FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla. and SUNNYVALE, Calif., June 3, 2002 – Spherion Technology, an IT services provider and core business group of Spherion Corporation, today announced it has joined Mercury Interactive’s (NASDAQ: MERQ) Channel Alliance Program (CAP) as a System Integrator. Mercury Interactive’s leading enterprise testing, tuning and application performance management software helps organizations deliver and maintain high-performance applications, minimize hardware and operational expenses, protect revenue streams and enhance their competitive positions.
“We are pleased Spherion Technology has joined our CAP program as one of a select number of companies working with Mercury Interactive at this level,” said Vincent Rerolle, vice president of business development at Mercury Interactive. “Over the past three years, Spherion Technology has worked closely with Mercury Interactive to develop industry-leading methodologies specifically around Mercury Interactive’s leading software to further improve clients’ e-business, wireless and business application integrity, reduced application development costs and decreased exposure and risk of potential revenue loss when applications fail.”
“The Mercury Interactive and Spherion Technology alliance connects two leaders that have teamed to transform the way clients safeguard their bottom line and dramatically improve speed to market through well-defined testing, tuning and performance management strategies, methodologies and technology,” said Wayne Mincey, president of the Spherion Technology. “Our industry experience and know-how, coupled with the leading technology provided by Mercury Interactive, allows us to offer our customers the peace of mind in knowing that their applications are running smoothly and efficiently.”
For over 30 years, Spherion Technology has been on the forefront of software quality assurance and testing solutions. Spherion Technology has more than 600 dedicated quality assurance experts with the ability to plan, build, implement, operate and augment client testing solutions worldwide.
Mercury Interactive teams with world-class System Integrators that are global organizations offering consulting services in application development, performance management, network integration, PC support, systems management and end-user support.
When ING Group, one of the world's largest financial services institutions, needed help load testing a PeopleSoft 8.0 Financials migration, Spherion Technology used their performance testing methodology to analyze, design and implement a repeatable load test using Mercury Interactive’s LoadRunner®, the industry standard in load testing. “The Spherion Technology consultants were an exceptional asset to the PeopleSoft project. Their work was thorough, efficient and of the highest quality and their results produced several key ‘wins’ for the PeopleSoft project. The ING-PeopleSoft project benefited greatly from their business knowledge, technology usage and knowledge transfer,” said Tim Faith, technical team lead, Corporate Application Services, ING.
About Mercury Interactive
Founded in 1989, Mercury Interactive is the leading provider of enterprise testing, production tuning and performance management software. The company’s automated software and managed services help companies deliver and maintain high-performance applications. Customers worldwide use Mercury Interactive solutions across their application and technology infrastructures to minimize hardware and operational expenses, protect revenue streams and enhance their competitive positions.
Mercury Interactive is headquartered in
, with offices in more than 20 countries. Further information is available at www.mercuryinteractive.com or by phone at +1.408.822.5200. The company’s common stock trades on the Nasdaq National Market under the symbol MERQ.
About Spherion Technology
For more than 30 years, Spherion Technology has helped clients realize, enhance and sustain the value of their IT application and infrastructure investments. Through an integrated IT consulting, managed services and staffing business model, Spherion Technology has the ability to manage an entire IT initiative or supplement a team with specialists to assist during specific stages of a project. Visit our Web site at www.spheriontechnology.com/
Spherion Corporation provides Recruitment, Outsourcing and Technology services. Founded in 1946, with operations in
and Asia/Pacific, Spherion helps companies efficiently plan, acquire and optimize talent to improve their bottom line. Visit the Company’s Web site at www.spherion.com/
Amsterdam-based ING Group is one of the largest integrated financial services organizations in the world with over $467 billion in assets under management and over 100,000 employees. ING Group is number 24 on the 2001 Fortune "Global 500" list of the largest companies in terms of revenue, moving up from the 27th position in 2000. Worldwide, ING Group comprises a broad spectrum of prominent companies known for working closely with their customers. ING Group's mission is to provide a full range of financial services to individual, corporate, and institutional clients through a variety of distribution channels, giving customers the freedom to choose the option that best suits their individual needs.