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DISTINGUISHED CLIENTS FROM A BROAD RANGE OF INDUSTRIES

W. Hardy Interactive has developed an expansive and loyal client following with projects completed for clients from small business to the Fortune 500 and everywhere in between.
A sample of our projects and clients include the following:
Acadia National Park Acadia National Park
W. Hardy has had an ongoing relationship with Acadia National Park since 2000, one of the most visited National Parks in the country. We built Acadia’s Intranet with interactive database technology that allows over 150 park-wide staff members to easily communicate and post ongoing information on a daily basis. We also built an on-line reservations system to help the park manage camping requests.
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Arena North America LLC Arena North America LLC
We developed a comprehensive eCommerce-enabled website for this popular, technologically-focused Swiss swimwear company. Featuring full on-line store functionality and integrated with our powerful Content Management System product, this new website was fundamental to the launch of their North American sales division.
AuthorFriendly-Powered Websites AuthorFriendly-Powered Websites
Our AuthorFriendly software product allows authors to quickly and easily build and manage web sites featuring a comprehensive array of sophisticated technology components including a complete eCommerce bookstore. The list of AuthorFriendly websites includes contemporary writer Carla King's CarlaKing.com, noted author and psychologist Anton G. Hardy's AGHardy.com, author Lulu Gordon's LuluGordon.com, award-winning travel writer Jacqueline Harmon Butler's JacquelineHarmonButler.com and psychotherapist David J. Wallin's AttachmentInPsychotherapy.com.
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Brunswick Harley-Davidson / Buell Brunswick Harley-Davidson / Buell
W. Hardy produced a first-rate Harley-Davidson Website for this major motorcycle dealer. A new design was created and our inventory product was integrated into the site. A feature-rich Content Management System allows the client to upload and manage product inventory as well as change many forms of Website content through a series of simple-to-use forms.
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Cisco Systems, Inc. Cisco Systems, Inc.
Walter Hardy worked extensively with Cisco in 2011 to develop Best Practices and performance tuning techniques for the website, cisco.com. After interviewing key staff at Cisco, Walter developed a series of documentation which remains active on Cisco's internal Wiki.
e-Stamp Corporation e-Stamp Corporation
We were hired for the summer of 2000 as Executive Project Management for the new e-stamp website launch. Our responsibilities included managing the team and technology behind a multi-million dollar BroadVision based Website infrastructure. We worked in partnership Foote, Cone & Belding of New York City and on location in San Jose to manage this significant Website project.
Ford Motor Company Ford Motor Company
We were hired as consultant to Ogilvy & Mather (New York) to help redesign the Ford Motor Company website. We provided competitive analysis, design guidelines and a visual site analysis demonstrating a new site structure.
Golden Books Family Entertainment Golden Books Family Entertainment
W. Hardy developed the technology for FindItQuick.com, an innovative web guide that served to specifically assist in children’s learning. A comprehensive content management system allowed Golden Books staff to manage copy and populate an Oracle database with thousands of content entries. This revolutionary and highly publicized website was developed to support a new set of factual children's books issued by Golden Books Family Entertainment.
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GoVermont.com GoVermont.com
We've been developing travel planning software since our founding in 1995. The new GoVermont.com represents more than a decade of commitment to the industry and reflects the trend in web technology known as Web 2.0. Featuring lodging from the Travelocity partner network and events directly from the State of Vermont, as well as our own database of mountain resorts, nordic ski centers, attractions and golf courses, it provides users with all the necessary information on their Green Mountain destination in any season. Technology features like AJAX-ified paging of search results and clipboard functionality, tab views, interactive maps and keyword auto-completion make for a unique and enriching user experience.
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IBM Corporation IBM Corporation
We were hired to manage and program a monthly multimedia CD-ROM publication, the IBM Sales Advisor CD. We produced this comprehensive product in both Windows and OS/2 on a monthly basis for the life of the product over one year.
Iron Mountain Press Iron Mountain Press
W. Hardy produced www.VeteranTribute.com for promoting a new book by Robert A. & Robert B. Fletcher, Remembrance: A Tribute to America's Veterans and its companion CD. An all-new design inspired by the book features rich slices of artwork from its pages, sample tracks from the CD, a Virtual Tour of the book and secure online ordering. Robert A. Fletcher is the artist behind Remembrance, who lives and paints on his farm in Warwick, N.Y. His son, Robert B. "Rob" Fletcher, author of Blues Harmonica for Beginners and Blues Grooves for Rhythm Guitar, among others, wrote the text for the book and performed on tracks throughout the Remembrance CD.
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Kelliher Samets Volk Kelliher Samets Volk
We've been working with leading northeast advertising agency Kelliher Samets Volk (KSV) since 2007, providing ColdFusion, JavaScript, PHP, X/HTML, CSS and ActionScript programming, as well as database development, Flash animation, graphic design, hosting and strategic consultation, among other services. Working closely with their Burlington and New York offices, we've been involved in projects for many of their clients, including the Stowe mountain resort, the Vermont Student Assistance Corporation, the Vermont Energy Investment Corporation and Schlesinger Associates. To date we've completed more than 100 projects for this fast-paced firm and host a significant number of the websites belonging to KSV and their clientele.
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Maho Bay Camps, Inc. Maho Bay Camps, Inc.
Having previously written software for this U.S. Virgin Islands destination eco-resort, we recently formed a partnership with Maho Bay Camps under which we would first assume hosting and maintenance of their website, www.Maho.org, then enhance the site with design revisions and new software, including our eNewsletter Subscription & Broadcast package and our new online Availability & Reservations system.
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Manchester Film Foundation, Inc. Manchester Film Foundation, Inc.
W. Hardy developed ManchesterFilmFest.com with participation from Design Sensations of London. This highly graphical, well-publicized website was designed to present information to three distinct audiences in preparation for the first annual Manchester Film Festival and its companion event - oomff! - a digital cinema trade show. Featuring on-line ticket sales, a full-service travel planner, email newsletter subscription software and more, this partnership built a strong foundation for the MFF and oomff!
Manchester Regional Chamber Manchester Regional Chamber
We developed a database-driven website for this chamber of commerce that included a comprehensive Content Management System, allowing chamber staff to manage their members' information and web content. We had also integrated our Travel Planner product that provides for sophisticated and comprehensive travel planning on the web.
Maple Leaf Rentals, Inc. Maple Leaf Rentals, Inc.
W. Hardy developed a stimulating and informative website for this newly founded rental brokerage. Sophisticated navigation and search functions allow the user to easily find the rental they seek and provides them with complete details about the property. On-line administrative tools give Maple Leaf staff the power to effectively manage virtually every aspect of the site. Maple Leaf Rentals serves the greater Manchester region of Southern VT, offering home and vacation rentals across a wide spectrum of property types, locations and term lengths.
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MuleSoft, Inc. MuleSoft, Inc.
Walter Hardy enjoys an extensive relationship with MuleSoft where he has developed major documentation for the Mule Studio and CloudHub products since 2011. Walter developed on-ramp and advanced tutorials to help with the wide adoption of these new technologies. This includes building projects which exemplify technology features, and producing detailed documentation. Walter also worked within the Eclipse development environment to develop help content contained in XML files and compiled into product binaries.
Oracle Corporation Oracle Corporation
Walter Hardy, having worked previously on the NetBeans project with Sun Microsystems, was asked to interview key engineers at Oracle and write the NetBeans 7.0 Press Release. The Press Release was published on Oracle.com in 2011.
Ping Identity Corporation Ping Identity Corporation
Walter Hardy is currently working with new Sing Sign-On (SSO) technologies: the PingOne Cloud Access Service and the PingOne Application Provider Service. Walter’s installation documentation is currently published on PingIdentity.com, and he continues to write new product documentation in 2012.
Procter and Gamble Procter and Gamble
Working with DMB&B (New York), we produced an Internet site for Procter and Gamble's professional audience. Over 100 pages of content were managed and produced, as well as an enhanced 3D graphics package.
Southwestern Bell Southwestern Bell
Hired by DMB&B (St. Louis) as consultant to their client, Southwestern Bell, we developed a set of animated banner ads and jump pages to promote Southwestern Bell Internet and telephone services.
Stratton Rentals Stratton Rentals
We've worked with Stratton Rentals since the very inception of the firm. The software developed for this business and its erstwhile companion company, the Stratton Properties brokerage, now part of Vermont Country Properties Sotheby's International, has undergone major revisions several times over and now powers several popular real estate websites.
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Sun Microsystems Sun Microsystems
W. Hardy has had an ongoing relationship with Sun Microsystems since 2004. We were initially hired to develop a 12-article “Learning Curve” series on Java technology, and to host and manage an Instant Messaging system for Sun developers on www.java.net. Today we continue to write articles and host the collaboration service. In addition, we have developed Flash Quick Tours that highlight the features of both the NetBeans and Java Studio Creator IDE’s. We also provide hosting and project management services to help Sun manage and deploy Web 2.0 applications. We work with Sun on various leading technologies including Java and Ajax, and work closely on their software products including GlassFish, Solaris, and Application and Collaboration servers.
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VCP Sotheby's International Realty VCP Sotheby's International Realty
We've been developing websites for Vermont Country Properties since they were Stratton Properties, a small new brokerage serving a single mountain resort area. Today they are a Sotheby's affiliate and a market leader state-wide, with six regional offices. Their websites have always featured the very latest in interactive technologies. The newest VermontCountryProperties.com reflects a decade of commitment to real estate software development, including newly emerging Web 2.0 technologies. Its scalable architecture also provides for supplemental websites focused on specific market subsets to be quickly and easily managed and published.
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Vermont Ski Areas Association Vermont Ski Areas Association
Working closely with the Vermont Ski Areas Association, we designed and produced SkiVermont.com as the official State of Vermont winter tourism Website for the years 1996 to 2001. The latest edition included extensive database functionality and rules based technology that built pages on-the-fly based on the visitor’s interest and demographics. We also integrated our Travel Planner product and managed lodging content for the State of Vermont.
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