The closure of non-essential businesses and physical distancing mandates across the globe from COVID-19 has revealed an important challenge for organizations needing to quickly adopt a remote worker strategy. Over the course of a month businesses have had to quickly mobilize their in-office workforce with the tools they needed to work from home, while maintaining security and compliance. As leaders and internal teams were busy focusing on the “how” we also needed to pay close attention to our most critical asset – the people.
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COVID-19: here's what's happening at Tangentia
Coronavirus (COVID-19)—it’s everywhere in the media and some of us might have already experienced it at close quarters. Similar to other companies, it’s impacting Tangentia, too.
We’re embracing this change of pace for the unique opportunities it’s providing. Our employees are adapting to the remote work lifestyle, with our Toronto employees saving an average of two hours on their daily commutes. We’re also encouraging our team to spend more time with their families, take up new hobbies, or join online courses. Overall, we are coming to a full week of 'working from home' (WFH – is our internal term for this), and there had been nothing but good reviews from our employees. We are beginning to wonder, why did we all not think of this earlier?
Business Continuity is the buzzword today. But for us to ensure that it is successful, a lot has to happen in the background. With our 150+ employees in Canada, USA and India who are working from home during the pandemic, we had to ensure that our phone systems remain accessible to all our clients securely from their homes, their laptops are securely connected to our network, and their accesses to our systems are well-governed and highly secured. White listing IP addresses of employees in our firewalls and our client firewalls was proactively initiated a little while ago, but we also had to make sure that the employees had global static IP's on their internet as otherwise, the firewalls would not let them in. Suffice to say, a lot had to happen for us to successfully roll out our Business Continuity Plans around the COVID-19 pandemic. I am proud of our global teams' seamless execution of our Business Continuity Plans that seem to be proven by this anecdote: We had a client who made an unplanned visit to our office, assuming that the people he was speaking to over the phone were in, when there was actually no one in the office as everybody had been instructed to work from home for health and safety concerns around COVID-19.
We at Tangentia had already embraced video conferencing, web conferencing and remote troubleshooting for a while now, and believe it or not, we even have some customers whom we have never met in person due to geographical distance. We have customers that have been using Tangentia B2B services such as Tangentia Gateway EDI platform for nearly 16 years, and have only interacted with them on the phone or seen them via Google Hangouts screen. We have hundreds of such customers globally, and we thank them for their trust. Our clients can continue to expect the same high-quality and rapid delivery cycle that our company is so well known for.
With the evolution of Tangentia over the last 16 years to an Agile Digital Transformation company and with establishing of the Tangentia Automation, Tangentia B2B and Tangentia Digital business units, we see the sudden pivot to remote work as a tremendous opportunity available to companies throughout the world.
As you know, Automation is in our blood even before the onset of Artificial Intelligence(AI) and Robotic Process Automation(RPA). We are undoubtedly leaders in implementation of RPA solutions in Canada and India, and we are working with strategic partners like Automation Anywhere, IBM, Blueprism, UI Path, and others to ensure that the solution and platforms that we offer, allow our customers to not just surmount the challenges of COVID-19, but to strengthen their businesses to become more resilient to such challenges in the future, and provide them with a sustainable global competitive advantage.
Our goal is to empower our clients through a business continuity-first approach. Whether that’s through AI, RPA or EDI solutions, or in other ways — we understand the importance of ensuring that your everyday operations are running smoothly. With the Tangentia teams and solutions, you can rely upon enterprise-grade, fully resilient solutions and support. Once we ensure that business continuity is maintained, we will enable your business with RPA, B2B and Digital technologies. These will not just increase the resilience and agility of your business, but will ensure that when the dark cloud of COVID-19 and the recessionary trends lift, your business will be able to sprint forward with a lower cost structure and responsive systems and processes to leverage the new growth opportunities.
While the world we work in may be uncertain right now, I am confident that this will also pass and we will all be looking at growing our businesses in a short while from now.
In closing, to all our existing clients and potential new customers globally, the entire Tangentia team is here to support you with any questions or concerns that you may have. Don’t hesitate to contact me personally.
Stay safe & healthy everyone, and let's take care of ourselves and each other.
P.S. – I drove by the office yesterday and I must confess that we did miss assigning a task in our WFH strategy and that was watering the office plants. I took care of it and have put it on our list of things to do going forward 🙂
Tangentia Jigyasa Quiz 2020 grows bigger with 8 cities, 200 teams
16/February/2020 Porvorim, Goa: The Tangentia Jigyasa Quiz (TJQ) started in 2017 as a modest business and technology quiz in Goa for corporate and college teams. In the initial year, there were mostly local teams and a handful of national teams attending. In 2019, the quiz became national with prelims in 6 cities in India and 100+ teams participating. This year is the 4th Edition of the Tangentia Jigyasa Quiz and the organizing team has pulled all stops to make it a bigger and better affair. The prelims will be held simultaneously in 8 cities in India via video conference and the participants can even have team members in different cities. In 2019, Tangentia Jigyasa Quiz was the first Quiz to have video conferencing and virtual team members participate in India and in 2020, no other quiz offers anything even remotely close. The video conferencing and virtual team participation is possible thanks to the technological prowess of the title sponsor- Tangentia, a leading global technology consulting company. This year there will be an international element to the Quiz with the Quiz Master, Tangentia CEO, Vijay Thomas virtually asking questions for the prelims from the Tangentia headquarters in Toronto, Canada.
This year's participants include Sai Mitra Constructions from Hyderabad who are the reigning champions from 2017 as well as 2019. Sai Mitra Constructions are also past national winners of the Tata Crucible Quiz and their participation in the Tangentia Jigyasa Quiz is testament to the high standards and caliber of the quiz as well as of the competition. Speaking of the competition for 2020, teams from all over India representing corporates like Hero MotoCorp, Tech Mahindra, RBS, Pai Kane, Edelweiss, SAIL,RBI, Capgemini, Indian Oil, Novartis, Barclays. Educational institutions participating include IIM Calcutta, IIT Madras, Welingkars Mumbai, Madras Christian College, Dhempe College and many more.
The prelims for the Tangentia Jigyasa Quiz will be held on February 22nd at 11am in Delhi,
Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Pune and Goa. Finals of the Quiz will be held in Goa on March 7th and 7 winning teams from all over India will battle on their knowledge of business, technology as well as their ability to make reasonable deductions in a collegiate fun format. There will be multiple bidding rounds that will also add an element of risk taking to the event, with teams having to decide on their risk/return strategies. It will be an exciting evening for the participants as well as for the audience with a lot of audience prizes. The total prize money at stake is ₹300,000 with the winners turning richer. Teams can register at www.jigyasaquiz.com
“It was a wonderful experience representing Goa and Goan Business in Israel. Right off the bat, Goa was very well recognized by Israeli business people as multiple generations of Israeli's have been coming to Goa as tourists and the fact that they could do business in Goa brought a smile to their faces. Representing Tangentia which is a technology company, it was initially difficult building a business proposition for the Israeli technology companies to partner with us but after a few conversations, it was evident that there is a huge opportunity for Israeli companies looking at the Indian market to partner with companies based out of Goa and using that partnership to springboard into the Indian market.”
“There is a lot of trust built over the decades between Israel and Goa and with direct flights starting up in September between Tel Aviv and Goa, it will be a huge catalyst to business. Our delegation was successful in convincing multiple major Israeli organizations in the Innovation, Startup and Medical fields to participate in Vibrant Goa and we look forward to meeting them in Goa in October.”
“It was my first visit to Israel and I will confidently say that it will not be the last one. I would like to thank Vibrant Goa for the opportunity to be part of this wonderful delegation and the Government of Goa to have sent Mr. Joshua Dsouza as an official representative on the delegation. Slowly but surely, we are confident that Goa will be on the mind of Israeli businesses when they think of India.”
Cycloides Inc Canada closes strategic funding round led by Tangentia Ventures.
Cycloides Inc Canada today announced the closure of a Strategic Funding round led by Canada based Tangentia Ventures Limited. This partnership aims to accelerate growth for Cycloides Inc and Tangentia in the technology Consulting and R & D verticals. “What Anil and team have created in five years is really impressive,” says Vijay Thomas, CEO of Tangentia- “This partnership will create a very productive and unique eco-system where one organization complement’s the other in technology, growth, and strategy. This is a huge step for both Tangentia and Cycloides”, he added. “We are positioning to launch ourselves to other niche verticals and Tangentia Ventures would be an ideal partner for us to scale our business globally”- remarked Anil A R, Cycloides Inc. Technology Consulting and Digital Transformation are the major focuses of Cycloides Inc. They have developed state of the art solutions for enterprises across the world. Many of the Cycloides’ R&D projects are changing the way we live.
Cycloides is now one of the fastest-growing and technologically proficient Technology Consulting Companies in Canada. With their global Excellence Delivery Centres in India as its backbone, Cycloides have been able to deliver projects with unparalleled quality and reliability. With their headquarters in Toronto Canada, Cycloides has two global Delivery Centres in Thiruvananthapuram India, one of the best Technology eco-centers in the country. They also have a presence in four other technology and business hubs around the world- Vancouver, New York, Singapore and Kuala Lumpur.
Tangentia is a leading global boutique digital transformation firm with a comprehensive portfolio of solutions that can bridge the most challenging technology gaps while creating significant cost efficiencies and competitive advantage across an organization and its supply chain. Tangentia is headquartered in Toronto, Canada with additional offices in New York, USA, and Goa, India. Tangentia made the 2018 GROWTH 500 list with five-year revenue growth of 586% for the 6th year in a row. This achievement reflects the consistently high growth rate that Tangentia has been able to achieve over the almost 15 years of its existence since its inception in Toronto in 2003. Tangentia America was also on the INC 5000 list of fastest-growing companies in the USA in 2018. Tangentia business divisions include Tangentia AI which provides AI, RPA and Blockchain solutions, Tangentia B2B provides EDI, Ecommerce, Data Sync, and PIM solutions and Tangentia Consulting provides Salesforce & IBM consulting, Mobile and Application Development. Tangentia provides these solutions to multiple industries like Banking & Financial Services & Insurance(BFSI), Retail, Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG), Telecom, Healthcare and Government.
Tangentia's Human to Superhuman
See you at the Tangentia's Human to SuperHuman Event.
Human to Superhuman Automation Event
It's easy to understand, right? Even when explained “what is automation?” by Afaq Qazi, an automation specialist. I tried my best to ignore the thoughts, telling me, “I already know this stuff”. It's easy to tune out when you think you know. The challenge is that maybe I'm wrong. Keeping an open mind, I listened to what Afaq had to say.
The speed of technological change is forcing people to reevaluate what they know about automation. Of course automation is a hot topic and for good reason. It is controversial. It can be good or bad depending on where you sit. As an employee, automation can induce fear in even the most talented workers. Take the GM closures as an example. More automation combined with declining sales means many people will soon be out of work. Knowledge workers are also not without risk of being replaced by automation. As a business owner, automation is required to compete.
I listened to Afaq speak with passion about the work he is doing. This doesn't come across from a website. Ideas about Robotic Process Automation(RPA), Business Process Automation, Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain were discussed with the enthusiam of a child in a toy store. I've read about these ideas and watched videos about them on Youtube, but never before spoke with and expert about them. This experience is the same one you will recieve when you attend our Human to Superhuman Event. Connecting your business to the right automation solution is where the real magic happens and it always starts with education and a conversation.
I invite you to attend the Human to Superhuman event. Reimagine automation applications within your business. Hear it from Afaq Qazi himself and other guest speakers who will be sharing ideas and insights on automation. The day would not be complete without also discussing Tangentia digital, security, cloud and EDI. So keep an open mind an learn about the future of automation today.
The dates for Upcoming events will be announced soon
Tangentia makes the GROWTH 500 list. 6 years in a row!
Canadian Business and PROFIT today ranked Tangentia on the 30th annual GROWTH 500, the definitive ranking of Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies. Published in the October issue of Maclean’s magazine and at CanadianBusiness.com, the GROWTH 500 ranks Canadian businesses by their five-year revenue growth.
Tangentia made the 2018 GROWTH 500 list with five-year revenue growth of 586%. This is the 6th year in a row that Tangentia has been recognized by GROWTH 500. “It is never easy to earn a spot on the GROWTH 500, but this year’s applicant pool was the most competitive yet,” says Deborah Aarts, GROWTH 500 program manager. “This year’s winners demonstrate the resilience, innovation and sheer management smarts it takes to build a thriving business today. Canada—and the world—needs more entrepreneurial success stories like these.”
“Tangentia is honored to be on the GROWTH 500 ranking and we are really proud to be on this list for the last 6 years” says Managing Partner Vijay Thomas”. “This achievement reflects the consistently high growth rate that Tangentia has been able to achieve over the last almost 15 years of our existence since we started in Toronto in 2003. This also speaks to the vibrant Canadian economy and ease of doing business in Toronto. We have been able to grow globally with additional offices in USA and India but our roots will always be Canadian and we will always cherish this recognition.”