As an individual, I had acquired some great
technology, a proprietary web addressing system that operates in the
web's biggest market segment, sports. However, I could not interest
anyone in programming it for me, at least not for less than a
quarter of a million dollars.
I turned with some hesitation to Novosoft. I
had heard a lot about Siberia, and none of it involved programming
skills. However, I created a test job for them to price. The price
was reasonable so I figured, what did I have to lose? I turned over
my specs to them.
Within a week one of their programmers was
talking to me on ICQ, the free messaging system Novosoft uses to
conduct business worldwide. After the first week I knew I had
someone that not only understood what my business was about, I had a
mock-up of what my website would look like. SportSnort.com emerged,
the site I had envisioned, but one with a slew of innovations that
were the result of my collaboration with Novosoft's
Within months, I had my website for under
$5,000. However, Novosoft's contribution to SportSnort did not stop
there. I operate out of Washington D.C. During the period the site
was being developed, SportSnort had incorporated and established
offices in Dallas, Texas. It had contracted to locate its servers in
Research Triangle Park, North Carolina.
Novosoft oversaw the set up and loading of the
servers and participated in the load testing (accomplished with zero
code rewrites). When we had to fire our Webmaster in Dallas for
security reasons, Novosoft's programmers created a program that
limited what our Webmaster could do and allowed Novosoft to oversee
what our Webmaster did.
Of course, Novosoft thinks of its programmers
as its employees, but as far as SportSnort is concerned, they are
full time employees of SportSnort.com, Inc. Whether I am initiating
new features for the website out of Washington, our Webmaster is
having problems in Dallas, or we need to program our computers in
North Carolina, Novosoft is there, not looking over our shoulder,
but in front of us, working, while we look over Novosoft's
And with one group in all three places doing
one job, our job, there are no communications mix-ups.
President Sportsnort.com, Inc.