Business Objects Selects IONA Orbix Integration Software

7/23/2004 - IONA® Technologies (NASDAQ: IONA), a world leader in high performance integration solutions for mission-critical IT environments, announced that Business Objects, the world's leading provider of business intelligence solutions, has deployed IONA Orbix® integration software within its business intelligence and analytical software products.

Orbix is a comprehensive and proven platform for extending or integrating the most demanding component-based systems. Enterprise quality of services in Orbix ensures superior interoperability and seamless connectivity to customers' packaged applications, regardless of underlying platforms.

"Helping organizations achieve seamless integration of their most complex, highly distributed systems and applications is what we do best," said Scott Devens, vice president products, IONA Technologies. "Our products have been, and continue to be, an essential contributor to our success in this area. We are gratified that companies like Business Objects acknowledge our unique capabilities, and choose IONA when performance and reliability are non negotiable."

About IONA
For more than a decade, IONA® Technologies (NASDAQ: IONA) has been a world leader in delivering high-performance integration solutions for enterprise IT environments. IONA pioneered standards-based integration with its CORBA-based Orbix® product family. The ArtixTM product family, IONA's new generation of integration solutions, enables existing enterprise systems to be integrated with an organization's common infrastructure components. Customers use Artix to incorporate current IT assets into valuable new business applications through enterprise-class, standards-based connectivity.

With its partners, IONA is the only company that can deliver NOW on the promise of service-oriented integration, making it possible for customers to achieve system longevity and agility at a significantly lower cost.

IONA's customers include Global 2000 companies in telecommunications, financial services, aerospace and manufacturing, including AT&T, Verizon, BellSouth, Deutsche Telekom, British Telecom, Hong Kong Telecom, NTT, Credit Suisse, Merrill Lynch, Winterthur Insurance, Zurich Insurance and Boeing.

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

IONA, IONA Technologies, the IONA logo, Orbix, High Performance Integration, Artix, Mobile Orchestrator and Making Software Work Together are trademarks or registered trademarks of IONA Technologies PLC and/or its subsidiaries. J2EE is a trademark or registered trademark of Sun Microsystems, Inc. in the United States and other countries. CORBA is a trademark or registered trademark of the Object Management Group, Inc. in the United States and other countries.

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