Kyo partner Anvil announces merger with government contractor

Posted by John Mathewson on February 3, 2015

Anvil Dataworks, the leading FileMaker developer serving the Baltimore and Washington, D.C., markets, has officially merged with managed IT services provider Corporate Network Services (CNS) to form a new company, MainSpring. CNS has been providing innovative IT solutions to businesses, government agencies and non-profits in and around our nation’s capital since its founding in 1993.

CNS originally provided cabling services to small businesses before winning its first government contract at Fort Detrick, a United States Army Medical Command installation in Maryland. Since then, it has become a preferred partner of the Department of Defense. Just last month, CNS earned a five-year contract renewal for an Army health information management system known as Medical Communications for Combat Casualty Care, or MC4.

“People have seen us as three disparate companies, and we’ve often acted like it,” says CEO Marshall Micheals, who has taken the same role with MainSpring. “A government contractor, an IT partner and application development shop. With growth comes change, so we’ve restructured our business approach into a true IT strategy and consulting firm. Our goal is to make it easier for clients, partners and our employees to innovate and grow.”

“Like Anvil, Kyo Logic is a member of the FileMaker Academy.”

Anvil was originally launched as an app development branch within CNS in 2009, focusing on FileMaker. The company has worked with the Department of Justice and the National Institutes of Health, and twice been recognized among FileMaker’s partners of the year. As this blog reported in December, Anvil developed the app that a Baltimore company uses to carry out essential safety inspections in Bangladesh textile factories.

Like Anvil, Kyo Logic is a member of the FileMaker Academy, an alliance of expert developers who help organizations of all sizes and across all industries improve their data gathering and recording processes.