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Executive-level ‘blink’ reporting in functionality of new dashboard

London, UK – 20 June 2007 – ThoughtWorks, a global IT consultancy, announced the release of CruiseControl Enterprise, a major update to CruiseControl, the industry standard continuous integration framework. CruiseControl, widely used in Agile development, accelerates predictable, reliable delivery of software applications. An international ThoughtWorks Studios team has spent the last four months developing the major new components of the latest release.

Aimed at IT departments and software teams within large organisations, CruiseControl Enterprise includes a major refresh of the user web interface, with added usability for observing current and past builds, and the introduction of an executive-level programme management dashboard offering meaningful ‘blink’ reporting at the highest level.

Open sourced by ThoughtWorks in 2001, CruiseControl integrates with over 50 build and configuration management tools and includes plug-ins for email notification, Ant, and various source control tools. CruiseControl is free to use under a BSD-style license.

Paul Julius, a co-founder of CruiseControl and product manager for CruiseControl Enterprise at ThoughtWorks, said: “We are really excited to be including in our suite of applications the latest release of CruiseControl Enterprise. Solving the really difficult problems faced by today's enterprise IT departments has been a goal of ThoughtWorks for a number of years. Now, our enterprise customers, who have been benefiting from the system for over six years, can enjoy the updated interface and the new reporting dashboard.”

CruiseControl, maintained and developed by a group of dedicated open source volunteers, is used by more than 3,000 companies globally, at least 40 of which are Fortune 1000 companies. Globally approximately 60,000 people interact with CruiseControl regularly. CruiseControl has been downloaded more than 280,000 times in its 6 year history. The CruiseControl open source community has eight committers and more than 1,000 active members – a number growing all the time.

Julius added: “We have great plans for the future of CruiseControl Enterprise, including around the clock support and consultancy services, as well as incorporating new features that support Deployment Pipeline-related functions to reduce an application's time to market and increase the rate of feedback to developers, managers and IT decision makers.”

For more information, please visit: http://studios.thoughtworks.com/cruisecontrol.

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About ThoughtWorks

ThoughtWorks, Inc. (www.thoughtworks.com) is a global IT consultancy providing systems development, consulting, and transformation services to Global 1000 companies. The company's pioneering approach, which includes industry-acclaimed Agile and Lean best practices, helps CIOs maximise investment performance across a portfolio of complex, business critical applications, while reducing time and risk. ThoughtWorks' 800 professionals serve clients from offices in Australia, Canada, China, India, the United Kingdom and the United States.

For further information, please contact:

Sam Routley / Mark Groves
MS&L for ThoughtWorks
Tel: +44 (0)20 7878 3137 / 3198
Email: sam.routley@mslpr.co.uk / mark.groves@mslpr.co.uk

Katy White
ThoughtWorks
Tel: 020 7497 4500
Email: kwhite@thoughtworks.com

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