OMT Associates Inc. is a small company founded by Michael Blaha. He and several colleagues provide consulting and training services in the areas of object-oriented modeling, database design, and database reverse engineering. The company is active in software technology development and has helped many Fortune 500 companies develop robust business information systems.

Dr. Blaha has authored a number of papers and three books.

The solutions manual for "Object-Oriented Modeling and Design for Database Applications" is now available for purchase directly from Prentice Hall by calling 1-800-947-7700. Ask for
ISBN# 0-13-899121-9.

Michael Blaha's third book will be published in the fall of 2000. Keep a lookout for "A Manager's Guide to Database Technology: Building and Purchasing Better Applications." The book covers strategic issues of database applications -- both operational (transaction oriented) and analytical (data warehouse). It contains many specific recommendations and anecdotes from industrial experience.