1995 Anthony Rose Limited was established with the intention of developing custom IT application solutions within the Microsoft® database and application market. During those early years of computing, desktop computers were new to many organisations and the need for digital information management solutions was becoming apparent.
With the market flooded by many vendors producing DOS based or text based applications such as Magic, Ingres, SCO, UNIX, IBM among others, only one IT vendor (Microsoft) was producing real time event-driven applications that cut down the time and cost needed to develop custom solutions to business.
Anthony Rose moved away from writing C coded applications and started working on event-driven programming with tools such as MS Access 1.1, Visual Basic 3.0 and Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) encapsulated within the MS-Office suite of products.
With the current explosion of smart phone technology and mobile tablets, the very idea of desktop computers is fading and the future for data systems is moving into the Cloud based technologies.
In 1997 the company moved rapidly into the market for custom application development and high quality consultancy, ranging from bespoke single tier MS Access applications through to today's market of online cloud development of SharePoint 2016 data systems.
In 1995 the company became a Certified Microsoft Training Company delivering authorised Microsoft courses at Microsoft's training centre in Reading and onsite. In the same year the company was employed by Learning Tree international (LTI) to deliver IT related training material to their clients.