Keane will deliver services based on Big Blue's SanFrancisco technology. SanFrancisco is a Java-based set of components that allows developers to assemble business applications from existing parts, rather than build from scratch. Pretested SanFrancisco components enable developers to build and modify business applications, the companies said.
The new service offering includes business application development, consulting, training and integration with legacy systems. Boston-based Keane will include SanFrancisco among its software offerings for developing e-business applications.
SanFranciso applications can be built once and run on a wide range of operating systems, including Windows NT, OS/400, AIX, Solaris, HP-UX and others, the companies said.
"The pretested components of IBM SanFrancisco enable us to build industrial strength solutions now and move to Enterprise Java Beans later, when our customers are ready," Tim Boehm, a vice president at Keane, said in a statement.