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Zend appoints Ibuildings as an official representative for the Netherlands

Zend appoints Ibuildings as an official representative for the Netherlands

Cupertino (US), Vlissingen (Netherlands), 20th November 20 2006 – Zend Technologies, the world’s leading PHP technology and solution provider, has signed an agreement with Ibuildings, a Dutch internet technology company to promote Zend solutions and services in the Netherlands, focusing on enterprise and large accounts.

This agreement is an important step in Zend’s growth and for the use of PHP technology in the Netherlands. As an official representative of Zend in the Netherlands, Ibuildings will offer the full Zend portfolio of products and services, including solutions, professional services, training and developer certification. Ibuildings already employs the largest team of Zend Certified Engineers in The Netherlands. .

“We are extremely proud that Zend Technologies has appointed us as an official representative for the Netherlands,” says Jeroen Stephan, Managing Director at Ibuildings. “It underlines our long standing commitment to PHP technology and our aim to become the leading provider in the Netherlands of PHP solutions and consultancy. By partnering with Zend, which played a significant role in the emergence of PHP as a leading platform for dynamic web applications, we can ensure that our clients always have access to the latest insights and technologies.”

Companies are rethinking their strategies as more and more software applications move away from the back office and become fully web-based. To ensure the same reliability and availability, they need a solid development platform and environment. Zend provides this platform with a range of products, including Zend Studio, Zend Platform, Zend Guard, Zend Core and Zend Framework. Ibuildings complements these solutions with professional services, training and certification, enabling customers to get the most of their PHP web applications.

Amnon Drori, VP International Sales at Zend Technologies said: "As we continue to see a growing trend of large companies asking for professional services, consultancy and products based on PHP, Zend has recognized Ibuildings as our preferred partner in the Dutch market. Ibuildings has shown very high quality standards and dedication to PHP. I believe that this partnership will enable us to increase our ability to support local enterprises wishing to adopt industrial strength PHP into their organization."

About Ibuildings
Ibuildings is an internet solution provider, consultancy and software development company located in Vlissingen, The Netherlands. Ibuildings designs and builds innovative internet- and intranet solutions and is specialized in advanced technical solutions, among which are e-commerce systems and advanced database driven web applications.
As an application service provider, Ibuildings also delivers specialized hosting facilities focused on delivering dynamic web sites such as e-commerce applications to a world wide audience.
As a software development company, Ibuildings is specialized in the development of complex PHP-based software systems using internet and Oracle technology. For more information, please visit www.ibuildings.nl

About Zend Technologies Inc.
Zend Technologies, Inc., the PHP company, is the leading provider of products and services for developing, deploying and managing business-critical PHP applications. PHP is used by more than twenty-two million web sites and has quickly become the most popular language for building dynamic web applications. Deployed at more than 15,000 companies worldwide, the Zend family of products is a comprehensive platform for supporting the entire lifecycle of PHP applications. Zend Technologies, Inc. is headquartered in Cupertino, California, with offices in Ramat Gan, Israel, Munich, Germany and Paris, France . For more information, please visit www.zend.com

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