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World Wide Web Logo By Robert Cailliau - Speros - Savannah, GA

The way we operate a business has evolved dramatically over the last 35 years. Thanks in part to the personal computer, the invention of the internet, and smartphone technology, we can have a constant connection to our business. However, it was not long ago that most of these advances were made. Here are some of the biggest technological innovations that have changed the way we do business.

Birth of the World Wide Web

Perhaps one of the most impactful technology advances in recent history, the birth of the World Wide Web has forever changed the technology landscape. From websites to email, we cannot do business without it. To help physicists share data with other physicists around the world, Tim Berners-Lee developed a hypertext database now known as the internet, and in 1991 he launched the first known web page which helped users navigate the web.

User-friendly Operating Systems

When Speros was founded, personal computers were not the norm in any office. Personal computers in the ’80s were not only very expensive (the equivalent of almost $7,000 today), they were not very user-friendly either. You had to type in commands to access the files you needed. In 1984, Apple released the Macintosh computer featuring Mac OS, the first operating system with a graphical user interface. One year later, Microsoft released Windows 1.0, also featuring a graphical user interface.

Phone Lines Go Online

While the US Department of Defense had been using networks to communicate since the 1960s, it was not until 1995 when the first internet phone software was released to consumers. In order to make an internet call, both parties needed to use the same software and would have to listen to advertisements before and after the call. Since then, VoIP has improved dramatically, allowing calls from IP Phones to just about any other device.

Google Becomes Synonymous with Search

It is hard to think of a time before Google, especially since it is the go-to for any internet search nowadays. However, Google search was not introduced until 1998. Search engines that existed before, like Yahoo, Excite, and AltaVista, acted as a directory for the web. They organized websites and content into searchable categories. Google had a different vision in mind and sought to deliver relevant websites to users based on the way they search.

Data Moves to the Cloud

The idea behind network users accessing a shared pool of resources has been around since the 1960s. Grid computing allowed multiple users on a network to connect to one mainframe computer. In 1999, the way we thought about delivering software was changed with the release of, the first application distributed over the internet. In 2006 cloud computing went mainstream with the release of Amazon Web Services, and paved the way for companies to house their IT infrastructure in the cloud.

Businesses Get Social

You hear every day about how your business needs a presence on social media, but when did being on Facebook become a requirement? Created in 1997 and credited with being the first social networking site, Six Degrees allowed users to create profiles and add other users to their network. A number of social media sites followed, including MySpace and LinkedIn. Facebook launched in 2004 and released brand pages in 2007. Today, Facebook boasts over 2.3 billion active users.

What is in store for the future of business technology remains to be seen, but one thing we know for sure is that technology is constantly changing and evolving.


"Great staff! immediately responsive to our urgent repair requests. They were meticulous in diagnosing our issues and made the repairs as quickly as they could. They are a pleasure to work with! Speros provided emergency repair service during a weekend when our cabling suffered accidental damage. Speros dispatched two technicians that worked tirelessly to restore the multiple severed fiber cables.  It was not long before the entire campus was back to normal.  It was exceptional and timely service by Speros."

Joan Strother
Savannah Country Day

"Speros has been our law firm's primary internet service provider for 10+ years. Rarely do I need to ask for a service work order because they are on top of regular maintenance. Recently, I was getting requests to reboot following critical software, asked to set reboots to be automatic after midnight, so it did not disrupt our workdays. Within 30 minutes of my request, it was done. THAT is good service. THANK YOU, SPEROS Team."

Doug Andrews
Andrews & Sanders Law Firm

"Have worked with Speros for over two decades mostly for old school landline requirements of my medical office.
Now have needed a website design.
In these extremely difficult times for all, I have found Heather, Esther, and Mary Elizabeth a phenomenal team to work thru this new endeavor for my private practice's needs."

Dr. Richard Roth
Roth Aviation Medical Services

"I am starting my own medical practice and have chosen Speros to assist with my logo design, website, IT support and phone systems. Great experience. The team at Speros is knowledgeable and professional."

Dr. Ismary De Castro
Savannah Endocrinology

"Everyone at Speros was very friendly and helpful. They communicated with our existing software/hardware management company and made it out to work on our network quickly on short notice, and had the whole issue solved in very little time. Will use this business again for our network needs. The tech that came out was amazingly easy to work with and was respectful of our hospitals covid-19 policies."

Anthony Phoumivong

"The biggest benefit of having Speros install and maintain our networking, servers, and backups have been the reliability. They provide professional, personalized service and have rapid response times. You can trust Speros to provide you with fast, professional service, and to resolve your complex issues quickly!"

Paul Waldhour
Paper Chemical Supply

"The biggest benefit of having Speros as our IT provider is their fast response times. Speros stays on top of your issues, and they follow through to make sure your problems are resolved correctly. They are a pleasure to work with!"

Ann Cowart
Oelschigs Nursery