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seeing through someone's deception. (*Typically: be ~; get ~; catch ~.) By the time we got on to the con artists, they were out of town. The sheriff got onto Jed, and Jed wanted to get out of town fast.

*onto something

1. Fig. alerted to or aware of a deceitful plan. (*Typically: be ~; catch ~.) The cops are onto your little game here. Fig. having found something useful or promising; on the verge of discovering something. (*Typically: be ~; get ~.) I think we are really onto something this time. lam onto a new discovery.
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We compared ONTOS to other service providers, and felt ONTOS' solution and implementation methodology were superior.
ONTOS has already begun development on the prototype that will be completed within a three-week timeframe.
Morley joined ONTOS as Vice President Finance/Chief Financial Officer and has more than 20 years of financial and management experience in high technology.
Second, ONTOS announced the completion of a $8 million round of financing from its investors, led by Wolfensohn Associates L.
Greg Cornellier, vice president of Engineering at ONTOS, commented that engineers and developers have been amazed by the speed of ObjectSpark and time savings realized with its implementation.
These moves cap a six-month period during which Ontos added five senior-level executives to enhance the company's management depth.
The ONTOS software product, ObjectSpark(TM), enables users to rapidly create distributed applications that leverage object/component technology.
The company's innovative technology platform and its outstanding management team have positioned ONTOS for continuation of its rapid growth," states Robert J.
The ONTOS ObjX Data Server is designed as a turnkey system that implements the ACORD ObjX standards-based component interface technology.
With the E-commerce Roadmap, businesses are able to design and develop maintainable and reusable multi-tier applications in order to support short-term and long-term revenue goals for web-generated business now rather than later," said Robert Huebner, president and chief operating officer, ONTOS, Inc.
As original members of the WinDNAfs Advisory Board, ONTOS and KPMG have independently developed components based on WinDNAfs and ACORD standards.
ONTOS is a privately held corporation, with headquarters in Lowell, Massachusetts.
ONTOS is making this announcement simultaneously with Microsoft's application server technologies announcement, also released today.
Unisys Corporation, a premier provider of solutions to the global financial marketplace, announced today that it has selected the ONTOS*Integrator Development Tool and related services from ONTOS, Inc.