Firms ally to help feds
Some leading information technology companies that do business with
the federal government are banding together to expand their offerings and
attract more public-sector customers.
Electronic Data Systems Corp. on Nov. 28 announced a reseller agreement
with Secure Computing Corp., and JetForm Corp., a provider of e-process
solutions, announced that it has joined Siebel Systems Inc.'s alliance program
as a premier software partner.
EDS' alliance with Secure Computing will enable it to offer customers
authentication services via Secure Computing's SafeWord and SafeWord Plus
products as well as network protection via Secure Computing's firewall product,
Sidewinder, said Chris Schwartz-bauer, vice president of business development
at Secure Computing.
The Siebel/JetForm alliance will allow customers to extend their Siebel
e-business applications by enabling users to complete application processes
online, thanks to JetForm's specialty — document fulfillment — said John
Hogerland, vice president of global business development and alliances at
Anteon, Info Builders join
E-business enabler Anteon Corp. and Information Builders, a provider
of Web-based business platforms, announced a strategic partnership Nov.
27 focused on providing agencies with e-government solutions.
Anteon of Fairfax, Va., and Information Builders of New York are each
targeting Internet-related opportunities in the government market and are
hoping to benefit from each other's strengths in software and systems engineering,
integration, business intelligence, reporting and content delivery, said
Joseph Kampf, president and chief executive officer at Anteon.