Technology changes are exciting! Just think about the possibilities – Will self-driving cars be commonplace in just a few years? Will we be able to 3D-print anything we need? Will nanobots cure disease? The speed of change is amazing, fast-paced, and, no matter whether you are a consumer or a business, it can be a challenge to keep up.
When ADD started in 1973, there was no MS-DOS, there was no Internet, and the first mobile phone was introduced, weighing in at 2.5 pounds. ADD brought its first product to market that year on a DEC PDP-8 computer system, a cutting edge hardware platform that was about the size of a refrigerator. We wowed our clients with this state-of-the-art technology and software, but before the first system was delivered, we were already working on making it better.
We have continued this commitment to R&D every year thereafter. Our belief in continuous, never-ending improvement is at the core of what we do, and our clients’ wants and needs continue to drive those R&D efforts today just like they did back in 1973.
Technology will never stop moving and neither will ADD. We are committed to providing our clients with the best software in the industry. As a client of ADD Systems, you can be assured that the product(s) that you license are the by-product of tens of millions of dollars of R&D, with multi-millions of dollars in R&D spent each and every year.
This blog is the first of a series on the fruits of our R&D efforts. In the coming months, we’ll take you on a tour of our latest enhancements. Stay tuned to learn more about how ADD Systems’ R&D efforts bring you solutions that propel you into the future.
(If you are a current client, get a preview by viewing the Release Notes section of our Client Portal, or following the discussion on our Forum. Better yet, become an active part of the development process by joining our User Group.)