U S WEST Communications Inc. calls on Viasoft for ESW Technology to improve maintenance productivity.PHOENIX--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 27, 1997--
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Viasoft Inc. (NASDAQ/NM:VIAS VIAS Victorian Institute of Animal Science
VIAS Visualization Information Archival/Retrieval Service (National Center for Supercomputing Applications)
VIAS Vietnam Institute for America Studies ) has received an Existing Systems Workbench(R) contract to help increase software productivity and maintenance efforts at U S WEST Communications Inc., Denver.
U S WEST will be using Viasoft's ESW ESW Eschwege (German license plates)
ESW Engineers for a Sustainable World
ESW Earth Science Week
ESW Emergency Service Water
ESW EuroSkyWay (network)
ESW Electro Slag Welding (R), an integrated suite of software development tools, in conjunction with Viasoft professional services (job) professional services - A department of a supplier providing consultancy and programming manpower for the supplier's products. to deploy the toolset in an Insourcing (1) Doing work with inhouse employees. Contrast with outsourcing.
(2) Creating jobs in your country by an organization that is foreign owned. Contrast with outsourcing. solution. The total project is expected to be completed in 1997.
Viasoft's Insourcing(SM) is a business solution that combines ESW technology with project management support of Viasoft's consultants to help large organizations improve productivity in the management and enhancement of their mission-critical applications.
Organizations have experienced significant productivity gains from Viasoft's Insourcing, allowing them to redeploy re·de·ploy
tr.v. re·de·ployed, re·de·ploy·ing, re·de·ploys
1. To move (military forces) from one combat zone to another.
2. staff to new projects, reduce the cost of maintaining applications, shrink enhancement backlogs and reduce the overall costs of supporting applications.
U S WEST has already begun deployment of ESW to users at multiple locations to initiate the training process. Concurrent with the ESW training will be application assessment and proactive maintenance Proactive maintenance is a maintenance strategy for stabilizing the reliability of machines or equipment using Proactive maintenance services. Its central theme involves directing corrective actions aimed at failure root causes, not active failure symptoms, faults, or machine wear planning activities which will be consolidated into an enhanced maintenance process for the U S WEST team. This process will ensure U S WEST's ESW skills are applied for optimum productivity enhancement.
U S WEST Communications (NYSE NYSE
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USW US West Telecommunications (stock symbol) ) provides telecommunications services to more than 25 million customers in 14 western and midwestern states. The company is one of two major groups that make up U S WEST, a company in the connections business, helping customers share information, entertainment and communications services in local markets worldwide.
U S WEST's other major group, U S WEST Media Group, is involved in domestic and international cable and telephony, wireless communications, and directory and information services See Information Systems. .
Viasoft is a leading provider of business solutions, consisting of integrated technology and specialized professional consulting services, designed to enable customers worldwide to cost effectively manage and automate the evolution of their enterprise applications.
With headquarters in Phoenix, Viasoft provides sales and services through regional offices in the United States and a network of subsidiaries and distributors internationally. For more information on Viasoft's products and services, visit the company's World Wide Web site at http://www.viasoft.com .
The statements made in this news release that are not historical facts contain forward-looking information that involves risks and uncertainties.
Important factors that may cause actual results to differ include, but are not limited to, risks associated with technology development and commercialization, market demand and acceptance, the impact of competitive products and services, the company's ability to manage growth and to successfully complete and manage acquisitions of technology or businesses, the effect of economic and business conditions including risks inherent in international operations and other risks detailed from time to time in the company's Securities and Exchange Commission filings. -0- NOTE: Viasoft's Insourcing is a service mark and Existing Systems Workbench is a trademark of Viasoft Inc.
CONTACT: Viasoft Inc., Phoenix
Linda Vande Vrede, 602/952-0057, ext. 1309