SOURCE: BeyeNETWORK

BeyeNETWORK

February 24, 2009 11:08 ET

BeyeNETWORK Announces New Community Site: www.BeyeCONNECT.com

Global Business Intelligence (BI) Media Company Provides a Social Networking Site Exclusively for Those in the BI and Data Warehousing Industries

BOULDER, CO--(Marketwire - February 24, 2009) - The BeyeNETWORK™ announces the beta launch of www.BeyeCONNECT.com, a community platform designed to meet the social networking needs of the global business intelligence (BI) community.

Participants in the community will be able to join interesting and relevant groups, communicate with other members, share their opinions about content and gain closer access to leading industry experts in an interactive environment driven by the community.

"While we believe that the BeyeNETWORK does an excellent job of serving the information needs of the BI market, the missing piece to the puzzle was a community where professionals could actually interact with one another. We are excited to provide a place for networking and interaction in the industry," said Shawn Rogers, cofounder and executive vice president of the BeyeNETWORK.

Upon the beta launch, the community will host an expert group with Lyndsay Wise. Wise, an expert in mid-market business intelligence, is eager to connect with BI enthusiasts in a social online setting.

Actuate, founder and co-lead of the Eclipse BIRT (Business Intelligence and Reporting Tool) project, will host a vendor group on open source technologies. BeyeCONNECT.com is pleased to have a forward-thinking company such as Actuate as an early adopter of the site. Actuate will be fostering discussion and information sharing in and around open source business intelligence. They will also be hosting free and relevant content within their group.

"Community platforms fall in line with the collaboration mantra of Open Source and we are excited to be there at the start of BeyeCONNECT.com's platform," said Nobby Akiha, senior vice president of marketing, Actuate Corporation. "We look forward to participating in the BeyeCONNECT.com community and sharing ideas with visitors to the site on on-going open source business intelligence initiatives."

The site will focus on interactivity, community and networking, empowering users to meet other professionals with similar interests and even create their own groups on the website.

"Our strategy is to provide the features that people would expect on a social networking site -- and then get out of the way and let them have some fun," said Rogers.

To become a beta user of the site, use the following URL: www.BeyeCONNECT.com/join/beta

About the BeyeNETWORK™

The BeyeNETWORK is an online network of sites that provide free resources for business intelligence professionals. The Network offers media in a variety of formats to fit the needs of Network subscribers and visitors, leading the industry with news, articles from industry experts, newsletters, executive spotlights, podcasts, expert-hosted channels and blogs. The Network's coverage extends beyond business intelligence to include information management, data warehousing, analytics, performance management, data integration, information quality and data governance. For more information, visit the Network's flagship website at www.BeyeNETWORK.com.

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