Dovel Technologies Acquires ZapThink LLC

Combined Entity Brings Mix of Training and Implementation to Federal SOA and Cloud Implementations

MCLEAN, VA and BALTIMORE, MD August 15, 2011 – Dovel Technologies today announced the acquisition of ZapThink LLC as part of its continuing strategy to expand its scope, capabilities, and thought leadership in Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) and Cloud Computing and related technologies. ZapThink is now a wholly owned subsidiary of Dovel Technologies.

“Our customers are looking for direction on the realities and use of SOA to make it possible to reach the Cloud,” said Paul Leslie, CEO of Dovel. “With the ZapThink team, we can now offer vendor-agnostic advice, SOA training and certification, as well as the means to develop an enterprise approach to address today’s critical challenges with a roadmap to the Cloud.”

ZapThink provides its audience of over 20,000 senior IT executives, enterprise architects, and other IT practitioners with thought leading content, training, advisory, and expertise into the critical trends shaping the future of enterprise IT. In particular, the company has built a brand around its SOA and Cloud Computing expertise. Its flagship offering is the Licensed ZapThink Architect (LZA) course, which provides training and certification on SOA & Cloud Computing around the world. ZapThink has certified over 1400 individuals to date, and will continue to offer an expanded LZA curriculum.

“By joining with Dovel Technologies, we will be able to draw on the expert resources within the company and their real-world experience in implementing Cloud and SOA in federal systems,” said Ronald Schmelzer, Managing Partner of ZapThink. “This expanded pool of talent and experience will enrich the training experience and allow us to create more customized courses to further educate the market on the realities of SOA and Cloud.”

Dovel provides high-end software and application development for clients across the federal government including defense, public heath, and transportation. Dovel’s Technologists have been instrumental in the design and implementation of some of the most mission critical and innovative systems in government today including the Department of Defense Travel System, DoD OneStop, DoD Business Transformation Agency engineering support including development of a SOA Strategy Implementation approach, Food and Drug Administration Emergency Operation and MARCS Recall Systems, and Federal Aviation Administration System Wide Information Management System.

“Our team has received ZapThink training over the years and we follow their newsletter for the latest insights around the implementation of SOA and Cloud,” said Dov Levy, co-Founder and Chief Technologist of Dovel. “We are incredibly excited to bring their expertise in-house to provide a unique combination of software development theory and practical implementation for our customers.”

As a subsidiary of Dovel, ZapThink will continue to offer the LZA course to federal and commercial customers as well as produce the well-respected ZapFlash newsletters and cutting edge advisory, content, and guidance. Jason Bloomberg will continue as Presidentof the ZapThink subsidiary of Dovel Technologies. Ronald Schmelzer will help manage the transition of existing customers and content. ZapThink will soon offer an enhanced training schedule as well as additional services and offerings that leverage and augment the capabilities of Dovel Technologies.

“Joining with Dovel gives us a fantastic opportunity to expand the reach and impact of our training and original content by tapping into the people and experiences throughout the company,” added Jason Bloomberg, Managing Partner of ZapThink.