SEAGULL SOFTWARE WINS SOFTWARE & INFORMATION INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION’S CODIE AWARD
April 19, 2007
HostFront is Selected Best Software Development Solution
Seagull Software (AEX: SEAGULL), a leading provider of high-performance solutions that transform legacy business applications into service-oriented architecture (SOA) assets, announced that the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) has selected HostFront the winner of the 22nd annual CODiE Awards Best Software Development Solution at the Gala held this week in San Francisco’s Palace Hotel.
Seagull Software’s HostFront is a native extension to Visual Studio.NET that offers .NET developers a familiar development environment to easily transform IBM host applications into Web services. HostFront significantly shortens development time and complements the Business Logic Integration (BLI) of Microsoft’s Host Integration Server 2006 by providing easy, standards-based access to 3270 and 5250 screen-based transactions running on mainframe and System I servers.
“We are honored that the SIIA membership has selected HostFront as the Best Software Development Solution,” said Don Addington, CEO and president of Seagull Software. “The recognition for innovative products is a reflection of our strategic focus on anticipating market needs for practical solutions to migrate valuable business applications to Service Oriented Architecture” he concluded.
The CODiE Awards were established in 1986 and recognize outstanding achievement and vision in the software, digital information and education technology industries. HostFront was among the 367 finalists representing an impressive array of technology and business excellence, passion and success. CODiE finalists are chosen from more than 1,200 nominations submitted by more than 600 companies –- breaking the record set for the 2006 awards. Over 219 trade press, consulting, educators, IT specialists and other neutral specialists have reviewed the products.
Seagull Software specializes in technology that transforms “legacy” applications into SOA-compliant Web services, helping enterprises achieve faster IT support for business change, governance and compliance. Committed to providing the best customer experience in the industry, Seagull Software’s technology is used in more than 10,000 business and government organizations in over 30 countries worldwide, and by millions of end users.
About Farabi Technology Middle East
Established in 1993 in Dubai, UAE, Farabi Technology Middle East LLC is a regional provider of products and solutions focused in the legacy Host Access and Integration domain. Its proven expertise in legacy integration and impressive record of accomplishment in high-transaction environments made Farabi a key provider to the governmental, airline, banking, and finance industries. Farabi counts in excess of 160 clients throughout the Middle East, North Africa, and South West Asia. As a step to reinforce its presence as a pioneer in offering state of the art integration and mobility solutions, Farabi Technology Middle East has joined the Developer Programs for both the Apple iPhone and the BlackBerry devices. Its experience and expertise in the Smartphone mobility applications development has allowed Farabi Technology Middle East’s talented team to build innovative, attractive, and affordable mobility applications to its valuable clients in wider platforms such as Apple iPhone/iPad, BlackBerry, and Microsoft Windows Mobile. For more information, please visit www.farabi.ae
About Seagull Software
Seagull Software specializes in technology that transforms “legacy” applications into SOA-compliant Web services, helping enterprises achieve exponentially faster IT support for business change, governance and compliance. Our LegaSuite software platform includes integration, GUI, BPM and terminal emulation technology. With LegaSuite, customers connect legacy applications on IBM mainframe, VME/ICL mainframe, System i5, UNIX/VT and Windows client/server platforms to the Web, to other middleware and to newer-generations of applications such as portals, CRM and SCM. LegaSuite is based on open standards including Web services, XML, J2EE and .NET. Powerful and innovative tools require no coding, which means rapid results, reduced risk and no maintenance burden. Committed to providing the best customer experience in the industry, Seagull Software’s technology is in use in more than 8,000 business and government organizations worldwide, and by millions of end users. Seagull Software has direct operations in the United States, Canada, the Netherlands, UK, France, Sweden, and Germany, supplemented by distributors serving approximately 30 additional countries. For more information, visit www.seagullsoftware.com