Welcome!

Java IoT Authors: Pat Romanski, Elizabeth White, Liz McMillan, Yeshim Deniz, Mehdi Daoudi

News Feed Item

Improving Enterprises and The Willow Group Join Forces

DALLAS, Aug. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Improving Holdings, LLC. ("Improving") a full-service technology consulting and training firm, has acquired The Willow Group, Inc., a management and information technology consulting firm headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota. As a six-time Inc500/5000 recipient (2009-2014 Honor Roll), the transaction is expected to increase Improving's annualized revenue by more than $10,000,000 in 2015 and will expand its geographic reach within the Midwestern region of the United States.

Improving Enterprises and The Willow Group Join Forces - merger announced today

In addition, this merger represents the continued execution and success of Improving's "Enterprise Model", an innovative business strategy focused on merging service companies who share a genuine commitment to excellence, service and culture. The model combines localized incentives and ownership behavior with the power and benefit of leveraged services and common vision. As a result, the entire Willow Group leadership team will continue operating and growing the Minnesota business, contributing to Improving's continued success across the Midwest.

"The secret is to truly preserve the local ownership behavior which has already made each of these companies successful," states Curtis Hite, CEO of Improving Enterprises. "We have had tremendous success in Columbus, Houston, and Calgary and we are very confident that the Minneapolis Enterprise will continue this trend. In addition, The Willow Group's focus within the financial services sector will strategically accelerate our establishment of vertically aligned services." 

The Willow Group's service offerings focus on delivering critical information systems and business process improvements in two major vertical markets – financial services and healthcare. The merger will significantly strengthen the breadth and depth of technical consulting services, business process management services, and training offerings that can now be leveraged across all of Improving's markets. Furthermore, it will expedite efforts for Improving to pursue its strategy to grow vertical industry specializations, starting with Financial Services.

"We are thrilled with the Improving merger," states Leroy Thydean, President of The Willow Group. "Improving shares our values and our commitment to our clients and consultants. We are looking forward to collaborating with all of the Improving enterprises to offer services that fully support end-to-end project delivery from both a business and technology perspective."

About Improving Enterprises
In 2007, Improving Enterprises, LLC merged with Blue Ocean Group to form Improving Enterprises, Inc. (Later Improving Holdings, LLC), a full-service technology consulting and training firm focused in Agile, Microsoft (.NET) and Java technologies. The company has an International presence with offices in Dallas, Texas; Bryan/College Station, Texas; Houston, Texas; Columbus, Ohio; and Calgary, Canada.

About The Willow Group
The Willow Group was founded in 1998 and provides services ranging from strategic planning, product rollout, systems selection, large systems conversion, business process management, and end-to-end project delivery. The Willow Group specializes in the Financial Services and Health Care industries.

Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140805/133552

SOURCE Improving Enterprises, Inc.

More Stories By PR Newswire

Copyright © 2007 PR Newswire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PRNewswire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of PRNewswire. PRNewswire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

IoT & Smart Cities Stories
The platform combines the strengths of Singtel's extensive, intelligent network capabilities with Microsoft's cloud expertise to create a unique solution that sets new standards for IoT applications," said Mr Diomedes Kastanis, Head of IoT at Singtel. "Our solution provides speed, transparency and flexibility, paving the way for a more pervasive use of IoT to accelerate enterprises' digitalisation efforts. AI-powered intelligent connectivity over Microsoft Azure will be the fastest connected pat...
There are many examples of disruption in consumer space – Uber disrupting the cab industry, Airbnb disrupting the hospitality industry and so on; but have you wondered who is disrupting support and operations? AISERA helps make businesses and customers successful by offering consumer-like user experience for support and operations. We have built the world’s first AI-driven IT / HR / Cloud / Customer Support and Operations solution.
Codete accelerates their clients growth through technological expertise and experience. Codite team works with organizations to meet the challenges that digitalization presents. Their clients include digital start-ups as well as established enterprises in the IT industry. To stay competitive in a highly innovative IT industry, strong R&D departments and bold spin-off initiatives is a must. Codete Data Science and Software Architects teams help corporate clients to stay up to date with the mod...
At CloudEXPO Silicon Valley, June 24-26, 2019, Digital Transformation (DX) is a major focus with expanded DevOpsSUMMIT and FinTechEXPO programs within the DXWorldEXPO agenda. Successful transformation requires a laser focus on being data-driven and on using all the tools available that enable transformation if they plan to survive over the long term. A total of 88% of Fortune 500 companies from a generation ago are now out of business. Only 12% still survive. Similar percentages are found throug...
Druva is the global leader in Cloud Data Protection and Management, delivering the industry's first data management-as-a-service solution that aggregates data from endpoints, servers and cloud applications and leverages the public cloud to offer a single pane of glass to enable data protection, governance and intelligence-dramatically increasing the availability and visibility of business critical information, while reducing the risk, cost and complexity of managing and protecting it. Druva's...
BMC has unmatched experience in IT management, supporting 92 of the Forbes Global 100, and earning recognition as an ITSM Gartner Magic Quadrant Leader for five years running. Our solutions offer speed, agility, and efficiency to tackle business challenges in the areas of service management, automation, operations, and the mainframe.
The Jevons Paradox suggests that when technological advances increase efficiency of a resource, it results in an overall increase in consumption. Writing on the increased use of coal as a result of technological improvements, 19th-century economist William Stanley Jevons found that these improvements led to the development of new ways to utilize coal. In his session at 19th Cloud Expo, Mark Thiele, Chief Strategy Officer for Apcera, compared the Jevons Paradox to modern-day enterprise IT, examin...
With 10 simultaneous tracks, keynotes, general sessions and targeted breakout classes, @CloudEXPO and DXWorldEXPO are two of the most important technology events of the year. Since its launch over eight years ago, @CloudEXPO and DXWorldEXPO have presented a rock star faculty as well as showcased hundreds of sponsors and exhibitors! In this blog post, we provide 7 tips on how, as part of our world-class faculty, you can deliver one of the most popular sessions at our events. But before reading...
DSR is a supplier of project management, consultancy services and IT solutions that increase effectiveness of a company's operations in the production sector. The company combines in-depth knowledge of international companies with expert knowledge utilising IT tools that support manufacturing and distribution processes. DSR ensures optimization and integration of internal processes which is necessary for companies to grow rapidly. The rapid growth is possible thanks, to specialized services an...
At CloudEXPO Silicon Valley, June 24-26, 2019, Digital Transformation (DX) is a major focus with expanded DevOpsSUMMIT and FinTechEXPO programs within the DXWorldEXPO agenda. Successful transformation requires a laser focus on being data-driven and on using all the tools available that enable transformation if they plan to survive over the long term. A total of 88% of Fortune 500 companies from a generation ago are now out of business. Only 12% still survive. Similar percentages are found throug...