CeBIT, Hannover - March 18, 2002: Macalla Software, Europe's leading
provider of proven mobile e-Commerce platforms and applications and CSC, a
leading consulting and information technology services company in Germany,
have formed an alliance to deliver Macalla's widely deployed mobile
e-Commerce solutions to mobile operators and financial institutions
throughout Germany. The combination of CSC's systems integration reputation
and existing customer relationships coupled with Macalla's proven success at
delivering revenue generating solutions means that the two organisations
will make a strong impact on the market by providing a tightly knit mobile
e-Commerce product and service solution set. This alliance was announced
today at CeBIT 2002 in Hannover, Germany.
Patrick Kinsella, Director of International Channels, Macalla Software
explains, "We have developed similar relationships with other systems
integrators throughout Europe and it is very beneficial for all parties
involved including the customer, the systems integrator and Macalla. We are
delighted to join forces with CSC as it is the largest systems integrator in
Germany and by combining our expertise with their excellent reputation and
customer relationships, we will achieve the kind of successes in Germany
that we have experienced in other markets."
Dr. Gerhard Kaucky, Business Development Manager, CSC comments, "Driving
this partnership is a shared vision how to provide customers with a total
mobile e-Commerce solution set enabling them maximise their revenue
opportunities using today's technologies and networks. This solution set
brings together CSC's superior integration skills and Macalla's proven
technologies. It is this solution set that we are bringing to our existing
customers in Germany."
Press queries to:
Sarah Flynn, Director of Marketing, Macalla Software
Tel: + 353 1 664 2240
Jacinta Ryan/Ronnie Simpson, Simpson Financial & Technology PR
Tel: + 353 1 260 5300
Dr. Gerhard Kaucky, Business Development Manager, CSC Ploenzke BA
Tel: +49 611 166 1400
About Macalla Software
Macalla Software is a leading European provider of proven mobile e-Commerce
platforms and solutions to mobile operators and enterprises. Macalla's
mobile e Commerce platform underpins Europe's largest mobile e-Commerce
deployment supporting 500,000 users with Postbank Nederland (ING Group) and
Telfort (MMO2). It has also provided an impressive range of solutions for
world-leading organisations such as, Charles Schwab Europe, Eircell
Vodafone, AIB Bank plc., Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein, Staal Bankiers
(Achmea Group), IG Index, and Ulster Bank (Royal Bank of Scotland).
Macalla's technologies and solutions are designed to increase profitability,
reduce churn, create additional revenue sources and facilitate the
acquisition and retention of new quality customers. Working on a global
basis with an increasing range of technology partners and systems
integrators, Macalla is able to leverage its presence in Dublin, London,
Madrid, Rotterdam, New York and Frankfurt, and provide customers with a full
range of the best experience, platforms, solutions, integration,
implementation and ongoing support for their mobile e-Commerce strategies.
Technology partners include, Sun Microsystems, IBM, BEA, HP, Nokia, IONA,
Openwave, Reuters, and Baltimore Technologies. Systems integrator partners
include, CMG, Cap Gemini Ernst & Young, Getronics Iberia, Quinary and eServ.
Version 3.5 of The Macalla Mobile e-Commerce Platform(tm), is based upon the
three core technologies of multi-device-delivery, mobile payments and alerts
and provides the following solutions out-of-the-box; top-up, shopping,
banking, share dealing, peer-2-peer payments, premium content, gaming,
ticketing, and a complete integrated development environment.
Computer Sciences Corporation, one of the world's leading consulting and IT
services firms, helps clients in industry and government achieve strategic
and operational results through the use of technology. The company's success
is based on its culture of working collaboratively with clients to develop
innovative technology strategies and solutions that address specific
Having guided clients through every major wave of change in information
technology since 1959, CSC combines the newest technologies with its
capabilities in consulting, systems design and integration, IT and business
process outsourcing, applications software, and Web and application hosting
to meet the individual needs of global corporations and organizations. With
some 68,000 employees in locations worldwide, CSC had revenues of $11.3
billion for the twelve months ended December 28, 2001. It is headquartered
in El Segundo, California. For more information, visit the company's Web
site at http://www.csc.com .
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