I selected the name KeyBridge because it
describes well the philosophy of my work with computers.
"Key" is fairly obvious. Keys unlock things, and I see the fundamentals of my
work as helping people to unlock the potentials of computer technology to address their
"Bridge" is important to me for two primary reasons.
First of all, computer solutions to business needs ought to function much like
bridges. They solve real problems, and at their best, you really shouldn't need to
think much about them. Glitz, bells and whistles are not that important. What
really matters is functionality, durability and reliability -- in other words, it needs to
work, and it needs to work well.
Secondly, I see my own role as serving as a "bridge" between
my client and computer technology. I am never impressed by
professional consultants who overwhelm their clients through an
over-abundance of technical jargon. My job is first of all (and most importantly) to
understand my client's business and organizational needs and second, to select,
apply and maintain the computer
technology most capable of meeting those needs within the budgetary guide-lines determined
by my client. A critical part of that task is to explain the options
to my client in a language that my client can readily
In addition to my years of experience with technology, I also have had
a good number of years of "hands-on" experience in both the for-profit and
not-for-profit business sectors. This mixture of experience allows me to bridge the
gap between technology and real-world business needs.
These are the thoughts that went into choosing the name KeyBridge
~ Steven L. Mullet