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IBM.com: Worklab Technologies uses Linux/DB2 for turnkey Internet hosting and e-commerce packages

Oct 25, 2000, 22:48 (0 Talkback[s])

"While every company's sales materials tout the unique benefits of its products, most consumers want more tangible evidence than words alone can provide. For Worklab Technologies, a German e-business solutions developer founded in 1996, providing tangible evidence means allowing potential customers to see and experience live examples of its solutions. With 25 employees on the team, Worklab provides e-business consulting to banks and other financial institutions as well as Internet solutions for mid-size companies."

"An IBM Business Partner, Worklab develops its solutions with IBM e-business products such as IBM DB2 Universal Database for Linux, Lotus Notes and Lotus Domino. In addition, Worklab runs its own business-to-consumer (B-to-C) e-commerce sites. Part of the reason for doing this is to demonstrate the IBM technology used in Worklab's other solutions-turnkey Internet hosting packages that allow businesses to deploy an e-business solution quickly and cost-effectively."

"We wanted to partner with IBM because its e-business strategy is very similar to Worklab's strategy," says Marcelo Krebber, Worklab's chief executive officer. "For instance, IBM is playing an important role in its support of cutting-edge technologies such as Linux and Java, both of which are vital to our success." ... Explaining Worklab's product choices, Krebber says, "...IBM's offering of DB2 Universal Database for Linux has helped make Linux a viable platform in the industry for companies of all sizes."

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