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9th BIT Consulting and Sonatype to help Africa deliver quality software

9th BIT Consulting and Sonatype to help Africa deliver quality software

9th BIT Consulting, specialists in implementing SOA solutions, middleware integration and products, has announced a partnership with Sonatype, the leader in software supply chain automation.

Under the terms of the partnership, 9th BIT will serve the African market with Sonatype’s Nexus platform, which empowers developers with precise intelligence about the open source components used to build software applications. The Nexus platform helps over 120,000 organisations across the globe automate open source component governance early, everywhere and at scale across their DevOps pipeline. Several key 9th BIT clients are already benefiting from this formidable partnership.

9th BIT offers consulting services to reduce risk, extend ROI, and increase productivity while it consolidates legacy capabilities and evolves legacy systems to contemporary technology platforms, such as XML, .NET, JEE, ESB and web services.

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Barry de Waal, Chief Executive of Strategy and Sales, 9th BIT commented: “Adding Sonatype to our vendor portfolio is a major boost for 9th BIT as Sonatype is such an innovative leader in the software supply chain automation domain. We are confident that the combination of Sonatype’s unique technology with our extensive, in-field experience in delivering automated software solutions will prove to be a win-win for both of us.”

Wai Man Yau, Vice President International, Sonatype says: “Modern software development companies across the globe recognise the need to automate security early in their software supply chains to accelerate time to market. We’re excited to be partnering with 9th BIT to provide these solutions to organisations in Africa.”

Nick Alexander, Systems Architect, Discovery Health says: “We needed constant monitoring and notifications of open source vulnerabilities in our applications. We strongly encouraged developers to use the Nexus Lifecycle plug-in within their IDEs to identify security vulnerabilities and license risks early, minimising re-work that might occur if the issues were discovered later in the life cycle. That’s what the Nexus platform delivered.”