TIBCO Software Announces Stonebridge Technologies Has Joined Exclusive List Of Consulting Firms Delivering TIBCO Infrastructure Solutions

Apr 03, 2001, 01:00 ET from TIBCO Software Inc.

    PALO ALTO, Calif., April 3 /PRNewswire/ --
 TIBCO Software(TM) Inc. (Nasdaq:   TIBX), a leading provider of real-time
 infrastructure software for e-business, announced today that Stonebridge
 Technologies, a leading enterprise integration and consulting company serving
 the South Central, Southeast and Mid-Atlantic United States, has joined the
 TIBCO Alliance Partner (TAP) program. With the alliance, the companies are
 planning to pursue joint engagements targeting the energy, communications and
 healthcare vertical industries.
     "Stonebridge has earned a reputation throughout its geographic footprint
 as a full-service consulting firm that delivers integrated technology
 solutions producing bottom-line results, and we are pleased to welcome them as
 a new TIBCO consulting partner," said Keith Goldstein, director of corporate
 alliances for TIBCO Software. "As deployment of industrial-strength
 infrastructure solutions continues to accelerate across all industries, our
 customers directly benefit from TIBCO partners such as Stonebridge that have
 the industry expertise, technical competence and vision required to create
 integrated, best-in-class solutions."
     Stonebridge helps businesses more fully leverage Web-enabled technologies
 to build long-lasting and profitable relationships with customers; improve
 information flow throughout the enterprise; and drive operational efficiencies
 to maximize technology investments. The Dallas-based company, which operates
 exclusively in the South Central, Southeast and Mid-Atlantic regions, blends
 the depth of technology consulting experience of a Big Five firm with the
 agility and focus of a smaller firm.
     As a TAP consulting partner, Stonebridge has demonstrated superior skill
 in developing and implementing real-time Web-based and enterprise
 infrastructure solutions based on the TIBCO ActiveEnterprise(TM) and TIBCO
 ActivePortal(TM) e-business application suites. Stonebridge has successfully
 deployed TIBCO enterprise integration solutions for multiple clients.
     "Our TIBCO partnership is significant for two reasons," said Jim Sherriff,
 Stonebridge's chief executive officer. "First, helping our clients get a
 greater return from their technology investment is the fundamental objective
 for every Stonebridge engagement, and TIBCO tools enable our consultants to
 develop business solutions that extend clients' existing infrastructure and
 take total advantage of new Web-enabled applications. Second, more than two-
 thirds of our business is derived from the vertical industries both companies
 are focused on, so our alliance offers tremendous opportunities for continued
 growth."
     Stonebridge's end-to-end solutions are built on the "Three I's":
 Infrastructure, Information and Interaction. The Three I's form the essential
 technology building blocks driving the online user experience. Infrastructure
 includes enterprise servers, data storage, network management and security;
 Information includes integrating various data sources as well as new
 technology solutions with legacy business applications; and Interaction
 comprises client solutions with branding, navigation, complex interaction and
 e-marketing elements.
     According to the leading industry analyst firm Gartner Group, TIBCO is one
 of the leading integration tools providers. Such recognition stems from
 TIBCO's high-profile customers including AT&T, Chevron, Cisco Systems,
 Hitachi, Seagate and Yahoo! TIBCO's network of partners comprises leading
 consulting, hardware and software companies.
 
     About Stonebridge Technologies, Inc.
     Stonebridge Technologies is a leading enterprise integration and
 consulting company serving businesses in the South Central, Southeast and Mid-
 Atlantic United States. Stonebridge collaborates with clients to design,
 develop and deliver enterprise integration solutions that leverage rapid
 advances in Web-enabled technologies and devices to transform and extend the
 life of existing business-critical systems. Built on the latest innovations of
 leading technology partners such as Sun Microsystems and Oracle, Stonebridge's
 core skills in enterprise relationship management, business intelligence, and
 enterprise resource planning help clients increase revenues, gain operational
 efficiencies and create sustained competitive advantage. Stonebridge has
 operations located in 12 cities: Atlanta, Austin, Birmingham, Charlotte,
 Dallas, Houston, Nashville, Tampa, Oklahoma City, Orlando, Reston/D.C. and
 Tulsa. The company's corporate headquarters is located in Dallas. More
 information about Stonebridge is available at www.sbti.com.
 
     About TIBCO Software Inc.
     TIBCO Software Inc. is a leading provider of real-time e-business
 infrastructure software. TIBCO's four product lines-TIBCO
 ActiveEnterprise(TM), TIBCO ActiveExchange(TM), TIBCO ActivePortal(TM) and
 TIBCO Extensibility(TM)-enable businesses to integrate enterprise
 applications, interact with other businesses in B2B commerce, and efficiently
 deliver personalized information through enterprise portals. TIBCO's products
 enable the real-time distribution of information through patented technology
 called The Information Bus(TM), or TIB(R). TIB technology was first used to
 digitize Wall Street and has since been adopted in diverse industries
 including telecommunications, electronic commerce, manufacturing and energy.
 TIBCO's global direct customer base includes more than 800 customers from
 around the world such as Cisco Systems, Yahoo!, Ariba, NEC, Enron, Sun
 Microsystems, GE Capital, Philips, AT&T, Pirelli and AOL/Netscape.
 Headquartered in Palo Alto, California, TIBCO can be reached at 650-846-1000
 or on the web at www.tibco.com.
     NOTE:  TIBCO, TIBCO Software, TIBCO ActiveEnterprise, TIBCO
 ActiveExchange, TIBCO ActivePortal, TIBCO Extensibility, The Information Bus
 and TIB are trademarks or registered trademarks of TIBCO Software Inc.
     Legal Notice Regarding Forward-Looking Statements:  This release contains
 forward-looking statements regarding TIBCO's business, customers, markets
 served or other factors including the performance of TIBCO's strategic
 partner, the continuation of this partnership, and the ability of products to
 meet customers' expectations, needs, or perform as described that may affect
 future earnings or financial results. Our actual results could differ in such
 forward-looking statements. Reasons for why actual results could differ
 materially include if the partnership does not continue, or the products are
 unable to successfully meet customers' expectations, needs, or perform as
 described. Additional information concerning factors that could cause our
 actual results to differ materially from those contained in the
 forward-looking statements can be found in TIBCO Software's filings with the
 Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"), including but not limited to its
 most recent reports on Forms 10-Q and 10-K filed with the SEC on October 13,
 2000 and February 27, 2001 respectively, which identify important risk factors
 that could cause actual results to differ from those contained in the
 forward-looking statements including limited independent operating history,
 history of losses, unpredictability of future revenue, dependence on a limited
 number of customers, relationship with Reuters Group PLC, rapid technological
 and market changes, risks associated with infrastructure software and
 volatility of stock price. Copies of filings made with the SEC are available
 through the SEC's electronic data gather analysis and retrieval system (EDGAR)
 at www.sec.gov. TIBCO assumes no obligation to update the forward-looking
 statements included in this document.
 
 

SOURCE TIBCO Software Inc.
    PALO ALTO, Calif., April 3 /PRNewswire/ --
 TIBCO Software(TM) Inc. (Nasdaq:   TIBX), a leading provider of real-time
 infrastructure software for e-business, announced today that Stonebridge
 Technologies, a leading enterprise integration and consulting company serving
 the South Central, Southeast and Mid-Atlantic United States, has joined the
 TIBCO Alliance Partner (TAP) program. With the alliance, the companies are
 planning to pursue joint engagements targeting the energy, communications and
 healthcare vertical industries.
     "Stonebridge has earned a reputation throughout its geographic footprint
 as a full-service consulting firm that delivers integrated technology
 solutions producing bottom-line results, and we are pleased to welcome them as
 a new TIBCO consulting partner," said Keith Goldstein, director of corporate
 alliances for TIBCO Software. "As deployment of industrial-strength
 infrastructure solutions continues to accelerate across all industries, our
 customers directly benefit from TIBCO partners such as Stonebridge that have
 the industry expertise, technical competence and vision required to create
 integrated, best-in-class solutions."
     Stonebridge helps businesses more fully leverage Web-enabled technologies
 to build long-lasting and profitable relationships with customers; improve
 information flow throughout the enterprise; and drive operational efficiencies
 to maximize technology investments. The Dallas-based company, which operates
 exclusively in the South Central, Southeast and Mid-Atlantic regions, blends
 the depth of technology consulting experience of a Big Five firm with the
 agility and focus of a smaller firm.
     As a TAP consulting partner, Stonebridge has demonstrated superior skill
 in developing and implementing real-time Web-based and enterprise
 infrastructure solutions based on the TIBCO ActiveEnterprise(TM) and TIBCO
 ActivePortal(TM) e-business application suites. Stonebridge has successfully
 deployed TIBCO enterprise integration solutions for multiple clients.
     "Our TIBCO partnership is significant for two reasons," said Jim Sherriff,
 Stonebridge's chief executive officer. "First, helping our clients get a
 greater return from their technology investment is the fundamental objective
 for every Stonebridge engagement, and TIBCO tools enable our consultants to
 develop business solutions that extend clients' existing infrastructure and
 take total advantage of new Web-enabled applications. Second, more than two-
 thirds of our business is derived from the vertical industries both companies
 are focused on, so our alliance offers tremendous opportunities for continued
 growth."
     Stonebridge's end-to-end solutions are built on the "Three I's":
 Infrastructure, Information and Interaction. The Three I's form the essential
 technology building blocks driving the online user experience. Infrastructure
 includes enterprise servers, data storage, network management and security;
 Information includes integrating various data sources as well as new
 technology solutions with legacy business applications; and Interaction
 comprises client solutions with branding, navigation, complex interaction and
 e-marketing elements.
     According to the leading industry analyst firm Gartner Group, TIBCO is one
 of the leading integration tools providers. Such recognition stems from
 TIBCO's high-profile customers including AT&T, Chevron, Cisco Systems,
 Hitachi, Seagate and Yahoo! TIBCO's network of partners comprises leading
 consulting, hardware and software companies.
 
     About Stonebridge Technologies, Inc.
     Stonebridge Technologies is a leading enterprise integration and
 consulting company serving businesses in the South Central, Southeast and Mid-
 Atlantic United States. Stonebridge collaborates with clients to design,
 develop and deliver enterprise integration solutions that leverage rapid
 advances in Web-enabled technologies and devices to transform and extend the
 life of existing business-critical systems. Built on the latest innovations of
 leading technology partners such as Sun Microsystems and Oracle, Stonebridge's
 core skills in enterprise relationship management, business intelligence, and
 enterprise resource planning help clients increase revenues, gain operational
 efficiencies and create sustained competitive advantage. Stonebridge has
 operations located in 12 cities: Atlanta, Austin, Birmingham, Charlotte,
 Dallas, Houston, Nashville, Tampa, Oklahoma City, Orlando, Reston/D.C. and
 Tulsa. The company's corporate headquarters is located in Dallas. More
 information about Stonebridge is available at www.sbti.com.
 
     About TIBCO Software Inc.
     TIBCO Software Inc. is a leading provider of real-time e-business
 infrastructure software. TIBCO's four product lines-TIBCO
 ActiveEnterprise(TM), TIBCO ActiveExchange(TM), TIBCO ActivePortal(TM) and
 TIBCO Extensibility(TM)-enable businesses to integrate enterprise
 applications, interact with other businesses in B2B commerce, and efficiently
 deliver personalized information through enterprise portals. TIBCO's products
 enable the real-time distribution of information through patented technology
 called The Information Bus(TM), or TIB(R). TIB technology was first used to
 digitize Wall Street and has since been adopted in diverse industries
 including telecommunications, electronic commerce, manufacturing and energy.
 TIBCO's global direct customer base includes more than 800 customers from
 around the world such as Cisco Systems, Yahoo!, Ariba, NEC, Enron, Sun
 Microsystems, GE Capital, Philips, AT&T, Pirelli and AOL/Netscape.
 Headquartered in Palo Alto, California, TIBCO can be reached at 650-846-1000
 or on the web at www.tibco.com.
     NOTE:  TIBCO, TIBCO Software, TIBCO ActiveEnterprise, TIBCO
 ActiveExchange, TIBCO ActivePortal, TIBCO Extensibility, The Information Bus
 and TIB are trademarks or registered trademarks of TIBCO Software Inc.
     Legal Notice Regarding Forward-Looking Statements:  This release contains
 forward-looking statements regarding TIBCO's business, customers, markets
 served or other factors including the performance of TIBCO's strategic
 partner, the continuation of this partnership, and the ability of products to
 meet customers' expectations, needs, or perform as described that may affect
 future earnings or financial results. Our actual results could differ in such
 forward-looking statements. Reasons for why actual results could differ
 materially include if the partnership does not continue, or the products are
 unable to successfully meet customers' expectations, needs, or perform as
 described. Additional information concerning factors that could cause our
 actual results to differ materially from those contained in the
 forward-looking statements can be found in TIBCO Software's filings with the
 Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"), including but not limited to its
 most recent reports on Forms 10-Q and 10-K filed with the SEC on October 13,
 2000 and February 27, 2001 respectively, which identify important risk factors
 that could cause actual results to differ from those contained in the
 forward-looking statements including limited independent operating history,
 history of losses, unpredictability of future revenue, dependence on a limited
 number of customers, relationship with Reuters Group PLC, rapid technological
 and market changes, risks associated with infrastructure software and
 volatility of stock price. Copies of filings made with the SEC are available
 through the SEC's electronic data gather analysis and retrieval system (EDGAR)
 at www.sec.gov. TIBCO assumes no obligation to update the forward-looking
 statements included in this document.
 
 SOURCE  TIBCO Software Inc.