December 22, 2000—Innovative Interfaces, a leading supplier of Web-based library automation systems, announced that it has signed an agreement with Sun Microsystems, Inc. (Nasdaq:SUNW) as an iForce Application Provider. Innovative's relationship with Sun enables Innovative to offer Sun systems directly to libraries.
According to Jerry Kline, Innovative's President and CEO, "Because Innovative's Millennium system is platform-independent, it can run seamlessly on Sun™ hardware, inclusive of the Sun Enterprise Servers and Data Center products. Innovative has always had a close working relationship with Sun as a developer and now as an Application Provider; Millennium is a Web- and Java-based solution that takes advantage of Sun's state-of-the-art technology."
"Innovative's highly-focused vision on driving Sun demand through the creation and delivery of their own intellectual property is a vital component to the success of our iForce community," said Jim Totte, regional director, Application Provider Partner Sales, Sun Microsystems, Inc. "The teaming between Innovative and Sun to provide the most effective solutions possible in the education market is a great example of what the iForce initiative is all about."
Sun's iForce initiative consists of programs and alliances designed to provide customers with the relationships and expertise they need to get their businesses dot-commed quickly. The iForce initiative brings together under one umbrella all of Sun's dot-com programs, products, services, and solutions aimed at customers ranging from startups to large enterprises.
"The alliance between Innovative and Sun is a winning solution for students and educators. Innovative's library automation technology will provide academic libraries with better access to library services and resources, enhancing learning and research for students and educators," said Kim Jones, vice president, Global Education and Research, Sun Microsystems, Inc.
Sun In Education
Sun is a leading provider of open network computing solutions to colleges and universities around the world, powering academic, research and high performance computing systems, campus administration, digital libraries and student instruction systems. In addition, Sun is committed to connecting the world's students to the Internet, beginning with primary and secondary schools and extending to all levels of higher education. For information about Sun in Education, please visit www.sun.com/edu.
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