It seems some companies have slipped through the doom-and-gloom dragnet and announced some positive developments:
WebLayers, provider of automated SOA governance solutions, announced that it has secured $3 million in funding, is relocating its headquarters to accommodate growth, and signed on Jeff Papows, formerly CEO of Lotus, as their CEO.
Active Endpoints, producer of SOA-based process orchestration and business process management (BPM) systems, announced record 2008 growth in sales and new customer acquisition of its flagship ActiveVOS development system. ActiveVOS new product sales grew 85% in Q4 of 2008 compared to Q3 of 2008. Bookings in Q4 of 2008 increased 106% compared to Q4 of 2007 and year-over-year, bookings in 2008 increased 183% compared to 2007. Active Endpoints said this growth "demonstrates that in these challenging economic times, enterprises are actively looking to improve their core business process applications."
Cordys, a BPM solutions provider, said that its multi-year revenue growth trend is set to continue in 2009 with global balanced growth across the North America, Europe, India and China. Acceleration in strategic account wins through alliance partners and OEMs confirm that the business model that Cordys has adopted, resulted in the doubling of revenues in 2008 compared to 2007.
LiquidHub, a systems integrator and technology consultancy that has been growing at a compounded annual growth rate of 44% over the past four years, announced plans to pursue aggressive hiring and SOA development opportunities in the US and UK.
Hey you companies, get with the program -- all is supposed to be doom and gloom, remember?