iConverse Debuts Partner Program to Integrators, Full Service Providers, and ISVs, Receiving Overwhelming Industry Response.Business/Technology Editors
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iConverse, a leader in the emerging wireless application market, today unveiled the iConverse Alliance Partner Program(TM), designed to provide integrators, full service providers and independent software Vendors (ISVs) with the wireless technology needed to quickly launch mobile initiatives for their clients. In kicking off the program, iConverse also today announced partnerships with leading enterprise solution providers including eFoundry, Inforonics, Meritage Technologies, Synergex International, Viant (Nasdaq: VIAN) and Viridien Technologies, Inc.
These new partners join existing iConverse alliance partners Attunity (NASDAQ: ATTU Attu, island: see Aleutian Islands. ), a leading provider of B2B (Business to Business) Refers to one business communicating with or selling to another. See B2B e-commerce, B2C and B2G.
B2B - business to business software solutions; Breakaway Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ: BWAY BWAY Breakaway Solutions (stock symbol) ), the # 1 Global Full Service Provider (FSP FSP - File Service Protocol ) of integrated strategy, implementation, and application hosting solutions for collaborative ebusinesses; LiveSky, Inc., a consulting and systems integration firm specializing in wireless solutions; and Mobilocity, a leading builder of mobile Internet Refers to gaining access to the Internet using a lightweight, handheld device. See Mobile IP, PDA, smartphone and mobile TV. businesses, to become the initial partner program members. All members are now currently using the iConverse wireless platform to create, deploy and maintain mobile applications for their clients.
Through the program, current and future partners will have access to the early beta versions of products, ongoing product training, direct technical support as well as cross- and co-marketing opportunities. The program is open to all qualified companies engaged in e-Business application development, integration services and enterprise software delivery.
"The mobile channel presents a unique opportunity for Full Service Providers and their customers," said Niraj Jetly, director of the m-Business practice for Breakaway Solutions. "iConverse delivers a packaged development and deployment software, helping us reduce the time to market for customers bringing their business mobile. The ease of use and open standards Specifications for hardware and software that are developed by a standards organization or a consortium involved in supporting a standard. Available to the public for developing compliant products, open standards imply "open systems;" that an existing component in a system can be replaced of the iConverse platform will enable us to quickly create interactive m-Business applications that help our Global 3000 clients capitalize on Cap´i`tal`ize on`
v. t. 1. To turn (an opportunity) to one's advantage; to take advantage of (a situation); to profit from; as, to capitalize on an opponent's mistakes s>. the revenue opportunities offered by mobile services."
The iConverse wireless application platform helps companies create, deploy and maintain flexible wireless applications that enable mobile transactions and deliver critical business information in a format that provides the richest interactive experience for each individual user, regardless of device. By using the iConverse platform, integrators and ISVs can significantly reduce the costs and time to market associated with implementing mobile initiatives for their customers. The iConverse wireless application platform is the industry's only mobile platform that allows companies to:
-- Leverage the existing skills of services staff and their customer's existing enterprise infrastructure to simultaneously create device-optimized and customized applications for every device on the market;
-- Drag and drop A graphical user interface (GUI) capability that lets you perform operations by moving the icon of an object with the mouse into another window or onto another icon. For example, files can be copied or moved by dragging them from one folder to another. content sources and application features onto device emulators during design time, customizing application rendering and reducing time to market; and
-- Support and integrate with open, industry standard technologies including XML XML
in full Extensible Markup Language.
Markup language developed to be a simplified and more structural version of SGML. It incorporates features of HTML (e.g., hypertext linking), but is designed to overcome some of HTML's limitations. , Java, front- and back-end data sources, and leading Web application servers.
"We firmly believe that systems integrators and ISVs are going to play a critical role in helping their customers tailor a mobile strategy for their individual business needs as the mobile channel and its technology is adopted," said Ron Matros, president and CEO (1) (Chief Executive Officer) The highest individual in command of an organization. Typically the president of the company, the CEO reports to the Chairman of the Board. of iConverse. "By forging partnerships with these companies, we are increasing the distribution of our offerings and engaging companies that turn to a respected and reliable source for their e-Business infrastructure. We will be working closely with this channel to provide them with a product that meets their customers' latest mobile technology needs."
To become a member of the iConverse Partner Program or for more information about the iConverse Alliance Partner Program, contact Tony Giannelli, vice president, Business Development at firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit http://www.iconverse.com.
iConverse m-powers companies to easily and quickly create, deploy and maintain the right wireless applications for every mobile device, driving revenue, strengthening loyalty and solidifying relationships. The iConverse wireless application platform leverages and integrates with existing IT resources, enabling companies to execute their wireless strategy as part of an integrated, enterprise-wide business plan. Established in 1999, with headquarters in Waltham, Mass., iConverse is a privately held company privately held company
A firm whose shares are held within a relatively small circle of owners and are not traded publicly. . Its funding partners include Advanced Technology Ventures and Prism Venture Partners. For more information, please email email@example.com or visit www.iconverse.com.
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About Attunity Ltd.
Attunity is a leading provider of B2B solutions that deliver dynamic business process integration. Attunity gives enterprises the power to create, share, automate, and manage business processes with partners, suppliers, customers, and eMarketplaces over the Internet. Attunity solutions enable companies to simplify supply chain interaction, improve customer relationships, and expand the reach of their business.
Attunity delivers production-proven software and services to more than 1,000 companies and has strategic alliances with Oracle, Compaq, and other world-class partners. Attunity products are available through direct sales and support offices in the United States United States, officially United States of America, republic (2005 est. pop. 295,734,000), 3,539,227 sq mi (9,166,598 sq km), North America. The United States is the world's third largest country in population and the fourth largest country in area. , Israel, the United Kingdom, France, the People's Republic People's Republic
A political organization founded and controlled by a national Communist party. of China, and Australia, as well as a full-service distributor, Mitsui, in Japan.
Attunity is a publicly traded company publicly traded company
A company whose shares of common stock are held by the public and are available for purchase by investors. The shares of publicly traded firms are bought and sold on the organized exchanges or in the over-the-counter market. (NASDAQ: ATTU). For more information, visit Attunity at www.attunity.com.
About Breakaway Solutions
Breakaway Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ: BWAY), is the #1 Global Full Service Provider (FSP) specializing in defining, creating, and operating sustainable digital businesses for Global 3000 collaborative e-business enterprises through strategy, implementation, and application hosting services. Headquartered in Boston, Mass., Breakaway Solutions has a network of regional offices and Internet Solutions Centers in major cities across the U.S. and in Europe, as well as 11 Application Hosting facilities in North America North America, third largest continent (1990 est. pop. 365,000,000), c.9,400,000 sq mi (24,346,000 sq km), the northern of the two continents of the Western Hemisphere. , Europe, Asia and Australia. Breakaway Solutions can be reached at 978/461-7800 or at www.breakaway.com.
eFoundry is a premier developer of advanced content management and delivery applications and infrastructures for Fortune 1000 clients. Using enterprise-class J2EE application A J2EE application or an enterprise application is any deployable unit of J2EE functionality. This can be a single J2EE module or a group of modules packaged into an EAR file along with a J2EE application deployment descriptor. server technology, eFoundry works closely with its clients to develop and deploy powerful, integrated, scalable solutions. eFoundry applications and infrastructures are based on open standards and designed to support e-business initiatives such as commerce, personalization, syndication, and wireless delivery. Clients include Putnam Investments Putnam Investments was founded in 1937 by George Putnam. At the same time, he founded its first mutual fund offering, The George Putnam Fund of Boston. Putnam has offices in London and Tokyo, and its headquarters is located in Boston, Massachusetts. , Chase Manhattan Bank The Chase Manhattan Bank, now part of JPMorgan Chase, was formed by the merger of the Chase National Bank and the Bank of the Manhattan Company in 1955. The bank is headquartered in New York City. , The New York New York, state, United States
New York, Middle Atlantic state of the United States. It is bordered by Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and the Atlantic Ocean (E), New Jersey and Pennsylvania (S), Lakes Erie and Ontario and the Canadian province of Times, Financial Times (Germany), Golf Digest Golf Digest is a monthly golf magazine published by Advance Publications in the United States. It is a generalist golf publication covering recreational golf and men's and women's competitive golf. , and Space.com. Contact eFoundry at (978) 371-3324 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Inforonics, Inc.
Inforonics, Inc. of Littleton, MA, is a Total Service Provider that specializes in building, hosting and supporting complete Internet and eCommerce solutions. We are experts at handling massive amounts of information and facilitating high-volume business transactions. We combine innovative technologies, dedicated people and highly customized services with our clients' business strategies, achieving outstanding results.
Select clients include MCI (1) (Media Control Interface) A high-level programming interface from Microsoft and IBM for controlling multimedia devices. It provides commands and functions to open, play and close the device.
(2) (Microwave Communications Inc. WorldCom, Teradyne, Thomas Register Online, Pfizer Pharmaceuticals, Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Massachusetts, and ASA Asa (ā`sə), in the Bible, king of Judah, son and successor of Abijah. He was a good king, zealous in his extirpation of idols. When Baasha of Israel took Ramah (a few miles N of Jerusalem), Asa bought the help of Benhadad of Damascus and Tire. For more information about or employment opportunities with Inforonics, please visit our website at www.inforonics.com or call 978-698-7300.
LiveSky, Inc. is a consulting and systems integration firm that works with clients to architect and implement innovative wireless solutions that deliver measurable business results ranging from increased sales and operational efficiencies to new revenue opportunities. LiveSky's experienced team of consultants provides clients with wireless strategy, application development, integration, and hosting, as well as ongoing support and results measurement. Headquartered in Boston, MA, LiveSky was launched in July 2000 by Breakaway Solutions founder, Frank Selldorff. For more information, please email email@example.com or visit www.livesky.net.
About Meritage Technologies
Meritage Technologies provides end-to-end and a la carte Internet solutions, including consulting services, architecture design, applications development, systems integration and support. With offices in Austin, Texas, Chicago, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Denver, Detroit, Indianapolis, New York, Seattle and Toledo, Ohio
Thermo has revenues of over $2 billion, and employs 11,000 people in 30 countries. Corp., Munder Capital Management, General Electric Company and Roche Diagnostics. Meritage has strategic partnerships with best-of-breed Internet application vendors including Broadwing, IBM (International Business Machines Corporation, Armonk, NY, www.ibm.com) The world's largest computer company. IBM's product lines include the S/390 mainframes (zSeries), AS/400 midrange business systems (iSeries), RS/6000 workstations and servers (pSeries), Intel-based servers (xSeries) , iConverse, Lotus, Microsoft, Onyx and Vignette. Meritage recently received the Vignette Economy Leader Award and the Lotus Beacon Award in recognition of innovative solutions it has created for clients, and the company is ranked No. 15 on Inc. Magazine's 2000 list of fastest growing companies. www.meritagetech.com.
About Mobilocity, Inc.
Mobilocity, Inc. is the leading builder of mobile Internet businesses. The company, based in New York City, provides m-business strategic consulting and implementation services and is differentiated by its technology-, vendor- and platform-neutral approach. As the m-business thought leader, Mobilocity is committed to helping its clients grasp and capture the rapidly emerging opportunities in the mobile Internet space. Mobilocity's clients include Global 1000 corporations, leading dot-coms and next-generation mobile Internet startups. Mobilocity promotes open industry standards and is a member of the WAP Forum. The company's investors include Morgan Stanley Dean Witter Private Equity, LabMorgan, J.P. Morgan, Siemens, LCC (Leadless Chip Carrier, Leaded Chip Carrier) See leadless chip carrier, CLCC and PLCC.
1. LCC - Language for Conversational Computing. Written at CMU in the 1960's. International, Cambridge Samsung Partners, Telligent Capital, Comdisco Ventures, Usheron Ventures, Morrison & Foerster and Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich & Rosati. For further information, visit the company's Web site at www.mobilocity.com.
About Synergex International
Synergex, with more than 25 years of experience in cross-platform application delivery, specializes in providing integrated enterprise solutions for the small- to mid-sized business (SMB (1) (Small to Medium-sized Business) Also called "SME" (small to medium-sized enterprise), it refers to companies that are larger than the small office/home office (SOHO), but not huge. ) market. We focus on the efficiencies of business-to-business application integration in a way that maximizes value for the SMB customer and drives down costs of deployment. Synergy/Connex solutions are expressly designed to transform existing legacy applications in an effort to economize e·con·o·mize
v. e·con·o·mized, e·con·o·miz·ing, e·con·o·miz·es
1. To practice economy, as by avoiding waste or reducing expenditures.
2. the investment SMB companies must make in their quest to restructure their business systems for the new e-business marketplace.
About Viant Corporation
With an emphasis on innovation and high-quality execution, Viant helps the world's leading corporations build and grow digital businesses. Founded in 1996, Viant employs approximately 600 professionals from the creative, technology and strategy disciplines and has offices in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Houston, London, Los Angeles, Munich, New York and San Francisco/Silicon Valley. More information about Viant can be found at www.viant.com. Viant is a trademark of Viant Corporation. All other company names and products are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.
About Viridien Technologies, Inc.
Viridien is a Next-Generation eTechnologist(TM), driving the convergence of new generations of eSolutions, Networks, and Devices to enable the connected economy. As the leading provider delivering both data communications and e-business solutions, Viridien is opening the door to first mover business models and competitive breakthroughs, and unique capabilities via wireless connectivity, multiplatform integration, and order of magnitude A change in quantity or volume as measured by the decimal point. For example, from tens to hundreds is one order of magnitude. Tens to thousands is two orders of magnitude; tens to millions is three orders of magnitude, etc. cost reduction. Customers include global networking equipment manufacturers and Fortune 1000 companies in the technology, manufacturing, financial services, trading exchange, and retail industries. Voted by Computerworld as a Top 100 emerging company to watch in 2000, Viridien is employee-owned, rapidly growing, and profitable. Headquartered in Boxborough, Massachusetts, Viridien can be reached on the Web at http://www.viridien.com/, or call (978) 264-0012.