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Thursday, May 25, 2006

Direct Fiber Links Interconnect Campuses

MIAMI, May 22 /PRNewswire/ -- TelCove, a leading provider of business
critical telecommunications services to enterprise customers, carriers, and
government organizations announced that Barry University is utilizing
TelCove's Ethernet services to interconnect their Miami and Orlando
campuses and the NAP of the Americas with a high-speed communications link.
Barry University is comprised of approximately 9,000 students, and is
served by well over 700 administrators, faculty members, and support staff.
Barry University's main campus is in Miami Shores, Florida. Barry
University has 35 sites across Florida. The Barry University School of Law
and part of the Barry University School of Education are located in
Orlando.
Barry University had two core communication needs:
- They needed a reliable connection from their main campus in Miami and
their Law School campus in Orlando to the Network Access Point (NAP) in
Miami. The NAP is a high-speed interconnection point for global
carriers and Internet service providers. At the NAP, Barry University
would connect with the Florida LambdaRail (FLR) consortium. The FLR
provides Florida universities with the ability to access and
participate in high-bandwidth research and education over a separate,
high-performance network from the public internet.
- Barry University also required Internet access, plus higher bandwidth
connectivity between its main campus in Miami Shores and its largest
satellite campus, the Barry University School of Law and School of
Education in Orlando. Their existing data connectivity was delivered
over antiquated bonded T-1s provided by three separate
telecommunications carriers, and was unable to meet the University's
growing needs for increased bandwidth with greater reliability and
redundancy.
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TelCove provided Internet access, a dedicated 50 Megabit-per-second
Metro Ethernet connection from Barry University's Miami Shores campus to
the NAP of the Americas in Miami, and a 10 Megabit link between the
school's Orlando campus and the Miami NAP.
Martin Dimkovski, Barry University Network Manager and Senior
Networking Engineer, explained, "TelCove took the time to carefully
understand and evaluate our needs. The relationship between Barry
University and TelCove was excellent from the start. The services provided
from TelCove met our current WAN throughput needs of tens of Megabits per
second, while being easily scalable to Gigabits per second. TelCove enabled
us to have Layer 2 (Ethernet) WAN connections across Florida that were
independent of local telco providers by using their same fiber optic
network that provides us with Internet connectivity. TelCove helped Barry
University build our high-performance inter-metro network core with amazing
cost savings."
Joe McCourt, Vice President of Sales and Operations for TelCove's
Southeast Region, affirmed, "The inherent benefits of TelCove's Ethernet
services for Barry University include scalability, simplicity in
management, cost-effectiveness, and the highest network availability.
Additionally, with a direct fiber link to the TelCove network, Barry
University benefits from TelCove's 100% Service Level Agreement (SLA) for
data transport. So, the University's data is safe, and their network
performance is assured. TelCove also provides the University with a
simplified solution for their high- bandwidth, protected, inter-campus
connectivity."
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About Barry University
Barry University offers a wide range of degree programs with more than
60 traditional undergraduate programs, accelerated bachelor's programs
designed specifically for working adults, and more than 50 graduate
programs. Their low student to faculty ratio allows for personalized
attention. Eighty-two percent of Barry's faculty holds doctorate, first
professional, or other terminal degrees. In its 2005 Edition of America's
Best Colleges, U.S. News & World Report ranked the academic quality of
Barry University as one of the strongest in South Florida. The Barry
community is diverse. Students are drawn from 49 states and 80 countries.
For six years in a row, U.S. News and World Report's 2006 Best Colleges
Edition ranked Barry number one for campus diversity among schools of its
size in the South. Founded in 1940, the University is sponsored by the
Dominican Sisters of Adrian, Michigan, and is governed by an independent,
self-perpetuating Board of Trustees. For more information about Barry
University, please go to http://www.barry.edu.

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Guardian Chooses TIBCO Software to Transform Customer Service Experience

PALO ALTO, Calif., May 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- TIBCO Software Inc.
(Nasdaq: TIBX) today announced that The Guardian Life Insurance Company of
America (Guardian), the fourth largest mutual life insurance company in the
U.S., selected TIBCO's software to enhance customer experience in its group
insurance business. Guardian will use TIBCO business process management
(BPM) and integration software to streamline processes and increase
business agility to sharpen its customer focus, while enhancing the
enterprise infrastructure required to broaden application integration with
Guardian's service-oriented architecture (SOA).
Guardian and its subsidiaries protect individuals, businesses and their
employees with life, disability, health and dental insurance products, and
provide investors with asset-accumulation products. For its new
client-centric BPM effort, Guardian selected the TIBCO Staffware(R)
offering -- a suite of application modules, such as the TIBCO iProcess(TM)
Engine and TIBCO iProcess(TM) Analytics, built on an open architecture
designed to provide a complete end-to-end process management solution.
Guardian will also be relying on TIBCO's enterprise application integration
suite, Business Works(TM), to enhance interaction among Guardian's
multi-layered technologies and legacy environments, and also to enhance
integration with Guardian's robust SOA. When fully implemented, TIBCO will
enable Guardian to offer its Group clients an enhanced customer experience,
while at the same time improving back office operations.
"We're focused on enhancing our transactional processes to improve the
way we work with customers and bring new products and services to them
faster," said Jaime Sguerra, Guardian's chief technology officer. "With
TIBCO, we gain insight into critical contextual data about our business
processes so we can continuously improve the efficiency and effectiveness
of delivering financial products and services to our customers. We were
particularly impressed with the robust reporting capabilities of TIBCO
iProcess Analytics," added Sguerra.

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"Guardian understands the true benefits of adopting innovative
technologies that improve IT and business efficiencies," said John Stopper,
SVP, North America Financial Services, TIBCO Software. "TIBCO's software
will help to empower Guardian's group insurance business for delivering
greater value to customers and positioning its business for future growth."
About TIBCO
TIBCO Software Inc. is a leading business integration and process
management software company that enables real-time business. Real-time
business is about helping companies become more cost-effective, more agile
and more efficient. TIBCO has delivered the value of real-time business,
what TIBCO calls The Power of Now(R), to over 2,500 customers around the
world and in a wide variety of industries. For more information on TIBCO's
proven enterprise backbone, business integration, business process
management, and business optimization solutions, TIBCO can be reached at
+1-650-846-1000 or on the Web at http://www.tibco.com. TIBCO is headquartered in
Palo Alto, CA.
NOTE: TIBCO, the TIBCO logo, The Power of Now, TIBCO Software,
BusinessWorks, TIBCO iProcess Engine, TIBCO iProcess Analytics and
Staffware are trademarks or registered trademarks of TIBCO Software Inc. in
the United States and/or other countries. All other product and company
names and marks mentioned in this document are the property of their
respective owners and are mentioned for identification purposes only.