Internet Connection, Inc. began in February of 1994, when the modern web was in its infancy. Yahoo had just been started by a couple of graduate students at Stanford University. Web Crawler and Lycos were the only search engines available; both crude impressions of what we know today. To host a website in 1994 a web designer would need both a server and a high-speed connection to the Internet; each was costly.
During this time period, excitement about web technologies soared – leading Designers, Developers, Programmers, and IT Technicians collaborated their efforts and openly exchanged what they were learning and developing without thought of making their “personal fortunes”. Unfortunately, as with other brand new industries, this energized atmosphere of friendliness and openness changed significantly as technology advanced and there was money to be made. In 1994, the Internet was “just” becoming a driving factor in society at large.
Because the high cost of owning a server and maintaining a high speed connection was prohibitive for the small business owner, we became heavily involved in the early research and development of what is today called virtualization. That is, to have a single server hold and host more than one website. We truly were pioneers in developing technology that empowered the “small business” to use the Internet as an effective communications medium.
Our growth in the late 1990’s was an immense asset to us. The Internet was contagious, and the momentum surrounding it was providing large amounts of “Synergy“. We took an immense amount of pride in our product, the relationship with our clients and the quality of our services. Even during many of the 20 hour work days, we loved every minute of it. To make sure that we could continue to offer the same high quality level of service our client base had come to know, expect, and appreciate – we actually limited our growth.
Our business attitude has not changed since 1994. We love what we do, and we are continually perfecting our products. The huge growth of the Internet in the 90’s enabled us to grow using our own money without the need for venture capital or investor funding. Today we are still privately owned, using our own cash flow to finance our operations. This allows us to answer only to our clients.