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  • 19 November 2003 11:36

Intentia announces Movex Java on Linux for reduced TCO and hardware independence

Sydney, 19 November 2003: Intentia has announced a Java version of its collaborative enterprise solution, Movex, to run on Linux, which will create hardware independence and reduced cost of IT ownership for companies.

Available in the third quarter of 2004, Linux enabled Java conforms to Intentia’s strategy of providing completely open solutions, and reinforces the company’s leadership in the fast growing ‘on-demand’ market.

Intentia recently announced its new partnership with IBM – recognised as the leading proponent of the Linux operating system. Intentia will standardise its enterprise solution on IBM’s middleware and, initially, Linux will be developed to run on IBM’s eServer pSeries servers.

Leading the way with open standards

Intentia has been at the forefront of adopting open standards like XML and those developed by IBM and the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), since it announced, in 1998, the Java version of its enterprise solution. The combination of Linux, Java and XML strengthen Intentia’s collaborative proposition as together they increase information flow and transparency within the ‘value chain’ – a pre-requisite for collaboration between companies.

Growth of Linux Johan Berg, president of Intentia Research and Development globally, said that Linux is also a cornerstone of the new on-demand business environment and is fast becoming the operating system of choice.

“IDC says that Linux server shipments are expected to grow by 28.5 per cent between 2002 and 2007, compared with 10.3 per cent for Windows,” said Berg. “Figures for 2002 and expectations for 2003 appear to confirm this prediction. In 2002 the number of servers running Linux increased by 22.8 per cent compared with the previous 12 months. And in 2003, sales of Linux servers are expected to equal or exceed sales of Windows 2000 servers.”

Berg said that Gartner also subscribes to a bright future for Linux. According to the IT analyst, the mid-sized market is also growing quickly, and 45 per cent of companies are already using or experimenting with Linux.

Choice, flexibility and security for the future “Linux is gaining critical mass because it is attracting the attentions of corporations like the Ford Motor Company, Reuters and Unilever, and a growing number of national and local governments,” said Steve Ironside, Managing Director, Intentia Australia & New Zealand. “The operating system has proven to be both scaleable and reliable and it’s an important element of the new grid computing networks that will power the on-demand business world.”

“Linux gives companies wider choice because it runs on many hardware platforms and protects technology investment. It creates flexibility for the future and means companies can embrace new technologies, secure in the knowledge that investments made today, will be relevant in years to come.”


About Intentia Intentia is a global technology leader, providing e-collaboration solutions within the enterprise application space. Intentia’s flagship solution is called Movex -- a complete, integrated enterprise management system, offering Intentia's customers the key to success across customer relationship management (CRM), enterprise resource planning (ERP), supply chain planning & execution (SCPE), partner relationship management (PRM), business performance management (BPM) and e-business solutions. Intentia has offices in New Zealand, Australia, Asia, Americas and Europe.

Intentia has more than 3,800 professionals serving in excess of 3,500 customers. Intentia is a public company traded on the Stockholm Stock Exchange. The company is one of the ten largest ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) companies in the world and has a turnover of more than SEK 3 bn (euro 350 m).

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