Posts Tagged ‘2010’

Custom software development company, amadeus consulting reports another record year in 2010

January 12th, 2011

Amadeus Consulting, a custom software development company, announced another high growth year, attributed to closing key technology deals, creating new e-commerce and Web development platforms and expanding its service offerings including desktop, mobile and Web applications and search visibility.

Amadeus Consulting’s total revenues increased by about 30 percent in 2010 compared to 2009. The company saw notable sales growth from key technology deals that included:

Providing the integrated technology powering Denver and Chicago B-cycle’s bike-sharing programs, including the kiosk interface, customer Web services, Web-based administrative tool and iPhone™ application.

Beginning the first phase of a three-phase project to develop a database-driven Web portal to benchmark airport performance for the Transportation Research Board (TRB) of the National Academies.

Developing a Microsoft® Silverlight® Web-based application for city employees to update and manage traffic signals remotely through the Web for All Traffic Solutions (ATS).

The development of dozens of mobile applications across all platforms by the company’s award winning mobile team.

“Organizations of all sizes know that when a comprehensive technology solution is required, they can count on Amadeus Consulting to deliver results,” said Jay Millard, chief marketing officer for Amadeus Consulting. I attribute our success this year directly to this total solution approach.” “We make sure that we cultivate a deep skill base across diverse technologies in our organization to meet the complex challenges facing businesses today.”

Amadeus Consulting furthered its customer support efforts by rolling out 24 x 7 software maintenance, a feature not often offered by comparable software providers.

Amadeus Consulting expanded its software development portfolio by developing two platforms that give customers affordable, user-controlled tools that optimize their Web environment. The e-commerce platform includes search engine optimization, supports large inventories and all payment types, and can be deployed in less than four weeks. The Virtuoso Website builder platform comes with website hosting and customer support 24 hours a day, seven days a week for less than half the annual cost of a full-time employee. Both platforms allow medium-sized companies to launch full-featured Websites without setting aside a large budget or using their own internal resources.

Amadeus Consulting anticipated demand and expanded its workforce accordingly in the areas of search visibility, including SEO, Web analytics and conversion rate optimization, user experience development to simplify the roll-out of new applications, and mobile application development for Android™, iPhone ™, Windows® Phone 7 and iPad™. To round out the team’s experience, the company hired a PMI-certified project manager to drive process performance into each technology project it undertakes to continue to come in on-time and on-budget.

“Everyone can agree that 2010 was a tough year for businesses overall, and our momentum attests to our commitment to provide our customers smart, cost-effective technology that makes their business more profitable and competitive,” said Lisa Calkins, chief executive officer for Amadeus Consulting. “We will continue to deliver the most up-to-date solutions and provide unmatched customer service into 2011 and beyond.”


Microsoft: Office 2010 sells a copy every second

January 8th, 2011

Microsoft announced this week that Office 2010 sells a copy every second. The highly successful document processing and formatting suite has managed to become a fast seller, much like Windows 7 has.

Microsoft reported on their Office Blog that over 30 million people currently use Office Web Apps to view, edit, and share Office documents with friends, family, and co-workers. The Office Web Apps work anywhere around the world, and without the need for Office 2010 to be installed on your computer. Office Web Apps offers users a web-based version of Word, Excel and PowerPoint for free.

Microsoft announced that Office 2010 is now ranked the fast-selling consumer version of Office in history. Office now joins the ranks of Windows 7, which has also become the fast-selling consumer version of Windows in history.

Microsoft also noted that this is the 8th year in a row that Office was the number one selling software in the U.S., measured by dollar volume, Office outpaces games and security software.

Microsoft Office 2010 launched earlier this year around the world, providing users with a stylish new UI, cross application ribbon support, and many other advantages to document processing.


Black duck software names open source rookies of 2010

January 7th, 2011

From a personally-controlled social network to a mobile application that lets aid workers collect, sort and share information about children in emergency situations, open source software is meeting the needs of today’s application developers, according to Black Duck Software, which today announced its 2010 open source ‘Rookies of the Year’ list.

Working from a list of thousands of new projects launched in 2010, Black Duck evaluated a project’s popularity using a weighted scoring system that awards points for commit activity within a project, the number of developers involved, and the number of web sites linked to the project. After auditing its findings and normalizing scores, Black Duck determined the top 10 Rookie projects.

Some key observations from this year’s report include:

30% of the top 10 new projects in 2010 used the AGPL license, indicative of an increasing number of new cloud/SaaS related projects
40% of the top 10, and 32% of the top 50 projects, are now on github, indicating a significant shift to this repository

The Black Duck Rookies of the Year for 2010 include:

Diaspora, the privacy aware, personally controlled, do-it-all, open source social network.

OpenStack is an open source, open standards cloud computing platform, backed by RackSpace and NASA, for building reliable cloud infrastructure.
Cloud9IDE, the Integrated Development Environment built on top of Node.JS, aims to bring the best features from other existing IDE’s and source code editors such as Eclipse, Netbeans, Textmate, and many others together, bundled as plugins.

OpenStack Nova is a cloud computing fabric controller (the main part of an IaaS system). It is written in Python, using the Twisted and Eventlet frameworks, and relies on the standard AMQP messaging protocol.

NuGet is a free, open source developer-focused package management system for the .NET platform designed to simplify the process of incorporating third party libraries into a .NET application during development.

Activiti BPM Platform is a Business Process Management (BPM) and workflow system targeted at business people, developers and system admins. Its core is a super-fast BPMN 2 process engine for Java. Activiti runs in any Java application, on a server, on a cluster or in the cloud.

SparkleShare is a file sharing and collaboration tool. It is designed to make sharing documents and collaboration easier, and to make peers aware of what you are doing. It allows you to instantly sync with any Git repository to which you have access.

VoltDB is a fast, scalable, open-source OLTP SQL database with ACID. It is an alternative to NoSQL key-value stores and database sharing.

RapidFTR is a mobile application that lets aid workers collect, sort and share information about children in emergency situations. RapidFTR allows for quick input of essential data about a child on a mobile phone, including a photograph, the child’s age, family, health status and location information. Data is saved automatically and uploaded to a central database whenever network access becomes available. Registered aid workers will be able to create and modify entries for children in their care as well as search all existing records in order to help distressed parents find information about their missing children
ownCloud is an open personal cloud which runs on your personal server. It enables access of your data from all of your devices. Sharing with other people is also possible. It supports automatic backups, versioning and encryption.

“The 2010 Rookies analysis demonstrates the continued embrace of the cloud as well as an increasing number of business process applications,” said Peter Vescuso, Executive Vice President, Black Duck Software. “Each project in the top 10 represents the expanding use of open source by developers and the larger community, especially in the mobile and cloud communities.”

This year’s Rookies were drawn from an expanded universe of projects from the Black Duck KnowledgeBase and from, the web’s largest free public directory of Free and Open Source Software (FOSS), acquired by Black Duck in September, 2010.


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