CALNET and IBM Join to Deliver Flexible, Scalable, and Secure Foundations for eBusiness Solutions

May 16, 2001

Vienna, Virginia, May 16, 2001 - CALNET, Inc. a leading e-Business integration services company, announced today that it has been named a Premier member of IBM's Web Integrator Partner Initiative.

As a Premier partner CALNET teams with IBM to bring forward world-class J2EE based technologies, infrastructure and application testing as well as comprehensive development services to meet the needs for enterprise-based solutions. CALNET customers include corporate, government, telecommunications, finance, and services organizations with requirements that include e-commerce, e-security, e-portals and digital media among others.

"Down to earth eBusiness consulting practices and strategic partnerships have been key to CALNET's growth. IBM is a strategic addition to our enterprise-class initiatives. The Web Integrator program is an effective and refreshing approach to teamwork and innovation in the development of next generation web based eBusiness solutions.", said Kaleem Shah, President of CALNET.

As part of the Premier Partner program, CALNET will be training and certifying its consultant workforce in the latest IBM application development, e-commerce, portal and infrastructure technologies. This will allow customers to consider CALNET's own solutions in e-security, e-commerce and portal solutions running on flexible, scaleable and secure platforms.

"This partner initiative represents our customer focus in action: enterprise based solutions that are secure, cost effective and platform independent. We are confident that this relationship will provide our organization with a clear focus for implementing and managing our client's e-Business strategic development.", said Rolin Hua Senior Director, CALNET's Information Technology Services Group.

An IBM relationship manager, will maintain ongoing communications with CALNET's sales and marketing staff in addition to providing telephone support, demand generation and lead management. With the support of the IBM Business Partner Advocate, CALNET will share joint participation in trade show and event activities in the coming months.

About the IBM Web Integrator Program
IBM's Web Integrator Initiative empowers Web developers with the technology to rapidly develop mission critical, scaleable e-business solutions by providing access to IBM offerings. To date, more than 500 Web Integrators in North America have joined the Initiative. For more information on IBM's Web Integrator Initiative, call (800) 426-7080, or visit

About CALNET, Inc.
CALNET delivers telecommunications and information technology solutions to many of the largest corporate, government, telecommunications, education and Internet organizations in the world. CALNET is using its consultancy, system development and integration, software applications and outsourcing offerings to build reliable infrastructures, which organizations require for their electronic business and mobile commerce requirements. For more information, please visit CALNET's Web site at or contact CALNET's eBusiness Integration Group at 877-3CALNET.