Codify predict bright future for technology sector in Aberdeen
It is now used as a conventional coffee table but at its height
it was the latest must-see piece of technology that drew in the
Showcased by Codify at Offshore Europe in 2009, the Microsoft
Surface was a table with an integrated hidden PC featuring a glass
top surface which - when switched on becomes a flat touch screen
monitor - was a great innovation.
The mercurial pace of a continually evolving technology industry
means the Surface can now be found as an intriguing coffee table in
After the coffee table moment at the previous show, the firm is
continuing to push the boundaries and is tipping another Microsoft
product - the HoloLens - to create a stir in the months and years
The HoloLens is described as the world's first fully untethered,
see-through holographic computer and it enables high-definition
holograms to come to life.
The "mixed reality" experience being promised by Microsoft is
designed to provide new ways to create, communicate, work, and play
- with Codify believing the Windows 10 platform of the HoloLens
presents its team with development opportunities far beyond
Although not hosting their own stand this year, the Codify team
will be out in force at Offshore Europe as several of the company's
clients are exhibiting.
Founded in 2000 by Mark Griffiths and now celebrating its 15th
anniversary, the Aberdeen based software specialist has come a long
way, growing from a small office and two employees to a thriving
business and 24 team members.
Graeme Humphrey, managing director of Codify, said: "The past 15
years have seen an incredible amount of change in the technology
sector and as a small company we are incredibly proud of the growth
we have achieved within that time.
"The very nature of the technology sector is one of fluctuation
and innovation but it is these factors that mean the work is varied
and fast-paced, which is great as we are always up for the
challenge of keeping on top of the latest advances. There have been
difficult times, the global recession hit us hard in 2009 and 2010
but we came through that into a stronger position, and the past two
years in particular have been buoyed by a number of big contract
The Microsoft Surface Hub - the big brother of Codify's original
Surface - is another piece of kit grabbing the attention of
Instead of needing custom apps which only it would run, Codify
could now develop standard Windows apps that would run on the
Surface Hub or a regular PC.
With improved resolution and display, the old favourite is set
to be revived in contemporary form.