News and updates for 2017

I am excited to announce a series of updates and news for VVL Systems, it’s customers, and our immediate and extended family, which makes 2017 an extremely promising year.

To start, I take pride in calling our employees and consultant ecosystem as family; I have come to depend and rely on you as a member of my own family, and have met some outstanding people in the course of the past 8 years we’ve been in business.  I truly believe that a good success strategy is entrusting your most valuable customers with people you can trust and count on, both in success and failure.  It’s often times of most need that you learn who you are, and who you can depend on. For that, Thank You!

2016 was an extremely successful year for us, which positions us extremely well into 2017. In summary, here’s a short list of accomplishments:

  • We’ve transformed our business from a traditionally operated, office-centric company to an agile operated business, providing our employees and contractors with flexible schedule while increasing the focus and execution of services to our customers.
  • We do what we preach – we are fully cloud-based, having migrated all our systems to Microsoft Azure/Office 365 and Amazon Web Services.  All development, QA, and Production services are now operating in a secure, highly dynamic manner.
  • We are a people-company at heart – this means, we need to offer our employee base with a manner to interact easily, quickly, and expeditiously with each other, regardless where we are in the world. We’ve embraced an agile approach to consulting and use tools such as Slack, DaPulse, and other productivity communications tools to facilitate this progressive mode of operation.
  • We’ve broadened our consulting and contractor relationship, nationally and internationally, to ensure we have access to the smartest brain trust in the industry. This enriches our capability and Time-to-Market, as well as empowers other small businesses who are differentiators in the market.  To help jumpstart our cloud focus, we have established a new Senior Cloud Lead role reporting to me and am pleased to announce cloud veteran Tom Richer will fill this strategic role.  Tom has worked at cloud consulting leaders Microsoft Consulting Services, IBM Global Services, and Cognizant and brings a breadth and depth of knowledge in the Microsoft Azure and AWS cloud consulting space. He will be leading VVL Systems to further our Cloud Consulting portfolio and Microsoft Cloud relationship.
  • Lowered our costs, added value: we’ve lowered our operating costs 20% year over year, while increasing revenue by 100% FY 2016 and 50% year over year – all while achieving amazing customer success and reference-ability. Just look at some of our recent projects and customers.  They are fanatic about our team and we are thankful for them.
  • We are now an official Microsoft Cloud Solutions Provider (CSP): this means we can be a one-stop shop provider and both resell and provide a breadth of consulting offerings to our customers across the Microsoft Cloud Portfolio (Azure, Office 365, and Dynamics CRM).  On behalf of Microsoft, we are also now certified to provide Microsoft funded engagements around Software Assurance Deployment Planning Services (DPS), Azure Everywhere workshops and assessments, Cloud Trusted Partner offerings, and Cloud Investment Funding (CIF) consulting POC engagements.  We’ve achieved our Silver Cloud level in the Microsoft Partner Network with competencies in cloud platform and cloud hosting and are working hard to advance to the Gold Cloud partner level and attain additional cloud competencies around IoT and Big Data/Analytics.
  • We are also an official BMC Software Solution Provider (SP): this means we are able to deliver, directly to customer, a spectrum of products and services from BMC – Cloud, Data Center Automation, Professional Services, Training, and Support.

As you can see, in 2017, we are bringing  a whole new set of capabilities to the market and I am extremely proud of what VVL can offer to our clients.  A whole lot of new possibilities are coming and I will be announcing them as we bring them to the market.

Happy New Year!

Vinnie Lima
Managing Director

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January 14, 2017
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