RIDGEFIELD, Connecticut – 10/20/2009 -- Black Diamond Software today announced Presto™ software development appliances. Presto
provides the right combination of IBM® software development tools, delivered as VMware® appliances that are ready to use, with very low monthly pricing for small to medium sized businesses.
By offering IBM software on a VMware appliance, software teams can get the IBM software they need, preconfigured, and ready to use within minutes This significantly reduces the time otherwise needed to evaluate, install and configure software. Presto also reduces upfront software acquisition costs by offering a leased term licensing model with optional financing through IBM Global Financing. Within one day, a team of up to 50 people using Presto can collaborate on a development project with the ability to trace business requirements all the way through QA and release.
“When teams can’t access the tools they need, they cobble together just-good-enough solutions which lead to risk and failure,” said Randy Howie, CEO Black Diamond Software. “We built Presto to make enterprise-class tools available to teams who don’t have the up-front capital, time, or resources needed to choose, configure and install tools.”
TeeTimeWatch.com, an online service that connects golfers with available tee times at golf courses in their area, recently selected Presto as a way to reduce capital expense while still receiving the benefits of IBM market-leading application lifecycle management (ALM). "As an emerging company with lean resources, we needed a capability that could improve the speed, process, efficiency and visibility of our software development and enhancement efforts", said John Bess, Investor/Board Director at TeeTimeWatch.com. "Presto provides a fully integrated set of solutions that delivers this capability at a cost that fits our budget, and we've quickly seen an impact since implementing this software".
Commitment to small and medium sized business
Black Diamond is a long-standing IBM Business Partner, and has been recognized as a contributing member of the Rational Ensemble for it’s leadership in extending value of the IBM Rational Jazz platform. According to Scott Hebner, Vice President of Marketing for IBM Rational, Presto supports IBM Rational’s commitment to small and midsize business. “Much of the innovation we see in today’s products and services is driven by small to mind-sized companies. Presto software development appliances are a great way for these teams to access the tools they need for effective software development and delivery, and we commend Black Diamond for their efforts to support these important customers,” Hebner said.
More about Presto and Black Diamond Software
Presto was developed in direct response to market demand that requires development teams to build better software for less, while supporting what Black Diamond calls the Five Mandates of Software Development Teams. Black Diamond asserts that when companies fulfill the Five Mandates
with the right software development tools they can achieve greater visibility, predictability and control over the software development process.
Black Diamond has twenty years of success developing software solutions for our clients. As an IBM Premier Business Partner, recognized leader in Software Development Best Practices and Author of the 5 Mandates of Software Development Teams, our goal is to provide you with the highest quality software solutions that meet your business needs at the best possible price. To do this we offer our clients “Right Fit Process” and “Right Fit Technology” through our Presto® appliance offerings as well as the services of our highly dedicated staff of practitioners.
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