SOURCE: Akimbi Systems

January 24, 2006 08:00 ET

Akimbi Systems Named 2006 Codie Awards Finalist

Akimbi Slingshot Selected for "Best Software Testing Solution" Category

SAN MATEO, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- January 24, 2006 -- Akimbi Systems, the leading provider of virtual lab automation solutions, today announced that the Software and Information Industry Association (SIIA) named Akimbi Slingshot as a 2006 Codie Awards Finalist in the "Best Software Testing Solution" category.

"The 21st Annual Codie Awards continue the tradition of honoring the best of the software, information and education technology industries," said Ken Wasch, SIIA president. "When one considers the number of outstanding companies that competed this year, being named a Codie Awards Finalist is a significant achievement."

The Codie Awards showcase the software and digital content industry's finest products and services, and remain the standard-bearer for celebrating outstanding achievement and vision. The only industry competition of its kind, the Codie Awards program provides companies with peer recognition and praise. The 2006 Codie Award winners will be announced on Tuesday, May 16, 2006, at the Westin St. Francis Hotel in San Francisco.

"We are honored to be a finalist for this prestigious award and believe this recognition underscores the significant role Akimbi Slingshot can play in improving the efficiency and effectiveness of enterprise application development lifecycle processes," said James Phillips, Akimbi Systems CEO. "By leveraging the power of virtual machine technology from VMware and Microsoft, Akimbi Slingshot provides significant value to software development and test organizations in ways that were never before possible."

Akimbi Slingshot, built for use by software development and test teams in Global 2000 enterprises and software and system development companies, automates the creation, capture, storage, sharing and restoration of even the most complex multi-machine software configurations to a pool of shared servers. Akimbi Slingshot is employed by many of the world's most effective software development organizations, enabling them to shave months off software development projects, reduce development and test equipment costs and dramatically increase the quality of delivered software systems.

A listing of all finalists can be found at http://www.siia.net/codies/2006/finalists.asp.

About SIIA

The Software and Information Industry Association (SIIA) is the principal trade association for the software and digital content industry. SIIA provides global services in government relations, business development, corporate education and intellectual property protection to more than 600 leading software and information companies. For further information, visit http://www.siia.net.

About Akimbi Systems

Akimbi Systems develops virtual infrastructure management solutions optimized for use by software development and test teams in Global 2000 enterprises and software and system development companies. Akimbi's virtual lab automation system, Akimbi Slingshot™, automates the rapid creation, capture, storage, sharing and restoration of even the most complex multi-machine software configurations to a shared pool of servers, enabling organizations to shave months off software development projects, while reducing development and test equipment costs. Headquartered in San Mateo, Calif., Akimbi has received funding from Hummer Winblad Venture Partners, Mayfield Fund, Partech International and Stanford University. Customers include Cast Iron Systems, Ensim Corporation, Juniper Networks, Mimosa Systems, Scientific Technologies Corporation, Solidcore Systems, Teneros and the University of Waterloo. Strategic partners include Mercury, Microsoft, PlateSpin and VMware. For more information, visit www.akimbi.com.

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