Category Archives: 2002




Launched Software AG – XML server, development & integration software

Pioneer in Enterprise Solutions Chooses Keating as Key Canadian Partner

Toronto, ON – Keating Technologies Inc., Canada’s leading branch outsourcing service to the high-technology industry, has partnered with Software AG, Inc., the U.S. subsidiary of Software AG, Europe’s largest systems software provider and a pioneer in XML technologies.

“Partnering with Keating Technologies will allow us to increase our market penetration in Canada by introducing Software AG and our expanded category of products to new and existing customers,” states Gary Voight, president and chief executive officer, Software AG, Inc. “By utilizing Keating’s expertise and leveraging their existing relationships with Canadian enterprises and channel partners, we gain an instant nation-wide presence and access to accounts at the corporate end-user level, considerably increasing our market presence.”

Software AG’s Tamino and EntireX products provide customers with a unified XML system that delivers robust back-end database information to a flexible media server. Software AG’s Tamino is a multi-award winning XML server that stores structured and unstructured data natively. It can store and process XML data without first converting it to another data format. As a result, response times are faster and require lower administrative efforts than with traditional databases. EntireX is a highly flexible and easy-to-use component-based solution for integrating enterprise applications across heterogeneous operating systems. EntireX offers application integration at high speed – both, in terms of implementation time and performance. Powerful DCOM, Java, CORBA, XML and Web Services capabilities make EntireX the product of choice when connecting to mainframe applications. By connecting previously disparate worlds, EntireX enables enterprises to lay the foundation for a seamless implementation of electronic business applications.

“Software AG is a leader in the XML space and we are extremely excited by the promise of the product category,” said Larry J. Keating, president and chief executive officer, Keating Technologies. “Their leading edge technology combined with their strategic partnerships deliver value and true enterprise solutions to both corporate Canada and the development community.”

Keating Technologies offers an integrated services strategy combining customer intimacy, product knowledge and operational excellence. The company’s services focus on accelerated speed to market, operational cost-efficiencies, proven sales, measurable marketing initiatives and return on investment with increased customer satisfaction.

About Software AG
Based in Reston, Va., Software AG, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Software AG, Europe’s largest system software provider and a major global player offering cutting-edge technology for data management and electronic business. Since 1998, the company has focused its development activities on XML products for the Internet. With about 3,300 employees and representatives in over 70 countries, Software AG had revenue of 589 million euros in 2001. Its distribution and technology partners include market leaders such as IBM, Microsoft and Hewlett-Packard as well as innovative IT solutions providers like Tridion and Stellent. Software AG’s products control the central IT processes of thousands of renowned companies worldwide to include Lufthansa, Siemens, Citibank, Merck, DaimlerChrysler, Sony, BP and Telefonica. Software AG is listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (MDAX, Security identification number 724264 / SOWGn.F). For additional information, go towww.softwareagusa.com.

About Keating Technologies
Keating Technologies Inc., headquartered in Markham (north-east Toronto), Ontario, is a 2000 and 2001 winner of Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies Program. As Canada’s leading branch outsourcing service to the high technology industry, the Company has been responsible for bringing more than $1 billion in technology products and services to Canadian enterprise businesses through to consumers. Keating provides Total Market Management® services including sales, marketing, merchandising and customer support through its offices in Vancouver, London, Markham, Montreal, and Ottawa. Since its inception in 1987, Keating has represented, and continues to represent leading edge technology organizations requiring high-performance, cost-effective market capture within the Canadian marketplace. More information regarding Keating Technologies is available at (905) 479-0230 or by visiting the Company’s web site at www.keating.com.




Software AG to increase market penetration in Canada by partnering with Keating Technologies

Pioneer in Enterprise Solutions Chooses Keating as Key Canadian Partner

Toronto, ON - Keating Technologies Inc., Canada’s leading branch outsourcing service to the high-technology industry, has partnered with Software AG, Inc., the U.S. subsidiary of Software AG, Europe’s largest systems software provider and a pioneer in XML technologies.

“Partnering with Keating Technologies will allow us to increase our market penetration in Canada by introducing Software AG and our expanded category of products to new and existing customers,” states Gary Voight, president and chief executive officer, Software AG, Inc. “By utilizing Keating’s expertise and leveraging their existing relationships with Canadian enterprises and channel partners, we gain an instant nation-wide presence and access to accounts at the corporate end-user level, considerably increasing our market presence.”

Software AG’s Tamino and EntireX products provide customers with a unified XML system that delivers robust back-end database information to a flexible media server. Software AG’s Tamino is a multi-award winning XML server that stores structured and unstructured data natively. It can store and process XML data without first converting it to another data format. As a result, response times are faster and require lower administrative efforts than with traditional databases. EntireX is a highly flexible and easy-to-use component-based solution for integrating enterprise applications across heterogeneous operating systems. EntireX offers application integration at high speed – both, in terms of implementation time and performance. Powerful DCOM, Java, CORBA, XML and Web Services capabilities make EntireX the product of choice when connecting to mainframe applications. By connecting previously disparate worlds, EntireX enables enterprises to lay the foundation for a seamless implementation of electronic business applications.

“Software AG is a leader in the XML space and we are extremely excited by the promise of the product category,” said Larry J. Keating, president and chief executive officer, Keating Technologies. “Their leading edge technology combined with their strategic partnerships deliver value and true enterprise solutions to both corporate Canada and the development community.”

Keating Technologies offers an integrated services strategy combining customer intimacy, product knowledge and operational excellence. The company’s services focus on accelerated speed to market, operational cost-efficiencies, proven sales, measurable marketing initiatives and return on investment with increased customer satisfaction.

About Software AG
Based in Reston, Va., Software AG, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Software AG, Europe’s largest system software provider and a major global player offering cutting-edge technology for data management and electronic business. Since 1998, the company has focused its development activities on XML products for the Internet. With about 3,300 employees and representatives in over 70 countries, Software AG had revenue of 589 million euros in 2001. Its distribution and technology partners include market leaders such as IBM, Microsoft and Hewlett-Packard as well as innovative IT solutions providers like Tridion and Stellent. Software AG’s products control the central IT processes of thousands of renowned companies worldwide to include Lufthansa, Siemens, Citibank, Merck, DaimlerChrysler, Sony, BP and Telefonica. Software AG is listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (MDAX, Security identification number 724264 / SOWGn.F). For additional information, go towww.softwareagusa.com.

About Keating Technologies
Keating Technologies Inc., headquartered in Markham (north-east Toronto), Ontario, is a 2000 and 2001 winner of Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies Program. As Canada’s leading branch outsourcing service to the high technology industry, the Company has been responsible for bringing more than $1 billion in technology products and services to Canadian enterprise businesses through to consumers. Keating provides Total Market Management® services including sales, marketing, merchandising and customer support through its offices in Vancouver, London, Markham, Montreal, and Ottawa. Since its inception in 1987, Keating has represented, and continues to represent leading edge technology organizations requiring high-performance, cost-effective market capture within the Canadian marketplace. More information regarding Keating Technologies is available at (905) 479-0230 or by visiting the Company’s web site at www.keating.com.

Software AG, Tamino, and EntireX are trademarks of Software AG. All other product, service or company names mentioned are used for identification purposes only, and may be trademarks or service marks of their respective owners.




SpellCaster appoints Keating Technologies to drive sales and manage customer satisfaction for TeleScope Business Solution

Toronto, ON - Keating Technologies Inc., Canada’s leading branch outsourcing service to the high-technology industry, has been awarded an exclusive representation agreement with SpellCaster Telecommunications Inc., a pioneer in the development of Linux based connectivity and business solutions.

“In order to gain speed to market for the TeleScope Server product, we’ve partnered with Keating Technologies who will increase the awareness and demand of this product through the Canadian reseller channel, small business and corporate Canada,” states Robert Lavigne, Chairman and Managing Director, SpellCaster Telecommunications. “By leveraging Keating’s expertise and relationships, we expect to grow our sales and our current market coverage substantially.”

Telescope Server is a software suite designed and priced to sharply reduce the cost of a computer server for a small business, department or major enterprise. Significant savings in the acquisition, implementation, administration and support of an office server with integrated Internet connectivity are realized. TeleScope is the industry’s easiest to install and administrate Linux based office business solution, providing a full range of business applications including: www Server, Name Server, FTP Server, DHCP Server, DNS Server, Print Server, E-Mail Server, Office File Server, Data-Base Server and Internet Access Server. TeleScope has all the features needed for a solid, stable, flexible server without the additional costs of seat licenses, regardless of how many users.

“We are excited by the incredible potential of the TeleScope Server product considering the need today for rapid deployment of a low cost server solution,” said Larry Keating, President and CEO, Keating Technologies Inc. “The simplicity of installation and functionality of this software makes this an outstanding technology for anyone seeking a reliable, fully functioning Linux server, finally at reasonable price.”

TeleScope Server is SpellCaster’s Linux derivative server operating system (www.telescopeserver.com). TeleScope Server has office server and connectivity features designed to provide both ease of use and lower deployment costs in single or multi-server environments. This operating system incorporates the robust stability of Linux and a user-friendly web based user interface.

Keating Technologies offers an integrated services strategy with a unique combination of customer intimacy, product knowledge and operational excellence. The company’s services focus on accelerated speed to market, operational cost-efficiencies, proven service, sales and merchandising strategies, measurable marketing initiatives and return on investment.

About SpellCaster Telecommunications
SpellCaster Telecommunications Inc. is a world leader in ISDN and remote access technology for the Linux Operating System. Our products include both hardware and software that have been designed to make any Linux system the ultimate Remote Access platform for Internet and Intranet applications. SpellCaster Telecommunications Inc., is a privately held company with operations in Toronto and Atlanta, Georgia. The company has been providing cost-effective Server and Telecommunications solutions to customers in the Linux market since 1995.

About Keating Technologies
Keating Technologies Inc., headquartered in Markham (north-east Toronto), Ontario, is a 2000 and 2001 winner of Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies Program. As Canada’s leading branch outsourcing service to the high technology industry, Keating has a staff of more than 100 and provides Total Market Management® services including sales, marketing, merchandising and customer support through its offices in Vancouver, London, Markham, Montreal, and Ottawa. Keating currently represents Apollo (a subsidiary of Hewlett-Packard), Digi International, Gateway Business, Norton-Lambert, SpellCaster Telecommunications, StorCase Technology, TecnoZone, USRobotics, Visiontek and provides customer service and support on behalf of 3Com, Comtrend and Palm. More information regarding Keating Technologies is available at (905) 479-0230 or by visiting the Company’s web site at www.keating.com.




SpellCaster appoints Keating Technologies to drive sales and manage customer satisfaction for TeleScope Business Solution

Toronto, ON – Keating Technologies Inc., Canada’s leading branch outsourcing service to the high-technology industry, has been awarded an exclusive representation agreement with SpellCaster Telecommunications Inc., a pioneer in the development of Linux based connectivity and business solutions.

“In order to gain speed to market for the TeleScope Server product, we’ve partnered with Keating Technologies who will increase the awareness and demand of this product through the Canadian reseller channel, small business and corporate Canada,” states Robert Lavigne, Chairman and Managing Director, SpellCaster Telecommunications. “By leveraging Keating’s expertise and relationships, we expect to grow our sales and our current market coverage substantially.”

Telescope Server is a software suite designed and priced to sharply reduce the cost of a computer server for a small business, department or major enterprise. Significant savings in the acquisition, implementation, administration and support of an office server with integrated Internet connectivity are realized. TeleScope is the industry’s easiest to install and administrate Linux based office business solution, providing a full range of business applications including: www Server, Name Server, FTP Server, DHCP Server, DNS Server, Print Server, E-Mail Server, Office File Server, Data-Base Server and Internet Access Server. TeleScope has all the features needed for a solid, stable, flexible server without the additional costs of seat licenses, regardless of how many users.

“We are excited by the incredible potential of the TeleScope Server product considering the need today for rapid deployment of a low cost server solution,” said Larry Keating, President and CEO, Keating Technologies Inc. “The simplicity of installation and functionality of this software makes this an outstanding technology for anyone seeking a reliable, fully functioning Linux server, finally at reasonable price.”

TeleScope Server is SpellCaster’s Linux derivative server operating system (www.telescopeserver.com). TeleScope Server has office server and connectivity features designed to provide both ease of use and lower deployment costs in single or multi-server environments. This operating system incorporates the robust stability of Linux and a user-friendly web based user interface.

Keating Technologies offers an integrated services strategy with a unique combination of customer intimacy, product knowledge and operational excellence. The company’s services focus on accelerated speed to market, operational cost-efficiencies, proven service, sales and merchandising strategies, measurable marketing initiatives and return on investment.

About SpellCaster Telecommunications
SpellCaster Telecommunications Inc. is a world leader in ISDN and remote access technology for the Linux Operating System. Our products include both hardware and software that have been designed to make any Linux system the ultimate Remote Access platform for Internet and Intranet applications. SpellCaster Telecommunications Inc., is a privately held company with operations in Toronto and Atlanta, Georgia. The company has been providing cost-effective Server and Telecommunications solutions to customers in the Linux market since 1995.

About Keating Technologies
Keating Technologies Inc., headquartered in Markham (north-east Toronto), Ontario, is a 2000 and 2001 winner of Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies Program. As Canada’s leading branch outsourcing service to the high technology industry, Keating has a staff of more than 100 and provides Total Market Management® services including sales, marketing, merchandising and customer support through its offices in Vancouver, London, Markham, Montreal, and Ottawa. Keating currently represents Apollo (a subsidiary of Hewlett-Packard), Digi International, Gateway Business, Norton-Lambert, SpellCaster Telecommunications, StorCase Technology, TecnoZone, USRobotics, Visiontek and provides customer service and support on behalf of 3Com, Comtrend and Palm. More information regarding Keating Technologies is available at (905) 479-0230 or by visiting the Company’s web site at www.keating.com.




Keating Technologies recognized again in Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies Program

Company Receives Prestigious Award For Second Consecutive Year

Toronto, ON - Keating Technologies Inc., Canada’s leading branch outsourcing service to the high-technology industry, has re-qualified as a winner in Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies Program for the second consecutive year. Sponsored by Andersen, CIBC and the National Post, the program identifies Canadian businesses that have implemented best business practices across the organization.

The 50 Best program symbolizes Canadian success – companies growing rapidly and excelling in the global marketplace; companies that know how to win and create value in innovative ways; companies that are evolving, yet staying focused on their core vision.

“We’re honoured to receive this outstanding award for the second consecutive year, as a direct result of the commitment, dedication and enduring excellence of our team,” said Larry Keating, President, Keating Technologies Inc. “Not only is this award a measure of growth, but more importantly, it assesses the quality of growth – an equally important factor in today’s challenging business environment.”

The program involves an interview process of well-managed companies nation-wide. Applicants must examine their management practices, which are discussed and evaluated at length during the interview stage. The independent judging panel focuses on how these companies embrace new technologies, globalization and a new generation of people entering the workforce, as well as how they recognize the increased importance of leadership, strategy, culture, brand and technology.

“Our employees have embraced the challenges of 2001 exceptionally well,” said James Woolley, Vice President, Finance and Administration, Keating Technologies Inc. “Our strong finance management, commitment to driving client revenue, expanded service offerings and attention to customer care were critical to our re-qualification. It’s this focus that positions us well for the future.”

Keating Technologies offers an integrated services strategy with a unique combination of customer intimacy, product knowledge and operational excellence. The company’s services focus on accelerated speed to market, operational cost-efficiencies, proven service, sales and merchandising strategies, measurable marketing initiatives and return on investment.

About Keating Technologies
Keating Technologies Inc., headquartered in Markham (north-east Toronto), Ontario, is a 2000 and 2001 winner of Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies Program. As Canada’s leading branch outsourcing service to the high technology industry, Keating has a staff of more than 100 and provides Total Market Management® services including sales, marketing, merchandising and customer support through its offices in Vancouver, London, Markham, Montreal, and Ottawa. Keating currently represents Apollo (a subsidiary of Hewlett-Packard), Digi International, Gateway Business, Norton-Lambert, SpellCaster, StorCase Technology, TecnoZone, USRobotics, VisionTek and provides customer service and support on behalf of 3Com, Comtrend and Palm Inc. More information regarding Keating Technologies is available at (905) 479-0230 or by visiting the Company’s web site atwww.keating.com.