SOURCE: IBM

June 29, 2005 17:15 ET

IBM Named in Analyst Firm's Leader Quadrant for IT Project and Portfolio Management

LEXINGTON, MA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- June 29, 2005 -- IBM today announced that Gartner, Inc. has positioned IBM Rational Portfolio Manager in the Leader Quadrant in their 2005 Magic Quadrant for IT Project and Portfolio Management.*

According to Gartner, leaders are performing well today, have a clear vision of market direction and are actively building competencies to sustain their leadership position in the market.

IBM Rational Portfolio Manager offers complete lifecycle support for prioritizing, planning, managing, and measuring portfolios, projects and assets. Customers can visualize and balance their portfolios, plan and manage resources, and track all project deliverables, including budgets, tasks and risks.

"IBM Rational Portfolio Manager enables customers to align IT with business priorities, helping them to better govern their businesses," said Roger Oberg, vice president of marketing, IBM Rational. "By connecting business, development and operations teams with common tools and processes, IBM Rational enables teams to work towards the same set of business goals, seamlessly share critical data, and more effectively manage the entire IT lifecycle."

Today, IBM Rational Portfolio Manager is used on more than 10,000 internal and customer projects worldwide: http://www-306.ibm.com/software/success/cssdb.nsf/CS/WJBN- 6C9PYL?OpenDocument&Site=software. Additional information on IBM Rational Portfolio Manager is available at http://www-306.ibm.com/software/awdtools/portfolio.

For more information on the Gartner IT Project and Portfolio Management Magic Quadrant, visit http://www.gartner.com.

About Rational software from IBM

Rational software from IBM helps organizations become more responsive, resilient, and focused by improving their software development capability. Rational tools and best practices power the IBM Rational Software Development Platform, the premier platform for teams who build, extend, modernize, integrate, and deploy software in business applications, embedded systems, and software products. This cross-platform solution offers IBM customers and Business Partners an integrated application development environment that is based on open standards, including the universal Eclipse framework. Additional information is available at www.ibm.com/rational and www.therationaledge.com, the monthly e-zine for the Rational community.

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The Magic Quadrant is copyrighted June 22, 2005 by Gartner, Inc. and is reused with permission. The Magic Quadrant is a graphical representation of a marketplace at and for a specific time period. It depicts Gartner's analysis of how certain vendors measure against criteria for that marketplace, as defined by Gartner. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in the Magic Quadrant, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors placed in the "Leaders" quadrant. The Magic Quadrant is intended solely as a research tool, and is not meant to be a specific guide to action. Gartner disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

* Gartner Magic Quadrant for IT Project and Portfolio Management 2005, Matt Light and Daniel B. Stang, June 22, 2005.

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