Christie & Co spends £1m on IT

Posted on January 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

Few small companies make sufficient investment in information technology to derive the substantial benefits that the web offers businesses. Specialist agents, surveyors and valuers,Christie & Co, is one of the exceptions, having spent nearly £1 million on its website ­ The company says the site has attracted more than 62,000 registered users since it went live in July 1999. Christie & Co managing director Chris Day said the web site was undoubtedly playing an important role in helping to sell businesses in the company¹s chosen market sectors. “Over the past 12 months, the number of deals the company has concluded has risen by nearly 19 per cent,” Mr Day said. So successful has the web been for the company and its clients since the launch of in July 1999 that Christie & Co intends to maintain a high level of investment in improving the functions of the site. “Each year since then we have spent substantial sums on improving how we use information technology because the web site

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