ZTANGO AND BEA PARTNER TO POWER WIRELESS APPLICATIONS FOR ENTERPRISES
Ztango Becomes a Strategic Member of BEA’s New Partner Program for Application Service ProvidersRESTON, Va., August 15, 2000 Ztango, a Wireless Application Service Provider (W-ASP) providing WAP/SMS wireless application solutions and services to e-companies, corporations, and wireless network operators, today announced it has joined forces with e-commerce platform market-leader BEA Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: BEAS), the E-Commerce Transactions Company, as a strategic member of the new BEA Solution Partner Program (SPP).
BEA SPP members are independent software vendors (ISVs) and application service providers (ASPs) who sublicense BEA products. Strategic partners participate in joint marketing and training programs tailored to their business model.
In cooperation with BEA, Ztango will use the market-leading BEA WebLogic Server and BEAs enterprise integration technology in Ztangos applications architecture. This architecture addresses the inherent complexities of enterprise system connectivity/interoperability when deploying wireless solutions (such as network devices) by enabling rapid application development in a wireless environment and easy integration of best-of-breed technologies.
As a strategic BEA Solution Partner, Ztango will work closely with BEA to ensure that connectivity to enterprise systems is optimized, enabling Ztango and its partner application developers to extend popular enterprise software. Ztango embraces BEAs commitment to open standards and is building Component Based Adaptive Applications that leverage the BEA E-Commerce Transaction Platform.
We are pleased to join BEAs Solution Partner Program. This relationship will allow Ztango to provide more robust application solutions faster. Our relationship with BEA is consistent with Ztangos strategy of teaming up with best-of-breed enabling technology companies to create an optimal applications development and delivery platform, which is the basis of our W-ASP service, said John R. Harris, chairman and CEO of Ztango.
BEA is proud to have Ztango, an emerging leader in the wireless Internet industry, as a strategic member of our new Solution Partner Program. Ztangos core competency in the development and delivery of wireless application solutions, combined with BEAs market-leading e-commerce platform, will drive the rollout of innovative wireless application solutions in a variety of markets worldwide, said Matt Green, BEAs Senior Vice President of Worldwide Operations.
About BEA Systems, Inc.
BEA Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: BEAS) is the E-Commerce Transactions Company powering many of the worlds most innovative companies that serve the "e-generation," companies such as Amazon.com, DIRECTV, E*TRADE, Federal Express, Kaiser Permanente, Nokia, Qwest, and United Airlines. The e-generation relies on the Web to conduct their everyday business, wanting richer, more personalized experiences and the guarantee that your Web site is always available every minute of every day. The award-winning BEA E-Commerce Transaction Platform, coupled with BEA consulting, education, and support services, helps companies launch reliable e-commerce initiatives quickly. BEA solutions help companies of all sizes build e-commerce infrastructures that leverage existing investments and provide the foundation for running a successful integrated e-business for the e-generation. BEA has over 70 offices in 29 countries, is headquartered in San Jose, CA, and is on the Web at www.bea.com.
Ztango, a Wireless Application Service Provider (W-ASP), delivers wireless data services to network operators, e-companies, and corporations. Ztangos service offerings include wireless empowerment and delivery of wireless applications via an advanced, secure hosting facility and global network. The company recently received $37.8 million in equity capital from General Atlantic Partners, LLC, a leading global investor in Internet, Internet-enabled, and information technology businesses. Ztango is headquartered in Reston, Va., with offices in New York, London, Brussels, and Helsinki.
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