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SOA Web Services Journal: BEA Announces Winners of its Liquid Portal Awards

Cypress, Sony Pictures Entertainment and University of Waikato for Outstanding Next Generation Portal Deployment

The “mySPT” portal also includes an Ad Sales Executive Dashboard that is designed to provide senior executives with access to key indicators, including forecasts and revenue breakdown by account executive and advertising agency. The portal is also used by the syndication sales team and can provide users with customized workspaces and 24x7 access to applications, documents, assets, links and other business resources. Most recently, the portal added functionality to support the cable and pay-per-view sales groups. Through the implementation of “mySPT”, the portal is helping contribute to the sale and distribution of television programs developed and produced by SPT.

University of Waikato, New Zealand – “My Papers”

The University of Waikato developed its own online learning management system, where almost all courses offered by the university have Web-based elements. The university selected BEA AquaLogic User Interaction to build iWaikato, the student and staff portal used to provide a collaborative forum for learning, research and administration activities. The core teaching and learning community of iWaikato is “My Papers” that can provide students access to online services and resources for each education course in which they are enrolled in. With an increasingly complex IT environment, the university needed a portal solution to integrate a variety of learning management, online assessment and online enrolment systems plus two legacy portals. Additionally, the university hosts a mixed development environment with the use of Oracle, Java, .NET and open source.

As a result, the organization required a single, open portal framework and deployed the BEA portal to provide faculty, staff and students with a common area to deliver and access resources and services for every course. “MyPapers” has over 12,000 students and 800 faculty members using the application. Through the “My Papers” community, the university can reduce the cost of duplicating technology, help students access information and resources and help faculty manage course requirements, ultimately facilitating and supporting students’ relationship with the university and faculty.

Portal solutions from BEA are designed to help enable employees, customers and partners to work together more efficiently by connecting existing systems with people. BEA provides a broad range of application and portal infrastructure services that are designed to help simplify the development and management and help improve the user effectiveness of portal solutions. For more information, please visit bea.com/portal or register today at bea.com/beaworld to see the products in action at BEAWorld 2006.

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WLDJ News Desk 09/19/06 10:24:21 AM EDT

BEA Systems has announced the winners of its Liquid Portal awards at a pre-BEAWorld conference ceremony. Cypress Semiconductor, Sony Pictures Entertainment and New Zealand?s University of Waikato were recognized for their collaborative portals connecting IT systems and business process. Portal technology continues to be a delivery vehicle for a new generation of composite applications in a marketplace driven by Service-Oriented Architectures (SOA).

j j 09/19/06 07:21:50 AM EDT

BEA Systems has announced the winners of its Liquid Portal awards at a pre-BEAWorld conference ceremony. Cypress Semiconductor, Sony Pictures Entertainment and New Zealand?s University of Waikato were recognized for their collaborative portals connecting IT systems and business process. Portal technology continues to be a delivery vehicle for a new generation of composite applications in a marketplace driven by Service-Oriented Architectures (SOA).

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