Our approach to doing business.
Jeanie and I appreciate your interest in our company, and hope you'll explore what we have to offer. We're the owners of I/O Technologies Inc and take an active part in day-to-day operations.
Dave founded I/O Technologies Inc in March of 1994. Originally we ran our company out of a spare bedroom, and had one major client. Over time, our client base has grown--helped largely by the internet--to the point where we now employ four full-time programmers and several support staff, working from office space in Germantown Wisconsin.
Dave started developing Foxpro applications in 1991, starting with Foxpro for DOS and moving on from there. Ever since Microsoft purchased FoxPro and continued enhancing the software, we've kept on honing our skills and taking greater advantage of VFP's object-oriented programming language. We really enjoy working with FoxPro. It's blindingly fast, and comes with its own built in database.
While we understand that Microsoft will continue supporting VFP 9.0 through the year 2015, we also realize that many companies prefer to migrate their applications over to a .NET environment. Lately a larger portion of our workload has been devoted to doing just that. The .NET framework has continued to undergo considerable enhancements over recent years, and we also enjoy working in this development environment.
A lot of people have asked why we don't outsource our work overseas. We made a conscious decision not to go that route, for several reasons. First, we believe that there are plenty of folks right here in the USA who share our solid work ethic. Our programmers can usually match or exceed the productivity levels of several of their counterparts overseas. Second, we've chosen to restrict our development efforts to North America, and its corresponding time zones. Someone's usually here in the office from about 6am through 6pm CST. But we also have families. Jeanie and I were married in 1996 and have six children. And we're active members of our church and community. We believe in cultivating family life at home. The idea of outsourcing work overnight to people who may likely call at odd hours with questions about work sent their way is not something I'd like to entertain.
We know you have a lot of options when selecting a programming company. We hope you'll touch base with us to talk about your programming needs. We're confident you'll like what you see and hear when you contact us.