Austrian Federal Data Center Creates e-government with TIBCO Software

12/15/2003 - TIBCO Software Inc. (NASDAQ:TIBX), a leading enabler of real-time business and the world’s largest independent business integration software company, as demonstrated by market share and analyst reports, announced that Austria’s Federal Data Center, which provides IT services to the Austrian public administration, has selected TIBCO’s integration solutions and will operate as an Application Service Provider (ASP) for its customers. For the growing e-government market, the Data Center is planning an Enterprise Application Integration (EAI) competence center, in which TIBCO® solutions will play a key role.

The Federal Data Center’s customers include all Austrian government departments. With its Competence Center, it will be able to offer them valuable IT services based on the TIBCO platform. The Austrian administration has earmarked a 50 million Euro budget for the e-government initiative, to be spread over three years. TIBCO’s solutions will form the cornerstone of the services included in this initiative.

“TIBCO has the best technology to meet our needs, as well as the demands of our customers, for an efficient solution with high ROI,” said Harald Neumann, CEO of the Austrian Federal Data Center. “In addition, we can guarantee the best possible application availability and a high degree of integration, which will further increase customer satisfaction and underpin our leadership in the e-government market.”

The project, running from July to December 2003, began with a thorough evaluation of integration solutions and will finish with the seamless integration of SAP R/3, the Fabasoft document management system, and an application called ELAK (electronic action in the Austrian administration). Previously, the business processes running between these applications were point-to-point connections developed in-house, and will be replaced by the TIBCO business process engine together with the relevant connectors and adapters. As a supplier of an integration solution in ASP mode, the BRZ is dependent on its stability, robustness, and total reliability, especially with government departments as its customers.

The deployment of the integration project is being shared between TIBCO and the Federal Data Center, which is also working with Siemens PSE as a subcontractor. Implementation is expected to take between 50 and 100 person-days. In future stages, the Federal Data Center will use TIBCO enterprise integration planning to advance the project, including the definition of future system architecture.

“We’re delighted to have the Austrian Federal Data Center as another prestigious Austrian customer,” said Erik Hansen, president of EMEA, TIBCO Software Inc. “Our solution will establish the Data Center as an integration competence center in Austria and strengthen their leading role in e-government.”

About the Austrian Federal Data Center
The Austrian Federal Data Center, the IT competence center of the Austrian public administration, is one of the largest data centers and IT service providers in Austria. Its strategic mission is to be the e-government hub between the government, the citizens and the business community. The Federal Data Center’s principal activity is the efficient and economical use of technology to ensure the best possible connection between information supply and demand for the public sector. Apart from the ongoing management and further development of applications, the Data Center offers attractively-priced IT services and enjoys long-term customer relationships based on service levels agreements. For further information please visit (in German).

About TIBCO Software Inc.
TIBCO Software Inc. (NASDAQ:TIBX) is the leading independent business integration software company in the world, demonstrated by market share and analyst reports. In addition, TIBCO is a leading enabler of Real-Time Business, 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 2,100 customers around the world and in a wide variety of industries. For more information on TIBCO's proven business integration, business optimization and enterprise backbone solutions, TIBCO can be reached at +1 650-846-1000 or on the Web at TIBCO is headquartered in Palo Alto, CA.

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