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Posted - Aug. 29, 2011 at 1:03 p.m.

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This is Chris Redgrave for Zions Bank Speaking on Business.

Let's face it — information technology is big business. One of the hottest trends in business today is cloud computing. In fact, a recent study by the Pew Research Center reported that by 2020, we will "live mostly in the cloud" and not on the desktop, working mainly through cyberspace-based applications you can access through networked devices.

This makes protecting sensitive information a crucial business practice. Eric Robinson is smart to tap into that market with his business, PBD Consulting. His Riverton-based company specializes in creating custom software and web applications, including cloud storage, as well as web interface design work. His clients include many small start ups in Utah.

Eric has been a website and software consultant for years. His applications are unique because he understands and follows all rules related to the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard. This is a set of requirements designed to ensure that all companies who process, store or transmit credit card information maintain a secure environment. With the millions of people who use credit cards on a daily basis, I'm sure you can imagine why this is so critical to your company website.

PBD Consulting also structures applications so they tap into two other partners' systems. This not only makes processing faster but also helps users avoid common server problems. Eric prides himself on the security, expertise and accessibility of his applications.

In addition to his custom software applications, Eric has added designing and managing customers' web stores to the services he offers. This is where his relationship with other partners really comes in handy. It's a win-win since the sites are user-friendly and they're easier to maintain with other partners on board. Tapping into this market is a great idea since e-commerce sales in the U.S. totaled over $165 billion in 2010, up almost 15 percent from 2009. He is walking his talk by opening his own web storefront,

Eric plans to keep growing PBD Consulting, offering his custom secure software applications.

For Zions Bank, I'm Chris Redgrave, speaking on business.

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