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CORE NEWS FACTS 1. BEA today announced the general availability of BEA AquaLogic(R) Pages, BEA AquaLogic(R) Ensemble and BEA AquaLogic(R) Pathways. For more information, please visit http://en.terpri.se and www.bea.com/enterprise. For the blog, please visit http://blog.en.terpri.se/. 2. The release of these three products heralds the emergence of Web 2.0 technologies in the enterprise and signals the increased importance of collaboration and social software to improve knowledge worker productivity and user-driven innovation. 3. The three new products are designed to bring Web 2.0 and social computing capabilities to the enterprise to empower greater end-user participation in the workplace while maintaining strong governance and control for IT. 4. BEA's new products work with Google Search Appliance, Google Gadgets and Google Apps that help BEA AquaLogic(R) users to create a wide range of rich, user-driven applications.


Mark Carges, executive vice president, BEA Systems — "At a high level, SOA is about helping to increase business competitive advantage thereby enabling IT to deliver value faster through a more agile infrastructure. Enterprise social computing is about empowering end-users to become more productive and agile in carrying out daily activities. Because both focus on improving agility, the combination can yield a total greater than the sum of its parts," said Mark Carges, executive vice president of BEA Systems. "BEA is uniquely positioned to deliver higher value enterprise productivity technologies because we provide SOA tools that are designed to help IT expose and manage the enterprise services that support people and the business processes that help drive day to day business. With BEA's new social computing suite, knowledge workers can tap these service-enabled assets directly to help complete their business tasks, turning service-oriented architectures into even more valuable participation-oriented architectures."

Gene Phifer, vice president and distinguished analyst, Gartner — "There are a lot of opportunities around social computing for the enterprise. Web 2.0 is not just for teenagers or Internet addicts. Software vendors are building very serious, global-class business applications that provide significant value to an organization in terms of worker productivity and increased business efficiency and enterprises should consider deploying these new technologies for their employees, suppliers, customers, and any other audiences to help complement their existing IT investments."

Kevin Smith, head of partnerships, Google Enterprise — "Web 2.0 capabilities and mash-up style applications can make it easier for knowledge workers and developers to easily blend services and information into their own enterprise productivity tools. BEA AquaLogic's support for Google Search Appliance, Google Gadgets and Google Apps gives users access to a wide range of rich, user-driven applications that harness the power of the Web."

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To hear about today's announcement, please click here: http://bea.com/enterprise/BEA_Web_2.0_Products.mp3


For more information on BEA's Web 2.0 products for the enterprise, please join a Web seminar titled "How Your Organization Can Benefit from Web 2.0" on Tuesday, July 24, 2007 at 11:00 PT/2:00 pm ET. To register, please visit http://www.bea.com/framework.jsp?CNT=bea_benefit_frm_web_jul07.htm&FP=/content /news_events/events

PRODUCT INFORMATION BEA AquaLogic(R) Ensemble Demo – http://en.terpri.se/alensemble/demo/demo.html Download White Paper – http://en.terpri.se/alensemble/AquaLogic%20Ensemble%20- %20Product%20Overview%20Paper.pdf BEA AquaLogic(R) Pathways Demo – http://en.terpri.se/alpathways/demo/demo.html Download White Paper – http://en.terpri.se/alpathways/AquaLogic%20Pathways%20- %20Product%20Overview%20Paper.pdf BEA AquaLogic(R) Pages Demo – http://en.terpri.se/alpages/demo/demo.html Download White Paper – http://en.terpri.se/alpages/AquaLogic%20Pages%20- %20Product%20Overview%20Paper.pdf LINKS TO RELEVANT COVERAGE TO-DATE — ZDNet – "BEA's AquaLogic Pages and IBM's QEDWiki to battle for corporate mashup crown" http://blogs.zdnet.com/Berlind/?p=572 — CNET – "BEA to deliver Web 2.0 apps for business in July" http://news.com.com/8300-10784_3-7-0.html?keyword=enterprise+2.0 — WSJ – "Dated and Confused: Corporate intranets should be invaluable employee tools. Too bad they often aren't" http://online.wsj.com/article/SB117873739494197490-



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