Dutch company SIG (Software Improvement Group) opens UK office
– Rob Zerilli appointed UK Country Manager –
WINDSOR, SEPTEMBER 26, 2011 – The Software Improvement Group (SIG), a Dutch firm that provides objective, verifiable and quantitative assessments of risks related to corporate software systems, is pleased to announce its expansion into the UK. Robert (Rob) Zerilli has joined the company as UK Country Manager.
SIG has a long history of working with corporate clients within mainland Europe, ranging from financial institutions to industrial companies and governments.
”We also work for smaller companies that have questions about how to save money on IT and how to control delivery dates,” said Floris van den Broek, Head of SIG International.
“Software quality related problems arise everywhere in the world. For us it is a logical step to expand our operations to the UK. There is a big IT market, in which we believe many savings are possible. We have seen spontaneous demand for our services from the UK, simply through references and word-of-mouth spreading of experiences from clients in several other countries. We are pleased to have Rob on board to help further serve the UK market.”
Zerilli is based in the Thames Valley and will develop and manage business relationships with customers located in the United Kingdom and Ireland. He is expected to provide a higher level of service to new corporate clients in the United Kingdom & Ireland and increase sales
“I wanted to be part of SIG’s expansion to the UK. At a time when UK organisations are looking at their IT infrastructure more closely, wanting better performance across existing applications or looking to introduce new applications, SIG’s range of services can help UK business extract the full value of their software investments. When budgets are being trimmed and organisations have to do more with less, SIG’s services can help by giving an independent overview of their IT infrastructure, making sound recommendations and certifying the systems so that there is a benchmark for all future development”, said Rob.
Zerilli has worked in the IT Industry for over 20 years, developing business within the corporate market across the United Kingdom & Ireland, as well as mainland Europe via having worked for some of the IT industry’s leading players, Cisco WebEx, Citrix and Fujitsu Siemens. He began his career as an electronics engineer and moved into the IT industry in the late 1980’s. Rob’s expertise and experience will provide SIG with continued success and growth as the company increases its business within the European arena.
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About SIG (Software Improvement Group)
SIG (www.sig.eu) advises clients on Software Quality, Software Risk and Software Economics. It provides management with a fact-based insight into their current IT situation, along with pragmatic and actionable recommendations on how to improve that situation. SIG knows how to govern software projects effectively, when and how to invest in quality improvement, how to rationalize and how to control cost. The company performs both in-depth technical analysis and management level financial analysis and consolidates the two. SIG’s research department advances the state of the art in software research.
SIGs clients are located throughout Europe, and use the company’s services to manage their systems, whether old or new, developed in house or off-shored. SIG boasts an in-house ISO 17025 certified laboratory to perform software analyses, and in association with TÜV (Germany) we certify the quality of software systems. SIG is changing the enterprise software industry by ensuring that quality and risk assessment are part of the procurement process.