Integration Consortium Annual Summit 2005 Attracts Major Industry Players

* SOA Integration Solution Showcase set to create a new benchmark in the integration market

London & New York, 12 May, 2005 - The Integration Consortium (IC) announced today that the SOA Integration Solution Showcase continues to attract high calibre integration solution providers to this years Annual IC Summit being held in Banff, Alberta, Canada from 23rd to 25th May 2005.

The number of participants in the SOA Integration Solution Showcase has reached 10 with the addition of Californian based, Above All Software. The vendors participating in the Showcase now reads like a who's who of the industry and includes Fiorano Software, 5by5 Software, Grand Central Communications, iWay Software, Online Business Systems, PolarLake, Software AG, Sonic Software and webMethods. This SOA Showcase is set to offer delegates the unique opportunity to spend quality time evaluating the vendor offerings and to assess with their peers best practices that they can apply to their own integration challenges.

Atul Saini, CEO of Fiorano Software, IC Founding member and first to commit to the Showcase comments, "The SOA Integration Solution Showcase is a change that the technology industry has demanded for a long time, a chance for the market to see solutions developed to real world business problems in real time". The Global Integration Summit platform builds an opportunity for the end users and key stakeholders to actively participate in the showcase, a real opportunity for the entire industry to work together. "We firmly believe in this opportunity to demonstrate the unquestionable value that integration technology can deliver to the business marketplace". Saini added.

The IC comprises over 250 well known global corporations who are investing many millions of dollars annually on integration projects. Through the IC, these companies and their teams are working together to define the new SOA standard in the integration industry and are putting solution providers through their paces at this year's Summit in order to identify those who can actually deliver real-time integration solutions. All the participants that are successful in building a working solution will then be bestowed the IC Award for Excellence(tm). The results will create a benchmark for users to reference for the future.

"The IC team and its members are very pleased to be able to bring together a group of proactive vendors who feel passionately that their offerings deliver on their promise and are a must for consideration as best of breed integration solutions," comments Michael Kuhbock, Founder and Chairman of the IC. "The line up of Showcase participants will make for a very productive event and offers significant take-away benefits for all those involved."

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