IBM Germany and S4M - Solutions for Media intensify partnership

(PresseBox) (Köln, ) Ehningen/Cologne, December 13, 2010 - IBM Deutschland GmbH (IBM) and S4M - Solutions for Media GmbH, a subsidiary of arvato systems and RTL Television, want to tighten cooperation on international level. The partners are planning joint sales and marketing activities and bring in their long business experience.

With this collaboration IBM and S4M want to bundle both companies' strengths regarding hardware, software and services and offer integrated solutions for national and international media focused customers. Furthermore both companies want to cooperate regarding compatibility for the “Framework for interoperable Media Services” initiated by AMWA (Advanced Media Workflow Association) and EBU (European Broadcast Union).

Customers benefit from synergies in consulting and service as well as from optimizing the joint IBM/S4M technical solution portfolio like server and storage components as well as software modules. Furthermore all offered solutions will be an integral element of the IBM Media Enterprise Framework (MEF).

„By including S4M’s products into the IBM Media Enterprise Framework we are creating integrated solutions for tomorrow’s complex media business. This solutions can easily be configured and expanded to adept to new challenges“, says Thomas Ross, Manager Media Industry, IBM Global Business Services.

"Customers of both parties will benefit from this cooperation", says Holger Noske, VP Digital Media Management at S4M. "Within the media industry, S4M’s and IBM’s products and services perfectly complement one another."

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