July 21, 2003

Global Partnership Highlights Open Souce J2EE Applications

jrcmatthews writes "10x Software(TM) and IonIdea(TM) Sign Global Agreement to Deliver Value-Added. Migration from Proprietary Java(TM) Application Servers.

Enables Customers Worldwide to Rapidly Migrate Mission Critical Business
Applications to Reduce Total Cost of Ownership

10x Software and IonIdea Inc., today announced a global development and marketing
agreement to jointly deliver value-added migration services helping companies
worldwide to transition mission-critical business applications from
proprietary J2EE application servers to open source J2EE application servers
using industry-leading 10x Software's OSP-Java(TM) development and migration
solutions. IonIdea will provide the migration implementation and support
services to customers worldwide.

The migration services specifically target measurable return on investment
through substantial cost savings achieved by replacing expensive proprietary
application servers with open source alternatives. OSP-Java(TM), announced
earlier this year, defines a suite of architectural styles to address the
changing business and technology requirements for Enterprise, Web, Portal, and
Wireless applications.

"10x and IonIdea each bring world class expertise in Open Source solutions
to this partnership," Kishan Ananthram, CEO of IonIdea. "We are very impressed
with the 10x OSP-Java suite and see it as a leading open source migration
environment. The addition of OSP-Java combined with our proven methodology for
successfully delivering enterprise software projects, ensures that our
clients' solutions will fully leverage the advantages of Open Source solutions
and Collaborative Outsourcing."

"This global agreement with IonIdea enables 10x to provide our
architectural-driven solutions and Open Source technical support to a wider
range of customers," said John Osborne, CEO of 10x Software. "The need for an
integrated development platform increases as the scale of J2EE application
development becomes larger and more complex. Seamless integration of the 10x
migration solution and IonIdea's development and deployment infrastructure
will add value to our customers by increasing application development speed,
increasing return on investment and dramatically decreasing total cost of
ownership."

About 10x Software(TM)
10x Software's mission is to provide the software and services necessary to
assist Global 1000 organizations transition to an effective use of leading
technologies designed to reduce their software total cost of ownership. To
achieve this, 10x Software leverages advanced enterprise architectures, open
standards and proven open source solutions. Based on the OSP-Java(TM)
architecture, 10x Software uses advanced open standards to integrate
commercial, off-the-shelf solutions with open source technologies to address
enterprise computing requirements of major corporations worldwide. 10x
Software is headquartered in Austin, TX with additional regional offices in
Pennsylvania, Georgia, Colorado and Massachusetts. Further details are
available on their web site at
http://www.10xsoftware.com. Included in this press release by reference is
the Safe Harbor Statement publicly located at:
http://www.10xsoftware.com/safeharbor.

About IonIdea(TM)
IonIdea is a 450+ software development and delivery organization who has
delivered over 80 software development, testing, and maintenance projects from
its worldwide development centers in Fairfax, VA; Bangalore, India; and
Simferopol, Ukraine. Client benefits of IonIdea's Collaborative Outsourcing
include cost savings of 30 to 60 percent, faster time to market, flexible
staffing levels, and the security of partnering with a company that utilizes
time-proven development methodologies. Further details are available on their
web site at http://www.ionidea.com

For further information please contact:

10x Software, Inc.
Jason Matthews
jmatthews@10xsoftware.com
610-431-4167 (voice)

IonIdea, Inc.
Hank Levine
hank.levine@ionidea.com
703-345-4137 (voice)

NOTE: 10x Software, OSP-Java, and JewelBox are trademarks of 10x Software,
Inc. All other company and product names may be the subject of intellectual
property rights reserved by third parties."

Link: 10xsoftware.com

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