3coast Establishes IBM Partnership to Broaden Application Infrastructure Solutions

3coast wins IBM partnership through demonstrated competency in application development and enterprise software implementation. As an IBM Advanced Business Partner, 3coast provides consulting and integration for WebSphere, Tivoli and Rational software. The offering focuses on planning, management and execution of projects related to application lifecycle and infrastructure.

“We help companies realize the functionality, reliability and performance benefits of their software integration initiatives,” said George Black, president and CEO of 3coast. “Getting implementations off the ground and running with high availability is crucial to realizing these benefits.”

Technology firms must demonstrate qualified skills, revenue achievement and successful implementation of IBM-based solutions to qualify for Advanced Business Partner. 3coast presented three case studies in which it engineered a network infrastructure, managed and executed an enterprise architecture software implementation, and delivered enterprise management practices.

IBM offers a comprehensive and broad portfolio of middleware technologies that allows companies to leverage a combination of optimization and innovation techniques. These technologies enable IT to run more efficiently and transform it to better align with business needs.

3coast helps companies leverage middleware for:

  • Service-oriented architecture (SOA): Design, implementation and management of an architecture built for flexibility, which builds applications and processes to allow for integration and reuse of resources.
  • Information on-demand: Consolidate information management infrastructure to integrate data at a lower cost and deliver the right information to the right people, when and where they need it.
  • Service management and governance: Connect and manage all services efforts across an IT organization with an emphasis on supporting evolving business strategy and objectives. 3coast helps businesses create the visibility and accountability needed to ensure that IT stays aligned with the busine

3coast partnered with IBM software group to provide services around the WebSphere, Tivoli and Rational product lines. These services help companies deploy and utilize software products efficiently and with the goal of meeting business needs

“Companies can transform diverse and disjointed application development into a more efficient software factory,” said Bob Keathley, IBM Practice Manager at 3coast. “Improving efficiencies accelerates software delivery, improves software quality and allows companies to meet audit and compliance requirements.”

About 3coast

Founded in 1980 as Robert Shields & Associates, 3coast is a Houston-based business technology services firm that solves business problems and helps companies grow, through technology. 3coast offers enterprise resource planning (ERP) services, business technology advisory services and managed IT support. As a strategic partner, 3coast examines each client’s business vision and then innovates technology solutions to support that vision.

3coast also offers IT staffing services with focus on software engineers, network engineers, developers and consultants specialized in PeopleSoft, Oracle, JD Edwards, Java and .NET. 3coast connects with highly skilled candidates from across the globe and offers contract staffing, contract-to-hire, permanent placement and payroll services. For three years, 3coast has been recognized by the Houston Business Journal and FastTech 50 as one of Houston’s fastest-growing technology companies. In 2007, 3coast was acknowledged by Inc. magazine as one of the 5,000 fastest-growing U.S. companies.