11/5/2002 - IONA®, the leading e-Business Platform Provider for Web Services Integration, announced that Italtel, a company operating in voice/data/video integration for the development of next generation telecommunication networks, has selected IONA's Orbix E2A Web Services Integration Platform as the backbone of its enterprise-wide systems integration project.
Italtel's objective is to achieve improved levels of interoperability and information management across all systems and functions within the company. The first phase of the project is expected to be completed by the end of the year and will involve the integration of Italtel's SAP system, its Troubleticket Management system for post-sales operations, and its Integrated Planning and Monitoring tracking system. IONA's Orbix E2A Web Services Integration Platform will facilitate the direct connection of these systems using Web Services, providing a standards-based backbone for current and future business systems integration and ultimately reducing development costs for Italtel.
"Our goal is to achieve increased efficiencies across the organization with improved interoperability between all our IT systems," said Silvano Pozzi, CIO, Italtel. "By selecting IONA's Orbix E2A we are implementing an integration infrastructure based on open standards that will serve the business integration needs of today and tomorrow."
"As competition intensifies across Europe in the telecommunications sector, optimising existing IT infrastructure to improve operational efficiencies and reduce costs is paramount," said Nicola Zenesi, Country Manager, Italy, IONA Technologies. "Integrated operations is an urgent requirement for Italtel, and with the adoption of IONA's Orbix E2A Web Services Integration Platform, they will benefit from an open, standards-based solution that will enable their disparate business applications to interoperate seamlessly."
"The biggest challenge facing organisations around the world is finding a way to leverage existing investments in often proprietary technologies to improve efficiencies," said Barry Morris, CEO, IONA Technologies. "As these organisations look for new and more cost effective ways to rationalize their IT investments for new services and revenue, they are again turning to IONA and our Web Services Integration solutions to provide them the connectivity and flexibility that will keep them ahead of the competition."
IONA is the leading e-Business Platform provider for Web Services Integration with more than 4,500 customers worldwide. IONA Orbix E2A, 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.
Italtel designs, develops and installs new-generation integrated multi-service networks (voice/data/video), with a systems integration capability that ensures tlc fixed and mobile operators and ISPs infrastructure that is reliable and open to networking and future technological developments. Over the past ten years Italtel has invested an average 13% of its revenues in innovation. Revenues for 2001 totalled 924,8 million euro. 52% of employees (1500 people) work in the innovation area. Since 2000, Italtel shareholders are Clayton, Dubilier & Rice, the majority shareholder, Telecom Italia, Cisco Systems, Advent International, Brera Capital and the employees.
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