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Dextrys and DataDirect Technologies Form Strategic Alliance to Deliver Mainframe Service-Oriented Architecture Worldwide

Partnership Highlights the Performance and Cost Advantages of Mainframe Modernization

WAKEFIELD, Mass., June 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Dextrys, a premier US-based China outsourcing firm delivering Product Engineering and Application Services, today announced a strategic alliance with DataDirect Technologies, a leader in data connectivity and mainframe integration and an operating company of Progress Software Corporation .

Under the terms of the agreement, Dextrys will deliver mainframe modernization solutions utilizing the DataDirect(R) Shadow(R) mainframe integration platform. The solution will provide a single unified architecture to simplify and accelerate the integration of mainframe data, business logic and screens with new Java(TM), .NET or Web applications.

Dextrys is working with DataDirect Technologies' professional services team to offer end-to-end application development and maintenance services, enabling the mainframe to both consume and create Web services from existing programs and data. This functionality increases productivity and improves the end-user experience for customers in need of a robust mainframe integration platform. Via enhanced mainframe capabilities, Dextrys continues to "Make China Easy" for its customers who outsource IT functions to China.

"Companies turn to Dextrys for flexible, low-risk, offshore programs that help them reduce costs, accelerate core applications development and enhance their global footprint," said Brian Keane, CEO of Dextrys. "Our partnership with DataDirect further enables our clients to cost-effectively redeploy and reuse mainframe system assets as a critical component to SOA. Together, Dextrys and DataDirect successfully support our customers with access to tier-one mainframe integration solutions."

"DataDirect Technologies is delighted to partner with Dextrys," said Hugh Raiford, director of business development at DataDirect Technologies. "We are impressed with Dextrys' ability to deploy our technology and deliver valuable solutions to major financial institutions. Through this relationship, we are gaining access to a key global market: China. Our strategic partnership with Dextrys reinforces DataDirect Technologies' market leadership in mainframe SOA."

About Dextrys

Dextrys is a US-based China outsourcing firm delivering Product Engineering and Application Services. Dextrys combines 20 years of US technology project management and consulting experience with a world-class engineering presence in China. Dextrys clients operating in business markets such as financial services, high tech and healthcare gain local accountability, rich domain experience and high-quality outsourced development capabilities at substantial cost savings. With more than 1,000 employees across Boston, New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Atlanta, Shanghai, Beijing, Hong Kong, and Suzhou, China, Dextrys is "Making China Easy." For more information, visit http://www.dextrys.com/.

DataDirect and Shadow are trademarks or registered trademarks of Progress Software Corporation or one of its subsidiaries or affiliates in the U.S. and other countries. Java and all Java based marks are trademarks or registered trademarks of Sun Microsystems, Inc. in the U.S. and other countries. Any other trademarks contained herein are the property of their respective owners.

Dextrys

CONTACT: Daniella Milonas of Dextrys, +1-781-243-7868,
[email protected]; or Danielle Wuschke of Fleishman-Hillard,
+1-617-692-0509, [email protected], for Dextrys

Web site: http://www.dextrys.com/

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