IBM and Financial Fusion forge bank IT alliance

IBM and Financial Fusion forge bank IT alliance

IBM and Financial Fusion have forged an alliance to offer Global 1000 financial institutions in North America a broad suite of e-business services and solutions for online retail banking and capital markets. The agreement includes joint sales, marketing and integration of Financial Fusion products to IBM hardware and software.

The alliance between the two signals the completion of Project Indigo, the Financial Fusion programme to migrate its applications to IBM servers, storage and software. The Project Indigo solution suite will support Financial Fusion Web, wireless and server products alongside IBM's MQSeries messaging software, eServer xSeries and eServer pSeries running the AIX operating system, DB2 Universal Database, WebSphere application server and the WebSphere Everyplace suite. The software will be available early Q2 2001 for sales to the online retail banking market say the companies.

The alliance stems from IBM's PartnerWorld for Developers programme which aims to provide third party software houses in specific vertical industries with access to new customers and revenue opportunities through Big Blue's marketing, sales, and solutions resources. In return, developers commit to lead with IBM's middleware, server platforms, and services.

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