Our Cloud – Way Ahead Of Its Time

Cloud computing is a term that has gained much popularity in the past year or two, and is now the driving force behind several web development and IT-based companies. Interestingly enough, we thought it would worthwhile to note that JB Systems started with this technology from our humble beginning.

In 2003, we leased our first dedicated server and began hosting our websites on a server we couldn’t physically touch. Our competitors laughed at this, scoffing at us because our servers “weren’t local” and that we couldn’t maintain our machines efficiently.

Well, the year is 2010 and most, if not all, of our competitors have moved their hosting platforms to data centers, hence using this notion of cloud computing. The irony here is what we find funny.

Trend setters… perhaps we are.  More next time.

You’ve Heard the Rumors…

Written by Erin Trowbridge, Director of Marketing at JB Systems

After a long wait, I’ve finally arrived at my cozy desk at JB Systems with iMac in place and ready to rock!!

For those of you who aren’t familiar, I’m the newest addition to JB Systems. Basically, this means that JB Systems’ clients can access my marketing, graphic design, and writing skills whenever, wherever…ok, almost. But the point is – I’m here as a resource for our clients so I hope that you’ll take advantage of that. My goal is to make sure that our clients’ websites do exactly what they want them to do – that includes using the coolest, newest technologies and creative marketing ideas, but also making sure that your online (and even offline) marketing is measurable, targeted, and relevant to your customers.

I would also like to say that I couldn’t be more psyched to be working with Jerry, Meghan, and the whole crew at JB Systems – talk about a powerhouse of talent! You’ll never hear “no, we can’t do that” and I think that’s a true testament to their dedication to their clients and their expertise in their fields.

Now that I’m here, feel free to contact me anytime…about marketing, how to get the best results from your website, or if you just need a break! You can reach me at erin@jbsystemsllc.com or 715-830-9375.

Hilsen, (yes, I speak a little Norwegian)

~Erin

Newest E-Commerce Site Pays Off In 60 Days

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JB Systems’ newest e-commerce site COUNTRYSIDE LEFSE has had a tremendous first season, accumulating gross sales in access of 3 times its cost within 60 days.

Being a relatively straightforward e-commerce site, the developers at JB Systems provided a cost-effective solution catering to one goal: Create the most easy-to-use Lefse-ordering website online. Period.

Using technologies such as security certificates from Comodo, our newest billing and shipping technologies, as well as UPS integration for quick & easy label printing – JB Systems went to work. After 60 days of being live, and having paid for itself in that time period – we’re proud to say mission accomplished.

To see this site in action, visit  http://www.lefse.com

Our Newest Concept – JB Labs

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JB Systems is proud to announce our newest concept, JB Labs. From seminar websites to home builder websites, and from web applications used state-wide by over 50 individuals and custom apps used by 20+ million dollar companies – the programming team at JB Systems is a force to be reckoned with. With over 15 years of combined experience, there’s not a whole lot we can’t do. It is this department that has made
JB Systems the place to go when all developers say “We Can’t”.

Our newest concept, JB Labs, is open for suggestions. Do you have an idea for your website that others have said, “Nope – we can’t do that?” It is the mission of JB Labs to continually develop and push the bar forward for website technologies in the Chippewa Valley and surrounding areas. Stay tuned for updates on The JB Labs, as well as postings about new tools, experiments, and technology updates for our websites.

New Service – Linux Administration

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Over the past eight years, JB Systems has been building the core of our business around Linux – an operating system just like Mac OS X and Windows. In 2008, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer admitted that over 60% of all webservers globally were Linux-run.

Linux is known for its stability (unlike other operating systems out there, eh hem) and has been the mainstay platform of not only our webservers, but also our dedicated email and database servers. We are qualified to maintain RedHat and CentOS distributions of Linux and use them on a daily basis.

Starting in January 2010 – JB Systems is offering a dedicated server administration service – allowing clients to have JB Systems manage a dedicated Linux server to support their internal email, file sharing, and web-application needs.

Do you have an old LAMP project that needs support?

JB Systems has been chosen by numerous companies to “adopt” their LAMP-based web application built in the past and to continue supporting it, if not upgrading it altogether. Contact us today if you think you may benefit from this service.

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