26 November, Pune, India After 10 years in business, Extentia Information Technology Pvt. Ltd. is celebrating in style. Rather than marking the milestone with a one-off event, Extentia has instead opted for a series of events throughout the year.
The 10 year anniversary kicked off in February withLive It! a special event for all Extentia staff. Employees were randomly assigned to into themed teams (such asVillage, Disco, Beach, and Railway Station) before team members dressed up in costume and really ived their assigned theme for the day.The response was impressive. As Celina Ramchandran (HR Manager) explains, â€œStaff participation is already huge part of the Extentia company culture. But the response for Live It! was amazing. The Rock Concert team set up a real stage, the Disco team set up their own dancefloor, and best of all, the Village team arrived on a bullock cart. Everyone had a great time.
Next up was the Extentia 10 Year Anniversary Party, held at Pune Club on 6 March. The party was a great opportunity for Extentia team members, friends, family and customers to get together. Again, employee participation was significant, with team members showing off their hidden talents through several songs, choreographed dances, and skits. Guests were also able to learn about Sakaar Extentias corporate social responsibility wing.
A further celebration was a small event to honor Extentias longest-serving staff members, during which a specially prepared cake was enjoyed by everyone. Extentia has some of the best staff retention rates in the industry, says Ramchandran. So its not surprising that we have team members who have been with us over a number of years.
Marc Cremer (Director) describes the original Extentia ethos. When we started Extentia we knew we wanted to do something different. We dont just provide IT services to our customers we actually provide IT solutions. Its this level of expertise that distinguishes us from others in the industry.
Although Extentia is now firmly established, the company continues to innovate, points out Umeed Kothavala (Director). Weve just launched iXtentia.com, specifically to highlight our design and development services for Apples iPhone platform. Its an exciting move for us and demonstrates how enthusiastic we are about exploring new opportunities.
Despite taking time to reflect about the past decade, it seems that Extentia isn’t standing still.It’s a definitely a milestone for us, but we’re also looking towards the future, says Kothavala. We’ve got some great projects lined up for 2010 and we’ll continue to provide excellent service to all our customers and partners.
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