SOURCE: Cast Iron Systems

January 24, 2008 08:00 ET

Cast Iron Systems Wins CMP's Intelligent Enterprise Editors' Choice Award for Vision, Innovation, and Leadership in Information Management

Editors and Industry Experts Highlight Cast Iron as Company to Watch in 2008 for "Rapid-Deployment, Rapid-Change Approach" to Integrating Composite Applications

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA--(Marketwire - January 24, 2008) - Cast Iron Systems, the fastest growing SaaS integration appliance vendor, has been recognized by CMP's Intelligent Enterprise web publication with a 2008 Editors' Choice Award as a Company to Watch in Information Management. After extensive research and discussion, the editors and contributors chose 48 companies that epitomize strategic vision, technology innovation, and customer leadership. The award selection was a highly collaborative endeavor with extensive input from 12 Intelligent Enterprise contributors, including integration expert and author Rajan Chandras, while editor-in-chief Doug Henschen was responsible for the final selection of award winners.

"Choosing these companies is never an easy task," said Henschen. "Instead of accepting nominations, we consider vendors that, based on our experience and knowledge, are leading the market in innovation and influence. We congratulate Cast Iron Systems on its achievements to date and its strategic potential."

Cast Iron's customers use the Integration Appliance to connect their applications in days, eliminating the cost and complexity associated with traditional software-based tools. The Cast Iron Integration Appliance synchronizes information between all major applications and endpoints, including salesforce.com, RightNow, SAP, Oracle, JD Edwards, Lawson, Sybase, SQL Server, Informix, DB2, flat files (FTP/HTTP), XML, and web services, among others. In addition, the maintenance of integration projects is made easy by the Cast Iron 'configuration, not coding' approach, delivering significantly faster integrations for organizations of all sizes.

"We're proud to be recognized by one of CMP's leading publications for the vision, innovation, and leadership that continue to fuel our rapid growth," said Ken Comee, CEO at Cast Iron. "This award highlights our ability to deliver long-term, sustainable business value for users of salesforce.com, RightNow, Oracle, SAP and over 84 other leading enterprise applications."

About Cast Iron Systems

Founded in 2001, Cast Iron Systems is the fastest growing SaaS application integration appliance vendor. The company's flagship iA3000 application integration appliance has garnered Network Computing's Product of the Year for the past two years. Customers include Allianz, British American Tobacco (BAT), Emerson, Peet's Coffee & Tea, PGP Corporation, salesforce.com, and Tesla Motors, among many others. Backed by Sequoia Capital, Norwest Venture Partners, and Lehman Brothers, Cast Iron is privately held and led by experienced technology executives from Informatica, Peoplesoft, Siebel, Oracle, Vitria, and webMethods. For more information on Cast Iron Systems, please visit www.castiron.com.

About Intelligent Enterprise

CMP's Intelligent Enterprise (www.intelligententerprise.com) is the only website dedicated to helping organizations unlock and deliver the strategic value of information to improve business processes and drive excellence through operational decision-making. Intelligent Enterprise's content offers a unique focus on how to apply leading-edge technologies to sharpen such business objectives as improving the customer experience, developing smarter marketing campaigns, streamlining supply chains, detecting high-risk or fraudulent activity, and creating effective, performance-driven enterprises. Intelligent Enterprise delivers expert coverage and thought leadership through its website as well as through webinars, e-newsletters, and more.

About CMP

CMP (www.cmp.com) is a media and marketing solutions company serving the technology industry. With the leading online, event and print brands in all technology market categories, and with services and tools that reach beyond traditional advertising, CMP shapes and influences the technology industry worldwide. CMP publishes highly respected media brands such as TechWeb, InformationWeek, ChannelWeb, CRN, EE Times and TechOnline; produces major industry events such as Interop, Web 2.0 Expo, XChange, Game Developers Conference and the Embedded Systems Conferences; and provides business information and marketing services such as the International Customer Management Institute, Semiconductor Insights, and Second Life consulting for technology marketers. CMP is a subsidiary of United Business Media (www.unitedbusinessmedia.com), a global provider of news distribution and specialist information services with a market capitalization of more than $3 billion. For more CMP news, go to www.cmp.com/news.

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