Imhotek UK Ltd carries out IT consultancy and development projects. Although based in the UK, we have a wide reach with partners in Australia, Asia and the Americas. Our customers have included major Banks, Service and Infrastructure organisations, Communications giants, Global network providers and many small businesses.
IT projects of any sort notoriously run late and over budget. The teams get larger closer to the deadline, in the belief that this will help. The project deliveries are disappointing.
One of our favourite cartoons is the 'tree swing' - shown below. We recognise the importance of working closely with the customer and determining the exact nature of the problem, then providing frequent feedback and decision points to ensure we deliver what was actually wanted. One of our project managers will become the central point of contact and manage the project from start to finish.
Of course, delivery is the first part in the journey; we endeavour to ensure that customers are fully able to manage the deliverables, but provide support for further changes, for as long as is required.
We have architected, installed, support and built many systems and applications for customers, often to bridge gaps between two disparate systems, but also to provide complete applications uniquely tailored to their needs. Sometimes we've simply been asked to carry out due diligence, or test other peoples work. Skills and systems include:
We provide consultancy from systems design, development, IT project and systems management, right up to IT Director or CTO placement.
The name Imhotek was originally derived from the Egyptian character "Imhotep" who was one of the first physician and architects of ancient Egypt. As we intended to both fix and architect solutions for our customers - it seemed appropriate.
Others have noted that 'In My Humble Opinion' (IMHO) TEK is also thrown in their for good measure. The "Mummy" films changed Imhotep into a rather nasty character, but people started saying "Imhotek, I think I've heard of you", much to our delight and amusment.
A similar cartoon was first seen in the 1960's in the UK. A new version is penned every year. It would seem that issues with projects are common - just ask Dilbert. We aim to help and get to the last image as-soon-as-possible :-)