25 Years in Business !!!
A letter from the founder of MayFlower Software
|MayFlower has just finished 25 years in business. Wow! |
The industry has changed over 25 years - from DOS and stand-alone PCs with 256K or RAM to Windows and the Internet and my desktop today with 4 Gigabytes of RAM (10,000 times as much) to Windows Vista and Plug and Play.
Software development has improved greatly too. We still don't make software that is easy enough, but we are getting there.
Over the years, we have developed 22 products, about one per year. Some have done better than others in the marketplace, but they all worked well. That is the underlying theme of all of our products. They work well at a fair price.
100 Years ago, Collis Huntington, the founder of the Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company said the following:
" We shall build good ships here.
At a profit - if we can.
At a loss - if we must.
But always good ships. "
I have this saying hanging in my office, to remind me every day that good software is the key. We develop good software here. We make money when we can, but we always make good software.
I hope my letter in 25 years finds us building software that builds software. Then we will have really created something powerful.
1985 Collections Software
1987 Help Desk
1988 Contact Manager
1990 Complaint Tracking
1991 Lotus Notes v2
1993 Sentinel for OS/2
1994 Sentinel for Windows
1995 Sentinel Beacon Award Winner
1998 @Your Service
2001 Sentinel for AS/400
2002 Notes Reporting
2004 SpamSentinel Server Version
2005 SpamSentinel AV
2006 SpamSentinel v7
2007 SpamSentinel Duo
2008 Hosted SpamSentinel