Informix i.Sell and i.Reach Generate Sales Momentum in Q2; Informix Technology Will Soon Automate Everything from Voting to Financial Services.MENLO PARK Menlo Park.
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Informix(R) Corporation (Nasdaq:IFMX IFMX Informix Corporation ), the technology leader in enterprise database-powered solutions, today announced the closing of more than a dozen transactions worldwide of its i.Informix solutions.
Among Informix's second quarter wins are leading companies with innovative applications that bring Internet commerce to new levels of sophistication so·phis·ti·cate
v. so·phis·ti·cat·ed, so·phis·ti·cat·ing, so·phis·ti·cates
1. To cause to become less natural, especially to make less naive and more worldly.
2. . For example, Neiman Marcus Neiman Marcus
U.S. department-store chain. It was founded in Dallas, Texas, in 1907 by Herbert Marcus, his sister Carrie Marcus Neiman, and her husband, A.L. Neiman. will be able to personalize per·son·al·ize
tr.v. per·son·al·ized, per·son·al·iz·ing, per·son·al·iz·es
1. To take (a general remark or characterization) in a personal manner.
2. To attribute human or personal qualities to; personify. the Internet shopping experience for its customers, and Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company MassMutual Financial Group is the fleet name for Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual) and its affiliates, with more than 13 million clients and over $455 billion in assets under management at year-end 2006. will be able to offer improved service by automating the process for licensing brokers. The following is a description of companies that are becoming more competitive by implementing Informix' i.Sell(TM) and i.Reach(TM) solutions.
"Informix is committed to helping our customers Win in the i.Economy(TM) with comprehensive solutions such i.Sell and i.Reach," said Wes Raffel, vice president and general manager of the i.Informix division. "We're excited to be the foundation of so many innovative solutions in both the public and private sectors."
Informix i.Sell Solutions
i.Sell is Informix's value-priced, end-to-end e-commerce solution. i.Sell integrates powerful database and application server technology with an e-commerce application suite, tools, enterprise consulting, and global services and support to provide complete, rapidly deployable e-commerce solutions.
Austrian Standards Institute The Austrian Standards Institute (German: Österreichisches Normungsinstitut or ÖN) is a standards organization and is the ISO member body for Austria. , the managing and organizing body responsible for maintenance of standards activities in Austria, will use the i.Sell solution with Sun Enterprise 450, Solaris 7 to give its constituents 24 x 7 service and provide immediate access to order and receive Standards Institute products. These products include publications of technical specifications for an economic and ecological framework, used by over 270 technical committees of the European Committee for Standardization standardization
In industry, the development and application of standards that make it possible to manufacture a large volume of interchangeable parts. Standardization may focus on engineering standards, such as properties of materials, fits and tolerances, and drafting CEN CEN - Conseil Européen pour la Normalisation.
A body coordinating standardisation activities in the EEC and EFTA countries. and 180 technical committees of the International Organization for Standardization International Organization for Standardization (ISO)
Organization for determining standards in most technical and nontechnical fields. Founded in Geneva in 1947, its membership includes more than 100 countries. ISO (1) See ISO speed.
(2) (International Organization for Standardization, Geneva, Switzerland, www.iso.ch) An organization that sets international standards, founded in 1946. The U.S. member body is ANSI. , as well as 6,700 experts participating in the work.
Conforama (www.conforama.com), the oldest retailer in Europe for furnishings furnishings
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Enterprise Rent-A-Car (www.enterprise.com), the world's largest rental car agency, has selected Informix i.Sell to run its on-line operation of car rental and re-sale. The Informix's technology was chosen because it provides customers with more flexibility while choosing rental car options and because it optimizes fleet availability.
The Instituto Federal Electoral del Distrito Federal Distrito Federal (Spanish and Portuguese for Federal district) may refer to:
Spanish Ciudad de México
City (pop., 2000: city, 8,605,239; 2003 metro. area est., 18,660,000), capital of Mexico. Located at an elevation of 7,350 ft (2,240 m), it is officially coterminous with the Federal District, which occupies 571 sq mi Federal Electoral Institute The Federal Electoral Institute (Spanish: Instituto Federal Electoral, IFE) is an autonomous, public organization responsible for organizing federal elections in Mexico, that is, those related to the election of President of the United Mexican States and to the election of is a government agency in charge of voter registration Voter registration is the requirement in some democracies for citizens to check in with some central registry before being allowed to vote in elections. An effort to get people to register is known as a voter registration drive. Centralized/compulsory vs. , voter lists and electoral results. IEDF bought the i.Reach technology to assist with the consolidation of over 3,600 voting booths into 19. These booths will be connected to the IEDF's internal network where they will access standard information and other documents for the entire Mexican voting constituency of 20,000,000. The IEDF had previously employed an Oracle database for its application and is now using the Informix Dynamic Server(TM) with Universal Data Option(TM), DataDirector(TM) for Web, the Text DataBlade(R) module and the Web DataBlade module.
Other i.Sell transactions that were signed during the second quarter included the following (please also see separate releases on www.informix.com): -0-
-- JC Whitney (www.jcwhitney.com), a leading direct-to-consumer supplier of automobile parts and accessories, selected i.Sell as the foundation for phatspeed.com, the company's on-line catalog for after-market performance parts and accessories for sport compact cars. JC Whitney will also leverage the database foundation of Informix i.Sell to ensure a dynamic Web site that can be updated on the fly to display current product information, order status and other constantly changing information. -- MML Investors Services, Inc. (www.mmlisi.com), a Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (www.massmutual.com) offering investment and financial products and services, selected the Informix i.Sell e-commerce platform for the development and deployment of "MMLISI DIRECT," a business-to-business e-commerce application that expedites NASD broker licensing and registration. Scheduled to go live in October of 1999, MMLISI will run the Informix i.Sell application server on a custom Intel-based NT server, while the Informix i.Sell database will be driven by an IBM RS/6000 Enterprise Server S7A system running AIX. MMLISI also successfully deployed an Informix-based datamart in Q2 that supports a consolidated statement application giving 5,200 field agents status information on over 700,000 accounts. -- Neiman Marcus (www.neimanmarcus.com), a premier fashion and merchandise retailer, selected the Informix i.Sell e-commerce solution as a foundation for its full-service Website. Scheduled to launch by the end of September, the site marks Neiman Marcus' foray into personalized, Web-based sales for its entire catalog of fashion apparel and merchandise. Neiman Marcus will run the Informix i.Sell-powered site on an 8-processor IBM RS/6000 SP server. -- Skechers (www.skechers.com), one of the world's hottest footwear companies, has chosen Informix i.Sell as the e-commerce solution to drive the company's online store. The system, running on multiple Sun Microsystems servers, will offer consumers 24 x 7 access to Skechers' entire inventory. The system will be deployed in time for Skecher's next catalog drop in August of 1999.
Informix i.Reach Solutions
Informix i.Reach is a unique combination of database technology, application software and dedicated consulting services Noun 1. consulting service - service provided by a professional advisor (e.g., a lawyer or doctor or CPA etc.)
service - work done by one person or group that benefits another; "budget separately for goods and services" that allows customers to build a complete solution for managing enterprise information across intranet, extranet and Internet environments.
Hong Kong Hong Kong (hŏng kŏng), Mandarin Xianggang, special administrative region of China, formerly a British crown colony (2005 est. pop. 6,899,000), land area 422 sq mi (1,092 sq km), adjacent to Guangdong prov. Hospital Authority (www.ha.org.hk) manages 38 public hospitals in Hong Kong This is a list of hospitals and other medical facilities in Hong Kong. Hospitals and institutions managed by the Hospital Authority
Hong Kong West Cluster
The Secretaria General de Comunicaciones is the government communications authority in Spain and manages all laws related to communications. It has purchased the Informix i.Reach solution to organize the administration and publication of documents and to provide greater access to the system. The Secretaria General de Comunicaciones' goal is to inform, with maximum reliability and promptness, all the information relative to the telecommunications market. Further, the i.Reach solution will assist with response to all the companies that request the approval of their systems.
"The Informix solution allows us to work on a very open environment that is very easy to use," said Jose Luis Gil Lopez, Director of the IT area of Secretaria General de Comunicaciones. "This is very important because well-managed information is good public service."
Other Informix i.Reach transactions that closed in the second quarter include the following (please also see separate release on www.informix.com): -0-
-- City of Dunedin (www.cityofdunedin.com) in New Zealand will soon launch its "transformation project," a Web site designed to grow with its community, providing a hub to an ever-increasing range of 24-hour services and information. The first kiosks will be launched by the end of 1999 using the i.Reach solution and will include services such as dog licensing, property information and building permits. "It's a good old-fashioned community noticeboard and a council office that never closes, all rolled into one," said Informix Managing Director James Rae. "It's better than that, because the notices unpin themselves when they become out of date, and you can see into all the council files remotely so you don't have to pay a physical visit."
New i.Informix Partnerships
i.Informix partners resell re·sell
tr.v. re·sold , re·sell·ing, re·sells
1. To sell again.
2. To sell (a product or service) to the public or to an end user, especially as an authorized dealer. Informix's Internet solution, and may provide consulting or services. New partnerships established in the second quarter included the following (please also see separate releases on www.informix.com):
Anexsys (www.anexsys.com), the Chicago-based advanced technology and intelligent solutions company formerly known as First Chicago Mercantile Relating to trade or commerce; commercial; having to do with the business of buying and selling; relating to merchants.
A mercantile agency is an individual or company in the business of collecting data about the financial status, ability, and credit of individuals Services, will partner with Informix for the deployment of eNTRI - Doorway to Government Products and Services. This e-commerce application is based on i.Sell will be re-sold with other software and services to federal, state and local governments seeking the service improvements and operating efficiencies inherent in automated e-commerce solutions. ENTRI will be available as a turnkey application, as well as a service hosted by Anexsys on Hewlett Packard servers running Microsoft NT, in Q1 of 2000.
Reef(TM) (www.reef.com), the maker of an Internetware product suite offering a complete range of database-driven applications built on a multi-tiered Java architecture, has signed a worldwide agreement with Informix to enhance availability of its products on Informix technology. The Informix technology will support the Reef engine and Reef online software, such as Reef Publisher, Reef MediaCatalog, Reef ProductCatalog, Reef Tribe Manager, Reef Form Manager, Reef Forum and Reef Opinion.
Informix Corporation, based in Menlo Park, California Menlo Park is a city in San Mateo County, California in the United States of America. It is located at latitude 37°29' North, longitude 122°9' East. Menlo Park had 30,785 inhabitants as of the 2000 U.S. Census. , provides innovative database products that assist the world's major corporations to attain competitive advantage. Informix is widely recognized as the technology leader for corporate computing computing - computer environments ranging from small workgroups to very large parallel processing parallel processing, the concurrent or simultaneous execution of two or more parts of a single computer program, at speeds far exceeding those of a conventional computer. applications. Informix's database server, application development tools, superior customer service, and strong partnerships enable the company to be at the forefront of major information technology solution areas including data warehousing See data warehouse.
data warehousing - data warehouse , high performance OLTP (OnLine Transaction Processing) See transaction processing and OLCP.
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