founded in 2002 with a clear
intention – to help people run their businesses
better by making more effective use of computers.
The result of that intention is the ReFrame
Application Service Grid and the inherently
scalable, and evolve-able applications that run on it.
Eric Peters, the serial entrepreneur who
co-founded Avid Technology and was a very early member
of Apollo Computer's landmark development team, is the founder and driving
force behind HingePoint. He also is the guardian
of its vision, the vision of making it far easier to
do a better job of running a business by making more
effective use of computers.
The Problem to be Solved
Eric observed that,
despite decades of development and extraordinary
technological achievement, business computer systems
inherently inflexible and annoyingly fragile.
Plus, most business applications are still "smokestacks" - vertical functions that communicate
poorly, if at all, with the company's other important
business applications and the system's users - the
people who run the business.
These characteristics of inflexibility, fragility, and
poor integration/communication ability produce
that really do not do a very good job of serving the
people who run the business. The inability
of current systems to scale smoothly further
illustrates the inadequacy of legacy solutions.
Enterprise Application Creation
changes everything about how enterprise applications are
created, developed, deployed and evolved.
ReFrame delivers a key need - The
Interface to Your Business.
Change Used To Be
business when the world ran on paper was easy.
To scale up you added people -
simple, easy, low risk.
Changing the way
your business worked was easy too. You told your
people, trained them, done! - very simple, very
easy, very low risk.
Then it Became
computers that promised to be faster, more accurate, and
lower cost. But, we lost something - the ability to
quickly, easily, safely accommodate changes in scale and
means shutting down with the promise, or is it a hope, that
everything will be fine in the morning.
or processes cause the IT staff to wince and the
bravest of executives sleepless nights wondering what might
Now, It Can Be
developed ReFrame so scaling and
changing your business would be as easy, as natural, as low
risk, as it was in the days of paper.