Blacksburg, Virginia - June 19, 2007 - CARe Affiliates announced today that they have signed a strategic partnership agreement with Index Data of Copenhagen, Denmark.
Under the agreement, CARe Affiliates will be able to sell services based on Index Data's open source products. They will also provide community-building services for users of Index Data's products. The two companies will share management and marketing expertise to advance the adoption of open source software and solutions in the profession. CARe Affiliates will be at the upcoming ALA Annual meeting in Washington, DC in Index Data's booth #2437.
"At CARe Affiliates, we evaluate open source software products to ensure they meet our standards for products to be supported, integrated and further developed. The products of Index Data more than meet that criteria and we're delighted to have them as a strategic partner" said Carl Grant, President of CARe Affiliates. "We look forward to a long and product partnership with them as the adoption of open source software grows in libraries."
"This represents an exciting milestone in the evolution of our business model" said Sebastian Hammer, President of Index Data. "Like many companies that operate exclusively within an open source software distribution model, Index Data is heavily oriented towards engineering and development. CARe Affiliates brings to our partnership strong integration skills and a deep understanding of the needs of the marketplace. These assets will enable us to focus even more aggressively on our core strengths. I believe that CARe Affiliates is an idea whose time has come."
About CARe Affiliates, Inc.
CARe Affiliates is an international organization with offices in Chicago, Virginia and Toronto. They provide services and products based on open source software. These services include consulting, selection, packaging, integration, installation, support, hosting (SaaS), maintenance and continued development. Solutions include repositories, federated search tools, preservation and archiving solutions.
About Index Data
Index Data is a consulting and software-development enterprise headquartered in Copenhagen, Denmark with offices in the UK and United States. Index Data LLC, its United States subsidiary, is headquartered in West Hartford Connecticut with an office Keene, New Hampshire. They are experts in information retrieval and management in a networked environment and have a thirteen-year history of releasing their software as open source.