<company> The company founded in 1974 by Edward Yourdon
to provide educational, publishing, and consulting services in state-of-the-art software engineering technology.
Over the next 12 years, the company grew to a staff of over 150 people, with offices throughout North America and Europe.
As CEO of the company, Yourdon oversaw an operation that trained over 250,000 people around the world; the company was sold in 1986 and eventually became part of CGI
, the French software company that is now part of IBM
The publishing division, Yourdon Press (now part of Prentice Hall), has produced over 150 technical computer books on a wide range of software engineering topics; many of these "classics" are used as standard university computer science textbooks.