As a new chapter in an illustrious and extensive career supplying business solutions through technology Redgic was formed in 2007 by Reg Horman.
Redgic (pronounced Regic) was spelt this way to help with global pronouncement and text to speech engines – they struggle with REG as they pronounce like EGG!
Reg, a professional Mechanical Engineer was trained by Philips in Manufacturing Management and Technological Innovation and it was at University that Reg was first introduced to the emerging capabilities of computing. In fact, in his final year assignment he was to develop the first dimensioning software to computer generated drawings. The origins of Computer Aided Design (CAD).
It was when listening to his final year tutor that he realised there was a HUGE gap between ‘technology’ and ‘market’. The tutor spoke a completely different and frightening language… there had to evolve ’Translators for technology’ to bridge the gap between what technology could offer and the needs of business.
In 1979, Reg decided to start his own business, with his tutor as technology officer. He turned his back on the staircase to corporate stardom at Cranfield Institute and started to ‘learn’ about business.
In 1983, his business and the software that had been developed was embedded on every 3Mb Hard Drive supplied by Apple UK and working through channel partners solutions in most sectors were delivered.
In 1983, Apple turned its back on business solutions to introduce Lisa, the prelude to Mac. Unlike Apple and channel Partners Reg couldn’t turn his back on the end users of his software. He changed the company to support global installations supporting all nuances of business.
His software delivered many ‘firsts’. The first true multi-user software for microcomputer networks, the first database with data dictionary, the first solutions in the Life & Pensions, Leisure, Chemical, Printing, Manufacturing, Professions and many more… all could have become separate and focused businesses.
In 1990, life changing event occurred. He was blessed with a new daughter who was diagnosed with ‘hydrocephalus’. His priorities changes but his ability and agility to consume information, confront issues and solve problems was tested to the full. In 2000 his daughter’s mistreatment was rectified.
In 1999, Reg introduced Online solutions. Another first. In 2003, after designing the first multi-modal mobile data capture platform he launched AppWorld and ExpenseWorld. In 2006 his entrepreneurial skills were recognised in Sweden and in 2006 he was runner-up in the Lancashire Entrepreneur of the Year.
Reg is still helping drive technology solutions. His work with Trellisys, PaperTrell, Sage, Dynamics and a plethora of other technology solutions allows him to apply his experience, to help businesses within which he has a part to use effective technology and to enjoy bridging the gap between users and technology.