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Borland and M&I/PARTNERS support NATO with Process Optimisation Services

  • 16 September, 2005 11:03

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<p>Andra Mednis
Borland Software Corporation
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<p>Borland and M&amp;I/PARTNERS support NATO with Process Optimisation Services</p>
<p>NATO’s Consultation, Command and Control Agency looks to CMMI®to optimize software engineering and security processes</p>
<p>Amstelveen, September 15, 2005 – Borland Software Corporation (NASDAQ NM: BORL), the global leader for Software Delivery Optimization™, and independent management consultancy M&amp;I/PARTNERS have secured a contract to appraise and optimise NATO's software delivery infrastructure. The purpose of the cooperation is to assess NATO’s existing infrastructure and develop a plan for optimising the organisation’s software engineering, software acquisition, systems integration and information security processes.</p>
<p>Specifically, Borland and M&amp;I/PARTNERS will support the NATO Consultation, Command and Control Agency (NC3A) during its Functional Services Technical Integration Framework project (NATO FAS Integration Project). NC3A has developed a new architecture for its information systems called Bilateral Strategic Comment (BISC) Automated Information System (AIS). Existing information systems need to be migrated to this new architecture (BISC-AIS), requiring a lot of effort over a long period. Borland and M&amp;I/PARTNERS will use the Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI®) framework for optimising the upgrading of the information systems within this one overall architecture.</p>
<p>CMMI is a best practice model to improve application development and integration through process optimisation, which will enable NC3A to develop a secure and effective framework, based on best practices, for devising and implementing new software.</p>
<p>“NATO is one of the most important military organisations in the world and we look forward to helping them maintain very high standards for security in system development,” said Bill Curtis, Chief Process Officer at Borland. “Their decision to work with us on this important project is a vote of confidence for both Borland’s Process Optimisation Practice and M&amp;I/PARTNERS’ project and implementation management skills. This project will enable us to demonstrate the real-world benefits that CMMI-based improvements can bring to an organisation like NATO.”</p>
<p>About Borland
Founded in 1983, Borland Software Corporation (NASDAQ: BORL) is the global leader in platform independent solutions for Software Delivery Optimization. The company provides the software and services that align the people, process, and technology required to maximize the business value of software. To learn more about delivering quality software, on time and within budget, visit</p>
<p>Borland, Software Delivery Optimization and all other Borland brand and product names are service marks, trademarks or registered trademarks of Borland Software Corporation in the United States and other countries. CMMI is a registered trademark of Carnegie Mellon University in the United States and/or other countries. All other marks are the property of their respective owners.</p>
<p>About M&amp;I/PARTNERS
M&amp;I/PARTNERS is a member of the M&amp;I-group, one of the largest independent management consultancies in the Netherlands. Since its inception in 1985 M&amp;I/PARTNERS specializes in management consultancy for ICT-related issues. For more information, visit</p>
<p>Safe Harbor Statement
This release contains “forward-looking statements” as defined under the Federal Securities Laws, including the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and is subject to the safe harbors created by such laws. Forward-looking statements may relate to, but are not limited to, the projected benefits to be derived by NATO implementation of our Process Services. Such forward-looking statements are based on current expectations that involve a number of uncertainties and risks that may cause actual events or results to differ materially. Factors that could cause actual events or results to differ materially include, among others, acceptance of our products and services including our enterprise software development platform/solution; our ability to successfully deliver on large transactions; our ability to enhance the quality and scalability of our products, improve the integration and overall functionality of these products as part of our ALM software development platform and evolve our ALM platform toward our vision of SDO; rapid technological and business change that can adversely affect the demand for Borland products and services; and general economic factors and capital market conditions. These and other risks may be detailed from time to time in Borland periodic reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including, but not limited to, its latest Annual Report on Form 10-K and its latest Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q, copies of which may be obtained from Borland is under no obligation to (and expressly disclaims any such obligation to) update or alter its forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.</p>

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