Agile IT Makes San Diego Business Journals Top 100 Fastest-Growing Private Companies List

San Diego, California (PRWEB) July 15, 2014

With the San Diego business scene experiencing an emergence of innovation and businesses using new technologies to get ahead, San Diego-based Agile IT is being recognized for its growth, coming in as No. 15 on the San Diego Business Journals 100 Fastest Growing Private Companies list.

The list showcases the regions fastest-growing companies based on growth in gross revenue over the last three years. The Business Journal hosted a special awards reception at the Paradise Point Resort & Spa on Thursday, July 10, to honor companies that made the 2014 list.

Were happy to be recognized for our growth, but we remain devoted to providing top-quality customer service, forward-thinking advic, and easy-to-understand training on the latest tools to help our client partners grow their businesses as well, said John Gilham, CEO of Agile IT. Business leaders and IT professionals should be looking for technology solutions that will save them money, simplify their business operations, and increase their organizations competitive advantage, and thats where we can help.

One of the first service providers to deliver Office 365 solutions, Microsoft named Agile IT as 2014 Southwest Area Cloud Partner of the Year, 2013 West Region Cloud Partner of the Year, and 2012 Southwest Area Cloud Partner of the Year awards. The companys advanced expertise in Microsoft technologies such as SharePoint, System Center, CRM, SQL, Active Directory, and Exchange Server, along with a more broad focus of IT support, Cloud computing, Office 365 migrations, and VoIP is helping its clients maximize their investment in technology.

To see the list of services Agile IT provides and how the company has helped a wide range of organizations be more successful with the use of technology, visit AgileIT.com.

Agile IT, based in San Diego, has been a trusted advisor for corporate, government, education, and non-profit customers nationwide since 2006. The company uses its technical expertise and best-in-class Microsoft Partner status to be adaptive, responsive, and strategic on behalf of its client partners communicating in plain English, maximizing their return on investment, and helping drive their success.







Penn National Insurance Selects Agile Communications Platform from CEDAR Document Technologies


Atlanta, GA and Harrisburg, PA (PRWEB) August 06, 2013

CEDAR Document Technologies (CEDAR), a provider of cloud/hosted managed services solutions, today announced that Penn National Insurance has selected CEDARs Agile Communication Platform to modernize and manage the design of customer communications.

Following an extensive evaluation process, Penn National Insurance, a leading property-casualty (P&C) mutual insurance company writing both personal and commercial lines coverages in 11 states, selected CEDARs Agile Communications Platform to help manage all elements of the companys billing communications lifecycle. By working with CEDAR, Penn National Insurance will enhance print and mail management through postal optimization and modern bill redesign, thereby making billing communications more personal and usable.

We are keenly aware of our need to make communications management more agile and business driven, said Kenneth R. Shutts, president and chief executive officer for Penn National Insurance. The ability to provide a future-state billing communications experience will ultimately help our company be a better partner to both policyholders and agents.

Implementation of CEDARs Agile Communications Platform will increase business user control through use of enterprise content management (ECM) tools to create and deliver personally relevant content, which will improve customer satisfaction and retention levels while increasing self-servicing capabilities.

CEDARs Agile Communications Platform is a customer communications management (CCM) and strategic document outsourcing (SDO) solution that, once implemented, will manage both production and multi-channel distribution of all billing-related correspondence for Penn National Insurance. CEDAR’s Agile Customer Communications Platform provides the engine to generate highly personalized electronic and printed communications through a wide range of omni-channel output, including enhanced print/mail, portal presentment, email, interactive PDF, SMS and mobile apps.

Penn National Insurance is truly a customer-centric company, said Lee Nagel, vice president of CEDARs Insurance Practice. Penn National Insurance has not only recognized billing as a primary customer touchpoint that is ripe for process improvement, but by selecting CEDARs Agile Communications Platform for CCM/SDO has taken steps to modernize and streamline the entire experience for customers. We look forward to working with them now and into the future as their billing, communications and documentation needs evolve.

About CEDAR Document Technologies (CEDAR)

CEDAR Document Technologies is the leading provider of hosted multi-channel customer communication management and self-servicing solutions. CEDAR redesigns policyholder and agent communications to improve the user experience and CEDARs platform optimizes the production, management and multichannel delivery of communications the processing of responses from communication recipients.

CEDARs platform lives between your core systems and your customers and agents, aggregating and transforming information into personally relevant communications such as policy documents, claims correspondence, welcome kits and contact center letters. The CEDAR platform empowers business users to continuously improve the communication experience without requiring time-consuming or complex IT projects. For more information about CEDAR, please visit the companys website at http://www.cedardoc.com

About Penn National Insurance

Penn National Insurance, founded in 1919, operates in Pa., Md., Del., N.J., Va., N.C., S.C., Tenn., Ala., Wis., and Iowa, through a network of more than 800 independent agencies. The company wrote $ 595 million in net written premium in 2012 with total assets exceeding $ 1.45 billion. The company employs more than 800 people in its 11-state operating territory. For more information about Penn National Insurance, please visit the companys website at http://www.pennnationalinsurance.com.







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Perforce and Assembla Partner to Deliver a Cloud-Hosted Solution That Accelerates Agile Development

Alameda, CA (PRWEB) July 11, 2012

Perforce Software and Assembla announced today the immediate availability of an on demand version of Perforce Software Version Management that is integrated with team tools from Assembla. By combining enterprise-grade versioning with collaboration tools from Assembla, development teams can work together more effectively and accelerate Agile projects. Perforce on Demand, hosted by Assembla is free for up to 20 users on Assemblas web site.

Development teamsespecially distributed teamsneed to tie together conversations with basic team planning solutions in order to collaborate without killing development flow, stated Thomas Murphy, research director with Gartner. We expect a continued growth in solutions that are delivered via cloud infrastructure and integrated with existing development assets and repositories.

Assembla-hosted Perforce on Demand puts developers to work quickly. Users can get a new depot in seconds, with triple-redundant backup. They can immediately invite other colleagues by email. There is no need to wait for an administrator to authorize or configure repositories or users.

The offering makes cloud-based teams more productive and collaborative. An activity stream shows code commits and user activities. Code review and social coding features help distributed teams test, review and merge code into frequent releases. Activity streams, code reviews, and merge requests can help Agile teams release improvements continuously.

Assemblas track record of hosting repositories and providing task management and collaboration tools makes it a good fit to deliver Perforce version management, said Randy DeFauw, technical marketing manager for Perforce Software. With Perforce and Assembla, small teams get powerful version management tightly integrated with an Agile planning board and activity streams.

We are proud that Perforce selected Assembla as its partner to offer an on-demand version of its industry-leading version management technology, said Andy Singleton, CEO and Founder of Assembla. We are also very excited to offer new capabilities that go beyond our Subversion and Git offerings. We think our customers will be impressed with Perforces outstanding version control and merge capabilities, and with its visual streams that can automatically merge, build and test code from various contributors. And Perforce is clearly the version management system of choice for game designers and others who need to handle terabytes of image, video and other non-code files.

Availability and Pricing

Perforce on Demand, hosted by Assembla is available now from http://www.assembla.com/repositories/perforce and is free for up to 20 users.

About Assembla

Assembla provides tools and services to accelerate cloud-based Agile development. Assembla tools are currently being used by over 500,000 users in more than 100 countries. For more information, visit http://www.assembla.com.

About Perforce Software

Perforce Software enables teams to version everything. Perforce enterprise version management products help teams work in concert on important digital assets including software code, documents, multimedia, spreadsheets, images and more. They are unique in their ability to handle large and distributed collections of content, enabling higher productivity, lower costs and improved security and compliance. Perforce is now making it easy for everyone to take advantage of enterprise version management. The company is headquartered in Alameda, California, with international operations in the United Kingdom, Canada and Australia. For more information, visit http://www.perforce.com.







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Named Microsoft Cloud Partner of the Year for the 2nd Year Running, Agile IT Continues to Lead the Field in Office 365 Migration


SAN DIEGO, California (PRWEB) July 17, 2013

Resulting from its innovative approach to Office 365 migration and other Microsoft cloud solutions, Agile IT today received the Microsoft 2013 West Region Cloud Partner of the Year award.

The Partner of the Year awards highlights and recognizes excellence and achievement in Microsoft partners who produced exceptional results for their customers, with a focus on extending business productivity systems and delivering the benefits of Cloud computing.

The award was conferred during the 2013 Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference in Houston, TX, where Microsofts West Region General Manager Neal Potter was on-site to congratulate Agile IT for its achievements.

The Microsoft Partner Awards honor Microsoft partners that have developed and delivered exceptional Microsoft-based solutions over the last year, said Potter. Agile IT demonstrates a commitment to serving its customers, and providing innovative thinking and technology solutions to meet business needs.

“Agile IT is extremely proud to have been recognized as West Region Cloud Partner of the Year,” said John Gilham, founder and Principal of Agile IT. “It builds on our award last year [Southwest Area Cloud Partner of the Year], and recognizes and demonstrates to our customers that Agile IT continues to provide unrivalled customer service and technical expertise in Microsoft Cloud solutions such as Office 365, Windows Azure, and Cloud Identity Integration”.

Agile ITs success in Cloud computing is also good news for the local economy as the company has doubled the number of jobs it offers in the San Diego area each year for the past three years.

“Were a small company, but were growing fast,” Gilham said, and were looking forward to continuing to create local jobs as more businesses rely on us to move to the cloud to improve how they work with their customers and partners.”

In addition to serving the needs of local businesses, Agile IT also exercises its social conscience in the San Diego area, volunteering at local organizations and through donations to numerous good causes, including the Arc of San Diego, San Diego Center for Children, and Access to Independence San Diego.

Founded in 2006 by John Gilham, a former Business Technology consultant from Microsoft, Agile IT was one of the first service providers to deliver Office 365 solutions. Agile IT’s advanced expertise in Microsoft technologies such as SharePoint, System Center, CRM, SQL, Active Directory, and Exchange Server along with a more broad focus of IT support, cloud computing, Office 365 migrations, and VoIP is helping its clients maximize their investment in technology systems and solutions.







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