7global and Blue Tangent Partner to Deliver EMC Documentum On-Demand

London, UK – 4 December 2006

- New partnership to uniquely provide a hosted version of the EMC Documentum Enterprise Content Management platform and create new On-Demand market for Blue Tangent-

7global, the Managed Services Company has today announced a partnership with Blue Tangent, a systems integration consultancy specialising in EMC Documentum products, to deliver the EMC Documentum enterprise content management (ECM) platform using an On-Demand delivery model.

The decision to offer EMC Documentum On-Demand follows a growing market change in the way that organisations want to purchase software. Instead of assuming responsibility for the software implementation and ongoing management of the solution, customers are looking at alternative models of application delivery. Software On-Demand is today an exploding market that is forecast to reach US$10.7B by 2009, (Source; IDC).

7global is an early pioneer in delivering Software On-Demand and helps dozens of software vendors deliver their applications in this way. As one of the longest established IT managed services providers hosting On-Demand applications for end user organisations, 7global will work with Blue Tangent and host the EMC Documentum content management application from its highly secure data centre in Liverpool.

Blue Tangent is steeped in its knowledge and experience of EMC Documentum products, having been founded in 2003 by former Documentum and McLaren senior executives. Part of the Documentum Select Service Team (SST) programme, Blue Tangent provides a comprehensive portfolio of solutions, consultancy and integration services around content management, records management and collaboration technologies.

Speaking of the collaboration with 7global, Mark Medley, director and co-founder of Blue Tangent commented, “We are responding to the huge market demand for software delivered using an On-Demand model and we believe we are the first to offer the EMC Documentum enterprise content management solution in this way. 7global has an unrivalled reputation in the hosting market and a wealth of expertise in providing software On-Demand. This gives us and our clients the confidence to embrace this delivery model and enjoy the ensuing economies of scale. We look forward to building significant market traction by offering Documentum in this way.”

“We are delighted to host the world’s best known content management suite and to offer it to Blue Tangent’s customers in a way that overcomes infrastructure and budgetary issues,” added Lynne Jones, Group Sales Director for 7global. “Blue Tangent’s seasoned consultants complement our software delivery heritage with their business, technical and change management consulting skills to assist companies worldwide to leverage benefit from their EMC Documentum systems.”
The 7global and Blue Tangent partnership has already secured its first, major international deal to supply a worldwide project based on EMC Documentum On-Demand and details of this global sale will be announced very shortly.

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