BY ELIZABETH BASSETT
Fort Worth Business Press
March 23, 2009
While the Apple iPhone was developed by engineers in California, it was decided the new product would be made by Taiwan-based Foxconn, the largest contract manufacturer in the world for electronics.
To keep an eye on manufacturing, Arlington-based Ayoka stepped in.
Ayoka LLC, an enterprise software services company, doesn’t have the name-recognition of companies like Apple but it has played a role in developing and integrating technology in several well-known areas. The company developed supply chain management systems for Foxconn’s manufacturing of iPhones and Motorola RAZR cell phones, and Ayoka was also the company that integrated systems for Terminal D getting opened up at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport.
By making all of its products in the United States, engaging the Arlington community and offering quality service, founder and CEO Eknauth Persaud said he would like Ayoka to someday become “the Starbucks of software – it’s where you go to get your software done.”
Ayoka was started in 2002 in San Francisco, where Persaud was living and working. He’d grown up in New York and served in the Marines, and he also had worked at various large companies and done consulting work when he met his future wife at a party.
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