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The Burnham Group, Inc. Adds High Availability and Document Management Solutions Leading To IBM iSeries Business Partner Certification
HAMPSHIRE, Ill. - March 17, 2004 /Send2Press Newswire/ -- The Burnham Group, Inc. (www.burnhamgroup.com), an
IT consulting firm, has achieved coveted IBM iSeries Business Partner status. This achievement is made
possible by The Burnham Groups position in the market as a provider of iSeries value-added software -- of
which The Burnham Group is a recognized reseller -- and its technical competency in applying the iSeries
platform. The value-added software supplies high-availability and document/image management solutions for
High Availability was once affordable to only the largest companies. Today, *noMAX real-time data replication
software -- developed by Maximum Availability Ltd. -- provides IBM iSeries users low cost, high availability
data retrieval in case of natural or manmade disasters such as fires, power outages, earthquakes, etc.
Document imaging and management used to be cumbersome and time consuming. Now, The Burnham Group offers
iSeries users an affordable solution -- developed by RJS Software Systems -- that allows them to integrate
iSeries and PC/LAN/WAN platforms, and distribute data easily and efficiently. RJS' document image and
management software gives users secure browser-based access to information that was historically only
available on paper.
"We couldn't sell iSeries hardware without the IBM-approved software, which led to the IBM recognition," said
Lee Orenstein, President of The Burnham Group. "Now we can serve as sole vendor for our existing iSeries
users and prospective customers. We can address all aspects of their entire IT environment, and that is quite
rare in the industry."
"Being a certified IBM iSeries Business Partner gives The Burnham Group the critical mass to supply hardware
and software, which is going to be a big plus for iSeries customers," said RJS President Richard Schoen.
Maximum Availability's Vice President of Sales, Simon O'Sullivan states, "The Burnham Group is very
technically competent and a proactive sales-and-service organization. This (certification) makes them the
Central to The Burnham Group securing the IBM partnership is the firm's recent addition of Matt Staddler and
Larry Hepler to its staff. Appointed Vice President, IBM iSeries Solutions, Staddler, with 15 years
experience implementing iSeries solutions, brings to the company the expertise and IBM certifications in
technical sales, service, and high availability required by IBM for conferral of Business Partner status. He
is responsible for all day-to-day aspects of providing customers with solutions for their iSeries platform.
Prior to joining The Burnham Group, Staddler served for four years as president of IT Solutions Group, an IBM
iSeries Business Partner.
Another crucial staff addition is Larry Hepler, Client Development Manager. Hepler's 14 years of sales
experience with IBM Business Partners and certification as an IBM iSeries sales specialist will provide
valuable insights in delivering customer focused solutions.
"Matt and Larry bring a wealth of IBM iSeries sales and service expertise," says Ken Adams, Vice President of
Sales and Market Development for The Burnham Group. "Their proficiency in providing turnkey systems and
solutions is going to be a big benefit to our customers. As a result of their addition and our certification,
weve become even more valuable to our customers by offering a single point of contact."
"Our team of highly skilled, experienced professionals now offer The Burnham Groups customers access to all
the benefits of an IBM iSeries Business Partner with nationwide coverage, in addition to our existing network
and web site solutions," said Orenstein.
About The Burnham Group, Inc.
Founded in 1999, The Burnham Group, Inc. is an IT consulting firm, based in Hampshire, IL, providing
information technology solutions for public and private sector organizations of all sizes. As certified
business partners for 3Com, Cisco Systems, Hewlett Packard/Compaq, IBM, Microsoft, AT&T and SnapShot400 our
data/voice, networking, and Internet services and solutions help reduce information systems staffing costs.
For additional information, please contact The Burnham Group by phone at 847-683-4172, or via email at
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