Since 1994
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My first exposure to computer programming was in 1973-74 while attending college as an accounting and pre-law major. As part of my accounting curriculum I was providing the opportunity to code my first lines of code. In those days it was actually punching IBM cards using a card punch machine, collating them, loading them and running them to produce output. The code was merely data feed in as input to another program loaded on tape at runtime. Ten years later, when offered an opportunity to assist testing a new application system I fondly recalled my first computer exposure. Actually, my first computer exposure was in the late 1950's when my father made it a point to stop by an office in Pasadena, California where a young man enthusiastically shared with my father, then President of Aerojet General Corporation, and myself the latest innovations in the computer industry; the IBM punch card.

In 1985, I completed a specialized curriculum in computer programming and started my first full-time position as a computer programmer analyst continuing my education awarded an Associate in Science and Bachelors degrees.

In 1994, I established JHZ-CS specializing in providing Internet based solutions. The Internet was just beginning to become available to the general public and businesses were anxious to establish their presence.

Jim Zisch

Jim Zisch

JHZ-CS, established in 1994, providing application systems design and development providing expertise to businesses desiring to deploy Internet technologies to enhance their business. As one of the many pioneers in the new digital frontier, JHZ-CS was structured as a sole proprietorship to stay in it for the long haul as opposed to establishing a limited liability corporation (LLC) as recommended to me by financial advisors. A corporate structure would require bringing others into the business decision process. These folks would not necessarily be equipped technically to grasp the many nuances of the industry and potentially threaten the ongoing continuance of the company when purchase offers enter into the financial picture down the line. Persistence of objectives demanded acknowledging all requirements including future requirements going in from the get go. An offer to establish a partnership with silent partners had initiated the establishment of the company, but the offer was turned down in light of future requirements. It was necessary to maintain full control of the company and its decisions in light of the numerous nondisclosure agreements I had previously entered into and the technological information I had been made aware of. The decision to go it alone was difficult and was met surprising with acknowledgement and appreciation of the position I had taken.

The name of the company James H. Zisch - Computer Services and officially registering the name James H. Zisch - Computer Services to avoid potential fictitious naming requirement.

JHZ-CS's first client is a daily business newspaper established in 1886. This company's editor-in-chief contacted JHZ-CS with an interest in automating a series of daily functions involved in publishing activities complementing the objective of deploying a digital version of their daily publication online. Working closely with the editor-in-chief and his staff objectives were defined and the functional specifications generated. This very successful working arrangement produced a series of solutions providing support to the various editor-in-chief functions; including a comprehensive suite of functions from article selection, organized presentation and index of the news, automated news archival and index system, remote article upload, and article delivery to the hardcopy layout print room.

JHZ-CS's next major client is a consumer electronics retailer with plans to take their business online. JHZ-CS established a solid relationship with this client under a working agreement allowing JHZ-CS to retain copyright ownership of the technologies it produced.

This business model proved effective for both JHZ-CS and its clients as well as future clients. In 1999, JHZ-CS began offering ready-made customizable solutions online.

JHZ-CS considers it an honor and privilege to service the needs of its clients. If JHZ-CS may be of assistance to you and your organization in achieving its objections, please do not hesitate to contact me.