Sponsors

Agile2010 is the premier international conference in agile development. The conference looks forward to hosting more than 1500 participants from all over the world in one of North America’s most exciting cities, Orlando, Florida.

Take advantage of this effective opportunity to market your company, products and/or services to the most influential people defining and leveraging agile software development practices today. We offer several sponsorship levels with excellent marketing opportunities and benefits within each category.

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Sponsor Liaison:

Phil Brock - Agile Alliance, USA

Media Sponsors:

Pollyanna Pixton - Accelinnova, USA

Title Sponsors

Rally Software

Rally is the leader in Agile application lifecycle management (ALM) dedicated to making distributed development organizations faster and leaner by dramatically cutting the time, cost and effort needed to deliver high quality applications. According to a study by QSM Associates, companies that rely on Rally's Agile ALM products and services are 50% faster to market and 25% more productive than industry averages.

Rally's products were honored with four consecutive Jolt Awards (the software industry's equivalent of the Oscar® award) in 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009.

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VersionOne

VersionOne is recognized by agile practitioners as the leader in agile project planning and management tools. By simplifying the process of planning and tracking agile software projects, we help development teams consistently deliver quality software faster.

Since 2002, companies such as Adobe, Dow Chemical, Lockheed Martin, Motorola, Novell, Sony and Symantec have turned to VersionOne to help provide greater value to their customers. Today more than 10,000 teams from over 100 countries use VersionOne’s agile management tools to streamline and standardize their iterative development efforts.

Built specifically for Agile methods, VersionOne offers the most feature rich, easy to use agile management tools available.  Using VersionOne, all project stakeholders can work together to easily coordinate project plans, priorities and progress. Providing over 60 reports and dashboards, no other Agile management tool delivers more project visibility and insight.

Whether you’re a small, single team just getting started with agile development or a multi-team, multi-location global enterprise, with VersionOne you’ll get the best tools in the industry backed by pioneers in agile project planning and management.

VersionOne.   Start small. Scale smart.  READ MORE

Platinum Sponsors

CollabNet

CollabNet leads the industry in Agile application lifecycle management (Agile ALM) in the Cloud. The CollabNet TeamForge™ ALM platform, CollabNet Subversion software configuration management (SCM) solution, and ScrumWorks® project and program management software enable teams using any environment, methodology, and technology to increase productivity by up to 50% and reduce the cost of software development by up to 80%. The company also offers training, including Certified ScrumMaster training, software development process improvement services, and an innovative community management approach to driving enterprise development success. As the founder of the open source Subversion project, CollabNet has collaborative development for distributed teams in its DNA. Millions of users at more than 2,500 organizations, including Applied Biosystems, Capgemini, Deutsche Bank, Reuters, and the U.S. Department of Defense, have transformed the way they develop software with CollabNet. For more information, visit www.collab.net

IBM

At IBM, we strive to lead in the innovation of the industry's most advanced information technologies. Jazz is a next-generation technology platform for collaborative lifecycle management, leveraging open standards and Agile practices. Uniquely attuned to global and distributed teams, the portfolio of Jazz products enables all members of the extended development team to collaborate more effectively. Our core Agile offerings are Rational Team Concert for managing change and building working software, Rational Quality Manager for ensuring fitness for use and Rational Requirements Composer for ensuring business and customer collaboration. Join us in the exhibit hall for an Agility Fitness Test and receive our community edition of Rational Team Concert which is free for 10 users, forever! For more information see: www.ibm.com.

ThoughtWorks

ThoughtWorks, Inc. is a global Custom Software Solutions provider, focused on Agile-based systems development, consulting and transformation services to Global 1000 companies. The company has pioneered many of the most advanced and successful Agile methods of software development and best practices used in the industry today. At its core, ThoughtWorks helps its clients maximize investment and performance across a portfolio of complex, business-critical applications, while reducing time and risk. The company's products division, ThoughtWorks Studios, offers technology solutions to manage the entire Agile development lifecycle through its innovative Adaptive ALM solution™, comprised of Mingle® (Agile Project Management Platform), Go® (Release Management) and Twist® (Automated Testing). ThoughtWorks employs 1,500 professionals to serve clients from offices in Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, India, the United Kingdom and the United States. For more information please visit www.thoughtworks.com

Gold Sponsors

Fabasoft

Fabasoft is a leading European vendor of software products for the consistent and efficient handling of electronic documents and business records. With its most recent software product, Fabasoft Folio Cloud, the company is also one of the leading providers of cloud services for secure and trusted collaboration over the Internet. Available in 15 languages Fabasoft Folio Cloud can be accessed on a variety of client platforms and mobile phones. Developers appreciate the free of charge SCRUM application provided with Fabasoft Folio Cloud that facilitates the implementation of agile projects in cross-company scenarios and in the enterprise.

Fabasoft, established in 1988, is a public company headquartered in Austria with offices in Germany, Switzerland, Italy and Boston, MA.   READ MORE

Hansoft

Hansoft is an integrated solution for agile and lean development, collaborative scheduling, real-time reporting, bug tracking / QA, workload coordination, portfolio and document management, used by the most demanding software developers in more than 20 countries. The tool is fast and easy and builds on principles of team empowerment, increased communication, transparency, and collaboration. Newly released Hansoft 6.1 also contains support for Kanban as well as new and improved release and sprint burndown charts. Download a free 2-user trial at: www.hansoft.se.

qaSignature

QA Solutions Optimized for Agile Development.   Companies employ Agile to speed time-to-market and deliver better products. However, statistics reveal that improvement has been marginal. The problem: success depends on the ability to execute daily full regression tests of entire applications, including analysis.

qaSignature's qaOptimization™ SaaS solution solves the Agile dilemma with nightly full regression; improving time-to-market, productivity and quality. qaOptimization provides front-to-back regression and complete analysis in less than 24-hours, with virtually no manpower needed – the equivalent of 800+ labor days – every day.

Healthcare IT (formerly Ardais) provides an example of how qaOptimization integrated with Agile development quadrupled team productivity, saved $1 million and earned Ardais the CIO Award for productivity.   READ MORE

Silver Sponsors

AccuRev

AccuRev is a US-based software vendor focused on optimizing and automating the software development process for organizations challenged with todayís highly evolving geographically distributed, parallel and Agile software development environments. More than 500 organizations around the world rely on AccuRev software to develop, release and maintain their mission critical applications. For more information see: www.accurev.com.

Software Development Tools

Atlassian

Atlassian creates bug tracking, collaboration and software development tools that help more than 18,000 teams deliver products faster, from concept to launch. With massively popular products JIRA & Confluence already well established as industry standards within the issue tracking and collaboration markets, GreenHopper is rapidly becoming the new industry standard for agile project management. Whether you simply manage a backlog, or practice a strict Scrum or Kanban approach, Atlassian GreenHopper delivers truly agile project management regardless of your agile development approach. Interested in agile? Learn from Atlassian's own agile story or get started from $10 for 10-users.

ATSC

ATSC, formerly Number Six Software, is a leading provider of agile development services that helps our clients achieve REAL results, REAL fast. We focus on complex and critical business problems in need of a technical solution, attack our client's challenges with passion, and develop a complete solution on time and on budget. We have multiple Certified Scrum Masters and are able to leverage a variety of toolsets to help accelerate your results. ATSC is headquartered in McLean, VA with offices throughout the US.   READ MORE

JetBRAINS

JetBrains, the creator of widely acclaimed IntelliJ IDEA and ReSharper, is a leading vendor of professional software development tools. We strive to make developers more productive through smart and innovative software solutions, and continuously earn the trust of thousands of developer teams worldwide.

JetBrains offers a range of quality IDEs and tools for .NET, Java, Ruby, PHP, and Web developers, along with agile teamwork facilitation tools. These include TeamCity - a highly scalable continuous integration server with a distributed build grid and prompt feedback, and YouTrack - a lightning-fast keyboard-centric issue tracker. For more information see: www.jetbrains.com.

Microsoft

Microsoft Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2010 is the collaboration platform at the core of Microsoft's application lifecycle management solution that automates the software delivery process and enables organizations to effectively manage software development projects throughout the IT life cycle. Team Foundation Server 2010 enables the team to be more agile, collaborate more effectively, and deliver better quality software while building and sharing institutional knowledge. Project artifacts and data from work item tracking, source control, builds, and testing tools are stored in a data warehouse and powerful reporting and dashboards provide historical trending, full traceability and real-time visibility into quality and progress against business intent. For more information see: www.microsoft.com/visualstudio.

Ness Software Product Labs

Ness Software Product Labs is a Ness global service line that provides software product expertise – from concept through development to market support – delivered via collaborative "extended product labs." Ness operates software R&D labs for more than 60 ISVs and customers reliant on professional grade software to generate revenue. Ness's SMARTCreate platform leverages Ness Adaptive Agile(sm), a hybrid distributed Agile methodology, Ness's Engineering Effectiveness Model, and Rally's Agile Lifecycle Management solutions. Utilizing its technology centers across India and Central and Eastern Europe, along with onsite and local presence in North America, Europe, Israel, and Asia Pacific, Ness provides full lifecycle collaborative support to develop, deploy, sustain, and deliver services around your products. For more information see: www.ness.com/spl.

Net Objectives

Net Objectives helps companies improve the ability of their software development organizations to respond quickly to changing opportunities and challenges. We provide assessments, consulting and training across both all roles and all levels of an organization. By using next generation Lean-Agile methods, we help our clients transcend the limitations of first generation agile methods that most companies attempting Agile have hit. Our consultants are thought leaders in the industry – having written several award winning books and being sought out speakers at prestigious conferences. For more information see: www.netobjectives.com.

Object Mentor

Object Mentor is the industry leader in Agile training and transitioning enterprises, both large and small, to Agile Software Development. Our approach tackles the organization from top to bottom, Executives to Project Managers, Quality Assurance to Business Analysts and especially Developers. Our mentors have experience with all modern platforms and languages as well as embedded and legacy systems. For more information see: www.objectmentor.com.

Perforce Software

Perforce Software is the leading version management system for all source code and digital assets. It has an elegant design that scales and it helps enforce workflow policies for all your tasks.

Achieving maximum productivity from Agile workflow is possible when anchored by a fast and flexible Software Configuration Management solution. To promote rapid delivery of high quality products, Perforce supports continuous integration, automated build and release cycles, and accelerated collaboration. For more information see: www.perforce.com.

ProjectCards

Deliver on time and on budget using ProjectCards, the most flexible tool to manage Agile projects. Designed to be used by everyone on your Agile project team, including remote team members, ProjectCards is available as an Eclipse plug-in or as a standalone multi-platform client. Use a simple spreadsheet-like user interface to plan and prioritize your stories. Track and update the progress of the current iteration in the Dashboard with drag and drop feature. Use the auto-generated Burn-down charts to monitor your project's health. ProjectCards is easy to adapt to your preferred Agile Management process. Why not simplify Agile Project Management? Leading your team to a successful project starts here: www.projectcards.com.

QSM

Quantitative Software Management Inc. (QSM) was established in 1978 and helps organizations reduce the overall expense of software and systems development projects. QSM's SLIM software tools and consulting enable organizations to effectively estimate, track, and benchmark their software projects.

SLIM-Estimate - The premier project estimating tool and method based on an extensive historic database. This tool estimates the cost, schedule, effort, size, staff, reliability and risk on projects.
SLIM-Control - The project oversight tool used for tracking the cost, schedule, effort, size, staff, reliability, and risk on projects.
SLIM-Metrics - The productivity and quality metrics analysis and benchmarking tool for projects.

Tasktop

Tasktop Technologies (http://tasktop.com) helps teams realize the benefits of Agile with its revolutionary task-focused interface, open source Eclipse Mylyn ALM integration platform, and award-winning Tasktop Pro. Tasktop is the only solution that automatically connects development activity with Agile planning and ALM, dramatically easing the adoption of leading Agile tools and methodologies. Tasktop improves project management visibility and collaboration through one-click multitasking for coding, collaboration, and planning activities, and is integrated with over 50 ALM solutions. Come by our booth where we will be unveiling a brand new Agile productivity tool that will transform the way you work.

Urbancode

Urbancode is the technical leader in Agile build and release management solutions since 2001. AnthillPro offers the only complete Enterprise Continuous Integration platform to get your builds and deployments under control: Replace manual script-driven bottlenecks with web-based self-service automation. Provide agility & control in harmony with fast feedback and audit trails. Customers in the financial, banking, insurance, software and high-tech industries achieve end-to-end automation using .NET, Java, and/or native technologies. Urbancode's unique products integrate with SCM, issue tracking, change management, test automation and IDE tools. Founded in 1996, Urbancode is headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio. For more information see: www.urbancode.com.

Urban Turtle

At Pyxis Technologies, with our wide experience in Agile approaches (Scrum), we developed Urban Turtle to transform your TFS into an Agile tool. Urban Turtle's interactive and intuitive interface will enable you to manage your projects Agilely. Plan your sprints and follow your progress in a single view. With Urban Turtle, your TFS will fully support iterative development cycles. Help your team succeed: adopt an Urban Turtle!   READ MORE

Userlytics

Userlytics is a remote testing service that allows designers, developers and product managers to watch compelling videos of users conducting tasks on prototype or operational UIs. Setting up tests is extremely simple, and results can be viewed within hours of ordering a test. For organizations that need to reduce the time and cost of SW development, improve the customer experience, decrease the costs of both QA and customer service, and improve the ROI of SW development, Userlytics is the Agile choice. A picture is worth a thousand words, but a video is worth a thousand pictures. For more information see: www.userlytics.com

Valtech

Many of the world's most successful companies turn to Valtech for software and expertise that meets the business need. Valtech is a global provider of high performance enterprise software development, outsourcing, and organizational transformation services. Valtech delivers strategic software consulting, lean and agile‐focused software engineering, skills training and coaching. Valtech's OnDemand services are focused on one single outcome: Delivering business agility. Serving customers across a variety of industries, including finance, travel, energy, media, high‐tech and online, Valtech OnDemand offerings result in priority business ideas and products converted to working, tested and deployable software every two weeks. For more information, please visit www.valtech.com.

Wipro Technologies

Wipro Consulting Services is a division of the Wipro Ltd (NYSE: WIT), a $5 Billion enterprise that employs over 100,000 employees across the globe. We offer Business Advisory, IT consulting and Risk and Compliance services designed to improve business performance, drive operational efficiency and maximize ROI. The Process Excellence Practice within Wipro Consulting Services offers deep process re-engineering expertise across business as well as IT processes, which aim at achieving cost reduction to the tune of 10 -30 % through IT organizational re-design, process optimization, delivery efficiency, vendor and contract optimization based on Wipro's rich experience and industry best practices like CMMi , ITIL , CoBIT , PMBOK , Six Sigma and Lean. For more information see: www.wipro.com.

Additional Sponsors

Accelinnova

Accelinnova helps you accelerate business agility within your organization. Face it, you've heard a lot of consultants say they can come in and fix your particular issues, things like speed-to-market, new product development, improved operations, or what-have-you. Our approach is quite different. We are NOT going to tell you the answers. We provide you with a set of proven leadership tools, described in our book, Stand Back and Deliver (Addison Wesley, 2009) - tools that you can put to work today!   www.accelinnova.com

Esther Derby Associates, Inc.

At Esther Derby Associates, inc. we work with clients to build productive work environments for developing software. We don't have one-size-fits all solutions to push; rather, we explore each situation, listen, and gather information. Then we recommend actions that fit our clients' context and unique needs.

Esther Derby, Esther Derby Associates, Inc. 612-724-8114  READ MORE

FutureWorks Consulting, LLC

Partnerships & Possibilities for High Performance

FutureWorks Consulting is pleased to sponsor internet access for Agile2010.

Working with FutureWorks, companies and individuals define the path toward their best work climate and highest performance. Together we'll design a plan for turning your Agile vision into reality.   READ MORE

GN Studio

GNstudio is a pure development company that relies on agile development. Each project is a challenge and all our team members devote themselves with passion to the tasks assigned. We believe that the collaboration between GNstudio and its customers is the way to deliver robust software in time. We consider each project not as an external job but as a job of our own, and this is why we don’t release code that is not functional and clean.   READ MORE

Inflectra

SpiraTeam by Inflectra is an integrated Agile Lifecycle Management (ALM) system that manages your project's requirements, releases, iterations, test cases, issues and stories in one comprehensive web-based environment. Deployed by more than 450 customers worldwide, SpiraTeam is the premier system for optimizing project delivery, reducing waste and delivering projects on-time, on-budget. Inflectra is a privately held software company dedicated to providing customers with the means to effectively and affordably manage their software development lifecycles.   READ MORE

Intelliware Development

Intelliware is a leading practitioner of Agile software development practices which ensure the delivery of timely, high quality solutions for their clients. Headquartered in Toronto, Canada, Intelliware is engaged as a technical partner by local, national and global organizations in sectors that span financial services, E-Health, retail, manufacturing, and government.   READ MORE

Rothman Consulting Group

We help people manage their product development. If you are in IT, R&D, Engineering, or IS, we understand your issues about making systems that do what your customers need. We are wedded to what works for you, not any particular methodology.   READ MORE

Scrum Alliance

The Scrum Alliance is a not-for-profit professional membership organization created to share the Scrum framework and transform the world of work. The Scrum Alliance's purpose is to increase awareness and understanding of Scrum, provide resources to individuals and organizations using Scrum, and promote the iterative improvement necessary to succeed with Scrum. The Scrum Alliance hosts Scrum Gatherings and supports Scrum User Groups, providing a forum for interactive learning throughout the world. Membership is open to graduates of CSM and CSPO courses, those who have completed the CSD track, and our Certified Scrum Professionals, Certified Scrum Trainers, and Certified Scrum Coaches. For additional information about the Scrum Alliance please visit: www.scrumalliance.org.

SolutionsIQ

A leading provider of Agile consulting and training, SolutionsIQ meets the needs of individuals, teams and organizations by integrating certification training, coaching, workshops and management consulting into a comprehensive program. SolutionsIQ enables companies through a blend of training, consulting, outsourced development, and talent acquisition to improve their ability to deliver commercial-grade software. For additional information please visit: www.solutionsiq.com.

Sterling Barton

AgileEVM is a value-focused decision-support tool. Developed by Chris Sterling and Brent Barton, AgileEVM enables organizations to evaluate the financial return of Agile projects, and more quickly identify cost, schedule, scope and quality issues.

Keep your task boards – report and communicate to leadership through AgileEVM! Visit: www.agileevm.com or call 1-800-478-172

Quality Tree Software

Quality Tree Software, Inc. has been helping software organizations grow quality from the ground up since 1998. Elisabeth Hendrickson, president and founder, is an internationally recognized thought leader in Agile Testing. Our clients range from small startups to members of the Fortune 100 across a diverse range of industries.   READ MORE

Media Sponsors

Addison-Wesley/Prentice Hall (Pearson)

Addison-Wesley and Prentice Hall are the leading publishers for information on Agile software development. With classic titles on Use Cases, eXtreme programming, Agile software development and Agile project management, programmers, developers and managers will find essential information for producing and sustaining high quality software. We are proud to bring you the best resources from the experts including Alistair Cockburn, Jim Highsmith, Craig Larman, Mike Cohn, Mary Poppendieck, Tom Poppendieck, Robert C. Martin. Martin Fowler, and Kent Beck among others.   READ MORE

Agile Journal

Agile Journal is the premiere social networking community for agile focused on providing members need-to-know information and resources they need to develop software for an agile business and enables members to interact with their peers in a focused business environment with With a readership of over 60,000 the Agile Journal online magazine is a must read for software professionals involved in developing agile applications. Join the community at  www.agilejournal.com.

Agile Project Leadership Network

Agile Project Leadership Network (APLN) is a non profit organization that is focused on making people great project leaders by focusing on the values set in the Declaration of Interdependence: continuous flow of value, frequent interactions with customers and shared ownership, manage uncertainty, unleashing creativity and innovation in individuals, group accountability, and development of situational specific strategies, processes and practices. Find out more at   www.apln.org

Application Development Trends

The Application Development Trends (ADT) web site, www.ADTmag.com, is a leading enterprise architecture development Web site featuring the latest enterprise development news, trends, best practices, vendor announcements and more. Covering a host of topics, platforms, frameworks and languages, the Web site provides valuable insight about all aspects of the application development lifecycle.

Featured channels on ADTmag.com include: Agile/Scrum, ALM, App Modeling, Collaboration, Database Development, Eclipse, Enterprise Architecture, Java, Mobile/Wireless, .NET , Open Source, QA/Testing, Security, SOA , Virtualization and Web Development/RIA.

ADT also features e-newsletters written by the ADTmag.com editors. These e-newsletters cover the latest news and trends about specific segments of the enterprise development market and include: AppTrends, Enterprise Architect Insight, Java Insight and SQL Pro Insight. Visit www.adtmag.com  www.ADTmag.com to subscribe to the newsletters.

Better Software Magazine

Better Software is the magazine for software professionals who care about quality. Each issue brings you relevant, timely information to help you build better software. Continuing to deliver in-depth articles on testing, tools, defect tracking, metrics, and management, it's the only commercial magazine exclusively dedicated to software professionals. Within the pages of each issue you'll find heavy hitting articles about solutions to common management problems, coverage on emerging technologies, and more. Read More.

Cutter Consortium

Cutter Consortium's mission is to help organizations leverage technology for competitive advantage and business success through its content, training, and consulting -- all of which is provided exclusively by the world's leading IT experts. Cutter's Agile Project Management practice, led by director Jim Highsmith, helps your company achieve agility by uniting cutting-edge ideas on collaboration, governance, and measurement/metrics with agile practices, such as iterative development, test-first design, project chartering, and onsite customers. You learn how to create a culture that enables innovation and delivers high return on investment. Learn more at  www.cutter.com

IEEE Computer Society

The IEEE Computer Society strives to be the leading provider of technical information and services to the world's computing professionals. The IEEE Computer Society offers its nearly 100,000 members a comprehensive program of publications, meetings, and technical and educational activities, fostering an active exchange of information, ideas, and innovation. No other professional or commercial organization comes close to matching the Computer Society in terms of the quality, quantity, or diversity of its publications. Headquartered in Washington, DC, the society serves its members from offices in Los Alamitos, CA, and Tokyo. The society is the largest technical society within the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). See us at www.computer.org.

InfoQ

InfoQ.com is an independent online community focused on change and innovation in enterprise software development, targeted primarily at the technical architect, technical team lead (senior developer), and project manager. InfoQ is one of the few sites in the world with Agile-specific daily news written by domain experts, articles, video interviews, video conference presentations, and free books for download. Visit  www.InfoQ.com/agile for more information.

Manning Publications

Manning Publication publishes computer books for professionals—programmers, system administrators, designers, architects, managers and others. Our focus is on computing titles at professional levels. We care about the quality of our books. We work with our authors to coax out of them the best writing they can produce. We consult with technical experts on book proposals and manuscripts, and we may use as many as two dozen reviewers in various stages of preparing a manuscript. The abilities of each author are nurtured to encourage him or her to write a first-rate book. Visit  www.manning.com for more information.

Methods & Tools

Methods & Tools is a free e-newsletter providing practical expert knowledge for software development professionals. Methods & Tools gives software development ideas more than one page to express themselves and covers all aspects of software engineering: project management and planning, methodologies, software quality & testing, configuration management, etc. Past and future issues contain many articles on agile project management, requirements definition and practices applied to software development activities like programming, testing and configuration management.   READ MORE

Projects@Work

Projectsatwork.com is the only business-to-business online magazine, e-newsletter, market research and email resource of its kind, addressing over 350,300 PM & IT professionals and executives who have front-line responsibility for all areas and all industries of project management — including people, technology, tools & services. Are you looking for practical project information, agile case studies, best practices, industry news, product reviews and requirements research? Sign-up today for your FREE subscription at   www.projectsatwork.com

SDTimes

BZ Media's SD Times is the Newspaper of Record for the software development industry. Read by software industry management as well as enterprise software development managers, architects, project leaders and senior developers, SD Times features news and analysis on the entire software development life cycle, including extensive coverage of Agile and related techniques and companies. Qualified subscribers may receive SD Times for free by applying at   www.sdtimes.com

SearchSoftwareQuality.com

SearchSoftwareQuality.com is the online community for developers, architects and executives interested in building secure and quality software. Get information on software quality management, software testing and quality assurance (QA), application threats and vulnerabilities, software maintenance and bug tracking, and how to build quality and security into the software development life cycle (SDLC). SearchSoftwareQuality.com also provides in-depth coverage on how to ensure quality using different development models and methodologies, like Agile development. Read more at  www.searchsoftwarequality.com

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