form‍‍‍ally 'International Computer Engineering'

Original Team

The five original directors of ICE were Founder & CEO James Gordon Graham, Dr Ian Derbyshire MD, Tech Director Harry Linford, Director Steve Drake and Commercial Director Fiona Morris. The company quickly grew to twenty people and included software developers Tony Kelly, James Rollingson and Project Manager John Murphy. The company had 76 people after it went public.

BsoftB IPO

In May 2000 International Computer Engineering changed its name to BsoftB as part of the listing process on Londons AIM stockmarket.

CEO James Gordon Graham is shown being interviewed on CNBC & Bloomberg as part of the PR campaign prior to meeting the investors on the final roadshow.

IPO on the London AIM Stockmarket

The original company ICE started with Consultancy and Software Development Services and quickly developed two worldclass software products.

James Gordon Graham sells BsoftB in 2001

After seven years as Founder & CEO of BsoftB James Gordon Graham resigns and sells his shares to Bob Morton chairman of BsoftB plc. The company three years later were subject to a management buyout and now operate under the name Cloudis Ltd based in Manchester UK.                

Entrepreneur of the year awards

Products and ‍‍‍‍‍‍Services included:

International Computer Engineering’ (ICE) changed its name to‘BsoftB plc’ during its IPO listing process on the London Stockmarkets in June 2000. The company initially sold consultancy services and third party software. At the same time they developed two world class software products released in 1996.


International Computer Engineering's V9 software was the original engineering cloud based (APP) software designed in 1994. Even though the internet was so slow they managed to get high end engineering software APP's running on what is called 'The Cloud' today, - and working at stunning speeds.

"ICE/BsoftB invented high end Engineering Apps running on Cloud based software and even modulated the internet in order to make this happen. It also ran on a mobile interface in 1994 where we interfaced with a live database that had a AI principles built into it. It could interact instantly with millions of database records. Even through a mobile you could make immediate updates across any distance. It's something we are quite used to now, however we would do it over the internet in 1994 using a Nokia 232 with internet speeds between 9.6 - 56 Kilo bits/sec (today the internet is 28,000 Kilo bits/sec). Any changes you would make on your mobile would update your laptop when you were out and about. Don't forget it sometimes took between 10 - 30 mins to download just a video song in those days! Now we are used to doing this through our APP's, however, in 94, this was positively revolutionary and we were the first company to do this. We created the modern way of life".

It was a small British based company that actually invented the way we work now! A mobile interface, a Browser interface to have realtime updates of data THROUGH THE CLOUD. To be successful at what we did, BsoftB had to modify the internet infrastructure to make it work quicker in oder for it to be instantly updatable - it became the original disruptive technology, and paved the way for companies to come after them.

"High end engineering software was the service, and we modified the internet to make this happen by redesigning the Internet core web based infrastructure into a three tiered system. This is the grandaddy as it were of all the cloud based software that you see coming after it.  We had the original high tech end engineering vision as opposed to what else was around at the time which was not very much. We ended up inventing this genre by being the first to redesign the webs core infrastructure, the first to use mobiles effectively and the first to invent an AI engine built into a database. It was the original DISTRUPTER. Our flagship ‘V9Creator’ process management software package used this A.I. based substructure.

The idea was to allow ordinary non programmers to easily adapt e.g. a document control or Project Management system - in fact you could design an infinite number of applications with it because it used 'User definable Rules, Attributes & Links'.Additionally we sold a best of breed engineering CAD based cable Management software APP package."

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