Nearshore Americas

US Software Developer DataArt Buys AW Systems

U.S. custom software development firm DataArt has expanded into Latin America by acquiring consulting specialist AW systems. Financial details of the deals have not been made public.

AW Systems offers a wide range of IT services, including web engineering, systems integrations and collaboration solutions. Among its clients are United Technologies Aerospace Systems, Oneworld Alliance and Habitat for Humanity International.

DataArt will soon launch its first Latin American office in the Argentine capital to develop software for its clients in industry verticals including finance, media, healthcare, travel and M2M.

New York City-based DataArt looks to retain all the employees of AW Systems and take on board its founders – Allan Wellenstein and Alistair Wandesforde – as partners. Wellenstein will lead DataArt’s new usability practice while Wandesforde will assist in integrating AW Systems into its new owner.

“We’re thrilled to have such a strong addition of experts to our team,” said Eugene Goland, Co-Founder and Managing Partner at DataArt.

The Buenos Aires center will not only develop software for the company’s Latin American clients but also U.S. clients. And they will work alongside the company’s New York office, whose headcount has doubled over the past years.

“North American clients will have the option of being served out of a delivery location in their time,” DataArt said.

With about 1,200 engineers, DataArt is serving more than 350 clients in North America and Europe. It specializes in enterprise application development, but also offers several other technology services, including systems integration and developing business automation tools.

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Founded in 1997 by Eugene Goland, DataArt runs several R&D centers in Europe, and maintains an office in the United Kingdom.

Narayan Ammachchi

News Editor for Nearshore Americas, Narayan Ammachchi is a career journalist with a decade of experience in politics and international business. He works out of his base in the Indian Silicon City of Bangalore.

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