From Printer Parts to the Cloud:
8(a) Contracting Helps Business Evolve, Thrive
Earl Overstreet, General Microsystems Inc (GMI)
Today most of us carry a high capacity digital storage device in our pocket or purse every day. The device, a smartphone, can store over eleven gigabytes of our favorite photos, music, and other digital content.
Thirty years ago, that kind of storage capacity was rare and extremely expensive.
Earl Overstreet, owner of General Microsystems Inc. (GMI), describes how the need for high capacity digital storage created an opportunity for his firm. “The University of Washington Applied Physics lab bought a computer system to take to the Arctic for some oceanographic experiments. The project hit a snag when they realized they would be collecting eleven gigabytes of data. No storage device existed in 1984 that met their requirements. They turned to GMI, a business that had only been around for about a... Read More