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Information Builders Partners With Unisys to Offer the Most Scalable Enterprise Business Intelligence and Integration

  • 22 July, 2003 14:45

<p>MEDIA RELEASE</p>
<p>Information Builders' WebFOCUS 5 Enterprise Business Intelligence Suite and the Unisys ES7000 Family of Enterprise Servers Offer Scalable Solutions That Enable Better Decision-Making at All Levels of Organisations</p>
<p>Sydney – 22 July, 2003 – Information Builders, the leader in enterprise business intelligence (BI) and real-time Web reporting, today announced a strategic alliance with Unisys Corporation (NYSE: UIS) under which the companies will deliver real-time enterprise business intelligence and reporting solutions. The solutions will help enterprises pinpoint, retrieve, integrate, and analyse information to make informed, effective business decisions.</p>
<p>With this partnership, organisations can implement Information Builders' WebFOCUS applications on the Unisys ES7000 family of scalable Intel-based servers. Offering up to 32 Intel Xeon processors or up to 16 Intel Itanium-2 processors, ES7000 servers combine mainframe-class performance, manageability, and reliability with the superior economics of Windows-based computing. Today, Unisys ES7000 servers power business intelligence solutions for more than 100 large companies and government organisations.
Information Builders and Unisys will provide customers with pre-sales support, technical evaluations, training, consulting, and post-sales customer support. Application testing, training, and proof-of-concept demonstrations will be supported by Unisys Centers of Excellence for Business Intelligence located in Bellevue, Washington, and Amsterdam.</p>
<p>Complete, pre-integrated WebFOCUS solutions are available on all ES7000 models. Solutions running on either 32-bit or 64-bit ES7000 database servers can be configured to support massively scalable data warehousing and online analytical processing.</p>
<p>"The need for real-time reporting and business intelligence has never been greater," says Mike Thomas, vice president of Unisys Global Solution Partners. "Customers need to share the data enterprise-wide and WebFOCUS 5, running on the Unisys ES7000 server, clearly has proven that it can scale to address large complex workloads."</p>
<p>Solutions based on the Unisys ES7000 server and Information Builders software reference the Microsoft Systems Architecture for building scalable enterprise Windows-based information infrastructures. The prescriptive architecture helps cut the time, expense, and risk of deploying an enterprise-capable IT infrastructure by completing much of the integration and testing needed to plan and install a complex IT environment.</p>
<p>"Combining the world-class performance of Unisys ES7000 enterprise servers and services with our applications means that customers can achieve real-time access to the information they need to make more timely, effective decisions," said Jon Piercy, Country Manager Australia for Information Builders. "This combined solution is simply the most economical way of distributing large BI deployments to everyone throughout the extended enterprise."</p>
<p>About Unisys
Unisys is a worldwide information technology services and solutions company. Our people combine expertise in systems integration, outsourcing, infrastructure, server technology, and consulting with precision thinking and relentless execution to help clients, in more than 100 countries, quickly and efficiently achieve competitive advantage. For more information, visit www.unisys.com.</p>
<p>About Information Builders
Information Builders is the leader in enterprise business intelligence and real-time Web reporting. The company's WebFOCUS product – the industry's most secure and flexible – is able to meet all the reporting needs of the extended enterprise, ranging from analysts to power users to the widest deployments for hundreds of thousands of users. Additionally, WebFOCUS' empowerment of organizations seeking to leverage all their data by accessing it all – from legacy to data warehouse – is unmatched.
Information Builders' award-winning technology has successfully provided quality software and superior services for 28 years to more than 11,000 customers, including most of the Fortune 100 and U.S. federal government agencies. Headquartered in New York City with 90 offices worldwide, the company employs 1,750 people, has over 350 business partners, and generated revenues exceeding $300 million in 2002.</p>
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<p>For further information please contact:
Cathryn van der Walt, 12 Worlds
T: (02) 9501 1931
E: Cathryn@12worlds.com</p>

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