I must confess that 2 weeks into my current job, I had asked myself why I left my previous position at a cushy university. The stress was tremendous, and I had on my lap, an US$2.8 million IT project to build my company’s IT infrastructure up from scratch in 12 countries. All this, I had to do by 1st Oct, as we were cutting off IT services from our shareholders.
I remember the first week at work when alot of the project was still in its infancy, and the statement of work was still being drafted, and, to top it all up, dad was in hospital for his mini stroke attacks.
Those days were pretty much one of the darkest periods of my life when everything seemed to converge at the same time. It is a miracle I didn’t collapse and implode. It was obvious God was in control, and that He saw me through the period.
Today, as I look back, I realise the incredible amount of work that was done. We disconnected existing IT services from our shareholders, set up our own enterprise domain and e-mail, financials and reporting systems, infrastructure setup in all 12 offices across the region, supporting close to 600 users spread across 12 countries. I also put in place IT teams in all 12 countries, ensuring we have IT expertise and support in all the countries.
Today, the enterprise e-mail system is supporting all of our users, and the financial system is up and running. All before 1st October, and a fantastic testament to the ability of God to do the impossible.
Every IT colleague I described the situation to in April this year said it was impossible. Thank you God for proving them wrong. All Glory to you Lord!