Our work on behalf of our clients at Symphony Systems also reflects a radical philosophy: We believe that machines should work for people, not the other way around.
“The mechanisms of human thought and communication have been engineered for millions of years, and we should respect them as being of sound design. Moreover, since we must work with this design for the next million years, it will save time if we make our computer models compatible with the mind, rather than the other way around.”
— Daniel H. H. Ingalls, Learning Research Group, Xerox Palo Alto Research Center
From “Design Principles Behind Smalltalk,” BYTE Magazine, August 1981
At Symphony Systems we strive to integrate information technology equipment into a business to meet the needs of users and the business, not place demands on them.
“Complexity is IT enemy number one.”
— Dave Roberts, Inkra Networks
Throughout the years, technology has changed, but our goals and principles have remained the same: to equip our clients with the right tools for the job in the most cost effective way. That’s why we say that we are “bringing people and technology together for business.”
“Information technology and business are becoming inextricably interwoven. I don’t think anybody can talk meaningfully about one without the talking about the other.”
— Bill Gates, Technology Advisor, Microsoft Corp.