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Key PeerLogic executive is elected president of message-oriented middleware association; Bob Scher heads up worldwide organization for middleware users, suppliers, and systems integrators.

SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 2, 1995--PeerLogic, Inc., a founding member of the Message Oriented Middleware Association (MOMA), today announced that Bob Scher, PeerLogic director of strategic alliances, has been elected president of MOMA.

The association was incorporated in July 1994 to cooperatively promote message passing and queuing technology that provides interoperability for peer-to-peer and client/server computing applications. MOMA's members include twenty of the industry's leading users, suppliers, OEMs, and systems integrators, dedicated to enhancing the interoperability of distributed and client/server computing via message-oriented middleware.

Bob Scher, a ten-year computer industry veteran, has represented PeerLogic within MOMA since the association's inception in 1994. Mr. Scher is also chair of the Middleware Working Group for the National Information Infrastructure Testbed (NIIT). His responsibilities at PeerLogic include development and management of relationships with PeerLogic's strategic partners.

"Adoption of message-oriented middleware is at an all-time high among Fortune 1000 corporations. This trend has caused confusion as vendors rush to provide messaging capabilities," said Michael Millikin, chairman of MOMA and senior vice president of SOFTBANK Expos. "Mr. Scher is a superb choice for president of MOMA at a time when the organization will be called upon to play an increasingly crucial and expanding role."

"MOMA's charter of educating and promoting message-oriented middleware will enable companies to better evaluate enterprise interoperability options and realize the promises of distributed and client/server computing," said Mr. Scher. "I am very pleased to work with the other MOMA members to better define the crucial role of MOM, its interface to other technologies, and to further expand MOMA's reach in the industry."


Privately held, PeerLogic is headquartered in San Francisco and is a leading supplier of message-oriented middleware. PeerLogic develops and markets PIPES Platform(R) for distributed computing, the only dynamic system software product that enables the development and deployment of distributed applications across multiple systems, networks, and hardware platforms.

Industry leaders, such as Legent Corp., Texas Instruments, and Intersolv have standardized on PIPES Platform by integrating it into their core products as the strategic communications infrastructure. Additionally, Texas Instruments resells PIPES Platform to its customer base, which represents one of the largest sales channels for message-oriented middleware. PeerLogic corporate customers include Bell Atlantic, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oregon, DHL, NEC, and US West. -0-

Note to Editors: PeerLogic and PIPES Platform are registered trademarks of PeerLogic, Inc. All other products listed herein are trademarks of their respective companies.

CONTACT: PeerLogic, Inc.

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