SOURCE: Metatomix

March 24, 2008 09:00 ET

Metatomix Collaborates With IBM to Bring Semantic Solutions to Customers

Collaboration Empowers Customers by Providing "360 Degree View" of Data From Disparate Sources

DEDHAM, MA--(Marketwire - March 24, 2008) - Metatomix, Inc., a leading provider of semantic solutions to financial services, justice, manufacturing and life sciences organizations, today announced that the company will expand its efforts with IBM to help organizations better leverage their data to make faster, more informed decisions.

Underscoring the many successful engagements Metatomix and IBM have shared for a range of public and private sector organizations, the companies will continue to capitalize on Metatomix's semantic platform to provide customers with a 360 degree view of their enterprise data. With that comprehensive view, customers can then act on that information more quickly and with better results. IBM will market Metatomix's semantic platform solutions through a variety of channels, leveraging Metatomix's successful implementation in industries including government, life sciences, financial services and manufacturing.

As an Advanced Industry-Optimized (AIO) level business partner, Metatomix will utilize dedicated resources and support from IBM. The company is now also an official member of PartnerWorld, the IBM Business Partner program that industry market research firm IDC has named the worldwide industry leader for ISV programs. Additional resources accruing to Metatomix as an AIO level business partner include lead generation marketing resources; the opportunity to connect with IBM sales teams for new business opportunities; the use of IBM Innovation Centers for technology enablement, product training and education; and access to other PartnerWorld members for networking and collaboration.

"Semantic technology has emerged as a key means for helping enterprise organizations integrate and act on the data that exists across many disparate sources," said Salvatore Patalano, vice president, Business Partner Program Sales at IBM. "Metatomix combines technology and industry experience essential in delivering solutions of this nature. We look forward to exploring means by which we can work together to deliver valuable business solutions built on IBM technology."

Henry County, Georgia faced a challenge to increase justice administration efficiency and effectiveness while maintaining budget. IBM and Metatomix helped Henry County meet this challenge by providing a joint solution that provides a single view of an arrested and/or convicted criminal and allows all of the participants in the justice process -- including police officers, detectives, attorneys, clerks and others -- to make informed, timely decisions.

"Our county is focused on increasing efficiency and service to our citizens while providing all agencies with the right information at the right time to ensure criminal justice," said Clark Rainer, Director of Technology Services. "The united IBM-Metatomix solution fits the bill perfectly, providing a single view of information on convicted criminals that pulls from all existing data sources. This solution saves us time and money, but more importantly, it helps us ensure criminal justice."

"The partnership we are announcing today reflects the complementary nature of the IBM-Metatomix relationship," said Jeff Dickerson, CEO of Metatomix. "IBM obviously has vast experience in working closely with an enormous range of companies. Metatomix has deep expertise in leveraging semantic technology to integrate customer data in focused, specific industries. Together we will provide customers like Henry County, Georgia with an innovative solution that helps them meet their particular industry's business challenges."

About IBM

For more information about the IBM PartnerWorld Industry Networks, visit http://www-304.ibm.com/jct09002c/isv/welcome/pwin.html.

About Metatomix, Inc.

Founded in 2000, Metatomix is the leading provider of semantic solutions to financial services, justice, manufacturing and life sciences organizations. Metatomix solutions link data from existing disparate systems to create a common semantic understanding across the enterprise. Using this contextual understanding, Metatomix solutions enable real-time analysis and insights, orchestrating and coordinating responses among both people and systems to optimize business performance. For more information, visit the Metatomix Web site at http://www.metatomix.com.

Metatomix is a trademark of Metatomix, Inc. Other brand names or product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.

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