7/5/2002 - IONA®, a leading e-Business Platform provider for Web Services Integration (NASDAQ: IONA), today announced that two of its industry experts won the Best Software White Paper Award for 2002 from Bitpipe, a leading syndicator of in-depth information technology content. David Frankel, chief consulting architect at IONA, and John Parodi, principal writer at IONA, wrote the winning white paper, titled "Using Model-Driven Architecture to Develop Web Services."

Chosen from more than 400 overall entries, IONA's white paper won the first place award in the Software category for its technical vision and communication skills. The winning paper describes how the principles of the Object Management Group's Model Driven Architecture™ (MDA ™ can be used to develop Web services in a way that improves programmer productivity and avoids rapid obsolescence of the services. MDA uses the Unified Modeling Language™ to capture and express the essence of information and services. The winning white paper can be read on the Web at

"IONA's industry expertise, showcased here through the work of David and John, is one of IONA's key strengths, helping us to deliver to customers the very best service and products in the industry," said Barry Morris, CEO of IONA. "IONA introduced the world's first Web Services Integration platform last year and continues to provide market, technical and thought leadership as Web services permeates the computing landscape."

The Annual White Paper Awards, produced by Bitpipe, recognize the diligence, effort, and creativity of IT companies in producing these documents and the value the IT community places on these documents. These awards are sponsored by InformationWeek, Network Computing, PR Newswire, IT World Canada, ZDNet UK and Bitpipe.

"The purpose of this award is to recognize the diligence, effort, and creativity of IT companies in producing white papers, and highlight their value to the IT community," said Jay Habegger, CEO of Bitpipe. "IONA's white paper -- 'Using Model-Driven Architecture to Develop Web Services' -- was selected on the basis of its contribution to the software category."

IONA's winning paper will receive promotion and recognition in the IT community, including special listing on sponsors' Web sites. Representatives from IONA also attended an awards ceremony at the White Paper Warehouse IT Conference in Toronto on June 26.

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About IONA
IONA is the leading e-Business Platform provider for Web Services Integration with more than 4,500 customers worldwide. IONA Orbix E2A™, which consists of the award-winning Orbix E2A Web Services Integration Platform and Orbix E2A Application Server Platform, enables the flow of information across disparate systems and the liberation of application assets for new business opportunities.

Founded in 1991, IONA® (NASDAQ: IONA) is headquartered in Dublin, Ireland, with U.S. headquarters in Waltham, Massachusetts. The company had revenues of $181 million in 2001 and employs more than 800 people in more than 30 offices worldwide. For additional information about IONA, visit our Website at

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