IBM has announced its newest Express Advantage offerings, which include hardware, software, and services specifically developed for midsized businesses.

The portfolio of offerings provides IBM's business partner ecosystem with a broad range of applications to deliver simple, affordable, customised solutions for their customers.
Midsize companies are looking for ways to better align their IT strategy with the needs of the business, improve access to information, reduce costs associated with manual processes and securely integrate information from disparate sources.
IBM has launched new software that helps midsize companies deliver better quality software, improve operational efficiency and continuously lower risk.
IBM Rational Quality Manager Express is the first centralised Web-based test management solution built on IBM's Jazz technology. The software provides a Web 2.0 collaborative, customizable environment for test planning, construction, deployment and execution.
It also enables workflow control and quantifiable metrics for project tracking and decision-making to ensure that the business objectives and outcomes of a software release have been met.
A key benefit of the software is that it provides a central hub for business-driven software-quality delivery.
"IBM's hardware, software and services offerings for the midmarket provide business partners with cost-effective solutions to help streamline business processes, gain information insights, employ new business models and secure more reliable access to critical resources," says Marc Dupaquier, GM of IBM Global Midmarket.
"The addition of Rational Quality Manager Express to the Express Advantage portfolio will enable them to significantly increase their operational efficiencies, employee productivity, customer service and competitive advantage to support growth."