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Microsec Celebrates 30 Years Of Software Innovation
Friday, 20 November 2009 00:00

MicroSec is celebrating 30 years in business, a record that consolidates the company's position as one of the UK's longest established developers of business process and engineering software. As an original contemporary of software giant Microsoft, MicroSec has forged a reputation for creating effective software solutions for a wide range of clients including Siemens, Pall Europe, Datacard, De La Rue and BAe.

MicroSec was founded in 1979 by John Hindmarsh and Vic Russell to provide clients with an independent engineering software design and consultancy resource. Some of the company's early projects included a number of world leading developments including one of the first microprocessor-controlled taxi meters and one of the first microprocessor-controlled cash dispenser mechanisms. MicroSec has also been responsible for developing a training simulator for a new generation of North Sea semi-submersible oil rigs and a range of experiential-based learning and development programmes for the training industry.

"From the start, we have maintained a passion and enthusiasm for creative software design and a commitment to building and maintaining long-term relationships with clients that has enabled us to outlast many of our earlier contemporaries," stated Vic Russell, MicroSec's Managing Director. "MicroSec was one of the first software houses to achieve BS-5750 (now ISO9001) and has been the driving force behind the development of software applications that have had a major impact on people's daily lives, particularly some of the credit card fraud reduction measures adopted by Datacard."

Siemens IT Solutions and Services Ltd. is a typical example of the long-term business relationships developed by MicroSec, having worked closely in partnership with the company for over 18 years. "MicroSec is a valuable business partner that has worked with us on numerous projects requiring high levels of specialist software design expertise," commented Colin Lloyd, Business Manager of Siemens IT Solutions and Services Ltd. "This partnership has enabled us to provide clients, including the National Assembly for Wales and the Registers of Scotland, with innovative and cost effective solutions to streamline key workflow processes and deliver operational improvements."

"MicroSec has retained its competitive edge by allowing software developers the freedom to create innovative software solutions that deliver significant business improvements at a much lower cost than bigger organisations," added James Lavery, who joined MicroSec in 1994 and is now Technical Director of the business. "We are committed to continue developing reliable and resilient software solutions based on proven technologies and are now actively involved in developing a new generation of web-based applications for clients operating in diverse market sectors."

"30 years is a significant landmark for any company, but for a Software Design House it is exceptional," continued Vic Russell. "Keeping MicroSec competitive and up-to-date over such a period of dramatic change has been a significant but essential challenge. We have capitalised on our long term experience as well as working hard to keep the team refreshed with new talent to keep abreast of the latest technological developments. We look forward to the next 30 years and where will take us. What a prospect!" he concluded.

 

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