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ISO Certification with Help of Integration Technologies Group
(ITG) Best Practices IT Services
FALLS CHURCH, VA- May 11, 2009 – SiloSmashers,
a comprehensive management and technology consulting firm, has
obtained ISO 9001:2008 certification in record time through the
use of Integration Technologies Group, Inc. (ITG) Best
Practices IT consulting services.
"We had a strategic goal to attain the ISO certification,"
said SiloSmashers CEO Angela Drummond-Rodgers. "As a federal contractor, ISO
certification gives us a bit of a competitive edge and some government
procurements require certifications."
The process of obtaining certification begins with a
comprehensive evaluation of a company’s internal processes, which often
leads to significant process improvements. "Working with ITG is a good
process for any organization to go through," Drummond-Rodgers said of
the 24 year-old organization. "While working to obtain the ISO certification
we also reviewed existing practices and made adjustments, where necessary.
We are always seeking ways to develop a quality product for our clients
and obtaining the certification forces you to be more disciplined in all processes."
ITG works with companies to help them obtain globally
recognized certifications, including ISO certifications. ITG CEO Michael
Angelakis said, "It was a pleasure working with SiloSmashers, a well
organized company committed to quality. For ITG, providing Best Practices
consulting services provides an opportunity to hone our skills, learn
from our clients and become a better company. We congratulate Angela
Drummond-Rodgers and the senior management of SiloSmashers for their
dedication in making a good company even better".
Achieving the ISO certification not only requires that
an organization implement ISO Best Practice processes, but that they also
understand them. "Working with ITG was instrumental in helping all members
of the SiloSmashers team obtain this understanding," said SiloSmashers
Senior Vice President of Operations Dick Sherwood.
"It certainly is helpful if you have someone who understands
and is very conversant in ISO 9001 to lead you through the certification
activities and help you understand why you're doing what you're doing, what
it means, and how it relates to the certification process," said Sherwood.
"ITG gave us a road map that led us to the point where we were certifiable."
ITG then trained SiloSmashers teammates in the new processes, including
In addition to being better positioned to bid on certain
government contracts, SiloSmashers now has a proven ISO structure in place
to help them manage their day-to-day operations. "We are much more conscious
as a company about tracking operations, doing what we say we do and documenting it,"
said Sherwood. "ITG has helped us with our continued effort at containing
usable and valuable metrics with how we do business."
ITG is a global, Best Practices IT
Services Company providing IT managed services, Best Practices consulting, and
accessibility solutions. Since 1984, ITG has designed, tested, and delivered over
$400 million in information technology systems in over 1,230 locations in 70
countries around the world. ITG is an ISO 9001:2008, CMMI III (Capability Maturity
Model Integration) and ADA 508/504 (American Disabilities Act) company.
Founded in 1992, SiloSmashers
is a comprehensive management and technology consulting firm with expertise in program
and project management, business transformation, IT strategy and execution, and
marketing, communications and outreach. SiloSmashers works with clients to solve
problems and eliminate barriers by bridging communication gaps, fixing broken processes,
and building collaboration and consensus.
For more information, contact Lefteris Karmiris
at (703) 698-8282, or visit www.itgonline.com. ITG is a partner to the Software Engineering
Institute (SEI), and a member of the American Society for Quality (ASQ).