Information Builders Supports New IBM System z10 Enterprise Class

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Company Continues 30-Year Legacy of Integration and Collaboration With IBM

NEW YORK, NY, March 05, 2008

Information Builders, the independent leader in production business intelligence (BI) systems, today announced its support of the new IBM System z10 Enterprise Class that helps customers create a new enterprise data center. The new z10 Enterprise Class will enable Information Builders to better meet the BI needs of customers worldwide by providing more opportunities for building new applications.

Information Builders and IBM have partnered for 30 years serving more than 7,000 joint customers. Their relationship provides faster, more secure and reliable ways for organizations to simplify IT environments by reducing the number of servers needed, improving performance, and increasing access to vital information. The use of WebFOCUS with the z10 Enterprise Class offers IBM customers a comprehensive enterprise BI engine that can easily access and quickly deliver information to anyone internal or external to the organization including: executives, managers, employees, analysts, power users, customers, suppliers, and business partners. With increased accessibility to custom reporting, queries, and analysis, customers can quickly recognize and address critical business demands to gain a competitive advantage through better business decision-making.

“The value that the z10 Enterprise Class brings to Information Builders can’t be ignored,” said Gerald Cohen, CEO of Information Builders. “With the system’s ability to physically consolidate and optimize the IT environment, our WebFOCUS-based BI applications will support even more high-end applications with fewer servers and fewer operations staff. WebFOCUS applications routinely provide information to a mass number of users with iron-clad security and complete reliability – now we can supply customers with a higher level of support.”

The z10 Enterprise Class will allow Information Builders customers to further leverage the operational business intelligence power of WebFOCUS for new and existing applications, creating more efficient and agile businesses.

About Information Builders

Information Builders award-winning combination of business intelligence and enterprise integration software has been providing innovative solutions to more than 12,000 customers for the past 30 years. WebFOCUS is the world's most widely utilized business intelligence platform. It provides the security, scalability, and flexibility needed at every level of global extended enterprises. Its simplicity helps create executive, analytical, and operational applications that reach dozens to millions of users. Information Builders iWay Software suite provides state-of-the-art, multi-purpose, pre-built integration components that address all SOA, application, data, and information management requirements. Its integration adapters have been adopted by the leading software platform providers. Together, these products give Information Builders customers the ability to live up to the company motto: "Your business. No barriers."

Information Builders award-winning technology has successfully provided quality software and superior services to more than 12,000 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 1,450 people and has more than 350 business partners.