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July 21, 2011 09:31 ET

Cloud Begins to Draw Blueprint in Design - Research Report on Nuance Communications Inc. and Blackboard Inc.

MACAU--(Marketwire - Jul 21, 2011) - Today, announced its research report highlighting Nuance Communications Inc. (NASDAQ: NUAN) and Blackboard Inc. (NASDAQ: BBBB). Full content and research is available at

Systems software spending will be boosted by growing interest in cloud computing. It is expected that revenues will increase at a mid-single digit rate in 2011, approximately in line with the overall IT industry. It is foreseeable that stronger growth is coming from the enterprises, as companies upgrade their data center infrastructure. Year to date through May 20, the Systems Software Index declined 2.6%, compared to a 6.3% rise for the S&P 1500.

Equity Markets has reviewed Nuance Communications Inc. for its position as a provider of voice and language solutions for businesses and consumers around the world. The Company's solutions are offered in four markets: Healthcare, Mobile and Consumer, Enterprise and Imaging. It markets and sells its products directly through a sales force and through its e-commerce Website and also through a global network of resellers, including system integrators, independent software vendors, value-added resellers, hardware vendors, telecommunications carriers and distributors. The full research report on Nuance Communications Inc. (NASDAQ: NUAN) is available here:

Equity Markets is covering Blackboard Inc. for its focus on enterprise software applications and related services to the education industry. The Company's various software applications are delivered in its six product lines: Blackboard Learn, Blackboard Transact, Blackboard Connect, Blackboard Mobile, Blackboard Collaborate, and Blackboard Analytics. It also offers application hosting for clients who prefer to outsource the management of their Blackboard Learn systems, and its Blackboard Student Services offering includes student lifecycle management and information technology support services. The full research report on Blackboard Inc. (NASDAQ: BBBB) is available here:

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