Unisys, IBM Form Partnerships With Software Vendors

Unisys Corp. is tapping BMC Software Inc.'s solutions to help the Blue Bell, Pa.-based systems integrator deliver better service to its customers.

With service-level agreements increasingly being used as a way to guarantee a minimum level of service, the partnership will provide customers with a method to monitor service-level agreements.

Under the agreement, Unisys will leverage BMC solutions to manage its systems, enabling separate monitoring and management of underlying operating systems, databases and applications. Unisys provides remote systems management for a variety of national and international customers.

"Utilizing BMC Software's solutions, Unisys is now able to extend its service portfolio to a true business value," said Erick Koridon, channel manager for BMC of Houston. "With out combined offerings, Unisys has the ability to provide its clients guaranteed maximum availability and performance of its end-user applications."

Meanwhile, IBM Corp., Armonk, N.Y., and J.D. Edwards & Co., Denver, are expanding their long-standing relationship to jointly sell and market collaborative commerce solutions to selected markets and accounts with in the public sector and wholesale distribution industries.

J.D. Edwards will lead in new sales opportunities with software, servers and services provided by IBM. In the public sector market, J.D. Edwards will target the state and local fiscal management segment. J.D. Edwards develops electronic business software.

Products such as WorldSoftware and OneWorld Xe applications will be put on IBM's DB2 Universal Database and will work with IBM eServer products. IBM also will provide consulting, customization and integration services for joint IBM and J.D. Edward solutions.

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