New York, NY (PRWEB) September 1, 2009
Alterian (LSE: ALN) the leading international integrated marketing platform provider and Unisys Corporation (NYSE: UIS), a worldwide information technology services and solutions company, today announced that two new service providers have adopted the marketing automation appliance that the two companies jointly deliver.
Leading U.S. based direct marketing agencies Targetbase and KnowledgeBase Marketing have adopted the appliance to help deliver more impactful, flexible and cost-effective marketing campaigns to their clients.
"The introduction of this appliance has the potential to be a major disruptive force in the marketing space," said Michael Fisher, Senior Vice-President of Sales and Marketing, Alterian. "Businesses are beginning to recognize the importance of customer engagement and are looking for increasingly flexible tools to help them manage their data, target the right audience and evaluate the success of their campaigns. Partnering with Unisys has enabled us to deliver a powerful appliance that answers a very real market need for a comprehensive and integrated marketing solution."
The Alterian solution, running on a Unisys ES7000 enterprise server, is designed to provide database marketers with a cost-effective way to accommodate large prospect database environments at a fraction of the cost of traditional legacy solutions. The appliance introduces greatly improved speed for marketers with benchmarking tests showing that the tool can reduce campaign cycle times, by as much as 200 percent, while also reducing total cost of ownership over traditional legacy solutions by as much as 40+ percent.
"This joint initiative with Alterian has gained significant momentum over the last six months," said Rod Sapp, Director of Platform Marketing, Unisys. "This appliance can deliver great competitive advantage to businesses across a range of sectors that need their marketing campaigns executing faster and more effectively than their rivals. The adoption by two major players of this solution for the direct marketing space is a huge endorsement of the value organizations are beginning to place on this tool."
Alterian's unique database design has proved a captivating proposition for prospective clients, running hundreds of millions of searches in a fraction of the time it takes other database solutions.
Alterian's industry-leading integrated marketing platform is the winner of numerous industry awards and was named in Forrester's EMP Wave. Alterian's scalable platform is available for companies of all sizes, and in partnering with Unisys, is expanded to bring this marketing automation service available to a broader and much larger community of marketers.
The Unisys ES7000 Model 7600R Enterprise Server, on which the solution runs, is powered by the latest 6-core Intel® Xeon® processors 7400 series and delivers superior scalability. It leads all 8-socket enterprise servers in performance and price/performance in the Transaction Processing Performance Council's TPC-E benchmark, the premier benchmark for online transaction processing. The Model 7600R also holds the leading price/performance result at 10,000GB, as well as the only Intel Xeon-based system result at this level, in the Transaction Processing Performance Council's TPC-H benchmark. The TPC-H benchmark is widely recognized as a standard measure of system performance for decision support and business intelligence in a commercial data-center environment.
Alterian (LSE: ALN) empowers organizations to create relevant, effective and engaging experiences with their audience that help build value and reinforce commitment to their brand, through the use of the Alterian Integrated Marketing Platform. Alterian drives the transformation of marketing and communications, making it practical and cost-effective for companies to orchestrate multichannel engagement with the individual.
Alterian's unprecedented integration of analytics, content and execution through industry leading tools, such as the Dynamic Messenger email platform and the award winning Content Management solutions, enables companies to build integrated communication strategies which create a true picture of the individual.
Alterian works with marketing services partners, system integrators and agencies who recognize the need to plan and deliver coordinated customer engagement services in partnership with their clients. For more information about Alterian, products within the Alterian Integrated Marketing Platform or Alterian's Partner Network, visit http://www.alterian.com/ or the Alterian blog at http://www.engagingtimes.com/.
Unisys is a worldwide information technology company. We provide a portfolio of IT services, software, and technology that solves critical problems for clients. We specialize in helping clients secure their operations, increase the efficiency and utilization of their data centers, enhance support to their end users and constituents, and modernize their enterprise applications. To provide these services and solutions, we bring together offerings and capabilities in outsourcing services, systems integration and consulting services, infrastructure services, maintenance services, and high-end server technology. With more than 26,000 employees, Unisys serves commercial organizations and government agencies throughout the world. For more information, visit http://www.unisys.com/.