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A few weeks ago I decided to leave my position as Chief of Technology and Operations at Zyncro and join the 15th largest company worldwide in order to help implement its “digital strategy”. Although it was a tough but exciting decision to make (given the many days and nights I have lived through with Zyncro and its great people), I leave satisfied with the work I have carried out. I’m sure that the new CTO, Susana Duran (with whom I have worked for the last 10 years) is the best guarantee for the continuity and growth of the company.
Not a single day has gone by in the last 3 years at Grupo Inspirit (Spamina, Zyncro…) when I have not learned something new and now the time has come to put it to use within a multinational company where keeping freshness to ideas and the pace will be a whole new challenge.
I don’t think I’m wrong in saying that major corporations (and I have worked in one for 8 years) have a lot to learn from SMEs and startups.
The way that large projects are handled is probably one of their weak points and where the small company has a lot more to offer and teach. On the whole, big strategies that involve hundreds of people from diverse departments and various external providers end up in chaos due to communication failure, a lack of involvement from key people and an excess in the documentation generated.
… and it is at this point that Zyncro proves a winner. Imagine a major project within a multinational with its own web page, with a people directory of all of the people involved (50 or 100 or 200 or…), with its suppliers, with all of the information in a well-organized manner, accessible and with a “comments wall” that keeps us informed of all updates that arise when it comes to meetings, documentation, etc. Imagine all of this and what’s more, the possibility of setting it up in less that a day, and paying for one service - giving savings on hardware, data centers, licenses and systems administration.
If we consider the level of security, there is probably more protection and control in a cloud infrastructure than in a corporate data center where access to your information is no longer in the hands of your programmers and administrators. All you need is to leave behind your old prejudices and your great new project will begin to take off.