SOURCE: Cybernet-SlashSupport (CSS)

June 06, 2007 00:30 ET

Cybernet-SlashSupport (CSS) Strikes 'Preferred Partner' Agreement With IBM to Deploy IBM's "Desktop of the Future" in Indian and US Markets

CHENNAI, INDIA--(Marketwire - June 6, 2007) - Cybernet-SlashSupport (CSS), the leading provider of Technology Operations Management and Support Solutions, announced that it has been chosen as a preferred partner to deploy IBM's new Open Client solution in the Indian and US markets.

As a preferred partner, CSS will promote and offer services around the innovative IBM solution. To help customers deploy the solution, CSS will offer services such as jumpstart, end user segmentation, value assessment, application migration, pilot management and deployment, and ongoing support. CSS will provide a dedicated team to support the collaborative solutions and middleware on Linux

IBM's Open Client Solution is for customers of any size or industry that can help their employees better collaborate, improve productivity, and lower the total cost of information technology ownership. The solution addresses customer demand to improve interoperability and provide more choice to run different vendors' products that work together. Customers will now have the opportunity to run a mix of Lotus, open source, and other commercial software products -- running on Linux, Microsoft Windows, or even Macintosh -- on PCs, desktops and other devices.

Commenting on this joint initiative, Antony Satyadas, Chief Competitive Marketing Officer, IBM Lotus Software, said, "CSS has had a working relationship with IBM for over a decade and has executed projects for several of the top global companies. Their ability to offer solutions on the latest IBM technology and their proven track record are the reasons we chose them as a preferred partner."

CSS Co-Founder and CEO Shiva Ramani said, "Taking advantage of the Open standards revolution in the enterprise market, IBM's Open Client solution is bringing innovation and lower TCO to the desktop. With the best of breed collaboration software, and associated services that provide users the flexibility and choice of operating system, platform, productivity tool, and rich/thin client end user experience, it's easy to see why it's a solution for the future, with the investment of today."

"It's a privilege to be chosen as the preferred partner of IBM in their new initiative," he added. "IBM's new 'Desktop of the Future' will help companies improve collaboration, increase productivity, and lower the total cost of ownership. That is well aligned with our mission of helping our enterprise clients drive down the cost of IT operations while improving service levels."

About CSS

CSS is a leading provider of global technology operations management services with close to 5,000 employees and offices in North America, Europe, and Asia, including world-class offshore delivery centers in India. Driven by a corporate mission of "100 percent referenceable customers," CSS is committed to building long-term client partnerships that maximize quality, availability and reliability while minimizing costs and risks for its clients. CSS supports and manages technology infrastructure platforms and applications for Fortune 2000 companies, and provides testing/QA and support solutions for products and applications from ISVs and consumer technology providers. The company is backed by Goldman Sachs.

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