Columbia Daily Tribune

“Columbia companies off to Washington D.C. for Blue Ribbon award honors”

June 11, 2014

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce named the three Columbia companies Blue Ribbon Small Business Award winners, and they were headed to Washington, D.C., to be honored during the U.S. Chamber’s 10th annual America’s Small Business Summit. Read the article

Columbia Business Times

“Delta Systems picks up web design honors”

March 11, 2014

Columbia-based computer consulting firm Delta Systems took home seven 2013 “ADDY” awards for web design at the American Advertising Federation of the Ozarks’ 35th awards.   Read the article

Columbia Daily Tribune

“Fast-growing title insurance underwriter uses technology to get a leg up on huge firms”

December 8, 2012

At 2:42 p.m. Tuesday, Agents National Title Insurance Co. had underwritten title insurance for just less than $29.97 billion worth of property. By the end of the day, it crossed $30 billion.

Columbia Daily Tribune

“Veterans United to fund new course at MU”

December 22, 2012

A creative fundraising arrangement with the University of Missouri’s College of Engineering could begin to address a shortage of skilled information technology and computer programming workers for one local company.

An agreement in the works between the engineering school and Veterans United Home Loans would have the booming mortgage company fund a new class in the college’s computer science department that teaches skills it thinks are valuable. In return, the business will have the chance to give guest lectures, mentor students and recruit from the limited supply of computer science graduates.

Columbia Daily Tribune

“Jacobs Property Management named Small Business of the Year”

May 11, 2013

Some business owners have trouble handing over the reins after founding a company and guiding its growth for many years. But Delton Jacobs, one of the founders of Jacobs Property Management, said it has been pretty easy to let his daughter, Amanda Stone, take over.

Columbia Daily Tribune

“Don’t miss out on all the True/False talk”

February 20, 2014

As anyone who has attended True/False during its first decade well knows, it’s hardly just the films that transform a late-winter weekend in Columbia into one of the most memorable experiences on the festival circuit.

Mixed in with the movies are concerts, parties, parades, game shows, campfires, “weird” breakfasts and, perhaps best of all — with the utmost respect for Mac, Billy and Elvis — a little more conversation.

Columbia Business Times

“ANTIC updates, expands its system”

August 5, 2013

Thinking about insurance policies typically brings to mind an office setting where lots of papers are passed back and forth and on and on. Local insurance company Agents National Title Insurance Company eschews tradition by conducting most of its business online, and with a new system upgrade, that business is now even easier to do. Read the Full Story

Columbia Business Times

“The Underwriters”

July 1, 2013

When David Townsend started Farmer’s Title Insurance in Columbia eight years ago, he wanted to operate his company a bit differently from the typical title insurance firm. He envisioned a business model that would provide support for title insurance agents rather than compete against them, and he wanted to utilize technology to streamline this paper-heavy industry. Read the Full Story


Columbia Business Times

“Full Speed Ahead”

July 1, 2013

Every computer or device connected to the Internet is connected through a network. Connection can be established several ways, and its necessary strength is completely dependent upon the location of a business and the nature of its work. Read the Full Story

Columbia Business Times

“Higher Tech”

July 1, 2013

Steve Powell, president of Delta Systems, a local Web application and software systems development company, says he’s still trying to fill positions that have been open since October 2012. Although the demand has remained level, “the number of players consuming that IT talent” has continued to increase, he adds.  Read the Full Story

Columbia Business Times

“The Challenge of Web Hosting”

January 5, 2012

Most, if not all, businesses find it worthwhile to have a presence on the Web. The number of people still reaching for the old paper Yellow Pages when they need to find a local business is on the decline, with major cities like San Francisco banning the distribution of the venerable phone book unless a resident deliberately opts-in to the delivery.  Read the Full Story

Columbia Business Times

“Delta celebrates 25 years of computer consulting”

May 27, 2011

The framed document Dave Benish gave Delta Systems owner Steve Powell during the celebration of the company’s 25th anniversary doesn’t look like much: a notebook page with a …. Read the Full Story

Columbia Business Times

Delta Wins Big at 2010 Mid-Missouri Advertising Federation ADDY Awards

February 18, 2011

The Columbia Business Times featured a article about all the winners of the 2010 ADDY Awards. Delta Systems walked away with the Best of Interactive award along with several others.  Update: Delta was the ONLY National ADDY Award finalist from the mid-Missouri area.

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Smashing Magazine

“Advanced WordPress Layouts”

October 14, 2011

An article on how to build layout templates in WordPress was published in Smashing Magazine. The collaborative effort was spearheaded by David Hansen.   Read the article

Columbia Daily Tribune

“Cracking The Code”

September 24, 2011

The Columbia Daily Tribune did a story about the talent pool of developers in Columbia, MO. An excerpt is below

Delta Systems owner Steve Powell has been able to pick up the programming talent he needs to grow his company, but it has been difficult. He sits on MU’s computer science Industry Advisory Council, where business representatives — mostly from large corporations — make recommendations to the department about curriculum. Getting the word out to students about opportunities in Columbia is important to dispel the notion they have to leave town if they want to find a job or launch a business.

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Columbia Daily Tribune

PULSE SHOTS: Anniversary party

June 5, 2011

Delta Systems celebrated its 25th anniversary with a party May 20 at the company’s headquarters.

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Columbia Daily Tribune

“Computing Power”

May 28, 2011

For 25 years, Delta Systems has been working with businesses big and small, building applications, websites and networks. So May 20, the Columbia firm threw a party to celebrate its quarter-century anniversary. “It’s my goal now, now that we’re at 25 years, to work for . . .

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(ignore the part about Shakespeare’s frozen pizzas. Not sure how we got second billing to that)


Columbia Daily Tribune

“Delta Force”

August 2, 2008

Delta Systems Group began in the mid-’80s as a small startup that held the hands of businesses making the switch from typewriters to personal computers. Today, it is one of Mid-Missouri’s foremost Web design and tech support firms and is expanding by leaps and… Read More

Columbia Business Times

“Powell Helps Digitize Music Industry”

February 10, 2007

When Steve Powell answered his phone one day last year, he had no idea that a troubleshooting call would blossom into a new venture. Powell’s Web whiz reputation had preceded him. Robert Wingartz of Airplay Direct was on the other end because… Read More

Columbia Business Times

“CBT Going Mobile”

April 1, 2011

The Columbia Business Times featured a story about some of our work on their mobile version of their website.

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Columbia Business Times

“Mid-Missouri Land & Lots’ Web Site caters to rural buyers”

November 4, 2006

Local real estate developer Phil Blom needed a Web site that would help him connect with people interested in purchasing large rural lots of three acres or more. “It’s a good way to give people a broad picture of the different properties… Read More

Columbia Daily Tribune

“Delta Systems adapts to technological change”

December 5, 1998

Debin Benish would be the first one to say that the times, they are a-changin’, especially in the field of information technology. And she uses the delta sign — the mathematical symbol of change — to represent her local software and database development business…Read More

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