LGB Use CENTRE Application for ISO 9000:2001 Certification

FALLS CHURCH, VA July 19, 2006
LGB & Associates, Inc., a Hub-Zone, Native-Hawaiian and Woman-Owned information technology firm, has been recommended for ISO 9000:2001 certification.

“We are delighted to achieve this milestone,” said Li Garcia Ballard, CEO of the woman-owned, native Hawaiian firm. She attributes the implementation of Integration Technology Group’s CENTRE Application (Common ENTerprise REsource) for this success.

“Using CENTRE enabled us to complete the certification process from start to finish in four months,” Ballard said. “The long-term benefit of having the CENTRE tool is only surpassed by the support provided by the ITG consulting staff.”

CENTRE Application is a comprehensive Web-based application that helps IT Services firms integrate and automate the essential operations of their businesses. The use of CENTRE will enhance LGB’s ability to track contract assets, administer customer projects, and manage employee communications between its offices in Hawaii and Virginia.

The proprietary system was developed by ITG, an ISO 9001:2008, CMMI III (Capability Maturity Model Integration) and ADA 508/504 (American Disabilities Act) company. ITG is scheduled for an ISO 20000 registration audit and a CMMI IV appraisal in the fourth quarter of this year. When completed, ITG will become one of only a handful of IT firms worldwide to achieve these quality milestones.

Warren Jackowitz, LGB ISO project manager added that ITG provided a “symbiotic relationship” throughout the company’s ISO certification process.
“It is gratifying and a credit to our development and consulting staff that such a record ISO recommendation could be achieved,” said Michael Angelakis, CEO of ITG. “We are looking forward to selecting and leading other quality-minded companies toward best practices accreditation.”

For more information about CENTRE and Best Practices, contact Lefteris Karmiris at (703) 698-8282, Lefteris.Karmiris@itgonline.com.

About ITG and LGB

ITG is a best practices technical services, software development and systems integration firm established in 1984. ITG has designed, tested, implemented and deployed information technology systems valued at hundreds of millions of dollars. ITG supports more than 100,000 devices in more than 1,230 locations around the world. ITG engineers, staff consultants and subcontractors have provided expertise, tools and hands-on assistance to information technology users across five continents.

LGB has been recognized as the US Department of Transportation’s 2005 “Prime Contractor of the Year”, as well as the U.S. Department of Treasury 2004 “Small Business Partner of the Year”. The firm provides professional services to government and commercial customers, with particular expertise in strategic information technology planning, system and data security, business process definition and reengineering, application development, Internet/intranet-based systems development, network support services, telecommunications services and hardware maintenance. LGB is a HUBZone firm with offices in Honolulu, Hawaii and Fairfax, Virginia.

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