eFORCE 'High Performance eBusiness Architecture' Meets Quality of Service And Return on Investment Demands of Enterprise eBusiness Applications

New Specialized Practice Focuses on Increasing Performance and Scalability Of

Production eBusiness Systems Within Framework of Proven eBRIDGE(TM) Rapid

Deployment Methodology



Apr 25, 2001, 01:00 ET from eFORCE, Inc.

    HAYWARD, Calif., April 25 /PRNewswire/ -- eFORCE, Inc., a full service
 eBusiness solutions provider with offices throughout North America and Europe,
 has launched a new High Performance Architecture (HPA(TM)) practice to meet
 the performance goals of enterprise eBusiness applications and enterprise
 integration infrastructures.
     HPA focuses on two types of client requirements: 1) increased performance
 of production eBusiness systems based on BEA Weblogic(TM), ATG Dynamo(TM), IBM
 Websphere(TM), iPlanet Application Server(TM) and their related
 environments -- Sun Solaris, Oracle database -- and enterprise application
 integration technology from webMethods, MQ Series and Tibco, among others, and
 2) capacity planning, analysis and design of the system architecture to meet
 Quality of Service (QoS) requirements.
     "eFORCE is an ideal partner for CLAIMPlace because of their world-class
 expertise in the research, design and implementation of high-performance,
 scalable enterprise software," said Ellen Wilcox, chief executive officer,
 CLAIMPlace.  "By scaling in both integration cost and quality of service,
 CLAIMPlace is building equity volume as a claims processing exchange, while
 able to offer each individual customer a unique application service value."
 Headquartered in Wilmington, Mass., CLAIMPlace has created the insurance
 industry's first eMarketplace that offers insurance carriers access to
 best-of-breed claims handling tools to significantly reduce claim processing
 expenses and losses.
     The HPA practice has "Best Practice" specialties such as n-tier capacity
 planning, rapid QoS assessments, "extreme" performance tuning of Java
 Application Servers; middleware and database tiers; diagnosis and
 stabilization of "at-risk" systems; and the measurement and instrumentation of
 production system "redlines."  The value to customers is directly linked to
 the deployment of enterprise eBusiness systems that meet optimal reliability,
 performance and scalability goals.
     HPA practice delivery has already been deployed throughout eFORCE's global
 Centers of Excellence, training and application development laboratories that
 contain state-of-the-art infrastructure to support rapid project initiation
 and quality deliverables.  HPA supports the deployment in North America,
 Europe and Asia-Pacific of sophisticated eBusiness systems based on leading
 technology.
     "In order to achieve true business value from IT investments, systems must
 perform to expectations for reliability, scalability, and performance.
 eFORCE's recently launched HPA practice proactively addresses these needs and
 complements eFORCE's established business process and integration competency,"
 said Stephanie Torto, senior analyst, Solution Integration Strategies, at
 leading industry research firm IDC.  IDC has identified eFORCE as one of the
 "Top Solution Integrators of the 21st Century."
     eFORCE's HPA practice has helped clients in the manufacturing,
 transportation, energy, and financial industries realize significantly larger
 QoS capacity of their mission critical eBusiness deployments.  Examples
 include e-Steel (www.esteel.com), eCargoService (www.ecargoservice.com),
 CLAIMPlace (www.claimplace.com), as well as Avaya and Alstom Power.  HPA
 clients have achieved measurable performance improvements of their mission
 critical eBusiness applications including up to 600 percent increases of load
 capacity, decreased average response times of up to 40 seconds, and a mean
 time to failure increase in one example from 3 hours to 4,800 hours.
     HPA is the Quality of Service methodology of the company's practice-wide
 eBRIDGE(TM) (eBusiness Rapid Implementation and Deployment for Global
 Enterprises) methodology.  eBRIDGE integrates the power of HPA to rapidly
 deploy industrial-strength eBusiness solutions that meet the rigorous
 reliability, performance and scalability requirements of the most demanding
 Global 1000 clients.
     "HPA is unique in being able to offer QoS architecture design that is
 derived directly from our client's business goals and then deterministically
 implement performance, scalability and reliability to achieve the client's
 expected ROI," said Bruce Cottman, chief technology officer at eFORCE.  "In
 appraising the outstanding results we have achieved for our clients around
 dramatically enhancing performance and scalability in the most demanding
 production environments, it has become apparent that we have significant
 intellectual capital -- methodology and expertise that supports the critical
 needs of our Global 1000 clients."
 
     About eFORCE
     eFORCE, a leading global provider of strategic eBusiness solutions in the
 areas of B2B, B2C, corporate portals, and mobile commerce, was identified by
 the IT analyst and research opinion leader, IDC (International Data
 Corporation), as one of the Top Solution Integrators of the 21st Century.
 Combining expertise in eBusiness strategy, architecture, creative design,
 integration, and implementation with its uniquely rigorous, comprehensive
 eBRIDGE(TM) implementation methodology (eBusiness Rapid Implementation and
 Deployment for Global Enterprises), eFORCE delivers production-scale solutions
 in internet time.  eFORCE customers range from Global 1000 organizations like
 Avaya, Bank of America, Charles Schwab, FedEx, Intel, Janus, Johnson Controls,
 Merrill Lynch, Nortel Networks, Pearson Group, Visa USA, and Wells Fargo to
 digital innovators such as CLAIMPlace, eLUXURY, e-STEEL, and Workspeed. eFORCE
 (www.eforceglobal.com) is headquartered in Silicon Valley and has additional
 Centers of Excellence in North America and Europe.
 
                     MAKE YOUR OPINION COUNT -  Click Here
                http://tbutton.prnewswire.com/prn/11690X51610555
 
 

SOURCE eFORCE, Inc.
    HAYWARD, Calif., April 25 /PRNewswire/ -- eFORCE, Inc., a full service
 eBusiness solutions provider with offices throughout North America and Europe,
 has launched a new High Performance Architecture (HPA(TM)) practice to meet
 the performance goals of enterprise eBusiness applications and enterprise
 integration infrastructures.
     HPA focuses on two types of client requirements: 1) increased performance
 of production eBusiness systems based on BEA Weblogic(TM), ATG Dynamo(TM), IBM
 Websphere(TM), iPlanet Application Server(TM) and their related
 environments -- Sun Solaris, Oracle database -- and enterprise application
 integration technology from webMethods, MQ Series and Tibco, among others, and
 2) capacity planning, analysis and design of the system architecture to meet
 Quality of Service (QoS) requirements.
     "eFORCE is an ideal partner for CLAIMPlace because of their world-class
 expertise in the research, design and implementation of high-performance,
 scalable enterprise software," said Ellen Wilcox, chief executive officer,
 CLAIMPlace.  "By scaling in both integration cost and quality of service,
 CLAIMPlace is building equity volume as a claims processing exchange, while
 able to offer each individual customer a unique application service value."
 Headquartered in Wilmington, Mass., CLAIMPlace has created the insurance
 industry's first eMarketplace that offers insurance carriers access to
 best-of-breed claims handling tools to significantly reduce claim processing
 expenses and losses.
     The HPA practice has "Best Practice" specialties such as n-tier capacity
 planning, rapid QoS assessments, "extreme" performance tuning of Java
 Application Servers; middleware and database tiers; diagnosis and
 stabilization of "at-risk" systems; and the measurement and instrumentation of
 production system "redlines."  The value to customers is directly linked to
 the deployment of enterprise eBusiness systems that meet optimal reliability,
 performance and scalability goals.
     HPA practice delivery has already been deployed throughout eFORCE's global
 Centers of Excellence, training and application development laboratories that
 contain state-of-the-art infrastructure to support rapid project initiation
 and quality deliverables.  HPA supports the deployment in North America,
 Europe and Asia-Pacific of sophisticated eBusiness systems based on leading
 technology.
     "In order to achieve true business value from IT investments, systems must
 perform to expectations for reliability, scalability, and performance.
 eFORCE's recently launched HPA practice proactively addresses these needs and
 complements eFORCE's established business process and integration competency,"
 said Stephanie Torto, senior analyst, Solution Integration Strategies, at
 leading industry research firm IDC.  IDC has identified eFORCE as one of the
 "Top Solution Integrators of the 21st Century."
     eFORCE's HPA practice has helped clients in the manufacturing,
 transportation, energy, and financial industries realize significantly larger
 QoS capacity of their mission critical eBusiness deployments.  Examples
 include e-Steel (www.esteel.com), eCargoService (www.ecargoservice.com),
 CLAIMPlace (www.claimplace.com), as well as Avaya and Alstom Power.  HPA
 clients have achieved measurable performance improvements of their mission
 critical eBusiness applications including up to 600 percent increases of load
 capacity, decreased average response times of up to 40 seconds, and a mean
 time to failure increase in one example from 3 hours to 4,800 hours.
     HPA is the Quality of Service methodology of the company's practice-wide
 eBRIDGE(TM) (eBusiness Rapid Implementation and Deployment for Global
 Enterprises) methodology.  eBRIDGE integrates the power of HPA to rapidly
 deploy industrial-strength eBusiness solutions that meet the rigorous
 reliability, performance and scalability requirements of the most demanding
 Global 1000 clients.
     "HPA is unique in being able to offer QoS architecture design that is
 derived directly from our client's business goals and then deterministically
 implement performance, scalability and reliability to achieve the client's
 expected ROI," said Bruce Cottman, chief technology officer at eFORCE.  "In
 appraising the outstanding results we have achieved for our clients around
 dramatically enhancing performance and scalability in the most demanding
 production environments, it has become apparent that we have significant
 intellectual capital -- methodology and expertise that supports the critical
 needs of our Global 1000 clients."
 
     About eFORCE
     eFORCE, a leading global provider of strategic eBusiness solutions in the
 areas of B2B, B2C, corporate portals, and mobile commerce, was identified by
 the IT analyst and research opinion leader, IDC (International Data
 Corporation), as one of the Top Solution Integrators of the 21st Century.
 Combining expertise in eBusiness strategy, architecture, creative design,
 integration, and implementation with its uniquely rigorous, comprehensive
 eBRIDGE(TM) implementation methodology (eBusiness Rapid Implementation and
 Deployment for Global Enterprises), eFORCE delivers production-scale solutions
 in internet time.  eFORCE customers range from Global 1000 organizations like
 Avaya, Bank of America, Charles Schwab, FedEx, Intel, Janus, Johnson Controls,
 Merrill Lynch, Nortel Networks, Pearson Group, Visa USA, and Wells Fargo to
 digital innovators such as CLAIMPlace, eLUXURY, e-STEEL, and Workspeed. eFORCE
 (www.eforceglobal.com) is headquartered in Silicon Valley and has additional
 Centers of Excellence in North America and Europe.
 
                     MAKE YOUR OPINION COUNT -  Click Here
                http://tbutton.prnewswire.com/prn/11690X51610555
 
 SOURCE  eFORCE, Inc.