The Internet has transformed our business, websites now account for
the majority of our projects. The websites we work on vary from
establishing online presence for a new company, revamping or updating an
older site, creating e-Commerce solutions, developing online database
portals, or even bringing intra-business solutions to the web. Some are
simple, others are Flash based, some are dynamic and data driven, while
others are replacement for desktop applications. It is an ever-changing
segment with new capabilities becoming available all the time.
Our first project was a PC-based technical product reference for a
manufacturer, allowing users to look / zoom / print through CAD
illustrations without having to purchase an expensive CAD software
package like AutoCAD. Then came the CD-ROM catalogs, replacement for
expensive printed documentation that became obsolete the minute they
were printed. Over the years, and with the help of new technologies, the
possibilities have grown to include Client-Server, Multi-Tiered business
solutions, product selection wizards, complex computational
applications, and much more.
Whether built for a web site or Windows application, or to support
corporate data organization and search needs, Database Consulting has
become a core service among our offerings. Mostly SQL Server based,
today’s database solutions bring extreme speed to astounding amounts of
data when designed correctly. To this day we see customers waiting on a
data search of a table with 20 or 30 thousand records, there is simply
no reason for that. The science of Normalization and hierarchal
data design with today’s powerful database engines have made it possible
to store all the data a company has and make it searchable with
seemingly instant results.
Utilities and Tools,
Simple, one-trick applications that are usually the result of a "Can
I do this…." question. We get phone calls or emails that need a
solution for something not available off the shelf:
- Can I get an email notification when someone changes a file in
- Can we delete these files on the sixth day of every month?
- How about an email when this Part Number is mentioned in a
website or blog?
- A nightly database report on seemingly unrelated data?
The possibilities are endless and so are the solutions.
After creating some very complex websites, we ran into the problem of
finding service providers that can accommodate the technology and
platforms we are using. Now we host most of the solutions we create,
allowing us to offer integrated solutions between website, database,
email, calendaring, and content. It also allowed us to address one of
the most common requests we get: Can our office share contacts and
calendars at different locations or while on the road?
Our hosting is about the newest technology, cutting edge shopping
carts, the latest SPAM filters, direct delivery of emails to your
mobile, collaboration intranets, file sharing, and all the other new
things you read about in the latest publications.