IBM Joins the EAI Industry Consortium as a Founding Member

London, UK 13th May 2003 - EAI Industry Consortium today announced that IBM has joined the fast-growing EAI Industry Consortium as a founding member. Formed in 2001, the Consortium is an international, non-profit global advocacy group promoting the enterprise application integration industry dedicated to sponsoring research, education, best practices, standards & guidelines and articulating the strategic and measurable benefits of this business-driven approach.

"We are very excited that IBM has joined the EAI industry Consortium, and look forward to the WebSphere team's contribution to the Consortium's initiatives," says Michael Kuhbock, Chairman of the EAI Industry Consortium. Steve Craggs, EAIIC Vice-Chair (Europe) adds "We are sure that this will be an excellent knowledge sharing opportunity for IBM where they will see real benefits of networking with other EAI experienced people and gain access to accurate information on enterprise application integration."

"Having a powerful business integration infrastructure that enables enterprises to adapt quickly to economic changes and respond to market demands dynamically with increasing speed is a top priority for our customers," says Marie Wieck, Vice President, WebSphere Business Integration, IBM Software Group. "IBM is committed to leading the evolution of open industry standards and delivery of integration infrastructure software and looks forward to working with the EAI Industry Consortium to help deliver on these priorities."

Doug Hunt, Vice President, Global e-business Integration Solutions, IBM Business Consulting Services, said that clients recognise the importance of enterprise information integration, across its people, processes and partners. "Integration is a key component of IBM's e-business On Demand initiative, " Hunt said. "IBM is in an excellent position to team with the EAI Industry Consortium through its WebSphere Business Integration software and the Business Consulting Services portfolios to support these initiatives."

Become a bobsguide member to access the following

1. Unrestricted access to bobsguide
2. Send a proposal request
3. Insights delivered daily to your inbox
4. Career development