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Network Communication Systems has new owners

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Network Communication Systems has new owners. Doug Pitt and Kirk Bowman took over ownership of the company Feb. 1, Pitt said.

Pitt, who owns Service World Computer Center, said he and Bowman decided to purchase the Web development business because they recognized the talent therein.

"Having been in the computer business, I recognize the talent here and can appreciate the innovation that's taking place. This is a company that is really doing Web development on a large scale with national clients and is able to compete," Pitt said.

The company is about 4 years old and was formerly owned by Database Management Services.

Network Communication Systems' business goes beyond Web site design, in which the company comes in and develops a site for a business, Bowman said. The company's objective is to help a business solve its communication problems through its Web space. The company develops software for its clients' various needs, and that software is compatible for use on the World Wide Web, Pitt said.

"We are really trying to help people communicate via the Web. If a company has locations in Atlanta or Springfield, and those folks need to keep up with what's going on in the company's headquarters on a daily basis, we want them to be able to use the Web to do so," Bowman said.

The programmers the company employs have the ability to program in the Internet languages, Bowman said, which is unique.

A number of programmers who are now working in the marketplace are well-versed only in those languages needed to maintain systems, but fewer have the ability to program in the Web languages, he said.

The company's relationship with its clients does not end once a Web site is up or a program complete; Bowman said it is the company's desire to maintain those systems and products.

"We intend to keep meeting their needs for a long time. If we provide a service for them, and it needs to be updated because their business has changed, we do that. So many companies have had situations where they paid a lot of money for a program that was outdated two years later," Bowman said.

Most of Network Communication System's competition is outside Springfield, Pitt said. Its clients are Fortune 500 companies from throughout the country.

"Our relationship with our clients is a partnership. It doesn't end at a certain date," Pitt said.

Network Communication Systems has eight employees. Pitt and Bowman plan to expand the staff as needed.[[In-content Ad]]


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