Musings on document viewers, image converters, sports, holidays and more…
We keep hearing about and reading pieces that contain some variation of the phrase ‘in these economic times’. Aren’t we all getting a little tired of it? And of course there’s that little collapse with our baseball team here in Boston. So, how about some good news for a change?!?!
First off in business, the market for Snowbound’s document viewers and image converters continues to gain momentum and we are enjoying another year of strong growth. Snowbound year to date revenues have increased by 11% while Q3 2011 shows an increase of 12.5% over Q3 2010. (Read the media release HERE.) Across the board our RasterMaster viewing and conversion SDK, VirtualViewer line of document and image viewers, and SnowBatch rapid document converter have continued our record of strong sales growth throughout our targeted vertical markets including the banking & finance, healthcare and insurance industries.
It’s also the time of year for our nation’s most popular sport – football – which supplanted baseball in number of spectators a few years back. We here in Boston are especially happy to have the NFL back in action after the debacle that was the Red Sox 2011 season! But, as a colleague pointed out – fans have a short memory. One good ten-game winning streak by Boston’s ‘Boys of Summer’ in the 2012 season – and all will be forgiven. But in the meantime, are you ready for some football?!?!
And, just around the corner – it’s the holiday season! In just a few days, children will be ringing your doorbell for Trick-or-Treating. Then before you know it – Thanksgiving is here – the time for overeating (and other imbibing) and more football! (Go Packers)! Then of course, at years end: Christmas, Chanukah and New Year’s! (Not that you needed me to remind you, since the holiday decorations have been in the stores since August.)
So as the song says, let’s ‘Accentuate the Positive’ as 2011 climbs to a crescendo, and we enter Q4. The economy will have peaks and valleys – but that’s normal – no need for panic or worry, and we have an election coming up next year to let our voices be heard in the greatest democracy in the world. Let’s all look on the bright side and try to enjoy all life has to offer.