Steltor's Time Management Solution for Linux on IBM's eServer Mainframes Offers Cost-Effective Alternative to Microsoft Exchange

Apr 10, 2002, 01:00 ET from Steltor

    MONTREAL, April 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Steltor, a world leader in time
 management communications, today announced that it is working with IBM to
 offer best-of-breed calendaring and scheduling software for Linux on the IBM
 eServer zSeries mainframe.  The scalability and performance of this solution
 lowers the total cost of ownership while addressing the mission-critical
 communication needs of large organizations looking for alternatives to
 Microsoft Exchange(R).
     Steltor's time management offering features a real time, standards-based
 calendaring infrastructure and a mix of desktop and Web clients, including
 support for Microsoft Outlook(R) and a wide range of mobile devices.  The
 solution enables companies to spend less time, resources and money managing
 their infrastructure, while their workforce gains the tools they need to
 collaborate effectively using any device, from any location.
     "Calendaring and scheduling are fast becoming as important as e-mail.  The
 availability of such solutions as Steltor's feature-rich time management
 system further strengthens our portfolio of ISV solutions," said Joann Duguid,
 director, zSeries Linux marketing.  "The combination of Steltor's calendaring
 infrastructure with other messaging and directory applications on the IBM
 mainframe offers customers additional best-of-breed alternatives to the
 groupware suites."
     IBM's mainframe platforms (the eServer zSeries and S/390) serve as a
 stable and secure foundation for data-intensive, high-power computing
 environments.  IBM's mainframe is a flexible and open platform that can run
 applications ranging from e-commerce to messaging from a reliable and scalable
 Linux environment.
     According to Tom Bittman, vice president and research director at Gartner,
 enterprises are focusing on total cost of ownership more than ever before, and
 server consolidation is an excellent method to reduce costs.  "Enterprises can
 see a real reduction in overall costs by reducing the number of operating
 system footprints that need to be managed.  Enterprises can also save by
 consolidating multiple over-provisioned systems into larger systems that can
 share resources -- improving flexibility and hardware efficiency."
     "Offering our time management solution on IBM's zSeries is a direct
 response to the market demand for cost-effective Exchange alternatives," said
 Andre Courtemanche, President and CEO of Steltor.  "Longer term we view the
 business relationship with IBM as an important step towards realizing
 Steltor's roadmap for Web services.  In particular, we are excited about the
 potential of integrating to IBM's WebSphere software platform."
 
     About Steltor
     Steltor develops and markets time management communications technology,
 offering solutions tailored to the enterprise, B2B and B2C service provider
 markets.  Steltor's real-time, standards-based portfolio of time management
 products and services encompasses calendar infrastructure, desktop clients,
 Internet applications, synchronization tools, and wireless communications.
 Steltor products are currently used as key collaborative applications by
 millions of corporate users in thousands of organizations, including
 Bristol-Myers Squibb, Morgan Stanley, BMW and Texas Instruments.  Strategic
 partners include Compaq, Openwave and Hewlett-Packard. Founded in 1988,
 Steltor is headquartered in Montreal, Canada, with offices in London, England.
 For more details, visit: http://www.steltor.com.
 
     All product or brand names are trademarks or registered trademarks of
 their respective holders.  The IBM zSeries and S/390 are trademarks or
 registered trademarks of the IBM Corporation.
 
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    MONTREAL, April 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Steltor, a world leader in time
 management communications, today announced that it is working with IBM to
 offer best-of-breed calendaring and scheduling software for Linux on the IBM
 eServer zSeries mainframe.  The scalability and performance of this solution
 lowers the total cost of ownership while addressing the mission-critical
 communication needs of large organizations looking for alternatives to
 Microsoft Exchange(R).
     Steltor's time management offering features a real time, standards-based
 calendaring infrastructure and a mix of desktop and Web clients, including
 support for Microsoft Outlook(R) and a wide range of mobile devices.  The
 solution enables companies to spend less time, resources and money managing
 their infrastructure, while their workforce gains the tools they need to
 collaborate effectively using any device, from any location.
     "Calendaring and scheduling are fast becoming as important as e-mail.  The
 availability of such solutions as Steltor's feature-rich time management
 system further strengthens our portfolio of ISV solutions," said Joann Duguid,
 director, zSeries Linux marketing.  "The combination of Steltor's calendaring
 infrastructure with other messaging and directory applications on the IBM
 mainframe offers customers additional best-of-breed alternatives to the
 groupware suites."
     IBM's mainframe platforms (the eServer zSeries and S/390) serve as a
 stable and secure foundation for data-intensive, high-power computing
 environments.  IBM's mainframe is a flexible and open platform that can run
 applications ranging from e-commerce to messaging from a reliable and scalable
 Linux environment.
     According to Tom Bittman, vice president and research director at Gartner,
 enterprises are focusing on total cost of ownership more than ever before, and
 server consolidation is an excellent method to reduce costs.  "Enterprises can
 see a real reduction in overall costs by reducing the number of operating
 system footprints that need to be managed.  Enterprises can also save by
 consolidating multiple over-provisioned systems into larger systems that can
 share resources -- improving flexibility and hardware efficiency."
     "Offering our time management solution on IBM's zSeries is a direct
 response to the market demand for cost-effective Exchange alternatives," said
 Andre Courtemanche, President and CEO of Steltor.  "Longer term we view the
 business relationship with IBM as an important step towards realizing
 Steltor's roadmap for Web services.  In particular, we are excited about the
 potential of integrating to IBM's WebSphere software platform."
 
     About Steltor
     Steltor develops and markets time management communications technology,
 offering solutions tailored to the enterprise, B2B and B2C service provider
 markets.  Steltor's real-time, standards-based portfolio of time management
 products and services encompasses calendar infrastructure, desktop clients,
 Internet applications, synchronization tools, and wireless communications.
 Steltor products are currently used as key collaborative applications by
 millions of corporate users in thousands of organizations, including
 Bristol-Myers Squibb, Morgan Stanley, BMW and Texas Instruments.  Strategic
 partners include Compaq, Openwave and Hewlett-Packard. Founded in 1988,
 Steltor is headquartered in Montreal, Canada, with offices in London, England.
 For more details, visit: http://www.steltor.com.
 
     All product or brand names are trademarks or registered trademarks of
 their respective holders.  The IBM zSeries and S/390 are trademarks or
 registered trademarks of the IBM Corporation.
 
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