7 Young VARs To Watch


Creative Director, Fresh Tilled Soil

Wellesley Hills, Mass.-based company Fresh Tilled Soil uses Linux Apache, php and open-source vendors. When designing a customer solution with those tools, if challenges or questions arise, they, like other open-source users, will rely either on in-house expertise, or reach out to the Linux community for answers. Rapid prototypes are created and FTS designs without programming functional elements. The company concentrates primarily on design, Flash, Javascript and HTML, moving away from programming, and is also involved with search engine optimization.

On what's hot: "Much of what we do revolves around contact management, blogs and social networking. With content management systems, customers want to be able to update everything, so we make every page editable."