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Abator Founder Passes Away at 69


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Abator Founder and CEO Joanne Peterson passed away on March 22, 2021 at the age of 69.

One of Pittsburgh's technology pioneers, Joanne founded Abator in 1984 to offer a variety of IT project management, applications development and technical support solutions; and employ its expertise as an 8(a) WBE-certified organization related to diversity certification programs and requirements.

"Treat people well, build lasting relationships, deliver on your promises and do the right thing even when no one is looking."

Abator's focus is in building long-term relationships through strong performance in Business, Process, Information, Database/Systems Analysis and Administration; Software and Systems Engineers; Programmers; Project Management and more. Abator's core competencies are comprised of data-centric N-tier Client/Server applications development; ERP implementations; systems engineering (all platforms); data warehousing and data administration; migration and modernization; and, various system support activities.

Abator's traditional IT consultancy supports government and commercial clients with engagement teams and solutions to meet critical business, legislative or regulatory challenges. Core competencies include system integration; information and project management; systems, applications, web and mobile app development; technical support; system engineering; data warehousing and database design.

Abator's not-so-traditional new services include: to identify and assist MWBE businesses on their path to certification; and, 360-Access, its service mapping accessibility features of public spaces for people with disabilities.

"Treat people well, build lasting relationships, deliver on your promises and do the right thing even when no one is looking" was Joanne's mantra. These four principles are the bedrock of Abator's longevity.  In a world where technology changes overnight, Abator collaborates with customers, consultants and suppliers providing practical solutions for software development, technical support, migrations & modernization or quality assurance.

Read Joanne's obituary here.

Listen to Joanne on TechVibe Radio announcing the its new Access 360 site last July.