Borland Bolsters ALM Relationship with HP

By Darryl K. Taft  |  Posted 2009-04-09 Print this article Print

Borland announces a strengthening of its relationship with Hewlett-Packard around the Borland ALM tools suite. The application lifecycle management relationship is based on Borland's longstanding agreement with EDS, which HP acquired.

Borland Software announced April 9 a newly strengthened relationship with Hewlett-Packard, in which the systems maker will standardize on Borland's application lifecycle management technology.

Click here to read about Borland Management Solutions, based on the Borland Open ALM framework. 

Borland announced that HP will include Borland's Open ALM portfolio of products, including Borland StarTeam, Borland CaliberRM, and Borland Together, in its software delivery infrastructure. This bolsters the original partnership between Borland and Electronic Data Systems, which HP acquired Aug. 26, 2008. Borland said in a news release:

In addition to using Borland's ALM products internally, the agreement provides HP the opportunity to resell Borland's portfolio and use the products to deliver application development services to clients around the world.

"We're pleased that Borland will continue its strategic role in helping HP deliver world-class software and services," said Erik Prusch, acting president and CEO of Borland. "HP is known for its innovation and high-quality products, and Borland's technology helps them capture requirements, manage change and deliver software reliably on a global scale. Borland technology drives efficiency, visibility and control within software projects and delivers returns on investment that are unmatched in the industry."

Darryl K. Taft covers the development tools and developer-related issues beat from his office in Baltimore. He has more than 10 years of experience in the business and is always looking for the next scoop. Taft is a member of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and was named 'one of the most active middleware reporters in the world' by The Middleware Co. He also has his own card in the 'Who's Who in Enterprise Java' deck.

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