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Partnering with HCL for Growth and Innovation

IBM UrbanCode is a key DevOps offering for IBM, and today, I’m happy to share that we have expanded our UrbanCode investments through a partnership agreement with HCL, an IT software engineering and services provider. We believe this new agreement can help accelerate innovation within our UrbanCode offerings by leveraging our respective strengths and extended teams. In turn, we believe this partnership helps us maintain our leadership and grow in the continuous delivery space.

We had a strong year in 2017. The IBM UrbanCode portfolio was named a Leader by two major analyst firms . With this new partnership, we look forward to an even better 2018 and beyond.

This long-term agreement builds upon our existing relationship with HCL Products and Platforms, particularly in Rational DevOps, where we already have a partnership for Rational Testing, as well as the ClearCase, ClearQuest and RAD families. We have seen significant innovation improvements since the inception of the partnerships for the Rational offerings. By extending the HCL Rational DevOps partnership with UrbanCode, we will be leveraging the synergies between these capabilities as we continue on our DevOps strategy.

As a leading technology development company, HCL is well versed in IBM technologies, and it has a strong history of long-term strategic partnerships. HCL will perform product updates for UrbanCode products, while IBM continues to market and sell the products.

As a long time UrbanCoder and our current product management lead, I’m excited about what this brings and what it means for our customers. Personally, I have good friends who will be working with HCL and IBM who are passionate about driving UrbanCode success. We have been delivering UrbanCode products together for a long time, and I look forward to the exciting innovations we have in store.

If you have questions about this strategic approach please contact me: eminick@us.ibm.com.

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