Supporting the development of technology companies

Dennis Turpitka, CEO and general manager of Apriorit, discusses what his company offers across a number of industry verticals

Sean Dudley
Sean Dudley
By Sean Dudley on 14 November 2017
Supporting the development of technology companies

This article first appeared in the Autumn 2017 issue of The Record.

What is Apriorit’s key mission? 

For more than 15 years, Apriorit’s ultimate aim has been to help technology companies worldwide create their solutions more quickly, efficiently and to the highest quality. As this is a pretty bold mission, we focus on specific verticals – cybersecurity, virtualisation, cloud, IT management, and software-as-a-service (SaaS) solutions. We have learnt all aspects of product development across these verticals, so we can say that we are not just an engineering company, but a product engineering company. We have extensive knowledge of how to build complex products or SaaS offerings – from competitive market analysis and use cases to development, quality assurance and technical documentation.

Across which technology domains does Apriorit work with its customers?

We try to take on the most complex and rare technology domains, such as driver and kernel development, system development, and reverse engineering. We help our customers reduce the time needed for such development.

Our key specialty is C++ development for all possible platforms. Customers choose C++ when they need to have an extra high-performance system, which is critical in today’s world. We create the software that is used on hundreds of thousands of endpoints simultaneously.

Our reverse engineering department helps customers overcome complex issues, such as new Windows operating system compatibility, anti-virus compatibility, undocumented application programming interface calls, and undocumented file protocols. Reverse engineering in such situations can save technology companies valuable time.

As for SaaS solutions, we use ASP.NET to create complex enterprise resource planning, human resources management and customer relationship management systems.

Which services does your company provide around Microsoft technology? 

Our main platform for engineering is Windows. Even when we need to use web technologies, our choice is ASP.NET, and for database we use SQL Server. More than 70% of developments are done for Windows platforms using C++. We know that C++ is not as popular as it once was, but we believe it is the best choice when you need low level development, or high performance systems. We also use Microsoft Azure a lot – in fact half of our customers rely on Microsoft Azure in their cloud offering.

Do you have any exciting new developments on the horizon? 

We see lots of exciting technologies coming to market, and of course we try to use them early so we can adopt them in our customers’ projects. Examples would be machine learning and artificial intelligence. We also have a number of projects involving the internet of things. The important thing though is to stay on top of these new technologies – something we constantly aim to do.

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