[Memo to Rohit: Nasdaq Composite hit 4K for the first time ever intraday
today. Wherever you go, 4K is there...]
Bolcer, can you BELIEVE how many buzzwords are in this release?
Anyone want to try to count them all?
> Bluestone's Total-E-Business(TM) Wins Most Innovative E-business
> Application At Giga Emerging Technology Scene; Bluestone Named as
> Leading IT Innovator for Second Consecutive Year Recognizing Innovation
> of Real-Time Integration of Mobile Devices, Java, JSP, XML, and XSL
> NOTE TO MEDIA: Photo is available in a Smart News Release(TM) on
> Business Wire's Home Page at www.businesswire.com
> MOUNT LAUREL, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 13, 1999--Bluestone(R)
> Software, Inc., (Nasdaq: BLSW, news, msgs), a leading provider of
> Enterprise Interaction Management software, today announced Bluestone's
> Total-e-Business(TM) product suite was voted the most innovative product
> in the "Behind the Scenes of E-Business Applications" category at Giga
> Information Group's Emerging Technology Scene. The products were
> evaluated in a stringent competition of live on-stage demonstrations of
> evolving new products, based on their level of innovation, business
> application potential, and overall quality.
> Bluestone won each of the three levels of competition and "overall best
> product" in its category by demonstrating the power of wireless device
> access in its Total-e-Business product suite. Incorporating wireless
> devices from Symbol Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: SBL, news, msgs) and
> Qualcomm (Nasdaq: QCOM, news, msgs), the eight-minute live, all wireless
> Total-e-Business demonstration illustrated the business advantage of
> real-time integration and data exchange with mobile device users and the
> feasibility of uniting devices with all corporate database, legacy and
> e-business applications based on J2EE platforms, including JavaServer
> Pages (JSPs), Extensible Markup Language (XML), and Extensible
> Stylesheet Language (XSL).
> For the Total-e-Business demonstration, a Bluestone representative went
> into the conference audience and -- using the ruggedized Symbol SPT 1740
> RF PalmPilot -- scanned the bar-coded name tag of a randomly selected
> attendee and entered the attendee's cell phone number. Using Bluestone's
> ConXML application software, the scanned data was converted to XML and
> uplinked via wireless protocols to a Symbol Spectrum24 Wireless LAN
> receiver connected to the Total-e-Business server. Total-e-Business
> software, including the Sapphire/Web(R) Application Server and XML
> Suite(TM) Integration Server, automatically personalized the data and
> displayed the attendee's name on a Web page. At the same time, the name
> was sent to a separate room (simulating an off-site manufacturing
> facility) where the name was custom printed onto a t-shirt.
> Simultaneously, the Total-e-Business software sent an email to an
> on-stage Qualcomm PDQ Smart Phone, which dialed the cell phone of the
> randomly selected conference attendee with notification of the
> customized t-shirt's completion.
> The demonstration illustrated the importance of wireless data capture
> and integration, personalization, distribution and utilization of data
> to a company's e-business strategy. With Total-e-Business, organizations
> can communicate between existing corporate systems, LANs, WANs and radio
> frequency (RF) protocols to leverage a myriad of devices and incorporate
> them into their e-business infrastructures.
> Added John H. Capobianco, senior vice president of worldwide marketing
> at Bluestone, "Winning at the Giga Emerging Technology Scene for the
> second year in a row illustrates Bluestone's commitment to delivering to
> our customers cutting-edge technology solutions that businesses need
> today. As the platform for e-business, Total-e-Business provides a
> fault-tolerant, high performance environment that allows businesses to
> enhance productivity, revenue generation and cost savings through the
> integration of wireless technologies to their e-business
> Participants in the Emerging Technology Scene were selected through a
> competitive submission and review process conducted by a team of Giga
> analysts. The award recipients were determined by audience polling
> during the conference.
> About Giga Information Group's Emerging Technology Scene
> The Emerging Technology Scene is a dynamic showcase for innovative IT
> solutions where timed, live product demonstrations are presented to, and
> critically evaluated by, analysts, a high-level audience of CIOs, senior
> level end-users and investors. The event focuses on cutting-edge
> solutions for the year 2000 in five technology areas--E-business
> applications, enterprise Web infrastructure, enabling the connected
> worker, desktop and devices, and customer-centric E-business solutions.
> The unique format includes analysis from Giga analysts on current and
> future IT trends, previews of innovative new products and technologies,
> evaluation from a panel of senior-level IT end-users, and live
> electronic audience polling.
> About Bluestone's Total-e-Business
> Total-e-Business combines best-of-breed components for content
> management, personalization, and e-commerce with Bluestone's
> award-winning Sapphire/Web(R) Application Server infrastructure and
> Bluestone XML Suite(TM) Integration Server based on the J2EE platform,
> including JSP and XML standards. Total-e-Business makes a company's
> e-business a vital and seamless extension of its overall business
> strategy by consolidating all e-business interactions with business
> partners, suppliers, vendors, customers, and employees. By providing a
> global-class e-business platform, companies can place fundamental
> business control of the e-business enterprise in the hands of business
> experts, allowing IT personnel to concentrate on technology excellence.
> About Bluestone Software, Inc.
> Bluestone(R) Software, Inc. is a leading provider of Enterprise
> Interaction Management software. Companies deploying Internet Commerce
> applications like ARI, Conexant (formerly Rockwell Semiconductor),
> Dreyfus Corp., Eli Lilly, MCI WorldCom, Reliance National, and Time Inc.
> depend on Bluestone Sapphire/Web(R) and Bluestone XML Suite(TM)
> Application Server frameworks to integrate business applications into
> Web-enabled environments, manage information interactions, and exchange
> data with employees, partners, and customers. Bluestone is headquartered
> at 1000 Briggs Road, Mount Laurel, New Jersey, 08054-4101, (856)
> 727-4600. For more information about Bluestone, please call
> 888-Bluestone, visit http://www.bluestone.com, or e-mail
> Editor's Note: Artwork showing diagram of Bluestone's Total-e-Business
> wireless device demonstration is available at http://www.bluestone.com
> in the Press Room, from http://www.businesswire.com in a Smart News
> Release, or upon request from Bluestone's media contacts.
> Bluestone and Sapphire/Web are registered trademarks, and
> Total-e-Business and Bluestone XML Suite are trademarks of Bluestone
> Software, Inc. All other names, brands or products may be trademarks or
> registered trademarks of their respective owners.
> Certain statements in this press release constitute forward looking
> statements as such term is defined in the Private Securities Litigation
> Reform Act of 1995. Forward looking statements involve known and unknown
> risks, uncertainties and other factors, including those contained in
> Bluestone's publicly filed reports with the Securities and Exchange
> Commission, which may cause Bluestone's actual results, performance, or
> achievements or those of its customers or its industry to be materially
> different from the future results, performance or achievements expressed
> or implied by these forward looking statements. Specifically, the
> Company's beliefs with respect to the business opportunities presented
> by e-business and the Company's ability to profitably market and deploy
> its Total-e-Business solution may prove to be inaccurate. In light of
> the significant uncertainties inherent in these forward looking
> statements, the information in this press release should not be
> considered a representation by the Company or any other person that
> Bluestone's objectives and plans will be achieved.
Two and a half million?! All right, but wait till you see the *SECOND*