10x Software™ and Compumatics Group™ Sign Global Agreement to Market and Deliver Migration Services from Smalltalk to Industry Standard J2EE Application Environments

Enables Customers Worldwide to Cost Effectively and Rapidly Migrate Mission-Critical Business Applications 

AUSTIN, TX and Vienna, VA– July 18, 2003: 10x Software and Compumatics Group, today announced a global marketing and development agreement to jointly market and deliver value-added migration services helping companies worldwide to migrate Smalltalk-based mission-critical business applications to J2EE-based applications using industry-leading 10x Software's OSP-Java™ development and migration solutions. Compumatics Group will provide Smalltalk expertise, migration planning and implementation, support services to customers worldwide.  

The joint migration services enable measurable return on investment through substantial cost savings achieved by replacing Smalltalk developed solutions with open source J2EE-based alternatives. OSP-Java™, announced earlier this year, defines a suite of architectural styles to address the changing business and technology requirements for Enterprise, Web, Portal, and Wireless applications. 

“10x and Compumatics each bring recognized world class expertise in the architecture, design and development of enterprise solutions to the partnership,” commented Dennis Laibson, CEO of Compumatics, an IBM-certified Smalltalk partner. “We are very impressed with the multiple architectural styles and unique open source approach 10x developed to provide their open source migration environment. Through effective leverage of open standards, our combined migration programs will allow customers to ‘future-proof' their business solutions with less expense and greater flexibility than proprietary migration programs.” 

“This global agreement with Compumatics adds Smalltalk expertise and additional implementation expertise to provide our migration solutions and open source technical support to a wider range of customers,” said John Osborne, CEO of 10x Software. “Companies worldwide need open source leadership to help them migrate critical applications from Smalltalk, a powerful but aging environment, to more current enterprise technologies. The seamless integration of 10x and Compumatics provides the required leadership with their value-added products and solutions designed to aid in the migrations while reducing overall risk and total cost of ownership.” 

About 10x Software™

10x Software's mission is to provide the software and services necessary to assist Global 1000 organizations transition to an effective use of leading technologies designed to reduce their software total cost of ownership. To achieve this, 10x Software leverages advanced enterprise architectures, open standards and proven open source solutions.

Based on the OSP-Java™ architecture, 10x Software uses advanced open standards to integrate commercial, off-the-shelf solutions with open source technologies to address enterprise computing requirements of major corporations worldwide. 10x Software is headquartered in Austin, TX with additional regional offices in Pennsylvania, Georgia, Colorado and Massachusetts. Further details are available on their web site at http://www.10xsoftware.com . Included in this press release by reference is the Safe Harbor Statement publicly located at: http://www.10xsoftware.com/safeharbor

About Compumatics Group™

The Compumatics Group, formed in 1995 and headquartered in Vienna, VA, specializes in building complex solutions which collect, transform, and distribute targeted information. Compumatics Group has several practice areas: enterprise architecture, business intelligence & analytics, high performance Web applications, software lifecycle management, program management, and security services.

Within software lifecycle management practice, Compumatics Group provides architecture, design, development & training services, utilizing its own object oriented development methodology and experience-based object classes for rapid prototyping and development. Development technologies to include: Smalltalk, Java, C++, J2EE. Further details are available on their web site at http://www.compumaticsgroup.com .

For further information please contact:

Jason Matthews

10x Software, Inc. jmatthews@10xsoftware.com

610-431-4167 (voice)    

Dennis Laibson

Compumatics Group

dlaibson@compumaticsgroup.com

703-748-4545 x101 (voice)


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