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Dovèl Technologies Acquires ZapThink LLC

August 15, 2011 No Comments

SOURCE:  Dovèl Technologies

Dovèl Technologies today announced the acquisition of ZapThink LLC as part of its continuing strategy to expand its scope, capabilities, and thought leadership in Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) and Cloud Computing and related technologies. ZapThink is now a wholly owned subsidiary of Dovèl Technologies.

“Our customers are looking for direction on the realities and use of SOA to make it possible to reach the Cloud,” said Paul Leslie, CEO of Dovèl. ”With the ZapThink team, we can now offer vendor-agnostic advice, SOA training and certification, as well as the means to develop an enterprise approach to address today’s critical challenges with a roadmap to the Cloud.”

ZapThink provides its audience of over 20,000 senior IT executives, enterprise architects, and other IT practitioners with thought leading content, training, advisory, and expertise into the critical trends shaping the future of enterprise IT. In particular, the company has built a brand around its SOA and Cloud Computing expertise. Its flagship offering is the Licensed ZapThink Architect (LZA) course, which provides training and certification on SOA & Cloud Computing around the world. ZapThink has certified over 1400 individuals to date, and will continue to offer an expanded LZA curriculum.

“By joining with Dovèl Technologies, we will be able to draw on the expert resources within the company and their real-world experience in implementing Cloud and SOA in federal systems,” said Ronald Schmelzer, Managing Partner of ZapThink. “This expanded pool of talent and experience will enrich the training experience and allow us to create more customized courses to further educate the market on the realities of SOA and Cloud.”

Dovèl provides high-end software and application development for clients across the federal government including defense, public heath, and transportation. Dovèl’s Technologists have been instrumental in the design and implementation of some of the most mission critical and innovative systems in government today including the Department of Defense Travel System, DoD OneStop, DoD Business Transformation Agency engineering support including development of a SOA Strategy Implementation approach, Food and Drug Administration Emergency Operation and MARCS Recall Systems, and Federal Aviation Administration System Wide Information Management System.

“Our team has received ZapThink training over the years and we follow their newsletter for the latest insights around the implementation of SOA and Cloud,” said Dov Levy, co-Founder and Chief Technologist of Dovèl. “We are incredibly excited to bring their expertise in-house to provide a unique combination of software development theory and practical implementation for our customers.”

As a subsidiary of Dovèl, ZapThink will continue to offer the LZA course to federal and commercial customers as well as produce the well-respected ZapFlash newsletters and cutting edge advisory, content, and guidance. Jason Bloomberg will continue as President of the ZapThink subsidiary of Dovèl Technologies. Ronald Schmelzer will help manage the transition of existing customers and content. ZapThink will soon offer an enhanced training schedule as well as additional services and offerings that leverage and augment the capabilities of Dovèl Technologies.

“Joining with Dovèl gives us a fantastic opportunity to expand the reach and impact of our training and original content by tapping into the people and experiences throughout the company,” added Jason Bloomberg, Managing Partner of ZapThink.

About Dovèl Technologies

Dovèl Technologies provides high-end software and application development to government clients. Dovèl is recognized as an industry leader in Service Oriented Architecture (SOA), using the approach to create low-impact approaches to process, communicate, and store mission critical information. Clients include Food and Drug Administration, Department of Defense, U.S Census Bureau, Department of Education, and the Federal Aviation Administration. Dovèl has been appraised at CMMI level 3 and its annual quality report receives accolades from industry leaders such as Capers Jones, who has listed Dovèl in the category of ”Companies That Utilize Best Practices” along with IBM, Amazon, Google, and Apple. To learn more visit

Founded in October 2000, ZapThink, LLC ( is an information technology strategy advisory firm. As a recognized authority and master of Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) and Enterprise Architecture, ZapThink provides its audience of IT practitioners, consultants, and technology vendors with practical advice, guidance, education, and mentorship solutions that assist companies in leveraging architecture to meet their business needs and presenting viable solutions to the market. We provide this audience a clear roadmap for standards-based, loosely coupled distributed computing – a vision of IT meeting the needs of the agile business.


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