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Revenue Management Solutions and Online Resources Named Itanium Innovation Award Finalists for Outstanding Use of NEC Premier Servers


Global Community Lauds Ground-breaking Itanium-based Implementations
Santa Clara, Calif. - NEC Corporation of America, a premier provider of IT, network and identity management solutions, today announced that the Itanium Solutions Alliance has selected Revenue Management Solutions (RMS) and Online Resources Corporation as finalists for its Itanium Innovation Awards, recognizing both organizations’ innovative use of NEC’s dynamic server solutions to improve business functions.

The Itanium Solutions Alliance Innovation Awards recognizes end users and developers for outstanding use of Itanium-based servers in their applications. In particular, both RMS and Online Resources turned to datacenter class NEC Express5800/1320Xf and 1080Rf Itanium-based enterprise servers to improve performance, availability, and scalability of their services.

“We commend both RMS and Online Resources for implementing ground-breaking technology to transform their IT operations and business value for the better,” said Karen Dutch, vice president of marketing and support, IT Platform and Solutions Groups, NEC Corporation of America. “These achievements are the ultimate proof points of NEC’s commitment to working diligently with our partners and clients to provide best-in-class solutions for any Windows or SQL Server 2008 installation requiring high levels of performance, resiliency, and available within a single system environment.”

NEC customer Revenue Management Solutions is being recognized for maintaining one of the largest Microsoft SQL Server databases in the world with more than 100 billion records, requiring a system that is secure, reliable, scalable and powerful enough to keep up with massive company growth. The company’s current system configuration utilizes Itanium-based systems from NEC.

“This accolade is a tremendous accomplishment for our company,” said John Oakes, vice president of information technology, Revenue Management Solutions. “With NEC storage and server solutions, RMS was able to create a powerful, consolidated environment to reduce management costs and deployment time of new Microsoft applications while allowing us to continue to reliably address any customer requirements, as well as grow our business. NEC’s products have made a world of difference.”

Online Resources is also being recognized for its implementation of Itanium-based NEC servers and a Microsoft SQL Server database. Online Resources powers financial technology services for financial institutions, billers and credit service providers, offering online banking services, payment and marketing services.

“With more than 14 million consumers accessing their online banking systems around the clock to process financial transactions, Online Resources has continually looked for ways to deliver performance, in order to enhance consumers’ online experience and maximize user satisfaction,” said Bill Michael, senior vice president, Corporate Systems Operations, Online Resources Corporation. “Being recognized by the Itanium Solutions Alliance is a great testament to this dedication. As one of the nation’s fastest growing technology companies, we needed a solution that could scale to support our growth, and NEC’s products proved to do just that and more.”

Leveraging NEC’s world-class supercomputer and mainframe heritage, NEC’ Express5800/1320Xf floor standing and 1080R rack mount Itanium-based enterprise servers represent the third-generation in NEC’s family of highly expandable datacenter class platforms. NEC Express5800/1320Xf enterprise server offers a track record of leading TPC-E rated SQL performance. Combined with Microsoft’s Windows Server 2008, the NEC Express5800/1320 Itanium-based system is the first in the industry to be certified by Microsoft to support dynamic hardware partitioning within a Windows 2008 environment. NEC has delivered mainframe-class RAS features in its enterprise servers for over 40 years.

NEC Express5800 series of servers are part of NEC’s Dynamic IT Infrastructure-a solution that includes servers, storage, virtual desktop solutions, and system software that are smart, flexible, adaptive to change, scalable, resilient, and continuously evolving. Along with NEC’s broad range of services-the NEC Dynamic IT Infrastructure provides an ideal platform for virtualization, consolidation and business continuity and is ideal for driving greater value and efficiencies in solutions for physical security, law enforcement, emergency response, travel and entertainment, education, high performance computing, and business. This type of infrastructure allows IT organizations to move forward confidently and meet changing and growing business needs in an efficient manner. For more information about NEC’s Express5800 servers, please visit

The winners of the awards in Computationally Intensive Applications, Data Center Modernization, and Mission-Critical Data will be announced at the 2009 Innovation Awards Celebration on September 23, 2009 at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.


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