Blueprint Technologies and Galileo International Expand Relationship

Apr 24, 2001, 01:00 ET from Blueprint Technologies Inc.

    FALLS CHURCH, Va., April 24 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ --
 Blueprint Technologies Inc., a leading provider of enterprise software
 solutions for the Global 2000, today announced that it has been selected by
 Galileo International, Inc.'s (NYSE:   GLC) Technology and Middleware division
 to further expand development efforts and infrastructure needs on the
 company's enterprise-wide projects, including XML Select(TM), TRIP.com,
 Galileo Wireless(TM) and Travelpoint(TM).
     Leveraging Galileo's state-of-the art technology, Blueprint will work with
 Galileo to develop an IT strategy utilizing key components from multiple
 vendors to build its next generation infrastructure. Additional architectural
 consulting on the project will leverage Microsoft(R).Net technologies,
 including the principal development languages of Java, C++ and C#.
     "Today's technology for the travel industry is about offering a variety of
 online services.  This requires companies to have the proper infrastructure to
 handle this new demand," said Ralph Alexander, president and CEO of Blueprint
 Technologies. "Galileo is in a strong competitive position, offering a wide
 array of Internet-based, travel-related services to its global customer base.
 We are excited to continue offering keen insight to Galileo's enterprise-wide
 projects, which helps maintain Galileo's leadership position in the industry."
     Blueprint previously worked with Galileo on the development of Galileo
 Passport(TM), a Web-based booking application that allows any business with an
 Internet site to offer its customers the ability to make business and leisure
 travel reservations on Galileo's computer reservation systems (CRSs).
     "Based on our past successes with Blueprint, we are very pleased to expand
 our relationship.  We have benefited from Blueprint's infrastructure expertise
 and software architecture experience, and are confident Blueprint's services
 will help keep us ahead of the competition in the future," said Chuck
 Barnhart, vice president of Applications Development for Galileo
 International.
 
     About Blueprint Technologies
     Blueprint Technologies, a leader in enterprise software solutions helps
 organizations develop and deploy software for mission critical systems through
 a combination of frameworks, services and education. The Blueprint Solution
 Stacks allow customers to achieve quantifiable R.O.I. by linking enterprise
 and legacy applications, databases, business processes and workflows across
 enterprises. Blueprint's adaptation of the Rational Unified Process enables
 organizations to accelerate time to market while improving software quality
 and efficiency. Blueprint 's software engineers have developed a range of
 software solutions for customers including: UPS, USDA, Janus Funds, Hughes
 Network Systems, Echostar and Celera Genomics. Founded in 1997, Blueprint
 Technologies is a privately held company headquartered in Falls Church, VA.
 More information about the company can be found at
 http://www.blueprinttech.com .
 
     About Galileo International
     Galileo International is a diversified, global technology leader.  Its
 core business is providing electronic global distribution services for the
 travel industry through its computerized reservation systems, leading-edge
 products and innovative Internet-based solutions.  Galileo is a value-added
 distributor of travel inventory dedicated to supporting its travel agency and
 corporate customers and, through them, expanding traveler choice.  Among
 Galileo's subsidiaries are TRIP.com, an award-winning online travel service
 and technology provider; and Quantitude, which delivers advanced
 telecommunications services and enterprise networking solutions.  Galileo also
 offers secure, flexible and cost-effective managed hosting services.
 Headquartered in Rosemont, Illinois, USA, Galileo International has offices
 worldwide and operates a state-of-the-art data center in Greenwood Village,
 Colo., USA.  Visit http://www.galileo.com .
 
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SOURCE Blueprint Technologies Inc.
    FALLS CHURCH, Va., April 24 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ --
 Blueprint Technologies Inc., a leading provider of enterprise software
 solutions for the Global 2000, today announced that it has been selected by
 Galileo International, Inc.'s (NYSE:   GLC) Technology and Middleware division
 to further expand development efforts and infrastructure needs on the
 company's enterprise-wide projects, including XML Select(TM), TRIP.com,
 Galileo Wireless(TM) and Travelpoint(TM).
     Leveraging Galileo's state-of-the art technology, Blueprint will work with
 Galileo to develop an IT strategy utilizing key components from multiple
 vendors to build its next generation infrastructure. Additional architectural
 consulting on the project will leverage Microsoft(R).Net technologies,
 including the principal development languages of Java, C++ and C#.
     "Today's technology for the travel industry is about offering a variety of
 online services.  This requires companies to have the proper infrastructure to
 handle this new demand," said Ralph Alexander, president and CEO of Blueprint
 Technologies. "Galileo is in a strong competitive position, offering a wide
 array of Internet-based, travel-related services to its global customer base.
 We are excited to continue offering keen insight to Galileo's enterprise-wide
 projects, which helps maintain Galileo's leadership position in the industry."
     Blueprint previously worked with Galileo on the development of Galileo
 Passport(TM), a Web-based booking application that allows any business with an
 Internet site to offer its customers the ability to make business and leisure
 travel reservations on Galileo's computer reservation systems (CRSs).
     "Based on our past successes with Blueprint, we are very pleased to expand
 our relationship.  We have benefited from Blueprint's infrastructure expertise
 and software architecture experience, and are confident Blueprint's services
 will help keep us ahead of the competition in the future," said Chuck
 Barnhart, vice president of Applications Development for Galileo
 International.
 
     About Blueprint Technologies
     Blueprint Technologies, a leader in enterprise software solutions helps
 organizations develop and deploy software for mission critical systems through
 a combination of frameworks, services and education. The Blueprint Solution
 Stacks allow customers to achieve quantifiable R.O.I. by linking enterprise
 and legacy applications, databases, business processes and workflows across
 enterprises. Blueprint's adaptation of the Rational Unified Process enables
 organizations to accelerate time to market while improving software quality
 and efficiency. Blueprint 's software engineers have developed a range of
 software solutions for customers including: UPS, USDA, Janus Funds, Hughes
 Network Systems, Echostar and Celera Genomics. Founded in 1997, Blueprint
 Technologies is a privately held company headquartered in Falls Church, VA.
 More information about the company can be found at
 http://www.blueprinttech.com .
 
     About Galileo International
     Galileo International is a diversified, global technology leader.  Its
 core business is providing electronic global distribution services for the
 travel industry through its computerized reservation systems, leading-edge
 products and innovative Internet-based solutions.  Galileo is a value-added
 distributor of travel inventory dedicated to supporting its travel agency and
 corporate customers and, through them, expanding traveler choice.  Among
 Galileo's subsidiaries are TRIP.com, an award-winning online travel service
 and technology provider; and Quantitude, which delivers advanced
 telecommunications services and enterprise networking solutions.  Galileo also
 offers secure, flexible and cost-effective managed hosting services.
 Headquartered in Rosemont, Illinois, USA, Galileo International has offices
 worldwide and operates a state-of-the-art data center in Greenwood Village,
 Colo., USA.  Visit http://www.galileo.com .
 
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