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-- Software-SI to provide Smart legacy modernisation solutions to Sun customers --


Portsmouth, Hants : Leading application developer Software Services International has signed a partnership agreement with the professional services division of Sun Microsystems. Under the agreement, Software-SI will provide its Smart legacy modernisation software and services to customers moving to the Sun platform.


Software-SI chief executive, Phil Brooks, says, ‘Legacy modernisation tools are the vital ingredient that enable ‘locked in’ users to move their legacy business applications onto a modern open computing platform. Sun is at the forefront of addressing the rehosting needs of users wishing to move to its open platform and has chosen to partner with Software-SI to provide its customers with a fully automated toolkit to simplify that transition.’


According to Sun Microsystems UK partner manager, Chris Cordrey, ‘There's no question that partnering is a key to success in the Net Economy. No single vendor has the resources to go it alone and deliver end-to-end, best-of-breed solutions. Sun seeks to find partners who can provide maximum leverage for its customers, and Software-SI brings a valuable asset to Sun Microsystems total rehosting solution.’


Says Chris Cordrey, ‘We are always looking for cooperative partnering among the best and brightest in the industry -- bringing together groups that impact creation and delivery of solutions to Sun’s customer so that they can work together more effectively. Software-SI fits perfectly with that strategy because its legacy modernisation toolkit is an industry best-of-breed product.’


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For more information contact:


Phil Brooks, Chairman, Software-SI

Tel: +44 02392 652010

Email: philbrooks@software-si.com


or


Jacqui Green, JGmpr

Tel: +44 20 8464 6462

Email: jacqui@jgmpr.com



Editor notes:


About Software-SI

Software-SI is a global provider of software development services for all major operating platforms, programming languages and technologies.


The company has offices in the UK, US and India. In addition, Software-SI's global facilities include several autonomous Offshore Development Centres, each centre focussed on a specific discipline with specialist software personnel.


Software-SI's software development processes are accredited to ISO9001 and the company uses a proven delivery model based on parent company SMI's ten-years of experience managing offshore software development projects. Software-SI's Offshore Development Centres are accredited to the Software Engineering Institute Capability Maturity Model Level 3 to 5 and the company Security Processes are accredited to BS7799 Standards. Services provided by Software-SI include software development, application modernisation and software testing.


About Smart

Smart - Software Modernisation And Rejuvenation Toolkit – is the most comprehensive suite of modernisation tools and services available on the market. Smart is a highly integrated suite of products and services designed to help organisations to make an informed strategic decision about modernising their legacy infrastructure -- and then delivering them to their goal.


Smart structures and, where appropriate, automates the entire process of analysing legacy systems and databases, auditing system infrastructure and providing vital information on total cost of ownership and return on investment. Smart provides a complete model of the work and cost involved in modernisation that provides the basis for a strategic decision on key issues such as code conversion, platform migration, web enablement, workflow enablement and application development.


About Sun and Collaborative Partnering

For the past two decades, Sun has maintained its focus on delivering rock-solid, network-ready systems. These systems provide the foundation for a secure IT infrastructure that can leverage next-generation computing. By sticking to its core competency – developing exceptional systems architecture for mission-critical computing – and building strong relationships with global industry partners, Sun has established itself as a leader and trusted advisor to enterprises worldwide.


Sun collaborates with leading companies worldwide to deliver complete, customised, best-in-class solutions that are proven to meet customers' needs. Sun provides proven, rapidly deployable end-to-end solutions which leverage its own creativity and experience, and that of its partners, to reduce risk and time-to-market for customers. Sun's strong relationships with partners gives customers confidence that their vertical and horizontal solutions will be expertly deployed on the Sun platform.




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