Thursday, August 26, 2010

We Welcome New Joinees

Cygnet went from campus to campus to recruit and induct some fresh blood and groom them to future IT managers.

Post Independence Day celebrations, the campus recruits were inducted into the Organization. They will now have to go through the induction program designed specially to groom them into their new roles.

You can feel the vibrancy, the rawness and excitement of the youth, and the burning fire that always hungry for more information.

The transition from campus to career can be quite exciting. The curiosity of an individual who goes through this experience is something to observe.

As a part of their induction, a session has been arranged with each department to share their experiences with the new joinee’s. Technical sessions have been arranged to train them on processes and practices followed in the organization. While they move to their respective teams to get a real time experience after 15 days, the technical trainings are expected to continue for 4months and we expect to have them ready as subject matter expert in their fields.

We look forward to a great inning from them and with wish them all the best.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Welcome to our new office……

The day started early, we reached office to a flower decked entry instead of the usual hammering, cutting and grinding we had got used to over last couple of months.

As we entered we could hear the chanting of mantras of the Satyanarayan puja in progress. (Satyanarayan puja is an auspicious Indian ritual. The whole office gathered to attend the rituals and took active interest in the whole proceedings that continued for almost 3 hours.

This was followed by ritual of placing a Kalasha ( an earthen pot filled with water covered with mango leaves and a coconut placed over it, covered with a piece of cloth and a red and white thread. As per the tradition the ceremony was facilitated by 4 little girls. The kalasha symbolizes immortality, joy, love, respect and greatness.

This was followed by prasad & feasting

With the blessing of the Gods, purified by the rituals, brimming with a lot of positive energy, our new office is now ready to be occupied.

I could hear a lot of eager murmurs as to who gets to sit in the new offices.

More about the new offices and who managed to get there in the next story

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

PHP @ Cygnet website has a new turf

After working extensively in the background the PHP technology has its very own turf on cygnet website. A new PHP section in the technology area has been added to the Cygnet website that highlights case study of some interesting projects done by the PHP team.

The PHP team has been working in the background for quite some time now. The very first project PHP team was asked to develop was Cygnet Infotech’s own website. The site was given a new structure, shape, look & feel and new content. The site received a lot of compliments from many clients and visitors. Though the PHP team came up with a beautiful website, they did not get a place on the main site for their work as they did not have a show case or a set of case studies to present. The PHP team earned a place on the website quickly completing many projects and earning much client appreciation. Case studies of some of these projects are now available on the website.

We now have a dedicated PHP department and a section of marketing is also focused on PHP business. The team already boosts of excellent client referrals. It also deserves mention that this is the first dedicated team we have created to work on an open source technology and we expect this team to contribute a significant share of overall Cygnet business in this financial year.

Introducing PHP technology in the organization has helped us add new clients and service requirements of our existing clients that we were earlier not able to address. PHP is a platform of choice for E-commerce, business websites, corporate websites, personal and family pages, church and school websites online reservations systems, Small business Web sites, Community-based portals etc to name a few.

This new section provides a center stage to the PHP technology at Cygnet Infotech highlighting the typical client requirements & challenges that were delivered by Cygnet Infotech’s PHP team with innovative solutions.
Check out the new page to know more about what we have achieved and what more we are capable of.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Something fresh is brewing!!!

Oh you bet something fresh is brewing at Cygnet HO. Behind closed shutters the aroma of fresh paints, fresh d├ęcor is trying to give away the secrets of a new office space.

Though Cygnet had announced the opening of its new premises on the ten year celebrations in June this year, but the grapevine has been abreast with how the new office will look like.

There are speculations, speculations and more speculations but no concrete answers.

I am wondering myself how will it be; taking a look at all the colorful laminations lying outside the site I guess we are in for something funkier and livelier.

I am just dying to know what will be the layout, the color schemes. I cannot contain the curiosity but all is going behind the shutters so guess will have to wait till final unveiling of the masterpiece.

Till then it’s just the whiffs of fresh paints and varnishes and a dash of lively orange yellow laminates winking.