CollabNet and MSDevelop Partner to offer Agile and Cloud Development Solutions to Fast-Growing IT Industry in Brazil

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Strong adoption of Agile, open source, DevOps and cloud development in Brazil bodes well for partnership of leading IT companies

BRISBANE, CALIF. AND SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL, April 23, 2012 — CollabNet®, a leading provider of enterprise cloud development and Agile ALM solutions, and MSDevelop, a Brazil-based IT services firm, today announced a partnership to jointly deliver Agile- and cloud-based development and deployment solutions to software-driven organizations in Brazil. MSDevelop will now offer and fully support CollabNet’s suite of products and services to help enterprise IT organizations adopt and scale Agile methodologies and emerging cloud development practices to improve productivity, collaboration and customer value.

In addition to supporting CollabNet products and services in the region, MSDevelop is establishing a new development practice based on CollabNet platforms and its deep domain expertise, with targeted emphasis on government and financial markets. The companies also will conduct a four-city seminar tour slated for Brasilia, Porto Alegre, Recife and São Paulo later in the year. For complete and continued information please visit a new web page the companies have established at (http://visit.collab.net/msdevelop.html).

“Latin American countries, and Brazil in particular, are emerging as technology leaders with a highly educated workforce, support from all levels of society and an acceptance of the innovations being made around open source, Agile and cloud computing,” said Bill Portelli, co-founder and CEO for CollabNet. “We are extremely excited about the opportunity to join forces with MSDevelop and to expand our global reach into one of the fastest-growing IT markets in the world.”

CollabNet helps organizations adopt modern and collaborative approaches to software development, with an emphasis on distributed team environments, Agile methods and cloud development and deployment. Its products support application lifecycle management (ALM), Agile project management and cloud development across the enterprise – with world-class training and consulting services available to help with transformation success. MSDevelop brings more than 19 years of IT experience, combining strong domain expertise in the areas of governance, business intelligence, consulting and outsourcing. Through its partnership with CollabNet, MSDevelop is poised to increase its leadership role in the area of software development.

“Software innovation is a key component to the success and growth of the IT industry in Brazil, and MSDevelop is committed to advancing the art of software development and deployment together with our customers and partners,” said Augusto Streppel, president of MSDevelop. “Partnering with CollabNet, and having access to both its technology platforms and customer success experience, will be a great value to our current and future customers throughout all regions of Brazil.”

Together with CollabNet, MS Develop will now offer expanded services around Agile, Scrum, ALM, DevOps and cloud development and deployment to enterprises throughout Brazil. The company has assigned a dedicated delivery team to support and deploy CollabNet products and services to its customers, and the two companies will jointly collaborate to help early adopters of Agile scale practices across the enterprise. It has and will continue to be an active member of the thriving Agile community in Brazil, participating in industry events like Agile Brazil.

About MSDevelop

As a professional IT services resource for almost two decades in Brazil, MSDevelop combines domain expertise and experience with leading technologies for a complete IT solution, producing positive ROI for its customers. It provides IT services in the areas of governance, business intelligence, consulting and outsourcing – whether a single project or managing all of a customers’ IT assets. With CollabNet, MSDevelop now offers expanded services around cloud development, Agile, ALM and DevOps-IT to enterprises throughout Brazil, as well as to Brazil's public sector entities. The company is strategically located in the heart of Brazil’s greatest business centers: Brasilia, Porto Alegre, Recife and São Paulo.

About CollabNet

CollabNet is the recognized leader in enterprise cloud development and Agile ALM, with more than 7,000 global customers that range from single workgroups to large enterprises. Its deep open source roots include the creation of Subversion, the industry leading version control system with millions of users. CollabNet helps enterprise customers build and deploy better software through its focus on collaboration, enterprise Agile methods and cloud development and computing. Many CollabNet customers improve productivity by as much as 70 percent, while reducing costs by 80 percent. Its solutions include TeamForge®, the industry-leading Agile ALM platform for distributed development, ScrumWorks® Pro for Agile project management, Subversion Edge for managed source code management, Codesion™ for cloud-based development and deployment, and a range of Agile-based training, consulting and transformation services. For more information, please visit (www.collab.net).

Press Release
April 23, 2012