IBM's new specialty: government
- By Dan Caterinicchia, Dan Caterinicchia
- Jul 07, 2000
What is PartnerWorld?
IBM Corp. today announced the first four members of its new Government Specialty
for e-business, a distinction given to members of IBM's PartnerWorld program
who have extensive experience in delivering solutions to federal, state
and local government customers.
The four charter members are:
* Ezgov.com, an electronic services provider for governments.
* Environmental Systems Research Institute Inc., a leader in the development
and implementation of geographic information systems.
* HTE Inc., a provider of integrated software solutions for public-sector
organizations, specializing in financial management, community services,
public safety and justice, utility management and school administration.
*JPH International Inc., a provider of customer relationship management
solutions for governments, focusing on the delivery of information and services.
Government Specialty members agree to comply with IBM's Application
Framework for e-business, which entails providing government customers with
solutions defined by open standards, easy-to-use interfaces and scalability
to handle rapid growth.
"We expect this to be the first in a large number of our business partners
who agree to make all of their applications comply with this scalable, highly-secure
platform," said Todd Ramsey, general manager of IBM's global government
industry. "This means government customers are not restricted to IBM [services]
but can take advantage of the platform right away. Over time the goal is
to have the different [vendor] applications interact even better with each
Ramsey said IBM is working with other companies to ensure that their
applications work on the platform, and that he expects more additions to
the new program in upcoming weeks.
Companies interested in applying or seeking more information should
contact David White at (850) 599-4330 or [email protected].