Started in 1997, FourthFactor was originally named jcSystems, Inc.
In the early days we offered basic website development and multimedia
presentations. Shortly after beginning, we found basic websites had several
- Websites were bland and limited creatively
- Websites were little more than glorified brochures offering no tools to users
- Websites were costly to update
So, greatly ahead of the curve (before Google, Netflix, or Priceline - heck, eBay
was just a baby), we started developing websites with flair, features and tools
for visitors and site owners. We were developing sites with administrative tools
for maintaining content, dynamically driving data from database servers, and
providing users advanced tools to make the sites useful.
We also expanded our services to offer desktop
applications from reporting and data analysis tools for businesses to kiosk
systems. Even a statistics tool for the United States Coast Guard.
In early 2000, we expanded our offerings yet again to include traditional design
work. Our clients found that our creative talents often exceeded those of their
ad agencies. So, to better serve our clients, we began to provide full service
design work for not only the web but for traditional print media.
During that time period, we began having a dilema with many new clients. While
building them powerful desktop and web-based tools, we often needed to connect
to their company databases (accounting, employees, point of sales).
Unfortunately, many of our customers didn't have the infrastructure to do this.
Recognizing the significant need, we started our latest service division - IT
Infrastructure Services. We were now providing networking, workstation, and
similar installation and support services.
In 2006, recognizing how these three divisions (Creative, Development, and IT
Infrastructure) worked together, we started the process of creating a company
image that reflect this "harmony" of services. We understood that the
integration of these divisions was a significant factor in our ability to help
our clients achieve their goals. While each of these three services were
important, the most important and "fourth factor" was their harmonious
integration. So, in 2007, we officially rebranded to FourthFactor.
Today, we continue to offer exciting and new services to our customers and
nourish the growth of our talent base and customer base.