ICS Announces Commercial Grade Support Service for the Qt Framework
Nokia’s Move to Spin Out Licensing and Services Business Empowers Users with Choice of Suppliers
BEDFORD, MA, March 8, 2011 — Integrated Computer Solutions, Inc. (ICS), the largest Qt training and consulting partner in North America announced today that it is expanding its Qt Support business with a set of tiered offerings targeted at corporations using either the commercial or open source licenses of Qt. This tiered offering includes:
• Independent Qt Support for bug fixes and enhancements
• Premier Qt Service help desk specializing in best practices, architecture, and implementation issues
• Expert Qt Consulting for in-depth project and subsystem implementations
These tiered levels allow customers to tailor their level of support based on their organization’s unique needs, protecting and maintaining their Qt technology investment under increasingly complex conditions. ICS’s Qt Support tiers ensure the success of new and ongoing Qt projects by offering seamless transitions between levels and highly personalized support tailored to customers needs as they evolve. Customers are assigned a designated technical contact who is familiar with their environment and will provide responses within 8 business hours. Visit www.ics.com for more detailed information about each support tier.
“Nokia's decision to separate the ongoing development of Qt from the delivery of Qt support and consulting services will help customers" said Peter Winston, President of ICS. "This decision allows multiple companies to offer tailored support opportunities to Qt users and compete for their business based on price, service levels, expertise and geographic location.”
“ICS had been hearing from desktop developers that the old model wasn’t working for them. Most of the developers purchasing support wanted desktop enhancements, but Nokia was focused on mobile development,” continued Winston. “ICS’s expanded support offerings give desktop developers access to commercial grade support and a say in which features should be enhanced.”
“Qt is an advanced development framework with many companies from diverse industries using it for desktop, embedded and mobile development,” continued Winston. “Since the acquisition from Trolltech, Nokia has been a great home for Qt, and we hope their commitment continues. Along with Nokia, there is a rich and vibrant community around Qt that stands ready to uphold and strengthen the Qt eco-system to ensure success.”
Integrated Computer Solutions, Inc. (ICS) is the leading expert in Qt, MeeGo, and GUI application development. As the largest independent Qt consulting firm in North America, ICS has extensive experience solving development challenges for all types of Qt applications, including MeeGo initiatives and applications leveraging the latest Qt functionality. ICS is also a Nokia, Qt-Certified Training and Consulting Partner and has provided training and consulting services to most of the Fortune 500.