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Survey Targets Thousands of Senior Professionals to Gain Insight into Open Source Software Awareness and Adoption Trends

London, UK – May 8th , 2007 – Actuate Corporation (NASDAQ: ACTU), the leader in Business Intelligence, Performance Management and Reporting Applications, today announced its 2007 Open Source Software survey is underway. Business and IT professionals from the UK, USA and Germany are invited to participate and provide insights and perspective into how open source software is perceived, its benefits and inhibitors and how organisations plan to harness the technology in the future.

The survey, now in its second year, focuses on three key vertical industries, namely financial services, telecommunications and the public sector across the UK, USA and Germany. This year’s global survey concentrates on three key areas within open source software; awareness and adoption levels, benefits and barriers to adoption; and the evolution of the Business Intelligence area in this sector. This unique snapshot will offer valuable and very timely insight into the similarities and differences in open source software adoption between the vertical industries and their regions.

Last year’s survey was chronicled by several global business and financial services publications and widely sourced. The 2007 Actuate Open Source Survey promises to provide fresh insights into how financial services, telecommunications and public sector organisations in the UK, USA and Germany use and plan to use open source technology and will be made available to journalists and editors through registration with Actuate’s PR contact, listed with this release.

Nobby Akiha is Actuate’s SVP of Marketing and is driving this worldwide research initiative. “At Actuate, we have taken a pioneering role in the open source movement and the Business Intelligence community in particular. This survey contributes significantly to advancing our understanding of the distinct perceptions and needs of some of the world’s largest businesses with regard to open source adoption, and helps us to build upon our leadership position by creating an ongoing dialogue with these professionals across North America and Europe.” Nobby continues, “This year we have extended the survey beyond the UK to include Germany and the USA, both significant adopters of open source technology, and we look forward to some interesting results and comparisons.”

About Actuate Corporation

Actuate Corporation, the leader in Business Intelligence, Performance Management and Reporting Applications, enables organisations to develop solutions that optimise corporate performance. Applications built on Actuate’s open source-based platform provide all stakeholders inside and outside the firewall, including employees, customers, partners and citizens with information that they can easily access and understand to maximise revenue, cut costs, improve customer satisfaction, streamline operations, create competitive advantage and make better decisions.

Actuate has over 4,000 customers globally in a diverse range of business areas including financial services and the public sector. Founded in 1993, Actuate has headquarters in South San Francisco, California, with offices worldwide. Actuate is listed on NASDAQ under the symbol ACTU. For more information on Actuate, visit the company's web site at

PR Contact:

Carina Birt, Sarum
PR for Actuate UK
Tel: +44 1722 411150

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