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This is Fred Ball for Zions Bank, speaking on business.
For all of the good things that come with using a computer, there are some real headaches, too. For example, you just bought a new computer, but all of your documents, digital pictures and MP3 files are still sitting on your old computer. Transferring all of that data from the old computer to the new computer can be an all day affair, a job only the most devoted masochist would enjoy.
But as Plato said, necessity is the mother of invention. Thanks to Dave Sewell of Provo, the process of transferring data from one computer to another has become relatively painless.
Dave has been involved in the computer industry for more than 20 years. After graduating from BYU with a degree in computer science, Dave worked as a computer programmer and technical consultant for various organizations. During one particular project Dave needed to transfer files between computers. Of course, back then it wasn't so easy. To simplify the process, he needed to design a computer program of his own. He succeeded, and eventually the software became known as Fast Lynx
Over the years the program has been modified and perfected. It is produced and distributed by Dave's company, the Sewell Development Corporation in Provo. I spoke with Dave's operation manager Cameron Gibbs. He told me that currently Fast Lynx is used worldwide by more than 100,000 customers. Most of the customers, he said, purchase the product online at the Sewell Development Web site. It's available in different languages and it can even be used to salvage files from crashed computers.
The software is easy to use and can be shipped to almost anywhere. Sewell Development's customers range from individual consumers to Fortune 500 businesses, including IBM, Federal Express and Microsoft.
For Zions Bank, I'm Fred Ball. I'm speaking on business.