In 1989, the Back to the Future movie franchise sent Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox) into the future – where he arrived on October 21, 2015. 26 years later, viewers chuckle at the movie’s portrayal of a 2015 that included flying cars and hover boards. It’s clear that in his imagining of the future, the movie’s director was lacking one key idea – not all things from “the past” become irrelevant. So, in honor of a “future” that innovates while still preserving and reinventing things from the past, we’d like to celebrate 5 IT systems that have traversed time, and remain essential to the industry.
Bridging the Decade-Gap Among Millennials
For years the business world has talked of the “approaching” Millennial workforce. Researchers have shared how businesses can prepare for Millennials, particularly focusing on the technology related changes required to attract and best provide for a Millennial workforce. Today, in what may feel like a sudden shift, nearly the entire Millennial generation (anyone born between 1980 and 2000) has launched into the working world. In fact, those between the ages of 18 and 34 compose nearly 75% of the workforce.
In the last 47 years, we’ve evolved and adapted along with technology. On October 1, 1968, ESP was founded by Gary Brumfield, to support the staffing needs of the IT community. Steve Parker bought the company in 1970, and then sold it to our current owner and CEO, Bob Hildreth in 1986. We’re proud of our history and excited to be three years away from the big 5-0. As we approach that significant milestone, we found our 47th year to be a time of looking back at our recent and rapid growth, and looking ahead to the future of ESP. We’ve avoided a mid-life crisis so far, and have no plans of buying a fancy car, but we do have some big dreams we want to achieve before we turn 50.