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expert was incorporated as a company on 1 April 2000 by Evan Bayly and Aaron Main. Evan was working as a Business Advisor and Aaron was working in an IT department as well as running his own web development business part-time. Aaron and Evan soon realised how their talents complimented each other and thus expert was born.
Let's take you back in time to see how expert has evolved...
As the Internet started gathering speed as a popular tool in the Business sectors in the 90’s, Aaron turned his innovative attention from computer support towards the World Wide Web and online development. A business opportunity presented itself whenEvan Bayly saw the value in the Internet for his clients, and undertook a joint venture with Aaron to produce websites as part of clients’ business strategies. Word spread of Aaron’s web programming talents and Evan’s business savvy and the demand for services increased. Before long, the resourceful pair devised a new solution to satisfy the mounting requests for web development.
Aaron and Evan discovered a gap in the web-market, a product was needed that would allow clients to update their sites themselves. As a result, Aaron started the development of MoST (Management of Site Tool), an intuitive, flexible and cost effective content management tool.
expert was officially registered as a company and now had four full time staff members, the business continued to grow and Aaron made further improvements to MoST.
The dot com crash saw many web development companies close their doors. expert continued as strong as ever, crediting MoST as the point of difference. In July 2001 MoST Version II was released. This was the first version to go further than just a CMS, Aaron had the insight for the clients' needs and added features such as the membership database, event management system and an ezine facility.
expert opened their Tennyson St premises as expert's client base continued to grow.
The first survey was developed in SurveyCreate - expert's online survey tool. expert's staff increased to seven members.
Technology advancements allowed more functionality, so MoST was re-written in asp.net and in April 2005 MoST Version III was released.
MoST became e-commerce capable, with the addition of online payments, products database and and shopping cart facility.
expert developed the sophisticated NZdata Service, for market data collection and disemination. This development would prove to be a significant step to further application with various global financial institutions.
This year also saw expert's online payments gateway was branded as chargeIT
After working so hard for the clients for nine years we understod that our own website and branding had been a little neglected. So early 2009 saw a rebrand of expert's logo and website to more reflect the image of who we are and what we want to portray.
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