Infinity Systems Software, Inc. Wins IBM PartnerWorld Beacon Award for The Best IBM System z9 and eServer Z-Series On Demand Solution

Modern Streamlined Deployment can Decrease Current Install Time by up to 80%

New York, NY, Feb, 2006 - Infinity Systems Software, Inc. has been named winner of the "The Best IBM System z9 and eServer Z Series On Demand Solution" award in the annual IBM PartnerWorld Beacon Awards competition, honoring IBM Business Partners for their innovation, customer satisfaction and outstanding achievements in providing on demand business solutions.

In an on demand world, time to market is a critical factor for selecting and deploying an IT platform. Quickload for z/OS is designed to "bring installation into the 21st century" by dramatically simplifying and speeding the installation of the mainframe's premier operating system - z/OS - as well as its subsystems and key middleware, such as CICS, WebSphere, DB2.

Today most customers install this software from a collection of 20-50 Tape Cartridges, which can be a lengthy process. In contrast, Quickload for z/OS is delivered on 5 CD-ROMs, 1 DVD or a 4.5 GB package over the network, and takes an average of 24 hours - with a record time of 4.5 hours - over an 80% decrease in current install methods.

This solution, which can benefit any z/OS customer, modernizes and streamlines the installation process, and simplifies the skills required for the mainframe as a hub in the on demand world.

"Judges selected Infinity Systems Software as the winner in this category based on its ability to deliver cutting edge innovative value to customers while working closely with IBM to both benchmark and extend those solutions and technologies," said Donn Atkins, General Manager, IBM Global Business Partners. "Infinity Systems Software is combining technology expertise with business insight to help their clients innovate on important business issues and realize real efficiencies."

About IBM PartnerWorld Beacon Awards:

862 nominations were judged by a team of leading industry journalists, analysts, and IBM executives, who selected winner and finalists in 36 award categories. These IBM Business Partners will be honored during the IBM PartnerWorld 2006 Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada, March 12 - 15.