Systemware celebrates "30 Years of Innovation"

    TORONTO, Oct. 22 /CNW/ - Systemware Innovation (SWI) is proud to announce
that today it is celebrating 30 years of providing innovative software and
hardware solutions to the energy, financial, oil/gas and transportation
    "I am very proud of what SWI has accomplished in the past 30 years. Our
consultants have worked on many challenging projects and have established an
unequalled reputation for technical excellence and an ability to deliver
consistently," commented John Wherry, founder of Systemware Innovation and
Chairman of the SWI Group of Companies.
    In the early 1980s, SWI started working on projects in the power
industry, building instrumentation and control systems for nuclear generating
stations. SWI also helped develop the software engineering quality assurance
standards and procedures used throughout the Canadian nuclear industry.
    "Our continued success is a tribute to the dedicated people of SWI who
come to work every day intent on making a positive and meaningful impact on
our clients' businesses," remarked current CEO David Tremaine. "We are looking
forward to our next 30 years with great enthusiasm."
    Through the work in the power industry, SWI developed a strong
appreciation of operational support needs. Seeing the need for proactive
monitoring of mission critical systems, SWI built a server-monitoring product
that was certified for use in the nuclear industry. In 1994, this product
group was spun-off as a separate company called Halcyon Monitoring Solutions,
which went on to build monitoring and management products for Sun, Cisco and
others. Halcyon's PrimeAlert(R) product was the basis of Sun Management
Center, an integral part of every Sun server since 2001. In 2005, Halcyon
started a new venture xkoto Inc. xkoto's GRIDSCALE Database Load Balancing
solution allows customers to utilize previously passive assets in a fully
active database cluster for availability, resiliency and scalability.
    The work with mission critical and safety systems also led to projects in
the rail industry, with SWI developing dispatching systems, environmental
monitoring, and advanced train control systems.
    As part of its objective to maintain strong technical skills in relevant
technologies, SWI has always been an early adopter of significant emerging
technologies. In the early 1990s, SWI used its Unix experience to gain
financial industry clients who were looking for consultants with Unix and
client / server expertise.
    This led to the development of a large financial industry practice, with
SWI involved in the implementation of trading floors, state-of-the-art trading
systems for major brokers, and workflow automation systems for major
investment managers. In 2000, SWI spun-off part of this practice as a separate
company called StraightThrough, which provides products and services to
investment industry. StraightThrough's expertise in CRM led to a new venture
in 2008 called Tier1CRM, which provides vertically specialized CRM products
delivered via the Software as a Service (SaaS) model.
    SWI's wealth of power industry expertise, coupled with our financial
trading knowledge, has helped us play a major role in the development of many
key energy markets systems since 2000. The deregulation of Ontario's
electricity marketplace has also led to many opportunities within this sector.
    SWI is now applying our long history with instrumentation and control and
our technical excellence to help in the worldwide initiative to modernize the
control and monitoring systems used in the oil industry.
    SWI has been a key contributor in the success of over 1,000 projects. Our
consultants work both as attached staff, complementing their clients' project
teams, and on solutions managed at SWI facilities.

    Founded in 1978, SWI is celebrating 30 years of offering unsurpassed
engineering services for the creation of mission critical applications. Let us
know how we can help you during our next "30 Years of Innovation."

For further information:

For further information: David Tremaine, CEO, Systemware Innovation,
(416) 932-4653,

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