Expansion Computers is a small computer company based in the heart of the Willamette Valley in Oregon. It was started by Jared Anderson as a way to help people and businesses use computer technology to greatly increase their ability to produce the products they want and to be more prosperous. Basically, he hated seeing people waste their time with mundane tasks and paperwork or otherwise unnecessary things when they could be doing something more valuable.
Since the internet went mainstream technologies have advanced quite rapidly, but the general population hasn’t necessarily been able to keep up and realize all of the benefits that computers have to offer. Sure, people use Word instead of a typewriter and e-mail instead of pen and paper, but there’s plenty of room for improvement in terms of really using the computer to do as much work as possible and freeing up the people to do what only people can do (interact with other people, create, come up with new ideas, etc.–not paperwork or other routine tasks). So to this end, Expansion Computers exists with the goal to help people and businesses fully utilize technology to drastically increase their productivity and prosperity.
We mainly focus on web sites and web applications (programs that run in a web browser instead of by themselves) because we like creating them as a fun combination of artistic and technological challenges and also because a lot of technology is becoming more “web-centric”. Also, it’s often easier to convince people they need a web site in this day and age than it is to convince a company that they need to invest a lot of money and time into developing a computer system and training their staff to, in the end, save them thousands of hours is a lot of work. Trust us, we’ve done it. But if we can start driving more business their way via the Internet and a new web site (i.e. being more efficient with their promotion and sales), they might be more willing to look at how the computer can help them in other ways.
We are also working on some software that will hopefully be able to help schools and businesses drastically reduce the amount of paperwork and other mundane recording tasks that are necessary and increase their ability to manage people and projects more successfully. But I’m sure you’ll hear about that when we launch it.
Now you know about us. Let us know what we can do for you.