Who we are
Among ZJS Technology's bedrock principles: Integrity.
Many web sites attempt to create an
illusion of a big company with a large staff, impressive facilities, and round-the-clock operations, when
in fact, it is a small company. How good is the relationship going to be if the first thing a company does is
try to deceive you about how big it is?
Let's skip the intrigue: At ZJS Technology, us and we are me.
My name is Rich Stern. I am the founder and President of ZJS Technology. I am also the guy who takes out the
trash, opens the mail, does the bookkeeping, among other duties that go along with running a small business.
While I do enjoy occasional big company projects, many of my clients are small businesses. My own
day-to-day experiences make it easy for me to identify with the unique realities faced by small business
owners and managers.
Background and skills
In the world of information technology, I am a generalist. I have worked as a systems analyst for a Fortune 500
company, a software developer for various business applications, a software development manager, a technology
executive at a small company, and as an information technology consultant to companies both large and small. My
best skills are creating software applications that emphasize ease-of-use along with integration of database
functionality. I also specialize in relating to my clients on a business level. I don't like it when techies
make things more complicated than needed.
What you can expect as a client
As a prospective client, you may be wondering what the ups and downs of using me for web site hosting,
development, consulting, etc., would be.
Let's start with what you don't get: High powered salespeople in suits, lunch at the Ritz, an 800 number
to a 24 hour call center in some foreign country, glitzy marketing materials, and big invoices.
What you do get: One easy to talk to, experienced business and technology professional, with an
interest in what you need. Modest prices. An honest appraisal of whether or not ZJS
Technology is right for your project. If I don't have the expertise or resources you need, I'll tell you.
Technology, equipment and facilities
Ready for some alphabet soup? I use both Linux and Windows as hosting platforms, with ASP, ASP.NET, PHP,
not to get caught up in "ABC 4.1 is better than XYZ 9.2" thinking. My allegiance is to customers. I use what
makes sense for your project based on your requirements and my skills.
I maintain high quality server hardware in professionally run data centers around the United States. These are
large, secure, state-of-the-art facilities with redundant Internet connections and the ability to run from
their own power generation systems if local utility power fails. I also maintain testing and backup repository
servers in my home office, as well as a fire and burglar resistant safe for storage of backup records.
Other facts about ZJS Technology
Headquarters for ZJS Technology is the basement of my home in Lawrenceville, Georgia. Many of my clients are
local to the Atlanta area, but I do also work on long-distance web development projects. I also publish several
automotive and fishing enthusiast/community sites, which are sponsored by some terrific companies from all
over the United States.
I am often asked what "ZJS" stands for. The company was founded in 1997, shortly after the birth of my son,
Zachary. ZJS are his initials. If he ever decides to take over the company, the name is already in
place. One less thing.
Please use my Contact page if you need to get in touch with me for further discussion about your project.