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imgRavenna, October 24, 2007 - From June 1, 2007 Proxima spa , one of the most successful companies on the market of Information & Communication Technology and already 100% owned by Ibm has become an internal Business Unit of Ibm Italia , its branch devoted to services in the Oracle environment, with the same applications and resources, skills and market mission as before. The operation consolidates the partnership between Ibm and Oracle in our country, as elsewhere in the world, after the alliance signed by the two companies in 2005 in the applications environment to improve services and technologies to be proposed jointly.

Proxima was acquired by Ibm in 1998 for its skills and successful experiences, specifically carried out on ERP jdE products and for its centralized geographical position in Emilia-Romagna.

Among the many recognitions received by Proxima, a leader for 15 years on the Italian market, was the Oracle Certified Partner qualification in 2005 and the Award as the Best Italian Partner for the number of new projects launched in 2006.

“The integration of Proxima spa in Ibm Italia, besides permitting greater synergism with Ibm Global Business Services (the service consultancy division of Ibm), will enable the new Oracle Applications Business Unit to respond even more adequately to the needs of the clients” explains Gianmarco Quarti Trevano , Ibm GBS Oracle Applications Sales & Offering manager.

Oracle has now implemented a policy of acquisition on a broad scale that places the Oracle Applications companies among the leaders on the market of corporate applications, but at the same time requires its partners to have real mastery of a number of different skills and platforms. This is a choice that is both a challenge and an opportunity for the operators in the sector.

With the integration of Proxima, Ibm Italia offers its clients a unique team of experts in the sphere of Process reengineering, ERP, business intelligence and CRM, creating a convergence of skills on Siebel Hyperion and the Oracle Applications suite, and adding over 150 ERP productions to its already vast collection of projects.

The Oracle Applications Business Unit has offices in the institutional headquarters of Ibm and maintains its operations enter in Ravenna, the previous original headquarters of Proxima.

The Business Unit is now an integral part of the model of World Class Delivery by Ibm devoted to Oracle Applications, and is a fundamental element and center of competence as well as an international distribution center. In this context it guarantees Ibm clients solutions for SME using “Oracle Accelerate” and other assets developed for Europe on Oracle application technologies, and with its own Applications Management Service center it offers remote service in a range of languages for different time zones at the disposal of over 40 clients in the world.

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