In the 2000s and until 2013 several of the FourC founders obtained practical experience with development, installation, management and operation of distributed solutions in different companies. Over time, it became apparent to us that all these systems lacked focus on the long-term costs relating to the operation of the distributed solution. Rather, short-sighted focus was on project or product delivery at the earliest possible date. This was of course natural - confirmed project delivery leads to immediate revenue.
Over time, however, it often transpired that "quick solutions" from the early days put huge limitations on delivering more functionality on the same hardware later in the project. Also, performing debugging, troubleshooting and updates was often difficult and inefficient due to the lack of functionality supporting such operations.
These deficiencies of course cost a lot of time and money!
During winter and spring 2013 an idea was formed: the basic functionality which solves such problems should really not be every company's problem, but rather provided as a standard infrastructure service that the market can use as a "commodity". Thus, companies that provide distributed solutions should instead focus on their own products, their end-user business proposal and their added business value towards their customers.
By using an already existing infrastructure solution, M2M and IoT system manufactures and suppliers can free own resources and enable themselves to deliver new functionality to their markets faster, cheaper and easier.
During spring and summer 2013 a larger group got involved, and in August 2013 FourC AS was founded to pursue this idea. Thirteen private and financial investors initially invested in the company.
In late 2013, hiring started and FourC AS moved to spacious and bright offices on the 13th floor in the "Trekanten" building at Tiller, with a magnificient 240° view towards Trondheim city and the surrounding area.
The first version of FourC Groovy M2M was launched in January 2016.