New middleware bundles added

IBM has released its latest bundle of industry-tailored middleware software bundles, adding to its line-up packages targeted at healthcare, life sciences, retail and telecomm­unication customers.

The announcement came at the company’s annual PartnerWorld. The industries covered by the newest bundles mirror those IBM is targeting first with its PartnerWorld Industry Networks for ISVs (independent software vendors) program, which aims to better organise IBM’s partner communication and support activities.

The bundles aim to tie together IBM software from the company’s various portfolios to create blueprints for solving specific business problems.

Some of the 21 packages included in the latest wave of releases are Contact Centre Optimiser and Partner Content Enabler for telecommunication customers; Inventory Management and Store Operations for retailers; Payer Services Portal and Health Plan Administration for healthcare providers; and Information Asset Management and Clinical Genomics for life sciences organisations.

Prices for the bundles vary by configuration, according to IBM.