We received this blog article today from Robin Bennett from www.start-software.co.uk, an Alpha partner with offices in the UK an Australia. We have reproduced it below. We think it will put a smile on your face.
Here is "cloud" asbestos software Alpha Tracker running *above* the clouds...
Our asbestos software Alpha Tracker has been designed from the ground up to run on the web "in the cloud"—in other words, on hosted server space running anywhere you like, available to any web-connected PC, laptop, tablet or smartphone. Alpha Tracker is powered by Alpha Anywhere, our development software of choice for web-enabled database systems.
Here's a photo of Alpha Tracker running live at 39,000 feet—above the clouds—thanks to the Emirates' Airbus A380 and its WiFi. Amazing.
It was my first time on the Airbus A380 and I was absolutely knocked out by it—the world's biggest passenger plane and so, so quiet and sophisticated. Phenomenal technology.
Co-founder of Alpha Software, Richard Rabins focuses on strategy, sales, and marketing. Richard also served as CEO of SoftQuad International from 1997 to 2001, when it owned Alpha. In addition to his 30 years with the company, Richard played a key role as co-founder, and served as president and chairman of the Massachusetts Software Council (now the Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council), the largest technology trade organization in Massachusetts. Prior to founding Alpha, Richard was a project leader and consultant with Information Resources, Inc. (IRI), and a management consultant with Management Decision Systems, Inc. Richard holds a master's degree in system dynamics from the Sloan School at MIT, and a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering and master's degree in control engineering from University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa. He has served on the boards of Silent Systems, Legacy Technology and O3B Networks, and is co-founder of Tubifi www.tubifi.com.