Criteron becomes FAST friend

The Norwegian company that bought Convera Corp.'s RetrievalWare search technology business has formed a partnership with a U.S. firm to continue providing the RetrievalWare products to the Defense and intelligence market, the company said.

Criterion Systems Inc. of Vienna, Va., will serve as a reseller and integrator for Oslo, Norway-based Fast Search and Transfer. FAST plans to continue marketing RetrievalWare, and also to try to sell its own technology, possibly integrated with some RetrievalWare components, to Convera's established market base.

FAST will continue to support the entire RetrievalWare product suite, and will honor development commitments Convera had made, company officials said. They reached the definitive acquisition agreement in April.

"We have partnered with FAST because our companies share similar philosophies ? a commitment to innovation, to excellence and to serving the customer mission," said Mike Dillard, senior vice president and chief operating officer of Criterion.

About the Author

Technology journalist Michael Hardy is a former FCW editor.

Reader Comments

Please post your comments here. Comments are moderated, so they may not appear immediately after submitting. We will not post comments that we consider abusive or off-topic.

Please type the letters/numbers you see above

What is your e-mail address?

My e-mail address is:

Do you have a password?

Forgot your password? Click here


  • POWER TRAINING: How to engage your customers

    Don't miss our Aug. 2 Washington Technology Power Training session on Mastering Stakeholder Engagement, where you'll learned the critical skills you need to more fully connect with your customers and win more business. Read More


    In our latest Project 38 Podcast, editor Nick Wakeman interviews Tom Romeo, the leader of Maximus Federal about how it has zoomed up the 2019 Top 100. Read More

contracts DB

Washington Technology Daily

Sign up for our newsletter.

Terms and Privacy Policy consent

I agree to this site's Privacy Policy.