Keynote Strengthens European Position; Acquires Business of Hudson Williams Europe, an E-Business Performance Consulting Firm with Expertise in SAS Software.
SAN MATEO San Mateo (săn mətā`ō), city (1990 pop. 85,486), San Mateo co., W Calif., on San Francisco Bay; inc. 1894. It is a commercial and retail center with some high-technology manufacturing. San Mateo, Spanish for St. , Calif. -- Keynote Systems Keynote Systems, Inc. provides measurement and monitoring, service level and customer experience management services to customers to improve e-business performance by reducing costs, improving customer satisfaction and increasing profitability. (Nasdaq:KEYN)
-- Hudson Williams Europe, Keynote's 12th Acquisition, was Originally the European Subsidiary of Hudson Williams USA, Which Keynote Acquired in July 2004 -- Four Hudson Williams Consultants to Provide Services for Assessing, Tuning and Testing Performance of Web Applications and Infrastructures -- Acquisition Represents Keynote's First European Consulting Operation for Portfolio of Service Level Management Solutions
Keynote Systems (Nasdaq:KEYN), the worldwide leader in e-business performance management services, today announced the acquisition of Hudson Williams B.V., a privately held e-business performance consulting Performance consulting is a subdiscipline of consulting that focuses on teaching people to be more effective in the workplace or in their personal lives. Its goals can be summarized in the slogan "work smarter, not harder". firm based in the Netherlands. Hudson Williams B.V. was originally the European European
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see cryptococcosis. subsidiary of Hudson Williams, Inc., an e-business performance management consultancy acquired by Keynote keynote /key·note/ (ke´not) in homeopathy, the characteristic property of a drug that indicates its use in treating a similar symptom of disease. in July 2004. Peter van Gils, the founder and CEO (1) (Chief Executive Officer) The highest individual in command of an organization. Typically the president of the company, the CEO reports to the Chairman of the Board. of Hudson Williams B.V., founded the consultancy in 1998 and will join Keynote as the director of European service level management (SLM See service level management system and spatial light modulator. ) services. Terms of this non-material acquisition, Keynote's 12th, were not disclosed.
Hudson Williams Netherlands' team of four highly trained and experienced consultants, all of whom are joining Keynote, provide sophisticated services for assessing, tuning and testing the performance of Web applications and infrastructures with specialized spe·cial·ize
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2. knowledge and focus on integrating Keynote's growing portfolio of SLM solutions with SAS (1) (SAS Institute Inc., Cary, NC, www.sas.com) A software company that specializes in data warehousing and decision support software based on the SAS System. Founded in 1976, SAS is one of the world's largest privately held software companies. See SAS System. (R), a leading supplier of business intelligence software. The acquisition is important as it represents Keynote's first European consulting operation focused entirely on Keynote's SLM solutions, which help enterprises effectively manage IT system health and its impact on e-business service levels and user satisfaction.
The Hudson Williams B.V. team includes experts in application architecture, networking and server technology, as well as IT financial management. The firm brings depth, focus and experience to its enterprise customers for addressing the increasing challenges of running high performance online applications 24/7/365.
"This acquisition effectively completes the acquisition of Hudson Williams which began when we acquired Hudson Williams, Inc. in July of last year. We are very pleased to have these four highly trained and experienced performance management consultants join Keynote in Europe, as we can now offer to our European customers the same range of deep performance management expertise and innovative SLM technology solutions that we have been offering in the U.S., said Umang Gupta, chairman and CEO of Keynote. "The acquisition underscores our emphasis on international expansion through M&A. We continue to look for companies in Europe and Asia that will expand our consulting expertise in both service level and customer experience management."
Founded in 1995, Keynote Systems (Nasdaq:KEYN), The Internet Performance Authority(R), is the worldwide leader in e-business performance management services. Over 2,100 corporate IT and marketing departments and 20,000 individual subscribers rely on Keynote's growing range of measurement and monitoring, service level and customer experience management services to improve e-business performance by reducing costs, improving customer satisfaction and increasing profitability.
Keynote is viewed as The Internet Performance Authority due to the company's global infrastructure of over 1,600 measurement computers in more than 50 cities worldwide that capture and store on a daily basis over 60 million Internet performance measurements, frequent media citations quoting Keynote's Web performance data and analysis, the company's market-leading Web performance indices for vertical markets and leading customer research that provides critical business insight into online customer experiences, industry trends and competitive Web strategies.
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