Established XML Firm Changes Name and Consolidates Services

Architag International: A New Name for an Established XML Firm with Added Capabilities

DENVER, CO. October 01, 1998.

Information Architects today announced that it is changing its name to Architag International Corporation.

This new name and company brings together all of the divisions that are currently associated with Information Architects, thus giving the organization a cohesive message and a defined suite of services: consulting under Architag Solutions; ongoing professional training through Architag University; and the <TAG> Newsletter and technology- and tool-related books published by Architag Press.

According to president and founder, Brian Travis, ``Architag was conceived by using the root of 'Architects' from the company's prior name and 'tag,' acknowledging the use of tags to structure information. We show people how to structure their information to build a foundation that benefits their organization today and in the future. Architag International offers services to assist a company through every step of that process.''

The largest of Architag International's three divisions will be known as Architag Solutions. This division provides consulting services to assist companies in leveraging their information assets. Architag Solutions consultants focus on solving information management problems using XML or SGML, and recommending tools and building complete systems.

``One of our biggest issues was how to get information from paper to electronic formats. We have to be concerned too with delivering that same information over the web,'' said Connie Greaser, Manager, American Honda. ``Information Architects has provided us with solutions that have helped us overcome our information management issues and better serve our customers. The additional expertise and combination of services of Architag International will assist us in our move to web-based information delivery.''

Architag University, formerly SGML University, is the training division. ``SGML University has provided me with a place to take full range of SGML courses,'' said Mike Conley of American Airlines, and an SGML University Alumni. ``These courses are high in quality and have given me information that was necessary to begin implementing SGML at American Airlines.'' Architag University offers a broad range of public and in-plant training courses on XML, SGML and related standards, and the products that support them, as well as system planning and implementation strategies.

Architag Press is the newly formed publishing division of the company. Through the recent acquisition of <TAG> The SGML Newsletter, published since 1987, Architag Press reaches an established world-wide audience. ``Under Architag Press, <TAG> will expand its scope to include articles devoted to XML and SGML application development, integration and aggregation,'' said Deni Travis, Director of Architag Press. Architag Press will also publish and distribute technology- and tool-related books, continuing the work of the former SGML University Press.

``Information management issues are becoming more complex as companies struggle with maintaining and delivering information over the web and other media,'' said Joy Blake, Marketing Director, Architag International. ``Architag has positioned itself as a single resource to offer companies a place to come for information, education, and solutions.''

For more information about Architag International and its services visit the Architag Web Site at, or contact Joy Blake, Marketing Director, 303/766-1336 or e-mail


Architag International
Joy Blake
Tel: +1 303/766-1336