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OMG's Integrate 2003 Wraps Up in Boston, MA; Next conference will head to Anaheim, CA in February 2004.

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Integrate 2003

NEEDHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 18, 2003

The Object Management Group(TM) (OMG(TM)) successfully ran its third Integrate conference--Integrate 2003--in Boston, MA last week. The conference drew IT senior management and professionals from a diverse group of companies. Focusing on the business and technical aspects of application integration using different infrastructure standards, Integrate 2003 featured a keynote and a panel discussion; The Theory of Networked Everything by Sun Microsytems' CTO, Greg Papadopoulos and Web Services Standards: Where are they going? by a panel made up of representatives from WS-I, W3C, OASIS and the Open Group.

"Application and information integration issues are at the top of the corporate IT agenda. I was pleased to see the OMG with the Integrate series take the lead in taking on the issues relating to integration. I believe these efforts and in particular the OMG's Model Driven Architecture(R) (MDA(R)) standard will lead to faster deployment of service-oriented architectures throughout the enterprise and continue to drive the need for easy access to aggregated information," remarked Boris Geller, Vice President of Market Development at Raining Data.

Sponsored by Compuware Corporation, Integrate 2003 also covered such topics as Real World Web Services: Applications and Business Models, The Benefits of a Model Driven Approach to Application Development and Integration, and Application Integration and Legacy Transformation Strategy.

"OMG was delighted to host its third event in the new Integrate 2003 conference series. It's been a continued success, incorporating many pertinent topics for technical business managers who need to tackles issues surrounding application integration within their organizations," remarked Dr. Richard Soley, OMG Chairman and CEO.

The Integrate conference series will travel next to Anaheim, California. The newly released dates for the event are February 3-4, 2004. Program details will be available late this fall on the OMG website, www.omg.org.

About The OMG

With well-established standards covering software from design and development, through deployment and maintenance, and extending to evolution to future platforms, the Object Management Group (OMG) supports a full-lifecycle approach to enterprise integration which maximizes ROI, the key to successful IT. OMG's standards cover multiple operating systems, programming languages, middleware and networking infrastructures, and software development environments. OMG's Modeling standards, the basis for the MDA, include the Unified Modeling Language (UML) and Common Warehouse Metamodel (CWM). CORBA, the Common Object Request Broker Architecture, is OMG's standard open platform with hundreds of millions of deployments running today.

Headquartered in Needham, MA, USA, with a U.S. government representative in Washington, DC, and international marketing representatives in Japan, the UK, and Germany, the Object Management Group is an international, open membership, not-for-profit computer industry specifications consortium. OMG member companies write, adopt, and maintain the organization's standards following a mature, open process. All current OMG specifications may be downloaded without charge from the organization's website, www.omg.org; the site also provides additional information about OMG and its activities. For information on joining the OMG, or questions not addressed on the website, please contact OMG headquarters by email at info@omg.org, by phone at +1-781-444 0404, or by fax at +1-781-444 0320.

Note to editors: The OMG Object Management Group Logo(R), MDA(R), Model Driven Architecture(R), CORBA(R), CORBA Academy(R), The Information Brokerage(R), XMI(R) and IIOP(R) are registered trademarks of the Object Management Group. OMG(TM), Object Management Group(TM), CORBA logos(TM), OMG Interface Definition Language (IDL)(TM), The Architecture of Choice for a Changing World(TM), CORBAservices(TM), CORBAfacilities(TM), CORBAmed(TM), CORBAnet(TM), Integrate 2002(TM), Middleware That's Everywhere(TM), UML(TM), Unified Modeling Language(TM), The UML Cube logo(TM), MOF(TM), CWM(TM), The CWM Logo(TM), Model Driven Architecture Logos(TM) and the XMI Logo(TM) are trademarks of the Object Management Group. All other products or company names mentioned are used for identification purposes only, and may be trademarks of their respective owners.
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