[From Oracle Corp.
REDWOOD SHORES, Calif. 03-APR-2006 In response to small and mid-size customers' demand for a continuation of Oracle's JD Edwards EnterpriseOne software on IBM's platform, Oracle today announced plans to strengthen its partnership with IBM to position their industry-leading SMB reseller channel to promote Oracle's JD Edwards applications. Specifically, Oracle has increased investment with IBM to jointly deliver JD Edwards solutions to the SMB market. The investment will support go-to-market activities for Oracle's JD Edwards software products with Oracle and IBM sales teams and value-added resellers (VARs). Additionally, Oracle will also work with IBM to deliver targeted programs supporting the VARs with hardware and services programs.
Together, Oracle and IBM are responding to end-user customer and reseller needs by providing a one-stop source for integrated SMB solutions-including application software, middleware, database and hardware, business and technology consulting, rapid implementation and support services, training, certification and financing programs, to make it easy to get started. This includes IBM's DB2 database software and eServer offerings.
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