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Borland Helps Asia Pacific Government Agencies to Boost Software Efficiencies

  • 12 May, 2004 10:26

<p>BORLAND HELPS ASIA PACIFIC GOVERNMENT AGENCIES
TO BOOST SOFTWARE EFFICIENCIES</p>
<p>Government Agencies in Australia, New Zealand, and Korea Select Borland ALM solutions to Achieve Greater Operational Efficiency and Enhance Software Capabilities</p>
<p>AUSTRALIA – May 12, 2004 – Borland Software Corporation (Nasdaq NM: BORL) today announced that its ALM (Application Lifecycle Management) solutions have been selected by several government agencies across Asia Pacific to improve productivity and manageability across the application lifecycle. Borland ALM solutions are used to develop a wide-range of applications for government-sector customers including: CrimTrac Agency (Australia), Lotterywest (Australia), Ministry of Construction and Transportation (Korea), and the Supreme Court of Korea (Korea). In addition, the New South Wales (NSW) Government (Australia) has approved the entry of Borland to the panel Standing Offer Agreement for Internet services and products, which will enable Borland to compete for business opportunities within these categories for the Government across NSW.</p>
<p>The Borland ALM solution - which covers the define, design, develop, test, deploy and manage phases of the application lifecycle – is being used by government agencies to help increase the productivity of their software teams by helping them work together and collaborate among people with different areas of expertise in the application lifecycle.</p>
<p>“As government agencies increasingly adopting e-Government initiatives to reduce costs and increase efficiencies, government agencies have obtained our ALM solutions to enhance their software capabilities, and, at the same time, improve the overall productivity of the entire development team,” said Boz Elloy, senior vice president of software products at Borland.</p>
<p>Borland ALM solutions are also enabling Asia Pacific Government Agencies to integrate technology from a variety of vendors on multiple platforms, namely Java™, .NET™ and legacy systems.</p>
<p>“While Government requirements for high quality software applications have increased, government IT budgets have been reduced,” said Elloy. “A complete application lifecycle management solution that integrates with existing systems and that does not lock customers into any technology or platform is therefore attractive to government organizations.”</p>
<p>Australia’s Federal, State and Territory Police forces use software and database solutions developed using technologies that span the develop, test and deploy phases of the application lifecycle (Borland® JBuilder™, Borland® Optimizeit™ and Borland® Application Server, Enterprise Edition). The solutions, which have been developed by the CrimTrac Agency, include the National Criminal Investigation DNA Database (NCIDD).</p>
<p>About Borland ALM</p>
<p>The Borland ALM solution is designed to enhance government software capabilities in accordance with their operational needs, uniting IT stakeholders involved in the software development process from the CIO and architect through to the developer, tester, deployment group and managers to provide a synergistic fast development team. Borland ALM consists of technology independent products across the definition, design, develop, test, deploy and management stages of application development. Moreover, cross-platform technologies such as Borland® Janeva™ are designed to offer tightly coupled integration and interoperability between the Microsoft® .NET Framework and an organization's existing J2EE™ and CORBA® infrastructure investments.</p>
<p>The full suite of Borland ALM products leveraged by Asia Pacific Government agencies include: the CaliberRM™, Together®, and StarTeam® software define, design and management technologies in addition to JBuilder®, Optimizeit™, and Borland® Enterprise Server and for application development, testing and deployment.</p>
<p>About Borland</p>
<p>Borland Software Corporation is a world leader in platform independent software development and deployment solutions that are designed to accelerate the entire application development lifecycle. By connecting managers, testers, designers, developers, and implementers in real time, Borland enables enterprises worldwide to define and sustain their competitive advantage. For more information, visit: http://www.borland.com or the Borland Developer Network at http://bdn.borland.com.</p>
<p>All Borland brand and product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of Borland Software Corporation in the United States and other countries. All other marks are the property of their respective owners.</p>
<p>Safe Harbor Statement</p>
<p>This release contains “forward-looking statements” as defined under the United States 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 AP governments’ future adoption of e-government initiatives and adoption of Borland’s ALM solutions and the benefits to be obtained from Borland’s ALM solutions including the ability to enhance software capability, improved productivity and success in integrating technology from vendors on multiple platforms. 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, but are not limited to: the failure of governments to pursue e-government initiatives, shifts in customer demand, market acceptance of Borland products, actions or announcements by competitors, rapid technological change that can harm the demand for Borland products, software errors, general industry trends, and general economic factors. These and other risks may be detailed from time to time in Borland's periodic reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including, but not limited to, its 2003 Annual Report on Form 10-K, its quarterly reports on Form 10-Q, and other SEC filings, copies of which may be obtained from http://www.sec.gov/. Borland is under no obligation to (and expressly disclaims any such obligation to) update any of the information in this press release if any forward-looking statement later turns out to be inaccurate whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.</p>
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