In a previous life, I used COBOL, provided technical support to COBOL programmers and marketed RM/COBOL compilers throughout Europe. I'm sure that statement will be a load of 'cobblers' to most people but others might be interested to know that there has been a short documentary made about Grace Hopper.
I would barely recognise COBOL source code now. During the early 1980s, desktop computers were launched and business software was generally in Basic or COBOL. The IT industry went through a radical shake-up in the late 1980s with a new generation of screen-based applications aimed at a growing number of users.
The BPc was originally launched to provide marketing and design services to small businesses and has recently celebrated its 25th anniversary. The ability to adapt to the changing needs of our client base has kept us buoyant. Whilst we can still provide graphic design and marketing services, these are mainly logo/corporate design and internet marketing, such as writing website copy, news and blog posts. The main demand for our skills is website related - creating, redesigning, optimising web sites - and social media related - managing blogs, Twitter, Facebook pages and Google, including analytics and PPC management - all generally lumped together under the label 'SEO'.
In our spare time, we update our own blogs! Company blog TheBPcUK & Client blog MyPortfolioLtd