PROFITABILITY: ecfirst reported a profit of over 11% in 1999 – our first year in business.
CERTIFIED MINORITY BUSINESS: ecfirst is certified by the Department of Inspection and Appeals as a minority owned, Targeted Small Business.
APPLIED JAVA, LINUX, WEBSPHERE EXPERTISE: ecfirst has in-house expertise in Java, Linux and WebSphere. Experience with these and other products has enabled ecfirst to develop innovative, affordable e-commerce and e-portal solutions. The Company has completed or secured B2B consulting engagements with the following corporations: Principal Financial Group; MidAmerican Energy; Chase Manhattan Mortgage & Dorado.com; CompTIA; BusinessSolver.com; and New York Dog Spa & Hotel.
BANK’S CONFIDENCE: ecfirst secured a substantial line of credit with an Iowa-based bank, underscoring the bank’s long-term confidence in the Company’s success and ensuring access to operating capital for continued growth.
PREMIER LOCATION: In early 2000, ecfirst moved its executive offices to a premier location in western Waukee, Iowa.
SIGNATURE PRODUCTS: ecfirst completes development of its signature product Online Store. The primary architectural characteristics are: low cost, n-tiers architecture, and open technology. This concept creates an affordable Internet technology-based, turnkey appliance solution that presents significant broad market appeal and product expansion potential.
AFFORDABLE, TURNKEY E-COMMERCE APPLIANCE SOLUTIONS FOR BUSINESS: The Online Store application is designed specifically for the needs of small to mid-size businesses, particularly Internet and application service providers (ISPs and ASPs), seeking to provide web store hosting and management services. It is a full-function e-commerce application that offers unmatched affordability, performance and flexibility and can serve as an excellent e-commerce engine for ISPs and ASPs.
AITM PRESENTATION & IOWA GOVERNOR’S CONFERENCE: ecfirst CEO Uday Ali Pabrai presented “How to Make e-Commerce Pay Off for You” to members of the Association of Information Technology and Management (AITM) of Iowa last November. Pabrai also was selected to present “e-Commerce – Now and Future” during the Iowa Governor’s Conference on International Trade, held on May 23, 2000.
INTERNET WORLD INDIA 2000: ecfirst CEO Uday Ali Pabrai delivered key sessions on e-commerce security as well as on biometrics at the largest conference in Asia (and fifth largest in the world) at New Delhi, India. The conference was held on September 27-29, 2000.
RSA Security Partnership: ecfirst becomes RSA SecurWorld Partner as an RSA Security value-added reseller and system integrator to deliver RSA’s award-winning e-security solutions.