Changes at Condor

The guard is changing at Condor Technology Solutions Inc. in Annapolis.

The company said Oct. 4 that Dan Roche will resign as president and chief operating officer to pursue other interests starting Oct. 30.

Kenn Hill, current chairman and chief executive, will replace Roche as president, and Peter J. Jobse will assume the vice president and chief operating officer's role. Jobse is currently vice president of the Enterprise Performance Solutions Division for the technology consulting firm.

"Despite the current softness in the market, I am confident that as corporations increase IT spending in the Enterprise Resource Planning market next year, Condor's growth prospects will be back on track," Roche said in a statement.

In August Condor reported second-quarter revenue of $53.4 million, up 22 percent from the same period a year earlier. The company reported a second-quarter net loss of $600,000 because of impairment charges, restructuring costs, extraordinary items and other non-recurring charges.

Condor employs about 1,000 people in 31 cities. Formed in 1997, it is one of a growing number of public companies that have rolled up dozens of local systems integration and consulting firms around the country under one umbrella.

An Alliance With Dell

A unit of Annapolis-based USinternetworking Inc. said last week that it entered a strategic alliance with Dell Computer Corp. to develop, deliver, and market USi's Enterprise Messaging Service, an Internet-based computer application provider.

"USi is a leader in the fast-growing ASP [application service provider] market," said Gene Austin, vice president and general manager of Dell's Enterprise Systems Group. "By incorporating [Dell's products] into USi's worldwide network of data centers, USi demonstrates a commitment to providing its customers with high quality service and performance," he said in a statement.

Online Office to Expand

Online Office Supplies Co. of Ijamsville, Md. is expanding its corporate offices. The online supplier of office product wholesaler, which employs 35 people, is adding 2,500 square feet to its 3,400-square-foot office and will add 85 employees by this time next year.

Online Office Supplies is a wholly owned subsidiary of E-Commerce Industries Inc. of Fairfax.

Chantilly Firm Sold

American Computer Systems, a computer systems hardware provider in Chantilly, said Tuesday that it was acquired by International Internet Inc. of Boca Raton, Fla.

ACS, which contracts with the General Service Administration, brought in more than $1 million in revenue last year. International Internet develops and operates Internet and direct retail companies, and is looking to expand its business with the federal government.