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By Andrea Di Clemente
Thursday, September 30, 2010 - 04:04

Listen to others, but always trust yourself. Always.

Imagine that you sell product X. X here could be anything: to me, right now, X is Apollo, a piece of project management software that allows you to manage and organise your working and personal life. But that's just an example -- you could be selling cakes. After a while, and a lot of hard work, you become popular: people buy your cakes (and my software), and things are cruising along nicely. As you become more and more renowned, your customers start coming up with more specific requests.

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By Tony Mobily
Thursday, September 9, 2010 - 23:35

Every customer's the right customer

It's no secret that here at Applicom we have recently changed: we used to work mainly on custom programs for customers. This could have been an AJAX backend, or a page-reload web site, or an automatic backup procedure. If you know the IT world, you probably know that customers' requests can get pretty wild. Customers seem to humbly and fearfully ask if it's at all possible to implement some very basic features, and... then they seem to demand, very naturally, the most impossible things.

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