Software provider Ridgian and application integration appliance provider Cast Iron Systems have announced a strategic alliance to provide-business solutions to the High Street banks in the UK.
Ridgian provides tailored software solutions in areas such as e-business, database integration, business intelligence and management information solutions. Its customers include Barclays, Alliance & Leicester and CitiFinancial.
The Cast Iron Application Router is a good fit for Ridgian, says Fred Meyer, CEO and President of Cast Iron Systems. “The Cast Iron Systems’ hardware appliance is the first integration solution to address situations where traditional integration solutions are overly complex and custom programming is insufficient,” he says. “Our hardware appliance is the simplest and least expensive way to solve data integration, enabling customers to install and integrate within hours of delivery resulting in payback in as little as four months. With Ridgian, we are able to further assist our customers with their business integration needs.”
Jason Betteridge, Managing Director of Ridgian, adds: “The integration of disparate systems is a challenge that most large corporations face. Traditionally projects of this nature are renowned for their overrun, complexity and high total cost of ownership. Ridgian continues to concentrate on providing business value driven solutions with the best use of technology. We believe that the Cast Iron product is truly a unique technology and will enable us to provide more cost-effective solutions. With compelling events such as the new FSA regulations coming into effect later this year, the Cast Iron and Ridgian strategic partnership could not be more timely, and a proposition I am sure will get the attention of many companies in the Financial Services space.”
Ridgian Group is a privately-held IT services organisation, with offices located in Birmingham and London. It was founded in 1998 by Birmingham brothers Jason and Simon Betteridge.