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IBM Partners With Mainsoft

ARMONK, N.Y. -- IBM (NYSE:IBM - News) and business partner Mainsoft Corporation today announced new technology and a global reseller agreement that gives enterprise IT customers tools to preserve existing development skills, easily blend Java(TM) and .NET technology, and provide composite applications for business users in a secure and scalable environment.

Under the agreement, IBM will sell Mainsoft's newly available .NET Extensions for WebSphere® Portal. Mainsoft's custom suite of software products enables customers to integrate Windows® SharePoint services, Microsoft® Office document libraries, SQL Server Reports, and .NET applications onto IBM WebSphere® Portal server.

"By working with Mainsoft, IBM WebSphere Portal extends its ability to serve a broad spectrum of organizations, application types, and developer skill sets with one common foundation," said Larry Bowden, IBM's vice president of portals and web interaction services. "Customers can preserve their existing Microsoft development skills, reuse existing software assets, and provide a unified experience for their end users, and now, can take advantage of the scalability, security, and robustness of the open, standards-based Java WebSphere Portal to deliver an exceptional user experience."

IBM Corp.