What do you think is the company’s biggest strength right now?
I think that the best strength and advantage that Dot Com Infoway has at present is that, despite the obvious challenges, we can still take numerous avenues to ensure growth. We’re quite fortunate in that ours is an industry where any goal is a possibility and can, in turn, be realized with the right strategising, foresight, and planning.
If you’re in the tech industry, it’s vital to make the most out of that. To actively look for opportunities, because they’re, indeed, many – if you know how to look.
Of course, that wouldn’t have been possible if we hadn’t coordinated our efforts, reinforced a culture where teamwork is valued, and listened to the call of our passion. We still continue to do these things to stoke the flame, so to speak.
It’s not uncommon for employees to job-hop nowadays. What do you do to discourage this?
It’s not just about making sure they’re well compensated and letting your HR managers do all the work for you. I actually dedicate time to reaching out to my team. They’re like family to me, and I like to think that the sentiment is mutual. I mean, I wouldn’t have established a reputation as a mentor, otherwise.
It’s been said that you should cultivate your employees’ strengths, communicate, and be open to feedback. I simply took that to heart. That being said, it certainly requires you to adopt a certain mindset to ensure that your doors will always be open.
What technology are you working with recently?
We’re choosing to focus on our strengths as a mobile app development and digital marketing agency. These fields in themselves are vast enough as they are, and we’ve only touched the tip of the iceberg in their equally numerous subfields.
What’s great about working in these separate fields is that, inevitably, you learn how to pinpoint the latest technologies that will help achieve your specific goals. For instance, in digital marketing, marketing automation is being touted as this magic bullet that can help cure most online businesses’ woes.
While it’s definitely not that, we can’t deny that it does impart unprecedented benefits, particularly in lowering costs, reducing workload, and increasing efficiency.
Tell me about a product that you made that you’re particularly proud of.
While I definitely have a lot of completed projects that I’m proud of, I consider our initiative school management software, EduKool, to be the best fit in this exclusive category. I still fondly look back to the time when it won the Best Value award in 2020. It’s the kind of work that gets recognised precisely because it’s delivering value in more ways than one.
The gist of what it brings is that it makes school life easier and better for teachers, administrators, and students alike – ultimately, leading to higher-quality education. It’s on its own pedestal due to that fact alone.
What tools and strategies do you use to make sure you meet your team goals?
We’ve come up with our lifecycle models that include a design phase, construction phase, testing phase, and maintenance phase. We stick to them as much as possible to keep the development process going smoothly and be as productive as possible.
The same goes for our project management, we follow a step-by-step standard procedure that includes start up meeting, design stage, development stage, and signoff stage. Each of these stages ensures that we keep mistakes at the minimum, if not zero, and maintain quality.
Ultimately, it’s better to experience it yourself than to simply listen to how it works.
What are your outside interests?
If I’m not having a fun time interacting with my peers in the real world or social media, you can expect me to be engrossed in a mobile game or two. Otherwise, I’m probably satisfying my travel itch.