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July 30, 2018

DCI is ISO/IEC 20000-1:2011 and ISO/IEC 27001:2013 Certified

SRI Quality System Registrar is pleased to announce that it has recently awarded an ISO/IEC 20000-1:2011 Service Management System certificate and ISO/IEC 27001:2013 Information Security Management System certificate to Development Consultants Inc., located in Marysville, Ohio, for Development Consultants Incorporated’s Information Technology (IT) Professional Services and Cloud Services in the fulfillment of Agile High-Performance Software, Cloud, Security, and Process Engineering to global private and public sector customers.

According to Edward L. Maschmeier, Associate Vice President, Certification: “We are pleased to acknowledge that Development Consultants Inc. has demonstrated effective implementation of a management system. ISO/IEC 20000-1 and ISO/IEC 27001:2013 certification provides evidence to customers, suppliers, employees, and their community of their commitment to delivering a quality service and providing superior customer satisfaction.”

ISO/IEC 20000-1:2011 and ISO/IEC 27001:2013 are process-based; certification recognizes organizations that can link business objectives with operating effectiveness. Companies that achieve management system certification to ISO/IEC 20000-1:2011 and ISO/IEC 27001:2013 have demonstrated effective implementation of documentation and records management, top management’s commitment to their customers, establishment of clear policy, good planning and implementation, good resource management, and efficient process control, measurement, and analysis. Continual improvement has been institutionalized.

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June 15, 2018

DCI Completes ISO 20000-1:2011 and ISO 27001:2013 Integrated Stage II Audit

DCI has been recommended for certification in ISO 20000:2011 and ISO 27001:2013 standards. The successful completion of this integrated Service Management System and Information Security Management System audit demonstrates DCI’s commitment to standards of professionalism and excellence.

May 29, 2018

DCI Completes ISO 9001:2015 Annual Surveillance Audit

DCI has completed one year of ISO 9001:2015 certification and our first annual surveillance audit. No non-conformities were noted and our ISO 9001:2015 certification will be maintained.

May 15, 2018

DCI Partners with Acquia

DCI has partnered with Acquia to provide our customers with comprehensive Web Content Management (WCM) solutions. In partnership with Acquia, DCI will offer our customers a managed services solution with a more reliable framework to support their web application and web content management requirements.

May 01, 2018

DCI Awarded a Federal Subcontract to Develop a Data Analytics Center (DAC) in Côte d’Ivoire Africa

DCI and our partner Sejen CI received a multi-million dollar grant from The Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) to provide innovative, market-driven, sustainable and results-based data analytics to combat AIDS on the African continent. This project is one of two proposed MCC investments in Côte d’Ivoire to leverage the data revolution and empower stakeholders to use data to improve lives through better decisions, budgetary alignment and optimization and citizen engagement. The Data Analytics Center Project in Côte d’Ivoire falls under a broader Data Collaboratives for Local Impact Program (DCLI) program that has been successfully operating in Tanzania since 2016.

DCI will provide AWS cloud related professional services necessary to implement a Data Analytics Center in Côte d’Ivoire. The DAC will meet the growing needs for higher-level data management capabilities and service experts in the fight against HIV/AIDS. The DAC will be a point of access delivery for consulting services, data collection management exchange and system development; the center will also serve as a training center for data services consultants and subject matter experts.

April 1, 2018

DCI Partners with Gartner

DCI has partnered with Gartner, Inc. to leverage Gartner’s IT research and advisory services to provide our clients with solutions driven by latest technology trends, industry best practices, and data-driven research.

March 12, 2018

DCI Joins the Center for Internet Security (CIS)

DCI is now a member of Center for Internet Security (CIS) to automate global industry best practices and stay current with latest cybersecurity threats and vulnerabilities. The Center for Internet Security provides cybersecurity compliance reviews, assessment tools, remediation content, and full format benchmarks. CIS offers a variety of tools, memberships, and services to assist with DCI’s ISO 27001 compliance initiative.

February 28, 2018

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DCI Awarded Army Cloud Computing Enterprise Transformation (ACCENT) Basic Ordering Agreement (BOA)

DCI awarded Army Cloud Computing Enterprise Transformation (ACCENT) Basic Ordering Agreement (BOA). DCI will provide cloud computing services to the U.S. Army and is one of the eighteen companies being on-boarded to ACCENT. The ACCENT BOA is the Army’s preferred contract vehicle to procure cloud computing, transition support, and application modernization services. The Army’s objective is to move designated IT applications, systems, and associated data to authorized commercial cloud service providers (CSP). ACCENT is valued at $247.7 million over the next 2 years.

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October 25, 2017

DCI Awarded OhioMBE 2017 TOP Female Business Enterprise (FBE)

DCI is honored to receive the OhioMBE 2017 Top FBE award. DCI was selected from twenty nominees from across the state for Top MBE and FBE. The OhioMBE awards recognize small businesses and their advocates annually. The awards were held at the Vault and sponsored by the Columbus Airport Authority, Wesbanco Bank, and the Columbus Zoo & Aquarium. Franklin County Auditor and candidate for State Treasurer Clarence Mingo delivered the keynote speech.
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August 1, 2017

DCI Awarded the State of Ohio State Term Schedule (STS) for Information Technology Services

The State of Ohio awarded DCI the State Term Schedule (STS). State Term Schedules are established with suppliers of Information Technology products and services. The State of Ohio purchase over $2 billion in supplies, services, and information technology needs each fiscal year. DCI will supply Information Technology services to support the state’s agencies, boards, commissions, and institutions. DCI has over sixteen years of experience providing IT professional services in Central Ohio and will extend their comprehensive list of IT services, including Cloud Computing services to the State.
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July 28, 2017

DCI Awarded a Federal Prime Contract BPA Task Order from the Department of Defense Air Force Special Operations Command for Cloud Services

DCI received a one-year Task Order award on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) BPA to provide Cloud Infrastructure as a Services (IaaS), and 24×7 technical and engineering support to the Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC).

July 21, 2017

DCI Awarded a Federal Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) from the Department of Defense Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC)

DCI was awarded Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) by the Department of The Air Force, 1ST Special Operations Wing (AFSOC) to provide Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) compliant Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) in GovCloud and other regions in the United States. GovCloud is an isolated region designed to host sensitive data and regulated workloads in the AWS cloud. GovCloud supports U.S. Government compliance requirements including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and FedRAMP.

As a sole BPA awardee, DCI will also provide 24×7 technical and engineering support for all task orders issued under this BPA. The period of performance will be July 21, 2017 to July 20, 2019.

June 21, 2017

DCI Certified ISO 9001:2015 Compliant

DCI has received the ISO 9001:2015 with Design certification. This international standard on quality management was developed to help organizations meet regulatory requirements, achieve continual improvement, reduce risk, and increase customer satisfaction.
For DCI the certification in more than a quality management benefit, it’s a comprehensive tool that will allow for automating process workflow and identifying areas that require improvement to enable a more efficient management approach.

“This is our first ISO certification in a series of other industry specific certifications we are planning on obtaining.” said Kauser Kabealo, CEO “I am extremely appreciative of our internal team that employed agile practices typically used in software development to organize, develop, and manage an outstanding Quality Management System. Our ISO audits and certification process was effortless without any non-conformities.”
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June 13, 2017

DCI Awarded GSA 8(a) STARS II Government Wide Acquisition Contract

Development Consultants Incorporated (DCI), a Marysville, Ohio based company providing Information Technology and Cloud Computing Services to the Federal Government, was recently awarded the 8(a) STARS II Government Wide Acquisition Contract (GWAC).
8(a) STARS II, is a multiple-award, indefinite-delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract that allows federal agencies access to cutting-edge technology solutions from GSA’s thoroughly vetted small businesses. With a $10 billion program ceiling and a five-year option, this contract allows for directed task orders up to $4 Million.

DCI was selected under all four Functional Area NAICS Codes: (FA1) NAICS 541511-Custom Computer Programming Services; (FA2) NAICS 541512-Computer Systems Design Services; (FA3) NAICS 541513-Computer Facilities Management Services; and (FA4) NAICS 541519-Other Computer Related Services. The selection was made based on factors including past performance, price, and responsibility.

“Being selected as a STARS II industry partner is a strategic milestone that reinforces our commitment to provide excellence in information technology. We’ve been providing innovative IT services to federal agencies since 2009 and are enthusiastic for the many new opportunities offered to us through the STARS II contract.” said Kauser Kabealo, CEO of DCI. The STARS II award adds another to DCI’s long list of contract vehicles including GSA IT Schedule 70 for SIN 132-51 IT Professional Services and SIN 132-40 Cloud Computing Services.
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April 6, 2017

DCI Awarded GSA IT Schedule 70 for Cloud Services and Professional Services

GSA awarded DCI the IT Schedule 70 for Special Item Number (SIN) 132-51 IT Professional Services and SIN 132-40 Cloud Computing Services. This schedule enables federal, state, and local customer agencies to obtain the best value for innovative technology products, services, and solutions; while ensuring compliance and reducing buying cycles by up to 50 percent over open market.

DCI is one of the 3488 unrestricted and one of the 126 woman-owned, certified 8(a) pre-vetted vendors awarded the IT 70 for SIN 132-51which includes resources and facilities management, database planning and design, systems analysis and design, network services, programming, conversion and implementation support, network services project management, data/records management, and other services.

DCI is one of the 56 unrestricted and the only woman-owned, certified 8(a) pre-vetted vendors offering Cloud Computing Services under SIN 131-40. The much-coveted cloud SIN includes commercially available cloud computing services such as Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS), and Software as a Service (SaaS) and emerging cloud services.

This contract vehicle will enable DCI to provide cloud services to the Federal Government. DCI successfully performed the first cloud migration of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) initially to DHS’ private cloud and subsequently to the Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud environment. DCI is an authorized AWS government and private sector consulting partner and reseller.
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March 15, 2017

DCI Receives AWS Government Consulting Partner and Government Value-Added Reseller Authorization

DCI has successfully fulfilled the certification process with Amazon to become an authorized AWS Government Consulting Partner and Government Value-Added Reseller. DCI has over a decade of experience in cloud hosting and cloud migration. DCI’s cloud journey began with hosting private sector clients, including Hewlett Packard, Gillette, Kohls, Victoria’s Secret and Victoria’s Secret Pink in the Rackspace and AWS cloud. Becoming a Government Consulting Partner and Reseller will leverage DCI’s private sector cloud experience to public sector customers that require expertise in cloud hosting, cloud migration, and cloud security.

December 7, 2016

DCI Receives AWS Commercial Consulting Partner and Commercial Value-Added Reseller Authorization

DCI has been selected as an Amazon Web Services Consulting Partner and Channel Reseller. DCI’s cloud architects and engineers acquired all the certifications necessary to complete the process of joining the APN network. DCI is currently providing cloud computing services to both public and private sector customers, and will continue to provide value-added services and solutions to new and existing customers.

September 30, 2016

DCI Awarded a Federal Prime Contract from the Department of Defense Ohio Army National Guard

DCI was awarded a sole source prime contract from the Department of Defense to increase the Ohio Army National Guard (OHARNG) computing services at each facility in the State of Ohio. The contract includes a state-wide network and compute infrastructure assessment with the objective of increasing each facility’s computing capability. The capability enhancement target will allow 20% of the traditional authorized force structure to perform computer based training concurrently on equipment that is dedicated for M-Day use.

DCI will perform an assessment that will identify any potential deficiencies with facility itself, the facility’s network infrastructure, and compute resources, and will provide recommendations to remediate any equipment, policy, and procedural deficiencies that impede achievement of the objective.

September 15, 2016

DCI Successfully Concludes a Federal Prime Contract with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) Cloud Migration

SEVP is a part of ICE’s Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) division that bridges government organizations with an interest in nonimmigrants coming to the United States to be students. On behalf of the DHS, SEVP manages 8,687 U.S. schools, 1.18 million students and 200,861 exchange visitors currently study in the United States. The program is a technology collaboration between ICE, Customs and Border Patrol, and the U.S. Departments of Homeland Security, State, Education, Labor, and Justice. The SEVP program technology infrastructure includes hundreds of computers, middleware technologies, databases, commercial products, as well as multiple teams developing custom software.

DCI provided comprehensive service desk and engineering services for the SEVP program, including two cloud migrations in three years. The first migration moved the entire program from physical infrastructure at ICE to the DHS Private Cloud. The DHS Private Cloud lacked self-provisioning, rapid elasticity, and ultimately proved cost prohibitive for the program. The second cloud migration that we performed moved SEVP from the DHS Private Cloud to the AWS Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) Public Cloud.

Moving SEVP to AWS was particularly challenging because it was the first program at ICE to use AWS. Our team provided ICE and DHS network engineers, security officers, and information assurance officers all technical data to obtain AWS Certification and Accreditation (C&A), as well as the required Authorization to Operate (ATO) for SEVP. Our AWS design met all Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) Moderate security controls including the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS).

The SEVP technology stack included identity and access management, workstations, integrated development environments, continuous integration, application servers, web servers, database servers, and data analytics and reporting tools. Our team was also responsible for the performance engineering, monitoring, and support for all technologies, including the network, web servers, application servers, database, and reporting technologies.

December 20, 2015

DCI Awarded a Commercial Prime Contract from Intersections to Perform AWS Cloud Architecture, Design, and Migration Professional Services

DCI has been contracted by Intersections Inc., a Chantilly, VA company that helps consumers with the risks associated with identity and personal information. DCI’s AWS certified SysOps Administrators and AWS certified Solutions Architects will provide cloud architecture, infrastructure, and operations services to support Intersections Inc’s cloud initiatives.

November 1, 2014

DCI Awarded a Federal Subcontract for Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Leadtrac to Provide Production Support Services

LeadTrac is a database owned by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Counterterrorism and Criminal Exploitation Unit (CTCEU). DCI will provide enterprise production support services to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s LeadTrac Modernization Software Development. As a subcontractor, DCI will provide infrastructure and middleware subject matter expertise to support the LeadTrac application environment including operational security, problem identification, problem classification, issue tracking and ticketing, and knowledge-based problem resolution.

June 5, 2014

DCI Award a Federal Subcontract for Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Criminal Alien Identification Initiatives (CAII) to Provide Software Operation and Maintenance (O&M) Support Services

ICE developed the Modernized Alien Criminal Response Information Management System (ACRIMe) to interface with the FBI NCIC service to provide real-time criminal history information is support of enforcement and removal operations. ACRIMe is a mission critical, high performance, ultra-high security system involving sophisticated software development, middleware, infrastructure, and network technologies.

DCI as a subcontractor will provide definitive subject matter expertise for each component in the ACRIMe technology stack. DCI will provide configuration, change, release management; software development to develop and maintain the NCIC service interface; and middleware and infrastructure services to create and maintain all of the infrastructure and middleware necessary to host ACRIMe, including National Law Enforcement Telecommunications System (NLets) and message switch technologies.

June 1, 2014

DCI Awarded a Contract Modification from Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) to Increase Scope to Include Production AWS Cloud Professional Services

DCI was issued a contract modification by ICE to include SEVP production environments, production data analytics, and reporting services, as well as migration of all SEVP environments to the AWS FedRAMP cloud. DCI will provide the subject matter expertise needed to perform two complete cloud migrations of the SEVP system to the DHS Private Cloud and AWS FedRAMP clouds. DCI’s team will setup, administer, operate, and maintain DHS Private Cloud and Amazon Web Services FedRAMP Public Cloud. DCI’s team will be responsible for ensuring technical compliance with Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA), National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Office of Management and Budget (OMB), and all applicable laws, directives, and DHS and ICE policies.

June 1, 2014

DCI Awarded a Federal Subcontract for Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Student and Exchange Visitor Information Systems (SEVIS) Admissibility Indicator (AI) to Provide Infrastructure Engineering Services

The Admissibility Indicator (AI) is a custom software application used by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers to determine whether nonimmigrant students and their dependents can enter the United States based on the current status of their Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) records.

DCI will provide infrastructure and middleware subject matter expertise in support of the Student and Exchange Visitor Information Systems (SEVIS) Admissibility Indicator (AI) application, as a subcontractor. DCI’s enterprise production support engineers will interface with the customer, software developers, and technology vendors to develop the best course(s) of action required to support the AI application environment.

September 15, 2013

DCI Awarded a Federal Prime Contract from Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) to Provide AWS Cloud Professional Engineering and Support Services

Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) is a part of ICE’s Homeland Security Investigations division that bridges government organizations with an interest in nonimmigrants coming to the United States to be students. On behalf of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), SEVP manages 8,687 U.S. schools, 1.18 million students and 200,861 exchange visitors currently study in the United States according to the March 2016 edition of SEVIS by the Numbers. The program is a technology collaboration between ICE, Customs and Border Patrol, and the U.S. Departments of Homeland Security, State, Education, Labor, and Justice.

Development Consultants Incorporated (DCI) awarded contract to provide Engineering Support Services for ICE’s Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP). DCI’s tasks will include infrastructure support, continuous integration, configuration management, and project management to successfully engineer, operate, and maintain SEVP information technology resources.

DCI will also implement migration of the non-production SEVP to the DHS Private Cloud, and provide service monitoring and performance engineering of all these technologies, including network, web servers, application servers, database, and reporting technologies.
This contract is an exciting and substantial step forward for DCI as a prime contractor, in the Federal market. DCI’s core competency is infrastructure and cloud engineering, and this contract encompasses both. DCI is looking forward to leveraging this award to build a direct relationship with DHS and provide unparalleled expertise in supporting ICE’s mission critical systems.

August 16, 2013

DCI Awarded a Commercial Subcontract to Host the HP Discover Platform in the Cloud

DCI contracted by Resource Ventures to migrate HP Event Platform to the HP Private Cloud. DCI will create ITG and PRD environments in the HP Private Cloud for hosting the HP Discover RxD Application. The Discover RxD Application consists of CIO-Summit, Digital GPC, Discover web components and Databases. DCI’s team will migrate all systems necessary to support the application including websites, databases, scheduled tasks, and configuration items to the HP Private Cloud. In addition to cloud hosting, DCI tasks will include enterprise production support of the HP Discover cloud server infrastructure under this contract.

April 20, 2013

DCI Awarded a Commercial Prime Contract from Wendy’s International for Performance Engineering

DCI contracted by Wendy’s International to provide web performance testing and performance engineering solutions. DCI has performed performance testing and engineering for The Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Honda Of America Manufacturing, Victoria’s Secret Pink, Select Comfort, Bush Beans, Propel, Kohl’s, Resource Interactive, and many more. Past load tests have ranged from 500 to 40,000 concurrent virtual users. Our tests are almost infinitely scalable because we employ on-demand cloud-based load generation. The cloud allows us to distribute the user load over many geographic locations nationally or globally, which provides a more realistic load simulation. Cloud-based testing also significantly reduces our overhead, we also use open source tool suites for test execution and performance monitoring, further reducing the cost typically associated with large-scale load testing. DCI load tests typically cost 20% of our competitors due to our exclusive use of cloud and open source technologies.

January 4, 2013

DCI Awarded a Commercial Prime Contract from Jarden to Host Crock-Pot® Create A Crock in the Cloud

DCI was contracted by the Jarden Corporation to host the Create-A-Crock subdomain of crockpot.com. Create-A-Crock allows users to create a customized Crock-Pot® slow cooker using uploaded photos.

October 1, 2011

DCI Awarded a Federal Subcontract for Immigration and Customs Enforcement Enterprise Engineering Services

DCI has been certified as a Participant in the U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) 8(a) Business Development Program. Our nine (9) year program term begins August 2010.

8(a) participants can receive sole-source contracts, up to a ceiling of $4 million for goods and services and $6.5 million for manufacturing. While we help 8(a) firms build their competitive and institutional know-how, we also encourage you to participate in competitive acquisitions.

8(a) firms are also able to form joint ventures and teams to bid on contracts. This enhances the ability of 8(a) firms to perform larger prime contracts and overcome the effects of contract bundling, the combining of two or more contracts together into one large contract.

January 3, 2011

DCI Awarded a Commercial Subcontract Contract to Provide Performance Engineering to Victoria’s Secret Pink

Victoria’s Secret Pink is a viral interactive digital media platform that includes web, mobile, social, blog, video, and streaming content to more than ten-million members. DCI is excited to support Pink’s exponential growth by providing comprehensive performance engineering services to Pink Nation. In response to the slowdown experienced during the 2010 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, a contract modification is being issued to DCI to identify and remediate and software, database, or infrastructure performance issues in order to support a target of 40,000 concurrent users. This contract modification expands the scope of DCI’s existing cloud services contract issued in 2009.

August 9, 2010

DCI Certified as a Small Business Administration 8(a) Business Development Program Participant

DCI has been certified as a Participant in the U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) 8(a) Business Development Program. Our nine (9) year program term begins August 2010.

8(a) participants can receive sole-source Federal contracts, up to a ceiling of $4 million for goods and services and $6.5 million for manufacturing. While we help 8(a) firms build their competitive and institutional know-how, we also encourage you to participate in competitive acquisitions.

8(a) firms are also able to form joint ventures and teams to bid on contracts. This enhances the ability of 8(a) firms to perform larger prime contracts and overcome the effects of contract bundling, the combining of two or more contracts together into one large contract.
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December 7, 2009

DCI Awarded Commercial Subcontract to Host Victoria’s Secret Pink in the Cloud

DCI as a prime contractor to Resource Interactive will host Victoria’s Secret Pink Web, Social, and Mobile technologies in the cloud. DCI’s team will assume responsibility for operations; engineering services; performance engineering; security engineering; written, graphical, and video web content management; web and mobile application development; web and mobile quality assurance; change, configuration, and release management; cloud hosting; and social, blog, and digital media support services.

July 5, 2009

DCI Awarded a Federal Subcontract Award for Immigration and Customs Enforcement Enterprise DevOps Engineering

DCI now supports the United States Federal Government by providing Engineering Support Service (ESS) as a subcontractor to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO). DCI’s engineers will create the first enterprise source control and enterprise continuous integration environment at ICE. In addition, DCI’s team will maintain, and support the enterprise wide adoption of continuous integration, continuous delivery, and Agile technologies. DCI’s IT professional services will include automating the change, configuration, and release management processes at ICE.

April 6, 2009

DCI Awarded a Prime Contract from Resource Interactive for Enterprise DevOps and Cloud Services

Resource is full service digital agency trusted by some of the biggest brands in the world. As a prime vendor to Resource, DCI will provide cloud service hosting to AutoDesk, HP, Bath and Body Works, Bush Beans, Kohls, Propel, Select Comfort, CVS, Victoria’s Secret, Sherwin Williams, and Gillette Venus.

DCI’s DevOps team will provide internal software process improvement services to improve corporate efficiency, security, and governance. DCI’s tasks under this contract will consist of designing consolidated enterprise source control; software change, release, and configuration management process automation; enterprise continuous integration; and continuous delivery solutions.

September 7, 2007

DCI Awarded a Prime Contract from National City Corporation for Service Oriented Architecture Product Ownership

DCI received a prime contract award from National City Corporation to provide Enterprise Java Product Ownership and administration of Enterprise Java container services as a part of a service oriented architecture initiative. Enterprise Java Product Ownership encompasses the ITIL Service Owner and Service Level Manager roles, with responsibilities that include negotiation of Service Level Agreements and Operational Level Agreements, service delivery measurement, service level compliance, determination of total cost of ownership, license compliance, and service leadership of technical support specialists.

October 9, 2005

DCI Awarded a Prime Contract from Honda of America Manufacturing for Enterprise DevOps

DCI was awarded prime vendor status with Honda of America, Mfg. (HAM) and a contract award to implement enterprise wide continuous integration and build automation system. DCI’s contract will include the assessment, selection, and maintenance of all Enterprise Java development toolsets, source control environments, continuous integration environments, automated build tools, and determination of development standards and processes.

As part of the continuous integration effort DCI will supply the technical expertise, and guidelines for the successful implementation of Honda’s automated build tool environment. In addition, DCI will also provide technical support of IBM WebSphere Application Server Network Deployment (WAS) and WebSphere Portal Server (WPS) environments.

“Not only are we are delighted to have received a direct award from Honda, we are also honored that Honda has chosen us to support their critical assembly line systems. Cumulatively we have several decades of experience supporting mission critical systems and I am confident in our team’s ability to deliver.” said Kauser Kabealo CEO of DCI.

DCI will be responsible for supporting Honda’s critical assembly line systems including global production control and global line control applications where downtime costs exceed $240,000 per minute.