It's that time of year again! With the holidays quickly approaching, Devolutions wants to take a moment to wish our wonderful community a very happy and joyous holiday season.
The classic holiday song “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year” can mean different things to different people. For us, what makes the holidays so special is that it gives us a chance to share our immense, heartfelt gratitude to the most important people in our world: YOU, the members of our incredible global community.
Your support, loyalty, and partnership mean everything to us. It motivates us to consistently work at the highest level of competence and professionalism. And just as importantly, it drives us to keep innovating and raising the bar.
We cannot overstate how important this powerful, authentic connection with our community is. You are an integral part of WHO we are. You are not just customers. You are partners! We admire and respect you, and promise to never let you down!
You know, it’s kind of funny: for more than 10 years, CEOs and other executives from many companies — in all sectors and industries — have asked us how we created such a fiercely loyal and engaged community. And they are always surprised by our answer: we didn’t “create” anything, because you cannot engineer this kind of dynamic.
The formula is simple to understand, but difficult to implement: relentlessly focus on serving customers vs. the other way around (lots of companies get this mixed up!), always listen to ALL feedback (not just the positive stuff!), and be transparent in everything (honesty and integrity must be absolute principles).
And speaking of transparency…
If you have any doubt of our commitment in this area, then we can provide no better evidence than this photo collage of some team members who have donned their ugliest Christmas sweaters. My friends, this kind of raw, unrestrained anti-fashion statement is PEAK TRANSPARENCY. We cannot surpass this.
Fun Stuff During the Holidays
Hopefully, you will be able to relax and unwind a little during the holidays. To help make your season brighter, here are some fun activities:
- Check out the Devolutions 2022 Year in Review (part 1 and part 2). It’s a fun month-by-month recap of the year, highlighting key events and happenings.
- Explore 10 spectacular holiday displays from around the world.
- Take our fun and challenging Lord of the Rings quiz, Game of Thrones quiz, Star Wars quiz, and Star Trek quiz.
- Watch some movies that are perfect for IT pros.
- Read some books that every IT pro should read at least once.
- Enjoy (or re-enjoy) hilarious Sysadminotaur comics, including this year’s holiday-themed gem:
Wrapping it Up
To wrap-up this article (get it? Like gift wrapping? Sorry — that won’t happen again), once again we wish you and yours a delightful holiday season, and THANK YOU for your loyalty, support, and friendship. We will see you in a few days when the curtain rises on a new year, and our CEO David shares the much-anticipated Devolutions 2023 Roadmap!