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Companies Can Leverage Linux to Economically Deploy Enterprise Reporting Applications to Tens of Thousands of Users

  • 03 August, 2004 12:45

<p>Actuate Corporation (NASDAQ: ACTU), the world leader in Enterprise Reporting Applications, today announced that Actuate’s Enterprise Reporting Application platform now fully supports the Linux operating system.</p>
<p>Linux, which is based on source code that is available to everyone, provides the functionality, adaptability and robustness that have positioned it as the main alternative for proprietary operating systems. More than a decade after its initial release, Linux is increasingly being adopted worldwide as a server platform. Companies can now leverage the low cost of Linux as a high performance, secure, and reliable foundation to build and deploy strategic Enterprise Reporting Applications that meet the information needs of a broad set of users -- both inside and outside the corporate firewall.</p>
<p>“Linux is increasingly being seen as a viable, economical alternative to proprietary operating systems,“ said Mark Smith, CEO and senior vice president of research at Ventana Research. “As companies continue to deploy a variety of enterprise reporting applications to a wider and wider group of users, both inside and outside the firewall, Linux’s importance as a secure, low cost operating system will continue to grow.”</p>
<p>IT departments can more easily adhere to budget constraints, while meeting strict application performance security criteria by using Actuate’s Enterprise Reporting Application platform in conjunction with Linux servers. Organizations can empower 100% of a target user community with mission critical reporting applications at lower cost by deploying Actuate’s platform on Linux. In addition, companies can leverage the constantly evolving security benefits that the Linux community collectively works to improve within the Linux operating system.</p>
<p>Actuate’s comprehensive support for Linux includes:</p>
<p>• Actuate e.Report: Generates web-based reports from a Linux server</p>
<p>• Actuate e.Spreadsheet: Generates Linux server-based Excel spreadsheets</p>
<p>• Actuate Analytics: Generates personalized data cubes from a Linux server</p>
<p>• Actuate Query: Allows end-user ad-hoc queries on a Linux server</p>
<p>• Active Portal: Presents a single entry point to all Actuate content on Linux</p>
<p>• Actuate Page-Level Security: Allows personalized role-based access to reports and queries</p>
<p>“Everyone within an organization can benefit from tailor-made enterprise reporting applications that require no training,” said Nobby Akiha, vice president of marketing at Actuate. “By supporting the Linux operating system, we are giving companies the building blocks to economically deploy secure reporting applications to all enterprise constituents and ensure 100% user adoption of these strategic, decision-making applications.”</p>
<p>Actuate offers comprehensive support for Linux as part of Actuate 8.</p>
<p>About Actuate Corporation</p>
<p>Actuate Corporation is the world leader in Enterprise Reporting Applications that ensure 100% adoption by users. Actuate’s Enterprise Reporting Application Platform is the foundation on which Global 9000 organizations (companies with annual revenues greater than $1 billion) and packaged application software vendors develop intuitive, Web portal-like reporting and analytic applications that empower 100% of users with decision-making information. These applications are deployed inside and outside the firewall to improve corporate performance across a range of business functions including financial management, sales, human resource management, and customer self-service. When tested against other business intelligence products, Actuate’s Enterprise Reporting Application Platform has been proven to offer industry-leading scalability and the lowest Total Cost of Ownership. Actuate has 2,800 customers globally in a range of industries including financial services, pharmaceuticals, insurance, and distribution services, as well as the government sector.</p>
<p>Founded in 1993, Actuate has headquarters in South San Francisco, Calif., and has offices worldwide. Actuate is listed on the NASDAQ exchange under the symbol ACTU. For more information on Actuate, visit the company's Web site at</p>
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<p>For more information please contact:
Pru Quinlan (Einsteinz Communications) on behalf of Actuate
Tel: (02) 9965 7227 Email:</p>

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