Unisys Becomes First Alfresco Software Platinum SI Partner
Unisys to offer application development services and open source ECM, augmenting successful global ECM solution and integration business
BLUE BELL, Pa.–Unisys Corporation (NYSE:UIS) today announced that it has signed a worldwide systems integration (SI) agreement with Alfresco Software Inc., the first and leading provider of an open source enterprise content management (ECM) solution.
With this agreement Unisys becomes Alfresco’s first Platinum-level SI partner. Unisys adds the Alfresco software suite and relationship to a strong global ECM solution and partner portfolio that today serves hundreds of major clients.
The agreement enables Unisys to offer a team of Alfresco-certified consultants who can migrate, implement and deploy content and records management solutions based on open source software. Adding this team and capability rounds out an impressive Unisys worldwide set of ECM resources and solutions built around best-in-class ECM software products and providers.
The alliance also singularly positions Unisys, with its services-led solutions approach, to deliver highly scalable and available Alfresco implementations based on new open source or hybrid stacks. Unisys will also help clients develop new software applications embedding Alfresco as the content repository.
“Alfresco is now seen as the only open source ECM alternative for the Global 1000 and governments in an estimated $3.9-billion worldwide market that is moving away from high-priced legacy vendors,” said John Powell, CEO, Alfresco Software Inc. “Because of its expertise in delivering services-based open source solutions, Unisys is an ideal partner for these major implementations where Alfresco’s modern, standards-based, highly scalable architecture is being deployed widely for mission-critical applications.”
Services-Enabled Solutions Intensify Power and Economy of ECM
ECM is rapidly gaining momentum as an enterprise need in a marketplace driven by compliance requirements and the evolution of Web 2.0 applications. As ECM becomes intertwined with business process management (BPM), compliance and regulatory processes, open and modular architecture is becoming a key requirement for CIOs, CTOs and enterprise architects. Unisys has a strong heritage in ECM and BPM solutions, developing, integrating and deploying applications for major public and private sector organizations for 15 years, particularly in financial services and government.
“As Unisys clients accelerate the modernization of their business processes and IT environments, they demand more flexible and cost-effective content management solutions,” said Anthony Gold, vice president and general manager, Open Source Business, Unisys. “By teaming with Alfresco, we can focus Unisys consulting and services expertise to help our clients derive optimal value from Alfresco software as they deploy their next-generation ECM infrastructure in a combination of Linux, Windows and Unisys mainframe environments.”
Unisys Solutions: Improving Clients’ Visibility into Their Business
The Unisys 3D Visible Enterprise (3D-VE) approach drives Unisys open source and ECM solutions and engagements. This approach gives clients visibility into the links among the four key dimensions of their business – strategy, process, applications and infrastructure – and enables them to gauge impacts and costs that can block effective execution. Unisys consultants help clients identify the most critical business processes that can benefit from open source, and deploy applications and infrastructure using the best open source tools and Unisys services to help achieve breakthrough customer service and satisfaction, improved competitive advantage, minimized risks, improved operational efficiency and more effective cost control.
Unisys is a worldwide technology services and solutions company. Our consultants apply Unisys expertise in consulting, systems integration, outsourcing, infrastructure, and server technology to help our clients achieve secure business operations. We build more secure organizations by creating visibility into clients’ business operations. Leveraging the Unisys 3D Visible Enterprise approach, we make visible the impact of their decisions—ahead of investments, opportunities, opportunities and risks. For more information, visit www.unisys.com.
Alfresco is the leading open source alternative for enterprise content management. It is the first company to bring the power of open source to the enterprise content management market, enabling unprecedented scale and a much lower total cost of ownership than proprietary systems. Founded by a team of content management veterans that includes the co-founder of Documentum, John Newton and former COO of Business Objects, John Powell. Alfresco is based in London. For more information, visit www.alfresco.com.
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