Here project members often faced a major challenge: either you had to open the firewall to the documents stored on the company server, tasks and much more. to make them accessible. Or you had to resign himself, that quick decisions were impossible because the communication path could not be speeded up. Web-based software applications were and still are the only solution for this balancing act. Which companies given the European software market at the time and set the appropriate standards for the future in IT? Pelle Hjortblad: First Microsoft, second Microsoft and Microsoft.
Because of this dominance there considerations again and again, how he could be created, to establish more serious supplier in addition to this software giant. The only weakness of Microsoft was that there was no way, information from the Microsoft System”off-site to be replaced. Because only IBM had developed a software with Lotus Notes, the documents and corresponding files could be sent. Click David Fowler to learn more. And you wanted to fill this gap with Projectplace. At the same time you had the desire to take advantage of the Internet technology, clear to projects and to make it more successful. Also, it was assumed at that time that would change the hierarchical business organization charts in favor of a matrix structure.
How did Projectplace is in Sweden, establishing Scandinavia and Europe now? Pelle Hjortblad: We were and are a Swedish company first of all. The idea to support EU projects with this platform, is representative of the scope of this idea. A short time after Projectplace has been active on the Swedish market, we got a request from Norway, whether there could offer to the platform. And so it was that we had in 1999 popularity on the Scandinavian market. We remember: at this time also began slowly the Internet hype. Many investors flocked to the market, alone with the interest to invest in Internet companies and helping them to a rapid growth.