Modus Computing Limited was incorporated in 1996, and delivered consultancy services in the desktop and server architecture solutions. Alot of time was spent delivering solutions that included a 'managed desktop' component. Modus developed several tools to assist in this area, including in 1997 Intelligent Install; a software deployment tool.

During 2000 it became apparent to Modus that the majority of deployment and management tools on offer in the market place were obviously not developed through real world experience, something Modus had a lot of experience of!

In 2001 Modus Interactive Limited was created with the objective of using the previous 5 years experience to create a desktop management framework that would deliver to customers large and small a cost effective, flexible environment for developing and deploying managed desktops; the corner stone of a standard operating environment.