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Monique Bruins – business development manager Progress Software – EMEA is one of the guest
speakers. A
detailed agenda of the event follows. Monique will be speaking at 11.25 and will be available
for interview
after 3.00pm.
(Please let us know as soon as possible if you would like to attend the event and/or
interview Monique.)

22 June 2001 - Monique Bruins – business development manager Progress Software EMEA will be
explaining how the
Progress ASPen (ASP Enablement) Program has successfully assisted its ISVs to become ASPs.
With 200 of its
ISVs (independent software vendors) now offering ASP applications, Progress has one of the
largest end-user
ASP communities - 70,000 at the last count. Despite the overhyping of the early growth and
muddying of the
true definition of an ASP with too many application-free ‘hosters’ jumping on the band wagon,
the pundits all
agree that it is the deployment method of the future. Monique will examine where ASP is
concentrating on examples that illustrate niche expertise or where the ASP model itself can
deliver added
value, such as in supply chain integration or where it delivers a fast return on investment.
She will also
touch on the technologies which are transforming the pricing model and making it more viable
for SMEs.

About the Progress Company

The Progress Company is a global supplier of software technology and services for developing,
integrating and managing e-business solutions. The company provides a comprehensive suite of
products that
includes application development tools, application servers, the leading e-business messaging
server SonicMQ,
and the industry's most widely used, lowest-cost-of-ownership embedded database.

The Progress Company's partners include more than 2000 independent software vendors (ISVs)
and application
service providers (ASPs) who supply annually over $5 billion in Progress®-based applications
and related
services. Over 40,000 organisations across more than 100 countries - including 60% of the
Fortune 100 - rely
on Progress-based applications. The Progress Company, an operating company of Progress
Software Corporation
(NASDAQ: PRGS), is headquartered in Bedford, Mass., and can be reached at 01753 216300 or on
the Web at


Progress is a registered trademark of Progress Software Corporation in the US and other
countries. ASPEN is a
servicemark of Progress Software Corporation in the US. Any other trademarks and/or
servicemarks contained
herein are the property of their respective owners.

For further information on the ASP Community Event please contact
Rhian Llewellyn, The Research Group. T: 020 8606 7147
E: rhian_llewellyn@

Press enquiries to: Salli Roskilly, Saffron Communications.
T: 44 (0)1763 208708 F: 44 (0)1763 208813 E:

“Realities of ASP” Agenda

09.30-10.00 Registration

10.00-10.10 Welcome
- Mark Craddock – Microsoft

10.10-10.30 Keynote – History of ASP
- Caspar Gilroy – ITOutpost

10.30-11.10 Who is actually using ASP?
- Dave Mills – Futurelink

11.10-11.25 Coffee Break

11.25-12.0 Is ASP working?
- Monique Bruins – Progress Software

12.00-12.45 Does ASP save you money?
- Bill Joss – 7Global

12.45-13.30 Lunch

13.30-14.10 Are ASP solutions more secure?
- James Bushell – Unisys

14.10-14.50 Keynote – What is the future for ASP?
- Gary Pugh – Oracle

14.50 Close – Mark Craddock

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