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digital.forest

Rising like a mighty forest, that's digital.forest, a Washington state database and application hosting company. With an ever growing roster of clients, digital.forest brings together businesses from all over the world, and helps them to take full advantage of the power of FileMaker Pro, the award–winning database software application from FileMaker Inc.

Overview

  • Database and application hosting company digital.forest grows businesses with the power of FileMaker Pro. digital.forest hosts thousands of databases and hundreds of servers for small to medium–sized businesses worldwide, and FileMaker database hosting is a vital part of their success.

Industry

  • High Technology
  • Information Technology

Across all of our clients, we host thousands of databases, with probably millions of records. If it's bought, sold, traded, exchanged, pitched, or requested — we probably have a client doing it with FileMaker Pro in our data center!

— Chris Kilbourn, Chief Technical Officer, digital.forest

Business Challenge

Based in Bothell, Washington, digital.forest has a clearly–defined purpose: to help small to medium–sized businesses take full advantage of what the Web has to offer. "Our business mission is to assist our clients in utilizing the Internet to advance their business objectives, whatever they may be," explains digital.forest's Chief Technical Officer Chris Kilbourn. "We do that by providing the physical infrastructure necessary to serve information and the technical support to explain how it all works."

Successful Solution

FileMaker database hosting is a vital part of digital.forest's success, and has been since the introduction of FileMaker Pro's web–enabled v.4.0. "Once 4.0 shipped we had many people calling and asking for it, so we started doing it," Chris explains. 'The rest is history.'

The growth of digital.forest's client list has been explosive, and the company now boasts thousands of databases and hundreds of servers for clients across the globe; all kinds of companies — providing all kinds of services. There's Antenna Audio — a UK–based firm which provides audio guides for museums and visitor attractions worldwide. "Project managing a huge number of intricate projects in international venues requires a flexible and robust database system," notes Antenna Audio project manager Titus Bicknell. "By combining cross platform access with easy web and client access, FileMaker Pro has occupied an unchallenged position at the center of our organization."

And there's Sundog Design, of Orem, Utah — specialists in database design and development — working closely with digital.forest to help companies put FileMaker to work in their own businesses. "Our customers benefit from the affordable, professional solutions that Sundog creates," says Sundog developer Steve Lewis. "Our partners like the digital.forest benefit as well — we can offer good web–hosting solutions for customers, because digital.forest offers good hosting solutions."

By combining cross platform access with easy web and client access, FileMaker Pro has occupied an unchallenged position at the center of our organization.

— Titus Bicknell, Project Manager, Antenna Audio

Customer Benefits

New applications, new ideas, and new clients — together with FileMaker Pro, digital.forest fulfills its company's motto, it's where Internet solutions grow. "Across all of our clients, we host thousands of databases, with probably millions of records," notes Chris. "If it's bought, sold, traded, exchanged, pitched, or requested — we probably have a client doing it with FileMaker Pro in our data center!"

For FileMaker:

Kevin Mallon
Public Relations Manager
FileMaker Inc.
408-987-7227
kevin_mallon@filemaker.com
http://www.filemaker.com

For digital.forest:

Chris Kilbourn
Chief Technical Officer
digital.forest
425-483-0483
chrisk@forest.net
http://www.forest.net

For Antenna Audio:

Titus Bicknell
Project Manager
Antenna Audio
020 7379 9220
tbicknell@antennaaudio.com
http://www.antennaaudio.com

For Sundog Design:

Steve Lewis
Developer
Sundog Design
801-225-8869
steve@sundogcreative.com
http://sundogdsn.com