Digital Management Acquires Fontanus, Inc.
Fontanus’ TorqueTM Process Will Enable Digital Management To Ensure On-Time, On-Budget Delivery Of High Quality Mission Critical Software Applications.
Bethesda, MD—July 9, 2009 —Digital Management, Inc., a leading IT solutions and business strategy consulting firm, announced today that it has acquired Washington, D.C.-based Fontanus, Inc., a technology services and software development company. Fontanus has developed the Time Quality Engineering, or TorqueTM process for improving on-time, on-budget delivery of high-quality mission-critical software applications. Digital Management intends to incorporate the Fontanus process into its organization, management practices and software development methodologies.
With more than ten years of experience in financial services, retail banking, healthcare and the federal government, Fontanus specializes in IT assessment, project management, and development and integration of solutions across the enterprise and the Internet. Fontanus has used its TorqueTM process to guide development projects for several major clients, including: Summit Financial Group, Bear Stearns (now JP Morgan Chase), Superior Federal Bank, TIAA-CREF, Carnegie Mellon University, Guardian Life Insurance, Thomson Financial, H&R Block, and CareAdvantage (a Blue Cross Blue Shield of NJ company).
Fontanus’ Time Quality Engineering, or TorqueTM, Software Process is a disciplined software development process focused on instilling quality in the end product and minimizing time to delivery. TorqueTM includes both system development and project management tasks, from software architecture to change management, detailed design to risk assessment, and verification to earned-value reporting. It consists of four overlapping phases that cover the entire development lifecycle, from Requirements to Architecture/Design, Construction, and Deployment.
“We’re very excited to welcome the Fontanus team to Digital Management. This acquisition is an important investment that will enhance our competitive position. Many of our Federal Government contracts are fixed price. We’re proud of our ability to accurately plan and estimate projects, and our clients appreciate knowing when work will be delivered and at what cost. Implementing the TorqueTM process across our organization will enable us to further improve efficiency, increasing software quality, reducing errors, and tightening our development schedules,” stated Jay Sunny Bajaj, CEO, Digital Management
“Joining Digital Management is a real leap forward for us. With engagements across more than 25 Federal agencies, Digital Management offers us the opportunity to significantly broaden our footprint, and increase our impact on software quality for the Federal Government. We’re looking forward to incorporating TorqueTM into Digital Management’s mature ISO 9001:2008 processes,” stated Cuong James, President of Fontanus
About Digital Management:
Digital Management is a leading IT solutions and business strategy consulting firm focused on providing solutions that enable Federal agencies to deliver on the promise of Transformation. We transform Government operations by dependably bridging the gap between business strategy and mission success. We see technology as an efficient, economical means to an end and are dedicated to crafting the solutions that result in an increasingly interoperable, responsive, and cost-effective government. Digital Management provides services and solutions in Strategic Business Transformation, Software Systems Modernization, Enterprise Information Management, Cybersecurity, Healthcare IT, and Federal Financial Management. Digital Management is an SBA-certified, minority-owned, 8(a) small business.
Andrew J. Musliner