LANSA, IBM Help Businesses Implement Java and WebSphere for iSeries

LANSA Inc. has established an agreement with IBM to integrate WebSphere Application Server with its e-business development solutions, LANSA for the Web and LANSA Commerce Edition. The integrated offering is expected to speed up solutions for implementing e-business and Java applications with WebSphere, cutting training costs and overall deployment costs for iSeries customers. It is also expected to help customers leverage Java, and other technologies, such as wireless and XML.

LANSA is delivering this joint solution to the iSeries market in three phases. The first phase, which provides Java Servlet support for the WebSphere Application Server, is already available from LANSA. Phase two, in which LANSA will provide Java Server Page (JSP) support for the WebSphere Application Server, will be delivered in the third quarter of 2001. In the third phase, due to be delivered in mid-2002, LANSA will integrate with Enterprise Java Beans (EJB).

"Through this agreement, LANSA has increased its investment in bringing together WebSphere with iSeries to deliver high performance solutions that businesses demand. By working closely with IBM for both technical and business development support, we will further reduce the time and cost for iSeries customers to deploy e-business applications," says Bill Benjamin, vice president of business development for LANSA.

WebSphere is middleware that enables companies to develop, deploy and integrate next-generation e-business applications, such as those for business-to-business e-commerce. WebSphere supports business applications from simple Web publishing through enterprise-scale transaction processing.

LANSA has over 6,500 installations in 65 countries around the world, including some of the world's leading AS/400 Web sites:, and

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