Today marks the 20th anniversary of PDMS' official incorporation as a limited company.
Our anniversary coincides with Pancake Day so to mark the occasion we celebrated with pancakes instead of cake.
Back in 1993 the company was pretty much a 2 man band, originally set up to provide organisations with IT consultancy services around data management. Today the company has grown into a successful software company delivering online business systems to customers in the Isle of Man, the UK and as far afield as the Bahamas. The technology industry has changed significantly over the last 20 years but PDMS has plotted a steady course, navigating the many ups and downs ranging from the rapid growth of the Internet and the burst of the dot.com bubble to the ascendancy of mobile devices and the rise of cloud computing.
The shape and size of the company has, of course, evolved but most of the original founders still play an active role in the day to day management of the company and one of PDMS' very first developers, hired in 1995, still works for us today! Many of our clients have also accompanied us on our journey - we still work with our first major website client (1995) and we've been working with over 60% of our clients for between 5 and 10 years.
Looking back over the past 20 years the principles that guided the business from the very beginning - to help organisations successfully use IT to deliver real business outcomes - still holds true. Here's looking forward to the next 20 years!