Alert started life in much the same way as did the great majority of Internet companies founded in the late '90s. Claudine Cassar set up shop in 1998 in a friend's living room, driven by the firm belief that the web would transform the way business would operate in the years to come.After a lot of running around trying to convince a number of companies to take the plunge online, the first Alert Team (made up of a grand total of 3 people) was commissioned to develop websites for Corinthia Hotels International and Malta International Airport.The result was two award-winning websites that got the new company lots of attention. The phone started ringing and web development projects started rolling in. Alert expanded to 5 people and moved to a shared office in Valletta. However it did not take long for the company to run out of space, and in fact just 6 months later we had grown to 10 people and had to move again, this time to an apartment in Pieta.By the end of 1999 it was clear that the time had come to stop operating like a nomad company, moving every 6 months, so in 2000 the company took the plunge and invested in an office block in St Venera. That is where you will still find us today.Alert is now 15 years old, however we are proud that the original members of the team - Claudine Cassar and Mark Bishop - are still actively involved in the company. Even more important and meaningful is the fact that our very first two clients, Corinthia Hotels International and Malta International Airport, are still with us to this day - a testament to the fact that our commitment to quality has paid off.Our enthusiasm and drive for growth also remains unchanged. Over the years the company has diversified and increased the range of services it offers clients. We now operate our own state-of-the-art Data Centre and have developed a PCI accredited payment gateway.