What has ears like a rabbit, a nose like a pig and a tail like a rat? Well its our friend the aardvark and its his special day today! Its also the time of year when we like to celebrate at 2 Aardvarks with our clients and friends. The last 12 months have been so busy for us, working with 3 major clients and splitting time between Hertfordshire, London and Dorset. We have also done several consultancy pieces with other clients. All this has meant we have been too busy to write blogs, tweet etc since last National Aardvark Day! So read on to find out what we have been up to, and what we are doing this National Aardvark Day...
If you are reading this, it’s likely you are involved in travel technology projects of one sort or another. Maybe you work for a travel business that is implementing a piece of technology, or maybe you represent the systems supplier working on the other side of the relationship. As a consultant, I am involved in travel tech on both sides of the equation – splitting my time between holiday companies and technology providers. I should say I am not generally involved in the procurement or selling of systems. I’m the one who gets deep into the detail of analysing the business requirements and the technical possibilities to make the solution work.
With most of my work going on 'behind the scenes' in travel technology, its not often that I get to write about specific projects that 2 Aardvarks has been involved with. I'm very pleased, therefore, to celebrate a new online booking module going live with the recent launch of the new Ramblers Holidays website.
To celebrate National Aardvark Day 2016, we descended into the Aardvark burrow at Colchester Zoo and met AJ, Skyla, OQ and Puq, the family of four sleepy aardvarks who live there. When we named our company back in 2014, we didn't know much about aardvarks and probably couldn't have picked one out in a lineup with tapirs and anteaters. But specialist aardvark keeper Will told us all we needed to know about these curious nocturnal creatures...
Ian Showell is Consultant Business Analyst and Project Manager for 2 Aardvarks Ltd working with a number of clients on travel industry system development and process improvement projects