DataSource Provides Enterprise-Wide System for State of Maryland Insurance Administration

DataSource System Will Allow MIA to Move Into the Next Millennium

As a Self-Funded Organization

Jul 15, 1999, 01:00 ET from DataSource, Inc.

    SILVER SPRING, Md., July 15 /PRNewswire/ -- DataSource, Inc., a $18
 million company that provides custom software development, systems
 integration, business process re-engineering, and network services to the
 commercial and government marketplace announces that it is developing an
 enterprise-wide system for the Maryland Insurance Administration.  The system
 will handle the receipt and approval of applications to sell insurance; the
 examination of insurance companies for compliance with Maryland law; the
 investigation of insurance agent licensing issues; and the investigation of
 acts of insurance fraud in the state.  The system will improve and enhance the
 internal processes of MIA by eliminating such repetitive tasks as the multiple
 entry of data by separate units within the administration.  The system will
 allow MIA to move into the next millennium as a self-funded organization.
     The system is being developed using an object-oriented approach to
 analysis, design, and programming.  It is an N-Tier, thin client system
 utilizing a database layer, transaction server, and a servlet engine.  The
 thin client is composed of a series of JAVA applets displayed through a
 Netscape web browser.  Hardware and software used include Windows NT 4.0, Dell
 Poweredge 45300 servers, JDK 1.1, Netscape 54.51, JRUN Pro, Jaguar CTS 3.0,
 and Sybase Adaptive Server 11.9.
     DataSource Inc. has gone from 1 to more than 100 employees in just over
 four years.  "We have grown at a tremendously fast rate because we have shown
 commitment -- to our employees, to our customers, and to the company as a
 whole -- we have been unwavering in our desire to build something of value,"
 said Pamela W. Hopkins, President and Chief Executive Officer for DataSource,
     DataSource, Inc. expects to expand by pursuing large contracts, product
 development, and e-commerce.  The three to five year vision is to become a
 company whose core business comprises complementary products and services.
 Plans are for DataSource, Inc. to continue to grow at a rapid pace.  The
 culture will remain focused on commitment, and the company hopes to be at
 $100M in revenue within 5-7 years.
     Founded in 1994 by Pamela Hopkins, DataSource has gone from a solo
 operation with $230,000 in revenue to more than 100 people, sizable office
 space, a long list of happy clients and projected revenues of $18 million --
 all in under five years. DataSource is headquartered in Silver Spring,

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