Triple-I Was There

In the 80s, technology entered the mainstream with personal computers (PCs) experiencing explosive growth with the transition from a toy for electronics-hobbyists to a full-fledged industry. In 1981 IBM’s PC became the dominant computer for professional users, while in 1984 Apple focused on creating the first commercially-successful PC to use a Graphical User Interface (GUI) and a mouse – starting the trend of things to come.

The Macintosh 128k was introduced with an 8Mhz processor, 128k of RAM, and a 9-inch screen – for $2,495.  VHS became the media of choice over Betamax and answering machines became commonplace. Eight-inch floppy discs gave way to 5.25-inch floppy discs and HP introduced both the inkjet and laser printers for the desktop; Nintendo claimed 90 percent of the American video game market; manned American space flights resumed with space shuttle Columbia; the Berlin Wall came down; and Windows 1.0 was released.

The use of management consulting was increasingly utilized to achieve performance improvements across a number of industries and sectors.

We were there…

When AT&T, Ameritech, NYNEX, Bell Atlantic and the Mountain Bell needed help with the development and implementation of numerous operating and financial systems required by the government’s break-up of AT&T.

When Bell Labs engaged us to help develop and implement enhanced systems for worldwide message switching.

When DuPont needed help to develop and install on-line process control systems for manufacturing plants throughout the United States in order to develop and maintain systems at Savannah River National Laboratories in support of tritium and plutonium production, to handle hazardous materials and to find research talent for its R&D department.

When NCR needed a business partner to lead an array of mission critical eServices projects to develop and execute a CRM services plan in order to enhance NCR’s software development methodologies and to evolve its eBusiness skills infrastructure.

Triple-I was at the forefront of management consulting’s growth, allowing us to continue our focus on creating and delivering technology solutions unique to our clients’ individual business needs.

“Most people have no concept of how an automatic transmission works, yet they know how to drive a car. You don't have to study physics to understand the laws of motion to drive a car. You don't have to understand any of this stuff to use Macintosh.“
- Steve Jobs