Blue Lizard is a business and IT solutions company focused on delivering results that bring true value to daily operations. Value that translates into increased productivity, enhanced performance, reduced costs, greater flexibility, and better business outcomes. Expertise, industry knowledge, experience, and commitment to developing real solutions make Blue Lizard a partner that will bring unparalleled results.
Blue Lizard’s founders shared a simple belief – when technology is properly harnessed, it can transform an organization. In 2000, the founders’ shared this passion and vision to form Blue Lizard Technologies. Blue Lizard has proven itself as a new breed of technology company; one that not only provides solutions to challenges, but one that is passionate about looking beyond the surface to take clients further than they thought possible.
The founders’ goal was not to build a global company where clients became lost in the machine. Instead they sought to partner with clients to creatively address real needs. We built a company that actually listens to their clients and understand their industry – a company where relationships mattered. The principals remain personally involved in every project with the assistance of talented ‘lizards’ to get the job done.
Creating the name for a company is a lot harder than you would imagine. And for three technology geeks, it was proving even more difficult. We wanted a name that would convey we were a fun and different kind of company. We needed a name that would let people know our personality and spirit would take some of the “work” out of working with a software development company. We had to have a name that people would remember and associate with a worthwhile experience. Yes, we know we have high expectations.
We researched technology company names. Nothing grabbed our attention. We looked up Greek mythology, then astrology and finally Latin. But again, nothing seemed to fit us. Then we got serious. Seeing as how we are a technology driven company, we did what we do best. We created a database and an algorithm that put random words together to create a name. The database created thousands of combinations, from which we chose five.
We asked everyone we knew to look at the five names and comment on each. Two weeks later, we asked them which name was their favorite. Blue Lizard was the only one that people remembered. We knew that meant something, hence the company name, “Blue Lizard” was born.
Our story may not have the "Hollywood" magic, but Blue Lizard is company that is fun to work with and takes pride in their work to create amazing technology solutions and very satisfied clients.
Blue Lizard launches version 5 of the corporate website. The new website upgraded technologies and was built using the methodologies that Blue Lizard incorporates in all of their projects. We have incorporated best practices for reducing file size and bandwidth usage enabling a more robust and responsive website.
Blue Lizard continues to update the components that make up the Blue Lizard Building Blocks. New additions to account for a greater variety of client needs were added along with a more extensive data validation library. All components have been upgraded to the latest technologies.
Blue Lizard was chosen for a major data conversion project that was necessary to launch an e-commerce website for a major construction industry supplier. This allowed the client to convert all of their data from an old system to a fully integrated 3rd-party ecommerce platform.
Blue Lizard launches version 4 of the corporate website. The new website incorporates technologies that will allow it to be responsive to the device that it is being viewed on.
Mobile devices will get a different experience than laptop and large screen devices, but everything is using the same code base. A unified experience across multiple platforms is how Blue Lizard does all its client development.
Blue Lizard refines its Building Block component offerings based on the latest HTML5/CSS/JS/C# technologies. These Building Blocks allow Blue Lizard complete solutions faster and cheaper than starting from scratch.
The Building Blocks are thoroughly tested for bugs and performance ensuring a solid implementation.
Blue Lizard launches its first small set of Building Blocks. The Building Blocks have been in development for years on various projects and were launched as a formal part of the Blue Lizard Development Methodology.
Blue Lizard starts development in the mobile space. The mobile environment is evolving rapidly and Blue Lizard waited for the market to settle before choosing the technology for the mobile environment. Blue Lizard mobile solutions are built on the HTML5/CSS/JS platforms.
Blue Lizard begins to offer cloud hosting services to our existing clients. Our servers are located in a dedicated hosting environment that are monitored 24/7, providing our clients with piece of mind and excellent value.
Blue Lizard worked with a major pharmaceutical company to access over 700 of hospital servers across the country and analyze the data in real-time. The database holds over 200 million records and provides real-time reporting of trends across the United States and Canada.
Blue Lizard was awarded the contract for development of a LIMS system for the North Carolina Department of Agriculture.
Blue Lizard was awarded the OIR Information Technology Training contract for the State of Tennessee. This contract is an exclusive contract requiring Blue Lizard to train relevant personnel from all Tennessee State Agencies in Microsoft .NET technologies./p>
Blue Lizard re-launches the corporate website utilizing newer technologies and providing clients with a live capabilities portfolio.
Blue Lizard was one of a select few companies to be awarded the contract to supply technical services to North Carolina State Agencies. This contract allows only those awarded the right to bid on specific high-level projects at all North Carolina State Agencies.
Blue Lizard re-launches the corporate website to reflect the growing emphasis on web development technologies.
Blue Lizard was awarded a renewal contract with the state of North Carolina for the provision of supplemental staffing to state agencies.
The renewal was based on companies with a solid track record of performance.
Blue Lizard begins training and mentoring program in Microsoft .NET technologies. Blue Lizard started using .NET technologies since it was released in 2001.
Blue Lizard was among the companies awarded the contract to supply supplemental staffing to North Carolina State Agencies. This was an intensive process that involved companies being able to demonstrate their competencies in a variety of technical disciplines.
Blue Lizard provided staffing resources in the first year of the contract and have been providing them ever since.
Blue lizard launches the Lizard Logo to reflect a forward-thinking and fun company. The first version of the corporate website launches soon after.
Blue Lizard Technologies, Inc. officially incorporates in the state of North Carolina. We got together with a small budget and a big vision of what we wanted Blue Lizard to become.
Creating the name for a company is a lot harder than you would imagine. We needed a name that would let people know our personality and spirit would take some of the “work” out of working with a software development company. We had to have a name that people would remember and associate with a worthwhile experience.
Adarus Software was one of the companies that merged to form Blue Lizard. Adarus Business Plan was awarded a 5-star review from PC Magazine as well as being a finalist for Shareware of the Year in the business category.
Founders met at a series of Triangle technology user group functions. Each of the founders became involved in the executive council to grow the use of Microsoft and related technologies in business and personal applications. Blue Lizard founders served as mentors to the developer community.