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OpenDemand Systems has unveiled OpenLoad V5.0, an easy-to-use, robust and affordable browser-based, enterprise-functional, load-testing and monitoring solution for dynamic Web sites, applications and services. The new release extends OpenDemand's focus on delivering simple, powerful and affordable automated testing solutions. Powered by IBM WebSphere and DB2 Universal Database, OpenLoad V5.0 delivers unmatched ease-of-use, accuracy and scalability enabling developers, testers and administrators to isolate performance bottlenecks and optimize the user experience within minutes.

As the industry's next-generation testing solution, OpenLoad V5.0 further distances itself from high-priced and overly complex legacy test tools by offering an unprecedented approach to script auto-correlation for accelerated data parameterization of recorded traffic through its new and improved User Scenario Session Finder. OpenLoad's User Scenario Session Finder is the industry's first intelligent, script-free wizard that allows users to build dynamic data- driven tests without having to code and debug, or understand, the inner workings of the applications they are testing.

OpenDemand's latest offering also allows users to easily and proactively manage the performance of their critical Web applications from a single browser-based console. This new feature enables users to leverage real-world user scenarios developed for functional and load testing to continually monitor customer transactions and correlate them with their back-end systems to identify and fix problems before they impact Web site visitors. As an added convenience, OpenLoad V5.0 provides the ability to send customized email and pager notifications, allowing users to provide or receive updates on the status of their test even when they are away from the system. Email alerts can be tailored to include a summary of the test results and can optionally be sent only if an error is encountered during the test or only if the test completes successfully.

Other new features include extended debugging and auto- functions, including the new "auto sense" function which allows users to collect multiple matches on a single page and reference them from within an array of values. In addition, there is also a new "proxy switcher" module that enables users to easily toggle their OpenLoad Recorder on and off from their browser menu bar without having to manually adjust proxy settings.

"At Cardean Learning Group, we are continually enhancing the learning experience for our students and faculty. It is critical that our production environment undergoes extensive quality assurance and load level testing before the software is released for their use. We needed OpenDemand's guidance and support to ensure a smooth implementation of a major release that included integration of our Linux/J2EE learning platform application with a commercial MS Windows-based product. Load testing with Open Demand's core product OpenLoad enabled our Software Development and Infrastructure (SID) team to identify performance problems and reconfigure existing hardware to meet the University's new requirements. Using OpenLoad, we were able to enhance the performance of our applications, and the SID team could sleep well following the release knowing that the product would perform as expected," said Ron Calderone, vice president, Cardean Learning Group.

About OpenDemand Systems

OpenDemand Systems, Inc. specializes in helping midmarket firms and small departments within large enterprises to quickly uncover opportunities to improve performance, availability and reliability of applications and IT infrastructure in order to increase revenue, reduce costs and improve productivity. Their next-generation load testing products and services are built upon a foundation of proven success and customer-driven innovation with a high focus on simplicity and affordability. Some of the world's leading corporations have selected their solutions to isolate performance bottlenecks and optimize the end-user experience, including America Online, Deutsche Bank, Nationwide Global, Sunoco, McGraw-Hill and many others.

OpenDemand Systems was founded in 2000 and is headquartered in Newark, New Jersey. For more information on how OpenDemand can help your company maximize IT potential, visit or call 973-494-8064.

About OpenLoad

OpenLoad is the industry's first easy-to-use and affordable, browser-based, enterprise Web site load and functional testing solution geared for midmarket firms and small departments within the large enterprise. With OpenLoad, you can accurately emulate the traffic of thousands of users to identify, verify expected functional behavior and optimize the user experience within minutes.

About Cardean University

Cardean Learning Group, also known as Cardean University, is a privately held company headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut that develops and delivers online education using advances in cognitive science and technology. Cardean Learning Group founded Cardean University in 2000 to bring graduate business and management education to learners worldwide and today offers an online MBA program. In 2003, Cardean Learning Group and New York Institute of Technology formed a strategic alliance to launch Ellis College of NYIT, a new online school created to serve working adults. The Cardean Learning company creates its courses in collaboration with Carnegie Mellon University, Columbia Business School, the London School of Economics and Political Science, Stanford University, and the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business. Cardean is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of the Distance Education Training Council (DETC).

OpenDemand Systems can be found on the World Wide Web at

For more information, call 973/494-8064.
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