Computer Services Corporation was incorporated in 1983 in Boulder, Colorado by Jim Russell.
Initially the company focused on providing timesharing computer services to organizations that could not afford $1,000,000 IBM mainframe computers by using mid-frame computers manufactured by Data General, Hewlett Packard and DEC and using emerging data base system technology.
It started providing timesharing service to a number of customers which ranged from C. F. Braun at Rocky Flats working for the Department of Energy and the County of Boulder Assessor's office to savings and loans and major banks nationwide.
The company wrote industry specific software which became leaders, such as CAL, the Construction Accounting System for Lenders. CAL was adopted by most of the Construction Lenders in Colorado and by many banks and S&Ls nationwide from California to Florida.
All of these services were delivered in a timesharing mode, with telephone connections to the CSC data center in Boulder.
With the advent of the PC, timesharing technology was gradually phased out for cost savings benefits and systems were developed for the PC that did not require expensive telephone connections. Users could buy a real computer for $5000 and not have to pay high prices to share a portion of a computer. Technology shifted rapidly.
In 1990, CSC converted its emphasis toward developing client/server computer systems to run on PCs and the emerging network technology pioneered by Novell. As the PCs became more reliable and more powerful and as network operating systems became more capable, more and more information systems began to use this technology.
In 1998, CSC again converted its focus toward developing Windows based client workstations accessing existing legacy data base systems both remotely over dialup telephone connections and locally by direct connection to file server. This provided the best of both worlds, as users could use Windows and Office software (Word, Excel, Power Point, Access, etc.) on their own computer and also be able to access the corporate data base for collaborative interaction with others.
In 2001, CSC made another shift to leverage the rapidly developing internet technology. No longer merely a "brochure ware" display medium, the internet today can be used to develop full fledged data based business systems. CSC is today developing some of the most innovative new systems for the internet.