More companies are relying on business applications designed for their industry and tuned for specific business needs. Localization is key to business success for both multi-national and regional companies. Interactions with clients, supply chain partners and other departments must be in the native language, use the local currency, and adhere to country-specific regulations. Large global software houses provide localized applications for most every size operation. For midsize businesses, the optimal IT solutions are often industry-specific applications from regional software providers and systems integrators.
Platform selection is typically determined by the combination of what the firm has used in the past and the software architect’s hardware recommendation. This can result in inefficient use of server and system software resources.
IBM has teamed with global and regional software providers to deliver localized industry solutions designed to maximize the return on investment of the total solution, with built-in efficiency and simplicity.
IBM PowerLinux™ Industry Application Solution Editions are complete systems, optimized by leading global and regional independent software vendors (ISVs), original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and systems integrators (SIs) in partnership with IBM.
Built on POWER7® technology, and leveraging IBM experience in Linux® and virtualization, these workload-optimized systems help midsize IT organizations focus on delivering the applications’ business value rather than managing the system environment.