May 05, 2010 06:00 ET

IBM and Taleo to Offer Rapid Integration for Taleo Talent Management Solutions

Cast Iron Systems Enables Rapid Integration of Taleo With Cloud-Based and On-Premise Applications

LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwire - May 5, 2010) -  IBM IMPACT 2010 -- Taleo Corporation (NASDAQ: TLEO), the leading provider of on-demand talent management solutions, today announced an expanded partnership with IBM (NYSE: IBM), a Taleo business partner since 2006, to further connect and integrate their respective cloud solutions. Cast Iron Systems, recently acquired by IBM, enables companies to rapidly integrate Taleo Business Edition with other applications in days. 

As the market leader in Talent Management, Taleo has deep experience in providing integrated solutions to the largest installed base in the industry with 4,500 customers including 49 of the Fortune 100 companies.

Cast Iron Systems provides a complete platform to integrate cloud and on-premise applications, and has delivered thousands of cloud integrations around the world. It enables customers to rapidly exchange critical talent management data -- such as job codes, salaries, employee information and more -- between Taleo and other Human Resource applications and helps them streamline their talent management processes across cloud and on-premise applications.

"With the growth of Software as a Service, companies have an increasing need to integrate data and business processes across on-premise and cloud systems, both within and beyond the enterprise," said Dr. Angel Luis Diaz, Vice President BPM and Connectivity, IBM. "IBM and Taleo share a vision to provide customers with simplified solutions that optimize the cloud and give both the line of business and IT workers fast access to the information and processes they need to meet business goals."

"We are committed to offering our customers ready access to solutions that they need to drive their business growth," said Michael Boese, Group Vice President and General Manager, Talent Grid and Corporate Business Development. "IBM's new ability to provide customers with a rapid integration to Taleo is an exciting development, which furthers the adoption of our talent management applications."

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About Taleo
Taleo (NASDAQ: TLEO) is the leader in on-demand unified talent management solutions that empower organizations of all sizes to better understand and engage their best talent for improved business performance. More than 4,500 organizations use Taleo for talent acquisition, performance and compensation management, including 49 of the Fortune 100 across 200 countries and territories. Known for its strong configurability and usability, Taleo runs on a world-class infrastructure and offers 99.9% availability. Taleo's Talent Grid harnesses the resources of the Taleo community of customers, candidates, and partners to power the talent needs of companies around the world.

Forward-looking Statements
This release contains forward-looking statements, including statements regarding the demand for Taleo's solutions, results from use of Taleo's solutions and general business conditions. Any forward-looking statements contained in this press release are based upon Taleo's historical performance and its current plans, estimates and expectations and are not a representation that such plans, estimates, or expectations will be achieved. These forward-looking statements represent Taleo's expectations as of the date of this press announcement. Subsequent events may cause these expectations to change, and Taleo disclaims any obligation to update the forward-looking statements in the future. These forward-looking statements are subject to known and unknown risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially. Further information on potential factors that could affect actual results is included in Part I, Item 1A of Taleo's Annual Report on Form 10K, as filed with the SEC on March 11, 2010, and in other reports filed by Taleo with the SEC.

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