IBM Recognizes Callataÿ & Wouters for Outstanding Achievements in Business and Technology Excellence

Brussels - 11 June 2009

Callataÿ & Wouters, the provider of core banking and multi-channel distribution solutions, was named one of two worldwide finalists in the category for “Excellence in System z Solution” at the 2009 IBM Beacon Awards. This recognizes the delivery of outstanding value and innovative approaches to helping clients address unique business challenges.

For the IBM Beacon Award 2009, Callataÿ & Wouters was commended for the development of its mainframe offering at BNP Paribas. Thaler on z/OS was particularly praised for the rich performance, scalability and high integration capacity that it brought to the bank. “We’re extremely pleased to be nominated as a finalist for the IBM Beacon Award 2009.” said Rudy Alexandre, IBM Partnership Manager Callataÿ & Wouters. “Callataÿ & Wouters continuously challenges itself to develop the most advanced, integrated banking solutions available. For Thaler on z/OS to be recognized by IBM for the innovation it brings to the marketplace, pays great tribute to the work done by our teams.”

The IBM Beacon Awards are an integral part of IBM’s PartnerWorld program, which provides industry recognition, increased visibility and promotional opportunities to IBM global Business Partners. The IBM Beacon Awards recognize excellence in the development and delivery of solutions and services that Business Partners deliver to clients around the world. More than 340 nominations were judged by a team of leading industry journalists, analysts and IBM executives, who selected winners and finalists in the 22 award categories.

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