INVITATION TO THE ASP COMMUNITY ONE-DAY EVENT Friday 22 June 2001 PDF Print “REALITIES OF ASP” MICROSOFT CAMPUS, THAMES VALLEY PARK, READING, WEDNESDAY 27TH JUNE, 2001. 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 successful, 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, deploying, 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 http://www.progress.com. -ends- 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@ researchgroup.co.uk Press enquiries to: Salli Roskilly, Saffron Communications. T: 44 (0)1763 208708 F: 44 (0)1763 208813 E: email@example.com “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 This press release was distributed by ResponseSource Press Release Wire on behalf of Saffron Communications (Hertfordshire) in the following categories: Consumer Technology, Personal Finance, Business & Finance, Computing & Telecoms, for more information visit https://pressreleasewire.responsesource.com/about.