November 28, 2006 11:40 ET

OmniTI Promotes Laura Thomson to Principal

Web Development Guru and Best-Selling Author Laura Thomson Gains Responsibility of OmniTI's Customer Engagement Experience

COLUMBIA, MD -- (MARKET WIRE) -- November 28, 2006 -- OmniTI, a global provider of internet-based solutions and professional services for mid-to-large organizations, today announced that OmniTI's director of web development, Laura Thomson, has been appointed as a principal of the company.

As principal, Thomson is responsible for ensuring that OmniTI builds and delivers the most appropriate web-based solutions to meet the specific requirements of each client. Thomson's new role has expanded to include guaranteeing optimal quality during every OmniTI customer engagement. This includes ensuring that all client solutions are scalable, highly secure and able to perform on a level that exceeds customer expectations. She is also responsible for growing OmniTI's web development and client services teams as well as internal training.

"For more than a year and through her unparalleled knowledge of PHP and related development technologies, Laura has dedicated herself to developing exceedingly progressive web-based solutions for OmniTI's customers," said George Schlossnagle, Principal of OmniTI. "With Laura now at the helm of OmniTI's client services, combined with her experience building teams with highly defined skill sets, I am confident that our service quality will elevate to even higher levels. Laura's contribution here has been tremendous, and OmniTI and our customers are fortunate to have her."

Steven Manning, CEO of FYMCorporation, a strategic marketing and creative agency and an OmniTI client, added, "At FYMCorporation we have developed a considerable number of large and complex web properties since the inception of the commercial side of the web, using some of the best talent in the world. I have worked with Laura for a while now and have found that her comprehension of PHP web development is truly exceptional and unmatched. Laura and her team encompass a unique and most welcome combination of technical skills and marketing knowledge. And Laura's seemingly endless Aussie cheer is infectious. OmniTI is truly the elite provider of web-based professional services anywhere. Prospective OmniTI clients are not likely to find the level of OmniTI's knowledge, expertise and commitment to customer quality elsewhere."

Thomson is the co-author of the best-selling open source programming book of all time, "PHP and MySQL Web Development" (3/e, Developers Library 2004), and also co-authored "MySQL Tutorial," and served as tech editor of several other books.

Thomson speaks at industry leading conferences worldwide on web development and Open Source subjects. For more than a decade, she has engaged in IT consulting, research, and training, and has acted as technical editor and reviewer for books and book proposals on topics as diverse as PostgreSQL and object-oriented software engineering.

Thomson earned her Bachelor of Engineering (Computer Systems Engineering) (Honors First Class) and Bachelor of Applied Science (Computer Science) (with Distinction) from RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia. Thomson is currently completing her PhD in Computer Science in the area of privacy preserving personalization and digital identity. She has received multiple awards, including the CCH Emerging Technology award for developing online legal services, and was nominated for a Jolt Productivity Award for her PHP and MySQL book.

About OmniTI

OmniTI is an internet technologies consulting company offering a comprehensive suite of professional services for organizations requiring large scale, business critical web application development. OmniTI specializes in full-cycle design and development of scalable Internet architectures, as well as web application security and performance tuning. Founded in 1997 and headquartered in Columbia, Maryland, OmniTI has a network of channel partners in North America, Europe and Asia. For more information please contact OmniTI at 877-887-3031 or visit us on the web at

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