26.02.2008 | Russia

S&T Russia opens an IBM WebSphere Solution Center

Comprehensive consulting for IBM software and hardware

“The S&T Solution Center for IBM WebSphere draws on the many years of experience and extensive knowledge of S&T Russia’s specialists. This team has a long history of successfully implementing projects based on IBM products – with varying degrees of complexity.

Again and again, we see the necessity to be able to compare products before making decisions. I am therefore very pleased that our customers now have an opportunity to acquaint themselves with all of the advantages of IBM WebSphere technologies before beginning with the concrete planning and implementation of solutions,” says Christian Rosner, CEO at S&T. WebSphere is a family of IBM products that includes software for the integration of applications and IT infrastructure as well as the provision of a more cohesive development environment.

Increasing competence and expanding business

The IBM WebSphere Solution Center is dedicated to increasing competence, expanding business and continuing to develop the areas of integration and portal solutions. The same applies to SOA solutions based on the IBM WebSphere product portfolio and other IBM technologies. The Solution Center’s services offer Russian customers a quick overview of a variety of solutions and allow them to make a realistic assessment of how a particular solution can be integrated with other systems such as ERP applications.

This reduces risk associated with the implementation of this type of IT solutions. In addition, the Solution Center allows customers to trial pilot projects – either on their own or with the support of an S&T specialist. By taking advantage of this offer, customers are able to keep their own software, hardware and human resources free until they have come to a final decision about a solution. The Center also offers a variety of workshops, presentations and seminars. These can be held on site with a customer and guide participants through different solutions for specific IT problems.

Consulting services

The Solution Center also provides consulting services to customers who have already implemented IBM WebSphere solutions. This includes analysis of how existing IT infrastructure is configured, identifying problems and the development of enterprise integration concepts and portal solutions. The Center also conducts performance tests and analyses of IBM WebSphere solutions.

Experienced professionals

S&T Russia specializes in solutions for software and hardware integration as well as the planning and implementation of information and integrated data management systems. It has worked successfully with IBM for many years. In 2006 the company was awarded the “Best Partner in IBM Technologies Promotion” in recognition of its success. Since 2006 S&T Russia has been a Premier Business Partner for IBM software. S&T Russia plans and implements complex projects using IBM technologies such as company portals, data warehouses and information centers. To date, this has included projects for the Bank of Russia (system maintenance for regional business centers), MICEX (IT consulting and the servicing of critical business systems), Rosbank (system integration), Vympelkom (directory system for network resources) and SUEK (company portal for the management board).

S&T in Russia

S&T has been successfully active in the Russian market since 2000. The company currently employs more than 60 employees at its Moscow branch. Its renowned customers include Raiffeisen Bank, Danone, Pratt & Whitney Russia, DHL, Alfa Bank, M.video, MICEX, Rosbank, UCS, Vympelkom and many others. As a result of the acquisition of the IMG Group in the spring of 2007, IMG’s Russian branch was merged into the company and now provides additional support in expanding the business in Russia, particularly in the area of SAP applications.