Since 1985, InterTech USA has been providing
custom, integrated software, networking solutions, as well as security and consulting services to
clients nationwide. Our biggest challenge was to bridge the many
islands of information created during the early years of desktop computing.
Our clients realized that off-the-shelf, single-purpose software made the individual
more productive, but offered limited accessibility and portability when the
enterprise as a whole was concerned. Our solution was to create custom, integrated,
stand-alone applications for our clients.
In 1989, realizing that much of
the programming required from client to client was similar for many functions,
InterTech USA began compiling libraries of proven code, designed to be reusable
from application to application. Over the years these libraries, called InterSource
and InterFace, have been invaluable to our clients, in that the cost of development
has decreased while the reliability and overall performance has increased,
thereby eliminating much of the risk and hassles involved in custom software
In 1990, InterTech USA began developing
software that was platform-independent so that a single software development
effort could easily be compiled to operate on Windows and Macintosh platforms.
The primary advantage was that many companies used the Macintosh for creative
work and Windows for business productivity. For the first time, these
same companies could use the same software on both platforms without the costs
associated with developing and paying for two applications. In addition, companies
only had to maintain one set of records or one database, ultimately connecting
the islands of information created in previous years.
In 1992, while continuing to respond to our clients' needs, InterTech USA leveraged its existing expertise and infrastructure
by extending services to include Internet access, online database publishing, and
design services. It was a natural extension in that InterTech had already
developed portable code libraries and delivery systems that could easily be
adapted to the Internet. In addition, our collective experiences in sharing
information meant that we did not have to learn a new technology at the expense
of our clients.
In 1994, InterTech USA elected to
develop its own worldwide web server software, designed to operate
in a cross-platform environment. Using commercial off-the-shelf server software
did not meet the needs of our clients, in that the dynamic nature of the Internet
requires up-to-date content. We added other features as well, such as interactive
site visitor reporting and the ability for our clients to easily maintain
their own web site right over the Internet at no additional charge.
Today our system includes a 100% CISCO network designed to be fully fault-tolerant with redundancy built in at each and every step. None of our Internet services are sub-contracted and all of our work is performed
in-house. Collectively, our Internet web sites log over one million visitors
per month. Most importantly, our clients do quite well on the Internet, selling
their products, services, and delivering their corporate messages worldwide.
The future looks as promising
as our past has demonstrated. InterTech continues to offer quality over
quantity, while at the same time striving to develop innovative ways to help
our clients help themselves. Our focus is the same today as it was two decades ago--to provide
successful results for our clients' businesses in the midst of an ever-changing world of advancing technology.