IONA, HP Offer Seminars on Changing the Economics of IT Through Rapid Integration

4/2/2003 - IONA®, the leading provider of Rapid Integration software (NASDAQ: IONA), announced a worldwide seminar series focused on "Changing the Economics of IT Through Rapid Integration," with HP. It is the industry's first seminar series dedicated to the challenges of multi-middleware integration in the telecommunications and finance industries.

Each half-day seminar is free and will offer system architects, vice presidents, directors, and senior managers of enterprise infrastructure, as well as other IT decision makers, the opportunity to gain first hand insight into IONA and HP's pioneering solution for multi-middleware integration. The series will kick off in Tyson's Corner, Virginia on April 1, 2003.

Attendees will gain in-depth knowledge on how to consolidate and extend redundant applications and middleware systems with a service-oriented architecture, and the associated cost, resource allocation, asset reuse, risk mitigation, and time savings benefits a service-oriented approach to integration can offer their organizations.

"We are delighted to be working with IONA for this seminar series," said Gina M. Cassinelli, marketing director, HP Enterprise Solution Partners. "By leveraging the powerful combination of IONA's Rapid Integration solutions and HP's hardware, software and services, we can deliver a truly unique and compelling offering for organizations looking to solve complex middleware integration problems."

"Our Rapid Integration solutions are changing the way customers approach and conquer integration challenges¾allowing them to create new applications and streamline business processes quickly, efficiently, and in a way that promotes continuous ROI," said Bob Potter, executive vice president of Business Operations at IONA. "Effective industry collaboration further extends the value of our software for customers, and this latest seminar series with HP promises to be a highly-rewarding event for customers around the world."

"Changing the Economics of IT Through Rapid Integration Seminar Series" Dates and Locations:

For further information and full session details please visit To register for any of the seminars please email:

The IONA Rapid Integration solution combines IONA's broad family of CORBA®, J2EE® and Web services integration software products, and only HP runs IONA's software on high-performance hardware utilizing Linux, Windows, HP-UX and client devices. HP Services, focused on solution design implementation and support of IONA solutions, provides a single source for the entire solution. In November 2002, HP and IONA received the award for "Most Effective Alliance" at the Nabarro Nathanson Technology Industry Awards in London.

Starting this month, HP-UX 11i customers will receive a special offer to obtain a 60-day developer license and web-based technical support of IONA's XMLBus, an award-winning platform for developing, deploying, integrating, and managing Web services, for HP-UX PA-RISC systems. IONA also supports HP OpenView software, providing easy management from applications through network resources.

Leading European financial markets publication STP Magazine and the highly regarded technology business magazine Information Age are sponsoring the series.

About IONA
IONA is the leading provider of Rapid Integration software with more than 4,500 customers worldwide. IONA's award-winning Rapid Integration software products are built on: service-oriented architectures that increase reuse of software assets to deliver lasting results, standards-based software that enables vendor independence, and incremental deployment capabilities that lower the customer's risk.

Founded in 1991, IONA® (NASDAQ: IONA) is headquartered in Dublin, Ireland, with U.S. headquarters in Waltham, Massachusetts and offices worldwide. For additional information about IONA, visit our Web site at

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