Open Mountain Establishes Virtual Development Model

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Open Mountain establishes virtual model for software development using local experts, near shore developers and cloud computing to create a virtual development organization.

Open Mountain, Inc. successfully established a new model for development that provides companies with a low cost alternative for staffing a fully functioning technology organization. Companies now have the possibility to outsource their entire product development group reducing the risk and cost of bringing products to market.

"In today's economic climate, companies are looking to get new products developed using cost effective resources that deliver quality results," said Bob Benedict, Open Mountain's CEO. "We provide the leadership companies need to successfully manage technology development at far less the cost of full-time hires. We use our experienced and reliable technology partners to complete the organization."

Traditional outsourcing companies supply engineering headcount, but do not cover the full spectrum of capabilities needed to develop and launch products. Open Mountain provides the missing services including leadership and oversight that are an integral part of every successful development group. Avantica Technologies in San Jose, Costa Rica, the near shore development partner of Open Mountain, supplies experienced engineers to the company who are conversant with the latest technologies for mobile, Web and desktop applications. Cloud computing is the final component of the solution that provides a low cost, highly scalable alternative to expensive operational centers networked with costly servers.

"Open Mountain's leverage of cloud computing to create a 'virtual development' environment provides a core competitive advantage which they pass on to their customers," said Michael Crandell, CEO RightScale, Inc, an Open Mountain partner. "Cloud computing vendors such as Amazon provide the low-level infrastructure computing resources, and RightScale provides the automation, portability and transparency that customers demand to support a complete development solution."

With virtual development, companies like Open Mountain client Brightstorm are able to launch high quality solutions without hiring expensive technology staff. Brightstorm launched a learning network for teens using a team supplied and managed by Open Mountain that worked in close connection with Brightstorm designers and product owners.

"Open Mountain was instrumental in Brightstorm's successful launch in October, 2008," said Jeff Marshall, Brightstorm's CEO. "We had a very aggressive schedule, with a large scope, and a commitment to high quality. Open Mountain helped us achieve all these goals within a limited budget."

Open Mountain successfully creates virtual development groups that provide all the services of a complete technology organization including management, development and operations at a reduced cost to their customers. Companies that need to stay competitive in tough economic times finally have a way to launch new products more cost effectively than before using reliable and capable virtual teams.

About Open Mountain:
Open Mountain, Inc. is a software development company that uses outsource partners to develop products for clients. Companies and startups need a complete and reliable development organization to build innovative technology and launch great products. Open Mountain provides resources and leadership to satisfy all development and technological needs without requiring clients to build their own teams at high cost to the company. Visit their website at


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