VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Feb. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Tasktop Technologies (www.tasktop.com), creators of the Eclipse Mylyn project and a leader in Agile Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) integration and productivity, today announced that the company has been named a finalist in the best employer category for 8th Annual Small Business British Columbia Successful You Awards (http://www.successfulyou.ca/). The awards are a province-wide event that recognizes and celebrates the important contributions BC’s entrepreneurs make to their local communities and global economy.
“These awards celebrate the excellence of successful small companies in British Columbia just as the small business community itself exemplifies the entrepreneurial spirit of our province,” said Colin Hansen, minister of finance and minister responsible for small business. “Fifty-seven percent of British Columbia’s private sector jobs are with small businesses and the sector accounted for almost a third of total provincial GDP, the highest of all provinces.”
Tasktop created Tasktop Enterprise task management and ALM integration tools to help software developers become more productive by making it effortless for them to organize their work around tasks and automatically present the most relevant source code and project management information associated with each task. The end result is that developers and other stakeholders in organizations no longer have to waste time repeatedly searching and scrolling for the information they need to get work done, since Tasktop Enterprise shows only the information relevant to the task-at-hand.
The concept of a task-focused interface was developed over several years of university research conducted by Tasktop co-founders, Dr. Mik Kersten and Dr. Gail Murphy at the University of British Columbia. During that time, Kersten and Murphy refined and validated the technology through a large-scale peer-reviewed study which demonstrated with statistical significance that programmers using the task-focused interface code more and click less, getting more done.
“The recognition of Tasktop by Small Business BC indicates the world class talent and passion of our employees and the rapidly growing demand for our productivity and collaboration tools,” said Kersten, CEO of Tasktop Technologies and creator of the open source Eclipse Mylyn project. “This award also exemplifies the benefits provided by the Canadian government’s R&D programs and reinforces the ability for BC-based high tech companies to make an impact on the global marketplace.”
Winners in each of the award categories will gain prestigious local, regional and national exposure and recognition and will be revealed at the Awards Ceremony at the Hyatt Regency Vancouver on March 29, 2011.
About Tasktop Technologies
Tasktop Technologies is the company behind the Eclipse Mylyn ALM integration framework and its revolutionary task-focused interface technology. The task-focused interface is proven to make developers more productive by showing only the relevant information for each task, dramatically reducing search time and facilitating multitasking. Tasktop Enterprise is the company’s commercial product based on Mylyn, with task-focused support for web browsing, time tracking, documents, email, calendars and commercial ALM components. Tasktop also provides consulting, connector development services and training to the growing number of companies adopting the task-focused paradigm and tools. For more information please visit (www.tasktop.com).
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