10/25/2002 - IONA®, the leading e-Business Platform Provider for Web Services Integration, announced four new strategic partnerships. Systems integrators, C_Sar and eXXcellent solutions in Germany and Sinapsi and Eurix in Italy join a network of over 80 partners worldwide currently working with IONA to solve large-scale enterprise-wide integration problems.
The partnerships will combine the consulting and information technology (IT) services experience of the systems integrators with IONA's award winning Orbix E2ATM Web Services Integration platform.
The Partner Program is a core strategy for IONA, as alliances between systems integrators and software integration vendors become increasingly prevalent in addressing the scale and complexity of enterprise integration. In July 2001, IONA established a Global Alliances organisation dedicated to servicing and supporting working relationships with industry partners including, systems integrators, independent software vendors (ISVs) and Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs), with a dedicated team in EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) established in May 2002.
According to Fergal McDonnell, IONA's Director of Alliances in EMEA, the dynamics of the integration market have shifted as solving the integration problem has become more complex. "Today, most organisations' IT infrastructure is characterised by a maze of non-compatible systems. A jungle of disparate solutions serving numerous different functions," explains McDonnell. "Addressing this state of dis-integration has increased in scale and complexity and become a critical enterprise-wide issue."
Industry partnerships are vital in ensuring enterprise customers receive the highest levels of business consultancy and technical expertise. "Partners are critical to the success of IONA and our customers," said Robert Sandie, Vice President Global Alliances. "Our focus is on supporting the leading system, software and services organisations who target global 2000 companies and will be a key driver of our continued success in this market."
The IONA Global Alliances organisation provides dedicated business and marketing support to IONA's growing network of industry partners, including over 20 of the world's leading systems integrators, KPMG consulting, CSC, PwC Consulting, Tata Infotech, Toshiba, Bull Italia and HP Services.
IONA is the leading e-Business Platform provider for Web Services Integration with more than 4,500 customers worldwide. IONA Orbix E2ATM, which consists of the award-winning Orbix E2A Web Services Integration Platform and Orbix E2A Application Server Platform, enables the flow of information across disparate systems and the liberation of application assets for new business opportunities. Founded in 1991, IONA® (NASDAQ: IONA) is headquartered in Dublin, Ireland, with U.S. headquarters in Waltham, Massachusetts and offices worldwide.
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