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TIBCO Positioned in Leaders Quadrant in Web Services Platform Magic Quadrant

  • 27 July, 2005 12:41

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<p>TIBCO Positioned in Leaders Quadrant in Web Services Platform Magic Quadrant</p>
<p>Evaluation Based on Completeness of Vision and Ability to Execute</p>
<p>PALO ALTO, Calif. – July 27, 2005 – TIBCO Software Inc. (NASDAQ: TIBX), a leading business integration and process management software company that enables real-time business, today announced that it has been positioned in the “Leader” Quadrant in Gartner, Inc.’s Web Services Platform Magic Quadrant published July 12, 2005. Gartner defines a Web Services Platform as an integrated entity that implements Web services specifications by enabling the development, execution and management of applications and content based on Web services technologies and service-oriented architectures (SOA). According to Gartner, leaders are vendors that are performing well today, have a clear vision of market direction and are actively building competencies to sustain their leadership position in the market. Gartner also mentions that innovation in this market is an indicator of a vendor’s impact on the software market as a whole and of the vendor’s role in enterprises’ service-oriented architecture implementations. Lastly, Gartner states, although today most consumption of Web services is done via portals, rich clients will grow in importance performing that same function.</p>
<p>“With TIBCO, QUALCOMM has been able to continue building toward our enterprise SOA vision by moving from traditional integration and process development to build out new services. The extensibility of TIBCO’s SOA framework, as well as their support for standards, has provided faster development of services across the company,” said Norm Fjeldheim, CIO of QUALCOMM Incorporated. “Today we have successfully rolled out services consumed internally that have parts of our business operating more efficiently allowing us to be more productive.”</p>
<p>TIBCO has recently expanded its SOA strategy with the announcement of a new service deployment platform that will enable deployment and management of home-grown and third-party services within SOAs. Codenamed “Project Matrix,” the platform extends TIBCO’s enterprise backbone software to provide a standards-based way of deploying business services as part of a SOA.</p>
<p>TIBCO is further driving innovation in the SOA market by including TIBCO® General Interface, a rich client interface for consuming Web services, in Project Matrix. TIBCO General Interface is a framework that enables developers to quickly and easily develop rich internet applications using asynchronous JavaScript and XML (AJAX). This gives composite applications the functionality and usability of desktop applications without the cost or hassle of deploying client-side software or plug-ins. TIBCO General Interface is currently available as a standalone product.</p>
<p>“TIBCO is focused squarely on Web Services and Service-Oriented Architectures (SOAs) as the new battleground for innovative business integration solutions, which benefit customers with the ability to use and reuse existing assets and services for flexibility, interoperability and lower cost,” said Ram Menon, senior vice president, worldwide marketing, TIBCO Software Inc. “We believe this recognition by Gartner uniquely positions TIBCO as a leading integration specialist capable of providing a comprehensive platform and the professional services needed to support the high degree of heterogeneity that is inherent in enterprise SOA initiatives.”</p>
<p>About the Gartner Magic Quadrant
The Gartner magic quadrant positions vendors in four major categories: leaders, visionaries, challengers or niche players. The Magic Quadrant is copyrighted July 12, 2005 by Gartner, Inc. and is reused with permission. The Magic Quadrant is a graphical representation of a marketplace at and for a specific time period. It depicts Gartner's analysis of how certain vendors measure against criteria for that marketplace, as defined by Gartner. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in the Magic Quadrant, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors placed in the "Leaders" quadrant. The Magic Quadrant is intended solely as a research tool, and is not meant to be a specific guide to action. Gartner disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.</p>
<p>About TIBCO
TIBCO Software Inc. (NASDAQ:TIBX) is a leading business integration and process management software company that enables real-time business.  Real-Time Business is about helping companies become more cost-effective, more agile and more efficient. TIBCO has delivered the value of Real-Time Business, what TIBCO calls The Power of Now®, to over 2,000 customers around the world and in a wide variety of industries. For more information on TIBCO's proven enterprise backbone, business integration, business process management, and business optimization solutions, TIBCO can be reached at +1 650-846-1000 or on the Web at www.tibco.com. TIBCO is headquartered in Palo Alto, CA.</p>
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<p>Media Contacts:
Christine Lion
TIBCO Software Inc.
+61 2 9458 2121
clion@staffware.com.au</p>
<p>Fiona Martin
Max Australia
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fiona.martin@maxaustralia.com.au</p>
<p>TIBCO, the TIBCO logo, TIBCO General Interface, The Power of Now and TIBCO Software are trademarks or registered trademarks of TIBCO Software Inc. in the United States and/or other countries.</p>
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