IonIdea provides software development and information technology (IT) consulting services for businesses that hit on the idea of outsourcing some of their IT load. Typical services include e-business and executive assessments, application and systems software development, requirements analysis, quality assurance, and application support. Its customers come from a variety of industries such as financial services, telecommunications, media, technology, and electronics, as well as the public sector. IonIdea works from locations in Virginia and California; it also has overseas locations in India. The company was founded in 1991 by chairman and CEO Kishan Anahthram and president Brindala Mallappa.