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IBM Offers Leading Portal Solution For Small And Medium-Sized Businesses


Priced Attractively, Easy-to-Use and Install Software Helps Customers Deploy A Variety of Web Solutions

ORLANDO, FL - 22 Jan 2007: At Lotusphere today, IBM (NYSE: IBM) announced IBM WebSphere Portal Express Version 6.0, the collaborative portal solution that provides a pre-built intranet and extranet experience out of the box for immediate use.

WebSphere Portal Express Version 6.0 is a new solution that allows businesses of less than 1,000 employees or departments within large organizations to be more productive and more responsive to their customers. WebSphere Portal Express provides integrated portal, document management, Web content management and collaboration capabilities in a single package with flexible pricing options.

Designed to help companies receive immediate benefit from their investment, WebSphere Portal Express installs quickly and includes pre-built sample Web sites that can be easily customized and deployed. WebSphere Portal Express provides employees, customers and partners with the ability to create applications that streamline business processes, help organize and aggregate information and applications, as well as provide teams with an easy way to coordinate and manage documents.

WebSphere Portal has been named, for four consecutive years, as the number one portal software product by market research firm International Data Corporation (IDC).

“Small businesses require technology solutions that allow them to be productive, responsive and cost efficient in order to stay ahead of employee, customer and partner demands,” said Larry Bowden, vice president, Lotus. “By leveraging Portal Express’ out-of-the box samples, users can quickly deploy their own pre-built intranet and Internet sites and then easily customize them to suit their unique needs.”

WebSphere Portal Express includes IBM® Lotus® Component Designer Version 6.0, an easy-to-use, standards-based development tool that script developers, IBM Lotus Domino application designers, Visual Basic developers and others can use to easily create applications.

IBM WebSphere Portal leverages customers’ existing investments and provides support for a wide variety of applications. In addition, customers have access to the broad ecosystem of IBM Business Partner solutions developed for the Portal platform.

IBM WebSphere Portal Express Version 6.0 will be available on January 30, 2007, and is priced at $2,300 per 20 user pack, limited to 1000 registered users, or $39,999 per processor (100 processor value units). Visit for more information. Complete information on all Lotus SMB offerings may be found at

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