VivaScoop - April 2022
Updated: Aug 9
Good day everyone and welcome to Viva Scoop, you're monthly update on everything Vivacity Technologies.
When you're heads down into projects, the weeks/months seem to fly by, and April has been no different. We've been driving forward with several of our existing client focused IT Assessments, while also making great strides with our Public Key Infrastructure solution. On top of this, we're building out a new micro data centre. Yes that's right, we're heading back into the data centre space, but this time mainly focused on hosting and managing our own servers and IT infrastructure.
As you can see, there are lots of updates, so herewith April's update.
Tentative NRC IRAP Funding
The National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC IRAP) is a Canadian government organization specifically setup to support and fund innovation in Canada. They help small and medium-sized businesses with advisory services, international collaboration, as well as grant funding. NRC IRAP is a competitive program and highly sort after for the funding they provide Canadian firms. During a recent call with NRC IRAP we've been tentatively approved for a significant grant to help with the development of our Public Key Infrastructure solution. This is huge news for us and we should receive further confirmation in mid-May, once our proposal/application is complete.
Public Key Infrastructure Update
Delivering on our PKI solution for Redline Communications has been no easy task, but Stefano and the team have been making some awesome strides over the last month, not least standing up the critical Certificate Authority. I'm happy to report that with only 2 months remaining on our deadline to deliver the product, we're on schedule.
In particular, Stefano has been doing great work, so I'd like to take this opportunity to thank him for everything so far. In addition, Angela Liu will be joining the team at the beginning of May, which will be wonderful for the product/solution roll out. As Stefano mentioned to me recently 'onward!'.
The Viva Team have been working with some great clients over the last few months, and each project has posed its own challenges and successes. Overall we're delighted with the progress and as such here's a quick update on where things stand:
City of Pitt Meadows - As we near the end of the IT Business Continuity Plan Assessment, the gap analysis is starting to show some clear signs of 'areas for improvement'. Just having a clear idea of where these gaps are is a great start and we're delighted to be working with the city on this project.
City of Kamloops - We continue to work on a number of IT strategy solutions, including improving connectivity for City owned facilities and buildings. We're very lucky that the City of Kamloops IT department has a great vision of where they'd like to take the community.
Simpcw Resources Group (SRG) - We're currently undertaking the IT current state assessment with our newest client, and we've uncovered some very meaningful areas that could support their future growth. Overall we're working with wonderful people and a great organization.
To learn more about our IT assessments, don't hesitate to reach out to me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Her Startup Raised $3 Million. Then It All Started Falling Apart
I came across this article the other day, on a technology founder who had some big wins, but then things started to go awry. Straight from the article 'The problem, in a nutshell, was that even with all that success, the founder/CEO was losing control. Her company was overpromising and under-delivering. Deadlines weren't being met. Runway was burning. Investors were frustrated. Customers were angry'.
I'm constantly reminded in this role about how important it is to get things right and not compromise, or overstretch, the team on who we are and what we do. Its early days in the Vivacity journey, but we're laser focused on building a great organization. Hopefully one we can all be proud of.
Thank you so much for tuning in and don't hesitate to reach out to the Viva team with any questions.
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