Time does fly fast! More than a year ago, I wrote a blog post about the then upcoming 2008 and just a wink later it's already 2009! Last year was one that passed by at light speed... I've noticed that when you are at work and you're focused on the daily grind, you often see only the challenges and think about how slow you are progressing. It's great that there are holidays when you slow down a bit and you have time to look back and see that things are much different.
 
At New Year's Eve my wife and I were reminiscing about what had happened during 2008. Needless to say, being able to pause and take everything into perspective regarding Telerik was very special  – 3 new product lines (ORMSilverlight and WPF), 2 acquisitions, solid growth of the team, Top 5 SME Employer award again, participation at numerous industry events, opening of a German office, strategic investment partnership with Summit Partners, and many many other notable things.
 
It seems that 2009 won't be much different. You'll continue to enjoy new exciting things from us. I feel very tempted to share some details but I will not spoil the surprise. For a person who's not really good at keeping secrets, all I can say is that in the last challenge I ran on this blog there were 0 correct answers. So, it will be very entertaining for all and perhaps enlightening to an extent, to  read your predictions for 2009 in the blog comments below...
 
Before I digress any further, I'd like to extend our team's best wishes to all readers of this blog. Whether you are a customer or prospect, partner or competitor – we wish you all a great 2009! May the new year bring a lot of positive emotions to everyone. While it might not be the easiest period for many people and businesses, I am optimistic that we will collectively weather the storm.
 
Once again, Best Wishes for a Very Successful and Happy 2009!
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Vassil Terziev

As Chief Innovation Officer at Progress, Vassil Terziev is responsible for identifying growth strategies and new market opportunities, as well as promoting internal innovation.

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