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Exist Celebrates 10 Years of Software Engineering Innovation

Exist began with venture-funded start-up clients and 7 employees

Exist Global, pioneers in Open Source software engineering in Asia Pacific, commemorated its 10th anniversary with co-founders Winston Damarillo, Willex Perez, and Junnie Arreza joining CEO Jerry Rapes in a toast to honor 10 extraordinary years of software innovation and the next 10 years of success.

“Exist has had an amazing global trajectory since 2001,” said Winston. “Our head count, roster of clients, industry network and service portfolio have expanded tremendously.”

Exist began with venture-funded start-up clients and 7 employees. Today, it runs the most modern development centers in Manila and Cebu with 180 technologists, serving world’s leading companies in Healthcare, IT, Telecoms and Finance. In addition, Exist has established itself on the forefront of bleeding-edge technology development -- globally recognized innovators and producers of almost 3 dozen Open Source contributors.

“Exist has without question defined the portrait of the Filipino as IT innovators,” remarked Jerry. “‘Our focus of building a culture of innovation -- being technology solutions 'creators' versus being consumers -- and passion for delivering first-class value to clients have enabled us to break strides in the enterprise markets in the Philippines, Australia, and US.”

Jerry adds that the Philippines itself represents a significant untapped growth opportunity as companies locally poise themselves to compete through technology differentiation. “Customer demands and competition are driving the need to innovate and exploit technologies, such as cloud computing.”

Further solidifying R&D, Exist recently formalized the Office of the CTO with Mike Lim at the helm. “We’re creating a solution that combines new-generation mobile and cloud technologies to bring business intelligence and efficient computing to the enterprise,” said Mike.

Exist also partnered with Morphlabs, leader in converged Dynamic Infrastructure solutions for the enterprise, to resell mCloud Data Center Unit (DCU).

“Implementing mCloud DCU allows us to deliver verticalized cloud access for healthcare providers,” said Jerry. “Healthcare institutions need to effectively implement top-notch systems with high levels of quality and efficiencies to gain competitive advantage over their competitors.”

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