Founded in 1998 by David Boulding, MD and Dominic Brown, BSc (Hons), who had previously worked together at Visual Components Inc. formerly the leading developer of OCX, ActiveX controls and Java applets. Visual Components Inc. was sold to Sybase Inc. and not long afterwards Boulding and Brown left to form Southern IT Ltd.
Innovatation & Design
Specialising in application development using Microsoft .Net, MS SQL Server and Java technologies, in 1998 Southern IT Ltd created one of the first ever - if not THE first - online estate agent software applications, Virtual Estate AgentTM which has been sold in Spain, France, Monaco, Italy, Cyprus and the UK.
In 1999, Southern IT wrote a misson-critical modular monitoring, data-presentation and alarm software application for the civil engineering industry and sold as a white label product to the leading geotechnical surveying and monitoring companies world-wide.
Geo-EngardeTM (under various names) monitors and analyses data supplied by finely tuned geotechnical and structural movement sensors (piezometers, tiltmeters, inclinometers, etc) installed on a wide variety of structures. The software has been sold world-wide to over 23 countries for use on some of the largest and most prestigous projects around the globe.