SOURCE: Pentaho Corporation

August 30, 2007 10:00 ET

Conduct Joins Pentaho Partner Program

Leading Systems Integrator Brings Open Source BI Implementation Skills to Organizations in Sweden and Norway

ORLANDO, FL--(Marketwire - August 30, 2007) - Pentaho Corp., creator of the world's most popular open source business intelligence (BI) suite, today announced that Norwegian consultancy Conduct has joined the Pentaho Partner Program as a Certified Systems Integration Partner.

Conduct is an IT consultancy that primarily delivers custom-developed applications and projects with a high degree of system integration. Conduct has very strong technical competency within Java and J2EE technology, and have focused on utilizing Free and Open Source Software (FOSS products) because of the software's quality as well as the cost advantages.

Conduct's customers include:

--  Telenor -- Norway's largest telecommunications company
--  Norwegian Air Shuttle -- a leading Norwegian airline
--  Schibsted group -- Norway's largest newspaper and publishing house
    where Conduct has implemented Schibsted's online search portal, Sesam
--  Nordpool -- Northern Europe's largest energy exchange, where Conduct
    is delivering technical advisory in a program designed to reach a new,
    service-oriented enterprise architecture
    

Conduct has been delivering and supporting the JBoss Application Server since 2001, and is a Red Hat business partner.

"Conduct AS is working with us to bring the advantages of commercial open source business intelligence to customers in Norway and Sweden," said Lance Walter, VP of marketing at Pentaho. "Their proven Java expertise and track record with large local organizations make them a very attractive resource for prospective customers in the region."

"We see strong demand among our clients for standards-based, easily integrated business intelligence," said Lars Johansson, VP of marketing at Conduct. "Pentaho's flexible architecture, lower cost commercial open source model, and market leadership made them the obvious choice for us to address that demand."

For more information on Conduct AS, please see www.conduct.no

For more information on Pentaho, please see www.pentaho.com

About Pentaho

Pentaho Corporation provides a full spectrum of open source Business Intelligence (BI) capabilities including reporting, analysis, dashboards, data mining, data integration, and a BI platform that have made it the world's most popular open source BI suite. Formed by a highly experienced team of industry veterans, Pentaho's mission is to bring innovative, high quality technology and professional support to the BI market. Pentaho uses a revolutionary approach to development, distribution and support made possible by a commercial open source business model. Pentaho is the primary sponsor and owner of popular open source projects including JFreeReport, Kettle, Mondrian, and Weka. Pentaho's technologies support a wide range of business initiatives from sales and profitability analysis, customer analysis, HR reporting, Financial reporting, KPI dashboards, Supply Chain analytics, and operational reporting.

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