Alpha IT Philosophy
Concepts that Guide Us
Alpha IT Services was founded by a team of explorers searching for a better route to deliver adaptable receivables software to a wider audience while maintaining the high level of service, security and expertise required to create a true enterprise solution.
It was an explorer who led our species out of the trees and onto the plains where an explorer developed agriculture, an explorer developed trade routes and an explorer created ships to sail the seas.
Explorers are a rare breed, driven by a potent mix of curiosity and ambition. Those constantly seeking something greater than what is known. An explorer is one who paves new ground and leaves a trail behind them for others to follow and it's the explorer who first sets eyes
Use contemporary tools and technology to lead others
Keep the most options open, flexibility is key
Security is paramount
Prepared for anything
Evolving systems are living systems engaged in a "back and forth", "give and take" relationship with the environment in which they exist. Businesses can be understood in terms of evolving systems with respect to the changing regulatory environment, technology landscape and market conditions they must adapt to.
In a 1963 speech addressing the Southwestern Social Science Association, Louisiana State University professor Leon C. Megginson said
"Yes, change is the basic law of nature. But the changes wrought by the passage of time affects individuals and institutions in different ways. According to Darwin’s Origin of Species, it is not the most intellectual of the species that survives; it is not the strongest that survives; but the species that survives is the one that is able best to adapt and adjust to the changing environment in which it finds itself. Applying this theoretical concept to us as individuals, we can state that the civilization that is able to survive is the one that is able to adapt to the changing physical, social, political, moral, and spiritual environment in which it finds itself."
Understanding this concept, it is easy to see how the same model applies to the business world we find ourselves in everyday. Changing political leadership, changing legal framework, changing competitive environment.
All is change and the ones who succeed are not the ones who were best at any one thing. Such a narrow stance is easily toppled in the changing tides. Success means planning for change and preparing for it. Adaptation must be built in to your core and advantages must be found to capitalize on any risks taken.
For Alpha IT, adaptability isn't just built into the framework of our platform, it's a key to our business model. It drives every idea, conversation and solution we have. It's in the way we create a system and the way we interact with those who use it. From sales to software to service, our focus is on flexibility and how to confer it's advantages on your organization.
Our team is focused on the long term. As a subscription based service, long term sustainability for our company is dependant on the long-term sustainability of our clients. That's why it's our job to give you an edge, any way we can. We take that job seriously and we thrive on the sense of adventure that comes with tackling new and unique business challenges.
Why so "Spacey"?
Space exploration is the epitome of human development and the most worthy use . We came from the stars and to the stars we shall return. Exploration, growth and adaptation are the most essential processes for evolving systems. They are as essential to all life as they are to all business.
When the participants in an evolving system lose sight of whats "out there" and start to believe what is immediately before them is all there is, the system stops evolving and begins eroding. As humans we can remain in place and squabble over increasingly rare resources and opportunities, or we can set our eyes on the sky and spearhead the process of evolution itself.
The same is true in business. When we lose sight of the horizon and begin to think a single process, resource, client or check is the source of our success, we have lost sight of the evolution of process itself. You can continue to squabble with your competition and re-negotiate with clients, constantly splitting hairs and slicing margins, or you can look to the sky, innovate and change the playing field.
Humans have always used our intellect as a way of changing the playing field and when our intellect is used to engineer a distinct advantage in the world, we call it technology. Technology helped us climb out of caves, enabled us to tame the seas and one day, technology will usher us to the stars... but only if we keep our eyes on the sky.
It's when we lose our heading that a system turns in on itself in a self-destructive process of atrophy and cannibalization. Without a greater overarching philosophy to guide
What does this have to do with my agency?
What doesn't it? More than a mission or a vision for any business, a philosophy of life sets a foundation...
The concept of exploration perfectly encapsulates the human condition.