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Information Builders Announce a New Alliance Program

Originally published November 23, 2005

Information Builders, the enterprise business intelligence standard of choice for organizations around the world, recently announced a new "Platform Solution Provider" alliance program targeted at IBM systems resellers. The program is designed to promote business intelligence on the new IBM System z9, as well as IBM eServer zSeries, iSeries, BladeCenter, and pSeries running Linux.

Given the program's initial success in reaching out to the zSeries market, Information Builders is now pursuing resellers that target iSeries and pSeries customers. Many of the zSeries resellers already partner with Information Builders on other IBM platforms and representation in those markets is quickly growing with each additional partnership.

Information Builders' business partner program will focus on bringing enterprise business intelligence to Linux on all of IBM's platforms in conjunction with the hardware, systems support, and service that IBM's systems resellers provide. The combination of hardware, software and services provided by the partnerships will allow the creation of a business intelligence platform solution package for each of the hardware platforms supported.

"Server consolidation savings, reduced management costs and attractive hardware and software pricing give Linux a total-cost-of-ownership (TCO) advantage in many scenarios," says Gerald Cohen, CEO of Information Builders. "This reduced TCO is driving continued interest in Linux as an operating system. We recognize the value that Linux represents to our IBM customers. To aid their efforts, we have made WebFOCUS the only business intelligence product to natively support Linux on all IBM server platforms- iSeries, pSeries, xSeries, the mainframe and BladeCenter."

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