UNICOM Global/SoftLanding Systems join IBM as Platinum Sponsors of COMMON 2012

Annual meeting features worldwide users of the IBM i platform

ANAHEIM, CA, May 6, 2012 - UNICOM® Global is joining IBM as the exclusive Platinum sponsors at the upcoming COMMON user conference, to be held at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California, from May 7-10, 2012. COMMON is the largest gathering of IBM i professionals in the world, and features a week of informative sessions and a Technology Expo with independent software vendors from around the world. UNICOM Global's CEO, Corry Hong, who was recently featured on the cover of Mainframe Executive and in the , will be attending the COMMON conference and delivering special presentations to the attendees including to the IT Executive Conference (ITEC) invitation-only gathering of IBM i executives. 

COMMON fosters an exchange of information from users, vendors and IBMers from around the world centered around IBM Power systems using the IBM i operating system including the most advanced capabilities found in the IBM Power 7 architecture. The mid-range system is in use by tens of thousands of customers worldwide focused on many vertical application systems and continues to be mission critical for users with over 30 years of proven performance. UNICOM's IBM i Division, SoftLanding Systems, has been a key supplier of systems management tools for IBM i platforms, including the Division's flagship product, TURNOVER® change management software. 

"UNICOM and SoftLanding's Platinum Sponsorship at the COMMON annual meeting illustrates our Company's heritage in the IBM i market and underlines our strong commitment to the platform and partnership with IBM," said Corry Hong UNICOM's founder and CEO. "Our involvement at every level of COMMON, including the IT Executive Conference (ITEC) and educational sessions, adds confidence to the continued viability of the platform as an important solution. We're very pleased to join IBM as the Platinum Sponsors in supporting the COMMON conference through investment and resources."

UNICOM and SoftLanding Systems are underwriting a number of activities at COMMON 2012 including the welcome reception held on Sunday night, May 6, a special presentation by UNICOM's CEO to the IT Executive Conference on Monday, May 7, and through the remainder of the week culminating with a special presentation by UNICOM's CEO titled "Leadership through Technology" on Tuesday, May 8 to the general COMMON group. 

SoftLanding Systems delivers a comprehensive set of IBM i software solutions through its innovated IT PowerPac® for IBM i solution set which features several important capabilties including change management, automated console and report distribution, help desk and spool management. The Company's TURNOVER® product is the Gold Standard for Change Management and Sarbanes-Oxley compliance for users of the IBM i System.


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UNICOM Global consists of more than fifty (50) corporate entities encompassing a wide range of businesses across all geographic regions. With its corporate headquarters in Los Angeles, California, to offices in Illinois, Kentucky, Florida, Massachusetts, Maryland, Minnesota, New Hampshire, North Carolina, New Jersey, Texas and Virginia, throughout EMEA in the UK, Ireland, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Denmark, Belgium, Switzerland and the UAE, and across Asia/Pacific with locations in Japan, China, India, Australia, Korea, Thailand, Taiwan and the Philippines.

UNICOM Global offers deep in-house resources and flexible IT solutions to our partners worldwide. UNICOM Global focuses on acquiring and integrating mature and growing mid-cap NASDAQ, London Stock Exchange AIM and German publicly-traded companies in technology, financing, IT, real estate, and business services. Please visit our websites for additional information about the services, products and solutions that UNICOM Global offers:

UNICOM Global - Assets, capital and investment management

UNICOM Systems - IBM Mainframe software products

UNICOM Government (formerly NASDAQ: GTSI) - Government IT solutions

UNICOM Engineering (formerly NASDAQ: NEI) Appliance platform

UNICOM Science and Technology Parks

UNICOM Technology Park – Innovation Labs in Virginia

UNICOM Science and Technology Park – Innovation Labs in New Jersey

UNICOM Capital - Business and Financial Services

USRobotics - Data communications products

Memeo - Enterprise-grade Secure File Sharing for the Cloud

Firetide - Wireless technology solutions for security and transportation

DETEC - Document composition products

SoftLanding Systems - IBM i software products

Macro 4 (formerly LONDON: MAO) - Document Management products

illustro - z/OS and z/VSE software products

iET Solutions - ITSM software products

Eden - Mergers & Acquisitions, Business & Financial Services, and Real Estate - Hardware, Software, Outsourcing and Professional Services

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