Houston Technology Center Names Three New Client Companies
HOUSTON, TX (July 22, 2003) – The Houston Technology Center (HTC), a business accelerator that incubates Houston-based emerging technology companies, is pleased to announce its newest Client Companies: Augmentix, Cogos Software and Dovarri, Inc. After evaluating business plans and meeting management teams, HTC determined these companies are appropriate matches for its acceleration services and has named each a “Client Company.”
HTC offers Client Companies in-depth business guidance including setting operational goals, advising and consulting on strategic business matters and serving as a coach for the entrepreneur. HTC also will help to facilitate access to professional services and capital.
Augmentix will enhance Dell’s PowerEdge severs to provide the lowest cost, highly available mission critical platforms to the applied computing markets. Dell’s standard server products are improved to include robust environmental attributes, heterogeneous platform management software compliant with the Service Availability Forum Hardware Platform Interface (HPI) standard, server availability management hardware, complete system integration and product lifecycle support. By leveraging Dell’s quality and costs points, Augmentix will provide customers a compelling cost advantage while delivering the attributes necessary for mission critical systems.
Cogos Software provides software and consulting services for knowledge management and virtual work. The organization exists within Andromeda, the company's web-based software designed to support the work of virtual teams working on complex projects. Cogos has international clients in the pharmaceutical, agrochemical, biotech, consumer services, optical technology, software, and energy industries. Cogos provides Andromeda and related consulting services to allow organizations made up of multiple teams to work in a digital environment independent of the barriers of time and distance.
Dovarri, Inc. is a sales-centric customer relationship management (CRM) solutions company. Located in Houston, Dovarri has provided sales force automation software since 1993. The latest release, Dovarri 5.0, is one of the first enterprise software applications written entirely using Microsoft® .NET technology, allowing Dovarri 5.0 to function as a web based program, an enterprise network solution, or a mixture of both. Plus, Dovarri 5.0 gives users the flexibility of interacting with their customer information on any device; desktop, laptop, tablet pc, pocket pc and wireless phone. The Gartner Group recently chose Dovarri as the tool that can “provide companies with a major competitive advantage” and “help them become a CRM success story.” Dovarri provides full service sales force automation and CRM solutions including consulting, integration, training and support.
“The Houston Technology Center is excited to add these three promising companies to our distinctive Client Company list,” said Paul Frison, HTC President and CEO. “HTC will offer our expertise and support to help accelerate the commercialization of these emerging technology companies.”
HTC Client Companies also benefit from HTC’s Service Provider Network, which includes lawyers, accountants, marketing professionals, consultants and others who want to help technology businesses grow and thrive in Houston. And HTC Client Companies that meet eligibility requirements have the opportunity to reside within the incubator space in the 26,000-square-foot Houston Technology Center. Visit www.houstontech.org for more information.
About Houston Technology Center Houston Technology Center (HTC) is a business accelerator that incubates Houston-based emerging technology companies within several key sectors: Energy, Information Technology, Life Sciences, Nanotechnology, and NASA-originated technologies. A non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation, HTC was established to enhance greater Houston’s position as a leading technology city. For more information, visit www.houstontech.org.