IBM and Vignette launch e-business package

IBM and Vignette have released a prebundled package of software and hardware called Blue Pack, designed to streamline the...

IBM and Vignette have released a prebundled package of software and hardware called Blue Pack, designed to streamline the deployment of e-business infrastructure and reduce the cost of ownership.

With the combination of Vignette's Content Suite V6 and IBM's eServer pSeries systems, Blue Pack aims to eliminate the piecemeal approach to building e-business infrastructure. Traditionally this has involved stitching together products from a handful of different vendors, according to Greg Peters, chairman and chief executive officer of Vignette.

"[Blue Pack] is one offering that pulls together hardware, software and services so companies can, in one stop, get an integrated e-business solution up and running," Peters said.

Integration with enterprise systems is particularly important for content management, he added.

"[Content management systems] are not islands where companies can select Vignette and be done with it. There is a lot of interdependence between our applications and the technology infrastructure inside organisations. This package with IBM pulls it all together, making it easier for customers to solve business problems," Peters said.

Moreover, improving the integration between products reduces complexity, which can boost return on investment (ROI), according to Peters.

Blue Pack is available now in two prebundled packages: one targeting small and medium-sized Web sites and another for advanced, high-volume organisations. The integrated package, which will be jointly marketed by IBM and Vignette, also includes IBM WebSphere Application Server Advanced Edition and DB2 Universal Database Enterprise Edition.

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