Later this year, we turn 25.
That’s a pretty big milestone for any company, but especially so in our line of work. Because 25 years ago… it was really only just becoming a line of work.
25 years ago, businesses were running Windows 3.1—that is, if they had any computers to begin with. The first modern(ish) web browser, Mosaic, hit the scene, along with New Zealand’s first website. Our internet connection with the United States hit 256 kilobytes per second, about one-ten millionth of its current capability. And yes, in a garage somewhere in Christchurch (my mum’s house actually), my work in IT rearranged into a new one-man band: Communication Architects Limited… which soon became a smaller mouthful – CommArc.
A lot in technology has changed since then. A lot will have changed even by the time we turn 26. But the principles behind why we do it—and why I started it—remain the same today. We want to help kiwi businesses do their work faster, easier, better. And we want to do that with honesty, integrity and the client’s best interests in mind. If they succeed, we succeed.
So first, a toast to our clients
As we kick off a year of celebration, it makes sense to start the celebration where it’s most important: with our clients. Some of them have been with us since year one—one since day one—but no matter when they’ve joined, they’ve been central to everything we do. They’re why we began. They’re why we’ve thrived. They’re why we’re here today. They’re what gives our work purpose.
There’s a lot ahead this year. We’ve already kicked off by with a new granular approach to how we provide service and support, BlockPlan. We’ve implemented new systems to keep our clients up to date. And we’re taking the chance to look at every detail of how we engage with them—and how we can make that even better.
And in the months to come? We’ll keep celebrating our clients, celebrating our staff, celebrating our partners, and celebrating the technology we work with and share every day.
If you want to join that celebration, well, you can keep on reading things around these parts. But if you want to really understand why we’ve built up such a strong history, then maybe think about having a chat with us. Because, trust us – as exciting as the past 25 years have been, imagine what we’ll see in the next 25?
Here’s to our team. Here’s to the work we’ve done together. Here’s to the work to come. Here’s to the past 25 years. And here’s to the next 25.
CEO and Founder, CommArc