Comments
yourfanat wrote: I am using another tool for Oracle developers - dbForge Studio for Oracle. This IDE has lots of usefull features, among them: oracle designer, code competion and formatter, query builder, debugger, profiler, erxport/import, reports and many others. The latest version supports Oracle 12C. More information here.
Cloud Expo on Google News
SYS-CON.TV
Cloud Expo & Virtualization 2009 East
PLATINUM SPONSORS:
IBM
Smarter Business Solutions Through Dynamic Infrastructure
IBM
Smarter Insights: How the CIO Becomes a Hero Again
Microsoft
Windows Azure
GOLD SPONSORS:
Appsense
Why VDI?
CA
Maximizing the Business Value of Virtualization in Enterprise and Cloud Computing Environments
ExactTarget
Messaging in the Cloud - Email, SMS and Voice
Freedom OSS
Stairway to the Cloud
Sun
Sun's Incubation Platform: Helping Startups Serve the Enterprise
POWER PANELS:
Cloud Computing & Enterprise IT: Cost & Operational Benefits
How and Why is a Flexible IT Infrastructure the Key To the Future?
Click For 2008 West
Event Webcasts
Glasgow Web Company Bucks the Recession
Award-winning NSDesign is celebrating 10 years in business

Award-winning NSDesign is celebrating 10 years in business with ambitious plans to see the company expand further over the next decade.

Managing Director Gary Ennis believes that surviving the original dot.com bust has stood him in good stead for facing the challenges of the year ahead.

Speaking at the company’s 10th birthday celebrations Gary paid tribute to the team at NSDesign and told why he believes the firm would continue with its success despite the current recession.

He said:
“For a small company like NSDesign, reaching a decade in business is a real milestone. I have no doubts whatsoever that our success is down to the dedication of the whole team involved in the business.

“When we started up back in 1999 the dot.com bubble was bursting and many companies didn’t survive. I think the reason we did is down to the quality of the service we provide. I think that in the current economic climate this focus on support and service will continue to be our strength. However, like any business we are nothing without our customers and I am delighted that our first ever customer – Simon Howarth of The Information Edge is still with us 10 years down the road. “

Simon said
“I started up my own business just around the same time NSDesign was created. I am based in Preston but had been looking around for a company to meet our design and e-commerce needs.

“I found NSDesign on the internet, liked the look of the company and began working with the guys. A decade later I can honestly say that they are second to none when it comes to service and have not taken their eye off the ball once in the 10 years.”

The Hillington based company was named Outstanding Business in Renfrewshire (under 25 people) in 2008 – an accolade of which Gary is rightly proud.

He said:
“To receive that recognition was a fantastic achievement for us and a real boost to the team. Along with many other small businesses, we are facing a challenging time ahead but I believe that not only can we survive this, we can continue to build the business and develop it further over the next ten years.

“We are not about to sit still and rest on our laurels. Our plans for the future are to continue to provide first class service to our current customers and to raise the profile of the company to attract new business and ensure that the wider business community is aware of us and the work we can do.”

A controversial “work for free” day was held by the company at the end of 2008 and this has already led to some new orders.

Gary said:
“The work for free day was an innovative idea one of our team suggested and it has paid dividends for us so far. We got some decent follow-on paid work from it but more importantly we got the name out there to other business and gave them a taster of the quality of our work. We will continue to look at other innovative opportunities like this in the months to come.”

For further information on NSDesign visit the website www.nsdesign.co.uk

About Gary Ennis
Gary Ennis graduated from the Department of Architecture and Building Science at the University of Strathclyde, where he specialised in graphic design, multimedia and 3D animation within the field of architectural representation. Following1 year as assistant manager in a busy bar/restaurant, and a further 6 months at Barclays Stockbrokers as a customer complaint specialist, Gary joined ABACUS (The Architecture and Building Aids Computer Unit Strathclyde) – a research group within the University of Strathclyde dedicated to developing and deploying information technologies, particularly Computer Aided Design, Computer Graphics, Multimedia and Virtual Reality for architectural and urban design practice and education. At Abacus, Gary led a wide range of projects, from commercial CD Rom development, to advanced research within the field of Internet-based Virtual Reality; a subject which he gained a solid reputation in, publishing many academic papers and speaking at international conferences. An experienced entrepreneur, Gary established NSDesign in 1998 at the peak of the “internet boom”. Today the company continues to provide internet services to over 5000 small and medium size businesses worldwide. A true people person, Gary’s other interests include Magic and Juggling, which he often uses to entertain the masses – from local playgroups to conference delegates! Three times short-listed for “Creative Entrepreneur of the Year”, Gary’s main ambition is to prove to the sceptics that “Geeks” are actually “cool” !

Latest Cloud Developer Stories
Charles Araujo is an industry analyst, internationally recognized authority on the Digital Enterprise and author of The Quantum Age of IT: Why Everything You Know About IT is About to Change. As Principal Analyst with Intellyx, he writes, speaks and advises organizations on how t...
When talking IoT we often focus on the devices, the sensors, the hardware itself. The new smart appliances, the new smart or self-driving cars (which are amalgamations of many ‘things'). When we are looking at the world of IoT, we should take a step back, look at the big picture....
Digital Transformation is much more than a buzzword. The radical shift to digital mechanisms for almost every process is evident across all industries and verticals. This is often especially true in financial services, where the legacy environment is many times unable to keep up ...
Machine learning has taken residence at our cities' cores and now we can finally have "smart cities." Cities are a collection of buildings made to provide the structure and safety necessary for people to function, create and survive. Buildings are a pool of ever-changing performa...
Wooed by the promise of faster innovation, lower TCO, and greater agility, businesses of every shape and size have embraced the cloud at every layer of the IT stack – from apps to file sharing to infrastructure. The typical organization currently uses more than a dozen sanctioned...
Subscribe to the World's Most Powerful Newsletters
Subscribe to Our Rss Feeds & Get Your SYS-CON News Live!
Click to Add our RSS Feeds to the Service of Your Choice:
Google Reader or Homepage Add to My Yahoo! Subscribe with Bloglines Subscribe in NewsGator Online
myFeedster Add to My AOL Subscribe in Rojo Add 'Hugg' to Newsburst from CNET News.com Kinja Digest View Additional SYS-CON Feeds
Publish Your Article! Please send it to editorial(at)sys-con.com!

Advertise on this site! Contact advertising(at)sys-con.com! 201 802-3021



SYS-CON Featured Whitepapers
ADS BY GOOGLE