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Inc. Magazine Unveils Its Fourth Annual Exclusive List of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies

January 15th, 2013

The James Group, LLC. Ranks No. 2311 on the 2013 Inc. 5000 with Six-Year Sales Growth of 109%

NEW YORK, January 04, 2013 — Inc. magazine today ranked The James Group, LLC. NO. 2311 on its fourth annual Inc. 5000, an exclusive ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The list represents the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy—America’s independent-minded entrepreneurs. Music website Pandora, convenience store chain 7-Eleven, Brooklyn Brewery, and Radio Flyer, maker of the iconic children’s red wagon, are among the prominent brands featured on this year’s list.

“The leaders of the companies on this year’s Inc. 5000 have figured out how to grow their businesses during the longest recession since the Great Depression,” said Inc. president Bob LaPointe. “The 2010 Inc. 5000 showcases a particularly hardy group of entrepreneurs.”

The James Group, LLC. provides integrated business and technology solutions to solve complex operational challenges, which improves your bottom line. We deliver Document Management, Application Development, Systems Architecture, Business Process Re-Engineering and Project Management solutions to clients in the public and private sectors. We are a widely recognized leader in Oracle Solutions, Enterprise Content Management and .NET applications and are proud to provide established results in several other technological environments. We understand that technology itself does not solve business challenges. Our services employ thorough business process analysis to accurately define the requirements of our projects. Our solutions are grounded in goal-directed processes and supportable technology. We deliver end-user acceptance and improved customer service.

The James Group, LLC. is a growing, dynamic company headquartered in Columbus, Ohio. We have a staff of proven business leaders and senior technical professionals, who have decades of public and private sector experience. Our flexible consulting approach allows us to apply our team to the life cycle of your project or to provide specialized staff who will augment your existing team seamlessly. Our method of project management is founded on open and direct communication to ensure project success. Our methodology includes assessing, designing, developing, delivering and supporting business solutions…with character.
The 2010 Inc. 5000, unveiled today on, serves as a unique illustration of the profound changes taking place in the U.S. economy. The Government Services sector showed the biggest gain in terms of the number of companies on the list, up 33 percent from last year to 335 companies. Government Services was also the second-fastest-growing sector in terms of median revenue growth, posting a 202 percent gain over the 2006-2009 measuring period. More than half of these companies are based in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. The fastest-growing sector by median revenue growth was Real Estate, now just a tiny group of 38 young, small companies, which showed 231 percent median growth over the period. (There were 121 Real Estate firms on the inaugural Inc. 5000 in 2007.) Business Products & Services is the top industry by number of companies on the list (640) and total revenue ($80.7 billion), while Health is the biggest by total employment (287,726  jobs).

Despite the fact that most of this year’s measuring period of 2006-2009 took place during the latest recession, aggregate revenue among the companies on the list actually increased to $321.6 billion, up more than 50 percent from last year. The effects of the recession are seen, however, in the median three-year growth rate, which dropped to 96 percent from last year’s 126 percent. This year’s Inc. 5000 employ a record 1.4 million people, up from one million on last year’s list. With unemployment remaining stubbornly high, policymakers and business leaders will do well to look to the Inc. 5000 companies for fresh ideas on achieving growth and creating jobs.

Complete results of the Inc. 5000, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, region, and other criteria, can be found on


J. Kevin Leahy, CEO
Email: kevin.leahy [at] jamesgrp [dot] com
Phone: (614) 560-5339

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Oracle APEX Developer

January 14th, 2013

The Oracle APEX Developer is responsible for consulting on Oracle engagements, including design, implementation, upgrade, and/or extension of existing applications developed using Oracle APEX. Qualifications for this position are as follows:

Required Qualifications

  • High School Diploma/GED
  • At least 2 years experience in OBIEE or legacy product
  • At least 2 years experience in data integration
  • At least 2 years experience in data modeling
  • At least 2 years experience in project management and team leadership
  • At least 2 years experience in reporting/dashboard development
  • English: Intermediate

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree

The primary skills required are:

  • Knowledge of SQL, and PL/SQL. Must have proficiency in designing queries and understanding database schemas. Must be proficient in PL/SQL;
  • Experience in Oracle APEX. Must be knowledgeable in creating new applications and be able to quickly learn and modify existing applications;

US Citizenship Required .

Please submit your resume and position of interest to:

Workshop: Using Oracle Business Intelligence & Analytic Applications in Education

January 4th, 2013

Workshop Date: January 18th, 2013, 9:00 A.M. - 11:30 A.M.

Using Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition (OBIEE) and Analytic Applications to enable better decisions, actions and accountibility through pervasive delivery of information.

Please join us for an interactive workshop highlighting our experience in the K-12 market using OBIEE and eScholar’s Complete Data Warehouse.  The James Group will cover the State of Ohio Department of Education and Prince George’s County Public Schools, 18th largest district in the US, within DC metro area.

The James Group will show attendees how State of Ohio migrated from Discoverer to OBIEE in months to obtain reporting results needed and including a host of disparate data sources to better report within the State Data Warehouse D3A2.  Also, we will explore how PGCPS’s new enterprise performance management system will help them deliver personalizied dashboards that include data from across the enterprise including data from student, HR, and financials systems to assist in real time decision making, use data to reward employees based on peformance and provide principals with greater autonomy coupled with accountibility for results.

The workshop will highlight uses of Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition in Education using eScholar’s Complete Data Warehouse.  The James Group will display overall reporting functionality of OBIEE and give specific benefits relating to OBIEE leveraging the eScholar Complete Data Warehouse.

Workshop: Advanced Hands-on Oracle Business Intelligence Workshop

October 16th, 2009

Workshop Date: November 4, 2009 12:00 P.M. - 3:00 P.M.

Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition (OBIEE) is the most comprehensive portfolio of technology and applications for enabling the insight-driven organization, including leading BI applications, BI platform technology, and data warehousing. With the #1 market share in business analytics, OBIEE enables organizations to gain complete and timely insight, distribute intelligence pervasively, and drive more effective actions and processes.

OBIEE  is hot-pluggable with Oracle and non-Oracle environments so customers can fully leverage existing data sources, systems and applications.  Organizations can benefit from reduced cost, complexity and a unified BI infrastructure by offering comprehensive integrated solutions that are optimized for Oracle database, middleware and applications.

This workshop will educate power users of Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition (OBIEE) in Advanced topics, such as security, data modeling and RPD file development.  The James Group’s Senior Technical OBIEE Developers will help attendees understand the complexities of fully deployment and usage of OBIEE.

Boost Oracle Performance 20X with SSDs from Pillar Data Systems

October 14th, 2009

Critical Applications Now Deliver Real-time Results; Energy Consumption Cut in Half, €400,000 in Cost Savings

San Jose, California – October 14, 2009 – When SETAO replaced its NetApp NAS system with the Pillar Axiom™, it provided the perfect architecture for the company’s Solid State Drive (SSD) deployment. Société d’Exploitation du Tramway et du réseau de bus de l’Agglomération d’Orléans (SETAO) manages the urban transportation network of the city of Orléans, France which transports about 100,000 passengers per day.

As part of that responsibility, the company runs a robust traffic simulation application to explore different re-routing scenarios for the best solution to a major accident or other traffic problem. Additionally, SETAO embarked on a new government security project to store and manage video from about 500 municipal surveillance cameras. In order to accommodate the sophisticated simulation application - while not hindering its performance with the massive amounts of archived video - SETAO decided to deploy SSD Bricks in its Pillar Axiom storage system.

“We had already seen our applications run seven to 10 times faster when we initially brought in the Axiom,” said Olivier Parcollet, IT Manager at SETAO. “But when we added the SSD Brick, it was beyond what we expected. We can run our simulation application 20 times faster using SSD, and we’ve also benefitted from huge cost and energy savings with the added efficiency measures.”

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The James Group announces partnership with Pillar Data Systems

December 11th, 2008

Columbus, OH (October 23, 2008) - Kevin Leahy and Bill Myers, partners and founders of Columbus-based The James Group announced a new partnership with Pillar Data Systems of San Jose, California that will expand and enhance its data storage services today.

“The storage needs of businesses and governments are increasing daily as organizations try to meet the demand of retention and compliance,” Myers said. “We strive to find and partner with the best of breed technology solution providers enabling us to offer solutions to our clients that meet and exceed their needs.”

The partnership will provide The James Group’s clients with base flexible and affordable storage at a time when businesses and government agencies are being called upon to securely retain large amounts of data.

“Not only does Pillar provide a valuable solution, but Pillar allows organizations to grow as their storage needs increase.” Leahy said.

The James Group’s partnership with Pillar Data Systems follows a host of other partnerships the company has established to better serve its clients. Those include: Oracle; Microsoft; Hyland Software; Dell; Hewlett Packard; Anydoc; VMware; Stor Serve and Microsolved, Inc.

Oracle completes acquisition of BEA

May 8th, 2008

Oracle is pleased to announce the completion of its acquisition of BEA Systems, Inc. BEA is now a wholly owned subsidiary of Oracle.

Oracle’s primary focus is 100% customer and partner satisfaction. They plan to make the combining of the two companies as seamless as possible for everyone, and to deliver added and immediate value. Oracle’s commitment to middleware and the success of existing middleware customers is reflected in its comprehensive portfolio of products, adoption of standards, and the customer’s ability to run, secure, adapt, and expand their businesses with the world’s fastest growing family of middleware products.

Together, Oracle and BEA plan to provide a complementary, best-in-class middleware portfolio that spans Java Application Servers, transaction processing monitors, SOA, business process management, user interaction and Web 2.0, identity management, business intelligence, and Enterprise Content Management.

Oracle Unveils Strategy for Service-Oriented Security.

April 14th, 2008

Today at the RSA Conference 2008, Oracle will outline its vision for Service-Oriented Security. By decoupling hard-coded security features from enterprise applications to create reusable, standards-based security services and protocols which any application can consume, Service-Oriented Security enables organizations to simplify and centralize several critical security processes including authentication, authorization, user administration, role management, identity virtualization and governance, and entitlement management, as well as audit and control.
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Oracle to Acquire BEA Systems.

January 16th, 2008

Oracle Corporation (NASDAQ: ORCL) and BEA Systems (NASDAQ: BEAS) announced today they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Oracle will acquire all outstanding shares of BEA for $19.375 per share in cash. The offer is valued at approximately $8.5 billion, or $7.2 billion net of BEA’s cash on hand of $1.3 billion. “We expect this deal to be accretive to Oracle’s earnings by at least 1-2 cents on a non-GAAP basis in its first full year after closing,” said Oracle President and Chief Financial Officer Safra Catz.”The addition of BEA products and technology will significantly enhance and extend Oracle’s Fusion middleware software suite,” said Oracle CEO Larry Ellison.
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VMware to Expand Desktop Virtualization Solution with Acquisition of Thinstall.

January 15th, 2008

VMware, Inc. (NYSE: VMW), the virtualization software leader, today announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Thinstall, a privately-held application virtualization software company headquartered in San Francisco. VMware is acquiring Thinstall to expand its desktop virtualization capabilities which help customers better provision, deploy and update desktop environments.
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