IBM selected by University Hospital Ghent
IBM and Mainsoft, an independent software developer and IBM business partner, announced that the Belgian University Hospital Ghent (UZ Gent) has chosen IBM WebSphere Portal Version 6.0 to develop a self-service virtual information center for its 5,000 staff members, students, healthcare professionals, plus more than 380,000 patients and their families that visit the hospital each year.

Using .NET-Java interoperability software from Mainsoft, UZ Gent's .NET development team will use the Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 development environment to integrate its existing .NET application framework, 15 strategic .NET applications, more than five terabytes of data stored in an Oracle database, and a lightweight directory access protocol (LDAP) repository into a role-based IBM WebSphere Portal environment running under Linux.