Civic Resource Group

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Civic Resource Group today announced that it is initiating the City Development Ecosystem, a group which is chartered to promote new software models for civic organizations to take advantage of next generation applications and cloud infrastructure. It is software interoperability among multiple vendors that makes the City Development Ecosystem possible.

The ecosystem brings together system vendors, software companies, channel partners and end-users looking to promote the adoption of standards-based, interchangeable, easy-to-use, and cloud based technologies into next-generation services for civic organizations. The aim of the group is to spur the adoption of open solutions by integrating multiple vendor software solutions on the open CivicConnect(TM) platform. The charter members of the City Development Ecosystem include Okta, Soasta, ClearVision and VRP with more companies and organizations expected to be announced over the coming weeks.

It is software interoperability among multiple vendors that makes the City Development Ecosystem possible and breaks the existing model of expensive vendor-locked systems that dominate the market today. To this end, some members will simply port their software onto CivicConnect(TM), making them instantly compatible with the open CivicConnect application framework.

CRG, which provides the know-how for E-Governments, is known for its leadership in transitioning governments to the Cloud through its innovative IT platform called CivicConnect(TM) – using Cloud based applications, big data and analytics to improve public sector agencies' ability to serve their constituents and introduce new technologies to drive consumer adoption of E-Government services. Integrating best in class third party applications is a natural extension of the value CRG can bring to civic organizations.

"Building an open ecosystem for Civic Solutions with a variety of diverse partners raises the game for every civic organization looking to simplify their IT, take advantage of the cloud and provide next generation services. This charter group brings this new generation of applications for civic organizations together," said Gregory G. Curtin, Ph.D., CEO of CRG.

About Okta:
Okta is an enterprise-grade identity management service, built from the ground up in the cloud and designed to address the challenges of a cloud, mobile and interconnected business world. Okta integrates with existing directories and identity systems, as well as thousands of on-premises, cloud-based and mobile applications, to enable IT to securely manage access anywhere, anytime and from any device.

More than 1,200 enterprises, including Allergan, LinkedIn, MGM Resorts International and Western Union, use Okta to increase security and employee productivity, as well as lower IT costs and improve compliance. The hundreds of enterprises, thousands of cloud application vendors and millions of people using Okta today also form the foundation for the industry's first Enterprise Identity Network. Okta is backed by premier venture capital firms Andreessen Horowitz, Greylock Partners, Khosla Ventures and Sequoia Capital. To learn more about Okta, visit: .

About Soasta:
SOASTA is the leader in cloud testing. Its web and mobile test automation and monitoring solutions, CloudTest, TouchTest and mPulse, enable developers, QA professionals and IT operations teams to test and monitor users with unprecedented speed, scale, precision and visibility. The innovative product set streamlines test creation, automates provisioning and execution, and analyzes real user behavior in real-time to deliver actionable intelligence, faster. With SOASTA, companies have confidence that their applications will perform as designed, delivering quality user experiences every time. SOASTA's customers are many of today's most successful brands including Avaya, American Girl, Bonobos,, Chegg, Experian, Gilt Groupe, Hallmark, Intuit, Microsoft and Netflix. SOASTA is privately held and headquartered in Mountain View, Calif. For more information about SOASTA, please visit .

About ClearVision:
The leading Software Change and Configuration Management (SCCM) consultancy established in 1997, Clearvision have offices in the UK and USA, with a global customer base that includes government and defense, banks, insurance, petroleum and pharmaceuticals, manufacturing, communication and telecoms. Our experience means we can help you improve software quality while driving down time to market and the associated costs. Learn more: .

About VRP:
VRP Consulting is a systems integrator and custom applications software developer.

In working directly with a commercial or nonprofit organization we write custom software and develop applications that increase business productivity by automating manual or complex processes in your organization.

As a systems integrator we combine data management with accounting, ERP, eCommerce, and Cloud Computing SaaS applications like Salesforce CRM.

As a software developer our organization provides complete custom applications life cycle services, from business analysis to specifications, development, integration, data conversion and migration, support, remote management and maintenance.

In both roles, as a systems integrator or application developer we provide white label services to the Independent Software Vendor channel – building packaged software applications and providing business analysis, customization, delivery, implementation, integration, data management, support remote management and maintenance in their name in their client base. Learn more at: .

About Civic Resource Group (CRG):
CRG is one of the world's leading providers of digital E-Government solutions. CRG provides Cloud based solutions that touch every facet of citizen's lives. Since 2000, CRG has been "Fulfilling the promise of technology" for clients in the broad public sector, helping them to harness digital advances to effectively connect with their target audiences. By leveraging the award-winning CivicConnect(TM) platform and deep domain expertise, CRG has delivered impactful, engaging and cutting-edge solutions that facilitate openness, transparency and efficient service delivery for external and internal users alike. CRG is a new breed of Company with a new approach, blending the best of technology, design and communications in the digital age.

For more information, visit the company's website at

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