We lost our data
To be exact, we had the data; we just couldn’t see it or use it. We were a couple of academics working on a research project. We wanted to revisit old data to compare it with our new research, but the files were in a proprietary format, and the software that created them had become extinct.
Fast-forward to hours spent manually migrating old files from one format to another and translating old programs to new systems, knowing that the perpetual flood of new versions and platforms makes obsolescence inevitable, so we’d likely do it all over again in the future.
There had to be a better way.
We quickly realized this problem is universal. Myriad file formats —from images, to emails, to PDFs, to videos, to CAD drawings, to GIS maps—being used today run the risk of becoming unreadable in the future, while others are difficult to access because they were created with expensive or proprietary or niche software.
But what if we converted the application instead of the data? Then we could access data without migrating it from one system to another, paying new licensing fees, and experiencing conversion loss.
That’s what our technology does. We make your data accessible and usable, now and forever.