Think the Unthinkable to Spark Transformation in Your Business - Luke Williams
At Railston & Co, we are less about workshops, whiteboards and theory and more about delivering tangible results and practical solutions.
For our clients, this usually means disrupting existing business models, changing or challenging existing business practices, modifying current processes or shifting attitudes and thinking in order help make the significant step change or improvement required in the clients chosen market sector. We accomplish this by blending together a mix of current proven technologies with new emerging ones and bridging current business models with new, more innovative ones.
Whether we are helping you define a new strategy, understand what is technically possible or just simply changing the way you think about your challenges, we have the experience and expertise to make the difference. We Love what we do and this comes through from the passion we put in to the work we do. We foster a culture that promotes excellent performance, teamwork, inclusion, and innovation and change.
The result we aim towards is one that gives our client a clear and measurable competitive advantage.
Areas of Expertise
“Don’t wait for a couple of guys in a garage to come up with an idea that will upend your business” – Linda Tischler
At Railston & Co we tend to think differently when looking at the business challenges that face our clients in the 21st Century. We encourage change and we encourage you to challenge your current assumptions and conventions in an effort to produce an unconventional strategy that leaves your competition scrambling to catch up.
Businesses cannot afford to wait until they’re backed into a corner to react to market trends and forces. This creates risks that usually lead to bad decisions which could have been avoided months or even years earlier.
In a global economy with the pace of change as it is you need to be open minded about thinking differently, you need a way of thinking that turns consumer expectations upside down and moves your market or industry forward. Its called Disruptive Thinking.
The World is Flat – Thomas Friedman 2005
According to Thomas Friedman, the world is flat in the sense that the competitive playing field between industrial and emerging market countries is levelling. The world of business is definitely changing and you are no longer competing just nationally but internationality. This is a double edge sword. For those that embrace change and seize it with both hands there are rich rewards. For those that fail to see that change is necessary in order to remain competitive, or simply ignore it, there is only a slow and painful decline.
Digital transformation, or as some refer to it, digital reinvention, allows you to review all aspects of your business operations to determine which elements need to change.
The team at Railston & Co can support you through this process, step by step. We can help you identify which products or services within your business are best suited to change, help you to define a new strategy or new operating model as well as build the platform if required, leaving you to take care of the cultural and organisational aspects that accompany the transformation.
Web Application Development
A web application or web app as its often referred to, is any software that runs in a web browser. An example is Gmail which doesn’t require you to install or download any software. The benefits enable you to work from anywhere you have access to a browser. You don’t need to worry about comparabilities or which version of the software you’re using or version of data you’re accessing as everything is centralised, meaning everyone is working from the same version.
The team at Railston and Co specialise in designing and building complex web applications. This experience dates back to the late nineties and Egg.com, the first pure play internet bank in the UK.
IoT Internet of Things
The Internet of Things (IoT) is the network of physical objects—devices, vehicles, buildings and other items—embedded with electronics, software, sensors, and network connectivity that enables these objects to collect and exchange data. According to Cisco, the market’s size could be worth a staggering $19 trillion by 2025 and could add over $10 trillion to the world’s GDP.
Railston & Co have had experience integrating these sensors into Web Applications and Dashboards enabling our clients to visually monitor in realtime the status of mission critical systems and external environments.
Mobile Application Development
Mobile application development is a term used to denote the act or process by which application software is specifically developed for mobile devices. The benefits of writing a native application specifically for a mobile device mean that you can take advantage of the unique features a particular mobile device offers, for example, the GPS chip, the Camera or the Accelerometer.
The team at Railston & Co have experience building Mobile Applications over the last 10 years. From simple games and HR applications to more sophisticated, mission critical asset management and maintenance platforms.
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is changing the way that business is conducted. Now. We can help you to capitalise on the new opportunities to work smarter that AI is creating. Defining potential AI use cases, introducing a framework for centralizing & contextualizing data and them implementing process changes, Railston & Co have the experience, knowledge & tools to give your business a competitive edge.
The management at Railston & Co started their software careers in 1993 at AI International Ltd building AI solutions, in LISP and Prolog.
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