NICE SmartCenter Achieves VMware Ready™ Status

Dec 20, 2010, 07:22 ET from NICE Systems Ltd.

RA'ANANA, Israel and PALO ALTO, Calif., Dec. 20, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- NICE Systems Ltd., the worldwide leader of intent-based solutions that extract insight to impact business performance, reduce financial risk and ensure safety and security, today announced that NICE SmartCenter solutions have achieved VMware Ready™ status. This designation indicates that NICE has passed a detailed evaluation and testing process managed by VMware and is now listed on the VMware Partner Product Catalog.

Passing the extensive VMware-specified testing helps ensure that NICE SmartCenter makes best use of VMware technology and is ready for deployment in customer environments.

"We are pleased that NICE SmartCenter qualifies for the VMware Ready™ logo, signifying to customers that it has passed specific VMware testing and interoperability criteria and is ready to run in production environments," said Bernie Mills, senior director, alliance programs, VMware.

Alon Biran, Vice President of Product Management, said, "Virtualization is transforming the way datacenters are deployed and managed, and NICE customers have already deployed our solutions in a virtual environment. "We are excited about expanding our relationship with VMware to help advance the virtualization revolution and all of its benefits. NICE is fully aligned with the roadmap of the virtualization industry and is committed to remaining on the leading edge of virtualization."

The VMware Ready program is a VMware co-branding program for qualified partner products and is a benefit of the VMware Technology Alliance Partner (TAP) program. With more than 1,600 members worldwide, the VMware TAP program works with best-of-breed technology partners to provide them a comprehensive set of VMware technical and marketing services, support, tools and expertise to deliver enhanced value to joint customers.

NICE SmartCenter solutions can be found within the online VMware Partner Product Catalog at http://wwwa.vmware.com/partnercatalog/catalog/.  Hardware products can be found within the online VMware Hardware Compatibility List at http://www.vmware.com/resources/compatibility/search.

The NICE Enterprise offering addresses the needs of customer-centric businesses with intent-based solutions that optimize Customer Dynamics. Driven by real-time, cross-channel analytics, NICE provides solutions for increasing revenue, enhancing customer experience, improving regulatory compliance, and optimizing contact center and back office operations. NICE Enterprise solutions are implemented by contact centers of all sizes, branches, trading floors and back offices.

About NICE Systems

NICE Systems, is the worldwide leader of intent-based solutions that capture and analyze interactions and transactions, realize intent, and extract and leverage insights to deliver impact in real time. Driven by cross-channel and multi-sensor analytics, NICE solutions enable organizations to improve business performance, increase operational efficiency, prevent financial crime, ensure compliance, and enhance safety and security. NICE serves over 25,000 organizations in the enterprise and security sectors, representing a variety of sizes and industries in more than 150 countries, and including over 80 of the Fortune 100 companies. www.nice.com.


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