CM First Drinks in the Energy at SXSW 2014

Just One More Reason Why CM First USA Located Its Offices in Austin

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SXSW Chalk Drawing, Courtesy of Capital Factory

John Rhodes, CTO, says, “SXSW is representative of why CM First is located in Austin. Nowhere else can companies find such strong support for entrepreneurs. Austin is attractive to exactly the kind of tech people CM First wants to hire."

Austin, TX (PRWEB) March 24, 2014

South by Southwest (SXSW) has grown since 1987 to become a ‘flash mob’ of creativity, offering new music, independent films and technological innovation. Austin is the perfect breeding ground for this festival that is one part Davos, one part Woodstock and another part ComicCon for geeks; the vibrant, entrepreneurial spirit of the town draws new companies, aspiring innovators and new techies excited to begin their careers. http://sxsw.com/

Mark O’Brien, Business Development Manager for CM First, notes, “Attending this event once again, it was clear that increasing numbers of people are coming primarily for the ‘connectedness’ portion of the program – the part that engages celebrities, businesses and social media experts together to figure out the next steps IT needs to take to stay relevant and valuable. SXSW helps determine and drive the trends of the future.”

John Rhodes, CTO, says, “SXSW is representative of why CM First is located in Austin. Nowhere else can companies find such strong support for entrepreneurs. Austin is attractive to exactly the kind of tech people CM First wants to hire. CM First products are focused on ways to rethink modernization and to reduce technical debt; the tech people here get this message.”

An event featuring such diverse invited guests as Julian Assange, Lady Gaga, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Edward Snowden and Chelsea Clinton and offering Texas hospitality and barbecue brings thousands to Austin each year. This year, over 300,000 attended, many opting for this weekend primarily because of the technological exchanges.

CM First leads in offering companies the opportunity to easily modernize critical, legacy business applications, enabling these applications to offer web and mobile interfaces without costly rehosting or rewriting. This business plan fits the Austin vibe – modern, edgy, and designed for the next generation who demands quick, but robust solutions to technical challenges. For examples of the strategies CM First leads in, visit: http://www.cmfirstgroup.com/initiatives/application-modernization/ and http://www.cmfirstgroup.com/initiatives/mobile-application-enablement/

About CM First Group
CM First is a global software and services company with focus on application modernization, custom development of enterprise applications that support high-performing, and agile development teams in three key areas: Application Modernization for IBM Environments, Custom Application Development Architected and Agile, Tools and Technology for Future Development.

Partner products supported include: CA Plex, CA 2E (Synon), CA Repository, Sencha (ExtJS), and WorkSoft Certify.


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