Computerworld Selects Three Candle Corporation Customers for Honors Program

Apr 16, 2001, 01:00 ET from Candle Corporation

    LOS ANGELES, April 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Candle Corporation, a leading
 independent software company specializing in fast, flexible e-business
 solutions, announced that three of its customers, The State of North Carolina,
 the University of Passau and Verbundnetz Gas AG, were named semi-finalists in
 the Computerworld Search for Heroes program.  All three companies were honored
 at ceremonies held in San Francisco, California on April 8 and 9, 2001.  The
 Computerworld honors program is a joint venture between Computerworld and the
 Smithsonian Institute that identifies outstanding users of information
 technology worldwide whose achievements merit special recognition.  Since
 1993, Candle has nominated 18 IT pathfinders for recognition by the
 Computerworld Smithsonian Program.  Judges' selections are based on case
 studies investigated by the Computerworld and Smithsonian Institute staffs.
     The State of North Carolina Department of Commerce's NC@ Your Service
 project was designed to provide the citizens of North Carolina with easier and
 more citizen-centric access to state government and its services.  The Web
 based project allows citizens to access a wide range of services, including
 car registration, hunting licenses and business permits.  North Carolina's IT
 organization was able to integrate information from individual state agencies
 by using Candle Corporation's CandleNet(TM) eBusiness Platform(TM) Powered by
 Roma(TM) Technology and to make it accessible through a Web portal designed in
 conjunction with Yahoo!
     The University of Passau, located in Passau, Germany was recognized for
 its SAP(R) University Competence Center.  The centralized competence center
 supports the teaching of advanced IT specialists at more than 30 universities,
 polytechnics and vocational schools, helping assure that students have the
 most current and valuable skills.  The center is a cooperative venture between
 education and industry made possible by a joint initiative launched by the
 University in conjunction with Candle Corporation, SAP, Sun Microsystems, Best
 Power and Legato.
     Verbundnetz Gas AG, headquartered in Leipzig, Germany, is an import-based
 gas transmission company and energy services provider serving the new East
 German states and Berlin.  VNG AG operates a dense network of high-pressure
 pipelines, compressors and underground gas storage facilities.  The gas
 process is computer controlled through a central control center in Leipzig.
 CandleNet Command Center(TM) provides precise monitoring of conditions
 throughout a 5000-mile gas pipeline network in real time, assuring a
 consistent product flow to customers while providing immediate alerts to
 unusual situations.
     Computerworld judges will review case studies of the semi-finalists and
 will select five finalists in ten categories who will be honored at a gala in
 Washington DC on June 4, 2001.
 
     About Candle Corporation
     Based in Los Angeles, California, Candle Corporation is one of the world's
 largest independent global software and services companies.  Serving more than
 5,000 customers in 59 countries, Candle develops and markets more than
 200 products and services that enable companies to create, integrate, manage
 and measure the effectiveness of their e-businesses.  Candle's solutions
 provide the speed and agility that are mandatory for success in the world of
 e-business.  For more information on Candle's 25 years of experience in
 managing complex systems and applications, visit www.candle.com.
 
     Candle and the Candle logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of
 Candle Corporation.  Other products mentioned herein may be trademarks and/or
 registered trademarks of their respective owners.
 
 

SOURCE Candle Corporation
    LOS ANGELES, April 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Candle Corporation, a leading
 independent software company specializing in fast, flexible e-business
 solutions, announced that three of its customers, The State of North Carolina,
 the University of Passau and Verbundnetz Gas AG, were named semi-finalists in
 the Computerworld Search for Heroes program.  All three companies were honored
 at ceremonies held in San Francisco, California on April 8 and 9, 2001.  The
 Computerworld honors program is a joint venture between Computerworld and the
 Smithsonian Institute that identifies outstanding users of information
 technology worldwide whose achievements merit special recognition.  Since
 1993, Candle has nominated 18 IT pathfinders for recognition by the
 Computerworld Smithsonian Program.  Judges' selections are based on case
 studies investigated by the Computerworld and Smithsonian Institute staffs.
     The State of North Carolina Department of Commerce's NC@ Your Service
 project was designed to provide the citizens of North Carolina with easier and
 more citizen-centric access to state government and its services.  The Web
 based project allows citizens to access a wide range of services, including
 car registration, hunting licenses and business permits.  North Carolina's IT
 organization was able to integrate information from individual state agencies
 by using Candle Corporation's CandleNet(TM) eBusiness Platform(TM) Powered by
 Roma(TM) Technology and to make it accessible through a Web portal designed in
 conjunction with Yahoo!
     The University of Passau, located in Passau, Germany was recognized for
 its SAP(R) University Competence Center.  The centralized competence center
 supports the teaching of advanced IT specialists at more than 30 universities,
 polytechnics and vocational schools, helping assure that students have the
 most current and valuable skills.  The center is a cooperative venture between
 education and industry made possible by a joint initiative launched by the
 University in conjunction with Candle Corporation, SAP, Sun Microsystems, Best
 Power and Legato.
     Verbundnetz Gas AG, headquartered in Leipzig, Germany, is an import-based
 gas transmission company and energy services provider serving the new East
 German states and Berlin.  VNG AG operates a dense network of high-pressure
 pipelines, compressors and underground gas storage facilities.  The gas
 process is computer controlled through a central control center in Leipzig.
 CandleNet Command Center(TM) provides precise monitoring of conditions
 throughout a 5000-mile gas pipeline network in real time, assuring a
 consistent product flow to customers while providing immediate alerts to
 unusual situations.
     Computerworld judges will review case studies of the semi-finalists and
 will select five finalists in ten categories who will be honored at a gala in
 Washington DC on June 4, 2001.
 
     About Candle Corporation
     Based in Los Angeles, California, Candle Corporation is one of the world's
 largest independent global software and services companies.  Serving more than
 5,000 customers in 59 countries, Candle develops and markets more than
 200 products and services that enable companies to create, integrate, manage
 and measure the effectiveness of their e-businesses.  Candle's solutions
 provide the speed and agility that are mandatory for success in the world of
 e-business.  For more information on Candle's 25 years of experience in
 managing complex systems and applications, visit www.candle.com.
 
     Candle and the Candle logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of
 Candle Corporation.  Other products mentioned herein may be trademarks and/or
 registered trademarks of their respective owners.
 
 SOURCE  Candle Corporation

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