breath while COVID peaked and wanted to leap to a whole new world of solutions at the frontier of tech innovations such as systems integrations, process automation, big data solutions, and AI solutions. IG works with clients who fall into many categories, from teams that work on legacy mainframe systems trying to upgrade and transform to organizations who want to build an infrastructure from scratch, using the latest and greatest technologies
The IG Difference: Understanding the Client Business to Tailor the Ideal Solution
IG knows precisely how to advise, guide, and share their knowledge with clients throughout the engineering process. When IG collaborates with an organization, they look at themselves as a special forces group that does more than just come in and build solutions. "We’re there really to help teach, guide and mentor our clients’ internal resources on how to maintain and support their solution(s), ensuring our clients are not heavily reliant on us. Every client team must have the abilities and expertise to take on new technologies and grow them over time,” adds Knoodle. This keen desire to help clients become self-sufficient is the driving factor in ensuring that whatever IG builds is built into the clients' organization. Knoodle mentions, "Companies in our space typically tend to hoard knowledge. Their goal is to get that support and maintenance contract. At IG, many of our clients' internal teams possess the skills to support and maintain our work allowing us to focus on building innovative solutions and enabling new technology adoption.”
IG begins each engagement by sitting down with the client to understand their needs using a hands-on, direct involvement with clients and their organization to distill functionality and ROI for the business by understanding the various roles, groups, and people using the technology. They believe strongly in understanding the impact of 'a day in the life' for users and not simply building from requirement specifications that may not take user experience into account.
No other platform in the world could do that. Our solution was able to interact with some very high-end and advanced technology in the FinTech space and overcome their preliminary challenge
IG’s ultimate goal is to reduce unnecessary complexity and project scope. The company prefers to create software solutions with a solid foundation built with powerful modular technologies that enable clients to scale it up themselves. Not only is this approach more effective than building big, bloated solutions, but it also helps clients grow their business over time as well. In that pursuit, the company’s objective is not to automate jobs or remove expertise from the organization but to give existing employees the core institutional knowledge and ability to grow in ways they wouldn't have been able to otherwise
Leading by Example-The IG Way
IG has demonstrated its hands-on approach to knowledge transfer and client team education several times. For example, the company recently worked with a client in the FinTech space who had a global, real-time, point-of-sale data platform. The client found the whole task of processing every single financial transaction for thousands of branches in real-time to be highly complex. They struggled to scale technology and add advanced AI capabilities that could deliver real-time processing in an edge-computing environment.
“Companies in our space typically tend to hoard knowledge. Their goal is to get that support and maintenance contract. At IG, we tend to do fairly few support and maintenance contracts and focus instead on building solutions, innovations, and new technology adoptions”
Seeking Knowledge and Creating Real Change
With their real-world experience and open-minded approach to cutting-edge tech, IG brings novel solutions to organizations and seeks new ways to create value for them. As Knoodle puts it, IG is continuously gauging the risk appetite of our clients. Different companies and clients have different risk appetites, either from a fiduciary/ regulatory or operational standpoint. As a result, IG implements technologies that strike a good balance between being cutting-edge and technically capable of maintaining and supporting even the most advanced requirements. In addition, the company has had a continued focus on more growth in their U.S. teams to deliver a highly sought-after functionality in the software development industry—AI. IG is also particularly piqued by the edge computing and big data front as well, including distributed microservices environments that they work with frequently. As a result, they are seeing these technologies pushing out further from the data center and into the point of consumption. There's also an uptick in IoT, as things have started to stabilize concerning COVID. Many companies are using IoT now more than before and edge computing due to the ubiquity of high-capacity processing power on mobile devices and better artificial intelligence chips, furthering the remote operations agenda.
As a truly global organization, IG has a substantial presence across four continents, with approximately a dozen employees in Ukraine. Its sister company, Ignis Invictus, has spent a lot of time working with NGOs on orphanage and refugee relief work over the years, supporting them in everything from summer youth programs to orphanage work with young children, toddlers to vehicle purchases and refugee support. Ignis Invictus is currently active in supporting a network of 13+ NGOs that cover humanitarian and ministry outreach throughout the western part of Ukraine. Due to their presence, Ignis Invictus was perfectly positioned when the war broke out and could help funnel relief efforts into these areas and meet the needs of people fleeing the conflict. With their eyes fixed on that next-generation horizon and feet firmly planted on stable builds, IG is on a mission to pave the way for high-value enterprise software and give back to the society that supported them for decades to come