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Bob McGowan is the founder and CEO of RAMSoft Solutions and has led the company since its inception in 1993. He has over 30 years of experience managing projects and developing applications software for microcomputers. He has managed multi-million dollar software development projects for many Fortune 100 companies, including Chase Manhattan Bank, Prudential Insurance, and True North Media Services and has acted as a senior technical advisor for dozens of other projects.

Bob has been developing software for microcomputers since 1980, and has developed applications for many companies using a wide variety of development tools, languages, architectures, and operating systems. In 2004 he co-founded an information technology services company specializing in the Yellow Pages Advertising industry. As Chief Technology Officer he architected and implemented a service allowing agencies to view electronic "tear pages" via web services or interactively via a web site. The process included an optical character recognition (OCR) workflow automation process in for scanning, OCR, and review of Yellow Pages telephone directories. After 12 months of operation the database contained over 1.6 million scanned pages and accompanying extracted text in a searchable format.

He continues to be passionate about software development and technology in general. You can follow his thoughts on software development at


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