Let’s start with the obvious, 2020 was an unexpected year to say the least. It has changed the outlook of how we work, connect and come together as a community across the globe. For us at Xgrid, this year was full of achievements, growth and success, with a focus on how the team adapted to the ever changing landscape across the globe. The entire Xgrid team met the challenges of working from home like champs and emerged successful with high spirits. The constant show of hard work and persistence by everyone resulted in some very noteworthy achievements! While 2020 was a year everyone will remember for a very long time (hint: CoronaVirus), we at Xgrid wanted to look back at our achievements during this eventful year.
Xgrid is Now an AWS Select Consulting Partner!
The biggest highlight of the year has been Xgrid achieving the status of AWS Select Consulting Partner. This milestone was achieved by the untiring efforts of the DevOps team at Xgrid, who has shown proven results both in our inhouse AWS based projects and, have served our customers at various fronts. Our team of AWS certified individuals are proficient in providing AWS based solutions in various tech domains such as internet of things (IoT), consumer based products, interactive learning, business-to-business (B2B) solutions, etc. The quality of the work reflected in our timely deliverables which not only led to value generation for the business but also helped us achieve this coveted status.
In a nutshell, our team’s arsenal of multiple AWS certifications, customer success stories and of course strong technical comprehension all helped us in getting this status in the AWS Partner Network.
Announcing Mobile App Development as a Separate Business Vertical
The badge for AWS Partner Network is not the only thing we earned this year. Owing to a great demand for custom mobile applications from multiple clients and an increase in the usage of mobile apps in general, we decided to up our mobile app development game and realized that it was time to offer it as a separate new business service. From native to cross-platform apps, we have developed mobile apps for enterprises of all sizes. The apps developed by our team for our valuable clients are deployed in the production environment and currently in use by thousands of users. So, this year also saw Xgrid offering a dedicated business vertical for mobile app development which consolidates all our previous experience of developing iOS and Android applications for clients.
Advancing Amidst the Pandemic
While work from home (WFH) has always been an option for the employees at Xgrid, to combat the impact of pandemic on businesses this year, we went 100% remote for a specific period of time. It came with its own challenges but the team Xgrid stood against the odds and proved that with dedication and hard work no challenge is too big. The members of the Xgrid family worked closely together to deliver the customer projects as per the promised timeline and kept business running as usual with their high spirits. While adjusting to the new normal, we kept our vision of giving back to the community in mind by helping those who are less fortunate using our technical knowledge and expertise. In order to do so, Xgrid formed a long term partnership with Chal Foundation and conducted sessions to pass on the tech and other essential digital skills we possess to those suffering from limb loss and disabilities. The idea is to empower the physically challenged individuals and help them become productive members of their communities.
Recognized by P@SHA as the Leading Hero for ‘Brand Development’
Last but not the least, one of the most exciting developments to happen this year had been Xgrid’s decision to venture into the world of digital marketing under the umbrella of X-96, an Xgrid brand. We had already been working extensively in the domain of digital marketing for clients, for quite a while now. This year, we partnered with Expert Marketing Advisors (EMA), a renowned digital marketing agency located in the US. Previously, we have also been honored with an award for Brand Development at the 14th Annual P@SHA ICT Awards ceremony. We decided to crank it up a notch and form our own digital marketing brand called X-96 to provide dedicated marketing services to customers. This project has been in the works and is all set to be revealed as the new year begins!
All in all, it has been a great year for us at Xgrid. We earned new badges, learnt a great deal more and are set to achieve many more things. With new ventures and delving into new domains, we are very excited for the upcoming year and hope that we continue to excel upwards and onwards in 2021 as well.