Reliable Predictability and the Carob Tree

In: Opinion / By: Ian Ashford

Reliable Predictability and the Carob Tree

At the end of Summer, Ian Ashford, Sales and Marketing Director at Flint, shares his thoughts on the importance of reliability in a world that demonstrates its unpredictability daily.

This year, at this time, most of our minds that have wandered off to where we would usually like to be at this time of the year. Somewhere in the sun away from a laptop, probably.

My thoughts have wandered to my parents’ place over in Cyprus and very specifically to a Carob tree that grows in the back yard and in particular, the seeds in the pods that grow on the tree.

I was told a very interesting story when I was last there, in an age before masks when planes used to fill the sky. 

The story said that each and every seed on that tree weighs roughly the same. This level of reliable predictability led to these carob seeds, often known as carats, to be used as the measure for the size of diamonds and other precious gemstones.

If you plan to check this, then you’ll find that each carob seed weighs roughly 200 milligrams (0.20 grams), and that is exactly the weight of one-carat. If you have a one-carat diamond laying around and a spare carob tree in your garden, you may wish to give it a try…

The Need for Reliability in a World of Unpredictability

I really like the concept behind the reliable predictability of the carob tree seeds. To think that no matter which pod you open to test, no matter which Mediterranean country you’re in, the seeds within the pod will weigh the same is pretty incredible.

At Flint, we endeavour to embrace the same methodology.

Regardless of whether you’re looking for:

  •  level 3 network support engineers in London, Lisbon or Limassol;
  • to deliver a secure SDWAN training session in Munich, Madrid or Miami or
  • design & implement a Mobile Private Network in Riyadh, Rome or Rostov…

…our customer-centric regional teams are here to ensure you receive the same outcome and experience regardless of location; reliable predictability.

Flint’s Network of Regional Offices

Since its founding in 1999, Flint has put a lot of effort into supporting its key customers around the globe and ensuring services of the highest quality. Regional offices on four continents, staffed with exceptional professionals, are the basis of Flint’s success throughout the last two decades.

Our Customers trust us to defy the challenges national borders can pose and support them through their growth into new territories. Since 2015, the Flint family has grown by thirteen new entities throughout Europe, the Middle East, Asia, Africa and North America; all to ensure our Customers and Partners can count on; reliable predictability.

Would you like to know more about our services and work on a project with us to test our reliable predictability?

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