August 21, 2001
OpenAir Receives ASP Prime Mark from IBM
IBM stress-tests OpenAir's reliability, scalability, performance, and
Boston, MA (August 21, 2001) OpenAir announced today that it has
successfully completed IBM's ASP Prime program, extensively assessing and
testing the OpenAir Complete web-native professional services automation
solution. IBM provides a five-step program that includes a business and
technical readiness review, benchmarking for scalability, availability,
reliability, security, and performance, and a review of account registration,
billing, management, application monitoring, system administration, licensing,
and help desk integration.
OpenAir participated in the program to obtain data that would fine-tune its
ASP offering for the enterprise customer. "Going through the rigorous testing
program at the IBM porting center was extremely useful. We were able to
generate accurate metrics on our applications' performance under heavy loads
and further verify our ability to serve enterprises with thousands of users,"
explained OpenAir CTO Geoff Crawshaw.
"Receiving the ASP Prime mark was the first step of an ongoing, long-term
relationship with IBM," said OpenAir CEO Morris Panner. As part of the
relationship with IBM, OpenAir will appear this week in the IBM corporate
booth at the XSP World & Conference Center at the Sheraton Boston Hotel. "This
shoulder-to-shoulder effort is a real commitment for us," added Panner.
OpenAir is the Web-native professional services automation solution that helps
organizations improve operational efficiencies and gain insights into key
management metrics. OpenAir customers increase profits by capturing additional
billable hours, increasing employee utilization, streamlining project
management, accelerating revenue, enhancing collaboration, and by sharing
knowledge and best practices throughout the organization. OpenAir has helped
over 55,000 professionals in over 500 companies across six continents increase
profits through its subscription-based solution. For additional information,