Growing Profitably With The New Economy

Even though is technically a new Internet company, it is definitely not an Internet start-up-a factor that makes it stand out in a city full of new dot.coms. What makes so unique is that it is an internally funded company that had most of its staff, some clients, and most importantly, a sterling reputation in place before it officially opened for business this year.

The is an extension of The Adea Group, a privately-held leading global provider of IT and e-commerce staffing and technical-services management solutions. With a three-year growth history of more than 460 percent and five regional offices. The Adca Group has garnered an impressive client base including Broadvision, IBM, GTE, Sabre, Southwest Airlines, Nortel Networks, Ericcson, Cisco, and Compaq-providing its counterpart with an obvious competitive edge. The self-funded Adea Group also provides an affiliation with an award-winning company. A Pacesetter and Fast Tech 50 award-winner and a finalist for Ernst & Youngs Entrepreneur of the Year Award The Adea Group is projecting more than $50 million in sales this year.

“Because The Adea Group is an established organically grown company, was launched without venture capital, acquisitions, or mergers that most Internet start-ups traditionally need,” says The Adea Group President and CEO, Abid H, Abedi.

“ has financial strength and a solid national client base. This puts us in a unique position because we can continue to grow with this new economy, be creative and innovative, and concentrate on offering our clients end-to-end e-commerce solutions,” said Abedi.

Although The Adea Group is the sister company of, they are two entirely separate entities. Unlike its staffing solutions counterpart, is a complete web consulting and services company, offering everything from e-business strategies and creative services to site design and development and e-commerce solutions development.

“We provide our clients with more than just technical help,” says

CEO Deb Davis, who has successfully launched and grown Internet and development business units. “Many companies have a web site just because they need one, but the site is not effectively meeting their business needs and strategic goals. Our team looks at clients’ business strategies and assists them with creating or redesigning their sites to help clients achieve their goals and reach their target audience.”

The offers another advantage in that a clients technical solutions development can be done in its own tech lab, rather than the clients office. Many companies don’t have the proper infrastructure to develop e-commerce solutions and integrate them into existing systems. handles all aspects of a company’s web site and e-commerce solutions, from concept to completion.

“We can customize a solution that integrates what they already have using our technical experience and infrastructure,” Davis says. “What we can provide for a client now in terms of meeting their company goals through the Internet could take them years to do on their own or through other Internet companies that lack the support of a well-respected and proven sister company.”


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