Press Release: IBM Unveils New WebSphere Business Integration Solutions to Meet the Specific Requirements of Eleven Industries

My spin: IBM’s industry leading solutions are comprehensive and robust. Reaching vertical industries is very important and can be an important differentiator when choosing a technology product.
News Clip: SOMERS, NY — May 20, 2003 — IBM, the integration software leader, today announced new industry and Business Partner support for its portfolio of WebSphere Business Integration software. IBM’s software is designed to enable an enterprise to adapt quickly and respond to market demands dynamically with increasing speed by integrating the applications and business processes specific to its industry.
IBM is expanding its WebSphere Business Integration platform with the introduction of 48 industry-tailored solutions, each having a combination of software, services and IBM Business Partner content. The solutions cover eleven industries: automotive, banking, chemical and petroleum, electronics, energy and utilities, financial markets, healthcare, insurance, life sciences and pharmaceutical, retail distribution, and telecommunications.
The solutions will help companies in these industries integrate different areas of their business and those of their customers and partners — automating the flow of information and the processing of transactions across an entire value chain and transforming their businesses to become more agile and responsive. (full story)