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20years-156pxHow time flies. SpireTech was officially founded on Feb 25, 1993. Since we turn 20 next month, we are working on something fitting to celebrate (stay tuned for details)! Many clients that started using SpireTech for IT support in the beginning are still with us today. We are thankful for all the support of our loyal clients these past 20 years, and look forward to many more years to come.

I have many fond memories of technologies that have come and gone (and some not-so-fond ones, too). We have many tales from the trenches, and I’ve kept a small technology “museum” of sorts to remind me how much things change. Over the years, we’ve seen things that were at one time a huge part of our lives and business become completely irrelevant – programming languages, hardware, software, and even our means of connecting. I’m writing this article on my iPad, when my first portable computer was the size of a very large lunchbox, cost $4000, sported a 386 processor, and an orange gas plasma screen. To put it lightly – times have changed.

One thing that has remained constant over the course of those years is our clients and our relationships – we’ve been through all this change together, and have shared in our successes and failures together. It’s all been very rewarding and enjoyable, but at times difficult too.

After our third employee talked us into starting Internet services, and eating a lot of Top Ramen, being an ISP worked out for us – but it wasn’t easy. I was in my early twenties, the Internet was new, and recall going into meetings to convince clients why they needed email (yes, really). Of course almost everyone has email today, so maybe we were just ahead of our time.

We look forward to many more years to come, and we can’t wait to see what the future holds for all of us. Stay tuned!