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Compuware Appoints Leading Application Development Expert to Continue Strong Growth in J2EE Market

  • 13 September, 2004 13:18

<p>Sydney – September 8 2004: Compuware Asia-Pacific has appointed Franco Flore as Senior Product Manager for its Application Development and Integration products. Franco will drive revenue growth and thought leadership for Compuware’s Uniface and OptimalJ product groups.</p>
<p>Prior to this position, Franco was based in Europe where he was product manager for the Uniface and OptimalJ Java/J2EE development environments. He has an in-depth working knowledge of application development and integration and solid experience in J2EE development, web services, Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) and Model Driven Architecture (MDA).</p>
<p>Commenting on his role, Franco said: “Compuware has had considerable success with OptimalJ since it launched into the Australian market in 2003. I’ll continue to drive new sales opportunities and work with our existing customer base to help them reach their business objectives. Ultimately I want Compuware to share the same position in the development tools space as we do in the mainframe arena – the clear market leader”.</p>
<p>“I’m delighted to welcome Franco to our team, said Compuware Managing Director Steve Jobson. “He’s a recognised industry commentator with an impressive track record. His strategic thinking capability and his product knowledge are second to none. He’ll be an important asset to Compuware throughout the region”.</p>
<p>Prior to joining Compuware, Franco worked as a Systems Analyst for First National Bank of Southern Africa and Gencor Mining institution in South Africa.</p>
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<p>About Compuware
Compuware Asia-Pacific, a leading provider of software and technology services, delivers industrial-strength solutions for the enterprise-computing environment that dramatically improve productivity, quality and performance across the application life cycle. For more information about Compuware, please visit:</p>
<p>About OptimalJ™
OptimalJ from Compuware accelerates J2EE development by generating working applications directly from visual models. Through the power of patterns and model-driven application design, OptimalJ decreases the need for extensive coding and design skills, and delivers high productivity and consistency</p>
<p>For images or further information please contact:</p>
<p>Jesse James or Carolyn Owen
Level 7, 207 Kent Street
Ph: 02 9241 3131
M: 0410 344 300/ 0419 414 838
Fx: 02 9221 2676

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